14 Easy, One-Sentence Recipes (2024)

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Why bother dragging out that heavy cookbook? These yummy-looking recipes are so simple that they can be wrapped up in one sentence.

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Herbed Skillet Chicken

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Toss 1 lb. white mushrooms, halved; 1 sm. red onion, cut into 8 wedges; 2 Tbsp. olive oil; and 1 tsp. fresh thyme leaves in 12-in. cast-iron or heavy skillet and top with 4 chicken-leg quarters; sprinkle with 1 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. pepper and roast at 450°F 35 to 40 min. or until cooked through (165°F).

Serves 4

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Grasshopper Tiramisu

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Layer in 8-in. square pan lined with plastic wrap 2 loaves chocolate pound cake, cut into 1/2-in.-thick slices and brushed with 1/4 c. Irish cream–flavored liqueur, and mixture of 1 1/2 c. whipped cream, 8 oz. softened cream cheese, and 1/4 c. confectioners' sugar; chill 3 hrs., then top with shaved crème de menthe thin mints.

Serves 8

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Cheddar-Beer Fondue

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Heat 12 oz. light beer, 1/2 tsp. Dijon mustard, 1 garlic clove, crushed with press, 1/4 tsp. hot sauce in 4-qt. saucepan on low; whisk in 4 c. shredded sharp Cheddar cheese tossed with 2 Tbsp. cornstarch until melted and smooth.

Serve with sliced cooked sausage, cooked new potatoes, bread cubes, and apple slices for dipping.

Makes 2 1/2 cups

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Asparagus-Ricotta Tart

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Pour mixture of 15 oz. ricotta cheese, 4 lg. eggs, 1/4 c. milk, 3 Tbsp. snipped chives, 1/4 tsp. each salt and pepper into 10-in. nonstick oven-safe skillet; pencil-thin asparagus spears, trimmed to fit, and bake in 375° oven for 40 min.

Serves 4

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Chocolate-Macaroon Tart

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Press 10 oz. coconut macaroon cookies into a greased 9-in. pie plate, then pour 1 c. boiling heavy cream over 1 lb. finely chopped semisweet or bittersweet chocolate in heatproof bowl and stir until smooth; pour into crust, chill 6 hours, and top with raspberries and slivered orange peel.

Serves 12

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Shrimp and Green Apple Salad

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Toss 12 oz. cooked shelled shrimp, 1 sm. Granny Smith apple, cored and thinly sliced, 1/2 seedless (English) cucumber, thinly sliced, 3 Tbsp. orange juice, Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil, and 1 tsp. hot pepper sauce (such as Tabasco); arrange on two dinner plates, sprinkle with 1/4 tsp. each salt and pepper, and, if desired, garnish with 2 Tbsp. toasted pine nuts.

Serves 2

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Easy Plum Tart

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Spread 3/4 c. canned almond pastry filling on 1 (9-in.) refrigerated premade piecrust (rolled out to 12 inches on parchment-paper–lined cookie sheet), leaving 2-inch border; top with 4 to 5 sliced med. plums, fold in edges, and bake at 400°F for 30 to 35 min. or until crust is golden and filling is bubbling.

Serves 8 to 10

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Crustless Tomato Pie

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Whisk 1/2 c. milk and 1 Tbsp. cornstarch in lg. bowl, then whisk in 1 (15-oz.) container ricotta cheese, 4 lg. eggs, 1/2 c. each chopped basil and grated Parmesan cheese, 1/4 c. sliced green onions, and 1/2 tsp. salt; pour into nonstick 10-in. skillet with oven-safe handle, top with 1 lb. tomatoes, sliced, and bake at 375°F for 35 to 40 min. or until set and puffed.

Serves 6

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Quick Chicken Kabobs

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Toss 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cubed, 3 Tbsp. olive oil, and 2 Tbsp. soy sauce; thread on soaked wooden skewers, alternating with 3 lg. nectarines, cubed, and 1 bunch green onions, cut into 1-in. pieces, and grill on med.-high, basting with 1/4 c. cider vinegar, 10 min. or until chicken is cooked through (165°F), turning over once.

Serves 4

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California Sunrise Toast

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Mash 1 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted, and cubed; 1/2 tsp. lemon juice; and 1/4 tsp. each salt and crushed red pepper in med. bowl; spread on 4 slices toasted whole-grain bread and top each with 1 fried egg.

Serves 4

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Maple-Orange Cranberry Sauce

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Simmer 2 (12-oz.) bags fresh or frozen (thawed) cranberries; 1/2 c. each sugar, maple syrup, and orange juice; 1 Tbsp. finely grated orange peel; and 1/4 tsp. each salt and pepper in med. saucepan on med.-high 10 to 15 min. or until slightly thickened.

Serves 8

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Citrus Trifle

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Layer 3 (11-oz.) pound cakes, cubed, in 4-qt. trifle bowl with 3 c. vanilla pudding, 1 (10-oz.) jar lemon curd, and 5 med. oranges, sliced into half-moons; cover, refrigerate 4 hrs. or overnight, then top with 2 c. whipped cream and orange peel.

Serves 10

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Apple Granola Muffins

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Mix 2 c. all-purpose baking mix (such as Bisquick), 2/3 c. milk, 1/3 c. packed brown sugar, 1 lg. egg, 2 Tbsp. melted butter, 1 tsp. vanilla extract, and 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon; stir in 1 apple, peeled and finely chopped, and 1/2 c. each crumbled granola and dried cranberries, then divide among paper-lined muffin tin cups and bake at 375°F 15 to 18 min. or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Serves 12

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Pomegranate Poached Pears

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Simmer 1 cinnamon stick, 4 c. pomegranate juice, 6 peeled, halved, and cored pears, and 1/4 c. sugar in 4-quart saucepan until pears are tender (15 to 25 minutes). Serve with sour cream and a sprig of mint.

