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5 Dinner Hacks for Last Minute Meals

5 Dinner Hacks for Last Minute Meals

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Whether you’re in a pinch for time or you just don’t feel like cooking a full-blown meal from scratch, try one of these 5 Dinner Hacks for Last Minute Meals using everyday ingredients you can find at the grocery store.


5 last minute meal hacks for multitasking mom

Let me share with you why dinner hacks have become my ultimate lifesaver. As a busy mom who struggles with both meal planning and managing multiple responsibilities, I often find myself immersed in the whirlwind of last-minute meals, haha.

But here’s the secret: my lack of preparedness has surprisingly led me to uncover incredible shortcuts and tap into my creative side, especially when it comes to mealtime.

So, if you’re a fellow busy mom hastily navigating the grocery store or just trying to create a meal using pantry staples, I’m genuinely excited to share my top five dinner hacks with you. These hacks have been my saving grace, and I hope they bring you convenience, inspiration, and deliciousness as well.

Tortilla Sausage Pizza Rolls

Take your Pizza Tortilla to the next level with this Tortilla Pizza Roll Up.

These are stuffed with Italian sausage, peppers, tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese, but you can really make these anyway you choose.

Believe it or not, you can make these without even turning on the oven!

Honestly, you do not have to be short on time to pull this one out of the recipe box so give it a try.


Roasted Red Pepper Grilled Chicken

Mix, marinate and grill your way to a flavorful Roasted Pepper Grilled Chicken dinner. 

This Roasted Red Pepper Sauce is one of those things that I use when I am in need of a quick marinade for grilling. 


roasted pepper dressing marinade

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Santa Fe Turkey Chili

This Santa Fe Turkey Chili is perfect for when you have leftover meat. It’s also great when you want to spice up that store bought rotisserie chicken/turkey breast. The first time I tried this recipe I had turkey meat from a roasted turkey breast but you can swap in any protein of your choice – or go all out vegetarian and maybe swap in a different type bean for the meat.  Another great semi-homemade recipe hack for that recipe box.

chili santa fe


Mini Naan Bread Pepperoni Pizza

These Mini Naan Bread Pepperoni Pizza recipe is a quick and easy weeknight meal made in the air fryer/toaster oven. All you need to pull this together is naan bread, pizza sauce, cheese, and pepperoni.

Mini Naan Bread Pepperoni Toaster Oven Pizza

Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Peach Salsa

This Grilled Shrimp Taco with Peach Salsa is a classic semi-homemade meal. Don;’t be afraid to take advantage of  prepared foods at your local market  and then jazzing them up with some fresh ingredients for a quick and flavorful weeknight me. I love everything about this semi-homemade recipe. Give it a try, mix it up and enjoy a magical meal in minutes!

peach salsa shrimp tacos

In conclusion, whether you’re short on time or simply not in the mood to really cook, try one of  these 5 Dinner Hacks for Last Minute Meals using grocery store ingredients. These hacks will take the stress out of mealtime, allowing you to enjoy a delicious dinner even on busy days. And remember, feel free to make substitutions in these recipes – that’s the essence of semi-homemade mealtime hacks! Embrace the convenience and flexibility, and savor a satisfying meal without the hassle.

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