19 Fancy Dinners That Secretly Take 30 Minutes or Less
The problem: You want to cook a delicious dinner (that’s seasonal, gorgeous and trendy, darn it), but you don’t want to spend tons of precious time slaving over a stove. The solution: Any one of these meals, which look like they’re straight out of your favorite foodie Instagram account…but are actually ready in 30 minutes or less.
Linguine with Bacon, Peaches and Gorgonzola
Our favorite party trick? Pairing salty with sweet.
Cheater’s Vegetarian Pizza with Zucchini and Bell Peppers
Psst, it starts with flatbread.
Make-Ahead Aloo Gobi
Yes, you can whip up restaurant-quality Indian food.
30-Minute One-Pot Cheater’s Bouillabaisse
Ina, is that you?
Easy Skillet Linguine with Trumpet Mushroom ‘Scallops’
Pretty darn neat.
Sage-Barley Risotto with Butternut Squash
This quick-cooking grain packs 18 whole grams of protein per serving.
Zucchini & Tomato Ragù
Your Nonna would be proud.
30-Minute Cheater’s Beef Stroganoff
Straight out of the French countryside.
Instant Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken
Leave room for seconds.
Lamb Skewers with Mint Sauce
They’re easier than you think.
30-Minute Cucumber Noodle Pad Thai
Boring spinach salad, be gone.
Black Bean Burgers
The most elegant sandwiches we’ve ever encountered.
No marinating required.
Easy Blackened Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro Lime Sauce
Gluten-free and glorious.
Creamy Tuscan Chicken
We wish we could lick the page.
30-Minute Shrimp and Egg Fried Rice
So good we could almost eat the leftovers cold.
Whitefish with Cherry Salsa
The most brilliant way to put fresh fruit to work.
Black Pepper and Capsicums Stir-Fry
Cool if we make this every night of the week?
Smokey Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salad
Fancy presentation, zero cleanup. Win-win.