Easy 30-Minute Dinners to Make Every Night This Month

No time? No problem

The problem: You want to cook a delicious dinner, but you don’t want to spend tons of your precious time slaving over a stove. The solution: Any one of these 30 meals, all of which are totally satisfying and ready in 30 minutes or less.

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Day 1: Buddha Bowl With Kale, Avocado, Orange And Wild Rice

The best part is, it tastes as amazing as it looks (if not more).

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Day 2: Mongolian Beef

Way faster than takeout.

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Day 3: Fish Tacos With Chipotle Lime Crema

Is it summer yet?

Day 4: Ginger Thai Kale Salad With Cashew Dressing

So much flavor, so much crunch.

Day 5: Baking Sheet Quesadillas

One of the most brilliant things we’ve tried in a while.

Day 6: Ranch-seasoned Salmon Packets

A delicious dinner without dirtying a pan.

Day 7: Zoodles With Tomato Sauce And Mozzarella

For when you’re craving something a little lighter than pasta.

Day 8: Chicken Ratatouille

You know, like the movie. (Sans the cute mouse.)

Day 9: Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Skillet

Mexican night, anyone?

Day 10: Tomato Soup

Might we suggest serving this with an equally easy-to-make grilled cheese? 

Day 11: Thai Green Curry Shrimp With Asparagus

A warming meal for a cold winter night.

Day 12: Cacio E Pepe

This simple, cheesy Italian classic takes just six ingredients and 20 minutes to make.

Day 13: Chicken Gumbo

So tasty, you won’t even need the corn bread.

Day 14: Southwestern Chicken Potpie

Those biscuits though…

Day 15: Spaghetti Carbonara

Five ingredients, five stars.

Day 16: Black Bean Soup

Just make sure there are leftovers.

Day 17: Spicy Sriracha Ramen

If you can’t handle the heat, add a little less Sriracha.

Day 18: Caprese Chicken

Don’t skimp on the mozz.

Day 19: Sausage And White Bean Gnocchi

Shh, it’s secretly healthy and packed with protein.

Day 20: Cilantro Lime Chicken With Avocado Salsa

Like taco night, minus the tortillas.

Day 21: Kale Caesar Salad

A delightful dinner staple everyone should know how to make.

Day 22: Roasted Garlic Cauliflower Chowder

We’ll take a double serving of garlic, please and thanks.

Day 23: Sweet Potato, Turkey Sausage And Egg Bake

Breakfast for dinner > dinner for dinner.

Day 24: One-pan Beef Penne

Pretty much the definition of hearty.

Day 25: Lemon Butter Scallops

To be served over anything from spaghetti to cauliflower rice.

Day 26: Paleo Meatballs With Marinara Sauce

Day 27: Fish Taco Bowls

Way easier to eat than actual tacos.

Day 28: Lemon And Spinach Orzotto

Think of this as risotto’s quick-cooking cousin.

Day 29: Cheesy Artichoke Skillet Flatbread

Pizza, schmizza.

Day 30: Seared Ahi Tuna With Chimichurri Sauce

sarah stiefvater

Wellness Director

Sarah Stiefvater is PureWow's Wellness Director. She's been at PureWow for ten years, and in that time has written and edited stories across all categories, but currently focuses...