24 Favorite Recipes with Store-Bought Shortcuts from Yardbarker

24 Favorite Recipes with Store-Bought Shortcuts from Yardbarker

24 Easy Recipes Featuring Store-Bought Shortcuts

As a busy content writer, finding time to cook a meal from scratch can be tricky. That's why we sometimes employ shortcuts in our cooking, like using pre-made ingredients from a can, box, bag, tube, or other package. Here are our favorite 24 recipes featuring store-bought shortcuts:

Bread Pudding

This classic bread pudding from Life, Love & Sugar only requires stale bread, milk, eggs, sugar, butter, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and heavy whipping cream.

Berry Patch Brownie Pizza

This dessert from Pampered Chef is super simple, just bake brownie mix in the shape of a circle with cream cheese frosting and berries on top.

Blueberry Turnovers

This recipe from Like Mother, Like Daughter only takes 40 minutes using puff pastry dough and blueberries.

Biscuit Donuts

This recipe from Lil' Luna shows how to make biscuit dough into donuts with only a handful of ingredients.

Bite-Sized Donut Holes

This recipe from Sugar and Soul shows how to cut and roll biscuit dough into bite-sized donut holes.

Chicken and Dumpling Soup

This recipe from Eating on a Dime uses refrigerated biscuit dough to make chicken and dumpling soup in a slow cooker.

Chicken Pot Pie

This easy chicken pot pie from Spicy Southern Kitchen involves using refrigerated pie crusts and a fully cooked rotisserie chicken.

Cherry Cobbler

This recipe from Growing Up Gabel uses only two cans of cherry pie filling, an entire box of cake mix, a stick of butter, and a slow cooker to make cherry cobbler.

Cinnamon Monkey Bread

This sweet, sticky, and satisfying dish from Self Proclaimed Foodie is super simple using refrigerated biscuit dough, cinnamon, butter, sugar, and brown sugar.

Green Bean Casserole

This recipe from Unsophisticook involves only a can of soup, a can of beans, and a bag of fried onions.

Tortellini Soup

This recipe from Pinch of Yum features cheese-filled pasta in a tomato-based broth with carrots, celery, onion, garlic, spinach, spices, and half-and-half to make it creamy.

Potato Salad

This article from Shaken Together Life shows how to enhance store-bought potato salad with extra ingredients.

Enchilada Soup

This recipe from Taste of Home mixes canned nacho cheese soup, condensed cream of chicken soup, chunk white chicken, chopped green chiles, enchilada sauce, and milk.

Easy Banana Cream Pie

This recipe from Cincy Shopper uses a premade crust, instant pudding, Cool Whip, and bananas.

Ham and Cheese Crescents

This recipe from Barefoot in the Pines involves brushing melted garlic butter over ham and cheese crescents made from crescent roll dough.


These homemade Pop-Tarts from Lemons + Zest call for a package of rolled pie crust, a jar of jam, egg, powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk or cream.

Tomato Sauce

This recipe from Lexi's Clean Kitchen uses jarred tomato sauce as a base and adds ground beef, onion, garlic, Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, and bell peppers and/or zucchini.

Naan Bread Pizza

This recipe from A Simple Palate skips the dough by starting with pre-made naan bread and adding sauce, cheese, and toppings before baking.

Pizza Bagels

This recipe from Two Peas & Their Pod uses store-bought bagels as the crust and adds sauce, cheese, and toppings of your choice.


This recipe from Olive Tomato uses premade phyllo sheets as the base for the Greek dish Spanakopita.

Salsa Chicken

This recipe from Jo Cooks uses a jar of salsa and chicken breast in a slow cooker, making dinner simple and delicious.

Taco Meat

Use this shortcut to add frozen southwestern mix to browned meat and your favorite taco seasoning for a quick and easy meal.

Tater Tot Casserole

This recipe from Mom on Timeout uses frozen tater tots, a can of green beans, and a can of condensed cream of mushroom soup for a classic comfort food dish.

Cinnamon Roll

This viral TikTok recipe from The Regular Folks uses store-bought cinnamon roll dough and adds cream, sugar, butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk for extra moisture.

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