Quick and Easy

Busy schedules require easy dinners, and we’re all busy these days. But quick and easy dinners don’t have to be limited to cold cereal or something frozen for the microwave. We’ve got a great selection of recipes that can be ready to eat in 45 minutes or less. Take your pick and try some speedy stir-fries or spicy curries. Mexican food comes together in a snap when you make tacos or quesadillas. Enjoy food from around the world in no time at all with this delicious, time-conscious recipes.

Chile de Arbol Salsa
This quick and easy salsa showcases the nutty, mellow flavor of de Arbol Chiles, as well as their sassy, spicy heat.
Gullah Crab Fried Rice
Gullah cooking, which originated in the swampy lowlands and barrier islands of North and South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, is nearly synonymous with rice and seafood.
Cacio e Pepe
Cacio e Pepe is a classic Italian dish with its origins in the hills surrounding Rome. It is one of the foremost examples of cucina povera, or “poverty cooking”.
Stuffed Choricero Pepper
It wasn’t that hard to figure out what we wanted to do with Dried Choricero Peppers once we had them in stock.
NYC Styled Hot Dog with Porter Mustard
New York Hot Dogs are no nonsense hot dogs with a little bit of flair, and it’s the toppings that give it their classic New York style.
Pickled Red Onions
Red onions are the perfect onions for pickling. When they’re raw, their vibrant hue and sturdy structure adds great visual dimensions and crunchy texture to everything from pasta salad to salsa.
Chilaquiles with Puya Chile Sauce
Chilaquiles are a playful way to have a fun brunch or a breakfast-for-dinner hybrid.
Thai Sweet Chili Sauce
We took some time to tinker in our kitchen with our sweet and spicy Thai Sweet Chili Seasoning, since the best way to understand how
Honey Mustard Potato Salad
Our recipe for Honey Mustard Potato Salad is as close to “set it and forget it” as it gets.
Cape Malay Couscous and Asparagus
This dish celebrates all the great tastes of summer—rich, sweet tomato, snappy asparagus, and a tart burst of lime.
Simple Red Sauce
This quick and easy raw sauce is almost too simple; the biggest challenge involves having a head of roasted garlic at the ready.
Korean Cucumber Salad
This Korean cucumber salad, Oi Muchim, is a traditional banchan dish that can be found on dinner tables all across Korea.
Gochujang Paste
Gochujang entered into the American culinary vocabulary over the course of the last decade.
Korean Chicken Wings
We love chicken wings. And while we love the crispy thrill of deep-fried chicken wings, it can be incredibly messy to work a deep fryer at home.
Pureed Pea Soup with Shiitake Mushrooms
It’s winter in central PA right now and we just had an enormous pile of snow to dig out from. It’s no surprise, then, that our thoughts have turned to spring.
Smoked Pepper Compound Butter
Compound butter is such a flavorful, easy-to-make condiment that using it is almost like cheating.
Glazed Roasted Kale
When we decided to bring tamari powder into our lineup, the first thing we thought was, other than reconstituting it with water…how do we use it? So we got to work in the test kitchen.
Spicy Garam Masala Turkey Burgers
The roots of how the spice blend Garam Masala came to be are ancient.
Butter Cauliflower Burrito
Butter Curry: A dish we’ve already happily introduced ourselves to in the form of our Garam Masala-Spiced Butter Chicken a few months back, but this time
Grilled Broccoli with Adobo Lime Marinade
When discussing “marinated food to throw on the grill,” a grilled broccoli was not the first thing that came to most of our minds.
Turkey Sausage and Spinach Rice Bowl
When talking about building a bowl, we’ve made our opinion known that there’s some strange, indefinable quality that makes it feel… different than when you eat it off of a plate.
Spicy Coconut Shrimp
Why do people feel so strongly about shrimp? Why do pro-shrimp feel so defensive about their love, and anti-shellfish people feel so strongly about fishing them out of every dish?
