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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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Pork chops are wonderful on the grill. Adding the pineapple and teriyaki makes it even better! It reminds me of Hawaii!—Alaina Showalter, Clover, South Carolina
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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

Warm Rice & Pintos Salad

Warm Rice & Pintos Salad

Warm Rice & Pintos Salad

During my undergrad years, my roommate taught me how to cook vegetarian dishes like brown rice with pintos. It's so versatile; you can turn it into a wrap or casserole. —Natalie Van Apeldoorn, Vancouver, BC

Barbecue Chicken Quesadillas

Barbecue Chicken Quesadillas

Barbecue Chicken Quesadillas

When my kids were small, I'd stuff leftover chicken into these oven-baked quesadillas. I often grab rotisserie chicken instead. —Pam Martin, Canandaigua, New York

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Spicy Beef & Pepper Stir-Fry

Spicy Beef & Pepper Stir-Fry

Spicy Beef & Pepper Stir-Fry

Think of this stir-fry as your chance to play with heat and spice. I balance the beef with coconut milk and a spritz of lime. —Joy Zacharia, Clearwater, Florida

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

Asian Cherry Shrimp

Asian Cherry Shrimp

Asian Cherry Shrimp

Combing the classic flavors of sweet and sour, you'll love this simple, quick recipe, from Jane Baker of Lansing, Michigan. The tart, juicy cherries are an excellent addition to this traditional meal
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Beef Filets with Grilled Vegetables

Beef Filets with Grilled Vegetables

Beef Filets with Grilled Vegetables

Says Cindie Haras of Boca Raton, Florida: "Here’s a special, quick and easy, end-of-summer grilled entree…with no pots or pans to clean! Romaine lettuce leaves are a must for this recipe because they stand up to grilling. And basting with butter seals in the meat’s juices and adds extra flavor."

Skillet Chicken with Barbecue Onion

Skillet Chicken with Barbecue Onion

Skillet Chicken with Barbecue Onion

Barbecue chicken is a sure bet with guests, but it’s also messy at times. My recipe lets you savor that flavor without a pile of napkins. —Evelyn Cleare, Miami, FL

Marinated Flank Steak

Marinated Flank Steak

Marinated Flank Steak

An Asian-style marinade flavors this tender grilled steak from Isabel Fowler of Fairbanks, Alaska. It's an ideal summer entree, but you can enjoy it year-round...just broil it indoors instead.

Cranberry Salsa Chicken

Cranberry Salsa Chicken

Cranberry Salsa Chicken

I made this dish for my fiance once...and he absolutely loved it. Now that we're married, I prepare it for our dinner guests. Everyone likes it, and no one guesses they're eating "healthy". —Amy VanGuilder Dik of Minneapolis, Minnesota

Herb Fish Fillets

Herb Fish Fillets

Herb Fish Fillets

Combining different types of herbs not only gives this speedy fish depth of flavor, but it also results in a beautiful dish. Yvonne Nemec of Phillipsburg, New Jersey relates, “this is such an easy dish and so delicious. The herbs compliment the delicate flavor of the fish. We love it!”

Microwaved Orange Roughy

Microwaved Orange Roughy

Microwaved Orange Roughy

Onion and mustard complement Microwaved Orange Roughy, tender flaky fish fillets that cook oh, so quickly. “We’re eating more fish these days, and this recipe is one of our favorites,” shares Alice Keohane Feeney of Morristown, Pennsylvania.

Blue Cheese-Topped Steaks

Blue Cheese-Topped Steaks

Blue Cheese-Topped Steaks

These juicy tenderloin steaks, lightly crusted with blue cheese and bread crumbs, are special enough for holiday dining. When drizzled with wine sauce, the beef melts in your mouth. —Tiffany Vancil, San Diego, California



Pork Chops Creole

Pork Chops Creole

Pork Chops Creole

A sure way to perk up pork chops is with this herbed creole sauce. You can adjust the range of seasonings to suit your tastes. The red sauce with a sprinkle of green parsley makes a pretty presentation on the plate.

Rosemary Chicken with Spinach & Beans

Rosemary Chicken with Spinach & Beans

Rosemary Chicken with Spinach & Beans

With two young boys constantly on-the-go, I’m always looking for ways to simplify meals. Since this recipe uses just one skillet, it's a cinch to prepare when I only have a half-hour to make dinner for a hungry family. —Sara Richardson, Littleton, Colorado

Easy Greek Pizza

Easy Greek Pizza

Easy Greek Pizza

“I created this recipe when trying to use leftovers from a dinner party. If you prefer to go meatless, it’s great without the chicken, too.” —Jennifer Beck, Meridian, Idaho

Steaks with Crab Sauce

Steaks with Crab Sauce

Steaks with Crab Sauce

Start the meal with this surf and turf entree that's elegant enough for any occasion. A creamy crab sauce drapes nicely over New York strip steaks.
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