40 Dinner Recipes That Are Ready in Just 15 Minute (2024)

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40 Dinner Recipes That Are Ready in Just 15 Minute (1)Christine RukavenaUpdated: Feb. 15, 2024

    Because let's face it—sometimes you just can't wait to eat! Every dish here is on the table in 15 minutes or less.

    Korean Beef and Rice

    A friend raved about Korean bulgogi, which is beef cooked in soy sauce and ginger, so I tried it. It’s delicious! You’ll dazzle the table with this tasty version of Korean beef and rice. —Elizabeth King, Duluth, Minnesota

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    Speedy Shrimp Flatbreads

    My husband and I are hooked on flatbread pizzas, especially this shrimp flatbread pizza recipe. I make at least one a week just to have something tasty around as a snack. This one came together easily because I had all the ingredients on hand. —Cheryl Woodson, Liberty, Missouri

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    Herbed Tuna Salad

    Cooking for two is a challenge for us, since my husband and I do not care for leftovers. This well-seasoned salad with distinctive dill flavor is my favorite lunch recipe. —Rebecca Schweizer, Chesapeake, Virginia

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    15-Minute Microwave Meat Loaf

    I combined a few awesome-tasting recipes to create this flavorful microwave meat loaf, which my husband loves. And because it’s made in the microwave, the entree is ideal for busy nights. —Deb Thompson, Lincoln, Nebraska

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    Chicken Rice Bowl

    This chicken rice bowl recipe is so easy to toss together on a busy weeknight, and I usually have the ingredients already on hand. I start sauteing the onion and pepper first, then I prepare the instant rice. If you like, top it with some shredded sharp cheddar cheese. —Tammy Daniels, Batavia, Ohio

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    BBLT Chopped Salad

    My original BLT chopped salad recipe called for lettuce. One day I didn't have any, so I substituted spinach. I ended up making some more healthy adjustments to the dish, and the rest is history! —Cindy VanBeek, Randolph, Wisconsin

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    Peanut Turkey Satay

    I found this recipe years ago and immediately served it for a company dinner. It’s easy and fun and takes only minutes to cook, but it makes a fancy entree for special occasions. The peanut butter and soy sauce lend a nice Asian flavor. —Lisa Mahon Fluegeman, Cincinnati, Ohio

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    Ramen Noodle Stir-Fry

    This mildly flavored ramen noodle stir-fry combines tender strips of chicken with vegetables and popular ramen noodles. I came up with this ramen noodle recipe when I wanted a quick-fix meal for myself. Sometimes I change the vegetables or substitute ground turkey for the chicken. —Dawn Boothe, Lynn Haven, Florida

    Quick Chicken Caesar Salad

    After tasting this easy chicken Caesar salad recipe at a friend's going-away party, I made sure to request the recipe. Now I fix it for my husband just about every week. It's great with a potato or pasta side dish and chunks of crusty bread. —Kim Blanda, Neptune, New Jersey

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    Shrimp Pasta Primavera

    They say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. So when I invite that special guy to dinner, I like to prepare something equally wonderful. This well-seasoned pasta dish has lots of flavor, and it won't hurt your budget! —Shari Neff, Takoma Park, Maryland

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    Kimchi Fried Rice

    Forget ordinary fried rice! Kimchi fried rice is just as easy, but it packs a flavorful punch. This is a fantastic use for leftovers too. You can freeze the fried rice for up to three months. When cooking your defrosted rice, add a little extra soy sauce so it doesn't dry out. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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    Tilapia with Cucumber Relish

    In Wyandotte, Michigan, Mary VanHollebeke found a recipe that lures even landlubbers to her fish suppers. "I spotted this easy entree on a recipe card in my local fish market," she reports. "Although my husband isn't big on fish, he enjoys this mild-tasting tilapia." The relish adds garden-fresh flavor and pretty color to the lightly browned fillets.

