24 Quick and Easy Recipes That Are Better Than Takeout
Story of our lives: We’re craving takeout from our favorite Chinese (or Thai or Mexican or Italian) place, then we eat way too much and wake up the next morning feeling like a puffy balloon. Next time, take a few minutes to whip up your own quick and easy version. Buffalo chicken wings, pad see ew or both? (We vote both.)
Firecracker Chicken with Rice
Because using every pot and pan on a Tuesday night isn’t our idea of fun.
Cheater’s Prosciutto Hawaiian Pizza
Fact: It’s a timeless favorite. We dare anyone to challenge us.
15-Minute Skillet Pepper Steak
Zero special ingredients, less than 230 calories a serving and very few dirty dishes make this an instant weeknight hit.
20-Minute Paleo Egg Roll Bowls
Hearty, filling and packed with protein.
10-Minute Pad See Ew
Cool if we have thirds?
Spicy Turkey Enchiladas with Pumpkin Seeds
We heart Tex-Mex (and so do you).
Vegetarian Sushi Cups
There’s no need to wrangle raw fish.
Spicy Glazed Popcorn Chicken
And just like that, you’re ready for game day.
Clean-Eating Bibimbap Bowls
The best part? They’re actually pretty healthy.
Kung Pao Chicken
It comes together in a single skillet.
Slow-Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala
Fire up the Crock-Pot.
Soba Noodles with Peanut Sauce
Three short steps keep dinner easy.
Roasted Buffalo Chicken Wings
They get cold in transit, so it’s best to make them yourself.
Sausage-and-Egg Breakfast Dumplings
Eat ’em for breakfast, dinner or both.
Mini Chicken Shawarma
Better than a New York City street cart.
Ginger-Pineapple Shrimp Stir-Fry
A little bit sweet, a little bit spicy.
Crispy Baked Chicken Tenders
Your kids will love these (and so will you).
The one thing everyone can agree on.
Falafel Salad with Spicy Yogurt Sauce
Who says takeout has to mean fried/cheesy/breaded?
Easy Fortune Cookies
A homemade version that everybody will actually want to eat.
Cheater’s Sicilian-Style Pizza with Jalapeños and Honey
Square > round.
Don’t forget the sweet chile sauce.