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20-Minute Meals

Salmon Cakes
Salmon Cakes


Coming right up!

Because not all of us enjoy living in the kitchen.

(If you do, props!)



Chicken can still be your go-to, even on busy nights when the last thing you want to do is hang out in the kitchen.

Italian Herb Bruschetta Chicken

This quick chicken dish is appealing to the eye and the stomach. Serve with fresh bread and a simple green salad.

Chicken & Broccoli Stir-Fry

Stir-fries can be ready in no time. Swap in green beans for the broccoli if you like!

BBQ Chicken & Black Bean Burritos

No need to make your own BBQ sauce when you’re strapped for time. Use your favorite bottled variety and you’ll be enjoying these burritos before you know it.



Fish tends to cook up pretty quick, so you’ll have dinner on the table in the blink of an eye.

Parmesan Tilapia with Tomato & Basil Cream Sauce

That tasty cream sauce isn’t meant for just tilapia…

Oregon Tuna Melts

Do you enjoyed grilled cheese sandwiches? (Of course you do.) Throw some protein-packed tuna in there for a complete meal.

Baked Salmon

Line your pan with foil to minimize cleanup. Dinner and dishes in under 30 minutes? Count us in!



Whether you participate in Meatless Mondays or you’re meatless every day, these recipes will fill you up and fill you up fast.

Spinach Omelet with Parmesan

Eggs for dinner? Yep it’s happening. Throw in a handful of Parm and fresh spinach then you’re good to go.

Quick Veggie Pita Pizzas

Who actually has time to whip up homemade crust on a regular basis? Grab a couple pitas instead, then simply top with your fave pizza ingredients. Pineapple anyone?

Toasted Israeli Couscous with Veggies

Couscous is pretty much magical. End of story.


Want more quick meals? We have plenty.

Use Up Those Leftovers

We all know the feeling… discovering some nearly unrecognizable food substance wasting away in the back corner of the fridge. After the gag factor passes, a wave of sadness and possibly even anger rush over you. How could you have forgotten about that perfectly cooked fish?! Or that fluffy as can be rice?! What a waste!


With a little creativity and planning, you can put your leftovers to use before they turn the corner of inedibility. Because we all love the feelings associated with saving time (less trips to the grocery store please) and saving money (purchasing less food = increased Prosecco funds!). We also enjoy cooking up something tasty of course.


And yes, you do get bonus points for being “green” and reducing food waste.


So let’s get started with some simple, delicious recipe ideas.


Cooked Chicken:

Chicken, Avocado & Bacon Sandwich
Chicken, Avocado & Bacon Sandwich

It’s not uncommon to find yourself with leftover cooked chicken posted up in the fridge. Chicken will keep for four days, so you have plenty of time to make all three of these easy recipes!


You can toss pretty much anything in a wrap and call it good. Cooked chicken is a great place to start. Then simply add your fave veggies, condiments, and shredded cheese!


Chicken, bacon, and bread are besties. Throw some crisp lettuce and avocado in there to round out your meal. Or, get a little fancy and create your own edible masterpiece.

Chicken Salad

Enjoy creamy chicken salad as is, sandwiched between two slices of bread, or nestled in a big leaf of crisp lettuce! Add nuts to your salad right before you dig in to avoid sogginess.


Cooked Fish:

Quick Leftover Salmon Salad
Quick Leftover Salmon Salad

Turn your leftover cooked fish into a new, flavorful meal. Your cooked fish will stay fresh in the fridge for about three days, so get to it.


Tacos aren’t meant for just Tuesday. Stuff corn tortillas with leftover cooked fish, shredded cabbage, pico de gallo, and cilantro, then top with a dollop of crema plus a squeeze of fresh lime.

Fish Cakes

Crispy fish cakes are still somewhat healthy, plus very delicious. Why stop at crab when you can also use leftover cooked salmon, cod, or even catfish.

Green Salad

This one may sound like a no-brainer, but when you’re strapped for time or simply have few ingredients on hand, top some greens with leftover cooked fish then dump drizzle on your favorite dressing.


