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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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Fajita in a Bowl

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Peggy Woodward
Pull out the skewers and take a stab at grilling peppers, onions and corn for an awesome steak salad that’s all summer and smoke. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Grilled Steaks with Greek Relish

Grilled Steaks with Greek Relish

Grilled Steaks with Greek Relish

My ribeye steak showcases the flavors of Greece my husband and I were introduced to while on a cruise. We like it with pita bread and hummus. —Mary Lou Cook, Welches, Oregon

Quick Mushroom Barley Soup

Quick Mushroom Barley Soup

Quick Mushroom Barley Soup

I surprised my mother with a visit some years ago, and she was preparing this soup when I walked in. It was so wonderful that I asked for the recipe, and I’ve been fixing it ever since. —Edie Irwin, Cornwall, New York

Coconut Kisses

Coconut Kisses

Coconut Kisses

Chewy on the inside and crisp on the outside, these meringue cookies are delicious. They add a light touch to the cookie platter, not only during the holidays but all year round.

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Steak and Onions

Steak and Onions

Steak and Onions

Sweet caramelized onions add great flavor to these rosemary-rubbed steaks. Serve them with baked potatoes and a Caesar salad. Or complement the entree with cooked carrot sticks and apple pie a la mode.

Greek Fish Fillets

Greek Fish Fillets

Greek Fish Fillets

Olives, onion, dill weed and feta cheese combine in this tangy Greek-inspired topping to boost the flavor of tilapia or your favorite whitefish. I usually complement it with a side of rice. —Jennifer Maslowski, New York City, New York

Robust Marinated Steak

Robust Marinated Steak

Robust Marinated Steak

"Any time is a good time to fire up the grill and toss on a steak that has soaked up this great marinade," notes Betty Ann Ewert of Arlington, Minnesota. "One of our stock car racing buddies came up with the recipe, and we use it often."
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Tomato Pizza

Tomato Pizza

Tomato Pizza

My children liked to eat pizza with a lot of toppings, so I developed this recipe. With fresh tomatoes available year-round here, we still make it often, even though the kids are grown. It's a delightful change from usual meat-topped pizza.

Flank Steak with Couscous

Flank Steak with Couscous

Flank Steak with Couscous

It takes just minutes to broil this nicely seasoned flank steak that’s served with made-in-minutes couscous. Slicing the meat on an angle across the grain produces the most tender results. If you prefer, a pound of sirloin steak can be used instead of the flank steak in this recipe.

Scallops with Thai Sauce

Scallops with Thai Sauce

Scallops with Thai Sauce

Tender scallops and crunchy cashews star at dinnertime tonight! This recipe calls for sea scallops, which are about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. You could also use their sweeter, smaller relative, the bay scallop. —Joe Hable of Madison, Wisconsin

Rosemary Chicken Breasts

Rosemary Chicken Breasts

Rosemary Chicken Breasts

This delightful main course will have folks requesting the recipe. You'll want to add it to your family's daily fare, too!

Creamy Dill Salmon Steaks

Creamy Dill Salmon Steaks

Creamy Dill Salmon Steaks

The moist salmon steaks and simple sauce are cooked in the same skillet for each prep and cleanup. "Friends have found this dinner to be elegant and delicious," says Valerie Hutson of Byron, Minnesota.

Chicken with Mango Salsa

Chicken with Mango Salsa

Chicken with Mango Salsa

In Hanover, Ontario, Denise Elder blends tangy tropical flavors for the fresh and sassy salsa that tops her tender chicken entree. You can grill the chicken, if you like.

Pork 'N' Veggie Packets

Pork 'N' Veggie Packets

Pork 'N' Veggie Packets

"I love the flavor of grilled food, especially these no-mess pork packets with their delicious sesame and ginger sauce," writes Andrea Bolden of Unionville, Tennessee. "Since the doctor put my husband on a low-fat diet, this all-in-one meal has become a favorite of ours."



Skillet Chicken 'n' Veggies

Skillet Chicken 'n' Veggies

Skillet Chicken 'n' Veggies

For a busy weeknight, try this fast and yummy recipe with tender chicken, sweet potatoes and green beans. As Janet Polson of Laurel, Mississippi explains, “It’s a wonderful, let’s-have-it-again kind of meal.”

Spicy Chorizo & Shrimp Rice

Spicy Chorizo & Shrimp Rice

Spicy Chorizo & Shrimp Rice

Looking for an easy, one skillet meal for dinner tonight? This satisfying dish has a fresh, Southwestern flavor your family will warm up to! -Cheryl Perry, Hertford, North Carolina

Caesar Orange Roughy

Caesar Orange Roughy

Caesar Orange Roughy

I'm so thankful that my mother taught me to cook at a young age. She won several cooking contests over the years and this is one of my favorite recipes of hers. —Mary Lou Boyce, Wilmingon, Delaware

Ground Beef a la King

Ground Beef a la King

Ground Beef a la King

Instead of using puff pastry shells, this tasty dish can be served over mashed potatoes.
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