15-Minute Meals for Lazy Days

If you’re dreading the thought of long cooking hours and piles of dirty dishes, these 15-minute recipes are bound to make your life that much easier. While quick and hassle-free, they’re also perfect for a hearty and warm meal on days you’re just too tired to put in an effort. To make potato gnocchi with a creamy tomato base, add 1 tablespoon butter, 1 teaspoon mustard, 2 tablespoon sun-dried tomatoes, 4 cloves minced garlic, and 1/2 cup white wine to a skillet.

All that’s left now is to mix in half a pound of uncooked potato gnocchi, 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, and 1 cup full cream to the pan and mix till everything is well coated. Our second dish is a healthy yet tasty lentil soup requiring only a single pot. You’ll need to sauté 1/2 a small onion, 1 carrot, 1 celery, and 1 minced garlic clove in olive oil. Once that’s done, pour 15 ounces of chicken broth and 3/4 cup of cooked lentils into your pot and simmer until the soup thickens.

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Marion’s ‘Cheesy Miso Tuna Mornay’ recipe is probably the best tuna-bake recipe you’ll find online. It’s loaded with creamy, cheesy goodness in every bite. For this, you’ll need to cook half a head of cauliflower with 40g of unsalted butter and 2 tablespoons of miso paste in a pan over medium heat. Once that’s done, add 4 cups of vegetable stock and half a head of garlic. When the liquid has reduced significantly, remove the garlic before transferring it to a blender to form a smooth consistency.

Simultaneously, start boiling your pasta in a large pot. In a separate bowl, combine 25g of mozzarella and parmesan cheese and 50g of gruyere cheese. To make your mornay sauce, start making a roux by heating together 40g of unsalted butter, 40g of plain flour, and 500 ml of full cream milk. Now, mix in the cauliflower mixture and boiled pasta with 3 cups of corn, 300g of canned tuna, and 1 bunch of scallions. Finally, layer on your cheeses and broil under a hot grill for 8-10 minutes.

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