99 Easy Dinners That Can Be Made In 30 Minutes or Less

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

Tomato, Corn, and Avocado Panzanella Salad
twopeasandtheirpod.com

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

Lemon Herb Chicken and Rice
taste.com.au

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

Shrimp Tacos With Cabbage Taco Slaw
southernfatty.com

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

Breaded Pork Cutlet with Avocado-and-Shredded Kale Salad
hearstapps.com

Pairing juicy port cutlet with an avocado kale salad is the ultimate spring dinner.

Indian-Spiced Chicken and Cauliflower

Indian-Spiced Chicken and Cauliflower
lazyoven.com

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

Stovetop Chicken Pot Pie
parade.com

Throw your pot pie ingredients into a single saucepan and let the stove do the work.

Skillet Chicken with Brussels Sprouts and Apples

Skillet Chicken with Brussels Sprouts and Apples
hearstapps.com

Sweeten up skillet chicken with brown sugar and roasted apples.

Chipotle Chicken Fajitas

Chipotle Chicken Fajitas
sndimg.com

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

Blackened Chicken with Fennel Slaw
abcnews.com

A fennel, avocado, and red onion slaw lightens up smoky chicken cutlets.

Butternut Squash Ravioli with Seared Chicken

Butternut Squash Ravioli with Seared Chicken
hearstapps.com

Pack some protein into a butternut squash ravioli dish with sliced seared chicken.

Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs

Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs
allrecipes.com

Not mad at all about how easy these are.

Barbecue Pulled Pork Shepherd’s Pie

Barbecue Pulled Pork Shepherd's Pie
theblackpeppercorn.com

When you need comforting, this pie has you covered.

Baked Spaghetti

Baked Spaghetti
dinnerthendessert.com

Nothing beats a heaping helping of spaghetti.

Totsagna

Totsagna
webknox.com

If you’ve never made lasagna with tater tots, you’re missing out.

Chili Cheese Dog Casserole

Chili Cheese Dog Casserole
generalmills.com

A new take on chili cheese dogs.

Easy Cajun Jambalaya

Easy Cajun Jambalaya
cpnscdn.com

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

Cheesy Taco Lasagna
hearstapps.com

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

Crock-Pot Chicken Noodle Soup
familyfreshmeals.com

The easiest way to make the most comforting meal.

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Spaghetti and Meatballs
hearstapps.com

Making your own meatballs and sauce makes it even better.

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