Cooking weeknight meals doesn't have to be a daunting task. Featuring fresh ingredients and smart shortcuts, our easy dinner ideas come together in 30 minutes or less. With these quick recipes up your sleeve, you'll stress less and get delicious, easy meals on the table in a flash.
Forget spending all day prepping and baking a pan of lasagna. With the help of a skillet, it's possible to enjoy this warm, gooey dish for dinner in just 25 minutes.
This gorgeous salmon is flavored with oranges and limes for a burst of freshness. Best of all, this easy entree is ready to serve in just 30 minutes, with only 10 minutes of prep time.
Who knew you could make a delicious entree, homemade sauce, and a fresh side salad in just 30 minutes? This dish proves you don't need much time to create a stunning dinner.
Fast, healthy, and delicious? You bet! Loaded with broccoli and salad greens and topped with ginger vinaigrette, this veggie-filled entree is ready in 20 minutes or less. Even with just five ingredients, this salad bowl is packed with protein.
For an easy dinner idea, top watercress leaves with cornmeal-breaded tomatoes and juicy pork tenderloin. Toss with blue cheese crumbles and sweet and sour sauce for a bold kick.
When it comes to fast and easy recipes, quesadillas are a delicious choice, especially when packed with tender roast beef and sweet and spicy peppers.
This grilled sandwich is ready fast, and it's full of flavor. Ham and chicken breast give this entree a healthy amount of protein, while fresh apple slices add crunch. Best of all, it can be on your dinner table in just 15 minutes.
Potato gnocchi make this dish hearty and filling, while tomatoes and arugula add a burst of freshness. With sausage to add protein, this entree is a quick and tasty weeknight meal.
Chili and corn bread in less than 30 minutes? Believe it! Leftover turkey and corn bread mix make quick work of the comfort food classic.
You need seven ingredients and 20 minutes to throw together this easy meal. Dried tomatoes, broccoli florets, and roasted chicken give the childhood favorite a sophisticated update.
No need to spend hours stirring at the stove -- this zesty soup is ready for supper in just 20 minutes.
It takes only a few minutes to pan-fry the turkey tenderloin in this easy recipe. Lay the sauteed meat on a bed of peppery arugula along with sliced pears and provolone cheese, then top it all with a tasty honey mustard and cider vinegar pan sauce.
This creamy soup is the perfect comforting dish for a busy night. Even better, this delicious dinner uses one pot, cutting down on after-dinner cleanup.
This quick meal works for lunch or dinner. Simply layer goat cheese, zucchini, and tomato on sourdough bread, then toast until golden. A homemade spinach mayo adds creamy indulgence to the easy sandwich.
This delicious chicken dinner is super easy to prepare and can be ready in just 30 minutes, making it the perfect healthy meal for a busy weeknight.
Buttery cannellini beans infused with big garlic flavor are a fresh and easy side dish to complement a hearty steak. Make the whole easy meal in one pan.
Need a hearty, comforting weeknight meal that can be prepared in a snap? This soup is the answer! With steak, barley, carrots, and tomatoes, this warm soup will definitely become a family favorite.
Craving something crispy but short on time? This fish dish is one of our favorite quick dinner recipes. Buttermilk helps the Cajun-seasoned breading stick to the fish, and a basic frying method ensures crispy, golden fish every time.
For a budget-friendly meal, cook chorizo sausage with cherry tomatoes and tomato sauce. To serve, spoon the concoction over potato- and onion-filled pierogies.
Tired of plain old pasta? This super-fast recipe replaces regular pasta with nutritious zucchini noodles for a healthy, 20-minute dinner.
For a summery twist on pork, grill chops alongside zucchini and summer squash. Stir chopped oranges into chipotle salsa for a flavorful topping that's ready in no time.
In just 20 minutes, you can cook spicy jerk chicken and serve alongside an easy-to-make slaw of pineapple, baby bok choy, and red cabbage.
This zesty entree will add a pop of bright flavor to your weeknight menu, all thanks to the zippy salsa verde sauce. Not a pork chop fan? This recipe is just as delicious when made with chicken or salmon.
Fingerling potatoes help make this chicken entree satisfying, while fresh lemon and thyme add flavor to the whole dish. The yummy chicken dinner is ready in 30 minutes, and it uses only one pan, minimizing cleanup.
This easy chicken dinner is served on a bed of tasty veggies and drizzled with a zippy balsamic dressing. Packed with flavor, it's ready in just 30 minutes.
For a 30-minute dinner, serve spice-rubbed pork with a fresh salad of green onions, mango, English cucumber, and jalapeno pepper.
Stuff warm tortillas with grilled portobello mushrooms and sweet peppers for a satisfying and easy dinner. Sliced avocado, avocado mayo, salsa verde, cilantro, and lime wedges add zip.
Move over, takeout. This easy noodle bowl, complete with spicy peanut sauce, is just as easy (and delicious) as the noodle dishes at your favorite Thai restaurant.
You probably already have everything you need to make this six-ingredient dinner. In less time than a pizza delivery, you can make and enjoy crispy whole wheat flatbread topped with fresh spinach and tomato, crumbled goat cheese, and artichoke hearts.
Cut down on kitchen time with this cold soup. A twist on gazpacho, the quick recipe is bursting with garden-fresh flavor. Creamy avocado slices and corn bread croutons add delicious texture.