30 minute meals are the secret tools to keeping the week running smoothly.
This collection of recipes will keep everyone happy and full! Choose from simple chicken dishes and sandwiches, to kid-friendly bites!
Take the fuss out of dinner with one of these easy and quick meal options.
Tips for Quick Kitchen Prep
- Prepare the ingredients before beginning to cook. This includes chopping and dicing the vegetables or meat and preparing the sauce.
- Use the convection oven or use an air fryer. The convection oven is a great way to cook food faster.
- Remember to preheat the pan and the oven before starting to cook. When the food is prepared the oven will be ready to do its task properly!
- If cooking pasta, add a little salt to the water. This addition will bring the water to a faster boil. And don’t forget to add a lid to the pot!
- Planning is also key. Meal planning the week and preparing the food ahead of time will cut time in the kitchen.
Table of Contents
Healthy and versatile, chicken is the perfect main meat for those nights when a dish needs to be prepared in a hurry.
Tender & juicy chicken breast is simmered in a creamy Dijon sauce on the stovetop for a quick & easy dinner!
Fresh veggies, juicy chicken, & udon noodles are tossed in a sweet & spicy sauce for a quick and easy Asian-inspired meal!
Chunks of juicy chicken breast in a creamy mushroom sauce with your favorite pasta.
Teriyaki chicken bowls are better and cheaper than takeout!
Chicken piccata features fork tender chicken breasts simmered in a lemony white wine sauce with capers.
Chicken & Broccoli smothered in a homemade cheese sauce is a delicious entrèe or side dish!
Fun Meals and Kid Favorites
Kids and adults alike will love these fun and fast meals.
This method makes the best crispy crust tortilla pizzas!
Whip up a batch of bite-sized zucchini pizzas layered with tangy sauce, rich cheeses, and your favorite toppings!
This easy walking taco recipe is perfect for parties for a fun twist on taco night! Build a taco in the chip bag!
This cheeseburger macaroni recipe is an easy from scratch stovetop casserole made with cheese, macaroni, and ground beef.
This is the easiest way to make pizza for a crowd! French Bread Pizza is cheesy, flavorful, and so fun to make.
For lunch or dinner, sandwiches are a filling and delicious option!
Savory ham and cheese are tucked inside a flaky croissant with a homemade sauce, then baked until perfectly melty!
This is an easy way to turn Thanksgiving leftovers into the best turkey sandwich!
Make this ultimate ham sandwich using holiday leftovers for an easy lunch or on-the-go dinner!
A Hot Turkey Sandwich is a warm and tasty way to enjoy leftover turkey and gravy!
This BLT recipe is quick, easy and full of flavor. Add avocado or egg for a fun twist!
Pasta Dishes and Stir Fries
Pasta dishes can’t be beaten for their simplicity and heartiness and pair well with cheaper cuts of meat like ground beef and of course tomatoes.
Stir fries are quick, and healthy and go great with a side of rice!
Easy & quick broccoli pasta is the perfect tasty hot lunch or easy dinner when time is short!
This creamy garlic pasta is a budget-friendly dish that’s ready in 20 minutes!
This quick and easy lemon pasta is tangy and bright and best of all, ready in about 20 minutes.
Ready in just 20 minutes, this easy Shrimp Scampi has a delicious white wine butter sauce. Serve over spaghetti, angel hair pasta, or with bread and a side salad for an easy meal.
Egg Roll in a Bowl is a quick and delicious meal with the flavors of our favorite egg rolls in a simplified bowl.
Cabbage Stir Fry is a healthy and flavorful dish that’s better than take-out!
Leave a comment below and let us know your favorite 30 minute meal recipe!