Quick, Simple and Delicious 30 Minute Meals

I’ve got some Quick, Simple and Delicious 30 Minute Meals all in one place for you!

I am ALWAYS looking for easy meals…like all the time. I really don’t do complicated at dinnertime. I mean after a whole day of doing stuff, last thing I need is to get all up in the kitchen and do more stuff.

The past few weeks I have been in my kitchen constantly baking for my book…so when it comes to dinner, I am looking for quick and yummy!

Having a nice arsenal of easy meals that I can make in 30 minutes or less is a MUST for me. Because I can certainly get lazy in my meal planning…it happens folks.

So today I’ve decided to be a problem solver and help you guys out in the process. I’ve got SIXTY 30 Minute Meals for you guys to look over. AND I created a PINTEREST BOARD where I will be pinning the dinner ideas that I have here plus more that I have found around the internet! I’d love if you followed along!

Get your shopping lists READY!

30 minute meals

The first few recipes are mine that I love and can be whipped up quickly, all the rest are some fun ones I found online!

1. Sesame Zoodles

2. Easy Burrito Bowls

3. BBQ Sloppy Joe Muffins

4. Chicken Stuffing Tenders

5. Taco Burgers

6. Easy Pizza Casserole

7. Meatball Sub on a Stick

8. Pull Apart Pizza Sticks

9. 5-Ingredient Shrimp Scampi with Angel Hair Pasta from Tried and Tasty

10. Salmon-Quinoa Cakes from Aggie’s Kitchen

30Minmeals211. 10 Minute Taco Salad from Ari’s Menu

12. Grilled Pork Chops with Balsamic Blackberry Sauce from Ari’s Menu

13. Oven Baked Black Bean and Cheese Quesadillas from Aggie’s Kitchen

14. Crispy Pan Roasted Chicken Thighs from Nutmeg Nanny

15. Italian Sausage and Kale Pasta from Nutmeg Nanny

16. One Pot Farmer’s Market Pasta from The View from Great Island

17. BLT Alfredo Skillet Ravioli from Inside BruCrew Life

18. 1 Pot Chicken Enchilada Pasta from Your Cup of Cake

19. Taco Soup from Your Cup of Cake

20. Parmesan Crusted Tilapia from Taste and Tell


21. Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps from Taste and Tell

22. Cheesy Buffalo Chicken French Bread from Krafted Koch

23. Cheater Korean Beef from Very Culinary

24. Creamy Pasta with Bacon and Peas from Very Culinary

25. Skillet Cheesy Beef Ziti from Whole & Heavenly Oven

26. Basil Lemon Salmon Foil Bake from Living Locurto

27. One Pot Weeknight Curry from Beard and Bonnet

28. Three Bean Tacos from Two Peas and Their Pod

29. Easy Chickpea Vegetable Stir Fry from Two Peas and Their Pod

30. BBQ Chicken Crescent Roll-Ups from Sugar Dish Me


31. Sloppy Joe Lettuce Cups from The Lemon Bowl

32. Southwest Chicken Skillet from Persnickety Plates

33. Creamy Caprese Pasta from Give Recipe

34. Pretzel Chicken Tenders with White Cheddar Sauce from Self Proclaimed Foodie

35. Sweet Potato Burrito Bowls from Chelsea’s Messy Apron

36. Southwest Quinoa Chili from Chelsea’s Messy Apron

37. Un-Stuffed Pepper Skillet from Two Healthy Kitchens

38. One-Pot Turkey Sausage & Bean Ragout from Cookin’ Canuck

39. Panera Hummus Chicken Power Salad Copy Cat from Food, Faith, Fitness

40. 10 Minute Wonton Soup from The Food Charlatan


41. Easy Tilapia Recipe with Cilantro and Lime from Food, Faith, Fitness

42. Easy Tomato Basil Pasta from Spoonful of Flavor

43. Thai Chicken Salad Wrap with Blueberries from Spoonful of Flavor

44. Tuscan Italian Sausage White Bean Soup with Zucchini Noodles from The Housewife in Training Files

45. Pasta with Spicy Sausage and Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto from Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen

46. Chick Pea Tabbouleh with Grilled Chicken and Artichokes from Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen

47. Bang Bang Chicken with Quinoa from Flavor Mosaic

48. Cajun Blackened Chicken from Flavor Mosaic

49. Tex Mex Chicken and Rice Skillet from Valerie’s Kitchen

50. Easiest Chicken Cordon Bleu from Cook the Story


51. Easy Chicken Fajita Casserole from Back for Seconds

52. Cheesy Mexican Bowtie Pasta from Back for Seconds

53. The Best Chili Recipe from Cook the Story

54. Caribbean Tacos from Snappy Gourmet

55. Creamy Rice and Shrimp from Dizzy, Busy and Hungry

56. 5 Ingredient Tangy Chicken from Dizzy, Busy and Hungry

57. Shrimp with Pancetta and Peas Over Soft Polenta from Taste, Love and Nourish

58. Gnocchi with Lighter Tomato Cream Sauce from Texanerin Baking

59. Bacon Cheeseburger Tatchos from Frugal Foodie Mama

60. Cream Cheese Chicken Quesadillas from Frugal Foodie Mama

Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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January 20, 2015 10:32 am

I am amazed with all the great ideas on this list! LOVE!!!

January 19, 2015 9:44 pm

Such great recipes here, I need major help on busy weeknights! Thanks for including me!

January 19, 2015 5:47 pm

I’ve got a kid who won’t eat a noodle to save his soul, another one who won’t eat any kind of sauce other than ketchup and a husband who has banned Mexican food from our house for the foreseeable future. You have no idea how much I need this list…. I’m studying it tonight!

January 19, 2015 4:07 pm

I am definitely saving this for later. I don’t know who wouldn’t want quick and easy meals handy.

January 19, 2015 3:42 pm

Wow, I could plan the next month’s of meals from this post! Thank you so much for including a few of my recipes!

January 19, 2015 3:08 pm

I am SO onboard with 30 minute dinners right now and this round-up is pretty much just perfection. 🙂 Thanks for including my skillet ziti!

January 19, 2015 2:35 pm

Wow! This is a great resource for busy weeknight cooking. Pinned and shared 🙂

January 19, 2015 2:22 pm

Beautiful round-up! Thank you for including my chicken skillet & I’m off to check out the others.

January 19, 2015 9:50 am

My mouth is watering! All these dishes look so perfect for dinner. I can’t decide where to start! Thanks for including my soup!

January 19, 2015 9:39 am

All of these look fab! Thanks so much for including me…pinned!

January 19, 2015 9:27 am

I need these in my life! More than 30 minutes around here = Not Happening. Perfect list!

January 19, 2015 8:43 am

Pretzel Chicken Tenders with Cheddar Sauce! Heck yes! Thank you for this amazing list. I will definitely be referring back to it. I’ll be trying either the Three-Bean Tacos or the Parm Crusted Tilapia tonight. Yay!

January 19, 2015 8:42 am

I am saving this post for sure! Lots of winners for dinner!

January 19, 2015 8:23 am

I need all the easy quick dinner ideas I can get! Love this! Thanks for including me!

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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