Moms are short on time, always looking to save money, and still have a lot of hungry mouths to feed. You want to provide a great meal for your family every night that they will enjoy and that will keep them satisfied. Unfortunately, all of these things do not usually go together and many moms’ idea of comfort food is from-the-box mac and cheese. However, the ultimate goal to find a meal that is healthy, inexpensive, satisfying, easy to make, and delicious still remains.
There are some ways that any mom, even the busiest moms who are not all-star chefs, can make a delicious comfort food meal that satisfies all of these needs and demands. You can find a way to enjoy the comfort food that your family loves without spending all of your valuable time in the kitchen. Here are a few ideas for comfort food recipes that you can alter slightly to make them quick and easy to prepare.
Cheesy Chicken Chili
You love the warm and hearty goodness of chili, but you don’t want to spend hours monitoring a pot to make sure that it is cooked to perfection. Instead, try this easy and fast Sargento Recipes cheesy chicken chili recipe that allows you to spend a short 20 minutes creating a comforting food that your family can adapt to their perfect taste easily. Simply cook through all ingredients in a saucepan and then simmer for 15 minutes to cut the time of this great fall dish.
Baked Chicken Parmesan
Chicken parmesan has a lot of different steps and is a very tedious recipe when you make the traditional fried version, but trying a baked version will not only save you time, but it will also create a healthier recipe for your family. Coat chicken breasts in egg and bread crumbs and top with parmesan cheese and marinara sauce. Bake until the chicken is cooked through and serve over spaghetti for the perfect Italian feast.
Easy Baked Ziti
Between waiting for the think noodles to boil, stuffing the ziti noodles, and then baking, this recipe is the definition of time-consuming for a busy mom. Try out an easier alternative that is nowhere near short on the flavors and textures that you love to expect from baked ziti. Use penne noodles instead, which cook much faster, and instead of stuffing them with cheese and meat, simply mix the combination together in a baking dish and pop them in the oven for a few minutes to melt everything together. It’s easy, fast, and delicious.
Scalloped Potatoes with Cheese
This is a side dish that will complement any simple meat or vegetable main course perfectly, but it is not very easy for a mom who’s short on time. Save time by keeping the skin on your potatoes and slicing them into bigger slices. Boil the slices instead of the whole potato and reduce baking time by boiling them first.
Sargento covered the costs of the ingredients used in these recipes, but the opinions are my own.