Slow Cooker Lasagna Recipe

I have a couple of wonderful things to share with you today.

GoodBite Weeknight Meals: Delicious Made Easy has just been released and is available for purchase. This is a cookbook created by food blogger contributors to (including me!) and photographed by the very talented Matt Armendariz. Today I’m sharing a Slow Cooker Lasagna recipe from the cookbook that has only 5 ingredients. Click the box below for a quick How-To video:

If you’re a busy person with little time for dinner, this cookbook is one to have at hand. You’ll find 140 recipes for quick and delicious family dinners… things like Cheesy Chicken Cordon Bleu & Rice Casserole, Chicken & Spinach Enchiladas, Blueberry Pulled Pork, Fast Fish Tacos, One Pot Macaroni & Cheese, Sweet Gingery Tofu, and Slow Cooker Jambalaya.

This dinner recipe was a big hit in my house.  And I’m so happy to have another slow-cooker recipe that I can use for busy days where I don’t have time to cook.  How cool is it that a slow cooker can make lasagna for you?  Yes.  Very cool, indeed!

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Slow Cooker Lasagna

Yield: 8 servings

Prep Time: 20 min

Cook Time: 6 hrs

There is nothing like coming home at the end of a long day and having dinner ready to put on the table!


1 pound cottage cheese
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Two 26-ounce jars marinara sauce
2 pounds lean ground beef, cooked
One 9-ounce package lasagna noodles


1. Place the cottage cheese and mozzarella cheese in a medium bowl and stir to combine.

2. Add a thin layer of pasta sauce to the bottom of a slow cooker. Add a thin layer of the cooked ground beef and a layer of the noodles, breaking the noodles to make them fit. Top the noodle layer with a layer of the cheese mixture. Repeat until all of the ingredients are used, ending with a layer of sauce. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours. Serve hot.


*Choose a type of marinara sauce that has garlic and Italian spices mixed in.
*Possible add-in: Frozen, defrosted spinach- squeezed dry.
*Substitution/additions: Ricotta cheese, ground turkey.

Source: (re-printed with permission from Good Bite Weeknight Meals)

Disclosure:  There are Amazon affiliate links included within this post.

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246 Responses to “Slow Cooker Lasagna Recipe”

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    Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga — October 6, 2011 @ 3:18 AM

    My avorite go-to, quick weeknight meal is ice cream and twinkies.

    Kidding :)

    But I do have a slow cooker collecting dust and I’d love to win the book. And Matt photographed it…Love that!

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    Kate — October 6, 2011 @ 3:24 AM

    I usually just throw together a quick salad or pasta dish. I love this idea for using the slow cooker!

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    Becki's Whole Life — October 6, 2011 @ 3:30 AM

    My favorite weeknight meal is probably stuffed turkey rolls with green beans. However, this sounds like it might be right up there. I hate boiling lasagna noodles so this is perfect!

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    Denise B — October 6, 2011 @ 4:40 AM

    scrambled eggs with ham, cheese, and onions.

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    Gwyn — October 6, 2011 @ 4:43 AM

    This sounds like a great cook book, my go to meal depends on when I get home from work, leftovers or sometimes “breakfast” food!!!

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    Jessie — October 6, 2011 @ 4:45 AM

    A very simple pasta primavera – pasta with garlic, butter & EVOO, lemon, and whatever veggies I have: usually some cherry tomatoes, etc.

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    Cheryl Ross — October 6, 2011 @ 4:47 AM

    My quick weeknigh meal is a Mexican omelet. The filling is salsa, cheese, black beans, and diced onion. It goes together quickly and has great flavor.

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    Amy K. — October 6, 2011 @ 4:53 AM

    We like to do make your own pizzas. We use refrigerated pizza dough and pile on whatever toppings each of us likes. Takes about 15 minutes total cooking time and everyone gets what they want.

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    Brianne — October 6, 2011 @ 5:01 AM

    I usually make spaghetti or have soup and grilled cheese.

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    Kristine — October 6, 2011 @ 5:03 AM

    Chili!! With all the toppings and cornbread on the side…or on the chili!!

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    The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh — October 6, 2011 @ 5:07 AM

    My go to meal is BBQ Naan Pizza. The hubby LOVES it and in 15 minutes its done!

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    kayceebeebee — October 6, 2011 @ 5:18 AM

    My quick night meal is tuna burgers. Easy and tasty, too. Tuna mixed with some mayo, pickle relish and shredded cheese spread on either bread or buns and toasted in the oven for 10 – 15 minutes.

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    Katrina — October 6, 2011 @ 5:42 AM

    I love a good, hearty, lasagna. Great recipe!

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    Lesa @Edesia's Notebook — October 6, 2011 @ 5:50 AM

    my favorite go-to weeknight meal is a roasted chicken. It’s so easy to throw it in the oven; and then there’s always enough meat left over to make a whole different chicken dish another night that week.

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    Liz — October 6, 2011 @ 5:55 AM

    Always spaghetti… I need help!

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    Laura P. — October 6, 2011 @ 5:56 AM

    My go to is always something Mexican–tacos or chicken fajitas. Always a crowd pleaser!

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    Jennifer — October 6, 2011 @ 6:04 AM

    Either homemade ABC soup or Chicken Taco.

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    Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray — October 6, 2011 @ 6:10 AM

    Love the idea of a slow cooker lasagna, and have been REALLY loving the idea of this cookbook ever since I first heard about it on Twitter. My favorite go-to meal is probably any type of stir-fry. So easy to customize based on what you have in the house.

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    Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray — October 6, 2011 @ 6:20 AM

    My favorite quick and easy weeknight meal (aside from defrosting leftovers!) is definitely “breakfast for dinner”–I will be perfectly content eating a tomato, turkey, and broccoli omelet with cheese even if it’s 7 at night. :)

    Thanks for this recipe!

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    Amy — October 6, 2011 @ 6:20 AM

    Our favorite quick weeknight dinner is Italian Sausage on the grill or homemade corned beef hash using cooked corned beef from the deli.

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    Diana — October 6, 2011 @ 6:21 AM

    My favorite go-to meal is chicken tacos. I love my slow cooker too and am excited to try the slow cooker lasagna!

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    Nelly Rodriguez — October 6, 2011 @ 6:32 AM

    My quick dinner meal? Scrambled eggs and veggies! Breakfast for dinner is always quick, easy and delicious, plus I am a huge egg lover!

