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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 family goes meatless several nights a week, and this recipe is one of our favorites. I usually puree a can or two of chipotles in adobo and freeze in ice cube trays so I can use a small amount when I need it. —Amy Bravo, Ames, Iowa
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Peppered Flank Steak

Peppered Flank Steak

Peppered Flank Steak

My mother passed down this recipe to me, and I use it often to make fajitas. The lemon juice and soy sauce give it some zing.

Teriyaki Salmon with Sesame Ginger Rice

Teriyaki Salmon with Sesame Ginger Rice

Teriyaki Salmon with Sesame Ginger Rice

This delicious recipe is lower in fat, super-fast and elegant enough for company. It's packed full of vitamins and antioxidants and is good not only for your waistline, but for your heart, too! Katrina Lopes - Lyman, South Carolina

Spiedis

Spiedis

Spiedis

This is our favorite cookout dish, and it's very good served with a salad. This recipe originated here in my hometown in the 1930's. Our meat preference for speidis is venison, but we use others when it's not available.
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Curried Beef Kabobs

Curried Beef Kabobs

Curried Beef Kabobs

A tongue-tingling marinade gives delightful flavor to the tender chunks of beef in this main dish. My mother prepares these kabobs for guests often since they're so colorful and popular.

Beef and Blue Cheese Penne with Pesto

Beef and Blue Cheese Penne with Pesto

Beef and Blue Cheese Penne with Pesto

Unique and simple to prepare, this delicious pasta dish is filled with fresh flavors, and it’s as healthy as it is hearty. Best of all, it takes just 30 minutes to set this meal on the table. —Frances Pietsch, Flower Mound, Texas

Spinach-Stuffed Chicken Pockets for Two

Spinach-Stuffed Chicken Pockets for Two

Spinach-Stuffed Chicken Pockets for Two

With their creamy filling and delightful crispy crust, these elegant entrees are easy enough for weeknights, yet special enough for company, too. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Asparagus Chicken Fajitas

Asparagus Chicken Fajitas

Asparagus Chicken Fajitas

"When my children visited their aunt, she served these colorful fajitas," writes Marlene Mohr from Cincinnati, Ohio. "They were so impressed, they brought the recipe home to me. It's a great way for them to eat vegetables.

Texas Lemon Shrimp

Texas Lemon Shrimp

Texas Lemon Shrimp

This main dish adds spice to any meal. My family loves this simple yet elegant main dish.—Amy Parsons, League City, Texas

Beef Tostadas

Beef Tostadas

Beef Tostadas

Chipotle sauce gives these meaty open-faced tacos just the right amount of heat to fire up a fiesta at the dinner table. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Tomato-Garlic Lentil Bowls

Tomato-Garlic Lentil Bowls

Tomato-Garlic Lentil Bowls

An Ethiopian recipe inspired this feel-good dinner that's tangy, creamy and packed with hearty comfort. —Rachael Cushing, Portland, Oregon

Microwave Black Bean Burritos

Microwave Black Bean Burritos

Microwave Black Bean Burritos

“I found this recipe when searching for a quick and easy dish. After making it just once, we were hooked! The zesty flavor was a great surprise," writes Amy Chop from Eufaula, Alabama.

Salmon with Fettuccine Alfredo

Salmon with Fettuccine Alfredo

Salmon with Fettuccine Alfredo

Pat Patty used salmon, her imagination and her taste buds to come up with a smart twist on an Italian classic. This healthy indulgence makes a pretty dish fit for company, she adds from Spring, Texas.

Black Bean Veggie Burger Salad

Black Bean Veggie Burger Salad

Black Bean Veggie Burger Salad

“This lower fat version of a traditional taco salad doesn't lose any of the flavor,” writes Mary Bilyeu of Ann Arbor, Michigan. The creamy, flavorful dressing complements the unique use of a veggie burger as well.

Pork Chops with Cabbage 'n' Tomato

Pork Chops with Cabbage 'n' Tomato

Pork Chops with Cabbage 'n' Tomato

You won't believe the great flavor in this dish from William Babrick of Washington, Indiana. Tomato and sweet red pepper make it a feast for your eyes and your stomach!

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Grilled Pineapple Chimichurri Chicken

Grilled Pineapple Chimichurri Chicken

Grilled Pineapple Chimichurri Chicken

I put a Hawaiian twist to classic chimichurri thanks to pineapple and macadamia nuts. For a spicier version, substitute red serrano pepper for the bell pepper. —Naylet LaRochelle, Miami, Florida

Chorizo Pumpkin Pasta

Chorizo Pumpkin Pasta

Chorizo Pumpkin Pasta

I’m a busy student, and this spicy-sweet pasta makes a perfect quick dinner. Even better, it works on a bigger scale to feed a bunch of friends. —Christine Yang, Syracuse, New York

The Ultimate Fish Tacos

The Ultimate Fish Tacos

The Ultimate Fish Tacos

This recipe is my favorite meal to prepare. Adding my own personal touch to the marinade makes my fish tacos pop with flavor. I warm corn tortillas on the grill and add salsa, cilantro, purple cabbage and fresh squeezed lime. —Yvonne Molina, Moreno Valley, California
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