Let’s face it: Most of us don’t have all day to cook, or even an hour for that matter. Life can get hectic, and we can’t waste too much time babysitting the stove. On those rushed days, a 30-minute dinner will truly come to the rescue — and you don’t have to sacrifice flavor for a time-saver.
From chipotle salmon tacos to pesto mac and cheese, there are plenty of delicious recipes that take a half an hour or less. So if you need a quick dinner in a pinch for your loved ones, let these yummy meals inspire you — and then fill all your plates. No matter how busy we are, we still have to eat!
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Burst Tomato Spaghetti
Burst Tomato Spaghetti
Our quick-cooking fresh cherry tomato sauce packs plenty of zesty flavor thanks to savory garlic, tuna, and capers.
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Citrus Lentils And Chicken
Citrus Lentils and Chicken
A splash of fresh orange juice transforms lentils into a tangy, hearty base for tender pan-seared chicken breasts.
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Steamed Cod & Veggie Packets
Called en papillote, this cooking method locks in moisture to ensure fish comes out extra flaky, and makes cleanup a breeze.
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Quinoa Black Bean Cheesy Enchilada Skillet
Jalapeño, corn, and smoked paprika kick up the flavor of this vegetarian Tex-Mex dinner.
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Chicken Sandwiches with Avocado Mayo
Convenient pre-breaded cutlets make it a cinch to whip up these so-satisfying sandwiches! Top ’em with a quick corn slaw and avocado mayo for an easy weeknight supper.
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National Mac And Cheese Day Pesto Casserole
Creamy Cheddar Superfood Pesto Mac and Cheese Casserole
The addition of pesto sauce is a quick upgrade that takes this pasta dish to the next level.
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Salmon Tacos With Chipotle Aioli
Drizzled generously with aioli, this easy taco recipe makes a perfect savory dinner.
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Herbed Sausage & Pepper Bake
Requiring just five minutes to assemble, this satisfying budget-friendly meal allows for plenty of time to relax while it roasts.
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Cheesy Steak Sandwiches
Crusty on the outside, ooey-gooey good on the inside, these mealtime marvels packed with melty cheese come together in minutes thanks to ready-in-a-flash frozen steaks.
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Sheet-Pan Shrimp Bake
Plump shrimp, tasty sausage, and a medley of vegetables bake to tender perfection in less than 15 minutes.
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Pork Chops with Fruity Avocado Salsa
Heating the spice-infused oil briefly helps the flavors meld, giving the taste of a long marinade despite the quick prep time.
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Grilled Halloumi Burgers
This easy vegetarian meal is guaranteed to keep all your loved ones happy and full.
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Herb Kissed Spaghetti And Meatballs
Herb-Kissed Spaghetti & Meatballs
Tangy olives, fresh herbs, and rich Parmesan upgrade convenient jarred sauce and frozen meatballs into a restaurant-worthy meal.
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Mexican Beef and Quinoa Dinner Bowl
This quick and easy weeknight dinner meal also makes a great picnic recipe.
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Grilled Sausage & Artichoke Pizza
The slightly nutty taste of Fontina adds even more irresistible flavor to this grilled pizza loaded with gourmet goodies.
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