Hard Boiled Eggs:

Deviled Eggs
Deviled Eggs

Tired of munching on plain ole boiled eggs? We got you covered! Hard boiled eggs will keep (in their shell) for about one week in the fridge.

Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs are the prefect before-dinner snack. It’s quite difficult to stop after inhaling just one! Up your deviled egg game by topping them off with a dusting of paprika and freshly snipped chives.

Egg Salad

This traditional salad is begging for an open-faced sandwich treatment. All out of bread or not feeling the carbs? Simply dig in with a fork.


Curry with eggs?? Yes yes it works! If you need a little (and by a little, we mean a lot) of flavor in your life, whip up a bowl of curry then top it off with sliced hard boiled eggs for a boost of protein and a tasty contrast of texture.



Chickpea Salad
Chickpea Salad

Perhaps you have half a can of beans loitering near the back of your fridge. Or, if you’re the ambitious sort, a container full of beans you cooked up yourself. If your beans have been sitting around for five days, it’s time to put those protein and fiber-packed guys to use.


Before you turn your nose up at a bean burger, you have to try one first! Don’t forget allll the toppings. We like cheddar and Jack cheese, avocado, fresh tomato slices, lettuce, and spicy mayo.

Bean Salad

There are a lot of different directions you can go here depending on what kind of beans you have on hand. Chickpeas go well with Greek flavors, like tomatoes, cucumber, and feta, while black beans, pinto beans, and kidney beans pair well with Southwestern flavors, such as corn and cilantro.


Blend up beans with garlic, citrus, oil and herbs then dunk some veggies (and definitely chips) in there.


Roasted Vegetables:

Roasted Vegetable Naan Pizza
Roasted Vegetable Naan Pizza

Maybe you didn’t polish of all of your veggies for dinner. Not to worry, roasted veggies will keep in your fridge for five days up to a whole week! Time to introduce some carbs into this situation. Balance, right?


We probably don’t need to convince you that pizza is always a good choice. Take your favorite pizza base then toss roasted veggies right on top before baking and digging in.


Pasta and veggies also work well together. Fold roasted veggies into pasta with bright marinara, herby pesto, extra virgin olive oil, or even a decadent cream sauce. You’re going to need a very large bowl!


Just like chicken, cooked veggies can get all cozy between two slices of bread. Spread some creamy, tangy goat cheese in there to really get the flavor party started. Or, keep it vegan by opting for hummus instead.


Fresh Greens:

Stir-Fried Sesame Shrimp & Spinach
Stir-Fried Sesame Shrimp & Spinach

We know you’ve heard it before… eat your greens! Turn your good intentions into something delicious without letting your greens wilt and go to waste. Your greens will start to get sad after about four to five days in your fridge. Although if you’re lucky, sometimes you can keep them around for one week.


We promise, you can’t even taste the greens. Throw enough fruit and nut butter in there and you’ll be wishing you whipped up a second glass. Spinach works the best in smoothies, but you can also try out kale or even lettuce… just start with a small handful and work your way up to Popeye status.


Frittatas can take on pretty much any veggie, protein, cheese, and herb. Serve your frittata hot, room temp or even chilled… for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! Almost sounds too good to be true.

Stir Fry

Stir Fries are very versatile as well. Toss your greens into a hot pan with your protein and seasonings of choice.


Baked Potatoes:

Chicken Pot Pie
Chicken Pot Pie

It’s approaching day six and your plain Jane leftover baked potato has gone untouched. Grab some butter and cheese, then get to work!

Twice Baked Potatoes

It’s hard to get sick of twice baked potatoes. Stir in cooked broccoli, cubed apples, caramelized onions, or just cheese, then bake! (Don’t burn your mouth in all of your excitement.)

Pot Pie

Cube a baked potato or two then gently fold into your creamy pot pie filling before pouring the filling into your prepared crust.

Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are normally made from boiled potatoes, but you can certainly mash up baked potatoes with lots of butter and warm milk or cream.


Cooked Rice:

Chicken Fried Rice
Chicken Fried Rice

Cook up a big batch of fluffy rice then use the leftovers all week long.

