Here Are Dozens of Easy Dinner Ideas You Can Make in 30 Minutes or Less

salmon and creamed spinach fettuccini
Quick, Easy 30-Minute (or Faster!) Dinner RecipesBecky Luigart-Stayner

Honestly, one of the hardest parts of adulting may simply be trying to figure out what to make for dinner every night for the rest of your life.

Daunting, right? You can always eat exclusively at restaurants but that's not good for your wallet or your long-term health. Or you could stick to heat-and-eat canned food, but: blech!

So you'll probably have to cook. And there are tons of healthy recipes out there, including budget-friendly recipes and delicious comfort food.

But if you've got kids, or evening plans, (or both) then you've also got a big o'l time-crunch, meaning you need to cook a meal in as little time as possible—like half an hour or less.

Ok! We can help.

We've spent years thinking about what home cooks need, and trying to come up with tasty, easy, budget-friendly, and most-importantly family-friendly recipes that you can make. And then we put our fastest recipes here so you can find them. All of the recipes on this list either take less than 30 minutes to make, or we've got shortcut ideas for how to make them faster.

Most of the recipes lean on a few key ingredients that are easy to stock, so you don't have to run around chasing down weird ingredients to make them.

And some of the recipes are super fast—like 15 minutes or even less! (Check out the Gnocchi with Creamed Spinach recipe, below. It might just be our fastest.)

Need more dinner ideas? We've got lots!

Sausage, Potato, and Cabbage Soup

This hearty soup is simple and easy. If you want to make it a little faster, you can skip browning the (cooked) sausage. It won't taste quite as amazing, but it'll shave a good ten minutes off the recipe time.

Get the recipe for Sausage, Potato, and Cabbage Soup.

sausage, potato, and cabbage soup
Becky Luigart-Stayner

White Wine-Garlic Pasta with Scallops

Scallops aren't the very cheapest—but they may be more affordable than you think. And they certainly cook fast! You can sear the scallops while the pasta is cooking and have the whole meal on the table in 15 minutes!

Get the recipe for White Wine-Garlic Pasta with Scallops.

two bowls of linguine with scallops
Becky Luigart-Stayner

Pasta Carbonara

This has long been one of my personal favorite fast meals. Boil pasta, cook bacon, and then toss both with cheese and eggs. You've just made dinner.

Get the recipe for Pasta Carbonara.

pasta carbonara on a table with wine and roses
Becky Luigart-Stayner

Lasagna Soup

This easy, 25-minute recipe gives you all the flavor of the world's favorite casserole in the world's favorite comfort-food form!

Get the recipe for Lasagna Soup.

lasagna soup
Becky Luigart-Stayner

Gnocchi with Creamed Spinach

Got 10 minutes? Besides that, all you need for this 10-minute meal is a pack of gnocchi, frozen spinach, some cream, some cheese, and a few pantry spices.

Serve it with a glass of wine and you've got a fancy dinner for two that tastes like it took a lot more work than it actually did.

Get the recipe for Gnocchi with Creamed Spinach.

gnocchi with creamed spinach
Becky Luigart-Stayner

Fast Easy Chicken Marsala

If you're looking for ways to make chicken a little less boring, put this recipe in your pocket. The classic creamy, savory sauce is easy to make and so good you'll want to drizzle it over everything.

Get the recipe for Chicken Marsala.

chicken marsala
Ian Palmer

Migas with Chorizo

There's nothing for a fast dinner like making breakfast for dinner! This recipe goes all out—scrambled eggs with corn tortillas, spicy chorizo, and plenty of toppings—and still takes just 15 minutes to make.

Get the recipe for Migas with Chorizo.

migas with chorizo
Becky Luigart-Stayner

Salmon and Creamed Spinach Fettuccini

This may be one of our favorites. If you're craving a tasty pasta dish that's a little more grown-up than jarred red sauce, give this dish a whirl. We're pretty sure it'll become a regular part of your dinner plans.