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    L L Reed — October 6, 2011 @ 6:33 AM

    One of my families favorite quick night meals is this delicious chicken dish:
    Pound thin 4 boneless,skinless chicken breasts, place in baking pan and cover each chicken with a slice of Swiss cheese. In a bowl, combine a can of cream of chicken soup with white wine or chicken stock. Your looking for a gravy consistency that you like. Pour over the chicken. Next, in a bowl place an amount you desire, of stovetop stuffing mix. Wet this with chicken stock. Place stuffing on top of the chicken and gravy. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees until chicken is cooked through.

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    Kyla — October 6, 2011 @ 6:34 AM

    Meatloaf muffins are definitely my go to easy weeknight meal! And it makes great leftovers for lunch the next day too ;)

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    Erin — October 6, 2011 @ 6:46 AM

    My go to weeknight meal is a meat sauce using a pound of ground beef, crumbled and browned, mixed with a jar of pasta sauce and a few extra spices added in. All served over whole wheat pasta!

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    Miriam @ Overtime Cook — October 6, 2011 @ 6:51 AM

    I’d have to say my go to supper is grilled chicken breast. It’s ready in minutes, which is important when I get home from work starving at 7:30! Then I cut it up and eat it in a salad, or make a sandwich out of it. Yum. :)

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    Nikki — October 6, 2011 @ 6:57 AM

    If I’m alone my favorite quick go-to meal is a tuna melt and it has to include fresh onion after melting it. If the family is home and since neither will go NEAR tuna, it’s gotta be what we consider American Chop Suey (or when I was a kid what we called “Slop” lol). Elbows, sauce and ground meat with some onion and pepper thrown in.

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    Doniamarie — October 6, 2011 @ 7:08 AM

    My go to supper is penne arrabiata. I love marinara sauce with a kick and pasta is so easy to whip up!

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    Erin Sutka — October 6, 2011 @ 7:08 AM

    Chicken wraps are our easy weeknight go to meal. The kids can add whatever they like to them so everyone is happy :)

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    Lisa @ Life in Green — October 6, 2011 @ 7:09 AM

    My go to weeknight meal pretty simple….roasted chicken breast with some kind of roasted veggies.

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    Liz @ Microwave Goddess — October 6, 2011 @ 7:10 AM

    My favorite go-to easy dinner is my One Pot Spaghetti. Delish and easy! The cookbook sounds great!

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    Angel Gladden — October 6, 2011 @ 7:13 AM

    Go to meal? That would be whatever meat I have left in the fridge sauteed in a skillet with taco seasoning and sliced onions and bell peppers for a fajita. Yum.

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    Jenny Flake — October 6, 2011 @ 7:13 AM

    Love it Lori!! ….and thanks for reminding me I have to shoot my video Monday, lol! Have a great day!

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    Tara (My Pretty Pink Mixer) — October 6, 2011 @ 7:15 AM

    My favorite go-to is actually a slow cooker meal…place 2 frozen chicken breasts in the crockpot, top with 2 cans black beans (juice and all), 1/2 cup brown rice, and all topped with 16 oz salsa of choice. Cook on low for 6-8 hours—so good! Top with cheese, more salsa, guac or even put it in a tortilla!

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    kelley — October 6, 2011 @ 7:15 AM

    My favorite weeknight dinner is either tacos or pasta. I can have both on the table in 20 minutes and my kids love them!

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    Cheryl — October 6, 2011 @ 7:21 AM

    I LOVE my slow cooker! I use it every couple of weeks. My go-to is a chicken taco stew recipe that is loaded with beans, corn, tomatoes and chicken. Everyone who has eats it asks for the recipe. It’s so easy! You throw everything in the slow cooker before you leave for work, come home and your meal is ready. I also love this stew because you can easily add your own variations and it’s low calorie, low fat and high fiber. Thanks for the slow cooker recipe! I’ll probably try it this weekend!

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    Caitlin R. — October 6, 2011 @ 7:26 AM

    used my slow cooker this week to make super easy Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers! delicious!

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    Alicia — October 6, 2011 @ 7:29 AM

    Pork chops with sliced potatoes and onions baked in foil packets in the oven with butter and Morton’s Nature’s Seasons.

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    Deborah — October 6, 2011 @ 7:30 AM

    My go-to would probably be some sort of pasta. Or breakfast for dinner!

    This lasagna looks delicious!

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    Jenn — October 6, 2011 @ 7:31 AM

    The crockpot is my friend! I love having a chicken cooking away with potatoes and carrots for an instant supper after a busy day! Close seconds would be a lasagna casserole dish, or breakfast foods for supper.

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    Tabitha Hunter — October 6, 2011 @ 7:31 AM

    I would say either Roast or Chalupa. Both can be thrown in frozen into the crockpot that morning and come out fabulous, not tasting effortless at all! :) Thanks for the giveaway! ~Tabitha

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    Barb H — October 6, 2011 @ 7:39 AM

    I do a lot of make ahead meals, so my favorite quick weeknight meal is anything I can pull out of the freezer and either throw in the oven or reheat.

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    Linda K — October 6, 2011 @ 7:44 AM

    My go to dinner is usually either spaghetti or beef and bean burritos. I love using my slow cooker especially in the fall and winter.

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    Cindy W. — October 6, 2011 @ 7:45 AM

    Our favorite is spaghetti! easy, quick and so good!

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    TK — October 6, 2011 @ 7:47 AM

    I always make spaghetti if I’m really busy in the evenings.

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    Amanda — October 6, 2011 @ 7:49 AM

    I hate to admit it, but our easy go-to meal is either a salad or a coldcuts and cheese (or PB&J) sandwich. But my favorite crock pot meal is a chicken fiesta soup that is SO yummy. I defrost all the ingredients in my crock pot over night, so the acidity of the tomatoes can really tenderize the chicken. Then I turn it on low in the morning before work, and when I come home my crock pot has been cooking all day to make me a warm, healthful meal! And it’s ready for me with no additional prep!! And then my husband and I can eat on it for a week! (It makes a lot!!) Thanks for the giveaway. :]

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    Julie — October 6, 2011 @ 7:49 AM

    Pulled Pork or baked ziti!! My kids love it. No fuss no muss. Anything that has me more organized when I get home from work, I appreciate.

    The lasagna looks great….will have to give it a go.

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    Gail Hooper — October 6, 2011 @ 7:50 AM

    Breakfast for Dinner

    cook ground turkey
    add: scallions
    (any vegetable)
    stir until cooked
    add egg whites
    stir until cooked
    top with reduced fat cheddar and cover until melted.

    15 minutes tops – healthy, easy and delicious!

