A meal that is equally QUICK and DELICIOUS is a life saver on busy nights. While it may seem that getting both can be elusive, this substantial list of recipes gives you over a MONTH’s worth of easy recipes. Best part? They are all family approved and made FAST!
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With everything from American classics, pasta, family favorites, and easy Asian inspired dishes to beef, chicken, seafood, pork, and even meatless main dishes, there are enough recipes to keep your family fed and happy without repeats for over a month! The best part of course, is that ALL of these recipes can be made in under 30 minutes!
Today we are concentrating on quick recipes for a main dish, however, I did include a few bonus recipes throughout to share some of our favorite treats, appetizers and more, for when you need a pick-me-up or want a little something extra!
30 Min Chicken Dinner Recipes
Chicken is a staple for quick weeknight meals. You can use boneless, skinless chicken breast, chicken thighs, and chicken tenderloins as quick cooking options.
- 3 Cheese Baked Chicken
- Chicken Tinga Bowl
- Garlic Chicken and Spinach Risotto
- Creamy Chicken Florentine
- Chicken Pomodoro
- Teriyaki Chicken and Rice Lettuce Wraps
- White Cheddar Chicken & Vegetables Pasta
- Mouthwatering Buffalo Baked Chicken
- Caesar Crusted Chicken
- Healthy Chicken Burrito Bowls
- Loaded Chicken Salad
BONUS: White Chocolate Chai Latte
30 Minute Beef Recipes
Beef is one of the most versatile proteins for a fast and delicious dinner. Both steak and and ground beef offer quick cooking options that can be affordable and delicious.
- Steak and Mushroom Strogonoff
- Cheeseburger Pasta
- Cuban Burgers
- Skillet Steak Peppers and Onions
- Cheesy Lasagna Skillet
- Beef and Mushroom Bolognese
- Garlic Steak Skillet
- Creamy Blue Cheeseburgers with Bacon
- Sizzling Steak Fajitas
BONUS: Cinnamon Swirl Cake
30 Minute Meatless Meal Recipes
Just because a meal is meatless, doesn’t mean it is boring! Some of the most popular, and flavor packed meals on our list don’t even have meat. By replacing the protein with a vegetarian alternative like beans, eggs, and legumes, you generally greatly reduce the cooking time which makes for a fast and delicious dinner!
- Veggie Taco Bowl
- 2 Bean Veggie Chili
- Harvest Sweet Potatoes and Lentils
- Chili Lime Veggie Burrito Bowl
- Tomato Mac & Cheese
- Cheddar Broccoli Rice and Veggie Frittata
- Portobello Pizzas
- Smokin’ Egg Salad Sandwiches
- Mediterranean Chickpea Salad
BONUS: Tableside Guacamole
30 Minute Seafood Recipes
Seafood is a wonderful option for making a quick and nourishing meal since most seafood cooks very quickly! We have delicious options for all sorts of seafood including shrimp, salmon, and tuna!
- Cilantro Lime Shrimp Tacos
- Tuna Noodle Casserole
- Japanese Roasted Salmon
- Chili Honey Shrimp and Grits
- Shrimp Scampi Fettuccini
- Tuna Waldorf Sandwiches
BONUS: Buffalo Chicken Roll Ups
30 Minute Pork Dinner Ideas
There is little that can add as much variety in a meal as pork! It works across the board in everything from sandwiches, to skillets, salads and more. We have gathered some of our favorite quick recipes made with ham, bacon, and sausage for a delicious dinner.
- Ham & Cheese Hot Pockets
- Italian Tortellini Salad
- Oktoberfest Sausage Skillet Dinner
- Pork Chops with Creamy Lime Salsa
- Open Face BLT Sandwiches
This should get you well on your way to solving the “What’s for dinner?!” dilemma. Make sure to visit Operation in Touch for more simple recipes along with promotions and savings tailored just for military families.
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