Get the recipe for Salmon and Creamed Spinach Fettuccini.

salmon and creamed spinach fettuccini
Becky Luigart-Stayner

Tuna Melt

The underrated tuna melt, that staple of diners and lunch plates everywhere, deserves to be making a big time comeback. First, it's as tasty as can be. Second, it's easy to make, and third, you probably have most of the ingredients in your fridge right now. What are you waiting for?

Get the recipe for Tuna Melt.

tuna melt
Becky Luigart-Stayner

Easy Weeknight Salisbury Steak

This well-loved dish has been popular for decades—and for good reason: Few simple meals are more satisfying. (And check out more ground beef dinner ideas here!)

Get the recipe for Salisbury Steak.

salisbury steak
Ian Palmer

Chicken and Veggies Stir Fry

If you're hungry for takeout, skip the wait (and the delivery fee) and just whip this up. It's got an easy sauce made mostly out of pantry ingredients, is packed with fresh veggies, and the whole thing comes together faster than take-out.

Get the recipe for Chicken and Veggies Stir Fry.

chicken and veggies stir fry
Becky Luigart-Stayner

Air Fryer Fajitas

These still-sizzling fajitas will be a hit with the whole family. Cooking them in an air fryer makes the whole thing quicker, and cleanup's a breeze: No oil splatters on the stovetop!

Get the recipe for Air Fryer Fajitas.

air fryer fajitas
Mike Garten

Crispy Gnocchi with Sausage and Sage Brown Butter

Keep this four-ingredient dish in your back pocket for whenever you want a simple, filling meal in a flash.

Get the recipe for Crispy Gnocchi with Sausage.

crispy gnocchi with sausage and sage brown butter
Hector M. Sanchez

Bagel Pizza

Whether you're feeding kids, or just feeling young at heart, there's no denying that these fast, filling little pizzas are about as satisfying as they get. Plus, we've got a little trick to keep the sauce from spilling everywhere.

Get the recipe for Bagel Pizzas.

bagel pizza
Ian Palmer

Asparagus Frittata

Want a fast dinner that's still a little elegant? Consider a breakfast-for-dinner option! This delicious egg dish pairs well with quick-cooked bacon and a slice of toast. Serve it with a glass of wine!

Get the recipe for Asparagus Frittata.

asparagus frittata
Becky Luigart-Stayner

Air Fryer Salsa Verde Enchilada Pie

An air fryer cuts the bake time for our traditional salsa verde enchiladas down from 20 to just 6 minutes. Store-bought shortcuts like rotisserie chicken make assembling these individual dishes even faster.

Get the recipe for Air Fryer Salsa Verde Enchilada Pie.

air fryer salsa verde enchilada pie
Mike Garten

Vermouth Air Fried Shrimp

These quick-marinated shrimp cook in just 10 minutes. Serve them on a salad, over pasta, or with some steamed veggies for a light, fast, tasty dinner!

Get the recipe for Vermouth Air Fried Shrimp.

vermouth air fried shrimp
Mike Garten

Crispy Chicken Thighs with Garlic and Rosemary

Your whole family will fall in love with these crispy chicken thighs (emphasis on "crispy"). Garlic and rosemary make them as aromatic as they are delicious. Serve with a fresh salad for an extra touch of green.

Get the recipe for Crispy Chicken Thighs.

crispy chicken thighs with garlic and rosemary
Brian Woodcock

Stovetop Cheeseburger

You don't need to break out the grill to eat a good burger. And these cook very quickly! There's a reason they're a fast-food staple.

Get the recipe for Stovetop Cheeseburger.

stovetop cheeseburger
Ian Palmer

Easy-Peasy Stovetop Mac 'n Cheesy

A can of evaporated milk and fresh shredded cheese makes this no-drain pasta recipe (you read that right) even easier than the boxed stuff! It's tastier, too.

