If you’re anything like us, you’re always on the hunt for quick dinner ideas to make busy weeknights a little bit easier. We’ve rounded up our favorite healthy 30-minute meals that are guaranteed to please everyone at your table, from a unique take on pizza to a lightning-fast stir-fry. Just scroll down for all the details.
Garlicky Peanut Soba Noodles with Roasted Broccoli
With a few pantry ingredients and a bunch of broccoli, you’ll have this tasty meal on the table in no time. We love the tangy, sweet peanut sauce, and even veggie haters will be seduced by the crispy roasted broccoli. Click here to see the recipe from My Kitchen Love.
Mini Egg Pizzas
Instead of ordering a pizza, go for this healthier version that comes together in just 15 minutes. Use naan bread or a flatbread for the crust, then top it with your favorite veggies. An egg cracked on top gives it a nice protein boost. To get the recipe, click here.
Sneaky One-Pot Mexican Pasta
This recipe from Siri Daly is a win for picky eaters—they won’t even realize they’re eating veggies, thanks to a sneaky squash puree. The dish is rounded out with ground turkey, taco seasoning and plenty of cheese. Get all the details by clicking here.
It doesn’t get much easier (or more delicious) than this stir-fry from The Leaner Approach. Just be sure to prep and chop all your ingredients before you start cooking because things move fast once you start sautéing. Click here to grab the recipe.
Crispy Parmesan Crusted Fish
White fish fillets cook up in no time at all, which is why we love this parmesan crusted fish from !Hola! Jalapeño for an easy weeknight dish. Pair it with steamed green beans or pasta to round out the meal. To get the recipe, click here.
Take your pasta dinner to the next level with this recipe from Laughter and Grace. Refrigerated ravioli is paired with a meaty spaghetti sauce, then it’s all covered with cheese and baked. To grab the recipe, click here.
Thai Basil Pork
It’ll be love at first bite with this delish Thai-inspired dish by Patricia Tanumihardja. If you’re not a fan of pork, you can sub in whatever your family prefers, from ground turkey to scallops to salmon. You can also throw in frozen veggies to make it a complete meal—delish! Click here to see the recipe.
Southwestern Black Bean Salad
Brighten up your dinner table with this filling salad from Cookie Monster Cooking. It’s filled with fresh corn, hearty black beans, savory queso fresco and a tangy dressing. Drooling yet? Get the recipe by clicking here.
Salmon Cakes with Lemon Green Beans
What’s not to love about these delicious salmon cakes from Momma Cuisine? They’re filled with crunchy breadcrumbs, hearty salmon and red pepper for crunch, and they cook up in less than 10 minutes. Pair them with lemony green beans for a well-rounded meal. Click here to snag the recipe.
Red Pepper & Broccoli Frittata
Keep it simple but delicious with a hearty frittata filled with veggies and cheese. The good news: if you end up with leftovers, it tastes just as great (if not better) the next day. To get the recipe, click here.
Chicken Pesto Pasta
Go green with this simple recipe from Regina at Leelalicious. With chicken, pasta and pesto, you’ve got a filling meal that you can whip up in 20 minutes, and dinner is done! Grab the recipe right here.
Quick and Easy Skillet Lasagna
Lasagna in 30 minutes? Yes, it’s totally possible! This skillet version saves you time but doesn’t hold back on flavor. Our Family Eats has the recipe that’s soon to be one of your favorites. Get the full recipe here.
Pasta with Peas and Bacon
Go back to basics with a tried-and-true, kid-approved recipe. For those nights when the tots are fussing and the clock is ticking, you can’t go wrong with this 30-minute meal. To see the full recipe, click here.
Pork Tenderloin with Lemon Garlic Sauce
If you need a hearty entrée that will satisfy your crew in a hurry, look no further than this juicy pork tenderloin with a bright lemony sauce. Just add a veggie and rice, and you’re all set! You can find the recipe right here.
Thai Basil Chicken Stir-Fry
The next time you’re craving Thai food, skip the takeout and try this easy Thai basil chicken stir-fry recipe from Chef Savvy. Add steamed rice and you’ve got a restaurant-worthy dinner in 30 minutes. Click here to get the recipe.
Go-To Stir Fry
Thank goodness for stir fry! This dish not only features a good amount of broccoli, but it also has sweet and savory flavors that are better than any takeout options. Did we mention it only takes 30 minutes to make? Get the recipe from Get Inspired Everyday.
Pan-Roasted Chicken and Shallots
This chicken recipe is super simple, but fragrant shallots and rosemary make your kitchen smell like you’ve been cooking away all day! This amazing dinner from The Food Network just made your weeknights a little bit easier. To make it yourself, click here.
Filet of Sole à la Meunière
Fish dinner on a busy weeknight? It can be done! Pass on the fish sticks and serve your family these sole filets with a delish brown butter sauce. Robert Rosenthal, author of Short Order Dad: One Guy’s Guide to Making Food Fun and Hassle-Free has you covered. To get his recipe, click here.
Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps
Tofu and mushrooms replace the meat in this quick vegetarian version of lettuce wraps. With a sweet and tangy sauce and cool, crisp lettuce leaves, these wraps come together in a snap for a fast dinner. Get the recipe from Well Plated right here.
Tuscan-Style Sausage Soup
Great news! This recipe from Prevention RD uses ingredients you probably have on hand. Plus, there’s a healthy twist: low-sodium chicken broth, whole wheat pasta, and lots of adaptability if you want to add your fave veggies. Get the recipe here.
—Anna Doogan & Susie Foresman