Skip the drive-through! Each easy recipe in this collection of 30-minute meals makes it possible to dish up a nourishing homemade dinner, even on your busiest weeknights.
By starting with whole wheat flatbreads (instead of a time-consuming crust), this colorful pizzalike entree makes our list of 30-minute meals.
It's hard to believe, but this easy recipe takes just six ingredients to make. Better yet, you probably have most of them on hand right now.
Thanks to this easy recipe, you're just 25 minutes from a rich, flavorful pasta dish. Roasted sweet peppers and fresh garlic flavor-charge the sauce, while white wine and a splash of whipping cream add elegance.
Noodle bowls are often deceptively easy recipes. Here's a fast and fabulous case in point starring sage, pumpkin, and pork, with whole grain linguine to help boost the nutrients.
Try it once, and this Pork Tenderloin Sandwich with Tarragon-Apple Slaw will be one of those easy recipes you'll turn to again and again.
Going meatless a few nights a week is a great way to try out new dishes (and cut some calories). In this easy recipe, a fast saute in olive oil brings out the natural flavors of the vegetables, and chevre cheese makes each bite irresistibly creamy.
Admit it: You can't get enough bacon. Luckily, it cooks quickly, making it an easy addition to 30-minute meals. You'll love the way salty bacon adds savory contrast to the sweet-tart chutney in this simple salmon dinner.
This easy recipe takes "breakfast for dinner" to a whole new level. Thick-sliced bacon and hard-cooked eggs combine with a creamy Asiago cheese sauce for a fast and flavorful pasta dish.
A generous helping of vegetables, such as fresh garlic, baby spinach, and dried tomatoes, transforms a classic lunch sandwich into an easy recipe for dinner.
Quick-cooking orecchiette is the perfect easy dinner. Here, the bowl-shape pasta pairs with creamy ricotta and deeply flavored, nutrient-dense Swiss chard for a dish that's simple yet refined.
Editor's Tip: Play with the final flavor by substituting Asiago or Pecorino cheese for the ricotta, or try a mixture of all three.
It couldn't be more simple to stir up a light, savory twist on this traditional Korean dish. It's typically served on the Lunar New Year, but it's such an easy recipe, you'll love turning to it all year-round.
Editor's Tip: Serve with a bottle of hot sauce so everyone can add spice to their liking.
Still searching for that elusive balance between healthy and delicious? Give this quick and easy fish dish a try. A lemon-ginger sauce adds light, zesty flavor to the fresh cod as it sautes. Serve on a bed of wilted fresh spinach for one of the best 30-minute meals around.
End your day on a global note with a fast, simple spin on Spanish rice. Shortcut ingredients such as frozen shrimp, frozen peas, and canned tomatoes make this easy recipe a simple solution for your busiest nights.
Savory pancetta and creamy low-fat cheese bring an air of sophistication and irresistible flavor to this easy chicken recipe. We also love the sweet notes from the homemade date sauce.
Editor's Tip: Saute napa cabbage or escarole with a little olive oil and garlic for a delicious, antioxidant-rich side.
When you're on the hunt for a satisfying and quick dinner, you'll usually hit the jackpot when you choose a burger. Here, peaches and blueberries add a delightfully unexpected flavor angle.
In this easy recipe, the egg yolks cook with the linguine, sausage, and spices for a lightly silky sauce. The shaved Parmesan cheese melts just enough to add an irresistible finishing touch.
Chili doesn't always fit into the category of 30-minute meals, but this two-step, six-ingredient recipe is a terrific exception. Ripe cherry tomatoes add fresh flavor, and you can choose your favorite brand of chili powder to add just the right spice.
Editor's Tip: Looking for a leaner dinner? Try substituting turkey meatballs for beef.
Enjoy a quick and luscius taste of Italy with this easy recipe. Shortcut ingredients save time, while creamy ricotta cheese and sauteed button mushrooms add the flavors you'll love.
Mexican food handily makes it into the category of 30-minute meals, especially when you call on quick-cooking pork tenderloin to speed things up. You'll also appreciate this easy recipe's healthful angle -- the satisfying soup comes in under 300 calories.
Purchased barbecue sauce and a quick-cooking cut of beef make this an especially easy recipe to get to the table after "one of those days." Choose instant polenta for a speedy side.