This quick dish is light and bright and uses ingredients that are usually on-hand. Add a bit of cooked shrimp or grilled chicken for heartier fare.
Canned tomatoes and broth do all the work for you in this delicious, ridiculously easy bisque. Try substituting basil for the dill for a completely different and equally delicious variation -- or stir in a handful of grated cheddar to up the richness.
If you've got salmon and crackers in your pantry, whip up a batch of these zesty, crunchy-crusted salmon cakes. The lemon and dill work to counteract the "fishy taste" that kids sometime complain about, so the cakes end up flavorful but kid-pleasingly mil
This simple recipe is hearty, comforting and delicious. If you don't have leftover ham, you could make this with deli ham (cut into strips), with cooked bacon, with leftover turkey, or with no meal at all.
This inexpensive, one-pan meal is a super-easy crowd-pleaser. Use whatever ground meat you have in your fridge, canned beans from the pantry, and feel free to skip the corn if you haven't got any.
The base of this super easy chowder can be made with ingredients you probably have sitting on your pantry shelves. Cheddar cheese adds an extra layer of creaminess while fresh red pepper adds a little kick without overwhelming the soup's other flavors.
A take-off of popular Pasta Puttanesca, this recipe uses easy-to-find canned tuna and green olives in place of the traditional anchovies and capers to yield a kid-friendly dish. Throw it together with your favorite jarred pasta sauce and dinner is done.
There's something luxurious about eating breakfast for dinner and this baked pancake is simple, sweet and sinfully delicious. To amp up the flavor, sprinkle it with lemon juice and sieved powdered sugar, or cut in big hand-held wedges and spread with jam
Not only is this ultra-creamy version of mac-and-cheese nearly as fast as the boxed variety, but your family will be able to pronounce every ingredient. If they aren't broccoli fans, substitute a frozen vegetable of your choice.
You can make this comforting soup in just minutes. The trick to achieving full-bodied homemade flavor from canned chicken broth is to freshen it up with a handful of herbs, some garlic cloves and crushed red pepper. For meatier flavor, add crumbled cooked
Calling all napkins! These are tangy, sweet, and sloppy -- just the way you like them -- but with a delectable hint of smokiness. If you don't have smoked paprika (also called pimenton) or chipotles (which are smoked jalapenos), try substituting half a te
This tastes just like the canned version, but with more control over ingredients you can be sure of what your child is eating. Double the batch and freeze to have on-hand for lunches and snacks.
Combine leftover ham or deli ham with a few pantry staples for a delicious and quick meal. Make it as spicy or mild as you like by adding more or less red pepper flakes. Serve alongside quick-cooking rice for a fast and filling dinner.
This healthy twist on traditional tuna cakes gets great flavor and texture from crushed crackers, red and green peppers, garlic powder and soy sauce. Pair with a simple green salad for an easy go-to dinner.
This is a real workhorse of a recipe: a cheap, virtually instant supper that is yummy and nutritious. Delicious on their own, they're also yummy served in warmed tortillas or wrapped up with cheese in little burritos.
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Egg Noodles with Ham and Peas
Potato Corn Chowder
No-Bake Macaroni and Cheese
Pasta and Bean Soup
Pasta and Meatballs for Kids
Black Beans and Ham