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    Karen Padilla — October 6, 2011 @ 7:52 AM

    Spaghetti is so easy that it is my favorite fast “go to” meal.

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    Marella — October 6, 2011 @ 7:52 AM

    My favorite to go is Chicken and rice in the crockpot. Takes about 5 minutes to prepare; when you get home the meal is done and only one pot to clean:) Thanks for this give-a-way!

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    Kim — October 6, 2011 @ 7:53 AM

    My husband has this concoction called Gromlets – think omelet crossed with breakfast burrito made by Gregg. Delish and oh-so-quick.

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    Donna K — October 6, 2011 @ 7:57 AM

    quick go to meal is breakfast, scrambled eggs and sausage links. I would love a copy of this book, I use my crockpot as a quick meal savior as well, put in dinner in the morning and it is done when we get home! win, win!

  53. 53

    Rebecca — October 6, 2011 @ 7:59 AM

    My favorite quick meal is honestly just pulling a veggie burger out of the fridge and making a sandwich with whatever veggies I have sitting around. Literally takes 5 minutes.

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    Terry — October 6, 2011 @ 8:06 AM

    Our favorite quick weeknight meal is My Mom’s Spaghetti! It is quick to make with a few ingredients. Just ground meat, can of tomato sauce and pasta! I would love this cookbook. I love using my crock pot. Thanks, Terry

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    Chris — October 6, 2011 @ 8:10 AM

    My quick go to meal would be making cheese tortillas.

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    Lisa — October 6, 2011 @ 8:11 AM

    My go-to meal is good old spaghetti and meatballs.

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    Ingrid — October 6, 2011 @ 8:13 AM

    My favorite go to meal is grilled pork chops/chicken (with a quick marinade), salad and a loaf of bread. Easy but yes, I’m in a rut!

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    Janine Molnar — October 6, 2011 @ 8:18 AM

    Cereal!! fast and easy!

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    Avery — October 6, 2011 @ 8:19 AM

    My go-to dinner is pasta with jarred spaghetti sauce. Easy to throw together with a side salad and garlic cheesy bread!

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    Andi T. — October 6, 2011 @ 8:19 AM

    My favorite quick meal is tacos or pizza on the grill – both are always delicious!

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    Jess — October 6, 2011 @ 8:26 AM

    Garlic Basil Tortellini Soup, so quick and easy!

    1 tsp. butter
    2 – 3 cloves of garlic, minced
    32 oz. chicken broth (I use fat free, reduced sodium)
    1/2 cup water
    1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
    1/8 tsp. pepper
    3 cups frozen cheese tortellini
    15 oz. can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
    2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar

    Saute the garlic in butter until tender, but not browned. Add the chicken broth, water, pepper, and basil, bring to a boil. Add the tortellini, reduce heat slightly, and cook until the tortellini float to the top, about 3 min, stirring if necessary. Add the balsamic vinegar and beans and heat until warmed through.

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    Theresa P — October 6, 2011 @ 8:26 AM

    My go to – veggie omelet or egg sandwich. It hits home every time!

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    Melisa — October 6, 2011 @ 8:32 AM

    Our quick meals usually involve whatever we have left over from the night before. If we don’t have leftovers, it’s usually eggs in some form.

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    Wendy — October 6, 2011 @ 8:35 AM

    I take Trader Joe’s basmati rice mix and chop up a chicken breast and throw it into the pressure cooker. Then, I add chopped artichoke hearts, kalamata olives, tomato, and feta. Or I take the same rice mixture, add broth, extra carrots, celery, onion, and chicken to make a soup, also in the pressure cooker.

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    mlj — October 6, 2011 @ 8:36 AM

    pasta and vegetables

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    Jessica M — October 6, 2011 @ 8:36 AM

    my go to meal is taco salad. so yummy and fast!

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    Treva Fendrick — October 6, 2011 @ 8:42 AM

    I love grilled, marinated shrimp with rice and a tossed salad

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    Michelle Walker — October 6, 2011 @ 8:52 AM

    Spaghetti. BLAH! I am in a rut!

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    Tara — October 6, 2011 @ 8:57 AM

    My favorite quick time meal is meatball pita pockets. I have frozen turkey meatballs and i just warm them up and make a quick spaghetti sauce and toss them in the pita with mozarella cheese. Super easy and the family loves it!!

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    Joanie from CLBB — October 6, 2011 @ 9:06 AM

    Lori, were you around when the CL Superfast book hit the BB? There was a slow-cooker lasagna from that which was a big hit for most reviewing–I need to try again, it wasn’t a winner with us. Maybe this recipe might work better…
    Hee, twinkies and ice cream…Our best fast weeknight meal is 1) summer–tomato sandwich! and 2) fall/winter–CL’s Turkey Sausage Italian soup–I usually have some cooked hot turkey sausage frozen, so it’s quick and handy.
    P.S. I see Recipe Boy has his prize-winning recipe up now, woohoo! He is a cutie! That pie looks so decadent! I left him a little comment…

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    kimz — October 6, 2011 @ 9:08 AM

    My quick go to is definitely an omelet. We always have eggs, cheese and some sort of veggies to throw in!

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    Meagan — October 6, 2011 @ 9:10 AM

    Easiest Week day meal

    Homemade Hmabruger helper
    White Cheddar Mac & Cheese
    Ground Beef
    Frozen Veggies

    Make Mac & Cheese as directed, add cooked ground beef and cooked frozen veggies, and mix. Top with Cheese.

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    Stacey — October 6, 2011 @ 9:26 AM

    tacos for sure!

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    sam — October 6, 2011 @ 9:26 AM

    chicken pasta since we always have the stuff needed

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    conniemelancon — October 6, 2011 @ 9:30 AM

    My go to meal is Spaghetti (with jar spaghetti sauce)

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    melissa r. — October 6, 2011 @ 9:35 AM

    I make a Buffalo Shrimp that is super simple and fast. Just put melt butter and Red Hot in a pot throw in some frozen shrimp. It takes about 10-15 minutes to cook, with just an occasional stir) then all you need is some blue cheese for dipping and if we’ve got it, some celery or salad. It’s a hit in my house so it’s on heavy rotation, usually on nights with no time to really prepare anything.

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    JennE — October 6, 2011 @ 9:40 AM


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    Ashley R. — October 6, 2011 @ 9:40 AM

    My go to meals tend to be breakfast foods, like french toast or pancakes, since we always have that stuff on hand.

