10 Shortcut Dinners

Hectic weeknight + hungry family? Keep your cool with these semi-homemade meals. See how rotisserie chicken, frozen ravioli and more pre-prepped staples can help you get dinner done in half the time!

Part of: Rush Hour Recipes (Busy Mom)

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Donna's Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

The perfect vehicle for store-bought rotisserie chicken, this creamy casserole will become your new weeknight go-to. Just mix, assemble and bake!

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Ravioli Lasagna with Ricotta

Combine meat or veggie ravioli with pantry staples like cheese and spaghetti sauce, and boom: Dinner's ready in 30 minutes or less!

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Spicy Bistro Steak Subs

Roast beef to the rescue! Not your typical deli fare, this hearty sandwich will satisfy even the heartiest appetites. A healthy splash of dark beer gives it extra oomph.

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Simple Tuna Noodle Casserole

It's hard to believe just four simple ingredients can create such a delicious (and fast!) meal. The best part about canned tuna? It's ready to roll whenever you are.

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Pineapple Barbecued Meatballs

An unexpected twist on a classic dinner option, these sweet and tangy meatballs are to-die-for with rice or noodles.

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Slow-Cooker Chicken & Bean Soup

All hail the slow cooker: It makes it a breeze to prepare healthy-yet-hearty meals for the busiest of weeknights! Use store-bought rotisserie chicken to make this crowd-pleasing soup even easier.

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Mama’s Best Ever Spaghetti & Meatballs

This classic Italian-American dish can be as simple or fancy as you want it to be, thanks to Ragu sauce.

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The Very Best Salisbury Steak

The ultimate burger meets steak in this outrageous dinner recipe. Make some extra sauce and freeze it for the next time you're craving it.

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Chicken n' Spinach Pasta Bake

In the mood for Italian? This easy one-dish pasta dinner is a snap to pull together thanks to precooked chicken and frozen spinach.

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Skillet Frank n' Beans

Campfire fare anytime of the year! Your family will adore this sweet and tangy pork and beans dinner, and you'll love how simple it is to get it on the table.

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