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Google returns 1,460,000 results for "best weeknight pasta recipe"—and 3,760,000 if you're looking for the "best layer cake recipe." With numbers like that, you'll wade through recipes for so long that you'll have no time to make any.

But recipe detective Posie Harwood of 600 Acres has proven that some of the most time-tested, reliable recipes are hiding in plain sight. All you have to do is open your pantry or cupboard and read the back of the box.

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So put away the computer and the cookbooks and use ingredients that double as recipes. Here are 11 back-of-the-box recipes that are the best of the bunch.

Spaghetti with Fantasy Sauce
Spaghetti with Fantasy Sauce
White Pizza with Ricotta, Yogurt, Tomatoes, and Basil
White Pizza with Ricotta, Yogurt, Tomatoes, and Basil
Garlic Cheddar Biscuits
Garlic Cheddar Biscuits
Whiskey Salted Caramel Cinnamon Rolls
Whiskey Salted Caramel Cinnamon Rolls
Parmesan & Pine Nut Biscuits
Parmesan & Pine Nut Biscuits
Pizza Macaroni and Cheese
Pizza Macaroni and Cheese
Chocolate Banana Streusel Muffins
Chocolate Banana Streusel Muffins
Scotcheroos (Rice Krispies with Peanut Butter, Butterscotch & Chocolate)
Scotcheroos (Rice Krispies with Peanut Butter, Butterscotch & Chocolate)
S'mores Cookies
S'mores Cookies
Perfect Blueberry Streusel Muffins
Perfect Blueberry Streusel Muffins
Chocolate Buttermilk-Frosted Brownies
Chocolate Buttermilk-Frosted Brownies

Do you have a favorite back-of-the-package recipe Posie needs to know about? Share it in the comments below!

Tags: back of the box, easy recipes