46 Quick and Easy Dinner Recipes for when you are in a rush.

Whose got the time?  You’re busy, we get it!  When everyone is rushing around finding time for dinner is hard enough let alone time to make dinner.  Here is a list of Quick, Easy, and Healthy Dinner Recipes for when you are on the go.

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1.Creamy Salsa Chicken Skillet

Salsa is my secret weapon on busy nights. It’s a one stop shop for adding tons of flavor, without having to dice, chop, and measure out a million ingredients. Everything you need is inside that one jar. It just makes dinner so easy. Give this Creamy Salsa Chicken Skillet a try, and you’ll be a believer.

From: Budget Byte$

2. Black Eyed Pea and Corn Chowder

It’s recipes like this Black Eyed Pea and Corn Chowder that are responsible though! Y’all, really, any recipe that requires I only open the cans, do a quick stir, and press start are the kind of recipes I dream about. This creamy, cheesy, slightly spicy (totally optional, I mention this for my sister-in-law), soup is dreamy, that you too are NOT gonna be able to resist.

From: Aimee Mars

3. Gnocchi with Olive Oil, Tomato, and Parmesan

This quick gnocchi recipe and easy weeknight dinner is a perfect little dinner to have in your arsenal for those busy stressful weeks. Quick-cook, Gnocchi with Olive Oil, Tomato, and Parmesan with ingredients make for a satisfying, affordable, lovingly elegant vegetarian dinner.

From: Erica’s Recipes

4. 10 Minute White Bean Artichoke and Basil Toast

These little toasts are piled high with the most simple, summery, 10 minute artichoke + spinach + chickpea salad that is basically an open invitation for any and all of your fresh summer herbs. The acidic tang of the artichokes and the lemon plus the smooth, velvety, rich flavor of the olive oil and the freshness of the basil with some cracked black pepper over the whole thing? Ugh. These are the addicting flavors of summer.

From: pinch of yum

5. Insta Pot Sloppy Joes

Everyone loves Sloppy Joes! This Instant Pot Sloppy Joes Recipe is amazing! With only a handful of ingredients, dinner will be on the table fast! The instant pot makes this meal even easier. It’s so good and the entire family gobbles this meal up.

From: Eating on a Dime

6. 10 Minute Grilled Shrimp and Sausage Skewers with Spicy Chili Glaze

These easy shrimp and sausage skewers are basted with a spicy chili glaze made with chili paste, vinegar and lemon juice, then grilled to perfection. Here is the recipe. Perfect easy dinner.

From: Chili Pepper Madness

7. 30 Minute Roasted Garlic Cauliflower Chowder

Super CREAMY + only 30 MINUTE cauliflower chowder made with roasted garlic hummus + quinoa [gluten-free + vegan]

From: Simply Quinoa

8. Vegan Broccoli & ‘Cheese’ Soup

This super creamy vegan broccoli and ‘cheese’ soup is just the kind of soul food everyone needs to enjoy on a regular basis!!  You won’t miss the dairy in this cashew-cream based soup!  Takes just a few minutes to prep!

From: Vegan Blueberry

9. Vegan Taquitos

These taquitos are ready in less than 30 minutes and taste pretty darn delicious! Top with fresh avocado and lime juice for a quick and savory week-night meal everyone will love.

From: Vegan Test Kitchen 

10. Salmon Patties

There’s always canned salmon in my pantry for a quick and healthy meal. Salmon protects your heart and promotes beautiful skin and hair. The bones in canned salmon are soft and mash-able so leave them in to add calcium but I remove most of the skin. Any toxins in fish are stored in the skin. – Jenny Jones

11. 10 Minute Oven Baked Tostadas

10 minutes – that’s all you need to know!

From: Incourage Foods

12. Sweet Potato Alfredo

This quick and easy Sweet Potato Alfredo is a tasty twist on a comfort food classic!

From: peas and crayons

13. Goan Fish Curry

This quick and easy Goan Fish Curry is an Indian-inspired camping dinner!  Prepare this sardine curry on a camp stove in less than 30 minutes.

From: Champagne Tastes 

14. One-Pot Cheeseburger Pasta

One-pot Cheeseburger Pasta is meaty, saucy, cheesy and sure to be a family favorite. It’s quick and easy to make, and everything gets cooked in one pot!

