I need a quick easy recipe with simple ingredients for dinner tonight.?

Something different and easy (Peanut Butter and Jelly or grilled cheese answers are not necessary)


Open to anything. Meat, Vegatable, Potato, Pasta, Healthy, Indulgent...whatever! Thank you so much!!

11 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Favorite E-Z recipes you might want to try.

    Good Luck & enjoy.


    (And more variations of recipe)

    (My personal favorites….using this recipe

    are the ‘wings & ribs….ummm good!)

    4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts

    1 cup catsup

    1 12oz. can cola (pepsi, coke, etc.)

    Put chicken in a non-stick pan.

    Mix together catsup and cola, pour over chicken.

    Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and cook 45 minutes.

    (turning chicken a few times, while cooking...to prevent from sticking to pan)

    Uncover, turn up the heat and continue to cook until the sauce

    becomes thick and adheres to the chicken.

    It turns into the most incredible BBQ sauce. Yummmm!

    You can double the recipe and use more pieces of

    chicken....wings...would be ideal...add some hot sauce....presto "Hot Wings"!

    I have used Ribs, just as good.

    I tried this recipe with 'meatballs'....was equally

    as good...served over rice.

    I found another variation.....omit the catsup and add a small jar of Salsa (any variety).

    I have tried using Salsa (omitting the catsup....not).

    You'd think a recipe with only '3' ingredients couldn't be messed up....wouldn't you??

    Well...while I was preparing to fix the 'Cola Chicken' recipe

    using Salsa.....I was also trying to carry on a conversation with my

    husband...(just proves...I can't do two things at once)....mixed Salsa & Catsup (before I realized I was supposed to leave out the catsup) & Cola........still turned out really tasty (to me)...might be a little sweeter than some of you like.

    I fixed chicken wings, (using the above recipe)

    but...I added the spices from a MILD (I don't care for "HOT") Buffalo Wings packet...(the kind you get to bake in the oven).....I thought it was really good.....(but you/I can't find a 'bad' way to fix chicken).

    Finally....!! I fixed the 'SALSA' chicken......that's good , too.

    Another (bright)idea.....I thought of trying......replace the

    catsup with a bottle of Shrimp Cocktail Sauce...and add a bag of (pop corn) shrimp.....!

    Fixed the shrimp with cocktail sauce......eh...wasn't all that

    great...was OK...probably won't be fixing it again.

    Also tried beef stew cuts......that was pretty good.....I can see

    myself making this again.

    Served both over rice.....think the stew cuts would have been just as

    good over noodles.

    Gonna try some butterfly cut pork chopes…..or boneless chops…or pork steaks……should be good!

    Try little cocktail wieners/sausages…for appetizers…..pork chops….pork steaks. (Maybe Vienna Sausages??)


    1 1/3 cups French’s Original French Fried Onions

    4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves

    1 egg, beaten


    Onions in a plastic bag.


    Chicken in egg


    With onion crumbs, press firmly to adhere to chicken.


    Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

    Place chicken on lightly greased baking pan.

    Sprinkle with additional onion crumbs, if desired.

    Bake for 20 minutes or until no longer pink in center.

    Mushroom Chicken

    4 boneless/skinless chicken breast (or any pieces you like)

    1 can cream of mushroom soup.

    1 can water

    Place chicken in crock pot (or sauce pan for stove top cooking)

    mix soup & 1 can of water together

    pour over chicken

    cook on medium heat until boiling then reduce heat and cook until chicken is really tender & falling apart.

    Serve over noodles or rice or dressing....or???


    Your choice of beef or pork (to fit crock-pot)

    1 pkg. dry Ranch dressing mix

    1 pkg. dry Italian dressing mix

    1 pkg. dry Brown Gravy mix

    1 cup water

    Put beef in pot.

    Mix together all the dry mixes….then add water …pour over meat and cover & cook on high 4-6 hours.

    Until meat is tender.

    The first time I mad it I didn’t have the Italian Dressing mix….so I added a pkg. of Onion Soup Mix….I have to say I liked that better.

    If you use more water you might want to add more Brown Gravy mix….to make a thicker sauce. Was gonna add

    potatoes and carrots…but never got around to it.



    1/2 lb. ground beef1/2 lb. bacon

    1 chopped onion

    Brown in skillet and drain excess grease.


    16 oz. can Red Kidney Beans (drained)

    24 oz. can Pork & Beans (drained)

    1/2 cup white sugar

    1/2 cup dark brown sugar

    1/4 cup Catsup

    2 TBLS. Molasses

    1/2 tsp. dry mustard

    Mix Thoroughly !

