With busy schedules and kids running around, quick and easy dinner ideas are a must, so here is a list of 30 minutes meals or less! Perfect for back to school dinners and crazy work nights!
DINNER RECIPES READY IN 30 MINUTE OR LESS!!!
I feel like the time for leisurely cooking an extravagant meal is over for me for awhile. It used to involve a glass of cooking wine, some relaxing music and chit chat with my husband; now it includes a baby wanting a bottle, a toddler yelling “feed me”, and a long to-do list that didn’t get done earlier in the day.
It just doesn’t have the same enjoyment as it used to, so I need a strong list of 30 minute meals!!
All of the dinner ideas here can be ready in 30 minutes or less, making them perfect for back to school nights and the general everyday craziness of our lives.
Plus there is so much variety! There is everything from pasta recipes, flatbread ideas, stir frys recipes, salads, and everything from chicken to shrimp to beef. There is something for everyone!
Not included are slow cooker ideas that usually have less than 30 minutes of prep but require more cooking time. So if those work for your schedule, you will definitely want to check out my post full of slow cooker recipes!
30 MINUTE CHICKEN DINNERS
We eat more chicken dinners in a month than anything else because it's so easy, versatile and budget friendly!
Some chicken ideas can be found above under 30 minute pasta dinners, so make sure to look down there as well for even more ideas!
30 MINUTE PASTA DINNERS
I love having plenty of pasta dishes on my meal prep lists because they are usually easy and inexpensive. From soups to pasta casseroles, there is something everyone will love!
Plus, pasta dinners make great leftovers for even faster dinner nights or easy lunches!