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Whether it be exhaustion or a hectic schedule, a number of factors can prevent people from wanting to prepare a hearty meal for themselves. However, with the assistance of a skillet, it is possible to put together a filling meal that is simple and quick to make.

1. Italian Pasta Skillet

This 6-ingredient recipe makes use of Italian sausage, spinach, and mozzarella cheese to create a dish that is as timeless as it is convenient. It is as simple as cooking the sausage in the skillet until it is fully prepared, draining it, adding tomatoes, water, and pasta, and allowing the mixture to simmer while covered for 15 minutes. Add the spinach and mozzarella cheese last since they take less time to cook.

2. Beefy Skillet Ravioli

This satisfying and affordable recipe only requires 5 ingredients and 30 minutes out of the day to make, creating a dish that is simple, filling and doesn’t break the bank. This ravioli has very few steps involved. Bring fully cooked beef, pasta sauce, and diced tomatoes to a boil before adding ravioli to the skillet and allowing all of the ingredients to simmer for 15 minutes. If the cheesy center of the ravioli isn’t enough, feel free to sprinkle parmesan cheese on top.

3. One-Skillet BLT Pasta

This recipe shows that a BLT can come in many forms. The one-skillet BLT pasta only takes half an hour to prepare and is full of healthy ingredients such as spinach, tomatoes, and onions. To make this pasta, cook a chopped onion before adding diced tomatoes, water, tomato sauce, and pasta to the skillet and allow the mixture to simmer before adding fully prepared bacon to it. An optional step is adding a sprinkling of parmesan cheese to the plate before serving.

4. Skillet Peach Cobbler

Top-off a simple skillet dinner with this equally convenient sweet treat. This skillet peach cobbler cuts this classic recipe’s time drastically without sacrificing any of its traditional flavor by using multi-purpose baking mix combined with milk as a crust to be poured on top of peaches that have been combined with sugar and cooked in a skillet for up to three minutes. Top the cobbler with whip cream or vanilla ice cream for an even tastier experience.