Here is a compiled list of tried-and-true semi-homemade recipes that are quick, easy, and delicious.
Leftover rotisserie chicken is great for soups, stews, casseroles, salads, and even dips.
- White Chicken Chili
- Chicken and Green Chili Enchiladas
- Buffalo Chicken Dip
- Chicken and Dumplings
- Chicken Salad
- Barbeque Chicken Pizza
- Buffalo Chicken Pasta
- Mandarin Chicken Salad
- Chicken and Waffles Recipe
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You could easily make Amazing Homemade Meatballs at home, but buying the pre-packaged bags makes a delicious meal light work. Here are some ways to use them:
Ready-made mashed potatoes can be found in the deli department or in the refrigerated section of your grocery store. They can be “doctored” with seasonings, cheese, veggies, meat, and other ingredients. They can also be used for casseroles and other recipes.
- Shepherd’s Pie
- Ranch House Crock Pot Pork Chops
- Cauliflower and Mashed Potatoes
- Potato Cakes
- Taco Mashed Potatoes
- Simple Gnocchi Recipe
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Frozen hash browns (either shredded or cubed) are great for soups and casseroles and are a MAJOR time-saver.
- Bacon Cheddar Potato Chowder
- Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole
- Hash Brown Casserole
- Potato Casserole
- Breakfast Bake
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You can usually find pre-made pizza dough in plastic bags in the deli or the frozen department. They are usually available in white or wheat.
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Pillsbury Biscuits are found in the dairy/refrigerated department of your supermarket. Whether you buy Pillsbury Biscuits or the store brand, they’re fun to turn into other tasty creations.
- Salted Caramel Donut Holes
- Grands! Monkey Bread
- BBQ Biscuit Cups
- Cheesy Garlic Pull Aparts
- Italian Pepperoni Bites
- Mini Pizzas
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Pre-made pie crust is another big time-saver. It’s also a great product for someone who struggles with making their own crusts at home.
- Homemade Strawberry Poptarts
- Veggy Pot Pie
- Mini Beef and Potato Pies (Freezer Friendly)
- Fresh Strawberry Pie
- Ham and Cheese Pie
- Red Hot Apple Pie
- Ground Beef Pie
- Onion Cheese Quiche
- Marshmallow Cream Cheese Strawberry Pie
- Blueberry Crumb Pie
- Rhubarb Custard Pie
- Ground Beef Quiche
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The ready-to-bake cookie dough is found in the refrigerated department. You can also buy mixes in the baking aisle.
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies
- Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars
- Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches
- Chocolate Chip Bars
- Fruit Pizza
- Cookie Peach Pie
- Cinnamon Toffee Pecan Cookies
- Dessert Pizza
- Caramel Apple Pizza
- Lemon Berry Cheesecake
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Cake mixes are really great recipe starters! You can easily make fancy and flavorful bakery-style cakes. Plus, cake mix cookie recipes have all sorts of amazing flavors and variations.
- Pumpkin Cupcakes/Muffins
- Cinnamon Rolls
- Cranberry Bars
- Crockpot Peach Dump Cake
- Orange Cake
- Peanut Butter Cake
- Island Pineapple Upside Down Cake
- Strawberry Daiquiri Cake
- Key Lime Cake
- Raspberry Lemon Bars
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