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30 Fast and Fresh Weeknight Meals

30 quick, delicious meals you can make in under 30 minutes. These recipe ideas will make it easy to keep cooking and eating at home fun and satisfying.
30 Fast and Fresh Weeknight Meals
30 Fast and Fresh Weeknight Meals
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Hi! I'm Jonny at SideChef. Self-proclaimed "dinner-for-one" expert because I always eat alone. Soups and stews are my favorite!
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Is dinner time a dreaded event in your house? Are you always at a loss for what to make?

It sure can be tough to come up with new, exciting recipes to cook on a weeknight. That's why we've put together this list of 30 fast and fresh meals - perfect for when you want something delicious but don't have much time.

From quick pasta dishes to one-pot wonders, there's something for everyone in this round-up.

Don't compromise on quality when you're cooking last-minute weeknight meals. Here are 30 delicious, nutritious dinners to hold the takeout at bay!

Creamy Shells With Bacon and Peas

PASTALUNCH

Creamy Shells with Bacon and Spring Peas

SideChef

A quick pasta dish is an excellent solution for a busy weeknight. Mix it up with our recipe for creamy shell pasta with bacon bites and crunchy spring peas.

Summer Strawberry Salad

SALADHEALTHY

Summer Strawberry Poppy Seed Salad

Garlic & Zest

A fresh homage to summer! Don’t let the season pass by without indulging in this fresh, sweet, crunchy, wholly irresistible amalgam of colors, flavors, and textures.

Quick Meatless Fajitas

LUNCHAPPETIZERS

Easy Vegan Fajitas

The Edgy Veg

This scrumptious fajita recipe is great-tasting and takes only 15 minutes or less to make from start to finish (unless you’re a slow veggie chopper).

Chilaquiles Divorciados

BREAKFASTBRUNCH

Chilaquiles Divorciados

Diego Aceves at SideChef

These chilaquiles are made with both green salsa and red salsa, so you don't have to make this difficult choice! The tangy green salsa compliments the sweeter tomato-based sauce perfectly.

Chicken Tomato Stew

DINNERMAIN DISH

Chicken Tomato Stew

Jonny Tang at SideChef

You don't need a whole day to make a stew! This delicious and simple tomato chicken stew only takes 30 minutes to make!

Quick Cauliflower Bowl

LUNCHDINNER

6-Ingredient BBQ Roasted Cauliflower Bowl

SideChef

This BBQ Roasted Cauliflower Bowl is a flavorful vegetarian dish that is easy to make and requires you to prepare only six ingredients! Perfect dinner idea for meatless Monday.

Classic Nicoise Salad

SALADHEALTHY

Niçoise Salad

Gather & Feast

This recipe is jam-packed with lots of goodies...fresh tomatoes, tinned tuna, hard-boiled eggs, olives, anchovies, potatoes, and green beans. It's a light yet satisfying weeknight dinner.

Cacio e Pepe

PASTADINNER

Cacio e Pepe

SideChef

Cacio e Pepe is a classic Italian pasta dish that means "cheese and pepper." Its name speaks for itself - cheese and pepper are the only ingredients (other than pasta) you need. It doesn't get easier (or more delicious) than that!

Skirt Steak with Roasted Vegetables

DINNERMAIN DISH

Skirt Steak with Roasted Vegetables

joshneedles

Skirt steak is an excellent beef cut that doesn't require much cooking time. Easy one-pan wonder recipe for a delicious and hearty dinner!

Chicken Tortilla Soup

SOUPLUNCH

Chicken Tortilla Soup

SideChef

Another one-pot recipe you can enjoy in thirty minutes or less! Chicken tortilla soup is super quick and easy to make, and you won't be disappointed by its comforting flavor and hearty texture.

Southwestern Steak Salad

SALADHEALTHY

Southwestern Steak Salad

Garlic & Zest

Need a fast, simple dinner? Use everyday pantry ingredients and leftover steak in this easy recipe for Southwestern Steak Salad! Ready in minutes!

Spicy Shrimp Tacos

HEALTHYDINNER

Spicy Shrimp Tacos

SideChef

Perfect taco recipe idea to enjoy taco Tuesday at home! These spicy shrimp tacos are zesty, creamy, crunchy, and beyond delicious.

Soba Noodle Chicken Salad

SALADLUNCH

Soba Noodle Chicken Salad & Sesame-Peanut Dressing

Curious Fig

This cold Thai noodle salad is a great choice to make ahead and enjoy for lunch or dinner midweek.

Quick Chicken Teriyaki

DINNERMAIN DISH

Weeknight Chicken Teriyaki

SideChef

It takes no time to make this sweet and tangy chicken teriyaki in your own kitchen. Super fast Asian-inspired classic dish we all love!

Mushroom Rice Bowl

HEALTHYLUNCH

Mushroom Rice Bowl

SideChef

Quick and healthy recipe packed with nutrients and flavor.

