Don’t have a lot of time to spend on dinner? Try one of these speedy recipes that take just 15 minutes or less of hands-on work. For more ideas, get smart tips and family-friendly recipes for quick dinners.
Shrimp, Leek and Spinach Pasta
While the pasta cooks, sauté the leeks and shrimp in butter. The spinach will wilt naturally when combined with the warm pasta.
Shrimp With Tomatoes and Olives
Serve this flavorful dish with couscous, a quick-cooking staple that’s an instant time-saver.
Spicy Salmon With Bok Choy and Rice
Salmon With Creamy Cucumber-Fennel Salad
To speed up pre-dinner prep time, make the side salad up to 12 hours in advance; serve cool or at room temperature.
Chicken, Zucchini and Prosciutto
The chicken cooks in the oven while you crisp up the prosciutto and sauté the zucchini.
Baked Pecorino Chicken
Chicken Curry in a Hurry
Craving Indian food? Throw together this satisfying dish, which uses a rotisserie chicken to save time.
Pasta With Turkey and Broccoli
Ground turkey cooks up quickly and is a leaner, healthier alternative to beef.
Zucchini and Bean Salad With Bulgur
Whole-Grain Spaghetti With Garlicky Kale and Tomatoes
Southwestern Beef Chili With Corn
Tomato paste and chili powder give this chili depth of flavor and spice.
Spanish Omelet With Potatoes and Chorizo
This hearty omelet cooks in the oven, meaning you can throw together the simple side salad while it bakes.
Steak With Roasted Parsnips, Tomatoes and Scallions
Toss the vegetables with thyme and olive oil and roast until tender; all that’s left to do is to sear the steak.
Steak With Artichoke and Cherry Pepper Sauté
The sweet cherry peppers and tangy artichokes make an outstanding accompaniment for the garlic-rubbed steak.
Halibut and quick-cooking mussels are the stars of this rich, fragrant meal-in-a-bowl.
Roasted Cod and Scallions With Spiced Potatoes
All the ingredients cook in the oven, which means there’s very little hands-on prep.
Poached Halibut With Green Beans and Red Potatoes
Cook the green beans in the same pot as the potatoes, saving both time and clean-up effort.
Oven-Fried Pork Cutlets With Fennel-Chickpea Slaw
The crisp, refreshing slaw helps cut through the crunchy, meaty cutlets.
Caribbean Tenderloin With Mango Salsa
Give dinnertime a tropical flair with this lively salsa made with fresh mango, scallions, lime juice, and crushed red pepper.
Quick Spring Lamb and Vegetable Stew
Make an extra batch of this freezer-friendly stew and save for a night when you’re even more pressed for time.
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