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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 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
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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.

Favorite Cheeseburger Pizza

Favorite Cheeseburger Pizza

Favorite Cheeseburger Pizza

My sister-in-law used to own a pizza restaurant and gave me this awesome recipe that features ground beef, cheddar and thousand island dressing. We like it on whole-wheat crust. — Katie Buckley, Wyoming, Delaware

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
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Orange Basil Chops

Orange Basil Chops

Orange Basil Chops

For the entree, Bernadette Bennett contributes her mouthwatering Orange Basil Chops. The no-fuss pork chops and simple sauce come together easily on the stovetop in one skillet, so cleanup is a breeze. With its hints or orange, garlic and basil, it's tasty main dish that impresses company yet is ready in no time.—Bernadette Bennett, Waco, Texas

Mushroom Hunter's Sauce

Mushroom Hunter's Sauce

Mushroom Hunter's Sauce

Hunter sauce is a rich brown sauce with an accent of tomato.

Skillet-Grilled Catfish

Skillet-Grilled Catfish

Skillet-Grilled Catfish

You can use this recipe with any thick fish fillet, but I suggest catfish or haddock. The Cajun flavor is great! —Traci Wynne, Denver, Pennsylvania

Tomato 'n' Shrimp Pasta

Tomato 'n' Shrimp Pasta

Tomato 'n' Shrimp Pasta

Diced tomatoes, a little tomato paste and fresh basil combine with onions and mushrooms to make a tasty sauce for sauteed shrimp.

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

Sole Fillets in Lemon Butter

Sole Fillets in Lemon Butter

Sole Fillets in Lemon Butter

This is such a speedy, no-fuss and delicious way to prepare fish. My son started requesting this "fish with crackers" as a little boy, and he still asks for it as an adult today. —Barbara Sharon, Plymouth, Wisconsin

Parmesan Chicken Bites

Parmesan Chicken Bites

Parmesan Chicken Bites

For tailgates and after-game parties, we dip these crisp, tender chicken bites in marinara, ranch dressing or barbecue sauce. They're all winning combinations. —Lynne Nevrivy, Malta, Montana

Grilled Lime-Teriyaki Shrimp

Grilled Lime-Teriyaki Shrimp

Grilled Lime-Teriyaki Shrimp

“I make these seafood skewers often,” writes Karen Tyson from Clawson, Michigan. “We grill year-round. The side dishes may vary, but these shrimp are always a stellar main event!”

Chicken with Dilly Ham Sauce

Chicken with Dilly Ham Sauce

Chicken with Dilly Ham Sauce

Whether you're preparing a weekday meal or entertaining weekend company, this delicious chicken dish is sure to please. The mustard adds a little "zip", and the ham sauce is a tasty way to top it off.

Fish with Cream Sauce

Fish with Cream Sauce

Fish with Cream Sauce

This recipe is the easy entree to prepare when you want something nutritious and quick for your family. Even people who don't like fish enjoy this satisfying dish. A sour cream sauce complements the mild-flavored fish.—Tiffany Taylor, St. Petersburg, Florida

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

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White Wine Garlic Chicken

White Wine Garlic Chicken

White Wine Garlic Chicken

This garlic chicken is great over cooked brown rice or your favorite pasta. Don't forget a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese, too. —Heather Esposito, Rome, New York

Parmesan Chicken Bites

Parmesan Chicken Bites

Parmesan Chicken Bites

For tailgates and after-game parties, we dip these crisp, tender chicken bites in marinara, ranch dressing or barbecue sauce. They're all winning combinations. —Lynne Nevrivy, Malta, Montana

Jezebel Chicken Thighs

Jezebel Chicken Thighs

Jezebel Chicken Thighs

This easy-to-prepare, sweet and spicy baked chicken dish is a quick favorite that we make throughout the year. Tender and moist, it's a filling dish for busy weeknights. —Judy Armstrong, Prairieville, Louisana
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