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    barbara — October 6, 2011 @ 9:53 AM

    Taco soup
    1 can chick broth
    1 can rotel tomatoes
    1 can refried beans

    Is the basic recipe–then add what you want–
    beef, corn, peppers or sour cream.
    It was originally a low cal recipe!

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    Missy — October 6, 2011 @ 9:56 AM

    My go-to meal is Tacos, they are so simple yet so yummy!

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    Annabella — October 6, 2011 @ 10:09 AM

    Turkey Meatloaf is my go to meal! I love making a healthy version of meatloaf with ground turkey…usually have dinner on the table in 1 hour :-)

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    Laura Rees — October 6, 2011 @ 10:11 AM

    My favorite weeknight dish is meatloaf, made on the weekend and popped into the oven later in the week.

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    Tracy B. — October 6, 2011 @ 10:17 AM

    My favourite weeknight supper is grilled salmon with steamed veggies (whatever is in the fridge). I am going to try your slow cooked lasagna though – looks great!

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    Holly H. — October 6, 2011 @ 10:45 AM

    Beef or Chicken tacos out of the crockpot – just shred and eat!

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    Kimiko — October 6, 2011 @ 10:51 AM

    My favorite quick go-to meal is oven baked salmon, with whole wheat couscous and some steamed veggies. It’s quick, easy, and healthy!

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    Ruthanne Degen — October 6, 2011 @ 11:03 AM

    My favorite weeknight dish is Spicy Italian Sausage with Capers over Penne Pasta
    Bring Water to Boil Put Pasta (1 box) on to cook (undercook by 2 mintues)
    In another pot bring enought water to cover 1 lb Italian Sausage links ( I use sweet so I can make as hot as I like) to a boil, turn down and simmer for 20 minutes Drain and cut sausage in coins, in same pan add 2 tbs olive oil when oil is hot add sausage coins,1/8 red pepper flakes (more if you like it hotter) and 3 cloves of garlic minced
    Cook until sausage is browned/crispy. Add 1 jar of Classico Roasted Garlic Alfredo. Toss in cooked pasta and cook for 1-2 minutes more. Add 1 ½ Tbls Capers and serve Big hit for my family I serve with a side salda
    Serves 4

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    Hallie @ Daily Bites — October 6, 2011 @ 11:09 AM

    Nothing like a fast chicken and veggie stir-fry on a busy weeknight!

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    Megan S. — October 6, 2011 @ 11:18 AM

    I’d say a big salad, breakfast, or slow-cooker pulled pork/chicken!

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    Traci — October 6, 2011 @ 11:26 AM

    If we are in a hurry we usually make some kind of pasta.

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    jpetroroy — October 6, 2011 @ 11:31 AM

    Definitely spaghettii, sauce, and garlic bread.

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    Colleen @ What's Baking in the Barbershop?! — October 6, 2011 @ 11:41 AM

    My favorite easy, go-to weeknight meal would be homemade pizza! I always have some sort of tomato sauce and cheese on hand, and there’s always an assortment of veggies in the house. All I need to do is pick up the pizza dough at the store!

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    ilona t — October 6, 2011 @ 11:44 AM


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    Melinda — October 6, 2011 @ 11:45 AM

    We love breakfast tacos when we need a quick yummy meal. That lasagna is going on my list though! Yum!

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    Missy — October 6, 2011 @ 12:01 PM

    I am doing this this weekend!

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    Kari — October 6, 2011 @ 12:20 PM

    Quick fish fillets in the oven. They cook so fast with minimal prep work. Serve some veggies on the side and maybe some rice and you can have dinner on the table in 20 minutes.

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    Meg @ Sweet Twist — October 6, 2011 @ 12:21 PM

    Chili in the crockpot.

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    Jenn K — October 6, 2011 @ 1:31 PM

    My favorite quick meal is always turkey tacos. I could eat tacos every day, so I at least need to have them once a week. And using ground turkey instead of hamburger makes me feel a little less guilty :-)

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    Abby — October 6, 2011 @ 1:38 PM

    My favorite go to meal would be eggs and bacon.

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    Joyce Pack — October 6, 2011 @ 1:43 PM

    This DOES look so great for those busy weeknights! Excited to try this!

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    Julie nunziato — October 6, 2011 @ 1:46 PM

    tacos. they seem to be the quickest for me & always have everything on hand!

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    Julie @BananasForBourbon — October 6, 2011 @ 2:05 PM

    A super quick meal I can’t stop eating lately is a toasted sesame seaweed salad and grilled (or pan seared) tofu. Just rehydrate the seaweed in boiling water for a few minutes and toss with the sesame seeds, sesame oil, soy sauce, and rice wine vinegar. Super simple! And when I have extra time, I stir in some roasted shitake mushrooms. They are *amazing*, but not quick. ;p

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    Denise — October 6, 2011 @ 2:34 PM

    My favorites is Chicken, Broccoli & Cheddar quiche with a green salad. Always make a couple of quiches at a time and halve them and put in the freezer to pop in the oven when needed.

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    Elizabeth — October 6, 2011 @ 2:52 PM

    Breakfast for Dinner, if time is really short.

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    Mandy McMahan — October 6, 2011 @ 2:56 PM

    I almost feel like this answer is cheating, but I just have to say for our family, the best, quickest weeknight meal is ALWAYS tacos. The hubby’s favorite dinner EVER (always the thing he says he’d eat if he had to pick only one thing to eat for the rest of his life), I love them, our 3-year-old daughter eats an entire soft taco on her own and our 1-year-old son has just gotten the hang of eating it without it falling apart too. Tacos. Win-win-win-win. :)

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    sherry sussman — October 6, 2011 @ 3:22 PM

    My favorite go to recipe for a busy day is a roasted chicken from the market. Serve it with a quick salad -tomatoes and lettuce from the garden and a then some baby potatoes (they cook up fast). Going to make the crock pot lasagne tomorrow night. Thanks for sharing with us.

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    Amy @ What Jew Wanna Eat — October 6, 2011 @ 3:24 PM

    I made a quick breakfast for dinner- eggs over easy on an English muffin!

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    LeAnne — October 6, 2011 @ 3:36 PM

    My favorite go-to meal is a quick grilled chicken topped with marinara and feta

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    kristen — October 6, 2011 @ 3:48 PM

    Mine go to would have to be sausage and potatoes. Slice smoked sausage and slice potatoes, chopped onion, garlic and sage. Pan fried with a bit of olive oil until potatoes are crisp. Good with garlic knots!

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    Amy — October 6, 2011 @ 4:06 PM

    Ham & cheese sandwich. Would love to change it up with this new cookbook.

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    Kris M — October 6, 2011 @ 4:38 PM

    My quick go to meal is black bean quesadillas.

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    Stacey — October 6, 2011 @ 4:46 PM

    Lemon chicken with roasted asparagus…quick, easy, and yummy!

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    Liza — October 6, 2011 @ 5:22 PM

    My go-to meal is something my brother created about 20 years ago when he was a teenager. We call it “Sam’s Surprise” because it was such a surprise that he was creating a meal instead of simply eating cereal out of the biggest mixing bowl we owned.

    It consists of cooked ground beef mixed with barbecue sauce and shredded cheese sandwiched between layers of crescent roll dough. To finish it off I sprinkle some shredded cheese on top. Bake it in the oven for about 10 minutes, slice, and you’re good to go for a few meals! I’ve also added sauteed onions at times to give it some texture.

    Every person I’ve ever served this to has been less than interested beforehand, and asking for the recipe after. Delicious!

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    aly — October 6, 2011 @ 5:36 PM

    my favorite go to quick dinner is cereal!!!! :)

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    Cara — October 6, 2011 @ 6:15 PM

    We do breakfast for dinner a lot!

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    Bianca — October 6, 2011 @ 6:22 PM

    My favorite easy weekend meal is a hearty potato soup that I’ll usually top with cheddar cheese, bacon bits and green onion.

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    Kristi — October 6, 2011 @ 6:30 PM

    My favorite go to meal is usually quesadillas–cheese one for the kids and cheese and whatever leftover meat and veggies we have in the fridge for hubby and myself!

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    KJ in IA — October 6, 2011 @ 7:05 PM

    frozen pizza…i’m really not creative

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    MamaFeelgood — October 6, 2011 @ 7:12 PM

    smoked sausage, potatoes, and green beans

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    Jan — October 6, 2011 @ 7:23 PM

    Hamburgers made on the foreman grill..I always have frozen patties in the freezer ready to go, toss a salad and done in 15 minutes!

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    Gina — October 6, 2011 @ 7:24 PM

    Quesadillas. There are vegetarians and mostly vegetarians in my family so these usually contain beans, cheese, salsa, veggies. Yummy and ready in minutes.

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    Amilia Nimblett — October 6, 2011 @ 7:39 PM

    My family loves chicken enchiladas. They’re super easy and delicious!

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    Steph — October 6, 2011 @ 7:55 PM

    Taco Soup we love to use Paula Deens recipe!!

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    Heidi Robinson — October 6, 2011 @ 8:06 PM

    I like Monte Cristo Sandwich’s.

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    Bec — October 6, 2011 @ 9:47 PM

    When hungry and must eat NOW, then my go-to may be simply scrambled eggs … or tomato soup … or if there’s fluffy (fat) pita bread on hand, then it might be toasted pita round topped with gooey cheese (and maybe some chopped olives with a dash of tomatey-habanero sauce). In other words, easy, peasy, FAST!

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    Brittany C. — October 6, 2011 @ 10:40 PM

    When I’m in a pinch I usually go for quick mexican: quesadillas, enchiladas casserole, or homemade pizza.

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    Sarah L — October 7, 2011 @ 12:26 AM

    One of my favorite weeknight meals is tortilla soup. It’s a quick and delicious meal!

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    LuAnn Baker — October 7, 2011 @ 1:25 AM

    My favorite go to meal is grilled cheese and tuna with hot tomato soup for a side. So Yummy! :)

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    Laurel — October 7, 2011 @ 3:44 AM

    Chocolate chip pancakes… and a long list of others, but this one is quick, easy and I double it and throw 1/2 individually in the freezer for a quick snack or single meal. Better than the frozen hockey pucks you pay three times the price for…

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    Lindsay Squires — October 7, 2011 @ 3:49 AM

    When I am in a rush, I like to make breakfast for dinner… Bacon and Eggs… Delicious!

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    Sonya — October 7, 2011 @ 4:24 AM

    My go to meal is usually tacos. I pretty much always have the ingredients on hand and they are so simple and quick to throw together

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    Arlene — October 7, 2011 @ 4:25 AM

    Our favorite quick weeknight meal is “Taco Night” which we have once a week. The slow cooker lasagna looks awesome. Hope I win!

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    Caroline — October 7, 2011 @ 4:31 AM

    An home made mac & cheese, with lots of frozen veggies (macédoine) cooked with the pasta served with an old cheddard and a hint of paprika in the sauce : my little kids loves it and it takes about the time the noodles cooks…

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    Martha T — October 7, 2011 @ 5:17 AM

    Unfortunately, my true go-to weeknight meal is something from the freezer or take out. I keep saying that I am going to start putting dinner in the crockpot before I leave for work, so maybe this book will help me attain that goal!

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    Jeanne ODonnell — October 7, 2011 @ 5:20 AM

    One of my frozen lean quisine pizza’s!

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    Margaret — October 7, 2011 @ 5:25 AM

    My favorites are shrimp tacos or chicken Caesar wraps. That lasagna looks great. Making it this weekend.

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    Kim W. — October 7, 2011 @ 5:47 AM

    We love crescent roll wrap-ups with soup or salad.

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    Katie — October 7, 2011 @ 5:53 AM

    Tortallini Soup is fast and easy.

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    Jessica G — October 7, 2011 @ 6:00 AM

    My kids love my version of chili Mac with black beans, ground turkey, tomatoes, corn and macaroni noodles.

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    Fay — October 7, 2011 @ 6:05 AM

    We’ve been doing homemade chicken and noodles. I start the chicken in my slow cooker in the morning and finishing up is a breeze in the evening (takes 20 minutes maybe). And the plus is my house smells so good.

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    Wendy — October 7, 2011 @ 6:09 AM


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    Valerie — October 7, 2011 @ 6:09 AM

    Grilled paninis are fast and friendly on a busy weeknight!

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    Rachelle — October 7, 2011 @ 6:28 AM

    Usually I’ll grill up some chicken or make sloppy joes or if I really can’t think and need something quick, it’s breakfast for dinner.

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    Erin — October 7, 2011 @ 6:36 AM

    To tell you the truth….pb & j!!

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    Melissa Frances — October 7, 2011 @ 6:42 AM

    OMG Recipe Girl thanks for sharing this recipe!!

    CHicken alfredo is my go to meal…easy easy!! and Yummy!

    guess what is for dinner tonight??????:) heading to the crock pot right now..


