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Home And Family Recipes: Top Quick & Easy Recipes For 2021

Nov 29, 2021
Coline Richard

Life is busy these days. Work takes longer; school is more demanding. There are lots of things to consider when trying to make food at home, like price, nutrition, portion size, and taste.

That’s where JOW comes in. JOW helps you create optimized grocery shopping lists, taking the whole family into account so you always buy exactly what you need. Then, we arrange for you to either pick your groceries up at a local store or to have them delivered, so that you can spend your time doing what matters most to you. We put together a list of some of our favorite recipes for 2021 that are easy to make while satisfying all of your family’s needs. 

Corn Chowder

Ah, chowder. The soup of champions! This hearty, filling, and scrumptious recipe for Corn Chowder will satisfy the entire family, no matter what time of day you serve it. 

With four minutes of prep time and only 20 minutes of cooking time, this chowder is going to taste as good as it smells. Get ready for your family to go for seconds—and thirds.

All you need to make this satisfying chowder is canned corn, garlic, potato, bacon, liquid cream, vegetable broth, and yellow onion. This recipe provides 12 grams of protein, giving your family the energy you need to have a fun-filled day together.

It’s a summer classic, but you’ll want to serve this chowder all year round. Bring it to your next summer potluck, or save it all for yourselves.

Veggie Lasagna

This delicious Veggie Lasagna dish is a family-favorite choice for vegetarians and meatless Mondays.

It only takes 10 minutes to prepare this Veggie Lasagna. Then, you can leave it in the oven for 50 minutes and spend nearly an hour bonding with your family while you wait for dinner to be ready. This meal tastes incredible, and its low-maintenance bake time makes it a wonderfully easy and simple dish. 

Gather lasagna noodles, zucchini, tomato sauce, Paris mushrooms, and a mozzarella ball using JOW’s optimized grocery lists to make this dreamy lasagna a reality.

Pair this veggie lasagna with bruschetta, breadsticks, or garlic bread to transport your family to the Italian Riviera for an evening.

Broccoli Pasta

Broccoli Pasta is a fantastic dinner when you want something that tastes fabulous, takes no time to prepare, and is a healthy option for you and your family.

Broccoli is an incredibly healthy vegetable that has many different benefits to your body. It’s filled with fiber, vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium, and folate, making it an ideal addition to any meal. 

Pairing broccoli with orecchiette pasta, anchovies, parmesan, and garlic creates a dish that’s as tasty as it is nutritious, so you can rest assured that you’re looking after your family’s well-being and their taste buds.

This recipe requires 4 minutes of prep time and 20 minutes of cooking time, meaning you can have dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes. JOW specializes in under-30 minute recipes because cooking for your family shouldn’t be a chore.

Top your Broccoli Pasta with a fresh grating of parmesan cheese—the more, the better—and enjoy your fast and healthy broccoli dinner!

Pasta Gratin with Ham

This is another hearty dish that will produce a filling meal that can easily feed the entire family, despite being easy and quick to make. Our Pasta Gratin with Ham is packed with flavor and only requires 3 minutes of prep time before it goes in the oven for 25 minutes.

The only key ingredients you’ll need to gather for this pasta gratin with ham dish are macaroni pasta, grated cheese, strips of ham, and clotted cream (which you can swap out for creme fraiche or sour cream in a pinch). 

This is the perfect comfort dinner for a chilly autumn evening or a great addition to any summer barbeque.

Orange Upside Down Cake

Want a dessert dish that will satisfy your sweet tooth and won’t take all day to make? This Orange Upside Down Cake looks as wonderful as it tastes.

With a prep time of 15 minutes and 50 minute bake time, this cake will make the entire household fill with joy.

When it’s finished, take the cake out, let it cool and flip it over to reveal the elegant and tasty orange pattern on the bottom! It’s a delicious surprise, and a beautiful way to end the evening.

Apple Pear Crumble

Our Apple Pear Crumble will satisfy your family’s desire for homemade pie without the time, effort, and hassle it takes to make a homemade pie. 

Sugar, butter, and flour combine to make a crust-like crumble, sprinkled on top of warm, gooey apples and pears. After 25 minutes in the oven, this sweet treat will be golden brown and ready to enjoy.

We recommend serving this apple pear crumble with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of créme fraîche, but you can’t go wrong when a recipe is this good.

JOW tests each recipe ourselves to ensure that we’re providing the best flavor combinations and the easiest instructions so mealtime for your family can become your favorite part of the day.

Almond Chia Pudding

Sometimes, the first meal of the day is also the most difficult. Not only do you have to get yourself ready for the day to come, but you also have to get your children ready for their days, too. 

Between waking the kids, checking early morning emails, and trying to shake away any 7 AM grogginess, breakfast can easily become relegated to take out pastries, sugary cereals, or toaster waffles.

This Almond Chia Pudding only takes 5 minutes to prepare and 5 minutes to cool, and it can help your family start their day off right with 11 grams of healthy protein. Chia seeds are also packed with fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus, making them a powerful source of nutrients. 

Maple syrup adds sweetness, sliced almonds provide even more protein and fiber, and almond milk gives this pudding its satisfying squish.

Best of all, this recipe is so simple and quick, you can take the time to sit down with your family in the morning and connect before a busy afternoon

Chocolate Sun Tart

A sun tart, or “tarte soleil,” got its name because it looks like a sunburst, with rays of puff pastry shining out from a breaded, golden center. 

The center is typically filled with ooey, gooey goodness like chocolate, cheese, or jam, echoing the filling between the slices of puff pastry that can be torn away for easy hand-held snacking. 

Sun tarts can be made as savory appetizers, but we prefer this sweet dessert tarte stuffed with hazelnut spread. This Chocolate Sun Tart may look complex, but it’s a deceptively simple recipe that only takes 30 minutes to make. 

All you’ll need to make this decadent dish is puff pastry, hazelnut spread, egg, and hazelnuts. Garnish with icing sugar or confectioner’s sugar on top for a beautiful presentation. This tart is loved by kids and adults alike, so be prepared to make it a new family staple.

Easy, Quick, and Sure to Please

We understand that it can be stressful figuring out what to cook for your household every day and every night. 

Cooking meals without overspending on groceries is getting harder by the day, whether it’s a hearty breakfast, a fast lunch, a filling dinner, or a tasty dessert. It’s almost impossible to juggle all of life’s worries with the need to find easy, quick, and affordable meals to make.

JOW is committed to streamlining meal times with personalized shopping carts that can be filled in one click and delivered to your doorstep, alongside quick and simple recipes tailored to your family’s tastes.

This list of recipes is just a starting point, highlighting some fun and fresh meals that can help take the guesswork out of your mealtimes. At the end of the day, your household’s favorite meals are going to be unique to you. Play around with what works, and find your family’s perfect fit. 

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