Get the recipe for Easy-Peasy Stovetop Mac 'n Cheesy.

easypeasy stovetop mac 'n cheesy
Ian Palmer

Cornflake Crusted Fish and Chips

Nothing beats fish sticks for that certain kind of kid—but that doesn't mean you need to fill your freezer with boxes of the stuff. This takes just 20 minutes from fridge to plate.

Get the recipe for Cornflake Crusted Fish and Chips.

cornflake crusted fish and chips
Ian Palmer

Grain Salad with Trout

A light broil turns trout (or other white fish) into a delicate and tender topper for a tasty grain salad. It's perfect for a quick, filling dinner.

Get the recipe for Grain Salad with Trout.

grain salad with trout
Becky Luigart-Stayner

Chicken-and-Spinach Tortellini Soup

Honestly, we could eat this soup for days. It's simple, it's tasty, and it's a great way to stretch a rotisserie chicken! (Check out more inexpensive family-friendly dinner ideas here!)

Get the recipe for Chicken-and-Spinach Tortellini Soup.

easy dinner ideas chicken and spinach tortellini soup
Ian Palmer

Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry

With a fast sauce made from pantry staples, and an even faster sear, this classic takeout staple comes together in less time than you can get it delivered. And it's fresher, too!

Get the recipe for Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry.

easy dinner ideas beef and broccoli stir fry
Ian Palmer

Swedish Meatballs with Chicken

Ground chicken is less expensive, but no less delicious, in this quick dish. Serve it with reheated mashed potatoes.

Get the recipe for Swedish Meatballs with Chicken.

swedish meatballs with chicken
Ian Palmer

Spring Pasta with Salmon, Peas, and Dill

Adult and kid friendly, this fun pasta dish boasts loads of roasted salmon, fresh spring peas, and oodles of flavorful dill. And any leftovers (if there are any!) make for a delicious lunch. (Get more kid-friendly recipes right here!)

Get the recipe for Spring Pasta with Salmon, Peas, and Dill.

spring pasta with salmon, peas, and dill
Brian Woodcock

Homemade Chinese-Style Orange Chicken

Sure, you could order some from the local place. Or, for a fraction of the price (and in the same amount of time) you could just make your own—and it'll be much tastier.

Get the recipe for Chinese-Style Orange Chicken.

homemade chinesestyle orange chicken
Ian Palmer

Fried Rice

Keep this endlessly adaptable recipe in your back pocket for the next time you have leftover rice in the fridge. It's delicious. It's easy. And there's just 20 minutes between you and big comforting bowl of it.

Get the recipe for Fried Rice.

easy dinner ideas fried rice
Ian Palmer

30-Minute Beef Stroganoff

Other versions of this classic Eastern European comfort food can take hours to put together. This one can beat your go-to delivery app to the table, and it's yummy enough that the kids'll lick their plates clean.

Get the recipe for Beef Stroganoff.

easy dinner ideas 30 minute beef stroganoff
Ian Palmer

A Smarter Chicken Quesadilla

This fast and flavorful dinner uses a neat technique: cooking the ingredients in a thick sauce, so they're less likely to fall out from between the tortillas. It's tasty and clever!

Get the recipe for Chicken Quesadilla.

easy dinner ideas a smarter chicken quesadilla
Ian Palmer

Lemon-Butter Broiled Salmon with Bibb Salad

If getting dinner on the table STAT is of utmost concern, then you want fish. Paired with a simple salad, this whole meal can be ready in about 10 minutes.

Get the recipe for Lemon-Butter Broiled Salmon.

lemon butter broiled salmon with bibb salad
Ian Palmer

Tuna Noodle Casserole

It's easy to keep nearly everything you need to make this classic comfort-food dish in the pantry or freezer, making it both delicious and easy. What else could you want?

Get the recipe for Tuna Noodle Casserole.

easy dinner ideas tuna noodle casserole
Ian Palmer

Easy-Peasy Fettuccini Alfredo

This elegant-enough-for-a-date dinner only has four main ingredients: pasta, butter, cream, and Parm!

