10 Time-Saving Dinners to Take Back that Hour

Megan Myers | Stetted

Let's be honest - springing forward isn't fun. Not only do our pets and children not seem to understand how clocks work, but it also takes far longer to get your body used to that single hour change. While sunsets on the back patio are nice, who wants to lose an hour, especially with our busy lives?

To help you combat that time-shift struggle, we've put together ten of our favorite fast dinner recipes. From pasta to soup to quick casseroles, we've got you covered when it comes to dinnertime. After all, you want to enjoy that extra evening sun!

1. Rigatoni with Sausage

Hearty and full of flavor, this pasta dish is ready in 30 minutes. Arrivederci, kitchen time!

2. Homemade Salisbury Steak

This isn't the Salisbury steak you remember from frozen dinners, but it's ready just as fast. One pan means no fuss, no muss!

3. Homemade Pizza Rolls

Who among us has not scarfed down packaged pizza rolls in our less-finest hours? This homemade recipe is way better and so customizable for family dinners.

4. Cheddar Potato Soup

Creamy and comforting, potato soup is ready in a flash. Don't forget to add the bacon!

5. Hamburger Pie

It's a cheeseburger, but in pie form. Do we really need to do more convincing?

6. Cacio e Pepe

This classic pasta dish solves the problem of your spaghetti stash and is a great way to move past tomato sauce.

7. Shredded Beef Tacos

The average Texan eats tacos four times a week. You need to catch up.

8. Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad

Salads are super fast and this recipe is super tasty. You won't bother with bottled dressing after trying this quick homemade version!

9. Stovetop Mac and Cheese

Give in to your kids and make this mac and cheese. Don't worry, we won't let them know you ate the leftovers out of the pot.

10. Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Chicken

Take the flavors of one delicious dip and add chicken, and you have a fancy-yet-fast dinner at the ready.

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