Easy Quesadillas & Busy Night Dinners (An Ultimate Recipe Swap)

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Ultimate Recipe Swap

Often in the life as MOM, we encounter busy nights when we need a quick and easy supper. Take-out is cool. Sandwiches work in a pinch. But, quesadillas are a little more fun — and just as easy.

What do you like to serve on busy nights?

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About Jessica Fisher

I believe you can get great meals on the table -- and still keep that pretty smile on your face.

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  1. I love grilling my chicken, then chopping and freezing it! Makes for super quick meals, and I shared all the details in my post I linked.

  2. My first week linking to this meme. How fun πŸ˜‰


  3. Love finding new recipes!! Love the Recipe Swap!! Thanks!!

  4. Jennifer says

    This is our go-to quick meal too. So easy. I heat up any leftover meat in the frying pan with some chili powder & cumin.

  5. We do BLT’s on busy nights. We almost always have lettuce and tomato, and we can cook up some bacon quickly on the stove or in the oven. I love me some bacon, so BLT’s with chips or fruit on the side make for a quick, satisfying meal.

  6. Quesadillas are also a favorite of ours – we could probably eat them every day! We have two stoves and two double-burner cast iron griddles, so the cooking goes really fast. πŸ˜‰

  7. I add pureed butternut squash on ours. Just spread it on the tort like you would peanut butter and then add your ingredients. Most people don’t even know it is in there.

  8. I love adding leftover BBQ chicken!

  9. my go to meals for busy nights actually require some prep ahead of time, so usually its bbq chicken in crock pot and I serve on hard rolls or homemade macncheese that I make up ahead of time, or a lot of times calzones that I prep ahead of time. I can do the prep early in morning or at lunchtime and it makes dinner time super quick. breakfast for dinner, pasta, meatball sandwiches(frozen meatballs warmed up) or quesidillas are all my go to didn’t prep anything and we are rushed type of meals!

  10. Spaghetti is our busy night meal. We always have sauce (either jar or in freezer), dried pasta and ground beef in freezer (both cooked and uncooked).

  11. Lots of great ideas today for fast meals. I’ll have to bookmark.

    Thanks for the carnival.

  12. I added some of the quick and easy recipes. “Biscuits and gravy” is so easy and I’m sure everyone has all of the ingredients. just add a side of any veggies!

  13. Thanks for hosting! Love your blog! My husband will love those quesdillas!

  14. My “go-to” meal is an egg fritatta. I always have potatoes and onion so I saute those in an oven proof skillet and add any other veggies or protein we might have around. Then beat together 5 eggs, 4 oz, cheese, a little cayenne, 2 Tbs milk, green onions, parsley. Poor mixture over potatoes and veggies. Bake for 25 minutes at 350. This is very filling and plenty of food for our family of 3. You can add as much as you want or keep it as simple as potatoes, onion, eggs, cheese. Serve wtih some biscuits or toast & you’re done. Oh, and only one pan to clean =)

  15. We love pizza quesadillas. Sauce, pepperoni, cheese. Yummy!

  16. I love those options:-)

  17. Soup from the freezer warmed up. Split Pea with Ham, 15 bean soup, chili, or Corn Chowder. Grilled cheese sandwiches to dunk in the soup. Our kids will eat just about any kind of soup if there is a sandwich or bread to “dunk in it.”
    Love freezer cooking.

  18. You can’t go wrong with a quesadilla!

  19. Beth Keenan says

    We love to make Cheeseburger Rice on busy nights. Its fast to make and the whole family LOVES it!

    1 lb ground beef
    1 3/4 c water
    2/3 ketchup
    1 TBSP yellow mustard
    2 c min rice
    1 c shredded Cheddar Chz

    Brown ground beef and drain.
    Add water, ketchup, and mustard.
    Mix well and bring to boil.
    Stir in rice and sprinkle chz on top.
    Cover and cook for 5 min.
    Remove from heat and let stand 5 min.
    Stir and serve.

  20. Melissa Homes says

    When I have leftover sloppy joe meat, I flatten out raw, canned biscuits, put in a spoonful of meat, seal them up and bake. After they have cooled, I wrap them in tin foil and put them in the freezer. They are great on a night when we have to eat in the car. Just upwrap, microwave and eat!

  21. I’ll be using this recipe in a cooking class for urban youth. It’s perfect for a cheap, easy meal! Thank you for sharing. This recipe will help students demonstrate improvisation with what materials they have on hand, knife skills, and easy cooking skills. Thanks a mil!

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