15 Easy Dinners You Can Make in Under 30 Minutes

Luckily for you, these satisfying and flavorful dinners take minimal time and effort.
03/03/2015 09:44 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Everyone has those busy days when you have to grab a protein bar for a breakfast on the go and you skip lunch because you have too much work. By the time you get home at the end of the day, you're tired, you're hungry and Easy Mac just isn't gonna cut it. Luckily for you, these satisfying and flavorful dinners take minimal time and effort.

1. Rosemary Balsamic Chicken
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Photo by Mackenzie Barth

Let this easy Rosemary Balsamic Chicken add some class to your dinner. You deserve it.

2. Prosciutto and Arugula Pizza
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Photo by Andrea Kang

Domino's guarantees delivery in 30 minutes or less. This Prosciutto and Arugula Pizza guarantees a much tastier meal in half the time.

3. Pizzadilla
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Photo by Trissa Gurney

Merge your pizza with a quesadilla to make this Pizzadilla. Domino's can't do that.

4. Southwest Burger
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Photo by Bonnie Wu

Is there anything more satisfying than a big, beefy Southwest Burger at the end of the day?

5. Turkey Burger
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Photo by Rachel Davis

If you're not a beef-eater, never fear. This Turkey Burger tastes just as good.

6. Spinach, Feta and Almond Orzo
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Photo by Kathleen Lee

We didn't forget the vegetarians either. This cheesy Spinach, Feta and Almond Orzo will make your dreams come true.

7. Baked Salmon
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Photo by Yonatan Soler

This is probably the easiest Baked Salmon recipe known to mankind.

8. Brown Sugar Salmon
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Photo by Laura Palladino

But, then again, this Brown Sugar Salmon is also pretty easy. I guess you'll have to try both.

9. Arugula, Brie and Mushroom Pasta
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Photo by Judy Holtz

Sometimes you really just need a carb fix, and this Arugula, Brie and Mushroom Pasta is here for you when you do.

10. Tortellini Soup
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Photo by Caroline Grew

And sometimes you need to put those carbs into a warm and comforting bowl of Tortellini Soup.

11. Gazpacho
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Photo by Piril Dobrucali

If you're too cool for hot soup, this Gazpacho is pretty fresh.

12. Ram n' Cheese
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Photo by Caroline Liu

Can't decide between Easy Mac and Instant Ramen? With this Ram n' Cheese, you no longer have to.

13. Cacio e Pepe
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Photo by Andrew Seah

Or you can bring a taste of Italy to your Instant Ramen with this fancy Cacio e Pepe recipe.

14. Brie and Apple Grilled Cheese
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Photo by Emily Bloch

Add some fruit into your diet...alongside some cheese, of course. This Brie and Apple Grilled Cheese recipe is life-changing.

15. Broccoli Cheddar Soup
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Photo by Theo Lee

You only need five ingredients to make this creamy Broccoli Cheddar Soup. It's basically liquid cheese...just what you need after a tough day.

Original post by Mikey Addady for Spoon University.

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