15 Effortless Recipes for Lazy TikTok Cooks

Hi, I’m Krista and I can’t spend hours walking up and down the aisles of a store looking for 20+ ingredients for a TikTok recipe that I’ll screw up somehow. So, I create recipes that taste good, don’t require expert cooking status, and can be cooked very quickly.

Best Slow Cooker Ranch Roast:

Serving: one packet of brown sauce, one packet of savory Italian seasoning, and one packet of dry ranch seasoning. Postpone. Slice some golden potatoes. Take a boneless CHECK or CRUST roast and place it in the slow cooker (also known as Crockpot). Take whatever seasoning mixture you set aside and sprinkle it over the meat. Add chopped potatoes and then some carrots. Then sprinkle the remaining seasoning mixture on top and toss to combine. Simmer for eight hours.


Hot Pocket Giant Buffalo Chicken:

Take a can of pizza dough, open it and spread it on the bottom of a baking dish. Brush the dough with a little butter and/or olive oil. Sprinkle the pastry with grated Italian-style cheese (it’s a mix of mozzarella, provolone, parmesan, romano, fontina, and asiago). Then slice the grilled chicken and mix it with Frank’s red hot sauce – add it on top of the dough/cheese. Finish with some shredded cheddar cheese and then roll it all up. Brush the top with melted butter, parmesan, minced garlic and oregano. Bake for about 40 minutes at 375 degrees.

Slow Cooker Quinoa Chicken Enchilada Dish:

Place the chicken breasts in a slow cooker with two cups of chicken broth. Then add about a cup of quinoa and a whole can of enchilada sauce (I only like one FWIW from Trader Joe). Then add: frozen corn, small tin of diced green chilies, dried black beans, 1/2 tin of Rotel, cilantro, Trader Joes Everything But The Elote seasoning, chili powder, salt and pepper. Cover with a lid and simmer for about five to six hours. The chicken will fall apart very easily – sprinkle with your favorite grated cheese, stir and serve!


Southwestern Chicken Soup:

In a large saucepan, add 32 ounces of chicken broth, about 2/3 cup ranch sauce, one packet of frozen southwestern corn, one packet of taco seasoning, three cans of Rotel, and shredded grilled chicken. Cover and cook over low to medium heat for about 20 minutes. Top with grated cheese, sour cream, corn chips, whatever you like.

Thai pressure cooker stand:

Add some olive oil, a couple of diced chicken breasts, some minced garlic, soy sauce, a whole can of pad thai (I just used the Kroger brand, it’s good), and about a cup and a half of water. pressure cooker. Add a full bag of raw rice noodles* and stir. Cook by hand for about 25 minutes or until the noodles are done. While it’s cooking, chop the yellow/red peppers, cilantro, green onions, peanuts, and carrot sticks. After 25 minutes, add chopped ingredients (and a little water if needed) and steam with vegetables for five minutes.


*Alternatively, you can boil rice noodles and add them at the end!


Perfectly Seasoned Baked Salmon:

Dry some Atlantic salmon and rub with olive oil. Place it on a baking sheet lined with foil and greased with non-stick spray. Mince some garlic and add on top along with the Italian seasoning. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and fresh lemon. Put a few thin slices of butter and bake for about 15 minutes at 400º.

Creamy Basil Chicken Pesto:

Pour some olive oil over four chicken breasts and sprinkle salt, pepper, and garlic powder on top. Postpone. Put some melted cream cheese in a bowl and mix it with a lot of jar of basil pesto (I like the Classico brand, but you can use whatever you like). Fry the chicken on both sides, place it in the skillet and brush the top with the basil and cream cheese pesto mixture. Sprinkle with grated mozzarella and bake at 350°C until the chicken is fully cooked. Sprinkle with Italian herb seasoning and serve with pasta if you like!


Baked Chicken Tacos with Sour Cream and Salsa:

Shred grilled chicken and mix with sour cream and your favorite salsa in jars. Spoon the mixture onto the small tortillas and bake until the tortillas are crispy. Top with chopped lettuce and cheddar cheese and serve!

Effortless Layered Lasagna:

Pour an entire can of your favorite pasta sauce into the bottom of an oven dish. Lay a few frozen cheese ravioli on top of the pasta sauce until it’s coated in the sauce. Lay out a layer of Italian-style cheese. You can then layer on mushrooms or ground beef/sausage. Add some Italian seasoning and repeat the process, finishing with a layer of cheese on top. Sprinkle basil and oregano on top and bake for about 45 minutes at 400º.


Stuffed Chicken Casserole:

In a bowl, combine half a cup of sour cream, a can of chicken puree soup and chopped mushrooms. Slice the grilled chicken and add it to the mixture. Pour into the bottom of an ovenproof dish. Postpone. Take a box of Stove Top filling mix and pour about half a cup of melted butter over it. Spread this mixture on top of the chicken mixture and bake for about 45 minutes at 400º until crispy.

The most delicious Italian Sandwich Grinder:

Pour the Italian Olive Garden dressing over the shredded lettuce. Add mayonnaise, garlic powder, oregano, banana pepper, red onion and parmesan cheese. Postpone. Cut a fresh loaf of French bread in half, brush with melted butter and sprinkle with Italian seasoning. Add your favorite meats and cheese (I love pepperoni, salami, turkey and American white cheese) and toast in the oven until the cheese is melted. Add lettuce mixture on top and add tomatoes if you like!


Baked Black Bean Tostadas:

Fry chopped red onion in a pan with olive oil, then add canned black beans and your favorite salsa. Let marinate over low heat. Bake flour or corn tortillas flat until crispy. Spread the bean mixture on top and load up on your favorite toppings!

Fry the chopped yellow onion in a pan with olive oil and add ground or diced chicken breasts. Add some minced garlic and sesame oil. Turn on a slow fire and add soy sauce, rice vinegar, crushed peanuts and chopped green onions. Place the mixture in a salad bowl and serve!


Sriracha Chicken Tacos:

Pour the sriracha (or barbecue sauce if you can’t stand the heat) over the chicken breasts, season with salt and pepper, and bake. While they are baking, chop the bell pepper and purple cabbage. When the chicken is done, cut it up and add more sriracha. Place the chicken in the heated corn or flour tortilla and add the pepper/cabbage filling. Sprinkle with feta cheese and more sriracha!

Snack wrap “Imitation McDonald’s”:

Take some frozen chicken strips and deep fry them until they are crispy. When they’re done, spread them on a warmed flatbread, top with shredded lettuce, cheese, tomato, and dressing of your choice. Super simple and so good!

And I know these are all dinner recipes, but I can’t NOT end this post with one of my favorite, very simple, SEMI-HEALTH desserts. So here’s the bonus recipe: Sour Grapes:

Wash some green grapes, drain and set aside. In a resealable bag, add some Jell-O dry mix – I like the Jolly Rancher the best. Then add the semi-moist grapes to the mixture bag. Shake until the grapes are completely covered. Put them on a baking sheet and put them in the freezer for a couple of hours or in the refrigerator for about four hours. 😋

And these are some of my favorite recipes that require minimal effort and time so that you can enjoy again any show that you are now binge watching. If you want to see more recipes, follow me on TikTok or Insta!

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