15 easy meals in under 30 minutes

The after-work, after-school scramble will be a little easier with these quick dinner recipes.

15 easy meals in under 30 minutes

15 recipes in under 30 minutes

Green Pea and White Bean Soup

Slide this one into your roster. Yeah, it’s green. But with a swirl of sour cream and crispy bacon crumbles sprinkled on top, who can resist? Get the recipe: Green Pea and White Bean Soup

bowl of pea soup with baconPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Chinese Dan Dan Noodles

Takeout-worthy noods in just 25 minutes. That’s quicker than delivery, folks. Get the recipe: Chinese Dan Dan Noodles

bowl of noodles with ground pork, shredded carrot, green onion and peanutsPhoto: Jodi Pudge


Classic Fish and Chips

Homemade fish and chips that come together just as quickly as boxed fish sticks? It’s not sorcery, it’s for real. Get the recipe: Classic Fish and Chips

plate of breaded fish sticks and wedge friesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Pantry Salad

A quick and easy dinner for when you just cannot. Chickpeas have a meaty texture and are protein-packed. Get the recipe: Pantry Salad

plate of chickpea saladPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Rainbow Veggie Quinoa Bowl

Eating your veggies has never been so fun. A yogurt-herb dressing helps it all go down easy. Enlist the kids to help grate veggies. Get the recipe: Rainbow Veggie Quinoa Bowl

quinoa bowl with grated veggies, hardboiled egg and dressingPhoto: Erik Putz


Veal Saltimbocca

18 minutes is all it takes to bring this impressive dish to the table. Start your sauteed veg when you begin your meat prep. Get the recipe: Veal Saltimbocca

plate of veal cutlets, fresh sage and grilled zucchini

Sheet Pan Black Bean and Sweet Potato Hash

Sweet potatoes, green peppers, corn, red onion and black beans cook up in a hurry. Throw an egg on top—brunch! Get the recipe: Sheet Pan Black Bean and Sweet Potato Hash

A sheet pan with vegetables and an egg on it

Turkish Lamb Chops

Company’s coming? You’re 21 minutes away from a fancy meal. Kids will love these because of the built-in handle. Get the recipe: Turkish Lamb Chops

grilled lamb chops with chopped mintPhoto: Jodi Pudge


Easy Caprese Orzo Risotto

These energy-boosting carbs are so cute. This simple and flavourful dish will make its way to weekly rotation. Get the recipe: Easy Caprese Orzo Risotto

pan of homemade orzo risotto with basilPhoto: Maya Visnyei

One-Pot Mac and Cheese

Boxed mac and chee is quick and easy, but this is better and almost as easy. One pot, 20 minutes. Let’s do this. Get the recipe: One-Pot Mac and Cheese

15 easy meals in under 30 minutesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Mushroom Quesadilla

If you need a quick, no-fuss dish for Meatless Monday, this one goes out to you. Look at that cheese. Get the recipe: Mushroom Quesadilla

Cheesy quesadillas on white boardPhoto: Roberto Caruso


Chicken Alphabet-Noodle Soup

Chicken soup forever. A bowl of the comfoting classic is ready for slurping in 30 minutes. Get the recipe: Chicken Alphabet-Noodle Soup

bowl of chicken noodle soupPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Supper Nachos

No one’s gonna complain when you bring these ground turkey, beans and cheese-topped nachos to the table (or couch). Get the recipe: Supper Nachos

plate full of cheesy nachosPhoto: Erik Putz

Rotisserie Chicken Gyro

Thanks to store-bought rotisserie chicken (or even leftovers you have on hand), your dinner is ready in 15 minutes. Get the recipe: Rotisserie Chicken Gyro

Rotisserie Chicken GyroPhoto: Maya Visnyei


Pasta Carbonara

Carb is in the name, how can this be bad? It’s basically breakfast-for-dinner pasta edition—creamy egg sauce, crisp bacon. Get the recipe: Pasta Carbonara

pan with spaghetti, creamy egg sauce, bacon and parmesan cheesePhoto: Erik Putz

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This article was originally published on Jul 08, 2018

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