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Quick Dinner Recipes

Whether you're on the go or just want to spend less time in the kitchen, we've got you covered with these quick dinner recipes that can be made in 30 minutes or less!

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At our house, we're big on healthy eating. These ultra tender chops with colorful rice and black-eyed peas are a meal fancy enough for a dinner party. —Annie Holmes, Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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Sausage Broccoli Simmer

Sausage Broccoli Simmer

Sausage Broccoli Simmer

One-skillet wonders are a gift during the hectic holidays. My quick pasta with sausage and broccoli is done before you can sing a carol. —Lisa Montgomery, Elmira, ON

Cajun Beef & Rice

Cajun Beef & Rice

Cajun Beef & Rice

Dirty Rice from a restaurant or box can have a lot of sodium and fat. Here’s a hearty, healthy way to trim it down. —Raquel Haggard, Edmond, Oklahoma

Barbecued Trout

Barbecued Trout

Barbecued Trout

This delicious recipe came from a friend her in Mountain Home. The sauce really gives the fish a wonderful flavor. Even those who aren't that fond of fish will like it prepared this way. My husband and I have been married for 45 years and moved to this area after retiring 4 years ago. — Vivian Wolfram, Mountain Home, Arkansas
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Garbanzo-Vegetable Green Curry

Garbanzo-Vegetable Green Curry

Garbanzo-Vegetable Green Curry

My son loves anything with coconut milk, so I always keep some on hand for weeknight meals like this one. For a milder version, I like to use red or yellow curry paste instead of green. —Marie Parker, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Chicken Adobo

Chicken Adobo

Chicken Adobo

Seasonings and a splash of lime make this chicken something special, writes Carma Blosser from Livermore, Colorado. “It is also really tasty in salads and sandwiches and can also be prepared on an indoor grill.” Tip: Make extra pieces to freeze in individual servings and keep on hand for drop-in guests, Carma suggests.

Quick Sweet 'n' Spicy Chicken

Quick Sweet 'n' Spicy Chicken

Quick Sweet 'n' Spicy Chicken

A few convenience items combine with chicken to create a zesty main dish. Garnish with chopped green onions if you like.—Sheri White, Higley, Arizona

Spaghetti with Homemade Turkey Sausage

Spaghetti with Homemade Turkey Sausage

Spaghetti with Homemade Turkey Sausage

This speedy and hearty dish is quite tasty. You get the rich flavor by allowing the turkey and spices to blend overnight. Don't skip this step!—Shirley Goodson, West Allis, Wisconsin

Marinated Grilled Ribeye Steaks

Marinated Grilled Ribeye Steaks

Marinated Grilled Ribeye Steaks

In summer, I love to marinate these steaks overnight, then grill them for family and friends.—Tim Hanchon, Muncie, Indiana

Beef Tostadas

Beef Tostadas

Beef Tostadas

Chipotle sauce gives these meaty open-faced tacos just the right amount of heat to fire up a fiesta at the dinner table. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Whiskey Sirloin Steak for Two

Whiskey Sirloin Steak for Two

Whiskey Sirloin Steak for Two

Moist, tender and slightly sweet from the marinade, this juicy steak boasts wonderful flavor and oh-so-easy preparation. Serve with potatoes and a green vegetable for a complete meal. Taste of Home Test Kitchen



Chicken in Sweet Pepper Sauce

Chicken in Sweet Pepper Sauce

Chicken in Sweet Pepper Sauce

"I learned to prepare this dish from a local chef before I was married, but I've varied it slightly," Jennifer Class of Kirkland, Washington shares. "Served with a green salad and rice or potatoes, it makes a simple but elegant meal for two."

Sirloin in Wine Sauce

Sirloin in Wine Sauce

Sirloin in Wine Sauce

Begin any meal with savory Sirloin in Wine Sauce from Barbara Kamm of Wilmington, Delaware. “This recipe is a family favorite as well as a great, easy company dish,” says Barbara. The tender sirloin is coated in a hearty mushroom-wine sauce, and is fantastic over pasta.

Chicken & Garlic with Fresh Herbs

Chicken & Garlic with Fresh Herbs

Chicken & Garlic with Fresh Herbs

The key to this savory chicken is the combination of garlic and fresh rosemary and thyme. I like to serve it with mashed potatoes or crusty Italian bread. —Jan Valdez, Lombard, Illinois

Garden Bounty Beef Kabobs

Garden Bounty Beef Kabobs

Garden Bounty Beef Kabobs

These classic kabobs are a hearty way to use up your garden harvest. At our house, everyone fixes their own skewers for an all-in-one dinner. I sometimes substitute venison for beef. —Christine Klessig of Amherst Junction, Wisconsin

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Takeout Beef Fried Rice

Takeout Beef Fried Rice

Takeout Beef Fried Rice

Tranform last night's supper into tonight's dinner for six. Hoisin-flavored chuck roast works wonders in this recipe, but you can use flank steak, as well. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Grilled Salmon Wraps

Grilled Salmon Wraps

Grilled Salmon Wraps

We eat fish on Fridays, so I like to experiment with different types. I pulled salmon, spinach and avocado from the fridge for these wraps. My kids loved them, and I love them, too, because they're delicious and they contain all four food groups right in one handheld meal. —Jennifer Krey, Clarence, New York

Black Bean & Sweet Potato Rice Bowls

Black Bean & Sweet Potato Rice Bowls

Black Bean & Sweet Potato Rice Bowls

With three hungry boys in my house, dinners need to be quick, filling and it helps to get in some veggies, too. This one is a favorite because it's hearty and fun to tweak with different ingredients. mdash;Kim Van Dunk, Caldwell, NJ
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