30-Minute Dinner Recipes

Grilled Steak with Greek Corn Salad

Cube steaks are inexpensive, and they’re a great way to make midweek steak dinners doable. A cube steak needs little more than salt and pepper and a quick spin on the grill before it’s ready to be served alongside grilled corn and vinaigrette-coated veggies.

Tortellini in Brodo

It’s easier than you think to make a vegetable-filled bone broth. A smoked pork chop adds tons of flavor to this soup, and a Parmesan rind gives it extra richness.

Minute Cod with Lemony Braised Fennel

You’ll almost want to eat by candlelight: This quick cod dish takes only 30 minutes to make, yet it’s nothing if not elegant. Save time by juicing the lemon and slicing the olives while the cod and fennel cook.

Pork Chops Pizzaiola

Finish browned, caramelized pork chops in a quick pan sauce made with red wine, chicken stock and tomato paste for an easy, flavor-packed main dish ready in 30 minutes flat.

Escarole and Bean Soup

A hearty dinner doesn’t need to include meat — just ask Giada. This classic Italian soup is filled with tart escarole and hearty cannellini beans. A chunk of Parmesan is the secret ingredient that makes the soup silky and rich.

Shrimp and Kale Pitas

Fill pitas with a mixture of shrimp, kale and chickpeas for a simple hand-held dinner.

Ingredient Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

We love multi-purpose kitchen gadgets that make life easier, so that’s why the Instant Pot (a slow cooker, pressure cooker and stove-top stand-in, all in one) is a go-to for quick meals. Especially this creamy kid-friendly mac and cheese, which cooks up in no time. And after it’s been gobbled up, you’ll only have one pot to clean!

Barbecued Chinese Chicken Lettuce Wraps

For a quick meal that’s low in carbs but big on flavor, whip up Rachael’s chicken lettuce wraps. Garlic and ginger is a terrific one-two punch for the sauteed chicken and mushrooms. And just a few tablespoons of Chinese barbecue sauce go a long way, lightly coating and flavoring the meat-and-veggie filling.

Chicken Summer Rolls

These crunchy Vietnamese-style rolls are healthy and light, and the addition of rice makes them a filling dinner option. They’re gluten-free, but anyone — even kids — will love them.

Chicken Stir-Fry

The time it takes to cook and combine this hearty meal is all in its name — cut small pieces of chicken and vegetables, and spritz them with teriyaki sauce.

Buffalo Chicken Enchiladas

Stuff corn tortillas with a cheesy Buffalo chicken filling for a mashup you’ll crave again and again. It’s an easy weeknight winner, thanks to rotisserie chicken.