    Melissa Frances

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    Laura Haiker — October 7, 2011 @ 6:48 AM

    When I buy ground beef, I always cook it before I freeze it for fast dinners. Two easy meals in the crockpot, is throw frozen cooked ground beef in the crockpot with all the fixens for chili. The other is, throw in the frozen ground beef with a package of onion soup mix, can of cr. of mush soup frozen veggies, and frozen french fries. My kids love it. I would love to win this cookbook. I love using my crockpot.

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    Wendy Larson — October 7, 2011 @ 6:49 AM

    A favorite go to, quick dinner in my home is “Brinner”. My kiddos LOVE having breakfast for dinner :)

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    Heather Dilldine — October 7, 2011 @ 6:50 AM

    Tilapia piccata. Easy and everyone in the house likes it. Win, Win.

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    Mary — October 7, 2011 @ 6:50 AM

    My go to meal is Tacos.

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    Pattie — October 7, 2011 @ 6:56 AM

    Our family loves tacos!! We have them about once a week. Would love to win this great looking cookbook!

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    Patti W — October 7, 2011 @ 7:07 AM

    It would be chicken enchiladas. I make extra and freeze for busy days.

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    Audrey — October 7, 2011 @ 7:09 AM

    Would love to win this cookbook.
    Everyone’s so busy these days—-need to start using the crockpot lots more!

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    Kelly P. — October 7, 2011 @ 7:09 AM

    I have begun to experiment and use my pressure cooker with good results. I love my slow cooker also. Anything that can take over part of the work without me worrying over it. One of our favorite quick meals is a Cuban style pork with rice. If there is any pork left it makes delicious sandwiches the next day. We love it!

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    Suzanne T. — October 7, 2011 @ 7:19 AM

    My favorite go-to meal when we are rushed or I didn’t thaw, (it happens a lot!) are omelets. There are always some veggies and cheese in the fridge, fresh herbs from my herb garden and some fruit! Dinner is served!

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    Muffy — October 7, 2011 @ 7:24 AM

    The new cookbook sounds like a hit! My favorite, quick week night go-to is an Everything Frittata. I always have eggs and cheese and just throw in any veggies and leftovers (rice, pasta,leftover chicken etc).

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    Tanya Willis — October 7, 2011 @ 7:25 AM

    For dinner in a hurry,… we always opt for breakfast! Pancakes or Eggs and Bacon!

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    Ande B. — October 7, 2011 @ 7:25 AM

    My favorite go-to meal is chicken, beef, tofu or pork stir fry.

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    Maxine Reisenleiter — October 7, 2011 @ 7:29 AM

    My quick dinner in a pinch is scrambled eggs with bacon and toast. Not very original, I admit, but it is quick and filling.

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    Angela Stacy — October 7, 2011 @ 7:31 AM

    Our quick dinner is either Spaghetti or our favorite kind of breakfast cereal.

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    Meghan — October 7, 2011 @ 7:35 AM

    Dutch pancakes always go over around here…they are pretty much like crepes. We put jam, applesauce, honey or nutella on them.

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    Nancy — October 7, 2011 @ 7:42 AM

    Spaghetti is our favorite last minute meal. If I’m able to plan ahead for a busy day, it’s something in the crock pot – – usually French dip sandwiches or Chicken Alfredo.

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    Kristine Rudicle — October 7, 2011 @ 7:47 AM

    My favorite weeknight dinner is taco salad. It is one of my son’s favorite to have for dinner. Can’t wait to try this recipe!

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    kathy w — October 7, 2011 @ 7:47 AM

    Breakfast food like pancakes and bacon. The boys are never disappointed.

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    patty reed — October 7, 2011 @ 7:50 AM

    Hi! Mine would be noodles with alfredo sauce… Kids love to eat it and its fast and easy. Put a quick salad in there and you are good to go!

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    Catherine — October 7, 2011 @ 7:51 AM

    My favorite go to meal is a rotisserie chicken taken off the bone, toss with pasta, a touch of chicken broth, Parmesan cheese, toasted pine nuts (toasted ahead of time)), spinach leaves, salt and pepper. Delicious! I think I got it from a Giada De Laurentis cookbook, and it has served us well. :)

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    Jenny — October 7, 2011 @ 8:05 AM

    My favorite hurried weeknight meal – is pasta – with olive oil and garlic – or noodles with chicken and a teriyaki type sauce.

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    Lynn — October 7, 2011 @ 8:16 AM

    I would say chicken bow tie pasta with sun dried tomatoes. Your lasagna recipe looks YUMMY!

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    Liz — October 7, 2011 @ 8:48 AM

    homemade mac & cheese

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    jeannette — October 7, 2011 @ 8:50 AM

    my favorite quick go-to meal is usually taco chili. i toss everything in a pot and let it simmer for an hour or so, top with cheese, sour cream and avocado slices and you’re good to go!!

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    BJ Smith — October 7, 2011 @ 8:55 AM

    I usually go to chicken and rice, real easy and quick.

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    Ryan — October 7, 2011 @ 8:57 AM

    My favorite is throwing chicken breasts that I season with salt and pepper in my deep covered baker from Pampered Chef. Then, pop it in the microwave for 5-10 minutes depending on how many breasts are in there. Chop it up and then throw in artichokes and sun dried tomatoes and cut up baked asparagus. Then top each serving with feta. YUM! Its great for lunch the next day too. Everyone in my office always raves about how good it looks.

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    Jane Simmons — October 7, 2011 @ 8:59 AM

    I stop and get a rotisserie chicken and make a really great salad with lots of feta!

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    Kim — October 7, 2011 @ 9:21 AM

    My favorite is a quick chicken and vegetable stir fry.

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    Amy — October 7, 2011 @ 9:24 AM

    breakfast – preferably scrambled eggs. (Pancakes can take forever to get through the whole batch).

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    Betsy — October 7, 2011 @ 9:31 AM

    Pressed panini sandwiches! It is amazing how 5 minutes in the panini makes a regular sanwich into a gourmet meal!

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    KrystinaMarie — October 7, 2011 @ 9:41 AM

    I make pasta sauce in huge batches and freeze it in 3 cup containers (enough for a pound of pasta when thinned with a little pasta water). I also make meatballs, bake them off and freeze them in ziploc bags. During the week, I start boiling pasta, thaw a container of sauce in a saucepan, and once it’s unfrozen, throw a few frozen meatballs in to heat up. it all winds up being ready at the same time, depending on what type of pasta you use :)

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    Doreen — October 7, 2011 @ 9:44 AM

    Grilled cheese. Can’t wait to try this lasagana! Thanks!

