With everything that goes on in a typical day—long work hours, after-school sports and activities—it's completely understandable that cooking dinner is the last thing you want to do or have to think hard about when you get home. While there are plenty of slow cooker recipes you can make ahead of time and lots of sheet pan dinners, that may use only one pan (easy dish clean-up is a plus!) but often take a while to cook, sometimes you just need quick, easy dinner recipes. That's where the following 30-minute meals come in. Here, you'll find quick, easy dinner recipes that include all of your favorite dishes like chicken dinner recipes, ground beef recipes, and vegetarian dinner ideas that will keep meals interesting, yet easy. And because you'll need to satisfy your whole family, we've also included family-friendly dinner ideas that will satisfy even the pickiest little ones. If you're worried about the nutritional value of some of these dishes, don't be. We've made sure to add some healthy dinner recipes for those who want a more nutritious meal. With so many quick, easy recipes ahead, there are options that are seasonal for any time of the year.
The kids will come running when you serve-up this lightened version of a perennial favorite. Ground turkey or chicken replaces the usual ground beef, and a fresh cucumber onion relish tops it all off!
Adult and kid friendly, this fun pasta dish boasts loads of roasted salmon, fresh spring peas, and oodles of flavorful dill. And any leftovers (if there are any!) make for a delicious lunch.
Crispy onions rings and a homemade pickled slaw bring some crunch to your favorite sloppy joes.
Butter lettuce cups are the new tortilla—and spicy ground chicken and juicy mango is your new favorite taco filling.
Bursting Campari tomatoes add some juicy sweetness to breaded chicken cutlets.
This dish makes the case for cooking your carrots with the stem on—how pretty are they?
Use the kiddos' favorite cereal to make an easy and quick breading for chicken.
Tomatoes, basil, and melted mozz upgrade potato wedges to the max.
Give this go-to chili recipe some fall flair with seasonal squash.
Dijon mustard makes everything—yep, even drumsticks—tastier.
Cool down chicken kebabs with a refreshing cucumber and mint salad.