Food

Time-Saving Ingredients

Special thanks to the extraordinary chefs at Rachael Ray’s Daytime TV show for sharing their kitchen secrets with us!  We asked them for their favorite time-saving ingredients and they gave us back a list that you can not live without! 

Thank you Abby Bodiker, Kara Vogt, and Patrick Decker!

Time-Saving Kitchen Ingredients:

  • Shredded Cheese
  • Deli Hard-Boiled Eggs
  • No-Boil Lasagna Noodles
  • Canned Beans
  • Jarred Roasted Peppers
  • Stock (e.g. Chicken, Beef, Vegetable) in a Box
  • Jar Pesto (store-made and sold in the refrigerated case, not the stuff on the shelves)
  • Jar Tapenade
  • Frozen Shredded Potatoes
  • Frozen Chopped Spinach
  • Frozen Butternut Squash
  • Frozen Pearl Onions
  • Frozen Peas
  • Frozen Corn
  • Store-Prepped Veggies (Sliced Mushrooms, Peeled Whole Garlic Cloves (not the jar of minced garlic!)
  • Store-Cleaned Fruit (Melon, Pineapple)
  • Instant Polenta
  • Pizza Dough in a pop-can
  • Biscuit Dough in a pop-can
  • Wild Rice Pilaf Blends
  • Couscous
  • Jarred Toasted Sesame Seeds
  • Shredded Slaw Mix

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