30 Minute Dinner Recipes

Life can be demanding. Between jobs, school, kids, family, social obligations and hobbies, you don’t always have time to put a meal on the table. Instead of heading for the nearest drive through, check out this compilation of over fifty 30 minute dinner ideas.

Each of these recipes can be prepared from start to finish in less than half an hour. Don’t think just because these 30 minute meals are quick that they aren’t big on flavor. I feed each of these 30 minute dinner recipes to my own family and they are definitely kid approved.

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drizzling cream gravy over a piece of country fried steak

Country Fried Steak [Chicken Fried Steak]

Last updated on September 21st, 2022 Country fried steak is a Southern classic. Tenderized steak cutlets are double battered and breaded, the fried until golden brown. Country fried steak, sometimes known as chicken fried steak, is exactly as the name implies. A thin cut of tenderized beef steak is breaded […]

Caprese baked catfish fillet and a simple salad on a blue and green floral plate with a fork on the side

Caprese Baked Catfish Fillets

Last updated on May 22nd, 2023 Liven up your weekday dinner with these quick but delicious seasoned baked catfish fillets topped with melted cheese, tomato and fresh basil. This post is sponsored by The Catfish Institute. The opinions contained within are my own. August has been designated as National Catfish […]

grilled pork skewers on a white platter drizzled with bourbon glaze

Bourbon Glazed Pork Skewers

Last updated on May 23rd, 2023 Add some flare to your backyard bash with these mouthwatering pork skewers kabobs coated in a sweet glaze of bourbon and orange juice. We love to grill when the weather warms up. Correction … The Husband loves to grill. I love that he loves […]

lemon pepper catfish fillet with rice an lemon slices on a gray plate

Lemon Pepper Catfish Fillets

Last updated on March 29th, 2023 Lemon pepper catfish fillets require two ingredients and only take seven minutes to prepare. Try this easy, tasty weeknight meal tonight! This post is sponsored by The Catfish Institute. The opinions contained within are my own. In the rush of trying to get a […]

Sheet Pan Smoked Sausage Bake

Last updated on March 21st, 2023 It doesn’t get any easier on a weeknight than a sheet pan dinner. This smoked sausage bake combines sausage with veggies, hash brown potatoes and baked eggs. School is back in full swing for us and let me tell you … I am missing […]