Get the recipe for Easy-Peasy Fettuccini Alfredo.

easy dinner ideas easy peasy fettuccini alfredo
Ian Palmer

Cobb Salad

The trick to making this super-hearty salad extra fast? Rotisserie chicken breast!

Get the recipe for Cobb Salad.

easy dinner ideas cobb salad
Ian Palmer

Caprese Pasta Salad

Though it's perfect for picnics, this easy dish also makes a great light summer dinner. It comes together in 20 minutes and tastes delicious warm or cold.

Get the recipe for Caprese Pasta Salad.

caprese pasta salad in a bowl on the lawn
Becky Luigart-Stayner

Stovetop Chicken Pot Pie

Throw your pot pie ingredients into a single saucepan and let the stove do the work.

Get the recipe for Stovetop Chicken Pot Pie.

stovetop chicken pot pie
Brian Woodcock

Crispy Pan-Seared Salmon with Broiled Broccolini and Capers

Seared in a little oil until just tender, salmon is delicate, tender, and delicious.

Get the recipe for Crispy Pan-Seared Salmon.

crispy panseared salmon with broiled broccolini and capers
Ian Palmer

Chicken Thighs with White Beans and Escarole

If your idea of chicken for dinner is boneless breast meat, then this 30-minute recipe will show you just how juicy and delicious—and easy to cook—the thighs can be. (Get more one-pot meals right here.)

Get the recipe for Chicken Thighs with White Beans and Escarole.

easy dinner ideas chicken thighs with white beans and escarole
Hector M. Sanchez

Teriyaki Salmon with Crispy Roasted Broccoli

If you've got a little extra time, however, a sauce can add tons of flavor, and it doesn't need to be complicated. Case in point: this honey teriyaki sauce.

Get the recipe for Teriyaki Salmon.

teriyaki salmon with crispy roasted broccoli
Ian Palmer

Ground Chicken Pad Thai

You're 15 minutes from having a plate of this inexpensive and satisfying dish on the table in front of you.

Get the recipe for Ground Chicken Pad Thai.

ground chicken pad thai
Ian Palmer

Tex-Mex Chicken Meatballs

Looking for an easy Tex-Mex meal? Try making these delicious ground chicken meatballs, which are packed with flavor from spices and mild Hatch chiles. They make an excellent light taco salad-style dinner.

Get the recipe for Tex-Mex Chicken Meatballs.

texmex chicken meatballs
Ian Palmer

Salmon in Foil with Vegetables

We love this frugal masterpiece of a dish in part because it's so easy to clean up. You can even prep the foil packets up to a day in advance. Just toss them in a hot oven and let them cook!

Get the recipe for Salmon in Foil with Vegetables.

salmon in foil with vegetables
Ian Palmer

Shrimp Scampi Pasta

This spicy, buttery, citrusy dish is an old-school classic. It's great for a fancy dinner, but equally good when you're pressed for time.

Get the recipe for Shrimp Scampi Pasta.

easy dinner ideas shrimp scampi pasta
Ian Palmer

Sweet-and-Sour Chicken Meatballs

This recipe is fast—just 25 minutes—and the result tastes like your favorite takeout dish.

Get the recipe for Sweet-and-Sour Chicken Meatballs.

sweet and sour chicken meatballs
Ian Palmer

Ground Chicken Tacos

Here's a fast and easy, kid-friendly dish that only takes about as much time as you need to brown some ground chicken.

Get the recipe for Ground Chicken Tacos.

ground chicken tacos
Ian Palmer

Butter Baked Salmon

If you're frustrated because your salmon always ends up overcooked, try this recipe, which keeps it moist and delicious—and still cooks it quickly.

Get the recipe for Butter Baked Salmon.

butter baked salmon
Ian Palmer

Chipotle Chicken Fajitas

These spicy fajitas take barely any time to make and require just one cast iron skillet. (Plus they taste great!)