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    lindsey — October 7, 2011 @ 9:48 AM

    definitely depends on the season…this summer it was blt’s.

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    jenna — October 7, 2011 @ 9:57 AM

    swoon!!! this looks so gooey and delicious i could cry! I love lasagna. what a yummy dish to come home to.

    my fave weeknight meal is taco salad! it’s so flippin good and way easy to fix!

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    Becky — October 7, 2011 @ 10:11 AM

    breakfast for dinner – scrambled eggs & ham or pancakes & sausage

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    JJ — October 7, 2011 @ 11:02 AM

    grilled chesse/ham/turkey sandwiches! ha

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    Maria — October 7, 2011 @ 11:09 AM

    Pizza….pick up some dough and the other ingredients are usually in pantry and refrigerator. The best part, everyone eats it, so no complaints!

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    Val — October 7, 2011 @ 11:30 AM

    Spaghetti with chicken sausage.

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    Shelley Coriell — October 7, 2011 @ 11:34 AM

    My weekly go-to dinner: California Burritos. Flour tortillas stuffed with refried beans, Spanish rice, low-fat cheese, lettuce, tomato, and avocado. Topped with low-fat sour cream, salsa, and a black olive. :-)

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    carolyn — October 7, 2011 @ 11:47 AM

    Our go-to dinner is french dip sandwiches and chips or fries

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    Ashley P. — October 7, 2011 @ 12:53 PM

    My husband and I are new to this, as we have been married only 3 months, but so far, our favorite go-to meals are nachos (ground beef with taco seasoning, yellow rice and cheese served with tortilla chips), and spaghetti with ground turkey in the sauce with garlic toast.

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    Taylor — October 7, 2011 @ 1:25 PM

    Taco salad!

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    Amy — October 7, 2011 @ 1:39 PM

    My families fav go to weeknight meal is pasta
    With alfredo. I always have everything on hand. It can be meatless or add leftover meats and make fresh chicken or shrimp! It’s super fast too!

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    Tracey A — October 7, 2011 @ 1:43 PM

    Quesadillas made with the flax tortillas!

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    Andrea M — October 7, 2011 @ 1:46 PM

    My favorite go to meal would either have to be pesto pasta or tacos.

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    K.Lee — October 7, 2011 @ 2:13 PM

    I LOVE my slowcooker! But my fav go to weeknight meal is pizza. We throw all the crust ingredients into the bread machine and go for a walk while the dough is rising. For toppings? Leftovers! Our favorites are pulled pork pizza, bbq chicken pizza, taco pizza and meatloaf pizza.

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    Jeanie — October 7, 2011 @ 2:18 PM

    Our favorite go-to dinner would probably have to be breakfast for dinner. It’s just so quick and easy!

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    Molly — October 7, 2011 @ 2:37 PM

    My favorite quick meal is bacon, egg, and cheese toast sandwiches. Plus, you’ve gotta love breakfast for dinner!

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    Sherri — October 7, 2011 @ 3:06 PM

    My favorite is eggs, bacon and toast.

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    Diane — October 7, 2011 @ 3:23 PM

    That sounds delicious!
    My go to meal is Spaghetti !
    In the summer it’s anything I can throw on the grill !

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    Natalie W. — October 7, 2011 @ 3:26 PM

    So unoriginal, but spaghetti is the quickest thing I know!

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    Norma — October 7, 2011 @ 3:29 PM

    My favorite quick meal is turkey meat loaf, mash potatoes and green beans

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    April was in CT now CA — October 7, 2011 @ 3:55 PM

    One of my favorites are quesadillas.

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    Cindy B. — October 7, 2011 @ 4:44 PM

    My favorite go-to meal is pizza pasta casserole; a easy one dish delight!

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    Tammy — October 7, 2011 @ 4:47 PM

    An omelette is my fave

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    Dawn — October 7, 2011 @ 5:22 PM

    My favorite go to is BLT’s or eggs and bacon.

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    Terry Lynn — October 7, 2011 @ 6:36 PM

    Our favorite quick meal is homemade pizzas on Naan bread. Yumm! Would love to win a copy of this book!

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    Debra — October 7, 2011 @ 7:46 PM

    We like bbq’d chicken breasts with Diana honey garlic sauce, a caesar salad, and garlic bread. Takes very little time and it tastes great!

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    Kristen — October 7, 2011 @ 10:08 PM

    Paninis! We use our George foreman grill as a panini press and just add in whatever meat and cheese we want.

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    Gretchen — October 7, 2011 @ 11:23 PM

    Would love this cookbook!! I ALWAYS love to have “breakfast” for “dinner”!! Thanks for such a great giveaway!!

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    judy jursch — October 8, 2011 @ 1:27 AM

    My all-time favorite weekday meal is tuna casserole!

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    Kim Buck — October 8, 2011 @ 2:23 AM

    My favorite go-to quick weeknight meal is spaghetti with meat sauce!

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    susan — October 8, 2011 @ 3:48 AM

    zucchini (turkey) meatloaf…..easy, healthy and delicious!

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    Mama in Suburbia — October 8, 2011 @ 5:11 AM

    My quick go-to meal is spaghetti and meatballs…jarred sauce and frozen meatballs.

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    Aimee — October 8, 2011 @ 6:16 AM

    Chicken Fajitas. Dinner is on the table in 30 minutes.

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    Stacey — October 8, 2011 @ 8:20 AM

    My favorite is burritos with spanish rice!

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    Nicole — October 8, 2011 @ 8:22 AM

    It seems like this is a common response: spaghetti! Super fast, super easy, & oh so good!

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    Leslie — October 8, 2011 @ 8:45 AM

    My favorite go to meal is pre-peeled and deveined shrimp tossed with a bottle of Catalina dressing, 1/4 cup jarred garlic and a teaspoon or two of chili paste. Bake at 350 for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve with pasta or brown rice. Very yum!!!!

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    Kimi — October 8, 2011 @ 9:24 AM

    We buy a chicken (the kind the grocery store has pre-made), a bag of frozen mixed veggies, a jar of gravy and some biscuits. Cook everything together and split the biscuits and put the chicken, vegie, gravy mixture on top. Super quick and still feels homemade.

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    pamela stephenson — October 8, 2011 @ 12:19 PM

    mmmm…i love a good baked scallop in a hurry!

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    Haley Hawthorne — October 8, 2011 @ 1:25 PM

    My quickie go-to meal is a sweet potato! If I work late, I just rinse it off, poke it a few times, and throw it in the microwave. I pair it with a side salad and have a perfect, light dinner in under ten minutes.

