Making a healthy, homemade meal for my family is honestly one of my favorite things to do, but some nights there’s zero time for cooking. If you’re like me, you end up at the drive-through or on the phone calling for pizza delivery a lot more often than you’d like. It’s expensive and unhealthy. I’ve learned that when I plan my weekly grocery shopping, I should include one or two meals I can serve with almost zero prep time. If you have a couple of easy no-prep dinners on hand, you’re prepared for anything dinnertime throws at you!
Here are some of the easy no-prep dinners we return to again and again, because we love them!
You can buy ready-made creamy tomato soup at Costco or almost any grocery store, but it’s often too heavy, and low in fresh tomato taste. I like to punch up the prepared soup with extra tomato, basil and pepper. Adding a little cooked orzo makes it a substantial main dish.
Why call for takeout when it takes only ten minutes to turn frozen wontons into a soup that’s both flavorful and filling? I usually have all the ingredients for this soup in my freezer and pantry.
Everybody loves a cheesy, tomato-ey baked pasta. This dish could not be easier to throw together using frozen or fresh prepared tortellini.
P.F. Chang’s chicken fried rice with edamame, carrots and onions is a frozen meal that makes the whole family happy. Top it with some homemade roasted chili oil or sweet chili sauce, and it’s even better. Bonus: you don’t have to thaw it before cooking.
This pot roast recipe is made with seasoned tri-tip and requires almost no prep. It does require eight hours of slow cooking. If you throw this in the Crock-Pot in the a.m., you will have a tasty, beautiful dinner when you get home.