25 Quick and Easy 30-Minute Dinner Recipes
Simple, Quick and Easy Dinners ready in 30-Minutes are all busy moms have time for these days. These 25 Easy 30-Minute Dinner Recipes are really simple, really quick and will have dinner on the table in no time at all.
Sometimes life is so hectic with my children’s schedules I simply do not have the time to prepare an elaborate dinner at home. On the days when we are particularly pressed for time because the kids have lessons, practices or group meetings; I do not want to turn to fast foot for dinner. There are a number of dinner recipes that are quick and easy to prepare in about 30 minutes. I don’t have to worry about fast food consumption and we can all sit down to eat dinner together as a family.
When thinking of quick and easy 30-minute dinner recipes, I don’t want to drag out the crock pot, the pressure cooker, the instant pot or any other small cooking appliance. I want to be able to grab some fresh ingredients, a pot and pan or two, a knife and get to cooking. This list is compiled of 25 Quick and Easy 30-Minute Dinner Recipes where you won’t need any small appliances to cook your simple 30-Minute dinners.
30-Minute Dinners should be simple to shop for and simple to cook. A few knife cuts here and there, a few healthy ingredients and you will have dinner on the table in 30 minutes to eat with your family. I also didn’t want to include any recipes that were labor intensive where you needed to bring out a number of dishes to prepare the food, like a crusted protein. Easy clean up is just as important as the prepartion for 30-Minute Dinner Recipes.
30-MINUTE DINNER RECIPES
LEMON BAKED COD WITH PARMESAN CHEESE This Lemon Baked Cod from Savory Tooth is a simple low carb baked cod recipe using parmesan cheese and lemons. Delicious!
LEMON CHICKEN PICCATA WITH CAPERS This Lemon Chicken Piccata is also from Savory Tooth and is simple and delicious! My family and I really love anything with lemons! Delicious!
GRILLED GARLIC BUTTER SHRIMP This Grilled Garlic Butter Shrimp from Damn Delicious uses a delicious lemon garlic butter sauce over grilled shrimp. Shrimp is quick and easy to cook and adding some lemons makes this dish delicious!
ORANGE BASIL BUTTER SAUCE OVER FISH Oranges, basil and a bit of butter make this Orange Basil Butter Sauce delicious over some fresh fish from Bless her Heart Y’All. FIsh is so quick and easy to cook and always healthy. Delicious!
GRILLED TANDOORI CHICKEN WITH GRILLED VEGETABLES I really didn’t want to include any grilled dinners in this compilation beucase not everyone has a grill, but I had to include this Tandoori Chicken with vegetables from A Clean Bake. Delicious!
EASY SHEET PAN CHILI LIME AND ORANGE SALMON I love this Easy Sheet Pan Chili Lime Orange Salmon recipe from The Forked Spoon because it only used a single sheet pan to cook it all together in the oven and salmon is so good for our brains. Delicious!
CREAMY TUSCAN CHICKEN THIGHS This Creamy Chicken Thigh dinner from The View from Great Island is one of my family’s favorite, especially my son. He requests this dinner at least once a week. Delicious!
TUSCAN CHICKEN SKILLET The name Tuscan Skillet just makes this dinner delicious from The Wanderlust Kitchen. Chicken is moist and delicious and done in 30 minutes. Delicious!
SHEET PAN LEMON PEPPER CHICKEN Chicken, lemons and a sheet pan, what could make a more delicious, quick and easy 30 minute dinner from Averie Cooks. I really love the simplicity of cooking dinner on a sheet pan. Delicious!
HARISSA CHICKEN SHEET PAN DINNER This Harissa Chicken dinner is one of my husband’s favorites. Once again, cooking in a sheet pan just makes dinner so much quicker, easier and the clean up is fast. Taste and See’s delicious Harissa Chicken!
ORECCHIETTE WITH SAUSAGE AND GARLICKY GREENS My daughter love Orecchiette pasta, the shape alone makes eating dinner fun. Add a bit of sausage and some healthy greens and you have a quick and easy 30-minute dinner in no time at all from Beauty from Burnt Toast.
CREAMY LEMON CHICKEN SCALLOPINI Here I am featuring another 30-minute dinner recipe with lemons. What can I say, we love the flavor of lemons and they pair so well in this Creamy Lemon Chicken Scallopini dinner recipe from My Food Story. Delicious!
SKILLET GARLIC CHICKEN WITH SUN-DRIED TOMATOES AND PECORINO CREAM SAUCE I happen to love pretty much any dinner with sun dried tomatoes and this Skillet Garlc Chicken recipe from Zesty Olive is delicious!
BEEF STROGANOFF Beef Stroganoff is a bit of a guilty pleasure for me as my grandmother used to make this and I loved it so much. This easy adn quick beef stroganoff recipe from Eat Little Bird is simply delicious!
PORK CHOPS WITH MUSHROOM GRAVY I grew up in rural Iowa and everyone around us were hog farmers, so we ate a lot of pork. This pork chop 30-minute dinner recipe from Deliciously Plated reminds me of my childhood and is delicious!
CREAMY PORK CHOPS MARSALA I wanted to feature another pork chop recipe becuase pork is real versitile and Striped Spatula has this delicious creamy marsala pork chop quick and easy dinner for those nights when you have a bit of time to enjoy a delicious dinner together, but still only 30 minutes.
CHIMICHURRI STEAK Here is another 30-minute dinner recipe where you will use a grill. I happen to use my grill almost year round because it makes dinners easy and quick and there is very little clean up. Courtney’s Sweets Chimichurri Steak is freat in tacos and is delcious!
POBLANO MUSHROOM TACOS I really had to include a recipe from Half Baked Harvest and if you don’t have her cookbook, go grab it. I have made a lot of her recipes and really, they have all turned out so delcious and this Poblano Mushroom Taco recipe is no different. Delicious!
CHIPOTLE-PINEAPPLE FISH TACOS WITH RAINBOW PEPPER SLAW Here is another taco recipe and if you dont’ have a lot of time, tacos are so quick and simple and who doesn’t love a taco. I have this thing for Fish Tacos and I sort of force my kids to eat them beucase I love them so much. Host The Toast’s simple recipe is delicious.
SUPER SIMPLE TOMATO KALE SPAGHETTI Spaghetti seems to be the go-to dinner when everyone is pressed for time. But you don’t always have to use a simple marinara sauce, give this tomato kale version from The Baking Fairy a try. It is delicious!
LOW CARB CHICKEN SAUSAGE AND VEGETABLE SKILLET Grab a skillet, chop some of your favorite veggies, open a package of chicken sausage and saute them all up for a delcious quick and easy 30 minute dinner from Peace Love and Low Carb.
AMERICAN GOULASH This is one of my favorite childhood meals. I have a large family and we always had someone else packed in at our dinner table. Once staple that was always included in out dinners, no matter what else was the main dish, was Goulash. It was a family staple because we ate it all the time. Tiaras & Tantrums
PENNE PASTA WITH KALE & MUSHROOMS Here is another recipe from Tiaras & Tantrums that is super quick and easy because it is made all in one pot. Easy prep, and easy clean up, my favorite combination. Addings ome kale for added nutrients is always a bonus.
BUCATINI CACIO E PEPE This super quick Bucatini pasta recipe from A Hedgehog in the Kitchen is super quick, super easy and super delicious. Added bonus is all the parmasean cheese and I adore bucatini pasta. Delicious!
HUNAN BEEF So I added another recipe from Savory Tooth beucase I really like her reicpes as well. They are easy, quick and super delcious. This Hunan Beef recipe takes very little prep and cooks fast and is one of my son’s favorites. Delicious!