This Is What Foodies Make When They Don't Have Time to Cook

You’ve spent hours toiling at your desk, ticked a torrent of tasks off your to-do list, and finally arrived home. But before you can relax on the sofa with a glass of wine, there’s one more thing to take care of: dinner. It’s the busy woman’s dilemma. Do you give in to temptation and speed-dial takeout or muster the energy to whip up a healthy homemade meal?

To find a simple solution, we turned to seven skilled foodies to discover their go-to recipe on busy weeknights. In other words, this is what gourmands cook when they can’t be bothered to cook. Here, they reveal the super easy meals that take minutes to make with items that are probably already in your pantry. Put down the takeout menu—these cheat recipes are the weeknight solution you’ve been looking for.


This post was originally published on September 13, 2016, and has since been updated.