21 Fast And Easy Meals With A Real Wow Factor
Let's just agree on one thing right off the bat: there's no way anyone likes spending hours in the kitchen after a long day at work. That's why we made it our mission to come up with fast and easy recipes – forget about fast food or the frozen food aisle! These 21 recipes are super tasty and will be done in no time. We've heard your prayers, and we've answered them, now all you need to do is get ready to relax and enjoy these quick and easy meals!
1. Danish Filet Steaks
You can never go wrong with succulent pork steaks. A mouthwatering example from Denmark involves serving the tender steaks with an exquisite mustard sauce, fresh mushrooms, and crispy roast potatoes — that's certainly enough to get any meat lover excited! As you'll see, those Danes certainly know how to do more than just rødgrød, smørrebrød, and kanelsnegle! Get the recipe for the Danish Filet Steaks.
2. Stuffed Vegetarian Omelet
Stuffed is a great way to describe this egg-potato-cheese bomb, because that's exactly what you'll be if you try to take on this beast by yourself. Whether you eat your breakfast foods first thing in the morning or prefer to save them for dinner, you'll love this omelet stuffed with an ooey, gooey surprise! Get the recipe for the Stuffed Vegetarian Omelet.
3.–7. Easy After-Work Meals
The last thing you want to do when you get home from a long day at work is cook, so we've come up with 5 delicious meals that are fast and easy to make, and require very few ingredients. The amount of time needed to cook these gourmet dishes will have you thinking it's a TV dinner, but the taste will have you and your family thinking you're dining at a Michelin-starred restaurant. Get the recipes for the 5 Easy After-Work Meals.
8. Meat & Potato Bake
One thing's for sure — no matter how many casseroles you've made in your life, there won't have been many that were as quick and easy as the one we're preparing today. The only step that'll take a bit of time is getting the potatoes ready. Otherwise, this really is the perfect dish for people that are either pushed for time or have little experience in the kitchen! Get the recipe for the Meat & Potato Bake.
9.–12. Quick & Nifty One-Pot Pastas
A tough day at work can really take its toll — it's late, you're tired, and, worst of all, your belly's a-rumbling! But before you start scrolling through the speed dial list for your favorite takeout place, you should check out our super quick and easy pasta recipes that only require one pot! Get the recipes for the 4 Quick & Nifty One-Pot Pastas.
13.–15. Stuffed Peppers 3 Ways
Whether you prefer red, green, or yellow, there's no denying that a fresh pepper is hard to beat. And they're so versatile too: raw, fried, baked, steamed – they're all great! We especially love stuffed peppers, and if you were thinking there's only one way to stuff a pepper, you'd be wrong. In fact, we've come up with 3 mouthwatering recipes for stuffed peppers, so let's get started! Get the recipes for the 3 Stuffed Peppers.
16. Potato Breakfast Pizza
There's nothing quite as versatile, beloved, and tasty as the potato. Being one of the largest food crops in the world, it's no wonder there's an endless number of recipes and variations. But in terms of popularity, there's a competitor that comes with an equally large variety of flavors: the pizza. If you ever find yourself trying to decide between these two favorites, you can rest easy! With this recipe, potatoes and pizza finally come together. Get the recipe for the Potato Breakfast Pizza.
17.–18. Breakfast Toast Casseroles
You've most definitely had French toast before, but have you ever had Hawaiian toast? What about German toast? Toast Hawaii is probably the more well-known of the two, and with ham, pineapple, and cheese, it can't miss! German toast, on the other hand, is better suited for the hearty meal lovers amongst us, and thanks to sausage links, sauerkraut, and mustard, that's indeed what you'll get! Whichever dish you choose, you'll love the layered casserole presentation that will let you feed your whole family with one dish. Get the recipes for the Breakfast Toast Casseroles.
19.–21. Puff Pastry Pizza Rings
No, puff pastry doesn't always have to be filled with spinach and then folded into triangles. In fact, the following 3 recipes prove that you can do a whole lot more with the ready-made dough than make pies or appetizers. Plus, sometimes the thing that is missing from a truly great pizza is a flaky crust and healthy veggies! Get the recipes for the 3 Puff Pastry Pizza Rings.
These 21 recipes are proof that there are tons of different ways to make a delicious meal without the need to slave away in the kitchen for hours on end. Most of these dishes don't need much prep at all, which means more time for you to focus on the things and people you love. Just give these fast and easy meals a try and never fret about elaborate recipes after a long day at work again!