Get the recipe for Chipotle Chicken Fajitas.

chipotle chicken fajitas
Brian Woodcock

Veggie-and-Bean Burritos

Hearty, healthy, and super easy to make, these fast burritos make a great dinner, or an excellent next-day lunch!

Get the recipe for Veggie-and-Bean Burritos.

easy dinner ideas veggie and bean burritos
Ian Palmer

Italian Potato Wedge Nachos

Tomatoes, basil, and melted mozz upgrade potato wedges to the max.

Get the recipe for Italian Potato Wedge Nachos.

italian potato wedge nachos
Brian Woodcock

Salsa Verde Enchilada Pie

Corn tortillas, rotisserie chicken, Monterey Jack, and a creamy cilantro-packed green salsa make up the layers of this Mexican-inspired pie.

Get the recipe for Salsa Verde Enchilada Pie.

easy dinner ideas salsa verde enchilada pie
Brian Woodcock

Sesame Chicken Meatballs

If you like the classic stir-fry, you'll love this meatball version!

Get the recipe for Sesame Chicken Meatballs.

sesame chicken meatballs
Ian Palmer

Orzo Pasta Salad

This hearty vegetarian dish is inexpensive and comes together in just 20 minutes. Make extra and enjoy the leftovers cold the next day!

Get the recipe for Orzo Pasta Salad.

orzo pasta salad
Becky Luigart-Stayner

Chicken Kiev Meatballs

Stuffed with butter and herbs, traditional Chicken Kiev is a miracle of flavor. We've turned the same idea into a fun, 15-minute meatball—ideal for switching up your dinner rotation.

Get the recipe for Chicken Kiev Meatballs.

chicken kiev meatballs
Ian Palmer

Pear, Prosciutto, and Goat Cheese Pizza with Arugula

This elegant, easy white pizza is surprisingly satisfying.

Get the recipe for Pear, Prosciutto, and Goat Cheese Pizza.

pear, prosciutto, and goat cheese pizza with arugula
Becky Luigart-Stayner

Ground Turkey Sloppy Joes

The kids will come running when you serve up this fast version of a perennial favorite. Ground turkey or chicken replaces the usual ground beef, and a fresh cucumber onion relish tops it all off!

Get the recipe for Ground Turkey Sloppy Joes.

easy dinner ideas ground turkey sloppy joes
Brian Woodcock

Cucumber-Salmon Panzanella

Made with cucumbers and quick-cooking salmon, this salad is as refreshing as it is easy to put together. Add the toasted bread of your choice for a satisfying crunch.

Get the recipe for Cucumber-Salmon Panzanella .

easy dinner ideas cucumber salmon panzanella
Brian Woodcock

Super Fast Scampi-Style Air Fryer Shrimp

With an air fryer, these shrimp go from fully frozen to ready-to-eat in less than half an hour. They're perfect for a healthy last-minute meal and are great for salads, pasta, or more.

Get the recipe for Super Fast Scampi-Style Air Fryer Shrimp.

easy dinner ideas super fast air fryer shrimp
Christopher Michel

Easy Air Fryer Steak

Steak is one of those dinners that manages to be both easy and decadent. Prepared in the air fryer—faster than the oven, far less messy than a frying pan—it's even easier.

Get the recipe for Air Fryer Steak.

easy dinner ideas easy air fryer steak
Christopher Michel

Air Fryer Chicken Wings

Some days you just feel like having a cold beer and a pile of wings. With an air fryer, you don't even have to go anywhere to get 'em.

Get the recipe for Air Fryer Chicken Wings.

easy dinner ideas air fryer chicken wings
Christopher Michel

Easy Marinated Air Fryer Salmon

This recipe is ready in 30 minutes and that includes the marinating! You can whip up a bed of sautéed spinach while it's cooking.

Get the recipe for Easy Marinated Air Fryer Salmon.

easy dinner ideas easy marinated air fryer salmon
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Creamy Pumpkin Pasta with Pine Nut Gremolata

Here's a recipe to convince you that canned pumpkin is good for far more than just making pie. Get this pantry-based meal on the table in just 25 minutes.

