These 11 Easy Dinner Ideas Will Save Your Weeknights in Less Than 30 Minutes

It’s 5 o’clock somewhere! And that means someone is scrambling to figure out what to make for dinner. Don't worry, you can totally whip up one of these 30-minute meals before the hangry starts to hit.

1. Cluckin' Good

You might not think preparing an entire chicken is quick-and-easy, but this recipe will prove you wrong. Just prep the bird, place it in a Dutch oven on a bed of veggies and roast. It's that easy!

2. Soup's On

This steak tortilla soup will turn you into a leftover-lover! Make extra meat over the weekend, then add it to this dump-and-stir recipe and dinner is basically done.

3. Spice Up Those Meatballs

Move over, Italy! These meatballs have a distinctive Asian flair that we're all about. They even have a hint of sweetness thanks to apricot preserves.

4. Beefy-Cheesy Macaroni

With beefy and cheesy in the name, you know your kids will love this dish. Bonus: The recipe yields a pretty big batch, so it's likely there will be enough to enjoy for lunch tomorrow.

5. One-Pan Wonder

Winner winner, chicken dinner! A simple mustard pan sauce gives your family’s fave bird some serious flavor.

6. Something to Taco 'Bout

Everyone loves a solid Taco Tuesday, but this recipe is so good you'll want it any night of the week. Not to mention it’s one of the tastiest ways to enjoy healthy fish and veggies for din.

7. Cut-Above Cutlets

Pound out chicken until it’s super thin, then coat it in delicious parm and breadcrumbs before cooking. When it's this easy, how could you go wrong?

8. Wok and Roll

Garlic and ginger give this quick shrimp stir-fry some pretty awesome flavor. Just make sure that pan is hot, hot, hot before you get cooking!

9. You Had Us at Pasta

Pasta is always a crowd-pleaser, and you only need five ingredients to make this recipe shine.

10. Forget Chops, Try Pork Larb

Pork what? This dish, which originated in Laos, is a fancy word for super-flavorful meat and veggies cooked together in a nonstick skillet. Trust us, the whole fam is gonna love this one.

11. Just Beet It

Homemade veggie burgers can be yours, no insane amounts of chopping necessary! Simply bust out the food processor and this quick, healthy recipe will be ready in no time.

January 24, 2019
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These 11 Easy Dinner Ideas Will Save Your Weeknights in Less Than 30 Minutes