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Five Quick Weeknight Dinner Recipes — in 30 minutes or less!

Getting back to home cooked dinners in 2022? Here are five easy recipes to fit your busy schedule: Each of these weeknight dinners can be on your table in 30 minutes or less, and each feeds a family of four.

five 30 minute weeknight dinner ideas

Get any of these new meal ideas on your table in about the time it would take to pick up carryout — but, enjoy fresher, more affordable, and better quality dinners in that same amount of time!

Easy dinner recipes in 30 minutes or less

Of course, we do have more than five! After you browse through these newer recipes, also check out several earlier quick dinner recipe roundups:

Any weeknight dinner recipe repertoire can benefit from more 30 minute meal ideas.

Five quick & simple meals

plate of beef and cabbage stir fry

Start by trying something a bit different in your stir fries this New Year: This 30 minute beef & cabbage stir fry with giardiniera creates a skillet full of fantastic flavor! And speaking of resolutions, this one is naturally gluten free and keto friendly, to boot. If you like egg roll in a bowl, you may also enjoy this flavorful twist on the genre.

veggie lo mein

Or to take those resolutions in another direction: If you’re looking for a quick vegetarian dinner, look no further than easy fresh vegetable lo mein. This 30 minute Meatless Monday recipe idea incorporates colorful veggies and satisfyingly slurpy noodles into an all-in-one vegan meal.

cheese tortellini with veggies

While we’re talking vegetarian meals, cheese tortellini with broccoli & tomatoes takes only 20 minutes to throw together on a busy weeknight. Loaded with veggies and cheese, this filling tortellini dinner is an easy way to pack everything into one dish.

plate of pork chops with peppers and a baked potato

Meatier 30 minute meals are also an option, such as these simple smothered skillet pork chops. Marinated in Olive Garden dressing, these sport plenty of sweet peppers and onions to help keep them moist and flavorful.

chicken and asparagus on a plate

Lastly, let’s round things up with a sheet pan dinner option! Winner, winner, this sheet pan chicken asparagus dinner takes just 30 minutes to cook up — and is naturally low carb & gluten free.

So, what’s for dinner?

Try something new for dinner tonight, and save time & money by cooking quick meals at home. And for more 30 minute meal ideas, visit: