I have exciting changes in my life coming up in the next couple of months. Because of this, I have been revamping my master meal planner, by including more 30 minute or less meal ideas. If you’re like me whether it is a busy weeknight or a lazy Saturday around the house, spending over 30 minutes to get a meal together isn’t a fun game to play.
Having dinner on the table within 30 minutes doesn’t have to include hot dogs or TV dinners. Providing healthy and enjoyable meals the family will eat doesn’t have to be time-consuming. Today, I’m sharing with you 24 30 minutes or less meal ideas to help you have more variety when planning your meals.
30 Minutes or Less Meal Ideas
Chili Steak with Hawaiian Rice – Good Housekeeping
Meat ‘n’ Potato Kabobs – Taste of Home
Cowboy Burgers: Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches – a favorite I make with vension
Inside Out Shepherd’s Pie – a comforting favorite that I make with vension or turkey
Easy Bruschetta Chicken – Anne’s Entitled Life
Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Tacos – Savory Nothings
Paleo Cashew Chicken – Paleo Bailey
Quick and Easy Taco Rice – my go to recipe when I need something quick
Sweet Savory Orange Tilapia Dinner – Monday is Meatloaf
Crispy Baked Fish Tacos – Garlic and Zest
Gingered Honey Salmon – Taste of Home
Crock Pot Tuna Casserole – The Spruce Eats
Apple Cinnamon Kielbasa and Mashed Sweet Potatoes – Moms Who Think
World’s Best Honey Garlic Pork Chops – Allrecipes
Baked Polish Sausage and Potatoes – a family favorite in our home
Hungry Man Breakfast Skillet – I rotate this recipe out for our breakfast food night every week
Tangy Turkey Tostadas – Taste of Home
Mushroom Gravy Smothered Mini Patties – another family favorite
Unstuffed Bell Peppers – if you use instant rice, this will whip up within less than 25 minutes
Sloppy Joes – don’t buy the canned sauce, make your own
If you’re not vegetarian, don’t think you can’t take a recipe and turn it into something your family will eat. With a little creativity, you can use your favorite meats in a recipe to create a masterpiece.
Veggie Sheet Pan Nachos – Two Peas & Their Pod
5 Ingredient Gnocchi, Broccoli, and White Bean Bake – She Likes Food
Mexican Casserole – the perfect meatless casserole when your family is craving something Mexican or add some chicken or taco meat
Teriyaki Stir Fry – perfect for when the budget is tight
Triple Chocolate Dessert – preparing the brownies ahead so they will be cool when putting this dessert together is a perfect time saver
Homemade Peanut Butter Ice Cream – with an electric ice cream maker, you can whip this dessert up quickly and it will be ready when dinner is finished
Mixed Berry Crumble – you can’t go wrong with a warm, yummy fruit crumble
Lane’s Chocolate Cake – a rich and chocolaty cake that isn’t within the 30 minute limit, but so worth the extra time.
What’s your favorite 30 minutes or less meal you prepare for your family?