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    Yellow Squash Turkey Salad

    With a wonderful mix of flavors, colors and textures, this impressive salad can be made in minutes for lunch with a friend or for a light dinner with your sweetie. It’s my favorite fast recipe! —Mildred Sherrer, Fort Worth, Texas

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    Greek Brown and Wild Rice Bowls

    This fresh rice dish tastes like the Mediterranean in a bowl! It is short on ingredients but packs in so much flavor. For a hand-held version, leave out the rice and tuck the rest of the ingredients in a pita pocket. —Darla Andrews, Boerne, Texas

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    Stir-Fried Scallops

    Scallops meet mild tomato in this sublime stovetop supper. Try serving the saucy mixture over rice or angel hair pasta, and garnish with cilantro if you like. —Stephany Gocobacki, San Rafael, California

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    Turkey Spinach Salad with Maple Dressing

    "My husband and I love to hike in New England," writes Jessica Gerschitz of Jericho, New York. "The maple syrup in Vermont is wonderful, and we always bring some home to extend the vacation spirit. This recipe I created reminds us of those lovely days."

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    Easy Seafood Salad

    This super simple, deceptively delicious recipe was inspired by a seafood salad I had in the Bahamas that featured conch. I substituted crab and shrimp for the conch and like it even more! —Cindy Heyd, Edmond, Oklahoma

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    Pierogi Quesadillas

    When I had hungry children in the kitchen and nothing but leftovers, I invented these quesadillas. Now it's how we always use up our potatoes, meats and sometimes veggies. —Andrea Dibble, Solon, Iowa

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    Shrimp Ramen

    A package of store-bought noodles will speed up assembly of this colorful shrimp ramen that's flavored with carrots and small shrimp. My mother passed the recipe on to me. It’s delicious and so quick to make on busy nights. —Donna Hellinger, Lorain, Ohio

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    Garlic Toast Pizzas

    Between working full-time, going to school and raising three children, finding time-saving recipes that my family likes is one of my biggest challenges. These quick pizzas pack a huge amount of flavor. —Amy Grim, Chillicothe, Ohio

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    Ranchero Supper

    This hearty dish is fast and easy to fix after a busy workday. We like to use hickory and bacon baked beans and serve it with fruit or a green salad for a complete meal. —Karen Roberts, Lawrence, Kansas

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    Tasty Turkey and Mushrooms

    Fresh mushrooms star in this tender turkey entree that comes together in 15 minutes. Served with a side of brown rice, it makes a light but satisfying dinner. —Nancy Zimmerman, Cape May Court House, New Jersey

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    Orange Spiced Ham Steak

    I turn orange marmalade, mustard and just a hint of ginger into a glaze for ham that comes together super quick but feels exceptional. And that makes it perfect for when I’m entertaining brunch guests! —Connie Moore, Medway, Ohio

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    Avocado Turkey Salad

    Grape tomatoes and avocado chunks add pretty color and fresh flavor to this main-dish salad. In a pinch, substitute half-and half or milk for the whipping cream, adding a teaspoon at a time until you get the desired consistency. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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    Tomato-Basil Baked Fish

    This recipe works successfully with many kinds of fish, while the rest of the ingredients are things you’re likely to have on hand. Baked fish is so simple and so good for you. I make this often! —Annie Hicks, Zephyrhills, Florida

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    Raspberry Pecan Chicken Salad

    I gave this sweet-savory chicken salad a little zip with Chinese five-spice powder, which tastes a bit like pumpkin pie spice. Sprinkle some on roasted carrots for an awesome meal. —Lisa Renshaw, Kansas City, Missouri

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    My husband, Oscar, is a Southerner at heart. This salmon with garlicky beans and spinach won him over at first bite. —Mary Ellen Hofstetter, Brentwood, Tennessee

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    Curry Shrimp

    I created this Indian-style shrimp when we were entertaining some friends, one of our favorite things to do. It works on the stovetop or the grill. —Shana Conradt, Appleton, Wisconsin

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    Zesty Grilled Ham

    If it's ham, my kids will eat it, but they like this kicked-up recipe best of all. Even the small ones eat adult-sized portions, so be sure to make plenty. —Mary Ann Lien, Tyler, Texas

