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30 minute meal

Over 100 30-minute meal recipes for those nights when time is short and the family is hangry!  My quick and easy dinner recipes make use of pantry staples paired with fresh seasonal ingredients for vibrant meals that come together in a flash.

  • chili oil noodles in a black bowl with a fried egg

    Quick Chili Oil Noodles

    Szechuan chili oil noodles are a famously easy late night meal, but these spicy Chinese noodles are welcome any time, especially after a busy day. When you’re fiercely hungry, totally beat,…

  • Three Sisters Soup in a cast iron pot

    Three Sisters Soup

    Three Sisters Soup is a delicious harvest soup made with the nourishing trio of corn, squash, and beans. This authentic Native American soup is a family favorite!…

  • Instant Pot Wild Mushroom Risotto in a white bowl 5

    Instant Pot Wild Mushroom Risotto

    Instant Pot Wild Mushroom Risotto ~ this earthy risotto is one of my all time favorites for a quick weeknight meal or a romantic dinner by the fire. Wild mushrooms, dry…

  • Creamy Lemon Basil Pasta

    Lemon Basil Pasta is my kind of comfort food! Linguine lightly coated in a creamy lemon sauce, tossed with fresh basil, and served up in less than 30 minutes is a…

  • Mediterranean Pasta Salad with Tuna in a white bowl

    Mediterranean Pasta Salad with Tuna

    Mediterranean Pasta Salad with Tuna is a vibrant no mayo pasta salad with tons of protein and Italian inspired ingredients ~ straight from your pantry!…

  • How to Make Summer Rolls

    Vietnamese summer rolls are one of the most refreshing foods on the planet, and they get bonus points for fitting in to just about any diet you’re on, from low carb…

  • A platter of fried cabbage and bacon slaw, with tongs

    Fried Cabbage and Bacon Slaw

    Fried Cabbage and Bacon Slaw ~ this warm bacon coleslaw has won our hearts this summer, and I have a feeling it’s going to win yours too. Simple ingredients, fried up…

  • Thai chicken salad with jar of dressing

    Thai Chicken Salad

    Thai chicken salad is the runaway hit of summer, inspired by our favorite Thai flavors. With juicy chicken, so many crunchy veggies, and that peanut dressing we all live for, this…

  • Grilled Chicken with Peach Jalapeno Salsa ~ this lightning quick meal is low calorie, low fat, low carb, gluten free, Whole 30 and Paleo compliant, and Weight Watchers friendly. Or, to put it another way, it’s healthy and insanely delicious.

    Grilled Chicken with Peach Jalapeño Salsa

    Grilled Chicken with Peach Jalapeño Salsa is a lightning quick meal that’s low calorie, low fat, low carb, gluten free, Whole 30 and Paleo compliant, not to mention Weight Watchers friendly.…

  • New England Style Shrimp Roll with chips

    New England Style Shrimp Rolls

    New England Style Shrimp Rolls ~ this is the stuff foodie memories are made of…jumbo chunks of wild caught shrimp simply tossed with mayo and lemon and then stuffed into a…

  • creamy lemon asparagus pasta in a skillet

    Creamy Lemon Asparagus Pasta

    Creamy Lemon Asparagus Pasta is a 30 minute vegetarian meal that’s cozy and incredibly delicious. I call it comfort food, spring style!…

  • Shrimp Taco Salad in a white bowl

    Shrimp Taco Salad

    Shrimp Taco Salad is a stunning  main course salad with jumbo Mexican spiced grilled shrimp, homemade tortilla strips, house pickled red onions, and all the fixings on a bed of zesty…

  • broccoli beef in a bowl with noodles

    Beef and Broccoli Noodle Bowls

    Beef and Broccoli Noodle Bowls ~ these lightning fast stir fry bowls are so vibrant and full of flavor you’d never guess it’s a 30-minute meal!…

  • Colorful Firecracker Chicken in a wok with tongs

    Firecracker Chicken

    I love everything about this Firecracker Chicken ~ the vivid peppers, the tender chunks of chicken, and the fiery sweet and spicy sauce ~ it’s so much better than takeout!…

  • Golden saffron risotto with asparagus on the side

    Saffron Risotto with Roasted Asparagus

    Instant Pot Saffron Risotto with Roasted Asparagus is done in less than 30 minutes, and everything about this lovely spring meal is hands off ~ the Instant Pot takes care of…

