20-Minute Recipes That Will Change Your Life
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20-Minute Recipes That Will Change Your Life

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20-Minute Recipes That Will Change Your Life
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20-Minute Recipes That Will Change Your Life

20-Minute Recipes That Will Change Your Life
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Sometimes there just aren’t enough hours in the day, and the thought of cooking an actual meal makes you break out in a cold sweat. On those days, it can be so tempting and even feel necessary to stop by your favorite restaurant or order in a pizza to get dinner on the table. On those mornings or evenings when cooking a meal feels like an insurmountable task, having some nifty recipes up your sleeve can save you time and money.

There are so many great recipes that can be whipped up in 20 minutes or less, so there’s no need to settle for a sandwich (no matter how delicious) when what you really crave is a hot, satisfying meal. Even worse than a weekday when you don’t have enough time are those days when plans just appear out of nowhere and you suddenly find that a bare-bones supper simply will not suffice.

Not to fear — these 20-minute recipes are all delicious and will appeal to all kinds of appetites. What’s more, many of them will complement a spontaneous evening of drinks or a morning get-together perfectly. Whether you need to whip up something for breakfast, lunch, dinner or drinks, these recipes are sure to help, so read on to discover 20-minute recipes that will change your life.

20-Minute Spaghetti With Chicken Meat Sauce

20-Minute Spaghetti With Chicken Meat Sauce
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Dreaming of spaghetti Bolognese and a sauce that’s been simmering on the stove for hours and hours? If that’s what you’re craving but you simply lack the time, then this is the recipe for you! Its easy and healthy, and in a pinch it will satisfy a craving.

For the 20-Minute Spaghetti With Chicken Meat Sauce recipe, click here.

Pizza Without Crust

Pizza Without Crust
Laurie Frankie

If you find yourself hosting a spontaneous gathering, this pizza without a crust, which is a combination of fondue, mozzarella sticks and pizza, is a great dish to nosh on.

For the Pizza Without Crust recipe, click here.

Ayesha Curry's Spiced Salmon Mango Avocado Salad

Ayesha Curry's Spiced Salmon Mango Avocado Salad
Ayesha Curry on behalf of the National Mango Board

This salad, with mangos, a tangy vinaigrette and a dry rub that is spicy and sweet, is anything but boring and the perfect quick meal to make when you have no time but want something that tastes special.

For the Spiced Salmon Mango Avocado Salad recipe, click here.

Bacon-Cheddar Pinwheels

Bacon-Cheddar Pinwheels
Pillsbury

These cheesy crescent-roll appetizers are the perfect snack to make and are a real crowd pleaser. They require just five ingredients and can be on the table in record time.

For the Bacon-Cheddar Pinwheels recipe, click here.

Baked Egg Cups With Tomatoes, Spinach and Prosciutto

Baked Egg Cups With Tomatoes, Spinach and Prosciutto
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For a quick and easy breakfast that is equally perfect for a weekday breakfast or weekend brunch, turn to these baked egg cups. They’re delicious, and they also happen to be paleo-friendly.

For the Baked Egg Cups With Tomatoes, Spinach and Prosciutto recipe, click here.

Chocolate Hazelnut Pie Sticks

Chocolate Hazelnut Pie Sticks
Pillsbury

These portable pies are a great sweet treat to bring on a picnic, bake sale or any gathering you fancy. This version is filled with hazelnut spread, but the recipe is incredibly versatile and you could fill them with whatever you fancy!

For the Chocolate Hazelnut Pie Sticks recipe, click here.

Cranberry-Orange Baklava Pinwheels

Cranberry-Orange Baklava Pinwheels
Pillsbury

Nutty, citrusy and sweet, these little pastries are easy to make with refrigerated pie crusts, and will instantly become a hit at your next cocktail party.

For the Cranberry-Orange Baklava Pinwheels recipe, click here.

Cream Scones With Fresh Cranberries

Cream Scones With Fresh Cranberries
Aurelie Jouan

These lightly sweetened cranberry scones are the perfect fall treat and the perfect thing to make when you have the urge to bake something delicious but are short on time.

For the Cream Scones With Fresh Cranberries recipe, click here.

Easy Shrimp Skillet

Easy Shrimp Skillet
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Large shrimp, diced tomatoes and sliced zucchini get a taste of the Mediterranean with a zingy dressing and crumbled feta in this easy weeknight skillet.

For the Easy Shrimp Skillet recipe, click here.

Freezer-Friendly Breakfast Burritos

Freezer-Friendly Breakfast Burritos
Eggland's Best

Not only do these breakfast burritos take no time at all to make, you can keep them in the freezer for those days when you literally have no time to spare and need a filling breakfast to fuel the day.

