Already have an account?
Get back to the
Food & Recipes

3 Quick and Easy Meals Ready in 30 Minutes — Perfect for Busy Weeknights (VIDEOS)

These dinners don't just taste great, they're also ready in a flash


After a busy day, we don’t always have time to prepare an elaborate dinner — and that’s okay! Today, some of the most popular meals around are ones you can make in 30 minutes. That’s right… in the time it takes you to watch an episode of your favorite sitcom, you can have a delicious and nutritious meal ready for dinner.

We’ve gathered helpful cooking lessons for three quick and easy meals. These recipes for Greek Beef Couscous With Hidden Veggies, Ginger Honey Sheet Pan Chicken and Roasted Salmon With Chickpeas are well-balanced and simple to make. They don’t require too much cleanup (always a plus!), and they’re packed with flavor and protein. Trust us, anyone eating them will think they took way more time and effort to make — they’re just that impressive.

Read on for these 30-minute meal ideas, then click through for the cook-along video.

1. Greek Beef Couscous With Hidden Veggies

Greek beef with couscous and hidden veggies

Join this class and learn how to make a meal that will whisk you away to Greece — without even leaving your kitchen. The beef and couscous are hearty and comforting, but this one-skillet meal is secretly packed with veggies, which means it’s great for the picky eaters among us.

Click through to learn how to make Greek Beef Couscous With Hidden Veggies.

2. Ginger Honey Sheet Pan Chicken

Ginger honey chicken 30-minute meals

Elevate your dinner with our Ginger Honey Sheet Pan Chicken class, designed to impress in just 30 minutes. Learn the secrets to blending the rich, good-for-you flavors of ginger and honey into a sweet yet savory dish that promises to be a hit every time.

Click through to learn how to make Ginger Honey Sheet Pan Chicken.

3. Roasted Salmon With Chickpeas

Salmon with chickpeas 30-minute meals

Whip up a heart-healthy salmon dinner in just 30 minutes! This easy, one-pan meal with chickpeas and greens is not just quick to prepare but also fabulously satisfying. The dish is a perfect example of how you can use seafood to support healthy aging, plus it’s filled with flavor that will make it a weeknight dinner staple.

Click through to learn how to make Roasted Salmon With Chickpeas.

Once you’ve watched the lessons on how to make these meals, you’ll find them easy to add to your culinary repertoire. For more helpful online classes on everything from cooking to technology to art, check out our Online Learning Hub with GetSetUp.

Use left and right arrow keys to navigate between menu items. Use right arrow key to move into submenus. Use escape to exit the menu. Use up and down arrow keys to explore. Use left arrow key to move back to the parent list.