  • Carrot bread with cream cheese frosting

    Carrot Bread with Cream Cheese Frosting

    Carrot Bread with Cream Cheese Frosting is packed with the requisite shredded carrots, nuts, and coconut, but it’s that frosting that’ll get you every time. If you love carrot cake but…

  • salmon fillets in a skillet

    Creamy Lemon Dill Salmon

    Creamy Lemon Dill Salmon ~ an easy dinner that never fails to please. The salmon is succulent because it’s bathed in a creamy wine sauce perked up with lots of lemon…

  • clotted cream with scones

    Stove Top Clotted Cream Recipe

    My Stove Top Clotted Cream Recipe is the easiest way I’ve found to make homemade clotted cream ~ If you’ve always wanted to make this English tea time treat, start with…

  • Instant Pot Cheddar Risotto with Fresh Sage in a bowl with fork and sage leaves

    Instant Pot Cheddar Risotto with Fresh Sage

    Instant Pot Cheddar Risotto with Fresh Sage ~ I’m hyperventilating just thinking about sharing this recipe with you  You must try it, the flavor and texture is so luxurious, and all…

  • Shrimp in Lemon Sauce with Olives is a quick and healthy 30-minute meal ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Shrimp in Lemon Sauce with Olives

    Head to the Greek Isles this week with my Shrimp in Lemon Sauce with Olives ~ this quick healthy meal has it all: juicy shrimp, a silky lemon sauce, and rich, briny…

  • Overhead photo of a bowl of Jamie Oliver's Easy Sausage Carbonara with fork and napkin

    Jamie Oliver’s Easy Sausage Carbonara

    Jamie Oliver’s Easy Sausage Carbonara is my latest 5-ingredient, 30 minute meal obsession and gives spaghetti and meatballs a whole new meaning. Yes it’s simple enough to memorize, but don’t worry,…

  • Overhead photo of creamy Tuscan Chicken Thighs in blue pan

    Creamy Tuscan Chicken Thighs

    This creamy Tuscan chicken thighs recipe is the kind of meal that draws people like a magnet…they wander into the kitchen from all directions, noses high in the air, begging to…

  • a slice of no yeast pizza with sausage

    Jamie Oliver’s No Yeast Pizza

    Jamie Oliver’s No Yeast Pizza ~ this crazy easy 30 minute pizza recipe is adaptable to all your favorite toppings, so scrounge around your fridge and cupboards and let’s get going!…

  • Macaroni and cheese in a white bowl

    How to Make Mac and Cheese without a recipe!

    How to Make Mac and Cheese without a recipe ~ it’s easy when you’ve got my super simple formula. Imagine making quick and creamy macaroni and cheese without rifling through cookbooks,…

  • pasta with radicchio and bacon

    Pasta with Radicchio, Bacon, and Walnuts

    Pasta with radicchio, bacon and walnuts is a classic meal with a complex flavor and that Italian flair for tossing together something incredible with very little. This 30-minute meal is a…

  • Pasta with Sun Dried Tomato and Almond Pesto

    I’m all about healthy 30 minute meals like this Pasta with Sun Dried Tomato and Almond Pesto that come together from the pantry without a trip to the store. It’s frugal eating…

  • Fried Rice with Asparagus and Peas

    Fried Rice with Asparagus and Peas ~ a spring-forward vegetarian dinner that’s perfect on its own or ~ do you have to ask? ~ put an egg on it!…

  • kale and pancetta pasta

    Kale and Pancetta Pasta with Lemon and Garlic

    Kale and Pancetta Pasta with Lemon and Garlic ~ this recipe doesn’t have many ingredients, but the combination of flavors is bold and satisfying. Pasta rules the 30 minute dinner world…

  • teriyaki chicken dripping with sauce

    Teriyaki Chicken with Broccoli Rice

    Teriyaki Chicken with Broccoli Rice is my new favorite 30 minute meal. Basically tender chicken thighs drenched in teriyaki sauce over fresh broccoli rice; this Japanese inspired dinner is healthy and…

  • Salmon coconut curry

    Our Favorite Salmon Coconut Curry

    Salmon Coconut Curry is an easy weeknight dinner bowl that’s on the table in less than 30 minutes. We’re talking big juicy chunks of salmon and fresh spinach in a light…