Everybody had it that day. A day where so much has happened at work or with your family that you just want to fall on your couch, but you can’t because you have to cook dinner.
While many people like to cook for both its delicious results and its meditative processes, such days make it seem like another long, tedious tea. But if it was not? What if you were able to cook something delicious in a short time?
Luckily, you can! We boiled some quick recipes for those days when cooking is more preferred. Grab your apron and let’s cook.
Chicken Tortilla Soup
Soup is always a great option for those hard days; After all, is it easier than just throwing stuff in a pot? This first quick recipe is hearty and easy, which is perfect to help you defrost for cold nights and nights where you may be in a time crunch.
- 4 cups chicken stock
- 1 rotisserie chicken, sliced
- 1 (19 oz) can apply red colored enchild sauce
- 1 (14 oz) roasted tomato can set on fire
- 1 (14 oz) can be creamed or sweet corn
- Put all the ingredients in a large soup pot and bring to a boil.
- Simmer for fifteen minutes.
- Serve with ladle soup in the bowl and your favorite fixation: lemon juice, sour cream, sliced cheese, avocado, chips, etc.
Broccoli Pesto Pasta
This next quick recipe is for all our pasta lovers. This recipe is great not only because it is quick, but also because it can get the little ones they need without tantrums. win!
- 1 pound cooked pasta of your choice, reserved pasta water
- 4 cups broccoli florets
- 2 cups basil leaves, lightly packed
- 2 garlic cloves
- Nuts Cup Pine Nuts
- 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
- Salt Spoon Salt
- 1 cup Parmigiano-Resigo, grated
- Boil water rapidly in a large pot.
- Add broccoli, bring the water back to boil for two minutes. Do not drain water! Immediately transfer broccoli (with a slate spoon) to a colander location under cold running water to stop cooking.
- Bring water back to a boil and add your favorite pasta and cook according to the package (reserve 1 cup of pasta cooking water before drainage).
- In a large blender or food processor, combine the broccoli, basil, garlic, pine nuts, olive oil, salt and Parmigiano-Resigno together until smooth. Slowly pour in 1 cup of reserved pasta until a nice sauce is formed. If the sauce is too thick, add one tablespoon more pasta water at a time.
- Toss hot pasta with sauce until fully coated. Top with extra Parmesan, pine nuts and chili flakes if desired. Enjoy it!
Pork Chop with Mushroom Cream Sauce
Need a fancy meal but don’t have time? This ultimate quick recipe is a life saver for those who need a quick and fancy dish to entice their guests or loved ones.
- 4 Bones 1 1/2 inch thick in pork chops
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 6 tablespoons butter
- 2 lbs Crimini Mushrooms, tough ends are removed, cut in half
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 cup dry white wine
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon diajon mustard
- 2 tablespoons fresh thyme, minced
- 1 lemon
- 2 tablespoons fresh chives
- Pat pork chops are dried with a paper towel and salt and generously pepper them.
- In a large heavy frying pan, heat the oil on high heat until you see flakes of smoke. Working with two pork chops at a time, set the seasoned meat in the pan. Flip without turning brown for three minutes, and continue cooking for another three minutes.
- Keep flipping back and forth until the internal temp reads 160 ° F. Continue this process with the remaining pork chops and set aside.
- Reduce heat to medium and add the butter to the pan. Once melted add the mushrooms and cook for about five minutes.
- Add in garlic and cook for 1 more minute.
- Pour dry wine into the pan with fresh thyme and bring to a boil. Allow the mushroom mixture to boil until the wine has reduced by half.
- Add in heavy cream and mustard and stir until all ingredients are combined.
- Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Add pork chops to the pan, spooning the sauce over them.
- Finish the dish with freshly squeezed lemon juice and fresh chives. Serve hot with sauce and mushrooms.
Do you want to share any other quick recipes? Drop them quickly in the comments below, dinertime coming soon!