Hoppin' John
Though Spices Inc World Headquarters is currently stationed firmly in Central Pennsylvania, our culinary influences and recipes are pulled in from kitchens all over the country.
Chinese 5 Spice Chicken Stir Fry
Let’s talk about China. Actually, that’s kind of a big subject, huh? Maybe just specifically, let’s talk about Chinese food. Actually, that’s also a pretty huge subject.
Pumpkin Biscuits
Well, well, well. Here we are again, talking about pumpkin… again. But we just keep finding new and exciting ways to enjoy it! Is that really so wrong? We knew you’d come around.
Glazed Meatballs with Soba Noodles
When you think “cold noodle salads,” what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Is it dollops of mayonnaise? Flies landing on your plate at an outdoor BBQ?
Zucchini Ravioli
The key to this recipe is the noodle making. You need a wide vegetable peeler, preferably one that doesn’t have the ridges used for the julienne cut style of vegetable peeling.
Yakisoba
Yakisoba, which translated from Japanese means “fried buckwheat,” is a delicious noodle dish served with a variety of vegetables and topped off with something like bonito flakes or Sansho pepper.
Salmon Yakitori
Yakitori is a popular Japanese street food usually made with chicken. We decided to give this traditional food an update with a new ingredient- salmon.
Tlacoyos
Mexican street food, also referred to as “antojitos,” is something of a legend in the food world.
One Pan Lemon Parmesan Fish and Asparagus
The of the best parts about this recipe was the Parmesan cheese, which is a favorite of Jeff’s.
Instant Pot Ranch Chicken
When you are working with the chicken to make this recipe, Jeff suggests cutting the tendon-like pieces out because they are tough, and they don’t fit the overall texture of the meal when it is f
Vegetarian Roasted Spanish Potatoes
These potatoes are perfect for those who are thinking about venturing into vegetarianism but are hesitant to give up meat.
One Pan Roasted Chicken and Vegetables
Summertime means an abundance of fresh produce.
Garlic and Herb Roasted Tomato Pasta
Summer flavors are in full bloom in this delicious recipe.
Spinach and Egg Shakshuka
Shakshuka, meaning "a mixture" in Egyptian Arabic, is a dish with Tunisian origin and is now incredibly popular in North African and the Middle East.
Creamy Lentil Stew with Mushrooms and Kale
This delicious plant based meal is hearty, healthy and full of flavor. Lentils are probably our favorite type of dried bean because they are so healthy and quick to cook.
Freekeh Breakfast Bowl
Your mother may have always told you, like mine did and like I told my kids, that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
Pineapple Zucchini Quick Bread
If you have zucchini in your garden, you know that at some point, you'll end up with an abundance of it.
Garbanzo Bean Salad
Ahhhh, the dog days of Summer.
Oaxacan Guacamole
Guacamole is a delicious blend of avocados and lime. Additionally, ingredients such as onion, chile flakes, cilantro and fresh jalapeno really give 'guac' a robust flavor.
Buffalo Chicken Quesadilla
Whether you are gearing up for the big game with the extended family or just dinner at home for two, this Buffalo Chicken Quesadilla is sure to be a big hit.
Easy Tuna Noodle Casserole
The challenge with remaking some of our favorite recipes that we remember as a child is that they were often loaded with cheese, fat, salt and e
Turkey Sausage with Roasted Vegetables
This is a delightful twist on the dynamic duo of sausage and peppers. But instead of using fatty Italian pork sausage I opted for the leaner turkey sausage.
Bean and Vegetable Soup
Making homemade soup doesn't have to be a time-consuming task! In fact its super easy making this winter staple.
Spinach Tortellini Soup
I’m always on the look for healthy, easy meals that I can prepare quickly on busy days and one pot recipes make it even better!
Mediterranean Pitas
This colorful dish is perfect for a lunch or a lite dinner. Homemade hummus is so versatile, we use it for many different things.
