I had a night the other night where I didn't have a dinner plan in my mind, so I headed to the pantry. I knew I had sausage and rice, so after looking around for ingredients that would complement those, I decided to make a quick and easy jambalaya. It should be said that this is not really a traditional jambalaya; there is no seafood or chicken and it doesn't start with the complete foundational onions, celery, and bell peppers. With that being said, this recipe is still pretty yummy and you can add pretty much any additional ingredients you'd
If you've got veggies and a protein, you can make stir fry! Stir fries are quick and they're great because you can basically use whatever you have on hand. Really, you just can't go wrong with a bowl full of veggies. And it'll be way better than takeout! See more frugal recipes!
Everytime I make this quick breakfast casserole everyone asks for the recipe. It's so easy that it's almost embarrassing when I hand it over. This is an easy breakfast idea that will be on your menu time and time again! And, it's a make ahead breakfast recipe - winning!
Perfect for parties, this quick dip features comforting flavors with chili, guacamole and cheese. It's great for movie night, the big game or when guests drop in and you need something tasty, yet fast. —Martha Blonde, Lansing, Michigan Skip links
Green olives complement this cheesy, pizza-like bread from Ivy Laffoon of Ceres, California. With very few ingredients, it’s packed with flavor. Serve it as an appetizer or alongside pasta, soup or salad for a mouthwatering meal.—Ivy J Laffoon, Ceres, California Skip links
Mom knew how to easily round out a meal with this crisp, cheesy garlic toast. We gobbled it up when she served it alongside of slaw or salad...and used it to soak up gravy from her stew, too. Skip links
This dessert can be assembled in a snap and cooks up in minutes, making it a delectable dessert for unexpected guests. You'll love it served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped topping. —Suzie Salle, Renton, Washington Skip links
This four-ingredient caramel dip is so simple and yummy. People always want to know how long I slaved over the stove to prepare it and are amazed to find that I made it in the microwave. When large marshmallows aren’t on hand, I substitute 2 cups of mini marshmallows instead. –Becky Heiner, West Valley City, Utah Skip links
Refrigerated crescent rolls let you make these fruit-filled pastries in a hurry. My family loves these turnovers for breakfast, but they’re so delicious, they’d be welcome any time of the day. Feel free to experiment with other pie fillings as well. —Elleen Oberrueter, Danbury, Iowa Skip links
Every year around this time, I'll make this bread for my family. I've also given it as a homemade gift. It's pretty wrapped in colored foil or put in a tin. —Karen Grimes, Stephens City, Virginia Skip links