40 Quick and Easy Meals: From scratch dinners in under 30 minutes


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Are you looking for quick, healthy, fresh and fast meal ideas? Here are 40 healthy recipes that you can make in under 30 minutes. The list includes whole 30, keto and some dairy free and gluten free options #naturalearthymama #mealplanning #recipes #quickdinnerDinner time can be a stressful time in any household. Here are 40 quick and easy meals that you can make at home in under 30 minutes from scratch!

In our house we like to only cook real food, so almost all of our meals are cooked from scratch, and there are some nights when it HAS to be done FAST!

Here is an epic round up of quick, easy and healthy recipes from some of my favorite bloggers. Don’t they all look delicious?!

There is something here for everyone, gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian and vegan, as well as those like me that will eat all the meats!

1. Vegan taco salad with spicy black beans

Vegan taco salad in baked tortilla bowl with guacamole in background and red napkin.

2 QUICK 15 MINUTE BLUE CHEESE AND PESTO PASTA

This Quick 15 Minute Blue Cheese and Pesto Pasta is delicious any time of the year. It's also perfect for busy weeknights. With only a handful of ingredients and no chopping or dicing it provides a punch of flavours without much effort | Imagelicious

3 SHEET PAN CHICKEN, POTATOES, AND BROCCOLI

Sheet Pan Chicken, Potatoes and Broccoli 3 Ways with Oregano Feta, Lemon Garlic, and Sweet Paprika. Easy and low maintenance dinner to have on the table in 30 minutes or less. #dinner #onepan #chicken

4 Taco soup

5 INSTANT POT LENTIL SOUP RECIPE

Instant Pot Lentil Soup

6 Simple Skillet Chicken Vegetable Dinner

Skillet chicken and vegetable dinner, ready to serve. | Mother Would Know

7 SOUTHWEST CHICKEN SKILLET

One pot Southwest Chicken Skillet. A perfect weeknight 30 minute meal. {Persnickety Plates}

8 JERK SPICED SHRIMP TACOS

Jerk spiced shrimp tacos

9 Instant Pot Chicken Chili

Bowl of Instant Pot Chicken Chili with cilantro on top

10 RED PESTO PASTA

Red pesto penne pasta with chicken, spinach, baby tomatoes and onions in a large skillet.

11 THAI GROUND TURKEY LETTUCE WRAPS WITH CABBAGE APPLE SLAW

Thai Lettuce Wraps made with ground turkey and topped with a cabbage apple slaw.

12. 15 Minute Garlic Shrimp Zoodles

Want a fast low-carb meal that's healthy and tasty? Try these 15 minute garlic shrimp zoodles.

13 Easy Spice Rubbed Fish Tacos

plate of fish tacos

14 Mongolian Beef

Mongolian Beef

15 Middle Eastern Lettuce Wraps

Middle Eastern Lettuce Wraps {Whole30}

16 ITALIAN SAUSAGE, PEPPERS AND ONIONS WITH SAUCE

Italian sausage and colorful bell pepper strips in an oval casserole dish.

17 CHOPPED CHICKEN SALAD WITH RANCH

hopped Chicken Salad with Ranch ~ Whole 30/Paleo

18 CREAMY LEMON CHICKEN ORZO SOUP

Creamy lemon chicken orzo soup (ready in just 30 minutes!)

19 LOW CARB INSTANT POT CAULIFLOWER SOUP 

instant pot cauliflower soup in a bowl garnished with radishes

20 SHEET PAN COD WITH MOROCCAN CHERMOULA SAUCE

This flavor-packed meal is cooked on a single sheet pan and ready in under 30 minutes! Wild Cod, Green Beans and Cherry Tomatoes are roasted to perfection with Chermoula, a Moroccan inspired fresh herbs, lemon and garlic sauce. Quick, easy and delicious!

21 CREAMY ONE-POT CHICKEN, CARROT, AND SPINACH ORZO

Creamy One-Pot Chicken, Carrot and Spinach Orzo

22 ROASTED GREEK SALAD

Roasted Greek Salad Paleo Whole30 Vegan

23 LEMON GARLIC BUTTER SHRIMP

Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp

24 CASHEW CHICKEN STIR FRY

Overhead view of Cashew Chicken Stir Fry Recipe in a blue bowl with chopsticks

25 PUMPKIN & ZUCCHINI FRITTERS

Pumpkin & Zucchini Fritters!! So delicious and super easy to make! These fritters will become a family household favourite.

26 Stuffed Shells with Spinach and Ricotta

Super Easy 5 ingredient Stuffed Shells recipe with spinach and ricotta will take you no more than 30 minutes to make. Delicious, healthy, comforting and wholesome vegetarian pasta dinner your whole family will enjoy!

27 Vegetarian Portobello Mushroom Fajitas

These Vegetarian Portobello Mushroom Fajitas are a 30 minute meal that you can prep ahead. With guacamole, these healthy vegan fajitas are hard to resist! | www.kristineskitchenblog.com

28 ONE POT THAI PEANUT VEGGIE PASTA 

One Pot Thai Peanut Veggie Pasta is whole wheat spaghetti and plenty of veggies in a flavorful Thai peanut sauce. It's a delicious meatless meal that's on the table in 30 minutes! @FlavortheMoment

29 Mexican Skillet Quinoa

Spoonful of Mexican skillet quinoa

30 BLACK BEAN BURGERS

31 SLOW COOKER TURKEY MEATBALLS

Slow Cooker Meatballs (Gluten free, Paleo and Dairy Free)

32 RANCH CHICKEN BACON BROCCOLI SKILLET DINNER

Ranch Chicken Bacon Broccoli Skillet Dinner

33 15-minute KETO Asian Beef Bowl 

15-minute KETO Asian Beef Bowl {Paleo, GAPS, Whole30} #keto #paleo #gapsdiet #whole30 #beefbowl #asianbeef

34 ORANGE CAULIFLOWER 

Orange Cauliflower

35 MEDITERRANEAN PASTA

Overhead shot of a bowl of penne pasta w/ vegetables & garnished with lemon slices. A gray & white striped dish towel lies next to the bowl on the right. A fork, lemon wedges, and a small bowl of olives is on the left side of the bowl.

36 Cast Iron Blackened Grouper

 Cast Iron Blackened Grouper | www.homeandplate.com | Fresh grouper seasoned with your favorite blackened spices and seared in a cast-iron skillet makes for an easy dinner in under 30 minutes. #blackened #grouper #castiron

37 CAPRESE PASTA BAKE

This vegetarian Caprese Pasta Bake is simple yet satisfying, great for a weeknight supper - Made with simple ingredients and ready in just 30 min!

38 Vegetarian Greek Quinoa Salad

39 Basil Pesto Chicken Pasta

Easy Basil Pesto Chicken Pasta is the perfect HEALTHY weeknight meal for busy days. Packed with flavors and ready under 20 minutes! CLICK to read the recipe or PIN for later. [natalieshealth.com] #recipe #healthy #easy #family #chicken #low-fat #pasta #pesto

40 Slow cooker Pork Canitas

Super Easy Pork (or Chicken) Carnitas in the Crockpot

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1 thought on “40 Quick and Easy Meals: From scratch dinners in under 30 minutes”

  1. Thanks for including my low carb cauliflower soup, really appreciate it. Going to be trying many of these quick and easy meals for sure!

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