Beatriz da Costa
3 of 40 Monica Buck
The flavor in this recipe sneaks up on you: It’s spiced with nutmeg and cayenne pepper.
7 of 40 Marcus Nilsson
Quick comfort food: All you do is brown the ground beef; everything else is premade.
8 of 40 Beatriz Da Costa
Layered ravioli have all the cheesy deliciousness of real lasagna, minus the lengthy prep work.
9 of 40 Beatriz da Costa
If possible, make this dish a day or so before serving so the flavors have time to blend.
10 of 40 Formula Z/S
Wrap up beans, salsa, and Cheddar in pizza dough for melt-in-your-mouth goodness.
12 of 40 Monica Buck
Cut a few corners on this stick-to-your-ribs sandwich by using frozen meatballs.
14 of 40 Thayer Allyson Gowdy
Poach the eggs directly in the enchilada sauce for more flavor (and fewer pots to wash).
15 of 40 Andrew McCaul
For an instant taste of Greece, stuff chicken breasts with Feta cheese and olive tapenade.
20 of 40 John Kernick
A good minestrone has three basics: vegetables, beans, and broth. From there, add anything from shredded cooked chicken to pesto.
21 of 40 Wendell Webber
Skip the takeout. With just a few ingredients (including salad dressing mix) you can make beef satay yourself.
22 of 40 Jonelle Weaver
You do virtually no cooking to turn out this version of classic French onion soup.
23 of 40 Dana Gallagher
For a side that’s as quick as it is tangy, mix up red potatoes with coleslaw dressing, Dijon mustard, and relish.
24 of 40 Jim Franco
All the flavor of a traditional spinach-and-artichoke dish without the sautéing or peeling.
25 of 40 James Baigrie
Take the edge off of a chilly evening with a simple adaptation of slow-cooked black bean soup.
27 of 40 Alexandra Rowley
You determine the soup’s heat level, depending on whether you use a mild, medium, or hot salsa verde.
29 of 40 Hector Manuel Sanchez
Combine banana, pecans, and refrigerated buttermilk biscuits for rich three-bite treats.
30 of 40 Kana Okada
This streamlined version of sweet-tart classic key lime pie is made in three steps.
31 of 40 David Prince
Who cares that these cream puffs aren’t homemade? The combination of caramel and hot fudge sauce is all anyone will notice.
32 of 40 Quentin Bacon
Sweet, juicy peaches are baked with brown sugar and granola, then served with ice cream.
34 of 40 Yunhee Kim
Fresh-from-the-oven doughnuts for breakfast―and you don’t even need to get out of your pj’s.
35 of 40 Alex Farnum
Bake up refrigerated crescent rolls for a warm, delicious treat just oozing with chocolate.
36 of 40 Hector Manuel Sanchez
Premade pizza dough makes a surprising starter for cinnamon-flavored monkey bread.
39 of 40 Maura McEvoy