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I hate to cook but need to start making dinner for myself. What are some easy recipes?

I would like some recipes that are somewhat healthy and don’t use a lot of ingredients. I’m not a good cook so emphasize the “easy”. I greatly appreciate your responses!

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10 Responses to “I hate to cook but need to start making dinner for myself. What are some easy recipes?”

  1. Dune said :

    One of the easiest recipes I use is a simple mince stew with all the veggies chopped up and cooked once you have browned the mince and added some stock or water.
    As that is simmering away, cook potatoes for mashing.

    Thicken the stew up with a little flour and water and stir in to thicken and serve with the mashed potatoes.

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  3. Razz said :

    Try some of the really easy stuff, like hamburger helper, tuna helper, and Shake ‘n Bake.

    They’re really easy. And as you get into cooking more, you’ll probably want to try things a little more challenging.

    Also, there are frozen skillet meals, and all kinds of things to make it really easy. Check the freezer section in your grocery store carefully. Just do some really inquisitive shopping. See what’s out there, you’ll be pleasantly surprised!

  4. libragal_75 said :

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  5. scentsnflavors said :


    spinach leaves
    olive oil
    green squash
    black olives
    tomato (s)
    dried Rosemary, oregano, thyme and Italian seasoning
    garlic powder
    black and red peppers
    mozzarella cheese,grated

    Cut Spinach Leaves into strips. Put in a bowl for a salad.
    Mix together in a separate bowl olive oil, squash, olives, tomato, seasonings, and cheese.

    Toss on salad. Refrigerate for 30-60 minutes or overnight.

    Top with croutons and serve. Makes a quick, healthy salad!


  6. Liz said :

    why not buy stuff that is premade {perogies, that italian food that has cheese or meat in middle and you boil it…}and you just cook it?

    quesildillas{tortillas, chesse}-easiest

    spahgetti{noddles-stir them, sauce, meat}

  7. jsuisbelle said :

    Buy a crock pot! They are so easy to use and make delicious meals!

    Crock Pot Chicken Cordon Bleu

    4 chicken breasts
    1 can cream of chicken soup
    1 cup milk
    4 oz sliced ham
    4 oz sliced Swiss cheese
    1 (8 oz) package herbed dry bread stuffing mix
    ¼ cup melted butter

    Mix together the cream of chicken soup and milk in a small bowl. Pour enough of the soup into a slow cooker to cover the bottom. Layer chicken breasts over the sauce. Cover with slices of ham and then Swiss cheese. Pour the remaining soup over the layers, stirring a little to distribute between layers. Sprinkle the stuffing on top, and drizzle butter over stuffing. Cover and cook on low for 4 to 6 hours, or 2 to 3 hours on high.

    Crock Pot Pork and Potatoes

    3 pound pork roast
    6 large potatoes, diced
    1 onion, sliced
    1 package dry onion soup mix
    2 (10 oz) cans cream of mushroom soup

    Mix dry soup mix and cream of mushroom soup in a bowl. Place roast in crock pot and top with potatoes and onion. Pour soup mix on top. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours.

    Crock Pot Taco Soup

    1 can garbanzo beans
    1 can red kidney beans
    1 can great northern beans
    1 can cannelloni beans
    1 can black beans
    1 can pinto beans
    1 large can diced tomatoes
    1 can tomato sauce
    1 medium onion, diced
    1 small can green chiles
    1 small can sliced olives
    1 package taco seasoning
    Enough water to cover all ingredients

    Place all ingredients into crock pot – DO NOT DRAIN CANS. Add taco seasoning a bit at a time until desired flavor is reached. (A whole package may be a bit too much.) Cook all day on low. Serve with tortilla chips, cheese, and sour cream.

    And check out for more recipes – that is where I get a lot of mine!

  8. friendofchip said :

    Get a russet potato- a big one, , or two smaller ones, maybe the same size as a shoe ( for the big one).