Mediterranean Chicken Wrap

SANDWICHHEALTHY

Mediterranean Chicken Wrap

Hapa Nom Nom

Packed with crispy veggies and juicy, spice-rubbed chicken, all wrapped up in a spinach tortilla, this dish has so much flavor that you won’t even realize you’re eating healthy! And if that doesn’t sound enticing enough, the entire meal can be made in less than 30 minutes.

Summer Avocado, Corn, and Shrimp Salad

SALADLUNCH

Summer Salad with Avocado, Corn and Grilled Shrimp

Domesticate Me

This salad tastes like summer. Packed with baby lettuce, grilled sweet corn, juicy cherry tomatoes, and buttery avocado - this salad is light, bright, and full of fresh flavor.

Baked Cod with Garlic Butter Sauce

MAIN DISHQUICK AND EASY

Baked Cod with Garlic Butter Sauce

SideChef

One-pan fish dinner you can make in half an hour. Cod is a mild and light white fish, making it the perfect match with garlic butter sauce.

Mango and Shrimp Rolls

LUNCHDINNER

Mango and Shrimp Summer Rolls

Pickled Plum

Super light and fresh summer roll with shrimp and mango is a perfect choice for a quick lunch or snack when it's hot outside.

15 Minute Thai Prawn Curry

DINNERMAIN DISH

15 Minute Thai Prawn Curry

SideChef

Fresh and delicious Thai red curry with prawns, chickpeas, and baby spinach is a fantastic quick meal idea!

Fresh Prosciutto Melon Salad with Mint Basil Vinaigrette

SALADLUNCH

Fresh Prosciutto Melon Salad with Mint Basil Vinaigrette

Tina Sawasdee at SideChef

Savory cured meat, sweet melon, creamy mozzarella, and spicy arugula make this salad incredibly flavorful and filling.

Quinoa Salad with Mango, Snap Peas, Ginger & Lime

SALADLUNCH

Quinoa Salad with Mango, Snap Peas, Ginger & Lime

Alexandra's Kitchen

This Quinoa Salad with Mango, Snap Peas, Ginger & Lime is a delicious and healthy recipe to add to your repertoire. The nutty taste of red quinoa is a perfect complement to the sweet mango, snap peas, and zesty lime. Plus, the ginger gives it a nice little kick. Whether you're looking for a light lunch or a side dish for dinner, this salad is sure to please.

Poke Avocado Halves

LUNCHDINNER

Poke Avocado Halves

SideChef

This unique dish is a delicious cross between poke and ceviche and will surely be a hit with family and friends. Our avocado halves are the perfect vessel for our lime-marinated raw tuna and are drizzled with a creamy, spicy mayo that takes this dish to the next level. Perfect for summer lunch or light dinner.

Skinny Chicken Lettuce Wraps

LUNCHDINNER

Skinny Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Pip & Ebby

These low-carb chicken lettuce wraps taste just like the famous PF Chang's appetizer. This copycat recipe is even better than the restaurant version, with fewer calories, and done in just 20 minutes!

5-Ingredient Sweet Potato Salad

SALADHEALTHY

5-Ingredient Sweet Potato Salad

SideChef

5-Ingredient Sweet Potato Salad is the perfect light weeknight dinner. It comes together in no time and it's so delicious you'll forget it's good for you.

Low-Carb Spinach Artichoke Pizza

POPULARHEALTHY

Low-Carb Spinach Artichoke Pizza

SideChef

Healthy low-carb pizza recipe you can quickly make on a weeknight.

Chicken Stuffed Avocado Salad

SALADHEALTHY

Chicken Stuffed Avocado Salad

Recetas Fáciles de Irene

Everyone enjoys a delicious and creamy chicken salad, but it's even better served in an avocado! This recipe is low-effort, ready in only 20 minutes - a perfect quick meal.

Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa and Avocado Salsa Verde

LUNCHMAIN DISH

Crispy Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa & Avocado Salsa Verde

Domesticate Me

Another quick idea for an effortless taco Tuesday!

Sriracha Chicken Skewers

APPETIZERSMAIN DISH

Sriracha Chicken Skewers with Peaches and Basil

Domesticate Me

Light, fresh, and made on the grill, these skewers are everything you could ask for in a summer meal. If you’ve never grilled peaches before, please mentally prepare yourself for the deliciousness that’s in store.

Tomato Pesto Zoodles with Shrimp

PASTALUNCH

Roasted Tomato Pesto Zoodles with Sautéed Shrimp

SideChef

Enjoy this fun and quick dish that will get you loving your veggies!

Summer Fruit Chicken Salad

SALADLUNCH

Summer Fruit Chicken Salad

Olive and Artisan

Super quick and satisfying summer salad with the perfect balance of sweet and savory.

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