30 Minute Meals
Each of these recipes takes about 30
minutes or less, so you can prepare a delicious home-cooked meal any night of the week.
•Main Course•Pork Chops with Mustard
and Caper Pan Sauce >
Smashed Potatoes >
Mustard, capers, wine and cream
combine with the browned pork bits to
make an amazing pan sauce.
•Main Course•Tuna Melts >
•Side Dish•Glazed Carrots >
Both tuna melts and glazed carrots
are old-fashioned favorites that stand the
test of time for an easy weeknight dinner.
•Main Course•Grilled Chicken
Breasts with Feta and
Pine Nut Relish >
To make sure the topping
melts slightly, let it come to room
temperature before sprinkling
it on hot-off-the-grill chicken.
•Main Course•Steamed Salmon
with Chermoula >
•Side Dish•Peas and Pancetta >
Sauce made from lemon
juice, fresh cilantro, and parsley
add bright flavor and gorgeous
color to steamed salmon.
•Main Course•Linguine with
Spicy Calamari >
•Side Dish•Shaved Zucchini Salad
with Almonds and Asiago >
Cooking calamari briefly is key to
keeping it tender, making this spicy pasta
dish a winner for weekend dinners.
•Main Course•Skirt Steak
Salad with Citrus
and Arugula >
•Side Dish•Taquería Guacamole >
Homemade guacamole and chips
round out a meal of steak salad with
a slightly spicy dressing.
•Main Course•Chicken Stuffed
with Goat Cheese and
•Side Dish•Buttered Brussels Leaves >
A panini press makes quick work of
cooking chicken breasts, since it sears
both sides at the same time.
•Main Course•Buffalo Burgers
with Tomato and
Marjoram Topping >
Burgers become something new
when made with bison, but ground
beef and turkey also work great here.
•Main Course•Avocado and Black
Bean Tortas >
Corn on the Cob >
This colorful vegetarian sandwich,
inspired by a Mexican torta,
is packed full of fresh vegetables.
•Main Course•Linguine with Clams >
•Side Dish•Roasted Broccolini
with Lemon >
This classic Italian pasta
dish pairs perfectly with broccolini
roasted along with chopped lemon.
•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•Spaghetti alla Carbonara >
•Side Dish•Broccoli with Red
Pepper Flakes and
Garlic Chips >
When cooking a dish as elemental
as this one, you’ll want to use the best
bacon or pancetta you can find.
•Main Course•Coconut-Curry Mussels >
•Side Dish•Sesame Bok Choy >
Inexpensive mussels are a
boon for busy cooks, as they
cook up in a matter of minutes.
•Main Course•Fettuccine with Peas
and Asparagus >
Purchasing fresh fettuccine from your
grocer or Italian deli makes assembling
this gorgeous pasta dish a snap.
Pork Tenderloin >
Asparagus with Garlic
and Lemon Zest >
A pork tenderloin coated
in fennel seeds and peppercorns needs
only about 15 minutes in the oven.
•Main Course•Quick Kabob Pita
Sandwiches with Tzatziki >
•Side Dish•Sautéed Broccolini >
Sautéed broccolini is a flavorful
partner for kid-friendly kabobs that are
used to assemble pita sandwiches.
•Main Course•Chicken, Broccoli
and Cashew Stir-Fry >
Stir-fries like this one come
together quickly, so have all your ingredients
prepped before you start cooking.
•Main Course•Ham and
Cheese Panini >
•Side Dish•Yellow Tomato
The nostalgic combo of grilled
cheese and tomato soup gets a twist
in this menu of ham and cheese
panini and yellow gazpacho.
•Main Course•Grilled Lamb Chops with
Herb-Almond Pesto >
•Side Dish•New Potatoes with
Crème Fraiche >
Bright green pesto complements
the rich flavor of lamb loin chops, which
cook quickly on a hot grill.
•Main Course•Cacio e Pepe >
•Side Dish•Eggplant, Zucchini
and Squash Kabobs >
Vegetable kabobs are the
perfect partner for an utterly simple yet
supremely satisfying pasta dish.
•Main Course•Mu Shu Pork >
•Side Dish•Broccoli with Soy, Rice
Vinegar and Sesame Seeds >
Serve this easy version of the
Chinese restaurant staple with purchased
Mandarin pancakes or corn tortillas.
•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•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•Stir-Fried Beef and
Bok Choy with Ginger >
Serve this quick and hearty
stir-fry with rice noodles or steamed
brown rice, if you like.
•Main Course•Black Pepper Halibut Steaks
with Roasted Tomatoes >
•Side Dish•Green Beans with Creamy
Tarragon Dipping Sauce >
Coarsely crushed black
peppercorns are a delicious and bold
way to season meaty fish steaks.