For the Freezer-Friendly Breakfast Burritos recipe, click here.

Freezer-Friendly Breakfast Sandwiches

Freezer-Friendly Breakfast Sandwiches
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Hit the snooze button and still have an amazing breakfast, thanks to these make-ahead breakfast sandwiches which take less than 20 minutes to make and live in the freezer until you need them!

For the Freezer-Friendly Breakfast Sandwiches recipe, click here.

Gorgonzola, Fig and Walnuts Tartlets

Gorgonzola, Fig and Walnuts Tartlets
Pillsbury

Looking for an elegant yet easy appetizer for your next cocktail party? These gorgonzola-fig tarts are the perfect combination of savory and sweet and are easy to make quickly using refrigerated pie crust.

For the Gorgonzola, Fig and Walnuts Tartlets recipe, click here.

Grilled Lemon Pepper Shrimp Kebabs

Grilled Lemon Pepper Shrimp Kebabs
McCormick

Food on sticks tend to be more fun anyway, so when time is of the essence, whip up these tasty shrimp kebabs and enjoy a meal that is truly delicous.

For the Grilled Lemon Pepper Shrimp Kebabs recipe, click here.

Hawaiian Pizza Muffins

Hawaiian Pizza Muffins
Maya Visnyei

Looking for something quick and easy to make that kids will love? These pizza muffins will go down a treat and can be ready in no time at all.

For the Hawaiian Pizza Muffins recipe, click here.

Honey-Soy Glazed Salmon With Veggies and Oranges

Honey-Soy Glazed Salmon With Veggies and Oranges
Oxmoor House

Who doesn’t love a sheet-pan dinner? They’re easy and require just one pan! This one get bonus points for being fast to make as well as easy!

For the Honey-Soy Glazed Salmon With Veggies and Oranges recipe, click here.

Lemony Herbed Ricotta and Roasted Tomato Bruschetta

Lemony Herbed Ricotta and Roasted Tomato Bruschetta
Oxmoor House

The 20-minute roasted tomatoes cook as everything else gets assembled. This recipe is perfect for a light dinner with a side salad or as a delicious appetizer to accompany drinks.

For the Lemony Herbed Ricotta and Roasted Tomato Bruschetta recipe, click here.

Mediterranean Crescent Pinwheels

Mediterranean Crescent Pinwheels
Pillsbury

These simple, savory pinwheels are full of flavor and can be adapted to suits any tastes. They bake in no time at all and are an excellent go-to appetizer when you are short on time.

For the Mediterranean Crescent Pinwheels recipe, click here.

One-Pan Sweet Potato and Egg Hash

One-Pan Sweet Potato and Egg Hash
David Kaplan

This one-pan meal tastes incredible and couldn’t be easier to prepare. The vibrant colors from the sweet potato and eggs are contrasted with the fresh cilantro to make this dish stunning to look at. Make this for brunch next time you have company and it’s sure to be a hit.

For the One-Pan Sweet Potato and Egg Hash recipe, click here.

One-Pot Meatball Orzo and Broccoli Rabe Casserole

One-Pot Meatball Orzo and Broccoli Rabe Casserole
Katie Workman

This one-pot meal transforms frozen meatballs into a creamy, cheesy and totally delicious main dish that has all the vegetables built in.

For the One-Pot Meatball Orzo and Broccoli Rabe Casserole recipe, click here.

Pasta Carbonara

Pasta Carbonara
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This classic Roman dish is the perfect fast food to make for any occasion — mid week, for Sunday supper of when you are having an impromptu get-together.

For the Pasta Carbonara recipe, click here.

Perfect Pancakes

Perfect Pancakes
Chobani

Everyone needs a good pancake recipe in their repertoire to whip up at a moment’s notice. This one made with Greek yogurt is particularly delicious.

For the Perfect Pancakes recipe, click here.

Quinoa Burrito Bowl

Quinoa Burrito Bowl
Fresh Thyme Farmers Market

Quinoa bowls are a great speedy meal to make — full of protein, fiber and flavor. Customize your quinoa bowls and feel confident that you can make them effortlessly whenever the craving strikes.

For the Quinoa Burrito Bowl recipe, click here.

Stir-Fried Shrimp, Edamame and Pine Nut Lettuce Wraps

Stir-Fried Shrimp, Edamame and Pine Nut Lettuce Wraps
Jeremy Pang

Lettuce wraps are a fun, healthy and tasty meal to make when time is sparse. Even kids will love them!

For the Stir-Fried Shrimp, Edamame and Pine Nut Lettuce Wraps recipe, click here

Ultimate Chicken Fajitas

Ultimate Chicken Fajitas
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