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    Kara — October 8, 2011 @ 1:58 PM

    Quesadillas are my go-to weeknight meal!

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    Jen — October 8, 2011 @ 3:47 PM

    We make fajitas…chicken and onion and peppers cooked with a marinade sauce with tortillas, salsa, sour cream. We do it like once a week and it takes like 20 min…

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    peachy — October 8, 2011 @ 9:39 PM

    homemade stovetop mac n cheese with tuna, onion, olives or chopped chiles.

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    Mb — October 8, 2011 @ 11:56 PM

    roasted veggies over quinoa

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    rachel — October 9, 2011 @ 9:21 AM

    I love making a chilli in the slow cooker or also a slow cooker mac and cheese

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    Dawn — October 9, 2011 @ 9:25 AM

    Stovetop tuna noodle casserole. Quick, easy, and comforting!

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    Andrea — October 9, 2011 @ 10:20 AM

    Our go to dinner is always taco’s. So simple…I know, really original, huh?? I am super excited to try the slow cooker lasagna recipe. I always think to myself (after seeing something brought to life) “Why didn’t I think of THAT??” LOL!!

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    Adrienne — October 9, 2011 @ 10:30 AM

    My favorite go-to weeknight meal are salads. Big, hearty salads piled up with whatever leftovers or veggies I find in the fridge! I even raid the pantry and throw in different canned or pickled vegetables, and sometimes the result is even better than I expected!

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    Mark Guncheon — October 9, 2011 @ 10:33 AM

    Stir fry quick fry: Toss rice in rice cooker. Hmmmm, what’s in the pantry. What’s in the fridge? How many kids are home for dinner? Is my wife going to be home on time. OK. Portion and stir and serve. Wait, at some point in there, pour glass of wine. Sit and eat and talk.

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    Janet — October 9, 2011 @ 10:39 AM

    I’ve always loved chicken cacciatore. Seems I always have those ingredients on hand and can pair the dish with any vegetable or pasta. Great company dish in a short time, too!

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    Amy @DYKTMP? — October 9, 2011 @ 10:42 AM

    My favorite go to meal at night is pasta. Not terribly exciting but after a long day, you know you can count on the combo pasta and sauce.

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    amber — October 9, 2011 @ 10:44 AM

    My favorite easy weeknight meal is Cheater Chicken Souvlaki DELISH!

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    Nettie Moore — October 9, 2011 @ 10:53 AM

    My favorite go to recipe is pasta with goat cheese and Kalamata Olives. I am going to try your lasagna, mine doesn’t seem to have enough sauce. Your’s looks perfect!

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    Monique — October 9, 2011 @ 10:54 AM

    Love this versatile pasta dish. This is something I never get tired of.

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    Beth Radcliffe — October 9, 2011 @ 12:27 PM

    I would have to say Spaghetti.

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    BerniG — October 9, 2011 @ 12:29 PM

    My family’s favorite go to meal is spaghetti with meat sauce. I also like chicken and rice cassarole.

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    Laurie — October 9, 2011 @ 12:43 PM

    I have a crock pot recipe for Spanish Chicken~ easy & so good!! If it is last minute, then we love spaghetti & meatballs.

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    Lisa — October 9, 2011 @ 1:09 PM

    My favorite weeknight go to dish is Hungry Girl’s Kung Pao chicken, but I substitute shrimp, which makes it very quick to fix, and it’s oh, so good!

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    Leigh Taylor — October 9, 2011 @ 1:28 PM

    My favorite go to weeknight meal is another slowcooker recipe from Fix It and Forget It Lightly called “Chicken Delicious”. It is so simple requires a few simple ingredients and I can put it in the pot before I leave in the morning and its done when I get home. All I need to do is make some rice to serve with it! It definetly lives up to its name.

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    Beka — October 9, 2011 @ 1:51 PM

    When I know I will have a busy day/evening, I try to have a mixed bean soup going in the crock pot. If I forget to soak the beans, then I usually try to make something with rice, since it is so versatile. Fried rice is super quick, just cook the rice, scramble a few eggs, toss it all into a large skillet with some frozen mixed veggies and soy sauce, heat it all up and you have dinner!

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    lisa burton — October 9, 2011 @ 2:41 PM

    I just made pulled pork in the Crock pot this weekend, which was so easy and good.

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    Jen — October 9, 2011 @ 3:07 PM

    Your recipe looks good (as usual), the cookbook sounds good – but not so good for me. :-( Can’t get it to work, can’t get past “tab1″ to browse recipes, don’t see any contact info or help, etc. I’m not having problem with other sites so don’t think it’s my browser. Oh well, not your problem. I’ll stick with enjoying the goodies you share here, which I do enjoy!

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    Sandy B. — October 9, 2011 @ 3:08 PM

    Got to be Chicken & Wild Rice Salad and crusty roll!!! (however, I’m making the slow cooker lasagna soon–nummy!!)

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    Kristen M. — October 9, 2011 @ 11:45 PM

    My latest quick-dinner obsession are Dutch Apple Pancakes. The ingredients are easy to throw together and the pancake bakes in about 20 minutes.

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    Shauna — October 10, 2011 @ 10:43 AM

    Looks easy & delicious! So trying it this week! Thank you!

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    Babs — October 10, 2011 @ 4:26 PM

    My favorite go to week night meal is one flavor or another of panini. Usually a side of fruit and salad. Yum!

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    Kim Riley — October 17, 2011 @ 11:20 AM

    Our favorite “go-to” meal this past summer and into fall (we go in cycles) has been pasta with zucchini, walnuts and golden raisins. I know – doesn’t sound like much, but the combination is delicious!

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    Leigh — November 27, 2011 @ 11:51 AM

    I LOVED this recipe! Soo easy, and its really nice to have a lower fat lasagna that I can have ready when I get home late. I found a veggie lasagna recipe that I want to try, but I’d like to adapt it for the slow cooker. However, I am totally ignorant as to how to do it. The veggie lasagna I found bakes a total of 40 mins in the oven, and has zucchini, carrots, yellow squash and broccoli in it. If anyone can offer some help as to how long this veggie version needs to cook in the slow cooker or any other suggestions I would be very grateful!! Thanks!

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    Kristen M. — November 30, 2011 @ 11:24 AM

    My 8 year old son called this the best lasagna ever. I’m not sure that it deserves the honor of “best ever” but I’m happy to have pleased my picky kid. I’ll be making this again as it couldn’t be easier to make.