25+ 30-Minute Dinner Recipes

When you need a quick, healthy dinner on the table, turn to one of these recipes. These meals come together in 30 minutes or less, so they’re perfect for busy nights. Recipes like Shirataki Noodles with Chicken, Feta, and Tomatoes and Vegan Coconut Chickpea Curry are nutritious and full of flavor.

25 Minute Sweet Potato and Bean Enchiladas

Anthony Achilleos

This quick sweet potato and bean dip is diabetes-friendly thanks to its egg roll, which has fewer carbs than a traditional tortilla. The vegetable filling is sweet and savory, while the topping adds texture and freshness.

Shirataki noodles with chicken, feta and tomato

Photographer: Jane Causey, Food Stylist: Emily Nabors-Hall

We pair shirataki noodles with feta cheese and tomatoes for this quick and vibrant dinner recipe. The tomatoes release their juices to create a shiny sauce that sticks to the noodles and brings with it the flavors of garlic, oregano and basil. Crumbled feta and kalamata olives add delicious flavour.

Asparagus and smoked mozzarella pizza

This cute little pizza is topped with asparagus, walnuts, mint, orange, and smoked mozzarella for what might sound like a crazy combination of pizza ingredients, but try it for yourself. The combination adds a perfectly delicious twist to pizza night.

Grilled eggplant and tomato pasta

The combination of lightly roasted eggplant and sweet tomatoes is a delicious smoky. Served over whole-wheat pasta with fresh basil and a bit of salty cheese, this eggplant and tomato combo makes an easy, healthy weeknight dinner.

Vegetarian curry with chickpeas and coconut

To make this 20-minute vegetable curry faster, buy pre-cut vegetables from the salad bar at the grocery store. To make a full and satisfying dinner, serve it with cooked brown rice. When shopping for a simmer sauce, look for one with 400 mg of sodium or less and check the ingredient list for cream or fish sauce if you want to keep this vegan. If you like a spicy kick, add a few splashes of your favorite hot sauce at the end.

Creamy Mushroom And Spinach Pasta

Jennifer Causey

Make this mushroom and spinach pasta for an easy and healthy dinner. Be sure to save some of the pasta cooking water as it helps the sauce emulsify.

Cream of chicken vermicelli soup with grilled chicken

This creamy chicken noodle soup recipe has a delicious pancake texture. We call roast chicken to simplify preparation time – look for a nice big chicken with plenty of breast meat. Pair this comforting and easy soup recipe with a green salad, or if you’re really hungry, pair it with a grilled cheese sandwich.

Eggs in tomato sauce with chickpeas and spinach

Eggs simmer in a rich creamy tomato sauce studded with chickpeas and silky spinach for a super-quick vegetarian dinner. Serve with a crusty piece of bread to soak up the sauce. Make sure to use heavy cream. A low-fat cucumber may curdle when mixed with a citrusy tomato.

Spinach Cheese- & Spaghetti Stuffed With Artichoke

Swapping spaghetti and squash for spaghetti cuts both carbs and calories by 75% for a delicious, creamy casserole you can feel good about. It’s worth roasting the squash versus microwaving it if you have the time: the flavor becomes sweeter and more intense.

Grilled peach and wild chicken

This healthy and super quick stir-fry chicken tastes best on deck with a chilled cup of gewürztraminer. The white fruit pairs well with the peach here.

Salmon in chili with potatoes and peppers

Busy weekend nights call for something as simple as a fried salmon dinner. As the name suggests, they are all cooked in one pan. Potatoes start out on top, followed by sweet peppers and finally a chili-encrusted salmon filet. It’s a complete meal with easy cleanup!

Spinach and artichoke pasta with chicken

Jimmy Vespa

If you love warm spinach and artichokes, you’ll love that we’ve transformed this classic dip into a creamy pasta dish with chicken. Here’s what’s about as good as the flavor of this comforting dish: The fact that this healthy dinner only takes 20 minutes to prepare.

Sour cream frying pan and chicken onions

Rachel Mark

This one-pan dinner combines quick-cooking chicken cutlets with a creamy sauce of sliced ​​onions and sherry-flavored sour cream. Fresh basil brightens the dish.

Linguine with lemon alfredo shrimp

This bright and lemony shrimp pasta dish is inspired by traditional Alfredo but comes with only a fraction of the fat and calories. Low-fat cream cheese adds body to the sauce, while Parmesan cheese adds its signature strong flavour. This recipe calls for brown rice noodles, which are gluten-free, but if gluten isn’t a concern for you feel free to serve this sauce over regular linguine or fettucine – or any pasta you like!

Cauliflower tikka masala with chickpeas

In this vegetarian take on a popular Indian dish, we substitute cauliflower and chickpeas for chicken in tikka masala. The nooks and crannies of cauliflower are especially good at soaking up all the strong flavors of the sauce. Serve over rice for an easy, healthy dinner ready in just 20 minutes.

