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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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Lemon-Butter Tilapia with Almonds

Sometimes I want a nice meal without the a ton of effort or wait time. Thankfully, I've got this lemony, buttery fish that's super fast and totally tasty. —Ramona Parris, Acworth, Georgia
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Chicken with Mandarin Salsa

Chicken with Mandarin Salsa

Chicken with Mandarin Salsa

When I have some leftover veggies, I dress the salsa up a little with some diced green onions and bell peppers. If you like a spicier sauce, add cayenne pepper to the skillet. —Aysha Shurman, Ammon, Idaho

Shrimp & Feta Skillet

Shrimp & Feta Skillet

Shrimp & Feta Skillet

I got the idea for this recipe from a dish my friend’s feisty Italian grandmother, Gemma, made. Every time I make this meal—requested frequently by friends and family—I think of Gemma and smile. —Celeste Ehrenberg, Topeka, Kansas

Grapefruit-Gremolata Salmon

Grapefruit-Gremolata Salmon

Grapefruit-Gremolata Salmon

If you're looking for a simple fish dish, make this Italian-inspired recipe that combines salmon, broiled grapefruit and a fragrant gremolata. Halibut may be substituted for the salmon.—Gilda Lester, Millsboro, Delaware

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Open-Faced Chicken Sandwiches

Open-Faced Chicken Sandwiches

Open-Faced Chicken Sandwiches

Caramelized onions, mushrooms and two types of cheese make these my favorite sandwiches. I invented them for a last-minute picnic by combining items I had on hand. They've been a hit ever since. -Lynda Clark of Spokane, Washington

Southwestern Beef Strips

Southwestern Beef Strips

Southwestern Beef Strips

Mexican seasoning is a blend of cumin, chili pepper, onion and garlic. It is found in the spice section of your local grocery store.

Pork and Pasta

Pork and Pasta

Pork and Pasta

“A quick stovetop recipe that's great for using up leftover pork loin or those cooked chops sitting in the fridge. Used as a main dish, you can count on two generous servings.” Janice Kennedy - Sayville, New York
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Shrimp 'n' Veggie Alfredo

Shrimp 'n' Veggie Alfredo

Shrimp 'n' Veggie Alfredo

Bonnie Jost of Manitowoc, Wisconsin relies on a jar of store-bought Alfredo sauce to toss together this pretty pasta dish. The effortless entree includes fresh shrimp and colorful veggies for ectra eye appeal.

Mardi Gras Beef

Mardi Gras Beef

Mardi Gras Beef

Mardi Gras Beef, shared by Lucy Meyring of Walden, Colorado, tastes great right from the grill, which also speeds cleanup. The seasoning and vegetables give the beef a wonderful summertime twist.

Batter-Up Walleye

Batter-Up Walleye

Batter-Up Walleye

Nothing is more rewarding than celebrating the day’s catch with friends when you share this fresh appetizer. Substitute your favorite fish! —Alesha Oster, Williston, North Dakota

Sweet-and-Sour Beef

Sweet-and-Sour Beef

Sweet-and-Sour Beef

This healthful stir-fry recipe is a family favorite. I've used a variety of meats and apples and sometimes replace the green onion with yellow onion. No matter what tweaks I make, it always tastes great. —Brittany McCloud, Kenyon, MN

Crab Salad on Croissants

Crab Salad on Croissants

Crab Salad on Croissants

These seafood-filled croissants will leave you anything but crabby. "We had used the filling as an appetizer, but found it makes a quick-and-easy sandwich, too," relates Kari Moore from West Plains, Missouri.

Dan's Peppery London Broil

Dan's Peppery London Broil

Dan's Peppery London Broil

I was bored making the usual London broil, so I got a little creative and sparked up the flavor with crushed red pepper, garlic and Worcestershire sauce.—Dan Wright, San Jose, California

Thai Pasta with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Thai Pasta with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Thai Pasta with Spicy Peanut Sauce

We love how the whole wheat pasta and crisp, raw vegetables blend with the rich and creamy peanut sauce. The addition of fresh lime juice really brightens the flavor of the dish. Some eat it hot, but my husband and I prefer to wait until it's closer to room temperature. —Donna McCallie, Lake Park, Florida

Lime-Glazed Pork Chops

Lime-Glazed Pork Chops

Lime-Glazed Pork Chops

A wonderful sweet-sour citrus glaze makes Jacqui Correa's tender chops tangy and tasty. Quick and easy to prepare, the grilled chops are perfect for picnics and barbecues, she pens from her home in Landing, New Jersey.

Tenderloin Steaks with Cherry Sauce

Tenderloin Steaks with Cherry Sauce

Tenderloin Steaks with Cherry Sauce

This recipe stars a delectable sauce made with wine, plump cherries, and steak portioned just right. --Jacob Kitzman, Seattle, Washington

Beef 'N' Black-Eyed Pea Salad

Beef 'N' Black-Eyed Pea Salad

Beef 'N' Black-Eyed Pea Salad

"When I want a light yet hearty meal, I fix this refreshing main-dish salad," says Bonnie Wittekind of Higley, Arizona. "My husband loves the beef and the zippy flavor. As a busy mom, I appreciate that it doesn't take long to put this entree on the table.

Chicken in Sweet Pepper Sauce

Chicken in Sweet Pepper Sauce

Chicken in Sweet Pepper Sauce

"I learned to prepare this dish from a local chef before I was married, but I've varied it slightly," Jennifer Class of Kirkland, Washington shares. "Served with a green salad and rice or potatoes, it makes a simple but elegant meal for two."
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