8 of Our Easiest-Ever 10-Minute Dinners

updated Nov 30, 2023
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A cast iron pan of garlic butter shrimp
Credit: Joe Lingeman

There are nights when it feels like making even a 30-minute dinner recipe is a challenge. And on those nights you might be tempted to order takeout — but there’s a better option! If you have just 10 minutes (or less!), it’s possible to get an inexpensive, filling, and (most importantly) tasty meal on the table. Don’t believe us? These seven recipes are proof.

10-Minute Dinners

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10-Minute Honey-Glazed Salmon Bites
Five ingredients and 10 minutes are all you need to make tender salmon bites.
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10-Minute Garlicky Tomato Spaghetti

Hearty whole-wheat pasta complements the sweet tang of raw tomatoes in this fast sauce — reach for angel hair to ensure it cooks even more quickly.

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5-Minute Garlic Butter Shrimp
A fast and easy skillet recipe for shrimp in garlic butter sauce.
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Salsa-Simmered Fish
An easy recipe for white fish fillets simmered in tomato sauce on the stovetop and served over rice.
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10-Minute Black Bean Tacos

A can of black beans might not look like much in your pantry, but it’s the base for satisfying veggie tacos that come together in minutes.

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Scrambled Egg Tacos

Breakfast for dinner is a noble tradition, yet few remember the value of the humble breakfast taco when deciding on an evening meal. But they’re so easy! Just gather whatever leftover cooked vegetables you have in the fridge and pair them with scrambled eggs. Boom — done.

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Caprese Avocado Toast

Who says toast can’t be dinner? Especially with avocado, tomatoes, and some fresh mozzarella. Round it out with scrambled eggs or heat a can of black beans and season with salt and cumin for a side.

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Tomato Chickpea Salad
Tomatoes and chickpeas are tossed in a simple vinaigrette for a light dinner or easy lunch.
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