    Cook in a crock pot until...hot...hot...hot!

    Kreamy Kool-Aid Pie

    1-(6 g) package un sweetened Kool-Aid powdered drink mix

    1-(14 oz.)can sweetened condensed milk

    1-(8 oz)container Cool Whip frozen whipped topping, thawed.

    1-(9 inch) Graham Cracker Pie Crust (or Cookie crust)

    Cool Whip for top (optional)

    1. In a medium bowl mix Kool-Aid and condensed milk, thoroughly.

    2. Fold in Cool Whip.

    4. If desired, spread more Cool Whip on top.

    5. Chill for a minimum of 4 hours.

    I’ve used: Strawberry…Cherry…Lemon-lime (Key-Lime Pie)….Lemonade (Lemon Pie…might add some yellow food coloring for a more lemony look.)

    E-Z Cake Recipes

    NO EGGS, NO OIL, NO WATER .......JUST 1 12oz. SODA AND Cake MIX.









    Your choice of frostings or use cool whip.



    Melt 1 stick butter

    Add 1/2 cup nuts and 1 cup flour.

    Press into bottom of lightly greased 9 x 13 baking pan. Bake 20 minutes at 350 degrees.


    Blend together 1 8oz. package cream cheese and 1 cup sugar. Fold in 1/2 small tub Cool Whip. Mix well.


    Mix together until mixture begins to thicken:

    1 large package vanilla instant pudding & 1 large package instant chocolate pudding with 3 cups milk.

    Spread on middle layer and chill to set. Spread remaining cool whip on top & garnish with nuts & grated chocolate if desired.



    1 pound bag of Oreo’s

    1 large box of instant vanilla pudding

    1 small container of Cool Whip

    1 Tablespoon powdered sugar


    1.) Crush 3/4 bag of Oreo’s and spread in 9 x 13 baking dish.

    2.) Make pudding as directed on package.

    3.) Add Cool Whip & sugar, spread over crushed Oreo’s.

    4.) Crush remaining Oreo’s and sprinkle on top of pudding mixture. Refrigerate.

    Banana Pudding

    I usually double the recipe....never any left-overs.



    Use instant Banana pudding or vanilla pudding fix by directions on box.

    Cool Whip...add to pudding mix thoroughly.

    Vanilla wafers

    Toasted coconut.

    Line serving dish with a layer of vanilla wafers (a row up the sides of dish, also.)

    Add a layer of sliced of bananas

    Gently cover with a layer of 1/2 pudding mixture.

    Make a second layer of wafers, bananas & pudding.

    Top with some toasted coconut and/or crushed vanilla wafers.

    Mock Ice Cream Sandwiches

    2 whole graham crackers

    Cool Whip

    Spread a thin layer of Cool Whip on 1 whole cracker….top with remaining cracker….freeze.

    Make several at a time.

    Melt some chocolate and drizzle over top before freezing.

    If you like these recipes……

    Find more quick – simple – E-Z – few ingredient….recipes…at E-Z Cookin’ group:


    Lots of interesting ‘stuff’ in files & links…come join & check it out.

    Pat in Indiana….


  • 1 decade ago

    My favorite recipie is

    2 boneless chicken brest per person. I use 4

    1 cup of bulls eye BBQ sauce (you can get it at walmart)

    1/4 cup of worchestershire sauce

    1/4 cup of veg oil

    1/4 tsp garlic powder

    a pinch of parsley


    you won't beable to mix into a complete paste due to the oil but try yourbest.

    Let the chicken marinate for about an hour or longer if you like

    Pre heat overn to 350 and bake for 45 mins in a glass dish.

    Don't forget to butter or PAM the dish. (I have done this lol.)

    When there is about 15 mins left I throw on some shredded cheese.

    It goes best with mashed potatoes and green beans.

    Hope all goes well for you.

    This is a easy recipie, it was the first meal I ever cooked on my own.

  • 1 decade ago

    My mom used to make this when I was a kid and now it's my husband's favorite! It's really easy to make, reheats well, and you can even combine everything and bake later. The beautiful thing about this recipe is that you can just add more potatoes, chicken, and sausage if you need to feed more people. You really only need as much Italian dressing as will cover everything in the pan.