Get the recipe for Creamy Pumpkin Pasta with Pine Nut Gremolata.

easy dinner ideas creamy pumpkin pasta with pine nut gremolata
Ren Fuller

Herbes de Provence Shrimp with Basil and Pea Couscous

Simply seasoned with Herbes de Provence, this quick meal is served with a flavorful lemony pea couscous.

Get the recipe for Herbes de Provence Shrimp.

easy dinner ideas herbes de provence shrimp with basil and pea couscous
Brian Woodcock

Hot Dogs with Quick Cast-Iron Beans

The beans for this classic camping meal can be made just as easily on the stove, and oven-toasted hot dogs will taste nearly as good, if you don't want to build a campfire.

Get the recipe for Hot Dogs with Quick Cast-Iron Beans.

hot dogs with quick castiron beans
Brian Woodcock

Strip Steak with Lemon Mashed Potatoes

We love this flavorful spin on the tried-and-true steak and potatoes dinner. Not only is it a quick dinner idea, but it'll satisfy the whole family too.

Get the recipe for Strip Steak with Lemon Mashed Potatoes.

strip steak with lemon mashed potatoes
Brian Woodcock

Skillet Chicken with Brussels Sprouts and Apples

Sweeten skillet chicken with brown sugar and roasted apples.

Get the recipe for Skillet Chicken with Brussels Sprouts and Apples.

skillet chicken with brussels sprouts and apples
Brian Woodcock

Blackened Chicken with Fennel Slaw

A fennel, avocado, and red onion slaw lightens up smoky chicken cutlets.

Get the recipe for Blackened Chicken with Fennel Slaw.

blackened chicken with fennel slaw
Brian Woodcock

Butternut Squash Ravioli with Seared Chicken

Pack some protein into a butternut squash ravioli dish with sliced seared chicken.

Get the recipe for Butternut Squash Ravioli with Seared Chicken.

butternut squash ravioli with seared chicken
Brian Woodcock

Sloppy Joes with Pickled Okra Slaw

Crispy onion rings and a homemade pickled slaw bring some crunch to your favorite sloppy Joes.

Get the recipe for Sloppy Joes with Pickled Okra Slaw.

sloppy joes with pickled okra slaw
Brian Woodcock

Jerk Chicken and Mango Lettuce Cups

Butter lettuce cups are the new tortilla—and spicy ground chicken and juicy mango is your new favorite taco filling.

Get the recipe for Jerk Chicken and Mango Lettuce Cups.

jerk chicken and mango lettuce cups
Brian Woodcock

Roasted Parmesan Chicken and Tomatoes

Bursting Campari tomatoes add juicy sweetness to breaded chicken cutlets.

Get the recipe for Roasted Parmesan Chicken and Tomatoes.

roasted parmesan chicken and tomatoes
Brian Woodcock

Crispy Chicken with Roasted Carrots and Couscous

This dish makes the case for cooking your carrots with the stem on—how pretty are they?

Get the recipe for Crispy Chicken with Roasted Carrots and Couscous.

crispy chicken with roasted carrots and couscous
Brian Woodcock

Cornflake Chicken Tenders with Potatoes and Peas

Use the kiddos' favorite cereal to make an easy and quick breading for chicken.

Get the recipe for Cornflake Chicken Tenders with Potatoes and Peas.

cornflake chicken tenders with potatoes and peas
Brian Woodcock

Butternut Squash and Chicken Chili

Give this go-to chili recipe some fall flair with seasonal squash.

Get the recipe for Butternut Squash and Chicken Chili.

butternut squash and chicken chili
Brian Woodcock

Dijon-Smothered Chicken Legs with Broccolini

Dijon mustard makes everything—yep, even drumsticks—tastier.