Fried Rice

Fried rice is definitely the obvious choice here, but a delicious choice nonetheless. Plus quick and easy. Did we mention you can use pretty much any protein you want? Chicken, pork, shrimp, and tofu all work well. This scenario is sounding more and more appealing by the second.

Rice Casserole

Cheesy, bubbly golden rice? Yes please! Add some cooked chicken and broccoli to make it a meal.


Make your pot of soup a little more filling by throwing a couple handfuls of cooked rice in there right before serving. White and brown rice are both perfectly acceptable options.



Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce
Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce

Eyes bigger than your stomach? Perhaps you had every intention to inhale that entire loaf of fresh bread, but two days later it’s still residing on your counter and has gone a bit stale. You could always make avocado toast, but you do have more options.

French Toast

Top golden brown slices of custardy french toast with a pat of softened butter and a drizzle of pure maple syrup. Breakfast for dinner anyone?

Panzanella (Bread Salad)

Let this salad sit before serving so the bread cubes have a chance to soak up all the wonderful flavors. Day-old bread actually works better than fresh bread, which will get too soggy. Serve room temp, or chilled, if necessary.

Bread Pudding

Treat your sweet tooth to a warm bowl of decadent bread pudding. You’ll be wishing you had leftover bread more often.


Looking for more inspo? Type 3-ingredients into our Use Up Leftovers feature and we’ll give you tasty recipe ideas, or see the Use Up Those Leftovers recipe collection.


Spring into Your Kitchen

Simple Buttery Spring Pea Pasta with Prosciutto
Simple Buttery Spring Pea Pasta with Prosciutto


Winter is finally over!

After you finish your happy dance, whip up a little something something to continue the celebration.



Comfort food is good, but we’re craving something a little lighter these days.

Blackened Shrimp, Asparagus & Avocado Salad with Lemon Pepper Yogurt Dressing

Who said salads are boring? This salad strongly disagrees. Warning: you’re going to want to take a bath in that creamy dressing.

Thai Green Curry with Spring Vegetables

Eating green never tasted so good. Add a dash or two of chili flakes if you enjoy some heat.

Baked Eggs with Spinach, Ricotta, Leeks & Chargrilled Pepper

What’s sharing again? Enjoy this simple dish for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Just don’t forget some warm bread for yolk dipping.



Scoot over main. These side dishes are coming in hot.

Brie Stuffed Artichokes

Gooey brie makes artichokes 500 times better… at least. Skip the main course and fill up on these guys instead.

Sugar Snap Peas with Lemon, Garlic & Basil

So fresh and so clean! A kick of citrusy lemon definitely takes this simple side up a notch.

Garlic Browned Butter Baked Asparagus

That nutty browned butter will have you going back for fourths. Serve this mouth-watering asparagus over brown rice or pasta, so no butter gets left behind.



Finish off your day in a sweet way.

Vegan Rhubarb Muffins

Does one of these muffins count as a serving of vegetables? We’re going with yes.

Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler with Honey Butter Biscuits

A juicy, sweet filling topped with buttery, flaky biscuits. Bring it on!

Mango Tart

This mango masterpiece is almost too pretty to devour. Almost.


Looking for more fresh inspo? See our Spring recipe collection.

Green with Luck

Irish Eggs Benedict
Irish Eggs Benedict


And a side of whiskey.

St. Patrick’s Day calls for everything green and good eats.



Reubens are nice and all, but you can get a little more creative.

Irish Nachos

Any form of nachos is a win in our book. These nachos include layers of thinly sliced potato, melty cheese and crispy bacon.

Irish Stew

Some warm Irish soda bread would be great for dunking.

Corned Beef Tacos with Beer Battered Fries

We highly recommend stuffing those beer battered fries right in the tacos. In fact, it’s mandatory.



Save room for a little more cheese and carbs. (As always.)

Guinness & Irish Cheddar Mac & Cheese

You can’t go wrong with ooey gooey mac and cheese. Dump some Guinness in there and this cheesy situation gets even better.

