30 Minute Meals
Get ready for the new school year with
our collection of kid-friendly recipes that can
be prepared in about 30 minutes or less.
•Main Course•Sheet Pan Fajitas >
The steak, bell peppers and onions
are all cooked on a single baking sheet,
making prep and cleanup a breeze.
•Main Course•Cheddar Cheese Panini >
Proof that the simplest foods are sometimes
the best, these grilled cheese sandwiches
toast quickly in an electric panini maker.
•Main Course•Turkey Burgers >
•Side Dish•New Potatoes with
Crème Fraiche >
Grinding your own spices using a spice or
coffee grinder guarantees that these lean
burgers are full of flavor.
•Main Course•Chicken, Broccoli &
Cashew Stir-Fry >
•Side Dish•Buttered Brussels Leaves >
Start some jasmine rice in a rice cooker
before you start chopping the ingredients
and it will be done around the same time
as this quick stir-fry.
•Main Course•Buffalo Burgers with
Tomato and Marjoram Topping >
•Side Dish•Sautéed Garden Peas with
Basil and Pecorino >
Kid-friendly burgers get a healthy
twist when made with bison, which
is leaner than ground beef.
•Main Course•Turkey Cutlets with Fresh
Corn and Tomatoes >
Fresh corn and tomatoes cook
in the same pan as the turkey in this
easy dish, which would be great
served with quinoa or rice.
•Main Course•Easy Spaghetti Bolognese >
You need only 30 minutes of hands-on
time for this dish, since a slow cooker takes care
of simmering the sauce to savory perfection.
•Main Course•Roasted Pork Chops
with Grapes >
•Side Dish•Peas and Pancetta >
Pork chops are roasted on the same
baking sheet as grapes in this spin on
the classic pairing of pork and fruit.
•Main Course•Chicken Tostada Salad >
•Side Dish•Taquería Guacamole >
Using tortilla chips instead of frying your
own tortillas makes assembling this fresh
take on taco salad even simpler.
•Main Course•Ham and Cheese Panini >
The simplest foods are often the most
satisfying, like this toasted sandwich, which
goes well with a tossed green salad.
•Main Course•Beef and Asparagus Stir-Fry >
Chock full of sirloin steak and
asparagus, this quick stir-fry needs only
a side of rice to make it a full meal.
•Main Course•Zucchini Noodles and Shrimp
with Almond-Herb Pesto >
Veggies like zucchini are more
fun to eat when they're cut into curly
"noodles" using a spiralizer.
•Main Course•Bacon-Cheddar Omelettes >
•Side Dish•English Peas
with Fresh Mint >
Perfect rolled omelettes are easy to make
when you use a shallow nonstick pan that's
made especially for cooking eggs.
•Main Course•Grilled White Pizza >
Use a pizza grill pan to give this pie a
delicately smoky flavor. Using purchased
dough is a major time-saver.
•Main Course•Egg Salad Sandwiches >
A longtime lunchbox favorite, egg salad
sandwiches do double duty for dinner and
lunch the next day.
•Main Course•Cashew Chicken
Lettuce Tacos >
•Side Dish•Dry-Fried Long Beans >
Cooked in a searing-hot wok, long
beans are a healthy addition to a playful
Asian-inspired spin on tacos.
•Main Course•Chicken Meatballs with
Ginger and Lemongrass >
•Side Dish•Grilled New Potatoes
with a Red Pepper Crust >
Small chicken meatballs wrapped in
crisp lettuce leaves make a fun, easy-to-eat
finger food for kids.
•Main Course•Tuna Melts >
•Side Dish•Glazed Carrots >
The old-fashioned favorite you
enjoyed as a child will be a big hit
with your kids as well.
•Main Course•Ham and Cheese Buckwheat
Waffle Sandwiches >
For the best results, use a regular (rather
than a Belgian) waffle maker for these savory
waffles, which replace the bread for a unique
ham and cheese sandwich.
•Main Course•Blueberry Buttermilk
What kid doesn't like breakfast for dinner?
An electric griddle or double-burner stove-top
grill cooks a big batch of pancakes in minutes.
•Main Course•Spaghetti alla Carbonara >
•Side Dish•Broccoli with Red Pepper
Flakes and Garlic Chips >
Even the pickiest kids love pasta and
cheese, so treat them with this easy recipe for
spaghetti coated with eggs and Parmesan
•Main Course•Zucchini, Poblano, and
Goat Cheese Frittata >
Eggs are a quick and economical
basis for a meatless meal, like this
•Main Course•Chicken Panini with
Pesto and Mozzarella >
A grill pan and a panini press work equally
well for making this sandwich, a super way
to use up leftover chicken.
•Main Course•Chicken with
Mustard-Herb Topping >
•Side Dish•Couscous Salad with Cherry
Tomatoes and Bell Peppers >
The broiler quickly crisps the skin of
chicken breasts slathered with mustard
and garlic in this weeknight staple.
•Main Course•Parmesan French Toast
with Blender Hollandaise >
Savory French toast is equally good for
dinner as it is for brunch, especially when it's
served with simple roast asparagus.
•Main Course•Real Sloppy Joes >
The filling for this old-fashioned favorite
keeps well in the fridge, so make a double batch
and enjoy them again later this week.