What’s for dinner tonight? You come home from work exhausted and are just thinking about going to sleep. But wait, you need to cook dinner! Whether you’re just cooking for yourself or for a whole family, these recipes will save you time and make delicious additions to your weekly routine.

Pan-Tastic Italian Ravioli

This recipe takes just 15 minutes prep time and 15 minutes to cook in SmartyPans.


  • Shredded zucchini
  • Drained diced tomatoes
  • Garlic powder
  • Ravioli of your choice (beef or cheese)
  • ¾ cup of shredded mozzarella

Step 1: Spray your SmartyPans with any non-stick cooking spray over medium to high heat Step 2: Add zucchini and cook 2-3 minutes or until tender. Stir occasionally and allow the SmartyPans app to help you track your cooking

Step 3: Add ravioli, drained tomatoes, and seasoning. Cook 3-5 minutes or until hot (your SmartyPans will tell you when your temperature is perfect). Continue to stir occasionally

Step 4: Sprinkle with mozzarella, cook 1-2 minutes and make sure the cheese melts

Homemade Tacos

Taco Tuesday is easier than ever with this quick recipe featuring elevated ingredients.


  • 1 lb. of ground beef
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • 1 15-oz. can of refried or pinto beans
  • 1 ½ cups shredded cheddar or mexican blend cheese
  • Tortillas or taco shells
  • Toppings: Tomato, sour cream, salsa, lettuce
  • Cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper to taste

Step 1: Place SmartyPans on medium-high heat, splash olive oil in, season to taste with cumin, chili powder, salt, pepper

Step 3: Add 1 lb. of ground beef, use a fork to press and brown until meat turns from pink/red to brown

Step 4: Toss chopped onion on heat, mix in with beef until sizzling

Step 5: Strain oil from beef and onions, place in serving bowl

Step 6: Toss in can of refried / pinto beans, brown and or mash until sizzling

Step 7: Place in serving bowl

Step 8: Place various toppings on plates to serve, give guests a choice of shells or tortillas, and enjoy!

Delicious Mushroom Chicken Quinoa Risotto

The perfect dish for a cool fall evening, this one-pan recipe takes just 30 minutes to make.


  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 24 oz. baby bella mushrooms
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • ¼ cup Parmesan

  • Black pepper to taste

Step 1: Boil chicken stock

Step 2: Add quinoa and continue boiling

Step 3: Reduce heat so combination simmers, remove from heat and let stand until liquid is absorbed (10 mins)

Step 4. Fluff with fork, remove from heat

Step 5: Break out your SmartyPans and add olive oil (1 tbs), drop in chicken to saute Step 6: Add sea salt and turn chicken to complete saute or until chicken is cooked through (4-6 mins)

Step 7: Remove chicken, place on serving plate lined with paper towels, wipe your SmartyPans clean

Step 8: Add additional olive oil (1 tbs), mushrooms, salt, black pepper to taste. Brown mushrooms for approx. 4 minutes

Step 9: Add garlic, cook until mushrooms are tender.

Step 10: Mix it all up! Add your quinoa, chicken, and parmesan cheese and serve

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