Get the recipe for Dijon-Smothered Chicken Legs with Broccolini.

dijonsmothered chicken legs with broccolini
Brian Woodcock

Grilled Spiced Chicken Skewers with Cucumber Salad

Cool down Indian-inspired chicken kebabs with a refreshing cucumber and mint salad.

Get the recipe for Grilled Spiced Chicken Skewers with Cucumber Salad.

grilled spiced chicken skewers with cucumber salad
Brian Woodcock

Sugar Snap, Orange, and Teriyaki Stir-Fry

This colorful chicken stir-fry (oranges bring a bright pop!) is as healthy as it is pretty.

Get the recipe for Sugar Snap, Orange, and Teriyaki Stir-Fry.

sugar snap, orange, and teriyaki stirfry
Brian Woodcock

Pierogies with Sausage, Cabbage & Pear

Pierogies are a great shortcut item that can be found in the freezer section of the grocery store. Steam for a softer texture, or fry if you prefer a few crispy edges.

Get the recipe for Pierogies with Sausage, Cabbage & Pear.

pierogies with sausage, cabbage pear
Becky Luigart-Stayner

Thai Noodle Soup with Shrimp & Pumpkin

This tasty soup can be made in just 25 minutes! It's a flavorful combo of coconut milk, spicy chili paste, tangy lime, and hearty veggies and seafood. (Find more hearty fall soup recipes here.)

Get the recipe for Thai Noodle Soup with Shrimp & Pumpkin.

thai noodle soup with shrimp pumpkin
Becky Luigart-Stayner

Grilled Pesto Chicken with Summer Squash

Charred summer squash pairs perfectly with pesto-glazed chicken breasts.

Get the recipe for Grilled Pesto Chicken with Summer Squash.

grilled pesto chicken with summer squash
Brian Woodcock

BBQ Drumsticks with Edamame Succotash

This colorful veggie medley brightens up just about any plate.

Get the recipe for BBQ Drumsticks with Edamame Succotash.

bbq drumsticks with edamame succotash
Brian Woodcock

Pasta with Sautéed Peppers, Zucchini, and Smoked Mozzarella

Put a fresh-veg twist on spaghetti night.

Get the recipe for Pasta with Sautéed Peppers, Zucchini, and Smoked Mozzarella.

pasta with sauteed peppers, zucchini, and smoked mozzarella on a plate shot from overhead with these funny little yellow ball flowers in a vase on the same table
Becky Luigart-Stayner

Chicken and Arugula Cacio e Pepe

Put your rotisserie chicken leftovers to use by adding shredded meat to a melty Parmesan pasta dish.

Get the recipe for Chicken and Arugula Cacio e Pepe.

chicken and arugula cacio e pepe
Brian Woodcock

Bucatini with Winter Pesto and Sweet Potatoes

Ready in under 30 minutes, this deserves a spot in your weeknight dinner rotation come winter.

Get the recipe for Bucatini with Winter Pesto and Sweet Potatoes.

bucatini with winter pesto and sweet potatoes
Brian Woodcock

Turkey Meatballs over Zucchini Noodles

Lighten up spaghetti night with lean turkey meat and fresh zoodles.

Get the recipe for Turkey Meatballs over Zucchini Noodles.

turkey meatballs over zucchini noodles
Becky Luigart-Stayner

Summer Vegetable, Chicken, and Gnocchi Soup

This hearty soup is summer's version of chicken noodle.

Get the recipe for Summer Vegetable, Chicken, and Gnocchi Soup.

summer vegetable, chicken, and gnocchi soup
Brian Woodcock

Corn-and-Ham Risotto

Risotto makes for not-too-leftover-y leftovers because you can serve it in patty form the next go-round. Fry in oil or butter for a few minutes for a delicious turn of events.

Get the recipe for Corn-and-Ham Risotto.

cornandham risotto
Becky Luigart-Stayner

Skillet Chicken and Spring Vegetables

Fresh seasonal veggies are an easy (and healthy!) way to upgrade the classic chicken dinner.