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    Lemony Garbanzo Salad

    Everybody goes for this super fresh salad with the cumin-coriander dressing, especially on warm days. —Sonya Labbe, West Hollywood, California

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    My wife and I first made this chicken entree as newlyweds, and we have been hooked on it ever since. We make it almost weekly now. It's so simple and affordable, yet delicious and healthy. You can't beat that! —Chris Koon, Midlothian, Virginia

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    Parmesan-Broiled Tilapia

    I love that simple Parmesan cheese brings such richness to an otherwise mild-tasting fish. It's one dish where leftovers are never a problem! —Tracy Locken, Gillette, Wyoming

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    Haddock with Lime-Cilantro Butter

    Here in Louisiana, the good times roll when we broil fish and serve it with lots of lime juice, cilantro and butter. —Darlene Morris, Franklinton, Louisiana

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    Feta Garbanzo Bean Salad

    This super quick garbanzo bean salad is a hit with my crowd. If there are any leftovers, which rarely happens, I pile them into pitas for lunches the next day! You can also add grilled chicken or steak to turn it into a hearty main-dish salad.—Judy Doepel, Ballston Lake, New York

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    Originally Published: February 11, 2022

    40 Dinner Recipes That Are Ready in Just 15 Minute (35)

    Christine Rukavena

    Christine loves to read, curate, sample and develop new recipes as a senior book editor at Taste of Home. A CIA alumna with honors, she creates cookbooks and food-related content. A favorite part of the job is taste-testing dishes. Previous positions include pastry chef at a AAA Five Diamond property. Christine moonlights at a boutique wine shop, where she edits marketing pieces and samples wine far higher than her pay grade.

    40 Dinner Recipes That Are Ready in Just 15 Minute (2024)


    How to eat in 15 minutes? ›

    15-minute meal recipes
    1. Prawn laksa curry bowl. A star rating of 4.4 out of 5. ...
    2. Miso & ginger prawn noodle salad. A star rating of 4.8 out of 5. ...
    3. Sardines & tomatoes on toast. ...
    4. Prawn & coconut soup. ...
    5. Creamy tomato courgetti. ...
    6. Tahini noodles with red cabbage & Sichuan peppercorn slaw. ...
    7. Beetroot, feta & grain salad. ...
    8. Citrus salmon salad.

    What takes 20 minutes to cook? ›

    Under 20-minute recipes
    • Salmon with beetroot, feta & lime salsa. A star rating of 4.6 out of 5. ...
    • Basic omelette recipe. A star rating of 4.7 out of 5. ...
    • Air fryer sausages. ...
    • Air-fryer lamb chops. ...
    • Air fryer salmon. ...
    • Burrata bruschetta. ...
    • Air-fryer garlic bread. ...
    • Smoked mackerel, courgette & butter bean salad.

    What should I eat in 10 minutes? ›

    These easy meals are all prepped and cooked within 10 minutes, are made with budget ingredients and still taste totally delicious.
    • 110-minute cheat's fried rice. ...
    • 210-minute chicken and vegetable soup recipe. ...
    • 3Cheesy ham omelette parcel. ...
    • 410-minute chicken fajita tray bake. ...
    • 5Pan-toasted ham and cheese sandwich.

    What is the simplest food to cook? ›

    Our 50 Easiest Recipes Ever For Lazy Cooks
    • 01 of 50. Shrimp and Burst Cherry Tomato Pasta. ...
    • 02 of 50. Soulful Chicken Soup. ...
    • 03 of 50. Spaghetti Casserole. ...
    • 04 of 50. Chicken Cutlets With Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce. ...
    • 05 of 50. Quick Beef Chili. ...
    • 06 of 50. Sloppy Joe Casserole. ...
    • 07 of 50. Green Chile Mac And Cheese With Chicken. ...
    • 08 of 50.
    Sep 20, 2023

