60+ 30-Minute Dinners To Make Any Weeknight Better

Just another hectic weeknight? These yummy recipes can be whipped up in only 30 minutes and are guaranteed to make your Tuesday better.

Baked Salmon

"This was delicious; the mayo gave the salmon a lovely taste, and the topping had a great crunch to it."


World's Best Chicken Noodle Soup

"I've never had a creamy chicken noodle soup like this and honestly I loved it! Made just as written and it turned out amazing!"

-Jonathan Melendez

Easy Fried Rice

"What a great way to use up little bits of leftover ingredients! I was looking for a recipe that would use up a small amount of leftover meat and rice and this fit the bill perfectly. This was very quick, easy, inexpensive and tasty."


Simple Baked Fish

"I used Panko breadcrumbs and sprinkled the top with paprika for color. The dish turned out to be restaurant quality and the best fish that I ever made."


Simple Ham Carbonara

"I was surprised at how well and easily this all came together (as a mother of a two young kids, I have my hands full). I was able to tackle this dinner and get it on the table early for once. It's a keeper! Very flavorful and simple after a long day of work—and did I mention filling?"


30-Minute Garlic Chicken With Potatoes

"Made this recently and it was really good! I love the fact I can just throw it together and half an hour later it's done."


Newfoundland Cod Cakes

"These cod cakes were just wonderful. I followed the recipe exactly and the cakes had a nice crisp coating. Very tender on the inside. I served with coleslaw and baked beans."


Macaroni With Fontina and Gorgonzola Cheeses

"I'm giving this 5 stars based on ease of cooking and ingredients."

-Montana Ma

Ginger Peanut Chicken Pasta

"I have made this twice now and been very impressed with the mix of flavors. This is a firm favorite in our house."

-Rachel Savage

Baked Pollock

"This really was good and so easy to make. I did learn the hard way that if you use frozen fillets, you need to thaw and drain off the liquid first. As a result they weren't the prettiest but still had the most awesome flavor."


Szechuan Noodles With Spicy Beef Sauce

"The flavor was fantastic and it was super easy to throw together."


French Onion Burgers

"This is so easy and so tasty. We loved it!"


Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup

"Husband LOVES this recipe and told me I could make this for him anytime. I can't believe how easy it was! I liked it also but I think I had a problem with the canned chicken. Next time I'll try it with freshly cooked. A great (and EASY) recipe!"

-La Petisa

Sweet Italian Sausage With Penne Pasta

"Our entire family enjoyed this! I was hesitant that something with so few ingredients could taste so good - but it was!"

-Food Snob

Mussels in White Wine & Garlic

"This is my fave way to cook and eat mussels... A great, classic and saucy bowl of steamed mussels with just the right amount of butter, garlic, herbs and wine."


Baked Seasoned Salmon

"Oh my goodness! This salmon is so deliciously awesome! My salmon was not quite a pound so I cut the butter in half but kept the rest of the seasonings the same. It made for extremely flavorful fish while still allowing for the salmon to be the star."


Baked Halibut

"What a wonderful way to prepare halibut. The breadcrumbs and garlic powder are a perfect topping for the fish—they do not overpower the sweetness of the halibut. Very simple, easy and quick to prepare."


Student One-Pot Chicken

"The little bit of lemon added the best tang ever - I've never thought to do that."


Corn Chowder With Shrimp

"This chowder is excellent! It is easy to make and rich, but still low-fat and low-calorie."


15 Minute Shrimp Scampi

"Make sure you have plenty of bread to soak up the sauce - you'll want to get every bite of it."



"This was just what I was looking for. Super simple. Definitely will be a staple in our household."

-Panhandle Sam

Peppered Buffalo Ranch Shrimp Pizza

"I made this for our pizza night and it was a huge hit with everyone. I will be making this again (soon) as we all loved it."


Penne Alla Vodka

"Amazing! It was superb. Definitely adding this one to my favorite recipe binder!"


The Ultimate Salmon Fillets

"The creamy sauce is genius! I love the taste of the dill in it. I served mine with asparagus and white rice."


30 Minute Mini Meatloaves

"Really good flavor."


Pork Chow Mein in 30 Minutes

"I was surprised at how nice the simple sauce was. Excellent quick meal idea."


Chicken Taco Pasta

"Husband asked for this recipe again, after only 1 bite. So simple, I couldn't even believe it!"


