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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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Chorizo Burrito Bowls

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Elisabeth Larsen
I'm always on the hunt for fast and filling meals. Chicken sausage makes an awesome one-dish dinner by itself or served with brown rice in a burrito. —Elisabeth Larsen, Pleasant Grove, Utah
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Sausage 'n' Noodle Dinner

Sausage 'n' Noodle Dinner

Sausage 'n' Noodle Dinner

I adapted this dish from a recipe my German grandmother gave me. It reminds me of my heritage whenever I make it.

Chops with Corn Salsa

Chops with Corn Salsa

Chops with Corn Salsa

This easy recipe is popular with my family and friends. I like to serve it throughout the year.—Diane Halferty, Corpus Christi, Texas

Orzo Shrimp Stew

Orzo Shrimp Stew

Orzo Shrimp Stew

Since Lisa Stinger and her husband really enjoy seafood, she doesn't skimp on shrimp in this recipe! "This mildly seasoned stew has other satisfying ingredients, too, like broccoli, tomatoes and pasta," she writes from Hamilton, New Jersey.
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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

Turkey Sausage with Pasta

Turkey Sausage with Pasta

Turkey Sausage with Pasta

Love Italian food? You'll be craving what's good for you when this turkey dish is on the menu. It balances meat, pasta and the best of the garden's bounty. —Mary Tallman, Arbor Vitae, Wisconsin

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."

Chicken Reuben Roll-Ups

Chicken Reuben Roll-Ups

Chicken Reuben Roll-Ups

My Nebraska-native husband loves Reuben sandwiches and anything with chicken, so I combined his two favorites in a fun roll-up. —Ashli Kottwitz, Hermitage, Tennessee

Chicken with Peach-Cucumber Salsa

Chicken with Peach-Cucumber Salsa

Chicken with Peach-Cucumber Salsa

To keep our kitchen cool, we grill chicken outdoors and pass it with a minty peach salsa that can easily be made ahead. —Janie Colle, Hutchinson, Kansas

Personal Margherita Pizzas

Personal Margherita Pizzas

Personal Margherita Pizzas

This family-friendly supper is simplicity at its finest. Golden-brown, melted fresh mozzarella and a sprinkling of fresh basil give these personal pies Italian-inspired flavors. —Jerry Gulley, San Francisco, CA

Peppered Filets with Horseradish Cream Sauce

Peppered Filets with Horseradish Cream Sauce

Peppered Filets with Horseradish Cream Sauce

This beef tenderloin recipe is a family favorite that's quick and always satisfying. The creamy sauce has the perfect blend of horseradish and mustard. —Marie Rizzio, Interlochen, Michigan

Quinoa-Stuffed Squash Boats

Quinoa-Stuffed Squash Boats

Quinoa-Stuffed Squash Boats

My colorful “boats” with quinoa, chickpeas and pumpkin seeds use delicata squash, a winter squash that’s cream-colored with green stripes. In a pinch, acorn squash will do. —Lauren Knoelke, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Pork Marsala

Pork Marsala

Pork Marsala

Some good friends fixed Pork Marsala for us once and it has been a favorite ever since! It's the perfect pair with a loaf of crusty garlic bread. —Connie Miller, Olathe, Kansas

Spaghetti Skillet

Spaghetti Skillet

Spaghetti Skillet

"No one can believe you don't cook the spaghetti before adding it to this family-pleasing fare," comments Margery Bryan of Royal City, Washington. "I love to make it for company to show them how easy it is."

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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White Beans & Bow Ties

White Beans & Bow Ties

White Beans & Bow Ties

When we have fresh veggies, we toss them with pasta shapes like penne or bow tie. For add-ins, think heirloom tomatoes, onion and garlic. —Angela Buchanan, Longmont, Colorado

One-Pot Meaty Spaghetti

One-Pot Meaty Spaghetti

One-Pot Meaty Spaghetti

I used to help my mom make this when I was growing up, and the recipe stuck. It was a beloved comfort food at college, and is now a weeknight staple for my fiance and me. —Kristin Michalenko, Seattle, Washington

Bacon & Cheddar Chicken

Bacon & Cheddar Chicken

Bacon & Cheddar Chicken

Cheese and bacon don’t usually come “light.” But this tasty recipe keeps the fat and calories low and flavor high. This family friendly recipe can easily be doubled to serve a larger group. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle Idaho
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