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Lisa Hubbard

20 Dinner Recipes You Can Prepare in Less Than 20 Minutes

Aug 26, 2015

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.

Christopher Baker

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.

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Anna Williams

Shrimp With Tomatoes and Olives

Serve this flavorful dish with couscous, a quick-cooking staple that’s an instant time-saver.

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Raymond Hom

Spicy Salmon With Bok Choy and Rice

Baste the fish with a mixture of honey, soy sauce, and crushed red pepper to give it a tasty glaze.

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José Picayo

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.

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Anna Williams

Chicken, Zucchini and Prosciutto

The chicken cooks in the oven while you crisp up the prosciutto and sauté the zucchini.

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David Prince

Baked Pecorino Chicken

A crunchy coating of grated pecorino, bread crumbs, and butter breathes new life into boneless, skinless chicken breasts.

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John Kernick

Chicken Curry in a Hurry

Craving Indian food? Throw together this satisfying dish, which uses a rotisserie chicken to save time.

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Raymond Hom

Pasta With Turkey and Broccoli

Ground turkey cooks up quickly and is a leaner, healthier alternative to beef.

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Marcus Nilsson

Zucchini and Bean Salad With Bulgur

There’s nothing here that requires real cooking—the bulgur simply steams in boiling water.

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Hans Gissinger

Whole-Grain Spaghetti With Garlicky Kale and Tomatoes

This recipe is chockfull of healthy ingredients, including kale, almonds, fresh garlic, and cooked tomatoes.

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Hector M. Sanchez

Southwestern Beef Chili With Corn

Tomato paste and chili powder give this chili depth of flavor and spice.

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Ngoc Minh Ngo

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.

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David Prince

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.

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Marcus Nilsson

Steak With Artichoke and Cherry Pepper Sauté

The sweet cherry peppers and tangy artichokes make an outstanding accompaniment for the garlic-rubbed steak.

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Marcus Nilsson

Fishermen’s Soup

Halibut and quick-cooking mussels are the stars of this rich, fragrant meal-in-a-bowl.

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Lisa Hubbard

Roasted Cod and Scallions With Spiced Potatoes

All the ingredients cook in the oven, which means there’s very little hands-on prep.

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Hector Sanchez

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.

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Christopher Baker

Oven-Fried Pork Cutlets With Fennel-Chickpea Slaw

The crisp, refreshing slaw helps cut through the crunchy, meaty cutlets.

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Grant Cornett

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.

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Quentin Bacon

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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