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Don't have an hour to spend simmering dinner over the stove or waiting for it to roast in the oven? Who does? Our quick dinner ideas and simple recipes are wholesome, almost entirely homemade, and affordable, too—no chicken nuggets, fish sticks, or prohibitively expensive meals here.
These dinner ideas all require just 25 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 for many more dinners. 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's supper. We've got you covered for those busy nights when spending more than 25 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.
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 several courses? Pin this slideshow of simple dinner ideas for later when you're finding your go-to menus are getting a little tired. One-dish dinners are a dream come true for busy cooks. You can cook everything you need for your meal—in this case, chicken leg quarters and sweet potato wedges—at the same time, and on the same dish. This saves you time, mess, and a whole lot of effort.
This dish is quite simple, which is why it's so great for weeknights. You can change up the herbs it calls for sage, but rosemary would be good, too and switch the greens from watercress to butter lettuce or anything you have on hand. A grill is the gift that keeps on giving for easy summer dinners, as in the case of this easy pork chop recipe. The pork chops get a perfect sear thanks to patting dry before you add them to the hot, oiled grill grates, and—bonus!
You'll serve the chops with a peppery arugula and stone-fruit salad; a perfect savory-sweet dinner pairing. Peaches and apricots are called for here, but any in-season stone fruit like plums or nectarines would taste great alongside. Making a nachos recipe at home leaves you to pile on the goodies evenly over the chips, which you'll arrange in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet. This means every chip is gloriously topped with chicken, cheese, salsa, avocado and, well, more cheese.
Make it a bigger meal by adding black beans or get crazy and swap the avocado for guacamole. Best part? This dish takes 20 minutes. Get the recipe : Cheesy Chicken Nachos. This Spanish-inspired chicken dinner is short on time but long on flavor, thanks to a clever combination of dried chorizo and a triple dose of alliums, aka spring onions, red onions, and garlic cloves. The rice pilaf is a riff on a classic Spanish dish called fideos —essentially pan-toasted pasta, spiced with saffron and simmered in rich chicken broth. The result is so much more exciting and delicious than your average chicken and rice combo.
These open-faced egg toast beauties are much more than your average egg salad sandwich—the flavors, textures, and even look are elegant and original. Folded into the egg salad mixture is a mustardy vinaigrette, briny capers, fresh parsley, and just-bitter-enough radicchio leaves.
Heaped on top of toasted sourdough, the result is both fresh and hearty, a win-win! This mixture would also be delicious piled on a whole grain like brown rice or quinoa, or even served as a salad for a lighter meal. Grandma pies, said to have originated in New York, have one attribute that is highly likable beyond all the ingredients : it's the fact that it can be made in a standard baking sheet.
The toppings here are mostly classic: melted mozzarella and crispy coins of pepperoni, but the red sauce has a twist: a couple of tablespoons of heavy cream, which makes this even richer than normal. Top it off with rounds of red onion and it's becomes an unforgettable pie. Before serving, sprinkle some crushed red pepper and dried oregano, or serve both on the side and have everyone sprinkle their own.
There are a few reasons why this delicious grilled halloumi cheese salad is going to become your summer dinner fave. First, it's easy to throw together after work, and still manages to be super filling. Second, it hits all the right flavor notes, from briny olives to spicy garlic and cool, crunchy cucumbers. But, the most important reason to make this salad is to eat grilled halloumi, a firm cheese that can stand the heat of a grill or grill pan. The taste is salty like feta, but you can cut into the planks of crispy, melty cheese with a knife and fork like you would tofu or a portobello mushroom.
Get the recipe : Grilled Halloumi Salad. Lo mein—a Chinese dish that means stirred noodles—is a standard takeout order for many Americans, but making it at home is an opportunity to not only expand your culinary repertoire, but to cut down on expensive delivery. Lo mein noodles are stirred into a sauce—in this case, a mixture of soy, lime, sugar, Sriracha, ginger, garlic, and sesame oil. What's not to like? Get the recipe : Shrimp Lo Mein. In this simple soup recipe, you'll simmer everyday ingredients like carrots, onion, garlic, and spices with red lentils, which are the perfect soup legume since they break down into soft submission.
Instead of pureeing the entire soup into oblivion, you'll only blend half the batch to retain some texture. On top are crispy, roasted kale leaves for a modern garnish—they're not your mother's parsley leaves, that's for sure. For a classic soup-and-sandwich combo, serve with a whole-grain grilled cheese. Here's a clever way to use a jar of mint jelly you've had sitting in your fridge since Easter: stir it into a tangy yogurt sauce and serve it with crispy eggplant rounds. The mint jelly adds a fresh herbal twist, plus welcome sweetness to balance out the crunchy coating on the eggplant rounds.
Make sure to buy panko breadcrumbs, which are Japanese-style and much crispier than the standard American variety. A crunchy coating of grated pecorino, bread crumbs, and butter breathes new life into boneless, skinless, chicken breasts. This technique might look time-intensive, but in reality, the recipe couldn't be easier: Rather than breading each individual piece of meat, you sprinkle the bread crumb mixture over the chicken, placed side-by-side in a baking dish. And the best part? Get the recipe: Baked Pecorino Chicken. Wait a minute, you might be thinking. How does curry make a list of quick dinner ideas?
