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42 Quick and Easy Recipes

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The editors here at RecipeLion know how much you like free, quick and easy recipes. After a long day, quick and easy recipes get dinner on the table with minimal fuss and time left over for relaxing, playing with the kids or household duties. Find the 42 favorite RecipeLion quick and easy recipes in this collection, compiled by the editors and divided by category for your convenience. These are the absolute best recipes we could find in your favorite categories, from shrimp to Mexican food to banana bread. Find thrifty quick and easy ground beef recipes, quick and easy pasta recipes and of course, easy and quick dessert recipes to indulge the sweet tooth.

Quick and Easy Recipes Table of Contents

Quick and Easy Soup Recipes Quick and Easy Pork Recipes Easy and Quick Dessert Recipes
Quick and Easy Recipes: Chicken Quick and Easy Shrimp Recipes Quick and Easy Banana Bread Recipes
Quick and Easy Meatloaf Recipes Quick and Easy Pasta Recipes Quick and Easy Mexican Recipes
Quick and Easy Beef Recipes Quick and Easy Recipes: Kids Quick and Easy Italian Recipes
Quick and Ground Beef Recipes Quick and Easy Vegetarian Recipes  



Quick and Easy Soup Recipes

Quick Potato Soup- The best quick and easy soup recipes use leftover ingredients for a quick lunch or dinner. This soup uses leftover mashed potatoes.  

Quick Lemon Rice Soup- With kale, rice and a splash of lemon, this is a super-healthy, vegetarian soup that can be thrown together and cooked in 15 minutes.

Easy Corn Chowder- This corn chowder can be made in the slow cooker or on the stove top with fresh or canned corn.


Quick and Easy Recipes: Chicken

Quick & Easy Tarragon Chicken- The subtle spice and deep color of tarragon makes it a start ingredientsin this favorite of quick and easy recipes. Chicken thighs or drumsticks and can also be used.

Quick and Easy Chicken Casserole- Classic chicken and noodles become a tasty casserole in this quick and easy chicken recipe.

Chicken and Rice with Gravy- Couscous is on the best grains for a last minute meal as it cooks in only 5 minutes. This fancy chicken dish with couscous is quite easy to prepare.  


Quick and Easy Meatloaf Recipes

Barbecue Meatloaf- Homemade or package BBQ sauce adds the finishing touch to the simplest of quick and easy meatloaf recipes.

Ground Turkey Meatloaf- For a healthy meatloaf without all the fuss, give this turkey meatloaf a try.

Classic Meatloaf- This classic meatloaf, made with beef or turkey, is flavored with catsup and Worcestershire. Oats provide the stability and help to quickly thrown everything together.  


Quick and Easy Beef Recipes

Asian Beef Noodles- Forget Chinese take-out and make this quick and easy beef dish in less time than delivery.

Beef and Mushrooms- Make this beef and mushroom dish in the slow cooker for the simplest of quick and easy beef recipes.

Beef with Green Peppers- This stir-fry recipe is mild for those that do not like strong Asian flavors, while the technique makes it very quick.


Quick and Easy Ground Beef Recipes

Campbell's Minestrone Hamburger Soup- Use a mixture of canned soups and other ingredients to create a hearty meal for the whole family.

Texas Beef Skillet- Turned ground beef into a delicious one-pot meal with this tex-mex recipe.  

Quick Spaghetti Beef Soup- This hearty soup is the reader favorite of quick and easy ground beef recipes.


Quick and Easy Pork Recipes

7-Minute Balsamic Pork Stir Fry- Our favorite of the quick and easy pork recipes, a quick stir-fry with sliced pork and whatever seasonal vegetables you have on hand is a super-simple meal anytime.

Easy Stuffed Pork Chops – Instead of baking stuffed pork chops, cook quickly in the skillet for a fast preparation.

Pork Cacciatore- This easy recipe cooks pork pieces in prepared sauce. Serve over spaghetti.


Quick and Easy Shrimp Recipes

Quick Shrimp Pasta- Fresh shrimp only take a minute to cook in a hot skillet. Tossed with cooked pasta, this is the ultimate in quick and easy shrimp recipes.

Dilled Shrimp- Fresh and fragrant dill is the basis for this quick shrimp recipe.

Shrimp Fried Rice- Enjoy this favorite takeout dish in your own home.


Quick and Easy Pasta Recipes

Quick Pasta Primavera- The simplest quick and easy pasta recipes use whatever vegetable are on hand.

Spinach Sauce Pasta- Use your favorite pasta and toss with cooked spinach for a quick meal.  This recipe gives suggested additions, including sun-dried tomatoes and olives.

Vegetarian Tex-Mex Macaroni- Make a quick yet hearty meal pasta with this thrifty macaroni dish.


Quick and Easy Recipes: Kids

Rice Krispies Treats- These easy no-bake bars are a classic of quick and easy recipes. Kids love them!

Homestyle Sloppy Joes- Sloppy joes are a classic kid-friendly dish and they are so easy to make.

Amazing Jello Fruit Roll-Ups- Get kids to eat more fruit with this all-natural, sugarless alternative to packaged fruit snacks.


Quick and Easy Vegetarian Recipes

Almond, Quinoa and Shiitake Stir Fry- Whip together a quick, vegetarian meal with protein rich quinoa.

Sweet Potato Stew with Orange Juice and Black Beans- Protein and fiber rich black beans make this a winner of quick and easy vegetarian recipes.

Vegan Taco Filling- Even vegans can enjoy quick and easy tacos. Vegetarian ground beef replacement is available in the frozen foods section of most supermarkets.


Easy and Quick Dessert Recipes

Choco Coco No Bake Cookies- Being no-bake and full of chocolate, these are the ultimate in quick and easy dessert recipes.

Upside-Down Grape Pie- Who knew a pie could be so easy? With bisquick, fresh fruit pie is a snap!

Quick and Chewy Crescent Bars- Use refrigerated crescent rolls to create an easy dessert with coconut and pecan.


Quick and Easy Banana Bread Recipes

Banana Bread- This classic banana bread recipe uses oil and buttermilk for easy mixing.

Banana Sticky Buns- Our favorite of the quick and easy banana bread recipe, try making banana buns with the help of Bisquick for a twist.

Quick-Bread Banana Bread- This easy banana bread uses quick bread mix and cream cheese.


Quick and Easy Mexican Recipes

Mexican Pork Chops and Beans – Baked in an oven bag, all the flavors of this dish come together in about a half hour.

Quick Chicken Mole- Mole, made with unsweetened cocoa powder and other spices, is a classic of quick and easy Mexican dishes.

Impossible Beef Enchilada Pie- Bisquick helps turn this classic Mexican dish into a quick and easy meal.  


Quick and Easy Italian Recipes

Garlic Basil Tomato Pie- Use packaged crescent rolls to help you create an Italian-inspired meal with an American twist in your kitchen.

Angel Hair & Chicken Pomodoro- This is the readers’ favorite for quick and easy Italian recipes. With ripe roma tomatoes and fresh basil, we can see why!

Italian Stuffed Cabbage- This easy, vegetarian recipe is cooked in the microwave in around 10 minutes.



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