Fast & Fabulous: 7 Quick and Easy Dinners (with Pizzazz!)
Sometimes the hardest challenge at the end of a long day is coming up with something quick and easy for dinner. This task becomes especially tricky when you add a desire for variety; for many of us, busy weeknights mean even less time to be inventive in the kitchen.
Before you give up and reach for your stack of take-out menus, give one of these quick-and-easy recipes a try. We’ve focused on giving you recipes that not only take less than 30 minutes to prepare, but also offer you something new and exciting to put on the table. From a Cajun-inspired Po’ Boy sandwich to an easy version of classic French cassoulet, we’re sure that these recipes will give you the chance to try something new without having to spend hours (or even very many minutes) in the kitchen.
Maple syrup gives this easily prepared dinner a delicious sweetness. Crunchy baby carrots are a great addition to the apples and pork chops.
A exciting (and excitingly healthy) twist on the classic burger, these salmon burgers take only 10 minutes to prepare. Fresh dill is a wonderful compliment to the warm flavor of the fish.
Traditional Cassoulet takes literally days to make, but you can have this classic French dish on the table in just under 30 minutes. Canned beans and precooked chicken are the key to this speedy yet flavorful variation.
Fried catfish Po’ Boys are one of those savory sensations that abound in Southern cuisine. We love how easy this recipe makes it to bring these flavors to your dinner table.
As healthy as it is delicious, this recipe features spinach fettuccine alongside sauteed peppers and shrimp. Garlic and a dash of cayenne pepper add just enough heat to keep things interesting.
Tapenade is a classic Mediterranean spread made from olives, and its savory flavor perfectly compliments juicy roast beef and fresh veggies. Serve it all on a thick slice of crusty bread, and you have a filling meal that takes just 10 minutes to get on the table.
This creative variation on classic Eggs Benedict features polenta cakes in lieu of traditional English muffins and makes for a light but satisfying dinner. A side of green beans adds both color and crunch to this dish.
Looking for dinner in a jiff? Explore all our quick-and-easy dinner recipes!