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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Easy Skillet Chili Mac

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Spicy Hash Brown Waffles with Fried Eggs

Spicy Hash Brown Waffles with Fried Eggs

Spicy Hash Brown Waffles with Fried Eggs

Refrigerated hash brown potatoes help you make quick work of these crunchy waffles. Put out lots of toppings so everyone can design their own. —Nancy Judd, Alpine, Utah

Gorgonzola & Orange Chicken Tenders

Gorgonzola & Orange Chicken Tenders

Gorgonzola & Orange Chicken Tenders

My mom likes to make this for family gatherings, and we all like to eat it. Marmalade and Gorgonzola might sound like an unusual combo, but they actually make a great pair. —Yvette Gorman, Denver, PA

Cilantro Shrimp & Rice

Cilantro Shrimp & Rice

Cilantro Shrimp & Rice

I created this one-dish meal for my picky son. It's become a go-to, even for him! Nibedita Das, Fort Worth, Texas

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Super-Duper Tuna Sandwiches

Super-Duper Tuna Sandwiches

Super-Duper Tuna Sandwiches

If packing this fantastic sandwich for a brown-bag lunch, keep the bread separate from the salad so it doesn’t get soggy. You can also try serving the tuna salad with crackers, as a wrap or on lettuce. Nae Bartolomeo - Indianola, IA

Nutty Cheese Tortellini

Nutty Cheese Tortellini

Nutty Cheese Tortellini

“I like to plant Italian flat-leaf parsley in a long terra-cotta planter, so I have it on hand,” says Barb Kramer of Endwell, New York. “The Italian parsley really lends itself to this pasta dish.”

Favorite Chicken Pasta

Favorite Chicken Pasta

Favorite Chicken Pasta

“This dish was a favorite of mine at a local restaurant, but when I saw the recipe, I knew it was too rich for my family's diet,” writes Lynn Skilsky of Oro Valley, Arizona. “I made some healthy changes, and now it's one of my favorites.”

Parmesan Chicken Sandwiches

Parmesan Chicken Sandwiches

Parmesan Chicken Sandwiches

For a casual meal, this fast and flavorful sandwich from Sue Bosek of Whittier, California can’t be beat. The tender chicken breasts are coated with seasoned bread crumbs and smothered in marinara sauce. Served on a hoagie, it’s a real treat!

Hoisin BBQ Steak-On-A-Stick with Pineapple Salsa

Hoisin BBQ Steak-On-A-Stick with Pineapple Salsa

Hoisin BBQ Steak-On-A-Stick with Pineapple Salsa

Little and big hands alike can enjoy bite-sized beef cubes, topped with a colorful four ingredient salsa.
Recipe Courtesy of The Beef Checkoff

Pineapple-Glazed Fish

Pineapple-Glazed Fish

Pineapple-Glazed Fish

"My son and our friends often spend a day fishing," writes JoAnn McGuane of Spring, Texas. "This is one of my favorite ways to serve their catch."

Smoked Sausage Pasta

Smoked Sausage Pasta

Smoked Sausage Pasta

“One of the things I like most about this is that you can chill leftovers and have an equally delicious sausage pasta salad later in the week.” Jasen Guillermo - Tucson, Arizona

Two-Meat Spaghetti Sauce

Two-Meat Spaghetti Sauce

Two-Meat Spaghetti Sauce

“I can put this hearty dish together, make a salad and have supper on the table in 30 minutes flat. It's one of my favorite hurry-up meals-whether making it from scratch or taking the sauce out of the freezer.” Shirley Klinner - Medford, Wisconsin

Springtime Penne

Springtime Penne

Springtime Penne

With ham, asparagus, onion and pasta in a creamy sauce, this stovetop supper is tasty enough for even your pickiest guests. It's great with penne, but you can also try it with mostaccioli or another type of pasta.

Flank Steak Burritos

Flank Steak Burritos

Flank Steak Burritos

Get your protein from these meaty burritos shared by Becky Baird of Salt Lake City, Utah. Black beans, avocado and steak slices team up are nicely seasoned with fresh cilantro, salsa and sour cream. —Rebecca Baird, Salt Lake Cty, Utah

Spicy Tilapia Rice Bowl

Spicy Tilapia Rice Bowl

Spicy Tilapia Rice Bowl

I love healthy living and tilapia is a staple in my kitchen. Fresh vegetables are always good but take more prep time, so I use boil-in-bag rice for a shortcut. —Rosalin Johnson, Tupelo, Mississippi

Pork Chops with Cabbage 'n' Tomato

Pork Chops with Cabbage 'n' Tomato

Pork Chops with Cabbage 'n' Tomato

You won't believe the great flavor in this dish from William Babrick of Washington, Indiana. Tomato and sweet red pepper make it a feast for your eyes and your stomach!

Dijon Mushroom Beef

Dijon Mushroom Beef

Dijon Mushroom Beef

Coated in a mild Dijon mustard sauce, the beef strips and sliced mushrooms in this dish are delicious over noodles or rice. This was hit with my family when I served it with broccoli and fresh tomatoes. —Judith McGhan of Perry Hall, Maryland

Pork and Onion Kabobs

Pork and Onion Kabobs

Pork and Onion Kabobs

A sweet and savory marinade brings out the best in pork, as these grilled kabobs prove. They're a super summer supper, easy to prepare and fun to serve to company. The pork is so tasty grilled with onion wedges. -Mary Lou Wayman, Salt Lake City, Utah
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