15 Lazy-Girl Dinner Recipes That Are So Dang Delicious, I Will Make Them Over And Over Again

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    Hi, I'm Krista, and I can't be bothered to spend hours going up and down store aisles looking for 20-plus ingredients to make a TikTok recipe that I will somehow mess up. So I've been creating recipes that taste good, don't require "expert" cooking-level status — and can be made super quickly.

    1. Best-Ever Ranch Slow Cooker Roast

    In a bowl, dump one packet of brown gravy, one packet of Zesty Italian seasoning, and one packet of dry ranch seasoning. Set aside. Chop up some golden potatoes. Get a boneless CHUCK or RUMP roast and place it in a slow cooker (aka a Crock-Pot). Grab that seasoning mix you set aside and sprinkle that on top of the meat. Add in the chopped potatoes and then some baby carrots. Then sprinkle the rest of the seasoning mix on top and stir. Cook on low for eight hours.

    The meal plated with the caption: "The longer you cook the more tender it is" with ingredients, including meat, potatoes, and potatoes, on a dish

    2. Giant Buffalo Chicken Hot Pocket

    Get a can of pizza dough, pop it open, and spread it on the bottom of an oven-safe dish. Coat the dough with some butter and/or olive oil. Sprinkle some shredded Italian-style cheese (it's a blend of mozzarella, provolone, Parmesan, Romano, Fontina, and Asiago) over the dough. Next, shred a rotisserie chicken and mix it with some Frank's Red Hot Sauce — add that on top of the dough/cheese. End with some shredded cheddar cheese and then roll it all up. Brush some melted butter, Parmesan, minced garlic, and oregano on top. Bake for about 40 minutes at 375 degrees.

    3. Slow Cooker Quinoa Chicken Enchilada Dish

    Place chicken breasts in a Crock-Pot with about 2 cups of chicken broth. Then add in about a cup of quinoa and a whole jar of enchilada sauce (I only like the Trader Joe's one, FWIW). Next add in frozen corn, a small can of diced green chiles, drained black beans, half a can of Rotel, cilantro, Everything but the Elote seasoning from Trader Joe's, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Cover and cook on low for about five to six hours. The chicken will shred/fall apart super easily — top with your favorite shredded cheese, mix, and serve!

    Screenshot of TIkTok enchilada

    4. Southwest-Style Chicken Soup

    In a big pot, add in 32 ounces of chicken broth, about ⅔ cup of ranch dressing, one bag of frozen Southwest-style corn, one packet of taco seasoning, three cans Rotel, and shredded rotisserie chicken. Cover and cook on low to medium heat for about 20 minutes. Top with shredded cheese, sour cream, corn chips — whatever you want.

    Screenshot of TikTok chicken soup

    5. Pressure Cooker Pad Thai

    Add some olive oil, a couple of diced-up chicken breasts, some minced garlic, soy sauce, a whole jar of pad thai sauce (I just used the Kroger brand; it's good), and about 1½ cups of water to a pressure cooker. Add in a full packet of uncooked rice noodles* and stir. Cook on manual for about 25 minutes or until noodles are done. While that's cooking, chop up yellow or red peppers, cilantro, green onions, peanuts, and carrot matchsticks. After the 25 minutes, add chopped ingredients (and a little water if needed), and cook on veggie steam for five minutes.

    Screenshot of TikTok pad thai

    6. Perfectly Seasoned Baked Salmon

    Dab some Atlantic salmon dry and rub in some olive oil. Place it on a baking pan that's covered with foil and greased with nonstick spray. Mince up some garlic and add on top, along with some Italian seasoning. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and fresh lemon. Layer on some thin slices of butter and bake for about 15 minutes on 400 degrees.

    7. Creamy Basil Chicken Pesto

    Pour some olive oil over four chicken breasts and top with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Set aside. Put some spreadable cream cheese in a bowl and mix it with a good amount of jarred basil pesto sauce (I like Classico brand, but you can use whatever you like). Sear both sides of the chicken, place them in a pan, and spread the basil pesto–cream cheese mixture on top. Sprinkle with shredded mozzarella and bake at 350 degrees until the chicken is fully cooked. Top with Italian herb seasoning and serve with pasta if you want!

