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Need dinner ideas for busy weeknights? Skip the drive-thru and prepare this delicious busy weeknight meal made with real potatoes instead.
I’m all about sitting down together as a family for dinner whenever possible, and eating a nutritious meal that I’ve prepared myself. I treasure those thirty minutes or so that we spend catching up on each other’s day. I know that my family is eating healthier when I prepare a home cooked meal, and that’s really important to me. However, there are some days when finding the time to do this is particularly challenging.
Over the years, I’ve found some shortcuts that really help. I’m a huge fan of cooking semi-homemade meals and love a good kitchen hack. Basically, anything that will help me skip the drive-thru! Plus, I’d much prefer to spend my time eating dinner with my family than cooking in the kitchen for an hour. A delicious and nutritious meal doesn’t have to take an hour or more to prepare. Today, I’m sharing one of my favorite busy weeknight meal ideas that can be made in under 15 minutes.
Yup. You read that right. Dinner in under 15 minutes!
She shares my love of mashed potatoes.
A Busy Weeknight Meal Made with Real Potatoes
My favorite busy weeknight meal consists of a rotisserie chicken that I pick up from the supermarket on my way home, Idahoan® Mashed Potatoes, and a ready-washed salad kit. Seriously, it doesn’t get much simpler than that folks and it is a meal I can feel good about feeding my family. I pick up a rotisserie chicken probably twice a week. Sometimes I shred it to serve over fettuccine alfredo or use it to make some quick enchiladas. However, the real star of this busy weeknight meal is the Idahoan Mashed Potatoes that’s conveniently ready in just minutes. Mmmm… so delicious.
Mashed potatoes are my favorite comfort food. I even eat them for breakfast on occasion. Have you tried them with a fried egg on top? To. Die. For. I love mashed potatoes, but don’t always (hardly ever) have time to peel potatoes and make from scratch. Instead, I prepare Idahoan Mashed Potatoes because they offer the best taste and texture compared to any other mashed potato, which is why it has earned the title of “America’s Favorite Mashed Potatoes.”
Idahoan Mashed Potatoes are made from 100% real Idaho® potatoes and are available in a variety of delicious flavors, perfectly blended with real cheeses and authentic seasonings, including: Buttery Homestyle®, Butter and Herb, Bacon & Cheddar Chipotle, Roasted Garlic, Four Cheese, and Buttery Golden Selects. The Buttery Homestyle® is my family’s favorite. I always keep a few of these in my pantry.
So, that’s my busy weeknight meal made with real potatoes. Super easy, don’t you think? With a delicious mealtime hack like this that gets dinner onto the table in less than 15 minutes, you can definitely skip the drive-thru!
What are ways you help save time in the kitchen?