From: Onion Rings and Things

15. Smoked Salmon & Broccoli Frittata

A quick and easy smoked salmon and broccoli frittata recipe, packed with protein, this makes a perfect breakfast or lunch, as well as a family dinner.

From: Taming Twins

16. Chana Masala

Quick and Easy Chana Masala. You are really going to love me for this 30 minutes curry recipe,  every-time you make it!! Serve this Vegetarian Chickpeas Curry along with Rice & Roti.

From: sandhya’s kitchen

17. Whole30 Asian Garlic Noodles

Best whole30 asian garlic noodles you will ever have! These spicy paleo noodles can be served hot or cold- my favorite way is chilled. The flavor is unreal and made me eat two bowls. 🙂

From: Paleo Gluten Free Eats

18. Coconut Shrimp with Orange Sauce

These Whole30 coconut shrimp with orange sauce are the best dang Whole30 coconut shrimp, I swear it. With a crispy, coconutty shell and a delicious orange sauce, these are a quick Whole30 dinner recipe and they’d work beautifully for company, too. Your friends would never guess they’re Whole30 coconut shrimp! One of our very favorite quick Whole30 dinner recipes for sure.

From: 40 aprons

19. Walnut Crusted Lemon Chicken Piccata

A twist on the classic Italian dish Chicken Piccata using walnuts as a grain-free option. You’ll love this one-pan dish that comes together in less than 20 minutes!

From: Wholesomelicious

20. Chili Lime Shrimp

Busy weeknights, long days and little energy to throw together a healthy dinner once you get home – sound about right? Well, this Paleo + Whole30 chili lime shrimp is a quick and easy dinner, made in just 20 minutes! It’s also versatile and can be paired in many ways for a complete healthy meal.

From: Real Simple Good

21. Paleo, Whole 30 Chilaquiles

These Whole30 chilaquiles are one of our favorite Whole30 Mexican recipes. With sweet potatoes, carnitas or chicken, and plenty of toppings, these Whole30 chilaquiles are flavorful and easy to make. Bound to become one of your favorite Whole30 Mexican recipes!

From: 40 aprons

22. Hawaiian Ham & Cheese Sliders

One of our all time favorite recipe is this Hawaiian Ham and Cheese Sliders recipe. It is perfect for a party, a crowd, or just a quick weeknight dinner idea.

From: Eating on a Dime

23. Cranberry Chicken

This Whole30 cranberry chicken is a simple but flavorful Whole30 dinner recipe that you’ll love in the fall and winter! With just a few ingredients, this Whole30 cranberry chicken is so good when you need a fruity flavor but want to keep it quick and easy. Bound to become a favorite Whole30 dinner recipe!

From: 40 aprons

24. InstaPot Jambalaya

This Instant Pot Jambalaya recipe is a Cajun inspired one dish recipe with shrimp, andouille sausage, chicken and rice that will make a spicy dinner for your family. Using a pressure cooker makes it a quick and easy weeknight dinner the whole family will enjoy.

From: Upstate Ramblings

25. Easy Ultra Creamy Mac and Cheese

Everyone needs a go-to homemade mac and cheese recipe in their back pocket, and this one is ours. It’s effortless to make, tastes fantastic, and makes super creamy macaroni and cheese.

From: inspired taste

26. Fajita Salad with Cilantro Vinaigrette

This quick and easy steak fajita salad topped with a zingy cilantro lime vinaigrette is about to become your go-to Tex-Mex dinner recipe. It’s paleo and Whole30 friendly (seriously, it’s as easy as leaving off the cheese) and ready in just 30 minutes!

From: Our Salty Kitchen

27. Quick & Easy 20 minute Tacos

20-Minute Tacos make the perfect quick and easy weeknight meal!

From: all things mamma

28. Fettuccine Carbonara

For a quick and easy dinner idea, try this Fettuccine Carbonara recipe! It’s rich, creamy and ready in 30 minutes!  Your entire family will love it!

From: all things mamma

29. Egg Roll in a Bowl

Whole30 egg roll in a bowl with creamy chili sauce is a wonderfully flavorful, quick Whole30 recipe made in one skillet. This low carb and paleo “crack slaw,” as it’s affectionately called, is an addictive Asian dinner recipe the whole family will love. P.S. That creamy chili sauce – WHOA.

