20 No Chop Recipes Because Honestly Who Has The Time

Sometimes chopping just isn’t an option. Maybe like me this week you can’t use your dominant hand. Maybe you’re sick or just really tired and don’t have it in you to stand in the kitchen for long enough to do all of the things. You can always order takeout, but bank and artery-wise this list is probably better. Some of these recipes do require you to have things like pre-chopped frozen vegetables and kitchen gadgets, but others just need normal store cupboard ingredients. Also there’s nothing made with condensed soup on this list because that’s just creepy.

Roasted Chicken with Tomatoes and Olives

If need be you can skip the grating and sub in bottled lemon juice

10 Minute “No Chop” Low Carb Chili

Arroz con Pollo

Sausage & Peppers Baked Ziti

Easy No-Chop Tomato Sauce

No Chop Butternut Soup

Arthritis Friendly Recipe: Cauliflower Cheese Soup

Easy Slow Cooker Beef Stew

No Chop Potato Salad

No Chop Chickpea Curry

5 Min No Chop Salad

Five-Minute Salad: Goat Cheese, Herb and White Bean

No-Chop Spaghetti Puttanesca

Arthritis-Friendly Recipe: No Chop Thai Green Curry

Crockpot Teriyaki Chicken

Green Strata With Goat Cheese and Herbs

You have to slice the cheese and do some whisking here but its not that bad

French Beans Sauté

Jamaican Inspired Mango Shrimp

Red Lentil and Bulgar Mash

Gnocchi with feta, spinach and peas

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Siobhan has degrees in information management and medieval history making her lots of fun at parties. She's written for Dirge, Biscuit and Diva and is currently working on a book on the supernatural women of Ireland for Wolfenhowle Press (and if you want to help feed her while she works on it you can check out her patreon here.

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  1. I’ve always thought I needed to take a knife skills class. Actually, I just needed this article.

  2. Great for dyspraxic ppl too :)
    I just changed my profile to include the food articles in reasons I love autostraddle. FYI I hate most food articles in magazines/newspapers/other sites so this is a big deal. Keep up the good work :)

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