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Dinner Recipes in 30-Minutes (or less)

Dinner doesn’t have to be an ordeal on busy weeknights. In fact, many of our favorite family dinner recipes come together in just thirty minutes or less. These tried-and-true recipes are much healthier than takeout, and are absolutely delicious.

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17 Favorite Dinners To Make in a snap

Skinny Orange Chicken with Sesame Seeds and Sliced Onions

Got 30 minutes? Then you’ve got this delectable Skinny Orange Chicken. This dish comes together quickly, is light and healthy, and robust with flavor. We’re keeping bold, delicious flavors alive in this waist-friendly dish.


Mexican Chicken and Quinoa Stew

A hearty, healthy, and mouthwatering stew doesn’t have to take more than 30 minutes. This Mexican Chicken and Quinoa Stew hits the spot on any winter weeknight. Easy, nutritious, and delicious for the entire family!


One Pan Tuscan Tortellini with Sausage and Spinach

One skillet and 20 minutes will get this delicious Skillet Tuscan Tortellini on the table. Everything, including the tortellini, gets cooked up in one big pan. Busy weeknights, we’ve got you covered..


Lo Mein Noodles with Sesame Seeds

In mere minutes, you’ll be dishing up unbelievable flavor with this 20-Minute Skillet Lo Mein. Go meatless, or toss in your favorite protein for the ultimate weeknight meal.


Easy and Healthy Kung Pao Chicken with Green Onions

This Kung Pao Chicken Recipe is savory, saucy, and sensational. It’s one of our favorite healthy and fast chicken recipes for any busy weeknight. This amazing Kung Pao Chicken is doubly delicious over a bowl of fluffy rice. 


One Pan Salsa Verde Chicken with Avocado

This 30-Minute One-Pan Salsa Verde Chicken is perfect for all those busy weeknights. It’s healthy, tasty, and super easy. Serve it with flour tortillas, tortilla chips, or use it in a rice bowl.


Kung Pao Shrimp with Peanuts

This homemade version of Kung Pao Shrimp says goodbye to grease.  This dish is intensely flavorful, well balanced, and healthy.  It is chock full of succulent and tender shrimp, veggies, and an amazing sauce.  


Turkey Chili with White Bean

This 30-Minute White Bean Turkey Chili is ultra satisfying, quick, and perfect for busy weeknights. We love how comforting this chili is on cool evenings. 


asian orange beef

This 30-Minute Asian Orange Beef is tender enough for even little ones. It’s a healthy, simple, and delicious meal the entire family will appreciate.


Chicken Chili with Nachos

This healthy Chicken Chili takes only 30 minutes to cook, uses only one pot, and tastes like a cozy comfort in a bowl. It’s ideal for busy weeknights and meal prep.


Spaghetti Carbonara with Cut Bacon and Chopped Parsley

This Spaghetti Carbonara takes just 30 minutes to pull off, but it tastes like you spent much more time on it.  This quick dish is creamy, rich, smoky, and flavorful…something the entire family will devour in a blink!  Leftovers are delicious, if you’re lucky enough to have any.


Nacho Chicken Soup with Shredded Cheese

This 30-Minute Nacho Chicken Soup is overflowing with bold flavors. It’s a crowd pleasing hit and a fabulous weeknight meal.


Easy Chili Mac and Cheese with Sriracha

Are you pressed for time on weeknights, yet want to serve a delicious meal worthy of sitting down for?  Here’s a super Easy Chili Mac that will have everyone running to the dinner table!  It’s sure to become a family favorite.


Chicken Linguine with Lemon and Basil

This Lemon Basil Chicken Linguine is quick, easy, and delectable. The refreshing flavors of lemon and basil jive perfectly in this light yet flavorful dish. Fantastic weeknight meal that the entire family will adore.


Chicken Fajita Pasta

You can have a healthy, delicious, and fast meal with this Quick One-Pan Chicken Fajita Pasta. It’s a scrumptious skillet meal that’s made for busy weeknights!


salmon cooked in foil

This Honey Baked Salmon in Foil is an easy baked salmon recipe that results in a tender, tasty, and healthy dinner. There’s a reason salmon foil packets are supremely popular; they’re no-mess, nutritious, and taste outrageously scrumptious.


One Pan Gnocchi with Sausage and Spinach

Busy weeknights? No problem. This easy and fast Gnocchi with Sausage and Spinach is wonderfully tasty! All you need is simple ingredients and one pan.


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8 comments

    • Elle Cole

    We’ve been making all of our meals. We are vegetarian so many of these fresh vegetables can be inspiration with tofu or a different protein.

    • Jody

    Amazing! Delicious looking! I am going to try these soon!

    • Kuntala

    You really made my day. I was looking for some good chicken recipes and I got them.

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