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10 Quick and Easy 30-Minute Recipes

These 10 Quick and Easy 30-Minute Recipes will help you get a tasty dinner on the table fast when time is tight!

Our lives sure are crazy-busy these days, but we still need to feed our families (and ourselves) dinner every night. But even when you’re short on time, you can still make a delicious and satisfying meal!

So often, it seems like there’s just not enough hours in the day. I know many of you feel it too. You wake up early and start to tackle the day, and in what seems like the blink of an eye, it’s dinnertime once again.

Whether it’s your own stomach grumbling or it’s your family telling you they’re hungry, you’ve got to come up with something for everyone to eat, and it’s got to be quick.

It can be really tempting to call for takeout or to run out and pick up some fast food. But I say don’t do it!

In the time it would take you to make the call and go pick it up or have it delivered, you can make a simple and delicious home-cooked dinner that everyone will love (and one that is probably much better for them too)!

I put together a list of 10 of my favorite 30-minute dinner recipes from right here on the blog that are perfect for those busy nights when you don’t have much time to cook.

The best part? They’re all simple to make, and they’re all super yummy!

Here they are (in no particular order)!

a piece of lightened up chicken parmesan on a bed of zucchini noodles

Lightened-Up Chicken Parmesan (One Pan!)

You get all the flavor without all the extra calories in this quick and easy Lightened-Up Chicken Parmesan! It’s made in one pan and is ready in about 30 minutes – a perfect weeknight dinner that is sure to become a favorite!

turkey sloppy joe on a white plate with potato chips

Turkey Sloppy Joes

Ready in about 30 minutes, these homemade Turkey Sloppy Joes are a little sweet, a little spicy, and a lot of delicious! A great recipe when you need to get dinner or lunch on the table fast!

two grilled shrimp tacos on a white plate

Grilled Shrimp Tacos

These quick and easy Grilled Shrimp Tacos with a fresh, tangy cabbage slaw and a cool, creamy, spicy chipotle-lime sour cream are so good, everyone will be coming back for more!

a black bean and rice burrito cut in half on a plate with small bowls of salsa and sour cream on the side

Black Bean and Rice Burritos

These easy Black Bean and Rice Burritos are one of my favorite meatless meals! In about 30 minutes, you can make a delicious vegetarian dinner or lunch. Bet you won't miss the meat one bit!

2 homemade chili cheese dogs on a white plate with French fries

Homemade Chili Cheese Dogs

When you're craving comfort food, these Homemade Chili Cheese Dogs with a simple but super flavorful from-scratch chili sauce topping are a quick and easy fix that's ready in about 30 minutes!

Butter-Baked Haddock

This Butter-Baked Haddock is my all-time favorite fish recipe. It's quick and easy (ready in less than 30 minutes!), and the result is tender, moist, flaky, flavorful fish every time!

Garlic Chicken With Green Beans and Tomatoes

This Garlic Chicken With Green Beans and Tomatoes is a super simple and delicious dinner that you can have on the table in only 30 minutes!

Shrimp Fried Rice With Zucchini and Mushrooms

This quick and easy homemade Shrimp Fried Rice With Zucchini and Mushrooms is packed full of delicious shrimp, veggies and egg and is so much better than any take-out fried rice I've ever had!

Shrimp Scampi With Angel Hair Pasta

This easy Shrimp Scampi With Angel Hair Pasta is an Italian-American classic that's made with just a few simple ingredients, is full of fabulous flavor, and is ready in 30 minutes or less!

skillet lasagna in a pan with a serving spoon

Quick and Easy Skillet Lasagna

This Quick and Easy Skillet Lasagna has everything you love about classic lasagna – but without all the fuss – and it's done in a fraction of the time!

Keep the ingredients for some of these on hand, and you can whip up one of these speedy suppers any night of the week.

I hope you see some you’d like to try, and I hope they become some of your favorite dinner recipes too!

Thanks for visiting today!

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