Popular Quick and Easy Recipes

There's definitely a place for multi-hour braises and slow-simmered soups, but sometimes you just need a quick and easy recipe to get dinner on the table. But fast doesn't have to mean skimping on flavor - sometimes it's just a matter of using time-cutting techniques and ingredients. (Simply buying meat and produce pre-cut will save you a huge chunk of time, for example.) There are hundreds of easy chicken recipes you can make in less than 30 minutes, as well as beef, pork, pasta, or whatever else your family likes. Making the most of tools like your microwave and slow cooker can also speed things up. Even if you've had a long day, it's worth a few minutes at the stove to avoid eating dinner out of a box, isn't it?

Golden Squash Bisque

By starting with cooked squash, you can get this comforting soup recipe from the stove to the table in under 30 minutes. Serve it with a stack of crackers, crusty Italian bread, or a simple salad to complete the meal.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Golden Squash Bisque

Fontina Cheese Artichoke and Alfredo Pizza

Vegetarian pizza need not be boring. Artichokes, onions and olives make this savory pie a true Italian feast! Dip a slice in Alfredo sauce for even more cheesy goodness.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Fontina Cheese Artichoke and Alfredo Pizza

Superfoods Salad

Toasted walnuts and goat cheese top this ridiculously healthy spinach and berry salad (translation: this vegetarian lunch also tastes ridiculously delicious).

From Better Homes and Gardens

Superfoods Salad

Turkey Taco Salad

Compared to the greasy dish served at many Mexican restaurants, this light Turkey Taco Salad is a dieter's dream. Instead of calorie-laden dressing, top with more tasty tomato salsa.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Turkey Taco Salad

Apple, Celery Root, and Fennel Salad

Enjoy bright flavors in this apple, celery root and fennel salad. It's an easy side salad or make-ahead lunch.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Apple, Celery Root, and Fennel Salad

Grilled Garden Burgers

Reach your goal of five a day when you add veggies inside and on top of these juicy burgers.

From Diabetic Living

Grilled Garden Burgers

Bull's-Eye Onion Burgers

Served on hearty bread and dripping with Swiss cheese, this lean beef and onion burger is a favorite at summer barbecues and fall tailgating events.

From Heart-Healthy Living

Bull's-Eye Onion Burgers

Whiskey Burgers

This low-fat burger is made with lean ground venison dressed up with coffee, cocoa powder, chili powder, and whiskey. Try it at your next cookout.

From Diabetic Living

Whiskey Burgers

Salmon Potato Scramble

When salmon is added to a potato and egg dish, you can serve it for breakfast, brunch or dinner.

From Heart-Healthy Living

Salmon Potato Scramble

Asparagus-Mushroom Primavera

The vegetables are cooked in a light wine sauce and served with multigrain pasta for this fresh vegetarian meal.

From Heart-Healthy Living

Asparagus-Mushroom Primavera

Strawberry-Spinach Salad with Citrus Dressing

A warm fruit dressing tops this main-dish chicken and berry salad. It's a 30-minute meal that's great for summer evenings.

From Heart-Healthy Living

Strawberry-Spinach Salad with Citrus Dressing

Sicilian Tuna with Capers

This fish dinner is full of flavor, yet light on calories and fat. Fresh tomatoes and the robust flavors of olives and capers make a delicious side dish for the lean broiled fish.

From Heart-Healthy Living

Sicilian Tuna with Capers

Winter Garden Pasta

Whole grain pasta, high-fiber beans, and no-salt-added diced tomatoes make this spaghetti a heart-healthy dinner.

From Heart-Healthy Living

Winter Garden Pasta

Ham-and-Cheese-Stuffed French Toast

Sweeten up the classic Monte Cristo with a hint of vanilla, cinnamon and maple syrup.

From Midwest Living

Ham-and-Cheese-Stuffed French Toast

Spinach Party Dip

From Better Homes and Gardens

Spinach Party Dip

Avocado Party Dip

From Better Homes and Gardens

Avocado Party Dip

Peachy Pork Chops

A rub of smoky cumin perfectly balances the sweetness of the peach preserves that coat these grilled pork chops.

From Parents

Peachy Pork Chops

Chicken and Potato Salad

Transform potato salad from side dish to main by adding grilled chicken and fresh vegetables.

From Parents

Chicken and Potato Salad

Grilled Steak and Peppers

An easy hoisin and red wine marinade elevates grilled vegetables from plain to party-worthy.

From Diabetic Living

Grilled Steak and Peppers

Mushroom Plum and Chicken Skewers

Tired of boneless chicken? Switch up your proteins and try this same recipe with shrimp or pork.

From Diabetic Living

Mushroom Plum and Chicken Skewers

Orange Sauced Butternut Squash Carrots and Dried Cherries

For a far-from-boring vegetable side dish, coat butternut squash in and carrots in sweet brown sugar, tangy balsamic vinegar and tart cherries.

From Midwest Living

Orange Sauced Butternut Squash Carrots and Dried Cherries

Roasted Panzanella Salad

Roasted cherry tomatoes steal the show in this rustic bread salad.

From Midwest Living

Roasted Panzanella Salad

Extra-Easy Spiced Kettle Corn

A sprinkle of garam masala, an Indian spice blend, is all it takes to transform kettle corn from sugary to sweet and savory.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Extra-Easy Spiced Kettle Corn

Spiral Breadsticks

Refrigerated breadstick dough looks gourmet when you take a minute to twist and coat them in spices or seeds before baking.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Spiral Breadsticks

Cucumber and Greens

Lighten up creamy salad dressings by using one part Greek yogurt and one part light mayonnaise as the base.

From Family Circle

Cucumber and Greens

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