Idaho Tacos

"This is a simple idea that had never occurred to me to try. We'll be having these again soon."

-Robin R.

Chicken Breasts Diane

"This was so good!"

-Angela Sara

Seafood Chowder

"I made this recipe tonight for my family. They loved it! It was so easy and simple - and I loved that I had most of the ingredients on hand."


30 Minute Chicken Noodle Soup

"Loved this soup! Cooked up quickly as advertised."

-Camdens Mom

Bacon Wrapped, Smoked Gouda-Stuffed Chicken Breasts

"This was a really good supper. Served with fresh broccoli and fresh fruit. It was great."


Cordon Bleu Chicken Sandwich

"I will definitely make this again. It’s easy to make and isn’t time consuming."


Tortellini Tomato Spinach Soup

"This was delicious, and I felt like I was doing something nice for myself eating it! Very healthy and simple."


Simple Spaghetti

"This was delicious and extremely quick."


Shrimp Po Boy

"These shrimp were delicious. I will make again with fish and oysters."

-Terrance T.

Smoked Turkey Sausage With Pasta

"This was very quick to come together, and so full of flavor!"


Vintage Hamburger Goulash

"This was serious comfort food. Everyone ate multiple servings. Perfect recipe for one of those winter evenings when you have very limited ingredients."

-mommy besieged

Pasta with Mushroom Garlic Sauce

"The first time I made this it was great. The second time I used a mixture of different types of mushrooms and it was still great."


Spaghetti With Mint & Parsley Pesto

"This was so good. The pesto on bread was good too."


Shrimp Stir Fry

"Made exactly as stated and it tasted great. It was easy to make and tasty!"


Linguini With Garlicky Shrimp and Fresh Tomatoes

"Quite delicious and oh so easy!"


Burrito Filling

"I searched and searched for the perfect burrito filling... This is it! I love the seasoning recipe too. Perfect!"


Ravioli and Meatball Bake

"Quick and easy. Good recipe for a quick dinner after work."


Lemon Chicken

"So sweet, yummy and easy. Absolutely the best lemon chicken ever!"


30 Minute One Pan Chicken Meal

"This has become my go-to for chicken breasts and/or an easy meal - so easy, fresh, and flavorful."


30 Minute Tuna Casserole

"I really liked this! It's not a heavy meal and it's quick to fix!"


30-Minute Bacon Spaghetti for Two

"Amazing! I think we've found a new pasta go-to dish!"


30-Minute Chicken, Vegetables & Rice

“This is a very healthy, easy meal to make, and you can easily change it around to suit your own needs and taste.”


30 Minute Beef Pot Pie for 2

"My family loves this meal. I have made exactly as the recipe is written and will recommend it often. So easy."


30 Minute Almond Chicken

"This was super simple and really enjoyed by my family. I will definitely be saving this for nights that I need something quick and easy."


Crab Corn Chowder in Less Than 30 Minutes

"This tasty crab chowder is ready in about half hour, and does not require a lot of seasonings."

-luvin spoonful

Chicken A la King in 30 Minutes

"Nice weeknight meal. I really thought the fresh ingredients and the wine were a nice touch. Definitely worth trying it again!"

-Mamas Kitchen Hope

Garlic Rosemary Pork Chops Under 30 Minutes

"The sauce is really good. The flavors came together well and it was very quick and easy to make."


30-Minute Steakhouse Shepherd's Pie

"My family loved this recipe. Very easy to make with a great outcome."

-Blue Rose

30-Minute Salsa Stoup

"This has become one of our favorite recipes. Delicious!"


Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

"This was delicious. It was a hit at dinner!"


Easy Shepherd's Pie

"This was a very yummy supper."

-Shelby Jo

Italian "Hamburger Helper"

"Very tasty and easy to make."


Shrimp and Scallops With Pesto Pasta

"Delicious! My entire family (including the 3 year old) devoured this."

-Marg CaymanDesigns

Sausage Cheese Quesadillas

"I made this with turkey sausage patties and it was delicious! Very easy!"


Maple Mustard Pork Burgers

"Wow! These are mighty good burgers! We followed the directions to a "t" and were very impressed with the the flavorful, juicy results."


Caribbean Shrimp Salad

"Easy salad with light flavors. Great for a light summer time meal."

-Mamas Kitchen Hope