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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 beef filling.
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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 parts to warm through, and voila!
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Spiced Couscous and Chicken
Whip up this healthy and hearty couscous dish in 15 minutes or less, thanks to ready-to-go rotisserie chicken.
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Lemon Chicken Soup and Salad
Using store-bought rotisserie chicken will cut down on the cooking time for this easy soup and salad combo.
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Creamy Baked Fettuccine with Asiago and Thyme
Store-bought creme fraiche is the key to making Giada's five ingredient recipe into a creamy baked pasta.
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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.
Get the Recipe: Shortcut Moroccan Vegetable Tagine with Couscous
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 pre-cut and trimmed vegetables from a salad bar-almost any variety will work-for a dinner that comes together in minutes.
Get the Recipe: Shortcut Noodle-Bowl Lettuce Wraps
The combination of homemade meatballs and packaged refrigerated cheese tortellini mean that this soup comes together in just 35 minutes.
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Chicken and Dumplings
Store-bought rotisserie chicken plus pre-cut vegetables mean this stew can come together in only 45 minutes.
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Chicken and Cheese Poutine
This Canadian fast food takes a turn on the dinner table thanks to the addition of rotisserie chicken and quick-cooking frozen peas.
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Manhattan Clam Chowder
Frozen shelled clams make this soup come together more quickly than you might think.
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Chicken and Black Bean Tostadas
These tostadas are a home run with seasoned black beans, crunchy red cabbage and radishes topped with a cool zesty dressing and served on crispy tortillas — and, of course, shredded rotisserie chicken.
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Middle Eastern Mezze Plate
Turn all of your favorite Mediteranean ingredients lfrom the supermarket into a complete plate.
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Kung Pao Chicken
Pick up precut vegetables at the supermarket to cut down on prep time for this chicken stir-fry.
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Chicken and Egg Soup with Pastina
This easy soup is full of fresh flavors, thanks to feta, lemon, dill and spinach added to a rich and creamy base.
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Prep Ree’s shortcut pho ahead of time, then just add hot water for a quick dinner that’s better than takeout.
Get the Recipe: Ramen Pho