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Quick and Easy Dinners

Quick and easy dinners take the stress off of your typically busy day. Browse our hundreds of ideas for quick and easy dinners, from chicken and beef to vegetarian meals, that you can have to table in a half-hour.

Dressed-Up Deli Chicken

Better Homes and Gardens

Herbs and edible flowers transform a store-bought roasted chicken into a special dinner fit for company.

Meatball and Vegetable Stew

Better Homes and Gardens

Use frozen meat balls for convenience when you prepare this main-dish stew recipe. You can add them straight from the package because they are cooked before being frozen.

Sweet Potato and Apricot Pancakes

Parents

Start the day with a serving of fruits and vegetables with this delicious pancake recipe. Let any leftovers cool, then freeze (in freezer bags) for a quick reheat on busy mornings.

Stacked Chicken Salad Sandwich

Better Homes and Gardens

Kids can make these easy chicken salad sandwiches in just 15 minutes.

Total: 15 mins

Upside Down Pizza Pie

Better Homes and Gardens

This chicken pizza is made in casserole dishes and topped with refrigerated breadsticks.

No-Grill Sandwich

Better Homes and Gardens

Kids get more excited about eating foods that they help prepare. Let them get involved in assembling and serving this BLT sandwiches.

Coriander-Studded Tenderloin Steak

Better Homes and Gardens

Seasoned beef tenderloin steaks make for a satisfying low-calorie, low-carb meal.

Soba Noodles with Spring Vegetables

Midwest Living

This 30-minute meal is perfect weeknight food and is a great way to use up leftover chicken in a new way. Both Asian soba noodles and whole-wheat spaghetti work well in this noodle bowl.

Total: 25 mins

Lotsa-Leftover Turkey and Dumplings

Parents

Whip up this 20-minute dinner the day after a big feast to use up leftover turkey and vegetables.

California Rolls

Parents

Make your own takeout! Each dinner can customize his or her own sushi roll with different vegetables, fish and seeds when you DIY.

Quick-and-Easy Beef Pizza

Better Homes and Gardens

Ready in under 30 minutes, this family favorite beef and vegetable pizza recipe is ideal to serve on busy weeknights.

Lumpy PB&J Roosters

Better Homes and Gardens

Use thick bread for these kid-friendly lollipop sandwiches.

Veal Chops with Vegetable Sauce

Better Homes and Gardens

Cook the chops and the vegetables in the same skillet to minimize cleanup. Be sure to use the flavorful drippings to make the sauce.

Pork and Veggie Burritos

Family Circle

There's a surprise hiding in these fully-loaded pork fajitas: steamed spaghetti squash!

Coffee-Rubbed Steak with Charred Zucchini

Family Circle

No oven is required for this steak and zucchini dinner. The meat and vegetables cook on the grill while the rice is done in a flash in the microwave.

Pasta Carbonara

Parents

Bored by spaghetti and meatballs? Give carbonara (bacon and egg pasta) a try for a fast and fresh take on Italian cuisine.

Total: 30 mins
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