If you’ve ever looked at a stove with suspicion, thinking it’s got a personal grudge against you, fear not. You’re not alone, and there’s hope. With these 13 easy meals, you don’t need to be a whiz in the kitchen to whip up something tasty. These dishes are seriously foolproof, it’s like they’re made for those days when you burn water.

Close-up of a hand holding a fork with a bite of copycat Alice spring chicken.
Copycat Alice Spring’s Chicken. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

California Eggs Benedict

Eggs benedict with ham and avocado on an English muffin served on a black plate.
California Eggs Benedict. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

Want a sunny start to your day without much hassle? California Eggs Benedict is a good bet. It simplifies the classic Eggs Benedict and makes it a lot less intimidating. Think of it as a delicious brunch that comes together quickly. You’ll master this dish in no time and impress anyone.
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Copycat Carrabba’s Mama Mandola’s Sicilian Chicken Soup

Two bowls of Copycat Carrabba's Mama Mandola's Sicilian Chicken Soup, accompanied by two spoons, a black pepper grinder, and a napkin.
Copycat Carrabba’s Mama Mandola’s Sicilian Chicken Soup. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

Bite into this comforting Copycat Carrabba’s Mama Mandola’s Sicilian Chicken Soup without the worry of complex steps. It captures the hearty and homey essence of Carrabba’s favorite. Perfect for a chilly day or when you just need a bowl of warmth. This recipe promises ease and flavor in one pot.
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Cucumber Salad with Feta

Cucumber and Feta salad in a black bowl.
Cucumber Salad with Feta. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

Salads don’t get any easier than this. Refreshing cucumber paired with tangy feta cheese makes for a side dish that’s both quick and satisfying. Cucumber Salad with Feta is great for those days when you need a light meal fast. Plus, it’s a great beginner’s dish to bring to potlucks.
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Copycat Cracker Barrel Chicken and Dumplins

Two bowls of Copycat Cracker Barrel Chicken and Dumplins.
Copycat Cracker Barrel Chicken and Dumplins. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

Missing comfort food like grandma used to make? Copycat Cracker Barrel Chicken and Dumplins bring that home-cooked feeling without the fuss. It’s straightforward with tender chicken and soft dumplings. Whip this up when you need a touch of warmth and nostalgia.
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Pizza Pasta Salad

A platter of pizza pasta salad served on a white rectangular dish.
Pizza Pasta Salad. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

Fuse the joy of pizza with the ease of pasta salad. Pizza Pasta Salad is a crowd-pleaser for parties or a quick family dinner. No cooking skills? No problem. The simplicity and universal appeal make it a go-to recipe. Even the pickiest eaters will get a second helping.
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Copycat Cracker Barrel Baby Carrots

A bowl of Copycat Cracker Barrel Baby Carrots in a bowl.
Copycat Cracker Barrel Baby Carrots. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

Add some veggies to your plate with almost zero effort. Copycat Cracker Barrel Baby Carrots are sweet, tender, and mimic the popular Cracker Barrel side dish. Great for getting a vegetable on the table quickly, it’s a straightforward recipe that even those who ‘can’t cook’ can manage.
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Cottage Cheese Toast with Blueberries

A plate of cottage cheese toast with blueberries, next to a honey dipper.
Cottage Cheese Toast with Blueberries. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

Here’s a breakfast option that requires minimal cooking yet delivers on tastiness. Cottage Cheese Toast with Blueberries makes a quick, nutritious start to your day. Ideal for a last-minute meal or a healthy snack. It’s as easy as it gets, and will easily fill you up.
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Copycat Maggiano’s Little Italy Sausage & Peppers

A plate of Copycat Maggiano’s Little Italy Sausage & Peppers sprinkled with chopped herbs.
Copycat Maggiano’s Little Italy Sausage & Peppers. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

Bring a bit of Italian flair to your dinner table without the complexity. This Copycat Maggiano’s Little Italy Sausage & Peppers recipe is as easy as it is delicious. Simple ingredients, big taste. It’s amazing for weeknights when you want something satisfying but quick.
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Chinese Chicken Salad

A bowl of Chinese chicken salad with shredded chicken, snap peas, carrots, and peppers, accompanied by a bottle of dressing on the side.
Chinese Chicken Salad. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

Need a light meal that doesn’t cut back on flavor? Chinese Chicken Salad blends crunchy vegetables with a tangy Asian dressing. It’s fresh, and quick, and keeps you coming back for more. Plus, it’s a smart way to use leftover chicken so there’s no waste.
Get the Recipe: Chinese Chicken Salad

Leftover Steak Quesadilla

A hand holding a cut steak quesadilla.
Leftover Steak Quesadilla. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

Have some leftover steak? Turn it into a cheesy, satisfying Leftover Steak Quesadilla. This recipe is a fantastic way to repurpose leftovers and make a new meal in minutes. Great for a quick lunch or a casual dinner. You can also serve them during game days.
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Copycat Alice Spring’s Chicken

Close-up of a hand holding a fork with a bite of copycat Alice spring chicken.
Copycat Alice Spring’s Chicken. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

Craving restaurant-quality chicken at home? This Copycat Alice Spring’s Chicken recipe from Outback Steakhouse brings the flavors of a dining-out experience into your kitchen with ease. It’s straightforward and mouthwatering, a must-try for a fuss-free dinner.
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Easy Salmon Pasta Salad

A bowl of salmon pasta salad with a creamy dressing, garnished with a sprig of dill.
Easy Salmon Pasta Salad. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

Looking for something a bit different yet easy to make? This Easy Salmon Pasta Salad is just right. It’s light, flavorful, and comes together quickly. It is a great choice for a healthy lunch or a simple dinner. You can also serve it with a larger meal spread.
Get the Recipe: Easy Salmon Pasta Salad

Copycat Domino’s Cheddar Bacon Loaded Tots

A tray of cheddar bacon loaded tater tots, drizzled with Alfredo sauce, with a hand-picking one up.
Copycat Domino’s Cheddar Bacon Loaded Tots. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

Enjoy the cheesy, bacon-filled goodness of these Copycat Domino’s Cheddar Bacon Loaded Tots. They’re a fun, easy treat that mimics the popular Domino’s side dish. Perfect for movie nights or when you’re craving something savory and decadent. Easy to prepare, even easier to enjoy!
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