Looking for fast dinner recipes? This is the ultimate list of tried & tested family favorite dinner recipes that are quick, fast, and done in 30 minutes or less. Perfect for summertime and busy weeknights.
FAST DINNER RECIPES
Is school out for the summer where you are? Here in Utah my kids last day was the last week of May. Even though there is no school and no schedule we always seem to be more in a hurry when it comes to dinnertime.
Which is why I love this collection of quick & easy fast dinner recipes that can all be on the table in 30 minutes or less.
My secret to not overspending on grocery money and getting dinner on the table is simple ; plan a menu, make a list, and buy the ingredients you need.
These 30 minute dinner recipes are a great place to start. Pick a few and write down what ingredients you need to buy, make a list, and go shopping. That way you have the stuff at home already to make dinner. It's so easy (and so convenient!) to head to the drive-thru but I promise that these recipes are quick and taste better than drive-thru! Not to mention healthier too 🙂
I always do grocery pick up at Walmart (totally NOT sponsored, I am just a HUGE fan) and it literally saves me hours each week and saves me from the begging and whining my kids do every time we go into a store.
If you're looking for a place to start
Try making my creamy garlic parmesan pasta! I make it weekly per my kids' request. The 4 of them alone eat the entire thing. So quick. So easy! Use different noodles each time to change it up. We are loving the rotini noodles with it lately.
Another family favorite is the homemade spaghetti meat sauce. It gets rave reviews and it's the perfect comfort meal for family dinner. Serve with garlic bread and a salad.
Another one that I make all the time are the French bread hot chicken salad hoagies. So plain and simple, but yet the hot chicken salad paired with the crispy French bread is to die for. I buy a rotisserie chicken to make this even faster, and more convenient, to prepare.
Cheeseburger Biscuit Cups are always a hit at the dinner table! My oldest cheeseburger obsessed son goes crazy for these.
MY TIPS FOR MAKING DINNER IN A HURRY
- Use a rotisserie chicken for any recipe that calls for chicken. This saves so much time!
- You can buy pre-chopped vegetables in the produce section of most grocery stores.
- Cook up a batch of my slow cooker shredded chicken and use it through the week as needed. It also freezes really well too!
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TRY THESE OTHER QUICK & EASY DINNER RECIPES
- Chicken Pot Pie Noodle Skillet - 5 Boys Baker
- Creamy Parmesan One Pot Chicken and Rice - The Salty Marshmallow
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