Chocolate Cherry Irish Soda Bread

Classic soda bread with a sweet twist. Don’t forget to slather on the butter.


Creamy potatoes mixed with tender cabbage. In other words, semi-healthy mashed potatoes. So eat up!



Treat yourself to a little booze and sugar.

The Irish Mule

Nope this mule is not from Moscow. Bonus points if you use a real deal copper mug!

Lucky Charms Ice Cream Sandwiches

You’ll be lucky if you have any of these sandwiches left after 5 minutes.

Baileys Cream Puffs

The cream filling is good enough to inhale by itself… but we recommend piping it into cloud-like pastry bites then topping your masterpieces off with a rich chocolate drizzle.


Looking for more St. Patrick’s Day recipes? Head on over to the end of the rainbow.

Immune-Boosting Recipes

Turmeric Golden Milk Tea
Turmeric Golden Milk Tea


Take care of yourself.

And your taste buds too.

Because no one enjoys drippy noses and being stuck in bed.



Fill up on the good stuff. (You can still inhale something sweet later.)

Broccoli & Orange Miso Pasta

Those little green trees are packed with vitamins, and who can say no to pasta? Whole wheat spaghetti is a great source of fiber, which helps keep everything moving.

Citrus Salmon with Avocado Salsa

Take a quick trip to the tropics and enjoy the benefits of citrus (Vitamin C for your immune system!) while enjoying some healthy fats (thank you salmon and creamy avocado).

Shrimp & Avocado Salad with Miso

More avocado please! Plus fresh ginger, garlic, spinach and loads of other healthy ingredients. “Healthy” and “delicious” can exist in the same sentence.



These recipes are perfect for lunch or a light dinner. Or anytime of day, really.

Udon Miso Noodle Soup

Salty, savory miso takes this broth up a notch flavorwise. And fermented foods introduce beneficial bacteria to your system. P.S. Slurping noodles is acceptable behavior (in the comfort of your own home, that is).

Spicy Carrot & Ginger Soup with Harissa

A little spice is always nice, plus ginger is good for your gut! Treat yourself to some warm pita while you’re at it… happy people are healthy people.

Turmeric Lime Cauliflower “Rice”

We know, real deal rice is hard to beat, but this zesty, flavorful cauliflower “rice” is pretty darn good too. (Popular powerhouse turmeric is on the scene of course.)



Maybe you’re not feeling a full on savory affair. So treat yourself to something a little sweet and refreshing.

Beet & Berry Detox Popsicles

Yes these pops are pretty… and tasty, and healthy! Fruit and veggies all in one cute package. Win win win.

Matcha Yogurt Cooler

Probiotic-rich yogurt is another ingredient that will please your tummy. Matcha is full of antioxidants, so clearly mixing the two together is a grand idea. Enjoy this creamy beverage for breakfast or as a hearty snack.

Golden Milk Overnight Oats

Overnight oats and golden milk made friends. (No surprise there.)


Who wants to get sick? No one, duh. Stay on the healthy train and whip up a few more immune-boosting recipes.

Fill Your Plate with Some Comfort

Stuffed Peppers
Stuffed Peppers


And then go back for seconds (and thirds).

Because these comfy dishes will fill your belly and heart with warmth.



Bring on the melty, gooey cheese! And throw some carbs in there while you’re at it.

Broccoli Cheddar Soup with Fried Cheese Curds

If you think broccoli soup is boring, think again. (Cheese curds are magical.)

One-Pot Chili Mac

Eat it straight out of the pot to avoid as many dirty dishes as possible.

Easy Lasagna Stuffed Burritos

Two cheesy favorites in one. No complaints over here.



Enjoy these dishes in a living room fort under lots of soft blankets. No really, do it.

Fried Green Tomato BLT

Not your average BLT. Throw some avocado in there for an extra treat.

Chicago-Style Deep Dish Pizzas

Toppings on a cracker is just not okay. This right here is a real deal pizza.

Crockpot Sweet & Sour Pomegranate Short Ribs with Creamy Mascarpone Polenta

Patience is indeed a virtue. So have some patience, then reward yourself with a bowl of flavorful, tender short ribs nestled on top of decadent polenta.



