Our Most Popular 30-Minute Meals

updated Nov 16, 2023
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We’re big believers in the fact that you can never have too many 30-minute meals in your kitchen arsenal. At the end of a long day at work or school, we often want delicious food fast — and that’s where these recipes come in. The thing they all have in common is that none of them take long to make, but they all still deliver on flavor. Basically, they’re the perfect thing to reach for when you don’t want to spend forever in the kitchen — but you still want to eat well. These 10 recipes are our most popular 30-minute meals from the year.

30-Minute Meals

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Easy Balsamic Glazed Steak Tips and Mushrooms
Beefy steak tips are marinated, seared, and served with mushrooms sautéed in balsamic vinegar.
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Creamy Spinach Parmesan Orzo
A recipe for quick and easy creamy orzo pasta made with spinach and Parmesan cheese. It's a perfect vegetarian dinner or simple side side.
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Best Instant Pot Spaghetti
How to make a luxurious, family-friendly spaghetti and meat sauce in your Instant Pot.
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Parmesan Chicken and Kale Sauté
A quick and easy one-skillet dinner that fits the bill on weeknights and at dinner parties alike.
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Crispy Sheet Pan Gnocchi and Veggies
A one-pan dinner of roasted gnocchi and vegetables that doesn't even require you to boil the dumplings.
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One-Pan Basil-Plum Pork Chops
Tender pork chops roast with sweet plums for the ultimate summer skillet meal.
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Spicy Ground Pork & Zucchini Stir-Fry
A quick and easy recipe for a spicy stir-fry with ground pork and zucchini. Just serve it over rice and you've got a complete meal.
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Brown Butter Parmesan Pasta
Toss warm strands of spaghetti with brown butter, panko, and a sprinkle of Parm and you've got an ultra-comforting meal that comes together in minutes.
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Instant Pot Weeknight Chicken and Rice Burrito Bowls
Filled with chicken, rice, black beans, corn, and salsa, these burrito bowls come together quickly with an Instant Pot.
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Lemony Tortellini Spinach Soup
With a 30-minute cook time and the majority of the ingredients already hanging out in your fridge, a fast and fresh dinner never looked better.
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