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7 Emergency Dinners for When You Don't Have Time to Cook

Sometimes, there is just not enough time - no time to shop, no time for elaborate recipes, and definitely no time to wait for the oven to preheat. Thankfully, there's always a quick fix. Here are some great quick and tasty meals that anyone can make in less than 15 minutes.

1. Italian "Stuffed" Toast

Italian Stuffed Toast

Photo by Buckwheat Queen

If dinner is going be a grilled cheese sandwich, you might as well make it the best cheese sandwich ever. This delicious stuffed sammie is packed with prosciutto, zingy pickles, and melted cheese. While it toasts, pour yourself a glass of beer and relax.

2. Feta Eggs

Feta Eggs

Photo by Holiday Baker

We all know eggs are the greatest quick meal ever, but adding some onions and feta cheese gives them extra zip, and makes eggs for dinner just a little bit special.

3. Arugula and Hummus Mini Pizzas

Arugula and Hummus-pizzas

Photo by Kim's Cooking Now!

Frozen naan bread can save any quick dinner emergency. Simply grill and top with hummus or marinara sauce, or whatever delicious sauce you have in the fridge, and you have an instant tasty pizza.

4. Sicilian Spaghetti

Sicilian Spaghetti

Photo by Buckwheat Queen

How do you make simple boiled pasta taste amazing? Of course, the Italians have the answer. Once you try this recipe, you'll be hooked.

5. Waffle Pizza

Waffle Pizza

Photo by TheWickedNoodle

Your waffle maker can make pizza too. Simply use store-bought pizza dough, red sauce, and cheese to make a piping hot, crispy pizza.

6. Avocado Toast

Avocado Toast

Photo by Buckwheat Queen

Avocado on toast is sometimes the simplest and best supper. Add some chili flakes for a little kick. To add protein and heft, put an egg on it.

7. Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Photo by Molly

Another great way to elevate that grilled cheese sandwich to greatness is to add pesto and tomatoes for a little Italian flavor.

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About Vicky McDonald

Always looking for more cheese! I love to bake, potter about the garden, and drink lemony gin & tonics in the sun. I also blog at