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!
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.
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.
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).
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.
You don't need a whole day to make a stew! This delicious and simple tomato chicken stew only takes 30 minutes to make!
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.
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 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 is an excellent beef cut that doesn't require much cooking time. Easy one-pan wonder recipe for a delicious and hearty dinner!
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.
Need a fast, simple dinner? Use everyday pantry ingredients and leftover steak in this easy recipe for Southwestern Steak Salad! Ready in minutes!
Perfect taco recipe idea to enjoy taco Tuesday at home! These spicy shrimp tacos are zesty, creamy, crunchy, and beyond delicious.
This cold Thai noodle salad is a great choice to make ahead and enjoy for lunch or dinner midweek.
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!
Quick and healthy recipe packed with nutrients and flavor.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fresh and delicious Thai red curry with prawns, chickpeas, and baby spinach is a fantastic quick meal idea!
Savory cured meat, sweet melon, creamy mozzarella, and spicy arugula make this salad incredibly flavorful and filling.
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.
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.
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 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.
Healthy low-carb pizza recipe you can quickly make on a weeknight.
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.
Another quick idea for an effortless taco Tuesday!
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.
Enjoy this fun and quick dish that will get you loving your veggies!
Super quick and satisfying summer salad with the perfect balance of sweet and savory.