Whatever you already have in your pantry could be the perfect dinner or lunch. You only need a quick recipe to assist you in creating that masterpiece. Some days, you need food on the table as soon as possible. This list of 30-minute (or faster) meals can assist you. We have quick food recipes that use simple ingredients and bright time-saving ideas, and plenty of family-friendly dinner ideas to please even the pickiest eaters. There are seasonal options for any time of year with so many quick, easy recipes ahead.
1. Turmeric Chicken Flatbread
Turmeric is popular in smoothies and juices, but humans took it further by seasoning boneless chicken thighs. It’s a flavorful seasoning for boneless, skinless chicken thighs combined with pumpkin pie spice. With crispy naan and a tangy yoghurt sauce drizzled on top, you’ve got a complete meal in just 20 minutes!
2. BLT Bean Salad
This hearty bean salad combines all of the flavours of a classic BLT sandwich. The homemade herb-mayo dressing adds a burst of flavour, while the crisp bacon and croutons add a welcome crunch. It’s a great way to use any leftover beans in the pantry.
3. Steak And Eggs With Chimichurri
Chimichurri is one of the best condiments on the planet because it’s so versatile and flavorful and because it’s so simple to make. You can enjoy this flavour-packed steak and eggs dinner once you have some on hand. This recipe will take you less than 25 minutes from start to finish, including the time spent heating the cast iron skillet.
4. Seared Scallops With White Beans And Spinach
With or without chimichurri, Scallops are one of the breakout stars of the quick-to-the-table dinner menu. This version takes less than 20 minutes to prepare, even with canned white beans and fresh baby spinach leaves.
5. The Ultimate Club Sandwich With Super Mayo
This triple-decker club sandwich, with an easy-to-make garlic-and-dijon-boosted mayo, is perfect for when only a cold plate will do, such as in the heat of summer. We’d also applaud you if you felt like slathering on some chimichurri because you happened to have some on hand. Not only because it’s delicious, but because chimichurri is a nutrition powerhouse—loaded it’s with fresh parsley, which is on our list of the healthiest herbs you can eat.
6. One-Pot Basil Pasta
When you’re in a hurry, a one-pot recipe is always a good idea, and this one is as simple as it gets. The only change one would make is to replace the water with chicken or vegetable stock; otherwise, your meal maybe a little bland. The result is a light tomato sauce with a hint of basil and a chilli kick.
7. Rich Vegetarian Mushroom Stroganoff
This filling and hearty winter meal will have you sighing in contentment. The mushrooms add a nutty flavour to the sauce, creamy but thin. You’ll experience the incredible warm sensation of a full stomach.
8. Sausage And Pepper Ravioli Skillet
We combined the favourite Italian flavours of sausage and peppers in a quick weeknight dish that can be ready in 20 minutes. Cook the store-bought ravioli and colourful sauce together, then finish them in the same pan. The finishing touch is melted provolone.
9. Grilled Calamari Salad
This calamari salad makes quick work of omega-3-rich squid, which is high on the list of healthiest seafood, by using a hot-as-hell grill. Despite being dressed with a sauce made in part with homemade ingredients, one starts with a pre-prepared chilli garlic sauce and doctor it up with fish sauce, lime, diced veggies, and fresh basil.
10. Keto Cheeseburger Casserole
Even if you’re not making burgers, one of the benefits of ground beef is that it cooks quickly. This keto-friendly casserole begins with a ground beef sauté that can be completed when it takes to heat the oven. With your ground beef cooked and the oven preheated, combine a few other flavorful ingredients, and dinner will be ready in under 20 minutes.
11. Lo Mein
It’s as simple as mixing sauces and frying vegetables to make this light dish. By varying the vegetables used, you can make this dish frequently without it becoming monotonous. After one bite, you’ll know what works with this dish, and it’s almost everything!
12. Chicken Alfredo Pasta
Sometimes nothing but the pasta will do—and this comfort food recipe is one of the most popular of all time. This dish is a one-pan wonder: the chicken, sauce, and pasta all cook in the same skillet. That also means you save time on dishwashing.
13. Vegetarian Three Bean Chili
It may sound too good to be accurate, but this chili uses pantry staples to deliver all the flavours of slow-simmered chili in just 30 minutes. That means you might even have time to make some cornbread.
14. Dahi Dal
To make a profoundly warming and comforting dish, combine a few fresh ingredients with a pan of simply seasoned dal. Start the rice before you begin cooking, and before serving, swirl some yoghurt into each bowl.
15. Mexican Hot Dogs
When deciding between burgers and Hot Dogs, you should first consider “how much time do you have?” Burgers cook quickly, but not as soon as hot dogs, which, depending on the brand, serve as a powerful source of protein (it matters). Most hot dogs can be taken from the refrigerator to the grill to your plate in under five minutes. Dressing it up Mexican-style takes about a minute.
16. Mediterranean Tofu Scramble
If you’re a recovering egg lover transitioning to a plant-based diet, this Mediterranean-flavored tofu scramble will help. Don’t be fooled by the word “scramble” in the name.
17. Southwest Turkey Burger
This recipe for Southwest-inspired turkey burgers calls for lime juice, avocado, and pico de gallo, among other Southwestern classics. If you’re ready to spend extra 15 minutes on top of the 18 minutes, it should take to prepare this dish, you can make your own pico de gallo.
18. Apple And Bacon-Infused Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Grilled cheese sandwiches make us happy for so many reasons that we felt compelled to list them all. And, of course, right behind the fact that it’s a total budget win, the fact that grilled cheese is so simple to make is at the top of the list. Even with the sweet and spicy combination of apples and bacon.
19. Creamy Instant Pot Cauliflower “Mac” And Cheese
This keto-friendly version of the classic hits all the right notes. First, it substitutes cauliflower rice for the carbs, which works for this dish and the other 20. (and many more). It employs the cook-it-whole-before-cutting method of cooking cauliflower, which eliminates the mess that comes with chopping up a raw cauliflower head. And, of course, it all comes together in record time in one pot.
20. Stuffed Cabbage Cups
This lighter version of classic steamed cabbage rolls takes half the time but doesn’t skimp on flavour. It’s also simple to make, as there’s no need to fill and roll each cabbage leaf before cooking. Instead, the sautéed filling is scooped into boiled cabbage leaves before being topped with a creamy tomato sauce. It’s a hearty, meaty, and utterly satisfying weeknight meal.