Have you been flipping through cookbooks looking for something new but ended up feeling a bit underwhelmed? Here’s something special for you – a list of 15 super easy recipes that you’ll not find in your average cookbook. These are like hidden gems, set to bring a dash of surprise to your kitchen without stressing you out. Perfect for spicing up dinner time or impressing your friends, without a fuss.

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.

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.

Bite into the flavors of Little Italy with this Copycat Maggiano’s Little Italy Sausage & Peppers. It brings the taste of Maggiano’s right into your kitchen without the complexity. A perfect choice for a hearty meal that’s simplified for home cooks. Impress your guests or treat yourself any night of the week.
Get the Recipe: Copycat Maggiano’s Little Italy Sausage & Peppers

Slow Cooker Porcupine Meatballs

A plate of porcupine meatballs covered in tomato sauce and garnished with fresh basil.
Slow Cooker Porcupine Meatballs. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

Set it and forget it with these Slow Cooker Porcupine Meatballs. A unique twist on a classic, these meatballs come together with minimal effort. Ideal for busy days when you want to come home to a comforting meal. Just throw the ingredients in and let the slow cooker do its magic.
Get the Recipe: Slow Cooker Porcupine Meatballs

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.

Feel the warmth of Sicilian kitchens with this Copycat Carrabba’s Mama Mandola’s Sicilian Chicken Soup. It’s a soup that comforts the soul without needing a trip to Italy. Great for chilly evenings or when you need a bowl of homemade love. Simple ingredients, big flavors, and all in your control.
Get the Recipe: Copycat Carrabba’s Mama Mandola’s Sicilian Chicken Soup

Leftover Steak Soft Tacos

Top-down shot of two Leftover Steak Soft Tacos on a slate board.
Leftover Steak Soft Tacos. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

Turn yesterday’s steak into today’s mouth-watering Leftover Steak Soft Tacos. It’s a smart and delicious way to repurpose leftovers into an exciting meal. No more boring repeat dinners; these tacos bring the sizzle back to your plate. Easy, quick, and absolutely delicious — dinner is served.
Get the Recipe: Leftover Steak Soft Tacos

Copycat Jason’s Deli Irish Potato Soup

Two bowls of Copycat Jason's Deli Irish Potato Soup on a wooden table.
Copycat Jason’s Deli Irish Potato Soup. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

Enjoy the creamy, cozy goodness of Copycat Jason’s Deli Irish Potato Soup, made simple. This recipe turns a deli favorite into an easy, at-home comfort food star. No need for a long grocery list, just warmth in a bowl. Amazing for a comforting meal that feels like a hug.
Get the Recipe: Copycat Jason’s Deli Irish Potato Soup

Wild Rice Salad

Wild rice salad served on a white rectangular plate.
Wild Rice Salad. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

Refresh your salad game with this Wild Rice Salad that’s anything but ordinary. It’s the perfect blend of textures and flavors, made in no time. It’s a great side or a light main dish, this salad promises to wow. Easy, healthy, and packed with flavor — what’s not to love?
Get the Recipe: Wild Rice 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.

Bring the flavor of Domino’s into your kitchen with these Copycat Domino’s Cheddar Bacon Loaded Tots. It’s a game night favorite made easy, crispy, and cheesy right at home. Skip the takeout and create a snack that gets everyone talking. With a few simple steps, you’re in snack heaven.
Get the Recipe: Copycat Domino’s Cheddar Bacon Loaded Tots

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.

Start your morning with a sunny twist on the classic Eggs Benedict. California Eggs Benedict is a breakfast makeover that’s as delicious as it is easy to make. Level up your brunch game without the fuss, bringing a touch of Californian flair to your table. Fresh, simple, and a sure crowd-pleaser.
Get the Recipe: California Eggs Benedict

Cucumber Salad with Feta

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

Freshen up your meal with a simple yet delicious Cucumber Salad with Feta. It’s an amazing, easy side dish that pairs well with any meal. Light, refreshing, and ready in minutes, this salad is a go-to for a quick, healthy addition to your table. Wave goodbye to boring salads!
Get the Recipe: Cucumber Salad with Feta

Diner Style Salisbury Steak

A plate of Salisbury steak with gravy on mashed potatoes, and a side of peas on a white square dish.
Diner Style Salisbury Steak. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

Recreate the classic diner experience with this simple Diner Style Salisbury Steak. It’s comfort food made easy, bringing that savory satisfaction right to your home. It’s ideal for a cozy meal without the discomfort of a crowded diner. Delicious, simple, and utterly filling.
Get the Recipe: Diner Style Salisbury Steak

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.

Kick your pasta salad up a notch with this Easy Salmon Pasta Salad twist. It’s a meal that’s both hearty and light, perfect for any occasion. Great for picnics, potlucks, or a mouthwatering dinner, it combines simplicity with a touch of elegance. Quick to make and delicious to eat.
Get the Recipe: Easy Salmon Pasta Salad

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.

Level up your toast game with this Cottage Cheese Toast with Blueberries combination. It’s a healthy, no-fuss breakfast or snack that’s as nutritious as it is delicious. Simple ingredients, full of flavors, and ready in no time. This toast is a game-changer for your morning routine.
Get the Recipe: Cottage Cheese Toast with Blueberries

Pizza Pasta Salad

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

Combine two favorites into one with this Pizza Pasta Salad. It’s a fun, easy dish that’s amazing for parties or a family dinner. It’s quick to throw together, and a hit with kids and adults alike. Welcome your new go-to for a no-stress, crowd-pleasing meal.
Get the Recipe: Pizza Pasta Salad

Leftover Steak Quesadilla

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

Make the most of your leftovers with these easy Leftover Steak Quesadilla. They’re a cheesy, satisfying way to repurpose steak into something extraordinary. Simple, speedy, and scrumptious, it’s the answer to “What’s for dinner?” when time and ingredients are limited.
Get the Recipe: Leftover Steak Quesadilla

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.

Put a fresh spin on dinner with this Chinese Chicken Salad. It’s a healthy and flavorful option that comes together fast. Perfect for a light lunch or dinner, this salad offers a delicious blend of crunch and tang. Who said fast food can’t be healthy and delicious?
Get the Recipe: Chinese Chicken Salad

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