    Italian Chicken, Potatoes, and Sausage

    10 small red potatoes, cut into chunks

    6-7 Boneless, skinless chicken thighs (you can also use breasts, but don't cook it as long)

    6 Italian sausage, cut into pieces(I like to use turkey Italian sausage)

    1 bottle of viva seven seas Italian salad dressing (you can use any Italian dressing, as long as it's not creamy, but the seven seas is my favorite)

    1. Heat oven to 325 F

    2. Boil the potatoes until soft, then cool slightly

    3. Combine chicken, sausage, potatoes, and Italian dressing in a 13x9 glass baking dish

    4. Bake for about 45 minutes or until chicken reaches 165 F, stirring occasionally.

    For extra yummyness, I like to put it under the broiler for the last 5 minutes. It makes the potatoes crunchy.

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  • 1 decade ago


    4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded to 1/2 inch thickness

    1 tablespoon olive oil

    1/4 cup barbecue sauce

    1/4 cup Hormel real bacon pieces

    1/2 cup diced tomatoes

    1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


    Season chicken breasts with pepper. Heat the oil in a large non-stick pan over medium high heat. Add the chicken and cook on both sides until done. Place chicken on a baking sheet and top with barbecue sauce, bacon pieces, tomatoes and cheese.

    Place in oven and broil just long enough for cheese to melt.

  • 1 decade ago

    When I am pushed for time, yet I want to eat something good I always go for a hearty salad. Try making a taco salad. All you need is 1 lettuce head (cheaper than buying the shredded lettuce in the bag), taco seasoning mix, either 1 lb. of ground beef or shredded chicken, and all the ingredients you love. Follow the directions on the seasoning packet for the meat you choose. I like to top mine with cheese, crushed nacho cheese doritos and Catalina dressing. Good stuff and it definitely makes for some good leftovers!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    If you like seafood, get some blackened seasoning and sprinkle generously on a nice fat tuna steak or some salmon and either pan sear it or grill it. Have a tossed salad and dinner rolls, some rice pilaf and spinach seasoned with a little olive oil and garlic powder.


    Saute' about 4 large cloves of garlic, minced in a little olive oil, Put two large cans of crushed tomatoes in the pot (I love to use Parmalat Pomi in the containers..taste great, or redpack brand). Some crushed red pepper flakes, to taste and a few leaves of fresh basil (also to taste). Simmer for about 30 minutes and then throw in shrimp and scallops and cook only until the fish is cooked through and tender. you don't want to over cook them. Serve over Ziti with fresh grated cheese and fresh black pepper. Have a side salad and bread of course.

  • 1 decade ago

    You will need one hour to totally prepare this, but it is simple and an easy clean up.

    Shake and Bake Pork Chops

    Scalloped Potatoes

    Corn on the Cob

    Apple Pie & Vanilla Ice Cream

  • 1 decade ago

    Skillet Baked Ziti

    To complete this recipe in 30 minutes, preheat your oven before assembling your ingredients. If your skillet is not ovensafe, transfer the pasta mixture into a shallow 2-quart casserole dish before sprinkling with the cheese and baking. Packaged pre-shredded mozzarella is a real time-saver here. Penne can also be used here.

    Serves 4

    1 tablespoon olive oil

    6 garlic cloves , minced

    1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

    Table salt and ground black pepper

    1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes

    3 cups water

    12 ounces ziti (3 3/4 cups)

    1/2 cup heavy cream

    1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

    1/4 cup minced fresh basil leaves

    1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

    Making the Minutes Count: Measure the water and the pasta before you begin cooking. Prep the Parmesan and basil while the pasta cooks.

    1. Heat Oven: Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 475 degrees.

    2. Simmer Ziti: Combine oil, garlic, pepper flakes, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in 12-inch, ovensafe nonstick skillet and sauté over medium-high heat until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add crushed tomatoes, water, ziti, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cover and cook, stirring often and adjusting heat as needed to maintain vigorous simmer, until ziti is almost tender, 15 to 18 minutes.

    3. Add Cheese and Bake: Stir in cream, Parmesan, and basil. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle mozzarella evenly over ziti. Transfer skillet to oven and bake until cheese has melted and browned, about 10 minutes. Serve.


    Carnival Jambalaya- done

    Makes 12 (1-cup) servings.

    Prep Time: 5 minutes

    Cook Time: 25 minutes


    5 cups water

    1/4 cup oil (optional)

    2 packages Zatarain's® Jambalaya Mix

    1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed

    1 pound smoked sausage, sliced 1/4-inch thick

    1/2 cup sliced green onions (optional)


    1. Bring water and oil to boil in large saucepan. Stir in Rice Mixes, chicken and sausage; return to boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 25 minutes or until rice is tender.

