06/23/2015 04:52 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

How to Get Dinner on the Table in 30 Minutes or Less


We get it: The last thing you want to do on a busy night is cook dinner. Enter these nine recipes, all of which are ready in 30 minutes or less. So in the time it takes to watch a repeat of Friends, you can make an entire meal--probably even with leftovers to spare for tomorrow's lunch.

Spaghetti With Avocado Sauce (30 Minutes)
Slather pasta in a rich but totally virtuous sauce. Get the recipe.


Slow-Cooked Salmon (25 Minutes)
Don't let the name deceive you, OK? Get the recipe.


Triple-Decker Grilled Cheese (25 Minutes)
One sandwich. Three types of cheese. Get the recipe.


Chicken, Basil, And Bok Choy Stir-Fry (30 Minutes)
One-pan meals are the ultimate time-saver. Get the recipe.


Stovetop Mac And Cheese (30 Minutes)
We repeat: One-Pot meals are the ultimate time-saver. Get the recipe.


Raw Zucchini Salad (20 Minutes)
Sometimes, all you need it fresh vegetables (and Parmesan cheese). Get the recipe.


Smoky Chicken Tacos (25 Minutes)
Hey, even Martha Stewart takes shortcuts from time to time. Get the recipe.


Bacon-And-Egg Fried Rice (20 Minutes)
A little bit breakfast, a little bit dinner. Get the recipe.


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