Too Busy or Hate Cooking? Try One of These Hassle-Free Recipes

Not everyone wants to be a top chef. Some of us just want to get the cooking done as quickly as possible so we can eat the finished result! If you’re looking for some delicious, healthy recipes that are low in effort but high in flavor, why not give one of these hassle-free recipes a try? These recipes are so easy that anyone could make them—you’ll be sitting down to a tasty dinner in no time.

Pan Seared Lemon-Thyme Tilapia

This simple pan seared lemon-thyme Tilapia recipe may have only a few ingredients, but it is absolutely bursting with bold flavors of lemon and garlic. It can all be cooked in one frying pan, so cleanup is a snap! Not only is this recipe easy, but it’s also healthy, as Tilapia is a lean protein that contains essential nutrients such B-vitamins and potassium.

Try the recipe: Pan Seared Lemon-Thyme Tilapia from Regal Springs.

Chipotle Chicken Fajitas

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Don’t let the list of ingredients in these chipotle chicken fajitas overwhelm you! This recipe is extremely easy to make, uses only one pan, takes only 30 minutes of your time and will fool everyone into thinking you’ve been slaving away all day in the kitchen. The cumin and chili powder add a bit of spice to this Mexican-inspired recipe, while the veggies will give you and your family a nutrient boost.

Try the recipe: Chipotle Chicken Fajitas recipe from Country Living.

Tomato and Basil Pasta

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This simple tomato and basil pasta will have your kitchen smelling heavenly in almost no time at all. It calls for only seven ingredients, and since the tomatoes are canned, you can keep the ingredients for this recipe on hand for whenever you need to whip up a quick dinner.

The savory trio of garlic, tomato and basil blend together to create a homemade pasta sauce that will rival your favorite takeout pasta dish. For a healthier alternative, opt for whole-wheat or vegetable-based pasta.

Try the recipe: Tomato and Basil Pasta from

Easy Shrimp and Broccoli Stir Fry

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This easy shrimp and broccoli stir fry comes together in just 20 minutes and has a delicious shrimp and broccoli base with a homemade Asian sauce. Simply whisk together the sauce ingredients, including ginger, rice wine vinegar and soy sauce, then pour it over cooked broccoli and shrimp. The broccoli florets really soak up the sauce, meaning even the most reluctant green veggie eaters will be asking for seconds.

Try the recipe: Easy Shrimp and Broccoli Stir Fry from Damn Delicious.

Blackened Tilapia

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If you’re a seafood fan, you simply have to try this blackened Tilapia recipe. It takes only minutes to prepare and can be made even easier by substituting the list of spices for your favorite Cajun spice blend. All you have to do is sprinkle the spice rub over the Tilapia fillets, cook the Tilapia on the stove for 2-3 minutes per side and voila! Dinner is served.

Try the recipe: Blackened Tilapia from Once Upon a Chef. 

On those days when you just can’t stand getting takeout once again or are looking for a healthy dinner to cook for your family, refer back to this list and try out one of these easy meal options. With these hassle-free recipes under your belt, you’ll go from reluctant chef to confident cook in no time!

Eager to try these recipes at home? Consult our store locator to find your nearest Tilapia retailer.

Photo credits: Regal Springs, svariophoto /, Daniel Lindstrom, Damn Delicious