{24} 30 Minutes or Less Meal Ideas with Desserts

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 just isn’t a game we want to play.

{24} 30 Minutes of Less Meal Ideas with Desserts

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 25 30 minutes or less meal ideas to help you have more variety when planning your meals.

{24} 30 Minutes or Less Meal Ideas with Desserts


Chili Steak with Hawaiian Rice – Good Housekeeping

Meat 'n' Potato Kabobs – Taste of Home

Cowboy Burgers: Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches – a family favorite I make with venison

Inside Out Shepherd’s Pie - a comforting favorite that I make with venison 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

{24} 30 Minutes of Less Meal Ideas with Desserts


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

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 or vegan, 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.


Vegan Sheet Pan Meal – The Baking Fairy

5 Ingredient Gnocchi, Broccoli, and White Bean Bake – She Likes Food

Mexican Casserole – the perfect meatless casserole when your family is craving something Mexican

Teriyaki Stir Fry – perfect for when the budget is tight

{24} 30 Minutes of Less Meal Ideas with Desserts


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 minutes limit, but so worth the extra time.

What’s your favorite 30 minutes or less meal you prepare for your family?

{24} 30 Minutes of Less Meal Ideas with Desserts