    2. Remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Sprinkle with green onions before serving.

    Variation: 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled, deveined and halved crosswise, may be added to rice mixture after 10 minutes of cooking time. Continue as directed.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Here are my fav. recipes: (including a beverage, main dish, a side dish, and dessert)



    *Strawberry Smoothie:

    Makes 8 servings

    Essential Equipment: Blender


    *4 cups strawberries

    *2 cups milk

    *4 containers strawberry yogurt


    1. Reserve 4 strawberries for the garnish. Cut out the hull. 'or "cap", from the remaining strawberries w/ the point of a paring knife.

    2. Place the strawberries, milk, and yogurt in a blender. Cover and blend on high speed for 30 seconds or until it's smooth.

    3. Pour mixtures into glasses. Garnish each with a strawberry

    (Add sugar until it's sweet enough for you)



    *Fettuccine Alfredo:

    The recipe I'm giving you makes 6 servings. Cook: 15 Mins.

    Essential Equipment: Dutch oven (about 4-quart size); medium saucepan (about 2-quart size)

    *8 ounces uncooked fettuccine

    *1/2 cup (1 stick) margarine or butter

    *1/2 cup whipping (heavy) cream

    *3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

    *1/2 teaspoon salt

    *Dash of pepper

    *Chopped fresh parsley


    _1. Fill the dutch oven half full of water. Add 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Cover & heat over high heat until the water is boiling rapidly. Add the fettuccine. Heat to boiling again. Boil uncovered 11 to 13 min., stirring frequently, until tender. To test fettuccine for doneness, cut a strand of fettuccine on the side of the dutch oven. While fettuccine is cooking, continue with the recipe to make the Alfredo sauce.

    _2.Heat the Margarine & whipping cream in the saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly, until margarine is melted. Stir in the cheese, salt & pepper until the mixture is smooth.

    _3.Drain the fettuccine in a strainer or colander, & place in a large serving bowl or back in the dutch oven. Poor the sauce over the hot fettuccine, & stir until fettuccine is well coated. Sprinkle with parsley.



    *Garlic Bread:

    The recipe I am giving you makes about 18 slices. Bake: 20 mins.

    Essential Equipement:

    Heavy duty aluminum foil

    *1 clove garlic or 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

    *1/3 cup of magarine or butter @ room temp.

    *1 loaf (1 pond) french bread


    _1.Heat the oven to 400 degrees.

    _2.Peel & finely chop the garlic. Mix the garlic & margaine.

    _3.Cut the bread crosswise into 1-inch slices. Spread margarine mixture over 1 side of each bread slice. Reeasemble the loaf, & wrap securley in heavy duty aluminum foil.

    _4.Bake 15 to 20 mins. or until hot.




    This makes 9 servings. Refrigerate for 4 hours.

    Essential Equipement:

    Electric Mixer or hand beater; 8-inch square pan or 9-inch round pan.

    *1 cup whipping (heavy) cream

    *1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese

    *1/2 cup powdered sugar

    *2 tablespoons light rum extract or 1/2 teaspoon rum extract

    *1 package (3 ounces) lady fingers (12 ladyfingers)

    *1/2 cup cold prepared espresso

    *2 teaspoons baking cocoa

    *Cherries with stems (if desired)


    _1.pour whipping cream into a medium bowl, & place in fridge to chill. the cream will whip better in a cold fridge.

    _2.beat the cream cheese & powdered sugar in another medium bowl w/ the electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Beat the rum on low speed, & set aside.

    _3.beat the whipping cream on high speed until stiff peaks form. Gently spoon the whipped cream onto the cream cheese mixer. To fold together; use a rubber spatula to cut down vertically through the mixtures, then slide the spatula across the bottom of the bowl & up the side, turning the mixtures over.Rotate the bowl 1/4 turn, & repeat this down-across-up motion.Continue mixing in this way just until ingredients are blended.

    _4.Split each ladyfinger horzontally in half. Arrange half of them, cut sides up, over the bottom of the ungreased pan. Drizzle 1/4 cup of the cold espresso over the ladyfingers. Spread half of the cream cheese mixture over ladyfingers.

    _5.Arrange the remaining ladyfingers,cuts sides up, over the cream cheese mixture. Drizzle the remaining cup of cold espresso, & spread the remaining cream cheese mixture.

    _6.Sprinkle the cocoa over the top of the dessert. If you have a small strainer, place the cocoain the strainer & shake it over the dessert. Otherwise. Shake the cocoa from a spoon. Cover & refrigerate for about 4 hours. If you want to, you can garnish each serving with a cherry.

    *Hope This Helps*

  • 1 decade ago

    make like Mac and cheese or something make some soup

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