Our Best 20-Minute Dinners

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Turkey Steaks with Spinach, Pears, & Blue Cheese
Turkey Steaks with Spinach, Pears, & Blue Cheese

    Turkey tenderloins, seasoned with a sage rub, top grilled spinach, juicy slices of pear, and creamy crumbled blue cheese.

Mini Meat Loaves with Green Beans

    These mini meat loaves are seasoned with fresh basil and topped with tangy tomato sauce and lots of mozzarella cheese. Green beans, which get a touch of heat from crushed red pepper, make a delicious side dish.

Herbed Chicken, Orzo, & Zucchini

    Chicken breasts, seasoned with basil, pairs beautifully with fresh zucchini and dill-seasoned orzo.

Fish Tostadas with Chili-Lime Cream

    For a quick dinner you'll love, top crunchy tostadas with broiled tilapia fillets, veggies, and a zesty chili-lime cream.

Smoky Mushroom Stroganoff

    A creamy mushroom sauce tops eggs noodles in this vegetarian twist on a classic Italian favorite.

Chunky Bean & Chicken Chili

    This hearty chicken chili is quick and easy -- and so good. Green chilies add a touch of heat. Top with tortilla chips for a bit of crunch.

Breaded Pork with Cabbage & Kale

    A corn bread coating gives tender pork loin delightful texture. Red cabbage and kale make a good and healthful side dish.

Potato-Topped Beef Bowl

    This is comfort food at its finest. Ground beef and mixed veggies are topped with a heaping helping of mashed potatoes and melted cheddar cheese.

Skillet Vegetables on Cheese Toast

    Crusty wheat bread is topped with a creamy layer of goat cheese and a medley of skillet-cooked fresh veggies -- carrots, mushrooms, onion, and basil.

Layered Turkey Enchiladas

    This simple supper features a zippy cranberry enchilada sauce, chicken or turkey, a medley of veggies, and lots of cheese.

Flat Iron Steak with BBQ Beans

    This recipe calls for fajita seasoning, which gives the steak a bit of kick. Barbecued black beans and corn bread make delicious (and simple) side dishes.

Speedy Paella

    In this simple twist on classic paella, turmeric-spiced scallops, shrimp, and plum tomatoes are tossed together with rice, peas, corn, and carrots.

Poached Egg Salad

    Warm leeks and grapes are tossed with tangy blue cheese and mixed greens. Toast topped with a creamy poached egg keeps the meal hearty.

Maple-Glazed Chicken with Sweet Potatoes

    Seasoned chicken is cooked in maple syrup and served with creamy mashed sweet potatoes.

Balsamic Pork and Dumplings

    This hearty supper starts with frozen potato-and-onion-filled pierogi (potato dumplings) and rosemary-seasoned pork tenderloin. Green beans make a fresh side.

Broccoli-Potato Soup with Greens

    Gouda cheese gives this delicious soup smoky flavor. Broccoli and winter greens (such as curly endive, chicory, escarole, or spinach) keep it healthy.

Peanut-Sauced Shrimp & Pasta

    Plump shrimp, rice noodles, bottled peanut sauce, fresh asparagus, and yellow sweet pepper toss together in minutes, creating a simple supper they'll love.

Polenta Sausage Bowl

    Crisp-tender zucchini, zesty Italian sausage, juicy grape tomatoes, and sliced mushrooms top creamy polenta. Italian seasoning and fresh Parmesan cheese make a pretty (and tasty) garnish.

Herb-Garlic Beef Roast

    Savory beef roast is seasoned with flavorful Italian parsley and freshly ground pepper; fresh carrots and red potatoes complete the meal.

Pork Chops Primavera

    A simple blend of apple butter and soy sauce jazzes up basic pork chops. Fresh green beans and cherry tomatoes make a colorful -- and healthy -- side.

Chicken with Parmesan Noodles

    You can toss together this quick dish of angel hair pasta, grilled chicken, basil pesto, carrots, and parmesan cheese in minutes.

Sausage and Orzo

    This simple supper of sausage, orzo, green onions, and sweet peppers tosses together in minutes; leftovers make a great lunch.

Chicken with Cornmeal Dumplings

    Refrigerated cornbread twists make this chicken and dumplings spin-off a snap, while sage and Mexican cheese add a fresh twist.

Catfish Po'Boys

    Melted Monterey Jack cheese and sweet and spicy peppers take fried catfish filets from ho-hum to simply delicious.

Turkey Tortilla Soup

    Turn leftover turkey into a delectable soup. With pantry-ready ingredients zesty salsa, chicken broth, and tortilla chips, this recipe is ready in a flash.

Salmon-Potato Cakes

    A blend of dill, chives, and honey-Dijon mustard adds a kick to quick-cooking fish fillets.

Saucy Beans and Eggplant

    Make a meal out of fried eggplant with our garlic-sauced beans and green onion-seasoned brown rice.

Saucy Shrimp and Vegetables

    A glaze of honey, chili sauce, and orange juice adds a punch of flavor to this good-for-you shrimp and veggie dinner.

Chicken with Cherry-Ginger Chutney

    Tired of the same old chicken? Dress it up with our quick-and-easy chutney, made from a dash of ginger, tart dried cherries, and fresh apple slices.

Pork and Potatoes with Tomato Relish

    A topping of grilled onions, fresh tomatoes, and red wine vinaigrette adds pizzazz to classic comfort food.

Zucchini Cakes with Mushroom Ragout

    Lightly spiced, cheesy zucchini cakes are topped with a warm mixture of mushrooms and sweet pepper, creating a delicious and satisfying meatless meal.

Pineapple Chicken

    Juicy pineapple tempers the spice of this curry-flavored chicken dish. Sweet peppers and jalapenos make a pretty garnish.

Mediterranean Salmon & Noodle Bowl

    Balsamic vinaigrette and olive oil make a simple sauce for this toss-together dinner of spinach, salmon, sweet peppers, and fettuccine.

Cajun Snapper with Red Beans and Rice

    Cajun seasoning, lemon peel, and fresh parsley spice up fresh snapper. Red beans and long-grain rice complete the dish.

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