Get the recipe for Skillet Chicken and Spring Vegetables.

skillet chicken and spring vegetables
Brian Woodcock

Grilled Chicken-and-Strawberry Cobb Salad

Fresh strawberries add a sweet and juicy element to this spring salad.

Get the recipe for Grilled Chicken-and-Strawberry Cobb Salad.

grilled chickenandstrawberry cobb salad
Mary Britton Senseney

Bass Packets with Tomato, Corn, Chickpeas, and Olives

Get dinner on the table quick (and keep dirty dishes to a minimum) with these simple fish packets.

Get the recipe for Bass Packets with Tomato, Corn, Chickpeas, and Olives.

bass packets with tomato, corn, chickpeas, and olives
Becky Luigart-Stayner

Grilled Cumin-Rubbed Hanger Steak with Smashed Minty Peas

Put a fresh spin on the classic steak dinner. While the steak rests, brush slices of country bread with olive oil and toss them on the grill—divine!

Get the recipe for Grilled Cumin-Rubbed Hanger Steak.

grilled cuminrubbed hanger steak with smashed minty peas
Brian Woodcock

Gingery Snap Pea Slaw with Seared Salmon

Bring a little snap (peas) to the table with this quick and easy dinner.

Get the recipe for Gingery Snap Pea Slaw.

gingery snap pea slaw with seared salmon
Brian Woodcock

Mini Chicken Tacos

These bright, spicy tacos are the ultimate party food and take just 20 minutes to make.

Get the recipe for Mini Chicken Tacos.

mini chicken tacos
Becky Luigart-Stayner

Pancetta-and-Brussels Sprouts Linguini

Crispy pancetta and caramelized onions give this simple dish plenty of flavor.

Get the recipe for Pancetta-and-Brussels Sprouts Linguini.

pancettaandbrussels sprouts linguini
Brian Woodcock

Seared Grouper with Corn, Zucchini, and Tomato Sauté

This light and refreshing dinner gets some color from a vegetable sauté.

Get the recipe for Seared Grouper with Corn, Zucchini, and Tomato Sauté.

seared grouper with corn, zucchini, and tomato on a green plate
Romulo Yanes

Herb-Garlic Crusted Flank Steak with Pan-Roasted Grapes

A quick and easy flank steak gets acidity from roasted grapes in this easy, weeknight recipe.

Get the recipe for Herb-Garlic Crusted Flank Steak with Pan-Roasted Grapes.

herbgarlic crusted flank steak with panroasted grapes
Romulo Yanes

Crispy Chicken Thighs with Peppers and Salsa Verde

Spice up your weeknight dinner with this quick and easy skillet recipe.

Get the recipe for Crispy Chicken Thighs with Peppers and Salsa Verde.

crispy chicken thighs with peppers and salsa verde
Romulo Yanes

Crunchy Carrot, Pea, and Chicken Salad

This crunchy salad gets a protein boost from rotisserie chicken.

Get the recipe for Crunchy Carrot, Pea, and Chicken Salad.

crunchy carrot, pea, and chicken salad
Stephen Devries

Steak-and-Potato Salad

This salad is a light and flavorful way to savor the classic pairing of steak and potatoes.

Get the recipe for Steak-and-Potato Salad.

steakandpotato salad
Stephen Devries

Spicy Pork Posole

Warm up a cool night with this flavorful and filling pork stew.

Get the recipe for Spicy Pork Posole.

spicy pork posole
Ryan Liebe

Thai Steak Tacos

Try juicy Thai-marinated steak for a new spin on tacos. These are ready in just 30 minutes!

Get the recipe for Thai Steak Tacos.

thai steak tacos
Andrew Purcell

Creamy Chicken-and-Broccoli Pesto Bow Ties

Toasted pecans add unexpected warmth and crunch to this creamy pasta dish.

Get the recipe for Creamy Chicken-and-Broccoli Pesto Bow Ties.

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