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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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These are like Cuban sandwiches without the bread, so they’re a bit more elegant. Let your family customize theirs with pickles, mustard and other condiments. —Erica Allen, Tuckerton, New Jersey
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Southwest Skillet Chops

Southwest Skillet Chops

Southwest Skillet Chops

My husband likes his meat simply done. I like mine loaded, like these go-to pork chops with a zippy relish of jalapeno, corn and olives. —Linda Cifuentes, Mahomet, IL

Tandoori Chicken Thighs

Tandoori Chicken Thighs

Tandoori Chicken Thighs

I spent time in India and love reminders of this vibrant culture, so this tandoori chicken makes me happy. Served with warmed naan bread and a cool tomato and cucumber salad, it's a whole meal. —Claire Elston, Spokane, Washington

Shrimp & Feta Skillet

Shrimp & Feta Skillet

Shrimp & Feta Skillet

My friend’s feisty Italian grandmother, Gemma, makes a dish similar to my shrimp with tomatoes. When I make it, I think of Gemma and smile while stirring. —Celeste Ehrenberg, Topeka, KS

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Salmon with Orange Vinaigrette

Salmon with Orange Vinaigrette

Salmon with Orange Vinaigrette

"Here's my favorite way to add zip to classic salmon. The tangy vinaigrette complements the naturally sweet fish, and the golden orange color is so appealing on the plate." —Lorie Rice, Liverpool, New York

Chicken Artichoke Skillet

Chicken Artichoke Skillet

Chicken Artichoke Skillet

This quick-to-fix chicken entree featuring artichokes and olives has a real Greek flair. Seasoned with lemon juice and oregano, the stovetop chicken turns out moist and tender. "I like to vary the olives--Greek, green, black or a mixture,"notes Carol Latimore of Arvada, Colorado.

Grapefruit Shrimp Salad

Grapefruit Shrimp Salad

Grapefruit Shrimp Salad

Joanne Beaupre combines orange juice, red wine vinegar and Dijon mustard in the tangy dressing that perks up her seafood salad. "I had tried a similar salad at a restaurant," she writes from Manchester, Connecticut. "I adapted this version for a fun lunch to take to work. It always gets comments."
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Onion-Rubbed Flank Steak

Onion-Rubbed Flank Steak

Onion-Rubbed Flank Steak

This was always our three children's favorite. I'd set the table with china, crystal and cloth napkins, then serve this steak along with baked potatoes, a salad, a vegetable and rolls. —Margaret Grant of Russellville, Arkansas

Chicken Tostadas

Chicken Tostadas

Chicken Tostadas

If you like Mexican fare, you're going to love these piled-high tostadas! They make a quick-to-fix weekday dinner. —Janet Briggs

In-a-Pinch Chicken & Spinach

In-a-Pinch Chicken & Spinach

In-a-Pinch Chicken & Spinach

I needed a fast supper while babysitting my grandchild. I used what my daughter-in-law had in the fridge and turned it into what's now one of our favorite recipes. —Sandra Ellis, Stockbridge, Georgia

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

Cheddar-Apple Turkey Salad

Cheddar-Apple Turkey Salad

Cheddar-Apple Turkey Salad

Whenever Luci Knepper of Salem, Ohio takes this colorful salad to a ladies luncheon, she gets compliments. "Even my son loves this...and he doesn't care for either cheese or sour cream. The apples add interest and a little crunch...and you can easily substitute cooked chicken for the turkey," she suggests.

Grilled Chicken Club Pitas

Grilled Chicken Club Pitas

Grilled Chicken Club Pitas

Why heat up the kitchen on warm Indian summer evenings when you can take dinner in hand with these hearty chicken pitas from Lynne Ziegler in Odenton, Maryland? LYNNE’S TIP: I also roll up the chicken strips in flour tortillas and serve as grab-and-go wrap sandwiches. Serve any leftover chicken with mixed greens and the last of the garden tomatoes in lunch salads the next day.

Fish and Veggies Primavera

Fish and Veggies Primavera

Fish and Veggies Primavera

"The most time-consuming thing about this recipe is chopping the vegetables-and that takes just seconds," notes Annette White of Whittier, California. Broccoli, cauliflower and carrots perk up her seafood entree, which goes from oven to table in less than half an hour.

Basil Walnut Fish Fillets

Basil Walnut Fish Fillets

Basil Walnut Fish Fillets

Spreading fish fillets with a seasoned mayonnaise and sour cream mixture keeps the fish moist while baking. For the most flavor, use fresh basil, which is abundant in gardens and grocery stores in summer.

Provolone-Stuffed Pork Chops with Tarragon Vinaigrette

Provolone-Stuffed Pork Chops with Tarragon Vinaigrette

Provolone-Stuffed Pork Chops with Tarragon Vinaigrette

Provolone cheese and a fresh tarragon vinaigrette give these stuffed pork chops the savory feel of dining in Provence. —Barbara Pletzke, Herndon, Virginia

Orange-Glazed Salmon

Orange-Glazed Salmon

Orange-Glazed Salmon

Give guests a special treat with tender grilled salmon fillets served in a delectable glaze. The marinade takes mere moments to throw together, but creates a big impact. Mildred Sherrer - Fort Worth, TX

Apple Halibut Kabobs

Apple Halibut Kabobs

Apple Halibut Kabobs

At first, I was hesitant to try this recipe, but I'm very glad I did—the apple and halibut flavors complement one another so well. —Marilyn Rodriguez of Fairbanks, Alaska
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