Browsing Category

30 Minute Meals

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.

  • Giada's lemon spaghetti twirled on a fork

    Giada’s Lemon Spaghetti ~ a no cook sauce!

    Giada’s lemon spaghetti is the ultimate in easy summer eating ~ it’s hot pasta tossed with lemon juice, olive oil, Parmesan cheese, a little starchy water, and lots of fresh basil…

  • creamy lemon chicken on a plate with asparagus and tomatoes

    Creamy Lemon Chicken with Asparagus

    Creamy lemon chicken with asparagus is an easy one pot meal that feels elegant but takes just 30 minutes of your time ~ chalk up another dinnertime win!…

  • Mexican Steak Fajita Salad in a wooden bowl 2

    Mexican Fajita Steak Salad

    Mexican Fajita Steak Salad is a combination of a cool crisp romaine with juicy steak and hot seared peppers and onions ~ it’s hard to beat. We’re making homemade fajita seasoning and homemade…

  • Salmon Cobb Salad in a wooden salad bowl with salad spoons

    Salmon Cobb Salad

    Salmon Cobb Salad is a twist on a satisfying and delicious classic main course salad that proves that salad can complete with tacos or pizza any night of the week!…

  • Pasta peperonata with tuna in a bowl with fork

    Spaghetti Peperonata with Tuna and Olives

    Spaghetti Peperonata with tuna and olives is a rustic Italian style pasta that’s easy to throw together on a weeknight. It’s an inexpensive, healthy 30 minute meal with that casual Mediterranean…

  • pork tenderloin with pineapple salsa

    Pork Tenderloin with Pineapple Salsa

    My smokey roasted pork tenderloin with pineapple salsa is a quick and easy weeknight meal thanks to quick cooking pork. It’s also the most exciting meal of the week, thanks to…

  • lemon garlic shrimp with orzo in a skillet

    Lemon Garlic Shrimp with Orzo

    Lemon garlic shrimp with orzo in (would you believe it?) 30 minutes! My weeknight friendly shrimp scampi is served over toasted orzo for an easy meal with lots of saucy Mediterranean…

  • Thai Pineapple Fried Rice

    Thai Pineapple Fried Rice is our current 30 minute dinner obsession ~ one night we have it plain, the next night with grilled shrimp or rotisserie chicken, and again with a…

  • Chow mein in a wok with tongs

    Easy Vegetable Chow Mein

    There’s a reason chow mein is so incredibly popular, it’s a quick, satisfying dinner with a comfort factor that rivals mac and cheese. Everybody needs to know how to make themselves…

  • 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,…

  • egg roll bowl with crispy wontons

    Weeknight Egg Roll Bowls

    Egg roll bowls provide all the yummy, comforting flavors of your favorite egg rolls in a low carb, protein rich, veggie packed bowl. This easy dinner bowl recipe is a universal…

  • 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!…

  • fresh summer roll with sprouts

    How to Make Summer Rolls

    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 and…

  • 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.…

  • Shrimp roll with chips

    New England Shrimp Rolls

    New England Shrimp Rolls are the stuff foodie memories are made of…jumbo chunks of shrimp simply tossed with mayo and lemon and then stuffed into a butter toasted bun ~ life…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

I'M SPILLING ALL MY SECRETS!

Get my tips, tricks & recipes for easy

foolproof baking

WANT TO BE A BETTER BAKER?

logo png