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17 Recipes Every Lazy Girl Needs To Know

It's not cheating, it's just maximizing your post-meal nap time.

Rachel Sanders

1. You can skip the crust on a chicken pot pie and just serve the good part on toast.

2. Make single-serve sangria with just four ingredients. / Via

Wine, orange liqueur, raspberries, and club soda. Done.

Get the recipe: Lazy Girl Sangria

3. Puff pastry + candy you have lying around = chocolate croissants the laziest girl on Earth could make.

4. You don't even have to drain the pasta for this one-pot cacio é pepe spaghetti.

Just four ingredients (and one of them is water).

Get the recipe: One-Pot Cacio é Pepe

5. Ovens are for chumps. Lazy girls know you can make mug cake in the microwave in minutes.

This one has a white chocolate base with crushed Oreos mixed in.

Get the recipe: Cookies n' Cream Mug Cake

6. You can use frozen ravioli to fake a lasagna that will taste like you spent all day on it.

All you need is ravioli, meat, sauce, and cheese. Layer, bake, and rake in the compliments. Get the recipe.

7. You'll need five ingredients and zero oven time to whip up healthy peanut butter cookies.

Also vegan + gluten-free, for good measure.

Get the recipe: Lazy Girl Peanut Butter Cookies

8. Layer sautéed chicken with tortillas, sauce, and cheese to make this lazy enchilada casserole.

9. These one-bowl chocolate chip blondies are approved for all lazy bakers.

10. Ditto these DIY Thin Mints.

11. If you can mix a few spices together, you can make this yummy chicken.

12. You don't need any fancy equipment to make pasta-free zucchini spaghetti.

Just use a cheese grater to make nice little zucchini ribbons, then sauté for a minute with peas and pesto. Get the recipe.

13. Once you try overnight oats, you might never eat anything else for breakfast.

The ultimate lazy girl breakfast: Mix rolled oats with milk or yogurt before you go to bed and let your fridge do the rest.

Get the recipe: Easy Yogurt Overnight Oats

14. Putting together this brown rice bowl is way lazier than rolling your own sushi, but equally delicious.

With avocado, edamame, and more yummy stuff.

Get the recipe: Lazy Sushi Bowl

15. Turn a rotisserie chicken into lazy (but legit) chicken soup.

All you need to add is chicken broth, noodles, and a few veggies.

Get the recipe: Chicken Soup for One

16. The brilliant secret to an easy crisp is just cooking up some apples and putting granola on top.

17. If you have a slow cooker, you can just dump the ingredients for this chili and walk away while it cooks.

If you don't have a slow cooker, consider it: This is an important tool for the Lazy Girl Lifestyle. Get the recipe.

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