    Heat the oven, to 350.

    Place the potatoe/s in the oven and they will bake for 50 mins.
    ( You can use sweet potatoes, too and they are SO good!!)

    After about 45 minutes, open the oven and , with some oven gloves on , or using a tea towel, slide the potato out, and slit open the skin on top, and open it up like a purse . With a fork, mash up the flesh inside a little bit, and crate a small hole.
    Drop in a raw egg into the hole. And then add some grated cheese on top of the egg.

    Slide the potato back in the oven and cook another five minutes, or until the egg is soft in the yellow bit and firm on the white bit= put the potato on a baking tray at the beginning of the cooking, so if you spill anything, it’s be OK.

    Take the potato out after that last 5 minutes.

    Season the melted cheese with salt and pepper.

    Add a splash of soysauce- this is the best part!
    Soft eggyolk with soysauce is so good!

    BROWN RICE and tuna warm salad- this is the best salad.

    Get a pot and fill with 4 cups of water.
    add a pinch of salt.

    Turn on the heat, and get the water boiling- it will be bubbling after 5 minutes.
    Add 2 cups of brown rice, stir, and cover the pot with a lid, or some kind of cover.
    Bring the heat dow to a simmer- this means the heat is as low as can be without the flame actually going out!
    If you see the water bubbling very very slightly, that is a “simmer”,
    So, cover the rice, and come back in 20 minutes.

    Meanwhile- open and drain a can of tuna, a can of chicpeas or kidney beans ( hell, I use both, they are CHEAP and totally 100% healthy.
    Drain them and rinse with water- if you haven’t got a colander, just rinse them through still in the can- the gloop they come in is normal, it’s just murky water.
    Also get some canned, or frozen corn. and frozen green peas.


    They are totally gross- brown, mushy and horrible.
    Freshly frozen green peas are sweet and lovely!
    Also chop very finely, about five green onions, or a very small normal onion.

    After twenty minutes, take the lid off the pot with the rice- the liquid should all have been absorbed and your rice shoul dbe cooked and fluffy.
    Stir it with a fork and taste it.If there is still a bit of liquid left, cover and continue simmer for five minutes.

    When rice is done, transfer it to a bowl.
    Add the veg and tuna ingredients, and stir in lightly, so the tuna is still flakey.
    Add salt and pepper to season. And a drizzle of vinaegrette- don’t put mayo on this salad it’ll turn the rice gooey.
    This vinaegrette ( salad dressing) is the best for this lovely healthy salad.And it lasts a few days and tastes better the next day even.
    But eat it warm, it is SO good, and so cheap.

    Lastly-get some lentils- these are one of the “superfoods” have more health benefits that most other foods.

    Make wholewheat noodles with shrimp and bean sprouts-
    buy some wholewheat- can’t stress that enough, The white noodles are glue in your blood stream, and will turn to sugar, so buy wholewheat pasta noodles- they are the same price.
    Boil some water, then add the noodles, and cook for about 8 minutes.
    They are done when you take one strand from the water, and throw it on the wall and it sticks! Before that it won’t stick.

    Drain the noodles from the water. and add a little bit of oil, to lubircate them, shake them around so they don’t clump together.

    Meahwhile- while they are cooking , get some chicken breast, or beef , or whatever meat or fish you like, cut it into small strips.
    Put some oil in a saucepan, and heat it.
    Add some minced garlic ( dried is ok too), and a small diced onion .
    When the onion is translucent after about four minutes, add the chicken or meat pieces, and some chopped mushrooms, and carry on sauteeing them.
    Cook for about four- five minutes, until. the meat is cooked through, it doesn’t take long, it is cooked when you can break through it with a spoon, and is not pink inside, – but white, like chicken!!
    ( Fish is the same).

    Add a spash of soysauce to the chicken, and
    add the noodles to the pan.
    Stir through a little bit, and then serve on a plate.
    Add chopped cilantro as a garnish.

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