Serves 6

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5-Minute Lemon-Berry Meringue Nests

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Fill each of 8 prepared meringue shells (from one package) with 1 tablespoon each whipped cream and lemon curd. Top with blueberries and blackberries.

Serves 8

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14 Easy, One-Sentence Recipes (2024)


What to cook for 12 people? ›

19 Ideas For Easy Meals For Large Groups
  • Taco Bar. A taco bar is one of the best inexpensive meals for large groups. ...
  • Meatballs. ...
  • Butter Chicken. ...
  • Lasagna. ...
  • Chili. ...
  • Homemade Pizza. ...
  • Baked Pasta. ...
  • Skewers.
Apr 4, 2023

How much food to cook for 14 people? ›

Rules to Plan By

Each adult will consume 1 pound of food total; children, about 1/2 pound. The more options you have, the less you need of each; decrease the main course portion sizes by 1 to 2 ounces if served on a buffet. Guests will always eat — and drink — more at night than during the day.

What to feed 50 people? ›

Soups and Stews That Are Great to Feed a Large Crowd
  • Calico Beans.
  • The Simplest White Chicken Chili.
  • Simple Hamburger Soup.
  • Simple Crock Pot Chicken Soup with a Kick.
  • Last-Minute Lentil Chili.
  • 20-Minute Taco Soup.
  • Potato Soup.
  • Chili.
Jul 24, 2011

What is a good meal for 10 people? ›

8 Delicious Dinners That Feed A Crowd
  • Classic Lasagna. ...
  • Pulled Pork. ...
  • White Chicken Chili. ...
  • Sloppy Joes. ...
  • Beef Stew with Carrots & Potatoes. ...
  • Gail Simmons' Epic Spaghetti Pie. ...
  • Moroccan-Style Brisket with Dried Fruit & Capers. ...
  • The Ultimate Chili Recipe.

What do you feed 100 guests? ›

20 Great inexpensive party food ideas
  • Vegetables with dips. Serve vegetables like celery sticks with feta dip comprising feta cheese, olives, lemon juice, and a few olives. ...
  • Burritos. ...
  • French toast. ...
  • Eggplant casserole. ...
  • Crackers, cheese, and beef jerky platters. ...
  • Muffins. ...
  • S'mores. ...
  • Fruit salad.
Oct 13, 2022

How can I make a sandwich? ›

  1. Toast the bread slices if desired.
  2. Spread mayonnaise and mustard on one or both slices of bread.
  3. Layer the deli meat, cheese, lettuce, and tomato slices on one of the bread slices.
  4. Sprinkle salt and pepper on top of the ingredients.
  5. Close the sandwich with the other slice of bread.
  6. Slice the sandwich in half and serve.
Mar 9, 2023

How to eat in 15 minutes? ›

15-minute meal recipes
  1. Prawn laksa curry bowl. A star rating of 4.4 out of 5. ...
  2. Miso & ginger prawn noodle salad. A star rating of 4.8 out of 5. ...
  3. Sardines & tomatoes on toast. ...
  4. Prawn & coconut soup. ...
  5. Creamy tomato courgetti. ...
  6. Tahini noodles with red cabbage & Sichuan peppercorn slaw. ...
  7. Beetroot, feta & grain salad. ...
  8. Citrus salmon salad.

How to feed 12 people cheaply? ›

Create a “Bar” and feed everyone cafeteria-style

There are lots of bar ideas out there, such as the Nacho bar, Baked potato bar, Burrito bar, Hot dog bar, Root Beer float bar, Hawaiian Haystacks bar, Sandwich bar, etc. All of these can be done on the cheap, and links to all these ideas can be found below.

What to feed 13 people? ›

13 Meals to Feed a House Full of Guests
  • Green Chile Enchiladas. Elise Bauer. ...
  • Best Ever Sloppy Joes. Elise Bauer. ...
  • Easy Chicken Lo Mein. Nick Evans. ...
  • Ham and Cheese Pasta Bake. Elise Bauer. ...
  • Easy Tomato Soup. Alison Bickle. ...
  • Grilled Cheese BLT. Aaron Hutcherson. ...
  • Turkey Tetrazzini. Elise Bauer. ...
  • Mexican Tostada. Elise Bauer.
Dec 3, 2019

How to feed 6 people cheaply? ›

Budget meals for large families
  1. Orzotto with pancetta & peas. ...
  2. Double bean & roasted pepper chilli. ...
  3. Halloumi flatbreads. ...
  4. Slow cooker ratatouille. ...
  5. Easy sausage casserole.
  6. Courgette & tomato soup. ...
  7. Mexican pulled chicken & beans.
  8. Vegetable curry for a crowd.

What feeds 12 people? ›

17 Easy Meals for a Group of 12 (Budget-Friendly)
  • Blueberry Balsamic Goat Cheese Appetizer. Blueberry Balsamic Goat Cheese Appetizer. ...
  • Asian Glazed Turkey Meatballs. Asian Glazed Turkey Meatballs. ...
  • Baked Honey Mustard Chicken. Baked Honey Mustard Chicken.
  • Savory Cheesy Zucchini Muffins.
Jul 12, 2020

How many appetizers do I need for 12 people? ›

A good rule of thumb when working with your caterer on just how many hors d'oeuvres to choose is as follows: for 10 – 12 guests a minimum of 5 selections, 25 guests a minimum of 9 selections and for 50 guests, a minimum of 13 selections.

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