From: 40 aprons

30. Quick & Easy Vegan Ramen

This quick & easy vegan ramen is a delicious homemade soup that is perfect for a cold or rainy day. It’s filled with ramen noodles & soft tofu and comes together in less than 30 minutes!

From: Choosing Chia

31. One Pan Creamy Tortellini and Smoked Sausage

My One Pan Creamy Tortellini and Smoked Sausage is a match made in heaven! It’s a delicious one pan meal that combines the tender, cheese filled pasta with savory smokey sausage and wraps it all in a creamy cheesy tomato sauce. One bite and you’ll wonder where it’s been all your life!

From: yellow bliss road

32. Quick and Easy Beef and Broccoli

This Beef and Broccoli is better than takeout!  Make this easy Beef and Broccoli at home in under thirty minutes! Find out my secret tip to make the beef extra tender.

From: Fox and Briar

33. One-Pan Cheesy Chicken Broccoli & Rice

This One-Pan Cheesy Chicken, Broccoli, and Rice dish is perfect for a busy weeknight when things are hectic. Only one dish to clean for this satisfying dinner.

From: The Girl who Ate Everything

34. Beef Stroganoff

This simple and easy delicious Beef Stroganoff recipe is one of our family favorite ground beef recipe, and is a great under 30 minute meal.

From: My Organized Chaos

35. Sausage, Potato and Green Bean Foil Packets

Sausage and veggies packed in easy foil packets. Perfect for camping or a quick dinner! Can be baked/grilled.

From: D*** Delicious

36. One Pan Ham & Cheese Tortellini

This One Pan Ham & Cheese Tortellini is super creamy and flavorful, and a delicious was to celebrate National Cheese Day! Everything is cooked together in one pan for a quick, family-friendly weeknight meal with easy clean up.

From: yellowblissroad

37. Fast and Easy Meatloaf

With a few simple ingredients you can have this fast and easy Meatloafjust like Mom used to make!

From: Pocket Change Gourmet

38. Easy Aloha Chicken

Aloha Chicken is a delicious quick-and-easy weeknight meal the whole family will love!

From: Living Well Mom

39. Easy One-Tray Pasta Bake Meal

One tray, super quick, super easy

From: Scoooop

40. Crispy Chicken and Potato Bowls

Want a super easy dinner idea? You will LOVE these easy and delicious chicken and mashed potato bowls!

From: Somewhat Simple

41. BBQ Chicken Tostadas

BBQ Chicken Tostadas are a simple meal the family will love, especially on busy nights. Pick up a rotisserie chicken from the store, use up leftovers, or even make a new batch in your slow cooker for a meal the family will love that comes together in minutes.

From: Cupcakes & Kale Chips

42. Chicken Parmesan Casserole

Chicken Parmesan Casserole served with pasta is quick, HEALTHY and EASY WEEKNIGHT DINNER for whole family. It’s SIMPLE, FREEZER FRIENDLY RECIPE and great idea how to use up leftover chicken.  Cheesy, baked parmesan chicken casserole with marinara sauce and bread crumbs is delicious comfort food but healthy meal for your family, too.

From: Oh My Goodness Chocolate Desserts

43. Philly cheese Stake Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes with a Philly Cheese Steak flair. Quick, easy, and delicious!

From: Belly Full

44. Quick & Easy Calzones

Quick and Easy Calzones filled with pepperoni, mozzarella cheese and marinara then topped with Italian seasoning and parmesan. Not only are these calzones so easy to make, but they taste absolutely amazing!

From: Six Sisters’ Stuff

45. Easy Taco Bake in 30 Minutes

My favorite kind of meals are the simple ones. The meals that I can put together quickly, with few ingredients, and know it’ll be a hit. This Taco Bake is one of those meals!

From: A Bit of Simplicity

46. Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

These Sheet Pan Baked Chicken Fajitas are a quick and easy one pan meal with tender chicken and colorful vegetables packed with the smoky, sweet flavor of traditional fajitas. This delicious and healthy meal takes just 5 minutes to prepare and 20 minutes in the oven before dinner is ready. Plus recipe video tutorial!

From: Tip Buzz

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