10 Easy Meals for People Who Hate to Cook

10 Easy Meals for People Who Hate to Cook

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These easy, low ingredient meals are perfect for people who hate putting in time and effort cooking. I DO NOT like to cook. There I said it. That statement sometimes gets me in trouble in the south. However, these meals make cooking easy and affordable! Grocery costs will be low, meal planning will seem easier, food will taste better, and you’ll be a lot happier.

Why am I, someone who isn’t great at cooking, telling you what meals to make for your family? Because I have found meals that taste amazing, have a low cost, and most importantly, are easy to cook. I HAVE DONE THE RESEARCH FOR YOU! And I want to share my research with others who can relate to my cooking frustrations. Please tell me I’m not alone, here!

All of these are links. All you have to do is click the meal, follow the link, and try out the recipe. Save this page as a hub for all your easy meals and share it with your friends.

Easy Meal # 1 – Rachael Ray’s Sloppy Joe and Macaroni Casserole

Prep Time: 15min.
Cook Time: 1 hour

This easy meal is one of our favorites! There are 13 ingredients; however, most of them you’ll already have in your kitchen.

Easy Meal # 2 – Slow Cooker Pineapple Salsa Chicken

Prep Time: 15min.
Cook Time: 4 hours

This one is in my crock pot as we speak. It doesn’t get any easier than this – 4 ingredients and only 15 minutes of prep. Trust me, your family will thank you.

Easy Meal # 3 – Beef and Noodle Soup

Prep Time: 20 min.
Cook Time: 30 min.                 

This is described as being a shortcut to authentic beef pho. If you’re like me, you need some variety in your dishes. I cannot just eat the same chicken meals over and over again. BLECK – boring! Try this dish to spice things up and make your own Asian food.

Easy Meal # 4 – Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours

This sounds delicious, but I must admit – we haven’t tried it. I LOVE spicy food, but my husband can’t handle the heat, so this hasn’t made it to my kitchen. Let me know if you try it! It’s easy, affordable, and fun, so that’s why it made the list.

Easy Meal # 5 –One Pan Ranch Pork Chops

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes

That’s right – one pan. Only 8 ingredients for whole meal! Find out why this dish is incredibly popular by following the link.

Easy Meal # 6 –Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Ribs

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours

This is another meal that’s only 5 ingredients. Let the slow cooker do all the work for you!

Easy Meal # 7 –Butternut Squash and Sage Breakfast Casserole

Prep Time: 25 min.
Cook Time: 40 min.

This one’s a breakfast meal! 6 easy ingredients and a casserole everyone will love.

Easy Meal # 8 – Beef Chili

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes

My husband doesn’t like Chili. Can you believe that? However, this recipe came close to changing his mind. This is perfect for a potluck or gathering. And guess what, it’s EASY!

Easy Meal # 9 – Easy Shepherd’s Pie

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes

This one is not for the faint of heart. It’s a comfort food that everyone will be talking about. Elise Bauer is great at walking you through the step by step process of creating this fan favorite. If you like easy directions and yummy meals, check her out!

Easy Meal # 10 – Shrimp and Black Bean Enchiladas

Prep Time: 10 min.
Cook Time: 15 min.

I’m leaving you with one of my favorites – enchiladas. This quick, easy 5-ingredient dish is going to be a winner with your family. It’s the perfect combination of seafood and Mexican food. It’s interesting and flavorful! Let me know if you try it.

There you have it – 10 easy meals that you can make with few ingredients. Maybe cooking isn’t so bad, after all?

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I'm Sam - I'm a teacher that married an artist. Average Joe's by day, Etsy selling machines by night. Together, we discovered a passion for building our little Etsy shop and creating crafts for people around the world. Let us help you find your passion and give you some laughs along the way.

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