Fast and Furious Dinner Recipes — 20 Minutes or Less

Recipe SWAT Team cooks with sound and fury this week
Healthy Chicken and Heirloom Tomato Salad
Jane Bruce

Culinary Content Network member Lori Yates' Griddled Polenta Cakes and Spicy Chipotle Shrimp turns into a complete meal with the addition of a simple garden salad on the side.

Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker's man. Bake me a cake as fast as you can.

Let's get real. No one bakes a cake from scratch in the middle of the week. What people really want is to get dinner on the table in a flash. And that's exactly what we decided to do this week when creating seven original recipes for you to try at home. We're keeping the post short because we know you've got some cooking to do.

Click here to see Fast and Furious Dinner Recipes — 20 Minutes or Less Slideshow

Here's the quick lowdown:

All of the recipes featured here can be made at home for about $21 or less, excluding the cost of small amounts of basic ingredients such as butter, oil, flour, sugar, salt, pepper, and other dried herbs and spices.


Will Budiaman is the Recipe Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow him on Twitter @WillBudiaman.