Easy Dinner Recipes

Low-fuss, quick dishes that will help you get dinner on the table (fast)

While it's much easier to call for take-out or order dinner online, nothing quite beats a homemade meal. Though we love to experiment with all kinds of recipes and dishes, we understand that there isn't always a lot of time to make dinner during the week, especially after a long day. But that doesn't mean it isn't possible to make a delicious easy meal in under 30 minutes. 

To help you eat better during the week, we've compiled some of our favorite easy, weeknight meals that can all be made in less than half an hour and with minimal effort, so you can eat and start relaxing ASAP. 

 

Warm Goat Cheese Salad

I've never been much of a salad person, but (predictably) if you top a pile of well-dressed greens with warm, crispy goat cheese rounds, I'm totally game...

— Maryse Chevriere

 

Ayam Sambal (Spicy Chicken Stir-Fry)

No, that's not a typo below — it really is one-quarter cup of sambal oelek. Don't worry though, the spiciness is balanced out by all of the other ingredients...

— Will Budiaman

 

 

Spicy Beef Summer Rolls

After a long day at school or work, nothing beats a cool and refreshing summer roll to take the edge off...

— Allison Beck

 

 

Broccoli Pesto with Couscous and Chickpeas

With the kind of couscous that's ready in five minutes, an easily steamed vegetable, and some chickpeas that are edible right out of the can...

— Valaer Murray

 

Spicy Baked Chicken

Don't let the spices in this dish scare you away — if you have them in your pantry, then this is a quick, satisfying, and easy dish to make for dinner...

— Yasmin Fahr

 

 

Cod Fillet in White Wine, Lime, and Butter Sauce

For an easy weeknight dinner, seafood is always a great choice because it cooks quickly and...

— Tiffany Hoang

 

Warm Quinoa Salad with White Beans and Kale

This hearty vegetarian meal is sort of like a Mediterranean twist on classic rice and beans.

— Molly Aronica

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