Looking for an easy recipe when you’re in a pinch? Whether it’s easy dinner recipes or easy dessert recipes, these semi-homemade recipes are for you! Making a meal doesn’t have to be difficult. Use these easy recipe ideas as inspiration the next time you’re looking for something effortless!
Some days, the thought of cooking dinner can be tough! Who’s with me?! I know I’m not alone in saying that an effortless meal is sometimes the absolute best way to go. Of course, there’s room for an elaborate party or a big dinner for the right moment, but most days, the easy route is the best route when it comes to cooking! As a busy mama of two, I seriously LOVE semi-homemade recipes. I remember the days when I used to watch Sandra Lee and totally fell in love with cooking because of this easy concept. Putting together something for dinner for the family or for dessert doesn’t have to be hard. I’m all about making things effortless, so I’ve put together a list of semi-homemade recipe ideas to share with you!
Easy Baked Penne
We’re crazy about cheese over here. Who’s with me?! There’s just something so comforting about a baked pasta dish with cheese. This Easy Baked Penne is super creamy and delicious and full of cheese. Plus, it’s ready in just a few steps! Talk about a win-win! (Via Crazy For Crust)
Ham & Swiss Buns
We love to make ham and cheese sandwiches over here, but these Caramelized Ham & Swiss Buns take it to a whole new level. This is another one you can prep ahead of time and just pop in the oven right before serving. So simple! (Via Taste of Home)
Key Lime Pie
Super skilled pie bakers are totally on another level than me. Easy and semi-homemade is the way to go when it comes to pie! This Key Lime Pie uses a pre-made graham cracker crust and store-bought whipped topping to knock off a ton of prep time! (Via Taste of Home)
Calling all spaghetti lovers! This is such a great week-night recipe for dinner, and it comes together in just a few steps. The kids seriously ask for this Baked Spaghetti all the time! (Via Taste of Home)
Root Beer Float Pie
BBQ Pork and Penne Skillet
This Barbecue Pork and Penne Skillet is the perfect recipe to make with leftover pulled pork. Or, you could just purchase pulled pork for an even easier recipe. Either way, you can whip this up with just a few ingredients! (Via Taste of Home)
Fish Sticks and Fries
Put together a super fun dinner the kids will love by pairing Fish Sticks and Sweet Potato Fries! You can make the fries in a few simple steps and throw the fish sticks in the oven in no time. So easy! (Via Taste and See)
This Amish Breakfast Casserole is so easy to make as a quick weekday breakfast or a Sunday morning brunch. Plus – you can prep it all ahead of time, and then just pop it in the oven! (Via Taste of Home)
Try out some of these recipes to make your life so much easier. It should never be hard! What are some of your favorite semi-homemade recipe go-tos? Tell me about them in the comments below. I’d love to add a few more ideas to my recipe list