six quick skillet ideas

Savvy Shortcuts

6 quick skillets to get a delicious dinner on the table in minutes.


With school back in session, evening schedules are busier than ever. Before you throw in the kitchen towel, give these recipes a try. Each one features Panera at Home products, family-friendly flavors, minimal prep and easy clean-up so you can spend less time in the kitchen and get on with your evening.

Pro tip: Throw together a simple salad with your favorite Panera Dressing or your favorite frozen veggie for a quick and easy side.

Lemon Chicken & Rice Skillet

Winner, winner, chicken dinner? Oh definitely. This delicious skillet takes only 30 minutes, uses only one pan and tastes of the Mediterranean thanks in part to Panera® Mediterranean Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing.

Cheesy Chicken & Broccoli

This kid-friendly pasta will have them “ooh-ing” and “ahh-ing” over broccoli. With crisp bacon, tangy sun-dried tomatoes, and Panera’s creamy Broccoli Cheddar Soup, it’s comfort food in only 20 minutes.

Skillet Pot Pie

No fighting with pie crust for this twist on a classic. Using Panera Baked Potato Soup, frozen veggies, shredded rotisserie chicken and a few other ingredients, you’ll have all the tastes of homemade—and all it takes is 15 minutes.

Southwest Chorizo Mac

Kick your mac & cheese game up a notch with this easy recipe featuring Panera Mac & Cheese. Spicy chorizo and other southwest ingredients come together in this quick and easy dish to create what just might be your family’s new favorite.

Chicken Cacciatore

No need to slave over the stove for this Italian classic. With a ready-made base of Panera Organic Tomato Bisque, you can be enjoying your first forkful of tender chicken in only 20 minutes. Try it on its own or over your favorite pasta.

Butternut Squash Quinoa Skillet

Squash season is here, and this skillet tastes of fall. In just 25 minutes, you can have this warm, gingery, pumpkin-squash and quinoa dish on the table, all with a little help from Panera Autumn Squash Soup.

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