Seriously. The recipe you’ve been searching for is finally here. Yes! In .this.post. A no-bake lasagna recipe that even the busiest parent can make in the middle of the week!
If you can boil water and cook noodles… you can make this no-bake lasagna recipe-no matter how hectic dinner time might be. Check out how easy it is to make in the video below.
But seriously, why would one want an easy of a lasagna recipe like this one? I mean, what’s the point, right? Well, say it’s 5:45 p.m. and everyone is ready for dinner, and just as you take the frozen pan of lasagna from the freezer you realize that it’s going to take more than 1 hour to bake in the oven! And everyone wants lasagna…
Well, that’s why you need THIS recipe.
You’ve seen pictures online of the cute school lunches with fruit cut like flowers and sandwiches in shapes of animals. You think, who has time for that?? But don’t worry! Packing lunch is a breeze with these easy weeknight dinner recipes that turn into delicious leftovers for school the next day; all you have to do is pack the thermoses and you’re good to go!
Do you need more weeknight dinner ideas that make great lunch leftovers? Get a sample meal plan here and don’t think twice about what to cook again.
These recipes are kind of like a two-for-one: cook once and get two meals. Win! What’s best is that all these meals are just delicious the next day as they were for dinner.
Forget the sandwiches and enjoy these easy school lunch ideas from the leftovers you’ll have after making these delicious dinners!
This soup is a great way to pack all the veggies your kids need in one meal without all the unnecessary ingredients you’ll find in canned soup! This recipe is so easy to make for dinner and even easier to pack for lunch. Just put some in a thermos and you’re good to go!
Don’t be intimidated by this spaghetti carbonara; it’s actually really simple! Kids won’t be able to resist the cheesy spaghetti or bacon, so this is a great dish to add to your dinner rotation. It’s great for the next day’s lunch packed in a thermos (unless your family gobbles it all up for dinner!)
This creamy chicken and broccoli alfredo is made in one skillet and is an awesome way to get your kids to eat their green veggies! A perfect blend of noodles, chicken, cheese, and broccoli, this recipe is one you’ll definitely want to have on hand for quick weeknight meals and easy school lunch leftovers.
Another easy skillet meal that makes fantastic thermos lunches for school the next day! Your family will think you spent hours cooking this delicious sun dried tomato chicken dish, but it all comes together in under an hour. Kids will love to open their thermos at lunch and find this creamy pasta!
A creamy, hearty baked potato soup that requires almost no effort? It’s a winner in my book–and yours too, I’m sure! Simply throw all your ingredients in the slow cooker and let the magic happen. A dinner that cooks itself and makes great thermos lunches for school is a dinner I can love!
This easy dinner requires just one skillet (less dirty dishes!) and makes delicious leftovers for you and your kids. You get the same savory, cheesy flavors of lasagna without the hours of preparation and baking. Simply place the leftovers in a thermos for the next day and you won’t even have to think about what to pack for lunch!
Crockpot meals are ideal for busy families who may not always have time to cook dinner every night. All you have to do is throw everything in and let it cook; it’s as simple as that. Pair the easiness of a slow cooker meal with a classic like chicken noodle soup and you have a dinner the whole family will have seconds (or thirds) of. Your kids will love to open their lunchbox the next day and find a thermos full of this yummy soup!
Put some spice into your lunch-packing routine with this Creole Jambalaya Pasta Salad! It’s filling, packed with veggies, and has just a kick of Cajun spice, but feel free to adjust it to your family’s preferences. Enjoy this New Orleans-inspired dish for dinner and pack cold leftovers for lunch the next day.
Keep checking in here at MOMables.com for more back-to-school tips and ideas and check out our sample meal plan to make dinner a little easier for you and your family!
What do you do with all of your holiday leftovers?
There are only so many times you can eat it the same way, then there comes a point where you just can’t handle another plain slice of turkey. It gets to be too much.
That’s why we love coming up with creative ways to repurpose leftovers here at MOMables! We have everything you need, right here! That includes your abundance of leftover turkey in the fridge waiting to be enjoyed. Here are 20 delicious ideas we’ve compiled from our own blog and around the web to kick-start your recipe making.
Turkey Stuffing Burgers: Turn that leftover stuffing and turkey into a burger patty! Enjoy it on leftover rolls or a bun. Garnish with cranberry sauce or relish.
Homemade Pasta Helper: Better than boxed! A great homemade recipe that’s adaptable for any meat, which makes it great for turkey leftovers.
Thanksgiving Cupcakes: What kid can turn down any food with cupcake in the title? A fun way for the whole family to nibble on the bite-size treats as a meal or an appetizer.
Pot Pies: Instead of chicken, dice up that turkey, and bake it in a delicious pot pie for dinner. They also freeze great so you can enjoy them in the future.
Southern Gumbo: This time of year, when the weather gets cooler, there’s nothing better than a warm bowl of stew or gumbo at dinnertime. This Southern Gumbo recipe is perfect for using up holiday leftovers.
More of our favorites:
Stuffed Peppers: Daily Unadventures in Cooking shares an easy and yummy new way to enjoy those leftovers with their Stuffed Peppers recipe.
Turkey Chili with Kale: This was too delicious not to share! The Kitchn shows how to make a healthy chili with turkey leftovers. You could even serve it over rice for another spin on this hearty dish.
Thanksgiving Eggs Benedict: Leftovers aren’t just for lunch or dinner. Check out this recipe for a fun twist on breakfast.
Turkey Reuben Panini: Growing up, my father loved hot Reuben sandwiches. This recipe by PaniniHappy would’ve been a hit in my house.
Turkey Quinoa Meatballs: Who says turkey can only be a sandwich? Turn it into a delicious meatball instead, thanks to Fitnessista.
Turkey Taco Wraps: Speaking of quinoa, here’s another healthy idea–turning it into a hearty taco instead.
Club Eggrolls: Use turkey instead of chicken for these easy prep, quick-fix eggrolls from DinnerDishes&Desserts.
Turkey Nachos: I’m a chip addict. Nachos are right up my alley for leftovers thanks to this delish idea from Whole Foods Market, including cranberry salsa to go with it.
Turkey Casserole: A great weeknight dish that you can prep ahead and bake up for dinner during your busy workweek.
Turkey & Cranberry Sushi: I never would have thought to make Sushi out of Thanksgiving leftovers! This clever recipe is thanks to ClosetCooking.
Cranberry Sauced Muffins: It’s not only about the turkey when it comes to Thanksgiving leftovers. Here is a yummy muffin recipe to use up that extra cranberry sauce.