Skip dessert?! Never.

Gooey Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie

A giant, warm chocolate chip cookie baked into a buttery pie crust. Yes please! (And don’t forget the vanilla ice cream.)

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

This tropical cake is moist in the best way possible. We had to say it.

No Yeast Strawberries & Cream Cinnamon Rolls

A fruity cinnamon treat fit for dessert or breakfast… or breakfast and dessert.


Looking for more comfort? We have a bunch of recipes just for you.

Winter Winter Chicken Dinner

Creamy Champagne Chicken
Creamy Champagne Chicken


It may be dark and cold outside.

But these cozy winter recipes make us feel all warm and fuzzy inside.


Dig In:

Swimsuit season is still far far away. (Just keep that in mind.)

Turkey Pesto & Garlic Meatballs

The leftovers are fantastic… but there probably won’t be any.

Spaghetti Squash Burrito Bowls

No need to dirty more dishes. Eat your din din straight out of the squash itself!

Cider Glazed Chicken

Sometimes your plain Jane chicken needs just a little something something. We’re digging this sweet and savory flavor combo.


Grab a Bowl:

Everything (yes everything) tastes better out of a bowl.

Beef Stew

Simple and hearty. Feel free to garnish your bowl with a sprinkling of fresh herbs before going to town. Italian parsley is always a good choice.

Roasted Red Pepper Quinoa Chili

This chili is packed with protein and veggies! For times when you don’t feel like chowing down on a big ole pot of beef and beans.

Thai Pomegranate Chicken Noodle Soup

Not your average chicken noodle soup. Bright pomegrante seeds add a pop of color and a burst of sweet-tart flavor. We’re definitely on board.


Eat Your Veggies:

After just one bite of these recipes, we won’t have to tell you twice.

Jamaican Cabbage Salad

Yes cabbage can be exciting too! Serve with your favorite messy sandwich or even in your favorite messy sandwich.

Lemony Roasted Potatoes & Broccoli

Get some green in your life. Potatoes and broccoli go hand in hand. We won’t judge if you dump on a little extra Parm.

Garlic Roasted Cauliflower

Roasted cauliflower is the best cauliflower. And garlic just makes everything better.


Looking for more winner winter recipes? We got your back.

“Missing” Recipes? Make sure you’re signing in with the right account.

BigOven keeps your recipes organized across the web and mobile devices, and lets you sign in and join via Facebook, Google+ or email. Sometimes, when moving to a new device or upgrading their app and signing in, cooks notice a near-empty My Recipes area and write in to say “Help, where are all my recipes?”

The first thing to note is that all your recipes are still there, safe and sound — it’s just that you very likely have inadvertently created more than one membership (by, say, accidentally clicking “Join” instead of “Sign In”), and you’re likely not signed into the “master” account. Very often, this arises because you may have added recipes using one (say, email-based) BigOven membership and then sign into, or inadvertently create, a totally different membership (say, via Facebook, if you’ve used a different email address for that registration.)

Not to worry. Your recipes are still there — you simply need to sign in with the correct account.

Key concept: BigOven places high value on your email address to identify who you are.

How Facebook and Google+ Sign-in Work

When you sign into BigOven with Facebook or with Google+, after you give permission to BigOven and have authenticated with them, at sign-in BigOven is handed the registered email address you have with Facebook or Google+, and next looks for a BigOven membership with that email address.

But a problem can arise if you’ve used a different email address to register with Facebook or Google+ than the one you may have created on BigOven. Thus when you sign in, you may see radically different or fewer recipes in that secondary account.

There’s an easy fix

You simply need to use the same email address on BigOven as you do with the service(s) you sign in with.

  1. From a desktop computer (or a mobile device), you can use the BigOven.com website to locate and verify your “master” account — i.e., the primary one that matters most to you.
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Your accounts are now linked and synchronized.

Alternatively, you can change the registered email address of your BigOven.com account to the one that you know is registered for Facebook and Google+. To change your registered email address on BigOven, visit your “Account Settings” area and then the Account tab.

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