Grilled chicken taco

Photographer: Jane Causey, Food Stylist: Melissa Gray

Grilled Chicken Tacos are the perfect way to get tacos on the table quickly. Gently heat chicken and flavor with chili powder and ground cumin. Toppings can be customized, but stick to a quick pico de gallo and the classic toppings of shredded lettuce, cheese, and sour cream keep things quick and simple.

Power salad chopped with chicken

Enjoy this colorful salad for lunch or dinner. The dressing is prepared in the same bowl that the salad is tossed in, so the greens absorb all the flavour.

Sauteed Pork Chops With Peas, Carrots And Pearl Onions

This super-quick, one-dish dinner is packed with classic flavor and is such a crowd pleaser that you’ll want to include it in your regular weekend dinner rotation. We advocate bone-in pork chops to maximize the flavor, but boneless pork chops are a good alternative. To complete this meal a little more, serve it with rice or mashed potatoes.

Salmon with potatoes and horseradish sauce

Romulo Yannis; Food Styling: Tori Cox; Prop design: Claire Spollen

You can’t go wrong when you start with salmon and sour cream sauce, especially if the sauce is flavored with dill and horseradish. Fill the plate with a side of steamed green beans.

Frittata with asparagus, leeks and ricotta

Photographer/Jacob Fox, Food Styling/Sue Mitchell, Food Styling/Kelsey Polat

Serve this vegetable-filled frittata with arugula salad and a large piece of crusty bread. Tip: This recipe cooks up quickly, so make sure you have all of your ingredients prepared and ready to go.

Chicken and broccoli casserole

This chicken and broccoli casserole is baked in a skillet on the stovetop, then finished in the oven until browned, cheesy, and bubbling. Served with crispy green salad.

Whole grain spaghetti with italian turkey sausage, watercress and balsamic dressing

Perfect happiness in a bowl: pasta, sausage, tomatoes and herbs. The tomatoes become sweet and tender and make into a sauce with gravy and pasta. Without ever adding any butter, this spaghetti sauce is rich and smooth. Adding herbs at the end adds color and a tangy flavor to the dish. This is a healthy pasta recipe we can definitely get behind!

Chicken and spinach skillet pasta with lemon and parmesan

This one-skillet chicken noodle combines lean chicken breast and sautéed spinach for a one-pot meal packed with garlic and lemon and best served with a little parm on top. I call it Mom’s Skillet Pasta and I call it Devon’s Favorite Pasta. Either way, it’s a quick and easy weeknight dinner we created together and wrote on a little recipe card over a decade ago, and it remains in the weekly dinner rotation to this day. It’s a simple dinner the whole family will love.

Shrimp, pineapple, pepper with rice

Greg Dupree

This incredibly easy seafood dinner uses fresh pineapple and a teriyaki-style sauce for a sweet and savory flavor. The pineapple also concentrates as it bakes and helps keep the rice mixture from drying out. Instead of spreading the rice on the far edges of the plate, bring it closer to the center and place the vegetables and shrimp on top. This way their juices seep straight into the rice, and a drizzle of teriyaki coats every bite.

Crispy fish with lemon dill sauce

Raymond Home Design: Pamela Duncan Silver

Panko is the secret ingredient that makes crispy oven-baked fish fillets a family favourite. The lemon and dill sauce is the perfect and great complement to the dip. For sustainability reasons, be sure to choose Alaskan cod, substitute halibut or even tilapia.

BLT Pasta

Slab bacon allows you to get a thicker dice of pre-described bacon that will hold in the pasta; If it’s too hard for you to find, just use thicker slices of bacon. The peppery arugula sautés nicely but maintains a bit of a crunch. Watercress is also useful.

Garlic, sausage and kale naan pizza

We love hot dogs, but they can be high in sodium. In this quick, healthy dinner, we make our own turkey sausage with crushed red pepper, garlic, fennel seeds, paprika, and a touch of salt.

Caprese chicken sandwich

Photographer / Jennifer Causey, Food Stylist / Karen Rankin, Prop Designer / Kristen Kelly

The Chicken Caprese Sandwich has all the classic flavors of a caprese salad with an extra boost of protein from the grilled chicken. Using store-bought rotisserie chicken makes assembly quick and easy. This sandwich for one is made in a skillet, but it would also work just as well in a panini press if you have one on hand.

Shrimp and broccoli in one bowl

Photography / Kelsey Hansen, styling / Greg Luna

Shrimp and broccoli cook up quickly in this easy one-pot recipe, perfect for busy weeknights. Serve this healthy shrimp recipe over whole grain or rice.

Spinach, lima beans, and crispy pasta

Here we choose fresh spinach pasta – it cooks quickly and adds a touch of color. Cooking the lima beans in the pancetta broth lends them flavor.

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