Our hurried-up version uses rotisserie chicken to save time, and the meal's ready in just over half and hour. Pin this one for later for those nights you're craving Indian food but don't care to order take-out and you need something on the table, stat. A simple sauce made with plain yogurt, heavy cream, and a few teaspoons of curry powder evenly coats the shredded chicken.
Add a can of diced tomatoes, too, if you'd like, and serve the dish over rice. Get the recipe: Chicken Curry in a Hurry. This dish might taste like those slow-cooked Italian pastas with vegetables and sausage—but our take is ready in 20 minutes and uses ground turkey, a leaner, healthier alternative to sausage or beef that also cooks up quickly. You'll brown the meat in one pan but boil the pasta and the broccoli together.
Chopped garlic and crushed red pepper gives the pasta a bit of a zip; for picky eaters, hold the red pepper and let everybody season their own plate as they sprinkle on the Parmesan. Get the recipe: Pasta With Turkey and Broccoli.
Related: Easy Ground Turkey Recipes. Believe it or not, nothing on this plate requires much in the way of preparation—or cooking. The bulgur simply steams in boiling water, so after making a quick vinaigrette and chopping your zucchini, shallot, and dill, you're ready to toss this tasty salad together and serve.
Salted roasted almonds lend some crunch, while creamy, crumbled goat cheese ties it all together. You'll be sitting down within 20 minutes to a satisfying but unexpected dinner that's as healthy as it is convenient. Craving pasta but not in the mood to load up on carbs? We devised this super easy dinner idea: a pasta dish with garlic, onion, kale, grape tomatoes, and almonds to go with whole-grain noodles.
As you boil the spaghetti, you'll cook the kale on the stovetop with garlic and onion, which only takes a few minutes. Top the pasta with kale, chopped roasted almonds, and pecorino cheese. We're willing to bet the whole family will love this minute supper idea. Especially you. Plenty of choice chili recipes require you to simmer the pot for an hour or two. And it's not that this all-American classic isn't worth investing some time, but when your family wants chili fast, this poblano chile-spiked chili, packed with ground beef , black beans, corn kernels, and carrots, comes together on the stove in just 30 minutes.
What's even quicker than that? Doubling the recipe and taking care of dinner for one night down the road or stretch it out by serving the chili over brown rice. The idea of breakfast for dinner is nothing new and some nights, there's nothing wrong with scrambling up a few eggs or even offering oatmeal or pancakes for an evening meal.
But with just slightly more planning, you can cook up this tasty frittata, packed with yellow onion, red potatoes, chorizo sausage, and Manchego or cheddar cheese—in half an hour and in a single skillet. Expect this filling omelet to become a comfort-food fixture in your kitchen. And just so you know, leftover slices are fantastic for lunch. This dinner looks like it took time and plenty of effort, right? Well, in reality, it's a steak dinner that comes together in 15 minutes in your kitchen—no grill required.
Toss the parsnips, cherry or grape tomatoes, and scallions with thyme and olive oil, and roast the mixture until tender. Then, all that's left to do is to sear the steak over the stovetop—and dinner is served. The fast recipe's perfect for colder nights when you don't feel like firing up the grill. When a steak sure would hit the spot, but you're looking for something more interesting than a supper of meat and potatoes, try this surprisingly delicious combination.
We deed the recipe with ease in mind; after you sear the steak, you'll cook the simple side dish of charred bread, artichoke hearts, and peppadews in a second skillet. The side requires just a few minutes of cooking time, giving the meat the perfect amount of time to rest before you slice and serve. Making pizza at home is easier than you might think, and the are infinitely better and healthier! The whole family can make their own individual pies, complete with their favorite toppings, such as pepperoni or pineapple. Start with pre-made dough from the grocery store to simplify the process.
Halibut and quick-cooking mussels are the stars of this rich, fragrant meal-in-a-bowl. Add the fish and mussels, and simmer another five minutes, tops. Garnish the bowls with freshly chopped parsley, put a bowl of mixed olives on the table, and you're ready to eat. Crusty bread makes a great addition, too. Get the recipe: Fishermen's Soup. Some quick and easy dinner ideas require little chopping, or just a single pan, or even very little cooking. In this case, all the ingredients cook in the oven, which makes for very little prep—and very few dishes to wash.
Start with four pieces of skinless cod halibut or striped bass fillet work nicely, too , which is topped with strips of lemon zest and roasted alongside scallions and sliced red potatoes, coated in olive oil and chili powder. Oh, and it's all ready in 30 minutes. This flavorful shrimp dish served over couscous—a quick cooking staple that's an instant time-saver—requires just 10 minutes spent over the stove.
And, from start to finish, the supper's on the table in 20 minutes total. This easy dinner idea is perfect for a fall or winter night whenever the whole family's dealing with busy schedules—and growling stomachs. Get the recipe: Shrimp With Tomatoes and Olives. Just seven ingredients combine to make this delicious seafood dinner.
You'll boil whole red potatoes then green beans until just tender before mixing the cooked vegetables with some butter, fresh chives, and salt and pepper. Then, in a separate skillet, you'll poach the fish in a bite of white whine. After plating the meal, take any leftover butter and spoon it over the fish. That plate might look like it came from a fancy seafood restaurant, but with this fast recipe, you can replicate it easily at home.Dinner and good time tonight
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