Some nights you need dinner on the table ASAP. This list of 30-minute (or faster) meals is here to help. We've got quick dinner recipes that use easy ingredients and smart time-saving ideas, and we've included plenty of family-friendly dinner ideas to satisfy even the pickiest little ones. With so many quick, easy recipes ahead, there are options that are seasonal for any time of the year. Got extra time? Plan things out with these slow cooker recipes and sheet pan dinners.
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.
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.
This well-loved dish has been popular for decades — and for good reason: Few simple meals are more satisfying.
This elegant, easy white pizza is surprisingly satisfying.
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.
Other versions of this classic Eastern European comfort food can take hours to put together. This one can beats your your go-to delivery app to the table, and it's yummy enough that the kids'll lick their plates clean.
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!
This elegant-enough-for-a-date dinner only has four main ingredients: pasta, butter, cream, and Parm!
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?
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!
The trick to making this super-hearty salad extra fast? Rotisserie chicken breast, which comes already cooked!
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.
Honestly, we could eat this soup for days.
Hearty, healthy, and super easy to make, these fast burritos make a great dinner, or an excellent next-day lunch!
Fresh corn tortillas make up the layers of this Mexican-inspired pie that's flavored with green salsa and fresh cilantro.
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.
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!
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.
With an air fryer, these shrimp go from fully frozen to ready-t0-eat in about 25 minutes. They're perfect for healthy last-minute meals, and are great for salads, pasta, or more.
Steak is one of those dinners that manage to be both easy and decadent. And with an air fryer, it's faster than an oven, and far less messy than a frying pan.
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.
Here's a recipe to convince you canned pumpkin is good for far more than just pie-making. Get this pantry-based meal on the table in just 25 minutes.
Simply seasoned with Herbes de Provence this quick meal is served with a flavorful lemony pea couscous.
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.
Looking for a meal that's both easy and healthy? You've found it in this option with Brussels sprouts and apple. If you want a little extra protein serve with grilled chicken breast or sautéed shrimp alongside.
Your summer dinners can be a breeze too. Either fire up the grill or use a grill plate to create this warm-weather dish.
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 green salad for an extra touch of green.
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.
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.