30+ 30 Minute Meal Ideas

To save my sanity (and yours!) I’ve got a big ol list of dinner ideas you can have on the table in 30 minutes or less! You might also enjoy these healthy pressure cooker recipes or this nice long list of instant pot chicken recipes too! This time of year, when things are especially chaotic, having these sorts of 30 minute meals on hand is essential!

30 minute meals

Despite how busy life is (especially in the fall) it’s important to provide kids with home cooked, healthy food. If I plan ahead and even do a little early morning prep, the day runs just a little smoother!

Here is a list of 30+ delicious meals that take LESS than 30 minutes to make!

30 Minute Meal Recipes:

30 minute dinner - Crunchy Breaded Pork Chops Recipe

Crunchy Breaded Pork Chops Recipe

This recipe is awesome! And super easy!! All it takes is 4 simple steps and you have yourself perfect pork chops for the entire family. And we promise, it will take you less than 30 minutes to get the job done!

Quick and easy dinner recipe - skillet taco pasta

Skillet Taco Pasta Recipe

This recipe is one of my all time favorites! My kids love it. The best part is that it only takes 5 minutes to prep, 20 minutes to cook. That is all! The majority of the ingredients you should have stashed away in your pantry (except the meat and fresh produce). Trust me, you’ll love this one!BBQ Chicken Street Burritos with Organic Corn and Black beans

BBQ Chicken Street Burritos

These burritos are so simple and absolutely my kids favorite dinner right now! This recipe actually has two options. You can either do the freezer meal way or the 30 minutes or less way. If you do it the 30 minutes or less way, I have actually found it is a lot less work! But, on the contrast, if you do the freezer method, you will have a lot more leftovers! The ingredients are the same no matter what method you choose! I also like to whip out my pressure cooker and cook up some chicken (from frozen even!).

buffalo chicken wrap recipe

Quick Buffalo Chicken Wraps Recipe

This easy, 4 step recipe can be done so quickly! There are few ingredients and will fill you and your family up for hours. No sense in going out and buying a chicken wrap at a restaurant when you can easily make a delicious one in your home. These are great for summer time lunches!

30 minute meal

Garlic Herb Burgers, Potatoes, and Watermelon 

This is the BEST quick, easy, burger recipe! We give you the play by play so you can spend 30 minutes in the kitchen and end up with a full course meal including a burger, potatoes, and a perfectly sliced watermelon.

I just wanted to highlight 5 of our favorite recipes. But don’t worry… here are 25 more phenomenal ones! Try them out! We all can find 30 minutes to spare to cook our families dinner. Most of these recipes are so easy, you can enlist your children to help if you are too swamped to do it yourself. It is 100% possible to be a busy mom and cook your family dinner. Trust me, I do it!

Check out our Pinterest boards for many of other great 30 Minute Meal ideas!

30 minute meals to help you save time and your sanity

Meal Type: 30-Minute Meals, Recipe Roundup, Back to School, Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
Categories: Casserole

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