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11 Quick & Easy Pantry Recipes

Weeknight cooking: It's never quite effortless but it can be simple. With the help of a few basic pantry and freezer staples, you can whip up the following clever combos in mere minutes.

Mac & Cheese Quesadillas

Six minutes and 3-ingredients are all you need for this ultimate mash-up dinner.

Salmon Pilaf With Green Onions

Skinless salmon cooks up fast — and even faster when it's cut into bite-sized chunks. This sweet and tangy Asian preparation takes just eight minutes in the skillet to cook.

Tomato & Spinach Tortellini Soup

Feed your family, feed your soul — this comforting Italian soup can be on the table in just 30 minutes and pairs perfectly with your favorite crusty bread.

Easy Beef Pasta

Macaroni pasta, canned tomatoes and garlic cloves work wonders as a recipe base — and only get better when you add ground beef and Parmesan cheese to the mix.

Pork Chops & Rice

When it comes to simplicity, it's hard to beat a three-ingredient dinner. Once you brown the pork chops, it's only a matter of combining everything together and popping it in the oven.

One-Pot Chicken & Peppers

Basic doesn't have to mean bland. The secret to this dish's amazing flavor is a generous squeeze of bright lemon juice. For additional servings, just double up the recipe and tack on a few minutes to the cooking time.

Simple Shrimp Stir Fry

Frozen shrimp is a busy mom's best friend: It keeps for months and cooks up in minutes. For this healthy dish, feel free to toss in whatever veggies you have in your fridge.

Cheeseburger Quiche

If your family is craving something hearty, this easy (as in only four steps!) cheeseburger pie will do the trick: It's beefy, cheesy and oh-so comforting.

Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup

All you need is one pot and eight minutes to whip up this fun Mexican-inspired soup. Top it off with a little cilantro or don't — the beauty of this dish is that it doesn't need any extras to be delicious.

The Ultimate Frittata

Breakfast makes for a great, affordable dinner. Try this frittata as-is with bacon and mushrooms or get creative with leftovers from the fridge.

One-Pot Cheesy Chicken & Noodles

Ready, set, go: You can make this creamy pasta in 25 minutes or less! It's even easier to prepare if you have leftover chicken or pick up a rotisserie bird on the way home.