What to Cook When You’re Too Tired to Cook

Posted: August 22, 2021 10:48 am

Dinner is a must. Every single night, you need something to eat in order to refuel after the day’s done. At the same time, dinner can be tough to bring out night after night. This is particularly true for people like working professionals who spend hours away from home on the road. You want something tasty and delicious. You also want it as soon as possible. Fortunately, there are many recipes that make it possible to do all this and even more. Now is the time to get it all place. You’ll find many varied recipes that let you avoid a long time in the kitchen. This collection of fabulous dinner recipes are ideal when you’re tired or you’d just rather do something else at night.

Pasta is Great

Pasta is one of those staples every cook should have on hand at all times. Pasta is endlessly versatile. You can serve it hot or chill it for hours beforehand on a hot summer evening. You can opt for many types of pasta that will please a single person or work just right for a large gathering. Pasta also serves as background for almost anything you like. It’s light and yet it’s also got enough heft to keep you filled up. These pasta recipes are a good option when you want a real meal right now.

Spaghetti With Garlic and Olive Oil

One of the greatest things about making pasta is you can keep it very simple. That’s the key to this recipe for Spaghetti With Garlic and Olive Oil. Garlic naturally combines with olive oil in a sauce that is remarkably subtle and yet full of incredible flavor at the same time. Chili flakes perk it up and make the whole thing come together. Top it with parsley flakes and Parmesan cheese for a dish that is classic and elegant. This a good option for those warm summer months when you want to eat outside.

15 Minute Chicken Pasta

Chicken, pasta, tomato sauce and a dollop of cheesy mozzarella are a natural combination. This one brings all of them together in a single meal. This one is good for when you’re pressed for time on a weekend or a weekday and you need to move fast. Try this 15 Minute Chicken Pasta anytime. There’s only a little prep work involved. You can get the entire family to participate at the same time and help out. Once everything is ready all you need to do is get it all set up and it’s there a few minutes later.

Tomato Bacon Pasta

Another great thing about pasta is how well in works with so many other ingredients. Bacon, pasta and tomatoes are a very good idea. This Tomato Bacon Pasta is good for when you want something that is familiar with just a bit of a twist. It’s a useful base from which you can other things if you like. The basic recipe has tomato sauce and bacon. Then you can bring in any additional flavors to round out the entire dish. That is one recipe that allows to tweak it to your personal tastes.

Cheeseburger Pasta Skillet

If you’re on a budget, pasta is a great option as it is relatively inexpensive. You can also jazz it up to your personal tastes. This is the secret behind this Cheeseburger Pasta Skillet. Hot dog relish is the secret ingredient that perks up the entire dish. That’s a touch of mustard and some dill pickles. The rest goes into the pot. Serve this one hot for a soothing thing to eat on a cold day. It also works well when you are sitting down to a fast dinner on a relaxing August evening.

Heartier Options

Fast doesn’t have to mean settling for less. You can get all the protein you need and enjoy something that is full of protein at the same time. These luscious main courses are good for when you’re searching for a main course for two or more people. They’re also just right for a single person. Quick single person recipes let you make use of items you already have on hand. That’s a good way to use up everything in your fridge. These are good options for those who want to save money on food bills.

Chicken Cutlets & Zucchini Noodles with Creamy Tomato Sauce

Chicken is one of those proteins that works so well under so many circumstances. This Chicken Cutlets & Zucchini Noodles with Creamy Tomato Sauce is ready in only twenty minutes. Zucchini serves as the base. A quick sauce made of onions, white wine, heavy cream and tomatoes amps up the layers of flavor. That is why so many people like this one. The whole thing makes full use of easy ingredients that need little prep time to bring to the table at night fast.

Cabbage and Meatball Soup

Soup is an incredible option for anyone. Soups are remarkably versatile and easy. You don’t have to spend a lot of time at the stove to get a good soup ready for your dinner. This Cabbage and Meatball Soup is the perfect soup recipe when you’re in a hurry. Cabbage is a hearty vegetable that can bring in the kind of flavor you’re going to appreciate. Other vegetables such as carrots bring in color and additional yumminess. The ground beef meatballs can be plopped in the entire broth for something that is really delicious.

Steak Salad with Shallot Vinaigrette

Steak forms the base of this recipe. As a combination of a salad and a main course, it serves many needs at the same time. It works good cold but you can also keep the meat hot. You’ll find it easy to get everything together if you have it all on hand before you start. Ingredients like mustard and red wine are two of several flavors you can use to make this one at home any time you like. The Steak Salad with Shallot Vinaigrette does so much so well.

Glazed Honey Balsamic Pork Chops

Pork chops are an easy way to feed a single person or get ready for a crowd. There are many great things about pork chops. They take flavor with ease. They also cook quickly. This delightful recipe for Glazed Honey Balsamic Pork Chops combines honey and balsamic vinegar for a sauce that takes under thirty minutes to prepare. The sweetness of the sauce combines with the mellow tones of the pork for something you can enjoy any time of the year. Pair it with your favorite wine and add a nice vegetable side dish.

Vegetarian Options

Vegetables are just right for when you want to get your last meal of the day up and running in now time. Simple vegetarian recipes need only a bit of prep work to come to life. That is one way to have something to eat that is not only going to taste good but also going to bring in the nutrition you need. It’s also a good way to keep to a budget. Many kinds of vegetables are inexpensive and make it possible to stretch your food budget all year long.

Indian Chickpeas With Poached Eggs

Chickpeas are one staple food that takes on almost anything you eat with it. All you need is about five minutes of prep time with this recipe for Indian Chickpeas With Poached Eggs. Use canned chickpeas and drain. Then you can add a few simple ingredients. Garlic, pepper, chilis, onions, cumin, tomatoes and a few other spices bring this one into something that’s very much out of the ordinary. The poached egg adds something for added bite. Make this one quickly at night and you’ll have the fiber your body needs for the entire day.

Soy and Butter Braised Mushrooms

Mushrooms are all about that wonderful umami flavor profile. This mushroom recipe for Soy and Butter Braised Mushrooms is yours to make as a main course or a wonderful side dish. Soy is the base for the dish. Butter brings out a rounded flavor that makes this one pop in the mouth. Ginger and chili perk up the whole thing. Add a bit of sugar to create a welcome softness that allows this dish to shine. Serve it over rice and you have a complete and enjoyable vegetarian meal.

Spicy Kale and Coconut Fried Rice

Fried rice is one of those things that everyone should know how to cook. This recipe for Spicy Kale and Coconut Fried Rice makes it easy to take your plans for fried rice in brand new direction. You’ll be delighted at how well the rice merges with the kale and the coconut. This is one way to go for Asian inspired flavors without overdoing it. You can even bring vegan if you’re really in the mood. All you have to do is leave off the egg and make the recipe as directed.

One Pan Vegetable Lasagna

Lasagna is the star of the show in this One Pan Vegetable Lasagna recipe. Varied vegetables combine with layers of pasta sheets. You don’t need a lot of effect or a culinary background to make this one work out just right. There are several types of vegetables shown in this recipe. You can also make your own and add a specific spin that you like. Clean up is easy when you’re finished and ready for the rest of the night. That makes this an easy and excellent recipe for those really busy nights.

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