Back-to-School Made Easy

Food Network Kitchens knows that when school is in session, easy dinners and quick breakfasts are essential for staying on a tight schedule. They're making school days easier with freezer-friendly snacks, make-ahead breakfasts and more.

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Back-to-School Made Easy

Get recipes for quick dinners, freezable snacks, one-dish desserts and more school-day delights.

Beef With Broccoli Teriyaki and Ramen Noodles

Using convenient ramen noodles and slicing the steak very thinly make this a fast recipe for busy families. To keep the steak juicy, be careful not to overcook it.

Get the Recipe: Beef with Broccoli Teriyaki and Ramen Noodles

Cheddar BBQ Meatloaf Muffins

These meatloaf muffins — a cross between a meatball and a mini meatloaf — are easy to freeze in individual portions. Make a double batch now and freeze half for dinner next week.

Get the Recipe: Cheddar BBQ Meatloaf Muffins

Ham and Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts

There's no reason weeknight dinners can't be elegant as well as easy, and this recipe is proof of that. Adding the herbs at the very end keeps them a nice bright green for serving.

Get the Recipe: Ham and Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Mini Whole Wheat Banana Breads With Chocolate Chips

These mini loaves are the perfect size for a bake-sale treat or to keep in the freezer for a go-to after-school snack.

Get the Recipe: Mini Whole Wheat Banana Breads with Chocolate Chips

Almost Instant Pancake Mix

Freshly made pancakes are not just for weekends. This recipe makes it easy to get a batch on the table long before the school bus arrives. The ground oats and hint of lemon make them extra special.

Get the Recipe: Almost Instant Pancake Mix

English Muffin Pizzas

These pizzas can be made ahead and frozen for the perfect after-school snack. No need to thaw; just add your favorite toppings and bake.

Get the Recipe: English Muffin Pizzas

Crispy Sliced Roasted Potatoes

These are a healthier and simpler alternative to homemade French fries or chips, and the perfect side when there's a chicken or roast already in the oven.

Get the Recipe: Crispy Sliced Roasted Potatoes

Quick Pulled Pork Tostadas

Tailor these tostadas to your family's liking by adding refried beans, guacamole or a fruity salsa, like mango. And if you don't have tostada shells on hand, make some in a pinch using corn tortillas.

Get the Recipe: Quick Pulled Pork Tostadas

One Bowl Cocoa Brownies

Customize these low-impact brownies with different combinations of your family's favorite toppings — and make everyone happy.

Get the Recipe: One Bowl Cocoa Brownies

Slow Cooker Sausage, Bean and Pasta Stew

Including a Parmesan rind during cooking adds a complexity and depth of flavor to this stew. Hold on to your rinds instead of tossing them; they can be wrapped in plastic and kept in your refrigerator to add to soups, stews and sauces during cooking. Just discard before serving.

Get the Recipe: Slow Cooker Sausage, Bean and Pasta Stew

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