Quick and Easy 30 Minute Meals

30 Minute Meals

Quick and easy 30 minute meals are splendid for when you're short on time but still want a delicious home cooked dinner. They're also great for inexperienced cooks that want to use basic cooking skills...not compete for the next Iron Chef.

Don't give up on having a home cooked meal because you don't want to spend hours in the kitchen. We have the answer to the dinnertime crunch with hundreds of savory dinners that take 30 minutes or less for the complete meal; with your choice of entrees and sides, casseroles, skillet meals and more.

Imagine...delicious dinners that taste like old fashioned suppers even on the busiest of days. No matter how full your schedule gets, how much (or how little) time you have, or your cooking experience; your family will love these quick and easy meals in 30 minutes.

Get the perfect solution to your "What should I make for dinner?" question.

30 Minute Meals - Chicken Recipes

30 Minute Chicken

Chicken done in 30 minutes or less

Quick Chicken
30 Minute Meals - Beef Recipes

30 Minute Beef

Quick and easy meals with beef

Quick & Easy Beef
30 Minute Meals - Pork Recipes

30 Minute Pork

Pork, bacon and ham meals

Quick & Easy Pork
30 Minute Meals - Pasta and Seafood Recipes

Pasta and Seafood

30 minute pasta & seafood meals

Easy Meatless
Quick and Easy 30 Minute Meals - Sweet and Sour Chicken

Easy Sweet & Sour

Most Popular in 30 Minute Meals

Easy Sweet & Sour
30 Minute Meals - Broccoli Spinach Fettuccine Recipe

Broccoli Fettuccine

Most Pinned 30 Minute Meal

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Everyone needs go-to recipes they can count on to pull together a tasty dinner in no time. These are our reader's favorites, the meals the kids will eat, and all are complete meals from kitchen to table in 30 minutes or less. Perfect for weekdays or anytime you want a dinner you can count on being delicious.

Top 30 Minute Meals

Sesame Chicken and Rice

Add Asian flair to dinner tonight with this zesty recipe.

Top 30 Minute Meals

Garlic Lime Shrimp and Pasta

This dish is elegant yet so very simple.

Top 30 Minute Meals

Pizza Pasta with The Works

Kids love pizza and pasta makes it even easier to make.

Top 30 Minute Meals

Easy Homemade Sloppy Joes

No need for a canned sauce when you have this fresh recipe.

Top 30 Minute Meals

Easy Baked Chicken Parmesan

Smothered in mozzarella, the Italian dinner favorite is a classic.

Top 30 Minute Meals

Dinner Race Cars

This adorable version of sloppy joes guarantees clean plates!

Top 30 Minute Meals

Apple Cinnamon Kielbasa

Warmly spiced, a hearty meal is done in less than 30 minutes.

Top 30 Minute Meals

Broccoli Spinach Fettuccine

For a flavorful meatless meal, this dinner can't be beat.

Top 30 Minute Meals

Easy Sweet and Sour Chicken

Save money and time without sacrificing taste.

Top 30 Minute Meals

Quick and Easy Chili Recipe

Chili is the perfect meal for an easy weekend meal.

Top 30 Minute Meals

Pepperoni Pizza Casserole

More of a meal than pizza slices, this is a family favorite.

Top 30 Minute Meals

Fast Fresh Penne with Feta Cheese

7 ingredients and loads of flavor make this meatless winner.

Top 30 Minute Meals

Rosemary Chicken and Vegetables

Get a Sunday dinner feeling in just 30 minutes.

Top 30 Minute Meals

Broccoli Beef Stir Fry

All the flavor of Chinese take-out is packed into this meal.

Popular Super Easy Desserts

Easy Apple Crisp
Apple Crisp Recipe
This is an easy apple crisp recipe using simple everyday ingredients. Topped with ice cream, it's the dessert that will disappear almost as soon as it comes out of the oven!

Old-Fashioned Apple Crisp

Monkey Bread Recipe
Monkey Bread Recipe
Monkey Bread brings back fond memories of the house filling up with the smell of cinnamon followed by eating a sticky treat with your fingers. This easy, delicious treat is a certified comfort food.

Pull Apart Monkey Bread


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4 to 7 Ingredient Dinners

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Crock Pot Recipes

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Dessert Recipes

Dessert Recipes

Main Dishes and More

Main Dishes and More

Start saving time and money in your kitchen with these easy family-friendly recipes, packed with flavor.

Easy Recipes

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Chicken Recipes

Crock Pot Recipes

Breakfast Recipes

Breakfast Recipes

Breakfast Recipes

Breakfast Casseroles

Make a mouthwatering breakfast recipe or an easy, delicious breakfast casserole to turn any day into a special day.


Soup, Salads and Sides

Soup, Salads and Sides These great soups and side dishes go with everything from elegant holiday meals to a weeknight pot roast.

Soup Recipes

Side Dishes

Salad Recipes

Healthy Dinner Choices

Healthy Dinner Recipes


Healthy Dinner Recipes

Healthy doesn't mean bland with these delicious homemade dinner recipes.

Begin or maintain a healthy lifestyle for your whole family tonight.


Dessert Recipes

Dessert Recipes

Dessert Recipes

Get a delicious dessert for every occasion.

Pie recipes, cookies, cakes, fudge, cheesecake recipes and Mama Shirley's favorites all make wonderful happy endings.

Kids Recipes

Kids Recipes


Kids Recipes

Our Kids Recipes are easy to make and fun for kids of all ages. They're perfect for teaching beginning cooking and kitchen skills.


Pot Luck Casserole Recipes

Casserole Recipes

Casserole possibilites are endless, making it even easier to prep a hearty dinner with ingredients you have on hand. Try some of our family classics for easy one-dish dinners.

Casserole Recipes

Stock Your Freezer

Freezer Recipes

We’ve all been there before, it’s getting late in the afternoon and you’ve realized there isn’t anything for dinner. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. That’s where this section will come in handy for you.

Freezer Cooking Recipes




Names for Boys

Baby Boy Names

Choose the perfect name for your bundle of boy with help from our lists of thousands of boys names.

Boys Names

Names for Girls

Baby Girl Names

Find a beautiful name for your new daughter with easy to use lists of names and name meanings for girls.

Girls Names

Quotes for Life

Quotes About Life

The right quote at the right time can make you feel like there is a kindred spirit in this world that thinks like you do.

Some quotes have no other purpose than to make you laugh...something we could all use more of. Get inspired or reassured, visit the quotes pages often.

Quotes to Live By


These are the big lists for reference, all things vocabulary, reading and writing. 

List of Verbs

List of Pronouns

List of Prepositions

List of Nouns

List of Adverbs

List Of Adjectives


Bread Pudding Recipe

Bread Pudding

Cinnamon and vanilla infuse this custard-like dessert that starts with simple ingredients, but tastes like pure luxury.

Warm Spiced Bread Pudding Recipe

Easy Dinner Ideas

Easy Dinner Recipes

Try a variety of 30 minute meals, they're complete homemade dinners from kitchen to table in a half hour.

Quick and Easy 30 Minute Meals


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