    What is the fastest food to cook? ›

    Dinner's Done in 20 Minutes (or Less!) with These Lightning-Fast Recipes
    • Creamy Lemon Pasta.
    • Florentine Butter Chicken.
    • Lamb Chops Sizzled with Garlic.
    • Steak Au Poivre with Red Wine Pan Sauce.
    • Grilled King Salmon with Meyer Lemon Relish.
    • Scallops with Fennel Grenobloise.
    • Teriyaki Shrimp and Bok Choy Stir-Fry.
    Nov 20, 2022

    What can I cook in short time? ›

    25 healthy recipes you can cook in 5 minutes or less
    • Pea and broad bean couscous.
    • Fast home-made baked beans.
    • Porridge.
    • Pasta with cherry tomatoes and rocket.
    • Home-made hummus.
    • Smashed avocado and wilted spinach.
    • Cucumber (or potato) raitha.
    • Quick pitta pizzas.

    What to make for dinner when you're broke? ›

    65 Easy And Cheap Dinner Ideas That You'll Want To Make On Repeat
    • Sweet Potato And Black Bean Burritos. tasty.co. ...
    • Chili Lime Baked Tilapia With Avocado Crema. ...
    • Barbecue Beer Can Chicken. ...
    • Energy-Boosting Buddha Bowl. ...
    • Zucchini Noodles with Kale Pesto. ...
    • Chicken & Biscuit Bake. ...
    • One-Pot Lemon Garlic Shrimp Pasta. ...
    • Pesto Chicken Bake.
    Dec 21, 2023

    What to make when you have no time to cook? ›

    So we rounded up our favorite easy weeknight dinner recipes you can make in just 15 minutes — from comforting pastas to hearty rice bowls.
    1. Sesame Garlic Ramen Noodles. ...
    2. Bacon Avocado Caesar Salad. ...
    3. Cacio e Pepe. ...
    4. 5-Ingredient Zucchini Noodles with Spicy Peanut Sauce. ...
    5. Italian Chopped Salad. ...
    6. Easiest Garlic Bread Pizza.
    Nov 8, 2023

    What are the top 10 healthiest dinners? ›

    It's dinnertime: ZOE members' top recipes
    • Chickpea & broccoli pasta.
    • Lentil & eggplant stew.
    • Veggie shepherd's pie.
    • Harissa traybake.
    • Noodle salad.
    • Cod & salsa salad.
    • Kale salad.
    • Mushroom stir-fry.
    Mar 19, 2024

    What are the 4 most popular foods? ›

    popularity is the % of people who have a positive opinion of a american dish. Find out more
    1. 1 Mashed potatoes86%
    2. 2 French Fries86%
    3. 3 Hamburgers85%
    4. 4 Cheeseburger83%
    5. 5 Grilled Cheese82%
    6. 6 Steak and Baked potato82%
    7. 7 Hash browns82%
    8. 8 Fried Chicken82%

    Is it okay to eat in 15 minutes? ›

    Your meal should take about 20 to 30 minutes. If you're gobbling up your food in 5 to 10 minutes, you're likely to experience indigestion and risk overeating. While you don't need to chew each bite 50 times, try taking a breath or putting down your utensil between bites to help slow your eating down even more.

    Is eating in 15 minutes too fast? ›

    You may be eating too fast if: You finish a regular-sized meal in less than 20 to 30 minutes. It takes 20 to 30 minutes for your body to send you a message to your brain that you're full. “If you're a fast eater, you'll consume more food in 20 minutes than a slow eater.

    How can I eat a little faster? ›

    1. Train with water. Water is the most important training tool to help you eat faster. ...
    2. Exercise your jaws. Chew lots of gum at once. ...
    3. Practice your breathing. ...
    4. Study some film. ...
    5. Fast the night before. ...
    6. Be sure to have a glass of water handy. ...
    7. Chew as little as possible. ...
    8. Avoid talking while eating.
    Jun 29, 2016

    What is the 20 minute meal rule? ›

    The 20-minute rule for eating is a guideline that suggests taking at least 20 minutes to finish a meal. The idea behind this rule is that it takes about 20 minutes for the brain to receive signals from the stomach that it is full, so eating more slowly can help prevent overeating and promote better digestion.


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