Swordfish with Nora Pepper Romesco Sauce
First, we’d like to clear up one thing about Romesco Sauce. Despite the name, this sauce? Is not a product of Rome.
Provencal Chicken
If you're like most of us you find chicken to be a staple protein that is used in your dinner meal planning severa
Pineapple Habanero Salsa
I love using fresh fruits in my summertime salsas. When you get it right, the balance of the sweet with heat is perfect.
Oaxacan Tlayuda
Tlayudas are Mexican street food, a sort of pizza from the southern state of Oaxaca.
Ground Beef with Tomatoes and Zucchini
Summertime brings out the best in so many things, including local vegetables. We love taking a long trip to the farmers market to see what is available and chat with the growers.
Moroccan Chicken with Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes are especially popular in the fall as they are a big part of the Thanksgiving tradition.
Mexican Cornbread
This is more like a casserole than a cornbread, and our taste testers loved that. This is a great family dinner, nice and filling without being too much.
Chicken Herbs de Provence
Many people are consciously adding more chicken to their diet for the health benefits. This is all fine and dandy, but sometimes we can get into a flavorless rut.
Chili Enchiladas
When thinking of Tex-Mex or Mexican cuisine, one cannot help but thinking of enchiladas.
Easiest Pancakes Ever
I am a pancake nut - I love to indulge in a really good Saturday morning stack.
Fresh Dill Mayonnaise
This recipe beats the jar stuff every time! Make it fresh and control the ingredients and fat.
Jicama Rice
Sometimes called a 'Mexican potato', Jicama is a root vegetable that has a sweet taste and a crunchy texture.
Homemade Hummus
Store bought hummus is a quick and reliable go-to food that's great for an easy meal or a healthy snack...especially when you dip it in carrots or celery.
Quick Thai Chicken
I really like one of our classic spice blends called Spicy Thai Seasoning and have been looking for every chance that I can get to use it.
Quick and Easy Spicy Grilled Shrimp
Some recipes will say, “this is quick and easy” and then mean that the prep is quick and easy, but the cooking takes an hour or longer.
Caribbean Vegetarian Curry
It's always fun to experiment with flavor and taste sensations from someplace else and this meal brings two of my favorite taste sensations together - Caribbean inspired and curry powder.
Quick and Easy Vegetable Curry
Since this recipe yields small portion sizes, we added an extra ¼ cup to each of the vegetable ingredients to give us a little bit more.
Greek Tacos with Dill Sauce
This is a surprising twist on standard beef taco recipes. We stuffed our seasoned beef into pita pockets, and topped it with a healthy bunch of vegetables and the salty spike of feta cheese.
Grilled Vegetable Pasta
It's time to pick your favorite vegetables and get thee to a grill. The great thing about this recipe is that just about any vegetables will do, particularly if you have a grilling basket.
Baked Horseradish Salmon
Grilled, baked, cooked in a pan--it doesn't matter, we love salmon.
Beef Stir Fry
This very easy to make and diet friendly to boot! We like using lean flatiron steak as it cooks up nice and tender and doesn't have much fat.
Garlic and Herb Mushrooms
A flavorful and easy to prepare mushroom dish.
Shrimp and Crabmeat Etouffee
We love the time of year when Mardi Gras starts to draw near, as it brings back a flood of wonderful memories of our years spent in this spectacular city at the mouth of the Mississippi.
Arugula Walnut Salad
This light and tasty Arugula Walnut Salad is perfect when the weather is warm.
Hearty Roasted Cauliflower Soup
Roasting cauliflower brings out any latent sugars lying deep in this often-misunderstood vegetable, making it sweet and savory, and surprisingly robust.
Jerk Burgers
As the weather warms up we love to fire up the grill and try different burgers as often as possible.
Doro Wat (Ethiopian Chicken)
This is my version of Doro Wat, a very popular traditional food in Ethiopia. This chicken stew is spicy and flavorful and very easy to make.
Vegetable Stir Fry
This super-easy recipe is loaded with healthy vegetables.
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