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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 and I are down for anything with guacamole, so it's no wonder that we love these smoking-hot burgers! They're perfect for a quick weeknight meal or a backyard barbecue! —Gaby Dalkin, Los Angeles, California
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Mahi Mahi & Veggie Skillet

Mahi Mahi & Veggie Skillet

Mahi Mahi & Veggie Skillet

Cooking mahi mahi and ratatouille may seem complex, but I’ve developed a skillet recipe to bring out the wow factor without the worry. —Solomon Wang, Arlington, TX

Apricot Cranberry Chicken

Apricot Cranberry Chicken

Apricot Cranberry Chicken

Before we had kids, my husband and I used to make a lot of challenging recipes, but now we keep things a little simpler. This tangy chicken has big flavors that everybody likes. —Brooke Ruzek, Elk River, MN

Asian Glazed Chicken Thighs

Asian Glazed Chicken Thighs

Asian Glazed Chicken Thighs

Everyone goes for this super moist, garlicky chicken, including my fussy kids. For your holiday buffet or family gathering, serve it with rice or noodles. —Carole Lotito, Hillsdale, NJ

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Fried Fish Nuggets

Fried Fish Nuggets

Fried Fish Nuggets

"My family always requests these cheesy fish bites during our annual fishing trip in Canada," reports Lynn Negaard of Litchfield, Minnesota. You can use most any leftover fish with tasty results.

Italian Sausage & Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta

Italian Sausage & Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta

Italian Sausage & Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta

Flavor-packed sausage and sun-dried tomatoes are sure to liven up any simple pasta dish. I have a feeling that once you've tried it, it'll become a family favorite!—Dawn Singleton, Eighty Four, Pennsylvania

Grilled Peppered Ribeye Steaks

Grilled Peppered Ribeye Steaks

Grilled Peppered Ribeye Steaks

These steaks are an easy yet elegant looking entree. They grill up nice and juicy with a pleasant peppery zip. We enjoy them all year-round.—Julee Wallberg, Salt Lake City, Utah
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Lime Broiled Catfish

Lime Broiled Catfish

Lime Broiled Catfish

To serve a reduced-calorie dish that is ready in about 15 minutes. I came up with this fast simple recipe. I think the lime juice adds a different fresh flavor to the mild taste of the fish. —Nick Nicholson, Clarksdale, Mississippi

Walnut-Crusted Ginger Salmon

Walnut-Crusted Ginger Salmon

Walnut-Crusted Ginger Salmon

For those who aren’t wild about fish, this gingery salmon is a game-changer. Baking on foil makes for extra-easy cleanup. —Becky Walch, Orland, CA

Easy Tamale Pie

Easy Tamale Pie

Easy Tamale Pie

"My whole family really enjoys Mexican food," remarks Nancy Roberts of Cave City, Arkansas. "When I'm in a hurry, I make this zippy deep-dish pie. It always satisfies their appetites."

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 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

Southwestern Vegetables & Rice

Southwestern Vegetables & Rice

Southwestern Vegetables & Rice

Short on time? Here's a spicy, satisfying supper that comes together in moments. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Herbed Beef Tenderloin Steaks

Herbed Beef Tenderloin Steaks

Herbed Beef Tenderloin Steaks

When winter weather doesn't allow for grilling outdoors, bake your steaks instead! Bread crumbs and seasonings seal in the meat's juices with wonderful results.



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

His Favorite Ravioli For 2

His Favorite Ravioli For 2

His Favorite Ravioli For 2

Turn refrigerated ravioli into a gourmet meal in no time! The rich flavors and interesting textures give this dish its character. —Christa Rispoli, Newfoundland, New Jersey

Maple & Blue Cheese Steak

Maple & Blue Cheese Steak

Maple & Blue Cheese Steak

This is a wonderful, cheesy recipe that melts in your mouth, says Susan Jerrott, Bedford, Nova Scotia. I love this traditional Canadian meal. It certainly has a special feel; the sauce is a fantastic complement to steak.

Tuscan Pork Medallions

Tuscan Pork Medallions

Tuscan Pork Medallions

Pork tenderloin gets delightful Italian flavor from prosciutto, tomatoes and garden herbs. The beautifully browned slices are quick enough for weeknights yet will impress your guest. —Lorraine Caland, Thunder Bay, Ontario
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