Don’t have an hour to spend simmering dinner over the stove or waiting for it to roast in the oven? Who does? Our ideas for quick and easy suppers are wholesome, almost entirely homemade, and affordable, too—no chicken nuggets, fish sticks, or prohibitively expensive meals here. These speedy recipes all require just 15 minutes or less of hands-on work, and they run the gamut from totally kid-friendly fare (such as our Baked Pecorino Chicken and a simple bowl of orecchiette pasta with broccoli, ground turkey and Parmesan) to more sophisticated dinner party or date-night dishes (Poached Halibut with Green Beans and Red Potatoes or a deceptively simple lamb and spring vegetable stew). Use the collection to plan five weekdays’ worth of meals, and you can cycle through Southwestern chili, creamy shrimp pasta, a breakfast that’s equally delicious at dinner, seafood soup, and oven-fried pork cutlets. Or maybe a lineup of curried chicken, steak with roasted vegetables, Caribbean pork tenderloin, bulgur salad, and spicy salmon sounds like a better fit for your family. We’ve got you covered for those busy nights when spending more than 20 minutes in the kitchen just won’t do, and unlike lots of recipes that claim to simplify dinnertime, ours are truly all-in-one meals. Meaning you could toss some bread on the table, if you’d like, but ultimately, we’ve got multiple food groups on each plate and every bowl because, really, who’s got time for multiple courses? Pin this slideshow for later, when you’re finding your go-to menus are getting a little tired.
Tomato, Corn, and Avocado Panzanella Salad
This salad—filled with fresh vegetables, baked croutons, and a homemade balsamic dressing—is best served alongside some grilled chicken or fish.
Lemon Herb Chicken and Rice
Who has time for washing tons of dishes?! Make life easier with this one-pot recipe of buttery chicken and herbed rice.
Shrimp Tacos With Cabbage Taco Slaw
This healthy Mexican dish—drizzled with a creamy cilantro lime sauce—is your new staple for taco Tuesday.
Breaded Pork Cutlet with Avocado-and-Shredded Kale Salad
Pairing juicy port cutlet with an avocado kale salad is the ultimate spring dinner.
Indian-Spiced Chicken and Cauliflower
If you love a chicken dinner that’s full of flavor, add an extra kick with Indian spices like curry powder and ginger.
Stovetop Chicken Pot Pie
Throw your pot pie ingredients into a single saucepan and let the stove do the work.
Skillet Chicken with Brussels Sprouts and Apples
Sweeten up skillet chicken with brown sugar and roasted apples.
Chipotle Chicken Fajitas
These spicy chicken fajitas take barely any time to make and require just one cast iron skillet. (Plus they taste great!)
Blackened Chicken with Fennel Slaw
A fennel, avocado, and red onion slaw lightens up smoky chicken cutlets.
Butternut Squash Ravioli with Seared Chicken
Pack some protein into a butternut squash ravioli dish with sliced seared chicken.
Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs
Not mad at all about how easy these are.
Barbecue Pulled Pork Shepherd’s Pie
When you need comforting, this pie has you covered.
Nothing beats a heaping helping of spaghetti.
If you’ve never made lasagna with tater tots, you’re missing out.
Chili Cheese Dog Casserole
A new take on chili cheese dogs.
Easy Cajun Jambalaya
This dish will transport you straight to the French quarter.
Chicken ‘n Waffles Casserole
silvanaskitchen.comOf course waffles belong on the dinner table.
Cheesy Taco Lasagna
It’s like a five-layer dip lasagna: Salsa swaps in for marinara and beef gets taco seasoning in this tasty Mexican-inspired recipe.
Crock-Pot Chicken Noodle Soup
The easiest way to make the most comforting meal.
Spaghetti and Meatballs
Making your own meatballs and sauce makes it even better.