While slow cooker recipes and sheet pan dinners are worth planning out, some nights you just need to have dinner on the table ASAP. While it's tempting to just get delivery, it's not the cheapest, the healthiest, or even always the fastest option.
That's why we put together this list of over six dozen 30-minute (or faster) meals. Here, you'll find quick, easy dinner recipes that include all of your favorite ingredients. They're fast, they're tasty, and we've included plenty of family-friendly dinner ideas to satisfy even the pickiest little ones. With so many quick, easy recipes ahead, there are options that are seasonal for any time of the year.
🥞 Let us share our favorite recipes from the Country Kitchen to yours.
If your idea of chicken for dinner is boneless breast meat, then this 30-minute recipe will show you just how juicy and delicious—and easy to cook—the thighs can be.
The kids will come running when you serve-up this fast version of a perennial favorite. Ground turkey or chicken replaces the usual ground beef, and a fresh cucumber onion relish tops it all off!
Made with cucumbers and quick-cooking salmon, this salad is as refreshing as it is easy to put together. Add the toasted bread of your choice for a satisfying crunch.
With an air fryer, these shrimp go from fully frozen to ready-t0-eat in about 25 minutes. They're perfect for healthy last-minute meals, and are great for salads, pasta, or more.
Steak is one of those dinners that manage to be both easy and decadent. And with an air fryer, it's faster than an oven, and far less messy than a frying pan.
Some days you just feel like having a cold beer and a pile of wings. With an air fryer, you don't even have to go anywhere to get 'em.
Here's a recipe that proves canned pumpkin is good for far more than just pie-making. Get this pantry-based meal on the table in just 25 minutes.
Simply seasoned with Herbes de Provence this quick meal is served with a flavorful lemony pea couscous.
Use a package of precooked quinoa and rotisserie chicken to make this protein-packed salad in mere minutes.
Get the recipe at Eat Drink Frolic.
Adult and kid friendly, this fun pasta dish boasts loads of roasted salmon, fresh spring peas, and oodles of flavorful dill. And any leftovers (if there are any!) make for a delicious lunch.
Chockfull of veggies and protein-rich chicken, this super quick and colorful stir fry cooks up in no time!
Get the recipe at Beautiful Eats & Things.
Looking for a meal that's both easy and healthy? You've found it in this option with Brussels sprouts and apple. If you want a little extra protein serve with grilled chicken breast or sautéed shrimp alongside.
Seasoned with warm spices and slathered in a briny caper-and-brown butter sauce these flaky cod fillets are ideal for a quick weeknight dinner. Round out the meal with creamy grits and roasted Broccolini.
Get the recipe at Food Is Love Made Edible.
Your summer dinners can be a breeze too. Either fire up the grill or use a grill plate to create this warm-weather dish.
Warm, cozy, and hearty, this one-pot egg noodle soup is packed full of flavor from spiced-filled chorizo and veggies, including spinach and sweet potato.
Get the recipe at Dash of Jazz.
Your whole family will fall in love with these crispy chicken thighs (emphasis on "crispy"). Garlic and rosemary make them as aromatic as they are delicious. Serve with a fresh green salad for an extra touch of green.
You and your significant other can tag team making this meal. While one person cooks the beans on the cast iron skillet, someone else can char the hot dogs on an indoor or outdoor grill. After all, teamwork makes the dream work!
We love this flavorful spin on the tried-and-true steak and potatoes dinner. Not only is it a quick dinner idea, but it'll satisfy the whole family too.
You might have to make a double—or even triple—batch of this whiskey-infused sauce. It's that good.
Throw your pot pie ingredients into a single saucepan and let the stove do the work.
Sweeten skillet chicken with brown sugar and roasted apples.
These spicy chicken fajitas take barely any time to make and require just one cast iron skillet. (Plus they taste great!)
A fennel, avocado, and red onion slaw lightens up smoky chicken cutlets.
Pack some protein into a butternut squash ravioli dish with sliced seared chicken.
Crispy onions rings and a homemade pickled slaw bring some crunch to your favorite sloppy joes.
Butter lettuce cups are the new tortilla—and spicy ground chicken and juicy mango is your new favorite taco filling.
Bursting Campari tomatoes add some juicy sweetness to breaded chicken cutlets.
This dish makes the case for cooking your carrots with the stem on—how pretty are they?
Use the kiddos' favorite cereal to make an easy and quick breading for chicken.