    Screenshot of TIkTok pesto

    8. Sour Cream and Salsa Baked Chicken Tacos

    Shred up some rotisserie chicken and mix in some sour cream and your favorite jarred salsa. Spoon the mixture into small tortillas and bake until the tortillas are crispy. Add shredded lettuce and cheddar cheese on top and serve!

    Woman picking up a taco off a plate with the text "So good"

    9. No-Effort Layered Lasagna

    Pour an entire jar of your favorite pasta sauce in the bottom of an oven-safe dish. Place some frozen cheese ravioli on top of the pasta sauce until it's covered. Layer on some Italian-style cheese. You can then layer with mushrooms or ground beef/sausage. Add on some Italian seasoning and repeat the process, ending with a layer of cheese on top. Sprinkle basil and oregano on top and bake for about 45 minutes on 400 degrees.

    Close-up of TikTok lasagna

    10. Chicken-Stuffing Casserole

    In a bowl, mix a ½ cup of sour cream, a can of cream of chicken soup, and sliced mushrooms. Shred a rotisserie chicken and add that to the mixture. Spread in the bottom of an oven-safe dish. Set aside. Get a box of Stove Top stuffing mix and pour about a ½ cup of melted butter over it. Spread that mixture on top of the chicken mixture and bake for about 45 minutes at 400 degrees until crispy.

    11. Tastiest Grinder Italian Sandwich

    Pour Olive Garden's Italian dressing over a bowl of shredded lettuce. Add in mayo, garlic powder, oregano, banana peppers, red onion, and Parmesan cheese. Set aside. Slice a fresh loaf of French bread in half, spread some melted butter on it, and Italian seasoning on top. Add on your favorite meat and cheese (I love pepperoni, salami, turkey, and white American cheese) and toast in the oven until cheese is melted. Add lettuce mixture on top and add tomatoes if you want!

    12. Baked Black Bean Tostadas

    Sauté some chopped red onions in a pan with olive oil, then add in a can of drained black beans and your favorite salsa. Let it marinate on low. Bake flour or corn tortillas flat until crispy. Spread the bean mixture on top and load on your favorite toppings!

    Text: "Beautiful black bean tostadas" with close-up of the TikTok tostadas

    13. Quick Lettuce Wraps

    Sauté chopped yellow onion in a pan with olive oil and add ground or diced chicken breasts. Add in some minced garlic and sesame oil. Turn it on low and add in soy sauce, rice vinegar, crushed peanuts, and chopped green onions. Place the mixture in a lettuce boat and serve!

    14. Chicken Sriracha Tacos

    Pour sriracha (or barbecue sauce, if you can't take the heat) over chicken breasts, add salt and pepper, and bake. While those are baking, chop up some bell peppers and purple cabbage. When the chicken is done, shred it up and add more sriracha. Place your chicken in a heated corn or flour tortilla and add your pepper/cabbage toppings. Sprinkle with feta cheese and more sriracha!

    Close-up of sriracha tacos

    15. Copycat McDonald's Snack Wrap

    Grab some frozen chicken strips and pop 'em in the air fryer until they're crispy. Lay them out over a heated tortilla when done, add shredded lettuce, cheese, tomato, and your choice of dressing. Super easy and so good!

    Woman eating a snack wrap with one hand while holding a plate containing another wrap with the other hand

    And I know these are all dinner recipes, but I can't NOT end this post with one of my favorite, super-easy SEMI-HEALTHY desserts. So here's a bonus recipe — Sour Patch Grapes:

    Wash off some green grapes, drain the water, and set them aside. In a sealable baggie, add in some dry Jell-O mix — Jolly Rancher is my fave. Then add the semi-wet grapes into the bag with the mix. Shake until the grapes are fully coated. Lay them out in a pan and place them in the freezer for a couple of hours or in the fridge for about four hours. 😋

    And those are some of my favorite recipes that take minimal effort and time so you can get back to enjoying whatever shows you're binge-watching right now. If you want to see more recipes, hang out with me on TikTok or Insta!