75+ Fast, Easy Dinner Recipes That Take 30 Minutes or Less

These tasty recipes take less time than delivery!

quick easy dinner ideas ground turkey sloppy joes

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.

chicken thighs with white beans and escarole
Hector Sanchez
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Chicken Thighs with White Beans and Escarole

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.

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Ground Turkey Sloppy Joes

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!

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quick easy dinner recipes salmon panzanella
Brian Woodcock
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Cucumber-Salmon Panzanella

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.

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Super Fast Scampi-Style Air Fryer Shrimp

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.

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Easy Air Fryer Steak

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.

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air fried chicken wings
Christopher Michel
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Air Fryer Chicken Wings

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.

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salmon with spinach
RafalStachuraGetty Images
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Easy Marinated Air Fryer Salmon

This recipe is ready in 30 minutes and that includes the marinating! You can whip up a bed of sautéed spinach while it's cooking.

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creamy pumpkin pasta with pine nut gremolata
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Creamy Pumpkin Pasta with Pine Nut Gremolata

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.

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herbes de provence shrimp with basil and pea couscous
Brian Woodcock
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Herbes de Provence Shrimp with Basil and Pea Couscous

Simply seasoned with Herbes de Provence this quick meal is served with a flavorful lemony pea couscous.

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quinoa chicken salad
Eat Drink Frollic
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Quinoa Chicken Salad

Use a package of precooked quinoa and rotisserie chicken to make this protein-packed salad in mere minutes.

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quick easy dinner ideas Spring Pasta with Salmon, Peas, and Dill
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Spring Pasta with Salmon, Peas, and Dill

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.

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caramelized chicken vegetable stir fry
Beautiful Eats & Things
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Caramelized Chicken Vegetable Stir Fry

Chockfull of veggies and protein-rich chicken, this super quick and colorful stir fry cooks up in no time!

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quick easy dinner recipes shaved brussels sprouts salad
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Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad

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.

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cod with caper brown butter
Food Is Love Made Edible
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Cod with Caper Brown Butter

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.

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quick easy dinner recipes grilled sausages
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Grilled Sausages

Your summer dinners can be a breeze too. Either fire up the grill or use a grill plate to create this warm-weather dish.

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sweet potato chorizo noodle soup
Dash Of Jazz
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Sweet Potato Chorizo Noodle Soup

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.

best chicken thighs weeknight dinner
Brian Woodcock
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Crispy Chicken Thighs With Garlic and Rosemary

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.

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quick dinner ideas hot dogs with quick cast iron beans
Brian Woodcock
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Hot Dogs With Quick Cast-Iron Beans

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!

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strip steak mashed potatoes quick dinner idea
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Strip Steak With Lemon Mashed Potatoes

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.

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easy dinners pork chops
Brian Woodcock
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Bourbon BBQ Glazed Pork Chops

You might have to make a double—or even triple—batch of this whiskey-infused sauce. It's that good.

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chicken pot pie recipe
Brian Woodcock
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Stovetop Chicken Pot Pie

Throw your pot pie ingredients into a single saucepan and let the stove do the work.

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skillet chicken with brussels sprouts and apples
Brian Woodcock
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Skillet Chicken with Brussels Sprouts and Apples

Sweeten skillet chicken with brown sugar and roasted apples.

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chipotle chicken fajitas
Brian Woodcock
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Chipotle Chicken Fajitas

These spicy chicken fajitas take barely any time to make and require just one cast iron skillet. (Plus they taste great!)

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blackened chicken with fennel slaw
Brian Woodcock
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Blackened Chicken with Fennel Slaw

A fennel, avocado, and red onion slaw lightens up smoky chicken cutlets.

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butternut squash ravioli with seared chicken
Brian Woodcock
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Butternut Squash Ravioli with Seared Chicken

Pack some protein into a butternut squash ravioli dish with sliced seared chicken.

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sloppy joe recipe
Brian Woodcock
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Sloppy Joes with Pickled Okra Slaw

Crispy onions rings and a homemade pickled slaw bring some crunch to your favorite sloppy joes.

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jerk chicken mango lettuce cups
Brian Woodcock
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Jerk Chicken and Mango Lettuce Cups

Butter lettuce cups are the new tortilla—and spicy ground chicken and juicy mango is your new favorite taco filling.

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roasted parmesan chicken and tomatoes
Brian Woodcock
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Roasted Parmesan Chicken and Tomatoes

Bursting Campari tomatoes add some juicy sweetness to breaded chicken cutlets.

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chicken with roasted carrots couscous
Brian Woodcock
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Crispy Chicken with Roasted Carrots and Couscous

This dish makes the case for cooking your carrots with the stem on—how pretty are they?

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cornflake chicken tenders with potatoes and peas
Brian Woodcock
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Cornflake Chicken Tenders with Potatoes and Peas

Use the kiddos' favorite cereal to make an easy and quick breading for chicken.

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