Dinner Recipes in 30 Minutes or Less

Easy weeknight meal ideas
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Carly Goldsmith

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Nothing is better than a quick weeknight dinner after a long day at work. Editors here at TDM couldn’t agree more, which is why we put together some of our favorite meals to make in 30 minutes or less.

While you could go with a tried-and-true pasta dish, try switching it up a little and instead pick a protein like pork chops or tilapia and create a quick meal around it, either with some vegetables or a lightly dressed salad.

To get you started, try the recipes below and please share any dinner ideas you may have with us!

Orange Spaghetti

This indulgent pasta dish was a tradition in my family growing up...

— Jane Bruce





Quinoa-Crusted Tilapia

Tilapia and quinoa pack a dual punch: they're healthy and quick to cook...

— Ali Rosen





Broiled Pork Chops with Spicy Pineapple Salsa

Here's a quick and easy weeknight meal for two that takes less than 30 minutes to put together...

— Will Budiaman





Kale, Mango, and Avocado Salad

I used to always avoid salads with fruit in them, thinking that the fruit just didn't belong there...

— Yasmin Fahr





Pasta with Rock Shirmp, Tomatoes, and Corn

This vibrant, springtime dish is a great weeknight meal because it comes together in just 30 minutes...

— Molly Aronica





Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Spinach and Mushrooms

 The last thing anyone wants to do after a long day of work is to come home and start to make a complicated, time-consuming recipe for dinner... 

— Carly Goldsmith

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