15 Last-Minute Dinners You Didn't Know You Needed

By Pie Squared
Created March 1, 2017
15 Last-Minute Dinners You Didn't Know You Needed
We’ve pulled together our favorite no-time, no-problem recipes. Dinner’s done for a solid two weeks ahead. Ready, set, eat! MORE+ LESS-

Want to eat like a king, even when you have minimal time to whip up your royal feast? 

We’ve pulled together our favorite no-time, no-problem recipes; all you have to do is keep this short list of supplies on hand and dinner’s done for a solid two weeks ahead. Ready, set, eat!

Keep these on hand:

  • Green Giant™ Steamers™ frozen mixed vegetables
  • Pillsbury™ Refrigerated Crescent Rolls
  • Pillsbury™ Refrigerated Pizza Crust
  • Pillsbury™ Grands!™ refrigerated biscuits
  • Old El Paso Salsa
  • Old El Paso Tortillas
  • Progresso Chicken Broth
  • Shredded cheese
  • Totino’s™ Pizza Rolls™

1. Cheesy Chicken And Bacon Rollups

You’ll start by getting rotisserie chicken just for the leftover shredded bits. Mix ’em up with a few ingredients, roll ’em into crescents, and let the devouring begin.


2. Mini Tortilla-Crust Pizzas

It’s genius: Cut tortillas into eeny-teeny pizza crusts, and dinner’s done faster than you can say “Mexican meets Milan”.


3. Quick Chicken Quesadillas

Melty cheese, spiced chicken for a little zest, on the table in under a half-hour. Now this is living.


4. Ham and Cheese Crescent Roll-Ups

They’re a super-fun, quick handheld dinner at the table, or throw a few in a bag for busy errand nights. Cheese, ham, roll, GO.


5. 10-Minute Creamy Basil Chicken Dinner

Yes, we said 10 minutes. 5 easy ingredients, and you can impress a tableful of guests.


6. Chicken And Broccoli Pinwheels

It’s comfort food that doesn’t demand a lot of time or effort—which means the cook gets to chill over dinner, too.


7. Quick Pasta Parfait

Dinner at home feels like a three-star dining event when you serve this simple, four-ingredient pasta dish in a fancy parfait.


8. One-Pot Cheesy Chicken And Mini Dumplings

Talk about fast food: Prepped breadsticks, mixed frozen veggies, rotisserie chicken, and DONE.


9. One-Pot Mexican Spaghetti

Sure, you could just boil pasta and add tomato sauce—or you could add a teeny bit more effort and have a full-on fiesta.


10. Easy Cheese Enchiladas

So simple to make, a double-batch takes no extra time at all—and might be a good idea, considering they are OMG good.


11. 5-Minute Pizza Roll Dip

A little kitchen pro tip: A ready-made snack becomes a satisfying meal when you make a little homemade dip to round out the flavor.


12. Deep Dish Pizza Casserole

Deep, thick and chewy: if this is your kind of pizza, you can have complete satisfaction in a half-hour. Face it, that’s faster than delivery. Sorry, pizza guys. Maybe tomorrow.


13. Smokehouse Chili With A Kick

Know how you add a little spice to jar tomato sauce to personalize it? Same approach here, with a squeeze of fresh lime and a hit of sriracha turning canned chili into a restaurant-worthy bowl of awesome.


14. Grands!® Mini Pizzas

What is it about mini foods that turn meals into big fun? Flaky crust from pressed biscuit dough, classic pizza toppings: Nothing but good times ahead, just a half-hour away.


15. Easy Beef Ten-Minute Taco Boats

This’ll totally float your boat: no-spillover tacos with just the right spice mixed right in. Delicious is on the menu, people!