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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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I created this recipe for a catfish cooking contest by modifying a recipe for shrimp and spaghetti, which I also developed. —Rita Futral, Ocean Spring, Mississippi
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Cheese Tortellini with Tomatoes and Corn

Cheese Tortellini with Tomatoes and Corn

Cheese Tortellini with Tomatoes and Corn

Fresh corn and basil make this dish taste like summer. I think it's a good one for bringing to picnics or gatherings, but it's great along with any side dish for a weeknight dinner! —Sally Maloney, Dallas, Georgia

Quick Chicken Piccata

Quick Chicken Piccata

Quick Chicken Piccata

This is one of my favorite quick chicken recipes. Laced with lemon and simmered in white wine, this stovetop entree is super easy and elegant. Just add sides of bread and veggies to make it into a great meal. —Cynthia Heil, Augusta, Georgia

Apricot Glazed Pork Chops

Apricot Glazed Pork Chops

Apricot Glazed Pork Chops

I’ve served these tasty pork chops for birthdays, Easter dinner and for no special reason at all. They’re easy to double or even triple to feed a crowd. —Sondra Warson, Madrid, Iowa
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Pork Chops with Onion Gravy

Pork Chops with Onion Gravy

Pork Chops with Onion Gravy

"I came up with this recipe as a quick dinner for a finicky husband who's not too fond of pork chops," writes Amy Radyshewsky from Great Falls, Montana. "But these are so tender and good, he gives them a thumbs up!"

Gnocchi with White Beans

Gnocchi with White Beans

Gnocchi with White Beans

Here’s one of those no-fuss gnocchi recipes you can toss together and cook in one skillet. Ideal for a busy weeknight, it’s also good with crumbled Italian chicken sausage if you need to please meat lovers. —Julianne Meyers, Hinesville, Georgia

Italian Sausage with Bow Ties

Italian Sausage with Bow Ties

Italian Sausage with Bow Ties

We often have our favorite pasta when company comes over, and I’ve shared the recipe several times. Now many of my friends make it for their families, too. —Janelle Moore, Auburn, Washington

Grilled Pork Chops with Cilantro Salsa

Grilled Pork Chops with Cilantro Salsa

Grilled Pork Chops with Cilantro Salsa

These quick and easy chops from Lisa Ruehlow of Blaine, Minnesota make a very colorful statement when they hit the table. Your guests will rave!

Honey-Fried Walleye

Honey-Fried Walleye

Honey-Fried Walleye

We fish on most summer weekends, so we have lots of fresh fillets. Everyone who tries this crisp, golden fish loves it. It's one of my husband's favorite walleye recipes, and I never have leftovers. Honey gives the coating a deliciously different twist. —Sharon Collis, Colona, Illinois

Chicken with Garden Salsa

Chicken with Garden Salsa

Chicken with Garden Salsa

“Fresh chiles vary greatly in taste and price. A fruity serrano gives this dish authentic Mexican flavor, but jalapenos cost less and are more commonly available. To save time, use canned tomatoes and corn in the salsa.” Mary Relyea - Canastota, New York

Beef Broccoli Stir-Fry

Beef Broccoli Stir-Fry

Beef Broccoli Stir-Fry

My family often requests this tasty beef and broccoli stir fry. It's great because it combines tender beef and nutritious vegetables in one dish. We enjoy this broccoli beef recipe year-round but especially in summer, when I grow my own broccoli and onions. Plus, it doesn't heat up the kitchen. —Ruth Stahl, Shepherd, Montana

Salisbury Steak Deluxe

Salisbury Steak Deluxe

Salisbury Steak Deluxe

This recipe is so good that I truly enjoy sharing it with others. I've always liked Salisbury steak, but I had to search a long time to find a recipe this tasty. It's handy, too because it can be prepared ahead, kept in the refrigerator and warmed up later. —Denise Barteet, Shreveport, Louisiana

Pizza Parlor Pasta

Pizza Parlor Pasta

Pizza Parlor Pasta

In Nashua, Iowa, Shelley Pimlott offers garlic bread and a tossed green salad alongside this cheesy dish. "It reminds me of a pasta specialty at a popular pizza parlor," she writes.

Thai Chicken Pizza

Thai Chicken Pizza

Thai Chicken Pizza

“I came up with this recipe after trying a similar appetizer pizza at a restaurant,” says Cheryl Taylor of Ortonville, Michigan. “It’s a great way to use up leftover grilled or baked chicken. And it’s a breeze to vary based on everyone’s tastes.”

Asian Chicken with Pasta

Asian Chicken with Pasta

Asian Chicken with Pasta

Mild flavors make this a dish even picky eaters will like. The coleslaw mix brings a pleasing crunch to the veggie-filled recipe. Rebecca Sams - Oak Harbor, Ohio
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