4 Easy Ree Drummond Recipes for Those Too-Tired-to-Cook Days
Too tired to cook? Make an easy Ree Drummond recipe that the celebrity chef developed for that occasion. They don’t require a lot of cooking (spoiler: it’s more like opening pantry items and throwing them in a pan) and they’re all ready in 20 minutes or less.
Tex-Mex Pantry Gnocchi Soup
First is Drummond’s easy recipe for Tex-Mex Pantry Gnocchi Soup. Featured in the Food Network episode “Too Tired to Cook” of The Pioneer Woman, the author of the cookbook prepares the hot, hearty dish in 20 minutes.
All it requires is a handful of pantry ingredients plus store-bought gnocchi and chorizo. “The good thing is that you don’t even have to drain these things. You can pour it all at once,” Drummond said. “This is my kind of cooking.”
Drummond’s easy recipe is, she says, one of those “family soups where you can leave them simmering on the stove.”
2. Ramen Gussied-Up
Too tired to cook? Grab some instant ramen because there’s not much else in this easy recipe from Drummond. The author of the Super Easy cookbook arranges instant ramen with freshly grated ginger, garlic, and chili paste.
Once the seasoning-infused water has come to a boil, the Food Network star adds the ramen, some shredded roast chicken and green beans. After a few minutes, when the noodles have softened and the chicken is heated through Drummond, remove the pot from the heat to add the spinach and butter.
About 30 seconds later, when the spinach has wilted and the butter has melted, Drummond’s Gussied-Up ramen is ready to serve. All in all, it should take, according to Food Network, about 15 minutes to do from start to finish.
3. Caprese avocado toast
“This is a great recipe for when you’re too tired to cook, let me tell you,” Drummond said in The Pioneer Woman. The fastest of all the easy Drummond recipes on this list, Caprese Avocado Toast takes just 10 minutes to make.
The Food Network star, as she demonstrated on her cooking show, roasts slices of sourdough bread in a cast-iron skillet. Meanwhile, mix diced cherry tomatoes and store-bought marinated mozzarella in a bowl of prepared pesto.
Then for the avocado portion of what Drummond calls the “most glorious toast.” She crushes the avocado in a bowl before seasoning it with lemon juice, red pepper flakes and salt. Finally, prepare the toast by covering each slice of bread with avocado and a tablespoon of the mozzarella and tomato mixture.
4. One-pot clam spaghetti Make a different version of Pioneer Woman’s
with Drummond’s easy recipe for clam spaghetti from a pot. “The beauty of these pastas from a pot is that you don’t have to sauté onions and garlic, sauté the vegetables and make the sauce,” Drummond said in The Pioneer Woman. “Everything is done in the pot at the same time.”
To make the 20-minute dish, put spaghetti, onions, canned clams and garlic in a pot on the stove. Then pour water and let it boil for 10 minutes. “I’m not even going to shake it up because that would be too much work,” he said.
Once everything is cooked and the liquid evaporates, Drummond adds spinach and Parmesan cheese. Garnished with fresh herbs, Drummond’s easy recipe for clam spaghetti from a pot is ready to eat.