Supermarket Ingredient Shortcuts

From store-bought rotisserie chicken to frozen vegetables, these recipes make use of quick fixes at the grocery store that'll help you get dinner done quicker tonight.

Photo By: Renee Comet ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Renee Comet ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Renee Comet ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Renee Comet ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Renee Comet ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

30-Minute Coq au Vin

Classic coq au vin can take up to two days to prepare, including marinating the chicken overnight. We make a red wine sauce with bacon, mushrooms and pearl onions (the frozen variety, so you can skip the tedious peeling), then slip in rotisserie chicken pieces to warm through, and voila!

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Shortcut Shepherd's Pie

How many times have you made mashed potatoes just so you'll have leftovers for shepherd's pie? Using potato tots instead not only saves you time, but makes for a crispy topping that's a nice contrast to the creamy beef filling.

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Shortcut Moroccan Vegetable Tagine with Couscous

This quick take on a veggie-packed tagine has the rich flavor of long-simmered ingredients but is fast enough to make on a weeknight, thanks to frozen diced squash and canned beans.

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Shortcut Noodle-Bowl Lettuce Wraps

This twist on a Vietnamese noodle bowl tucks vegetables, charred pork loin and ramen noodles into a lettuce leaf for sweet-savory bites that are way more satisfying than a salad. Pick up precut and trimmed vegetables from a salad bar ––  almost any variety will work –– for a dinner that comes together in minutes.

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Shortcut Peach Pie

Frozen peaches let you have peach pie anytime, but they're picked underripe and are often not the peachiest peaches around. Adding peach jam sweetens and boosts the flavor. So does cooking them first over direct heat, which caramelizes the sugars and also speeds up the baking time. Use packaged cookie dough for the crust, and you have peach pie in 45 minutes.

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