Our Best 20-Minute Dinners

Say good-bye to takeout and hello to fast, fresh, never-boring meal ideas -- all ready in 20 minutes or less. With plenty of quick and easy dinners to choose from, including pork chops, pasta dishes, and hearty stir-fries, our fast recipes will fit right in to your busy schedule. Try our 20-minute dinners the next time you find yourself in a dinnertime rut.

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    Garlic-Lime Pork with Farro and Kale

    Whip up your entire dinner in a mere 20 minutes with our delicious and zesty pork recipe. The tender meat gets its bold flavor from a tantalizing mix of peanut butter, honey, garlic, and lime. The quick cooking time is thanks to using thin cuts of pork that require less time in the skillet.

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    Chicken with Parmesan Noodles

    Dish up our 20-minute chicken dinner for your favorite crowd (it makes 6 servings!). We love the way it combines rich butter, robust Parmesan, and basil pesto to flavor the chicken and angel hair pasta.

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    Apple-Pecan Pork Chops

    Create a full-bodied, flavorful 20-minute dinner with just a handful of ingredients. Brown sugar and butter create the sweet sauce for pork, apples, and pecans to simmer in.

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    Easy Pasta Primavera

    You won't believe what makes up the oh-so-creamy sauce in our 20-minute dinner: chive-and-onion cream cheese and milk! Thanks to the easy-peasy topping and a bag of frozen mixed veggies, this delicious dinner recipe is ready in no time.

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    Garlicky Zucchini Noodles

    Try our favorite pasta alternative -- zucchini noodles! -- in your next weeknight recipe. Easy add-ins such as prosciutto, apple, and goat cheese amp up the flavors in our 20-minute dinner.

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    Turkey Steaks with Spinach, Pears, and Blue Cheese

    Sage-rubbed turkey tenderloins are paired with wilted spinach, sauteed pears, and pungent blue cheese for a dish that's easy, delicious, and healthy. Not only does it ring in at just 240 calories per plate (for the entire meal!), but it also has a whopping 31 grams of protein.

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    Quick Pork-and-Vegetable Fried Brown Rice

    Precubed pork, cooked brown rice, and a mix of frozen veggies cut the cook time in our fried rice recipe. Fresh ginger, garlic, and Chinese five-spice powder bring the flavor to this 20-minute dinner.

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    Greek-Seasoned Pork with Lemon Couscous

    Oregano, thyme, and marjoram compose the simple Greek-inspired rub for our healthy pork dinner. Couscous pairs with garlic-roasted eggplant and fresh spinach to complete the meal.

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    Smoked Salmon Flatbread

    Smoked salmon, radishes, and capers fill these flatbreads to make a tasty and unexpected dinner-ready sandwich. A swipe of cream cheese sets the stage for the sammies to shine.

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    Asian Chicken Salad

    Get ready for a quick and easy Asian dish with all the flavor of takeout, but with less sodium and calories. A ginger-soy sauce vinaigrette adds irresistible zip to the tender grilled chicken and peppery mesclun salad.

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    Irish Stout, Beef, and Cabbage Stir-Fry

    Cook with beer? Don't mind if we do. Grab your favorite nutty stout and add it to this fast and filling stir-fry twist on corned beef and cabbage, complete with tender carrots, onions, and crisp-tender cabbage.

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    Jamaican Pork Stir-Fry

    Bring a taste of the Caribbean to the table with this spicy stir-fry. Thin cuts of pork and frozen vegetables make cooking a breeze, and a dash of Jamaican jerk seasoning adds irresistible flavor.

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    Why We Love to Stir-Fry

    Stir-frying is one of the quickest and most flavorful ways to cook a meal, and you can use almost any ingredient you like. Follow our simple steps for the perfect stir-fry dish every time.

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    Fettuccine Alfredo with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Veggies

    Our gorgeous fettuccine is delicious enough for company (and they'll never guess it only takes 15 minutes to make). You'll love the four different vegetables, including asparagus and Brussels sprouts, and the creamy homemade Alfredo sauce.

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    Chickpea Salad with Grilled Pitas

    Our protein-packed dinner salad has all your favorite Mediterranean ingredients, including feta cheese, Campari tomatoes, and a light olive oil and vinegar dressing. Serve with lightly grilled pita bread to finish off the meal.

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    Beef and Bean Stir Fry

    Step away from the frozen meals. You're just minutes away from a satisfying steak-, bean-, and veggie-packed dinner that beats anything from the freezer aisle. A blend of orange juice and soy sauce adds just a hint of zesty Asian flavor.

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    Salmon-Potato Cakes

    Here's a delicious fast dinner idea: Combine fresh salmon with precooked mashed potatoes and fresh dill for an easy dinner. Serve with honey-mustard dressing over crisp greens.

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    Apricot Pork with Garlic Green Beans

    Apricot wedges cooked with honey and garlic give traditional pork chops a savory-sweet makeover in minutes. Fresh green beans add a crunch to the mix.

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    Skillet Vegetables on Cheese Toast

    For a healthy (yet filling) meal, spread tangy goat cheese on toasted rustic bread and top with a medley of fresh vegetables. Cook baby carrots, button mushrooms, and onion in a skillet to bring out the veggies' flavors.

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    Focaccia-Camembert Pizza

    For a fast new take on the classic pizza margherita, use focaccia instead of pizza dough and sub creamy Camembert for mozzarella. Chopped walnuts and fresh chives highlight the robust cheese.

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    Chunky Bean and Chicken Chili

    Our hearty chili recipe is perfect for a cozy evening in. It combines green chiles, chicken, and white beans, plus a topping of cheesy tortilla crisps that adds delicious crunch.

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    Chimichurri Chicken

    Chimichurri -- a traditional Mexican sauce made from parsley, oil, vinegar, garlic, and red pepper flakes -- adds bite to grilled chicken. Microwave frozen green beans for a fast side dish.

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    Lemon-Caper Tuna and Noodles with Alfredo

    Our easy, grown-up version of tuna-noodle casserole combines thick egg noodles and tuna with creamy Alfredo sauce, salty capers, and lemon juice.

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    Fish Tostadas with Chili-Lime Cream

    Instead of making tacos, pile crispy tostadas with flaky fish, shredded cabbage, avocado, and tomatoes. Tangy chili-lime cream lends fresh flavor to the dish.

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    Beef and Cabbage Wraps

    Shortcut ingredients like packaged veggies make easy work of these satisfying wraps. Barbecue beef with corn is wrapped in a flour tortilla and topped with crunchy cabbage.

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    Stuffed Focaccia

    Salami, arugula, and artichoke hearts make the perfect filling for soft focaccia bread. Mascarpone cheese lends creaminess to the Mediterranean-inspired sandwich.

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    Tasty 5-Ingredient Dinners

    Incredibly fast, incredibly tasty dinners do exist! We have 20-plus quick and easy dinner recipes that require a tiny grocery list of just five ingredients or fewer (we're assuming you already have oil, salt, and pepper in your pantry). So what's for dinner tonight?
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