Quick Weeknight Dinners

30 minute meals

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Mongolian Ground Beef

Mongolian Ground Beef is a 20 minute stir fry bursting with sweet and savory Asian flavors.



The conventional Mongolian beef you find in Chinese restaurants is a stir fry of very thinly sliced beef, typically flank steak.

All is coated in a sticky sauce that beautifully combines sweet, salty and umami.

Thai Basil Fried Rice

Infused with such amazing spicy and umami flavors that you will wonder how simple fried rice can be so tasty.



Apart from regular sauces and ingredients that go in the wok for stir fry, you need two little unusual ingredients that you might not have in your kitchen on any regular day. Thai basil and Thai bird eye chilis.

Make a quick call to your nearest Asian store to see if they carry them so you can make this Thai specialty.

Ham and Cheese Gnocchi Skillet

A super easy one pan meal that is absolute comfort food.



It’s a great use for leftover ham, and it only takes a few simple ingredients to make this magic happen.

Best of all, it can be on the table in about 20 minutes. Sounds like a winner to me!

Creamy Sausage Pasta

A perfect example of creating an absolutely delicious dish out of simple, ordinary ingredients.



Using Italian sausage in pasta is real game changer. Try your favorite Italian sausage drenched in a garlic parmesan cream sauce with the pasta shape of your choice.

Nothing fancy… nothing complicated… ready in 20 minutes. Yet I promise, you will get hooked on these amazing flavors in one bite.

Baja Fish Tacos

Soft tortillas packed full of beer battered fish, pico de gallo, avocado and chipotle mayo. Serious YUM!



They’re a fun weekend meal, or a great dish to serve to guests. And you can have your taco bar on the table in about 20 minutes.

If you crave, crave, crave tacos like me, you NEED these in your life!

TikTok Ramen

A super quick pantry staple dish that went crazy viral in 2021.



Almost like a cross between ramen and fried rice, it’s savory, sweet, umami, garlicky, a little spicy, and is uniquely flavored with everything bagel seasoning.

If you need something super quick, give this popular ramen hack a try!

Honey Garlic Chicken Bites

This is your perfect weeknight dinner idea that happens with regular every day pantry ingredients.



Dinner ready in 20 minutes? Honey Garlic Chicken Bites… Music to the ears… And when you look into the pan, the sticky delicious honey garlic sauce laced chicken bites, they look so tempting to dig in to.

Greek Shrimp and Grits (Shrimp Saganaki Grits)

An incredible fusion of flavors from two great cuisines, halfway around the world from each other.



Plump shrimp in a beautifully flavored tomato sauce and topped with feta cheese. That’s our shrimp saganaki, the inspiration behind the “Greek” part of this dish.

And then, everything atop a pile of cheesy grits. That’s our Southern favorite, shrimp and grits. The combination is amazing!

Tortellini al Forno

Inspired by the popular Olive Garden dish.



Plump, tender tortellini smothered in an amazing creamy sauce that’s enhanced by bacon and a variety of cheeses.

We decided to add some veggie power to the original dish, in the form of spinach and mushrooms, plus we’ll share some other great variation ideas.

This is a great easy dinner idea for you to cook up any night of the week!

Cozy Soup Recipes

There's nothing quite so cozy as a nice bowl of soup.