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Be Lazy Tonight! 21 Easy Home-Cooked Dinner Hacks from a Can

Grab a can. And then dump it in a pot. Grab a spoon. Enjoy. That’s exactly what dinner looks like tonight, because you’re about to get 21 incredibly easy dinner hacks that start with a can, and end with everyone wondering how you got such mad kitchen skills in no time at all. Here are 21 recipes that are cheap, quick, easy, and pantry-friendly…because they all start with a simple can of something you’ve already got in your casa. Enjoy!

  • Hack It! 1 of 22
    CanHack

    Guys. Put on your bunny slippers and grab the remote. You're about to eat seriously good gourmet in your pj's. Because you deserve it. And that's that.

  • Two-Minute Chili 2 of 22
    candinner5

    Make this hearty chili in a snap with canned pork and beans and tomato sauce- the whole family will love it!

    Get the recipe for Two-Minute Chili

  • Turkey Tortilla Bake 3 of 22
    candinner1

    This meal almost makes itself- leftover turkey, canned soup, pre-shredded cheese and a jar of salsa make this meal come together in a snap!

    Get the recipe for Turkey Tortilla Bake

  • Green Curry And Coconut Soba Noodles 4 of 22
    candinner2

    In this recipe, three absurdly simple, flavorful ingredients- green curry paste, almond butter, and coconut milk- combine to create a rich sauce that pairs perfectly with hot soba noodles. 

    Get the recipe for Green Curry And Coconut Soba Noodles

  • Buffalo Chicken Pasta 5 of 22
    candinner3

    This tasty dinner comes together so easily- rotisserie chicken, canned buffalo sauce, and mayo over pasta- and you'll love the creaminess and bold flavors!

    Get the recipe for Buffalo Chicken Pasta

  • Ham, Pesto, & Provolone Pockets 6 of 22
    candinner4

    Refrigerated pizza dough, canned pesto, sliced ham, and provolone combine to create an incredibly delicious meal in minutes! 

    Get the recipe for Ham, Pesto, & Provolone Pockets

  • Chicken Enchilada Soup 7 of 22
    candinner6

    You'll love how easy this soup is to make, and it's bursting with Tex-Mex flavors!

    Get the recipe for Chicken Enchilada Soup

  • Two-Step Tomato Sauce For Dinner 8 of 22
    candinner7

    If sugar-sweetened canned tomato sauce isn't your thing, make a fabulous, easy homemade sauce with canned tomatoes- it's simple and delicious!

    Get the recipe for Two-Step Tomato Sauce For Dinner

  • Italian Peppers With Sausage And Beans Bowl 9 of 22
    candinner8

    This quick and easy one-pot meal is full of healthy, colorful vegetables!

    Get the recipe for Italian Peppers With Sausage And Beans Bowl

  • Ten-Minute Thai Tomato Soup 10 of 22
    candinner9

    This refreshingly light soup is super simple to make and has lovely Thai undertones that make it anything but usual!

    Get the recipe for Ten-Minute Thai Tomato Soup

  • Pizza Casserole 11 of 22
    candinner9a

    This is comfort food at it's best- you won't spend hours slaving away in the kitchen for food that tastes great!

    Get the recipe for Pizza Casserole

  • Easy Chicken And Dumplings 12 of 22
    candinner9b

    This delicious bowl of chicken and dumplings takes literally minutes to prepare, and tastes just as good as the recipe you remember from childhood!

    Get the recipe from TABLESPOON

  • Veggie Pot Pies 13 of 22
    candinner9c

    Comfort food can be easy to make.  This meal is ready in 15 minutes, and tastes like you've been slaving away in the kitchen all day! 

    Get the recipe from TABLESPOON

  • Pesto Bean Soup 14 of 22
    FNM030111_127

    This hearty soup gets tons of flavor from pesto- serve with crusty bread for a satisfying meal.

    Get this recipe from FOOD NETWORK

  • Corn And Black Bean Pasta Salad 15 of 22
    candinner9e

    Every bite of this pasta salad is bursting with flavor!

    Get the recipe from K & K TEST KITCHEN

  • Curried Chickpeas 16 of 22
    candinner9f

    Serve this spiced chickpea dish with Indian flatbread for a meal with an exotic twist!

    Get the recipe from HUFFPOST TASTE

  • White Chicken Chili 17 of 22
    candinner9g

    You'll love this Thai take on chili- it's easy to make and perfect for a hungry crowd!

    Get the recipe from TABLESPOON

  • Creamy Pesto Chicken And Bow TIes 18 of 22
    candinner9h

    On-hand ingredients like cream of chicken soup, pasta, and prepared pesto make a mouthwatering dinner that's on the table in no time!

    Get the recipe from CAMPBELL'S KITCHEN

  • Mexican Chicken Pasta Bake 19 of 22
    candinner9i

    Who can resist tortilla bits on their pasta?  This will become a family favorite!

    Get the recipe from TASTE FOR ADVENTURE

  • Black Eyed Peas With Pork And Greens 20 of 22
    candinner9j

    You'll love this boldly flavored Hoppin' John recipe that's healthy and delicious!

    Get the recipe from DELISH

  • Salmon Pasta 21 of 22
    candinner9k

    Make this recipe in a snap with canned salmon and jarred sun-dried tomatoes- the taste is phenomenal!

    Get the recipe from CROSTINI AND CHIANTI

  • Chicken, Black Bean, And Corn Enchilada Casserole 22 of 22
    candinner9l

    This casserole is so easy to make and so big on flavor!

    Get the recipe from PILLSBURY

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