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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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My husband's favorite foods are pizza and cheeseburgers, so I combined the two in a pizza with mayo and dill pickle juice topping. People who try it start laughing because it's so good. —Angie Zimmerman, Eureka, Illinois
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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

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

Halibut with Basil Tomato Sauce

Halibut with Basil Tomato Sauce

Halibut with Basil Tomato Sauce

A well-seasoned tomato salsa dresses up these tender, flaky fillets. I'm an empty-nester now, but my sons love this recipe. My husband, Ron, never complains when I make it either! —Carolyn Schmeling, Brookfield, Wisconsin
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Shrimp Pizza

Shrimp Pizza

Shrimp Pizza

Our home economists lightened Susan LeBrun’s savory pizza to make it a bit healthier. Topped with fresh shrimp and melted cheese, the delicious main dish from the Sulphur, Louisiana cook makes a timely supper with a special touch.

Salmon with Spinach & White Beans

Salmon with Spinach & White Beans

Salmon with Spinach & White Beans

My husband Oscar is a Southerner at heart. This salmon with garlicky beans and spinach won him over at first bite. —Mary Ellen Hofstetter, Brentwood, TN

Orange Roughy with Rice

Orange Roughy with Rice

Orange Roughy with Rice

Orange roughy is a great fish for this mild, yet tasty meal. Flounder, sole or red snapper will also work in this recipe.

Basil Caesar Salmon

Basil Caesar Salmon

Basil Caesar Salmon

"Since I love both salmon and Caesar salad, I created this 'delish fish' dish," relates Laurie LaClair from North Richland Hills, Texas. "It's hard to believe it takes so little effort to prepare such a showy company entree."

Batter-Fried Fish

Batter-Fried Fish

Batter-Fried Fish

"Whether I'm fixing cod fillets or my husband's catch of the day, this batter makes the fish fry up golden and crispy," says Nancy Johnson, field editor from Connersville, Indiana. "Club soda gives it a different twist...and the sweet and zippy sauce complements the fish nicely."

Fish & Vegetable Packets

Fish & Vegetable Packets

Fish & Vegetable Packets

This traditional cooking technique imparts flavor into every bite of your meal, and it requires very little clean-up. I like to serve fish still wrapped in parchment or foil for each person to open. —Jill Anderson, Sleepy Eye, Minnesota

Colorful Vegetarian Linguine

Colorful Vegetarian Linguine

Colorful Vegetarian Linguine

Looking for a tasty alternative to meat-and-potatoes meals? Try this colorful pasta dish, which is the brainchild of my oldest son. It's a stick-to-the-ribs supper that takes advantage of fresh mushrooms, zucchini and other vegetables as well as basil and provolone cheese.—Jane Bone, Cape Coral, Florida



Chicken Tortellini in Cream Sauce

Chicken Tortellini in Cream Sauce

Chicken Tortellini in Cream Sauce

Kids and adults will like this quick pasta dinner...it tastes as wonderful as a restaurant dish. I like to pair it with a Caesar salad.—Julie Kamlade, Shelby, North Carolina

Meatless Calzones

Meatless Calzones

Meatless Calzones

Three kinds of cheese and vegetables fill these scrumptious meatless sandwiches from our Test Kitchen.

Quicker Mushroom Beef Stew

Quicker Mushroom Beef Stew

Quicker Mushroom Beef Stew

Forget beef stew that takes all day to prepare. This version is just as tasty and it’s ready to eat in a fraction of the time! You’ll love the quick-cooking beef tips and loads of fresh veggies. —Simple & Delicious Test Kitchen

Mango Chutney Chicken Curry

Mango Chutney Chicken Curry

Mango Chutney Chicken Curry

My father dreamed up this curry and chutney combination. Now my family cooks it on road trips—in rain and sun, in the mountains, even on the beach. Adjust the curry for taste and heat. —Dina Moreno, Seattle, WA

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Fajita in a Bowl

Fajita in a Bowl

Fajita in a Bowl

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

Honey Thyme Grilled Chicken

Honey Thyme Grilled Chicken

Honey Thyme Grilled Chicken

For grilling chicken, I wanted a marinade different from barbecue sauce, so I pulled out some honey and thyme. If you have time, let the chicken marinate awhile to boost flavor. —Noel Bigelow, Alexandria, Virginia

Papa Burger

Papa Burger

Papa Burger

When whipping up something for Father’s Day or the Fourth of July, I go big and tall with this fully loaded, juicy yumburger. —Chase Bailey, Costa Mesa, California
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