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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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Haddock with Lime-Cilantro Butter

In Louisiana the good times roll when we broil fish and serve it with lots of lime juice, cilantro and butter. —Darlene Morris, Franklinton, LA
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Bruschetta-Topped Chicken & Spaghetti

Bruschetta-Topped Chicken & Spaghetti

Bruschetta-Topped Chicken & Spaghetti

I'm always looking for ways to "lighten up" recipes. I consider this dish a healthier version of the classic. It's so full of flavor, you'll think you're cheating on your diet. — Susan Wholley, Fairfield, Connecticut

Mango Chutney Chicken Curry

Mango Chutney Chicken Curry

Mango Chutney Chicken Curry

My father dreamed up this curry and chutney combination. Now my family cooks it on road trips—in rain and sun, in the mountains, even on the beach. Adjust the curry for taste and heat. —Dina Moreno, Seattle, WA

Seared Salmon with Strawberry Basil Relish

Seared Salmon with Strawberry Basil Relish

Seared Salmon with Strawberry Basil Relish

Salmon and basil take a sweet new approach when topped off with a relish of strawberries, honey and pepper. —Stacy Mullens, Gresham, Oregon

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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

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

Pineapple-Mango Chicken

Pineapple-Mango Chicken

Pineapple-Mango Chicken

Combining pineapple, mango and spices makes a sauce for chicken that is such a unique recipe and a favorite of so many friends and family. We like to grill the chicken with vegetable kabobs. —Kim Waites, Rutherfordton, North Carolina

Double-Decker Burgers

Double-Decker Burgers

Double-Decker Burgers

Marcy Schewe's man-sized sandwich looks as delectable as it tastes. "We like the flavors in the special spread," says the Danube, Minnesota field editor.

Honey-Dijon Pork Tenderloin with Mushrooms

Honey-Dijon Pork Tenderloin with Mushrooms

Honey-Dijon Pork Tenderloin with Mushrooms

It's hard to believe such an elegant dish is table ready in half an hour. To cut prep time, use a food processor to slice onions and mushrooms. Mixed vegetables make a quick side dish.

Saucy Chicken and Florets

Saucy Chicken and Florets

Saucy Chicken and Florets

“Sometimes I make this simple dish lighter by using reduced-fat sour cream and cream of mushroom soup. For variety, try another veggie mix," writes Ruth Stallings from Spokane, Washington.

Rio Grande Quesadillas

Rio Grande Quesadillas

Rio Grande Quesadillas

A well-seasoned filling of chicken and refried beans makes this quick Southwest specialty from Shawn Nelson of Evansville, Indiana a popular choice for lunch or supper. Green onions and cilantro add a burst of fresh flavor.

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.

Greek-Style Beef Pita

Greek-Style Beef Pita

Greek-Style Beef Pita

Stir-fried beef is stuffed into pitas and topped with your family's favorite veggies like cucumbers and olives.
Recipe Courtesy of The Beef Checkoff

Chicken Caesar Salad Pizza

Chicken Caesar Salad Pizza

Chicken Caesar Salad Pizza

This delectable cold pizza proves that you can eat well even when you're eating healthy. A tube of refrigerated pizza crust is baked, spread with some seasoned cream cheese and topped with nicely dressed salad fixings and moist chicken. —Amber Zurbrugg Alliance, Ohio

Breaded Chicken with Avocado

Breaded Chicken with Avocado

Breaded Chicken with Avocado

A tasty topping of sour cream, avocado and cheese adds richness to this crunchy coated chicken. To round out the meal, fix steamed broccoli and cubed red potatoes as shown in the photo at top right. Or prepare frozen stir-fry vegetables and warm up bakery breadsticks.

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

Mandarin Pork and Wild Rice

Mandarin Pork and Wild Rice

Mandarin Pork and Wild Rice

Mandarin oranges add a splash of color and citrus flavor to this tasty entree shared by Melanie Gable of Roseville, Michigan. With just a few minutes of prep, it’s a complete meal in a flash.

Herbed Shrimp Skillet

Herbed Shrimp Skillet

Herbed Shrimp Skillet

I love corn, especially in this dish. During summer, when I can use fresh corn instead of frozen, it’s even better. Either way, it comes together very quickly.
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