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15 Minute Recipes for Dinner | Recipe Ideas for Busy Weeknights

Getting dinner on the table after a long day with the kids can seem almost impossible when you're short on time. As the clock ticks towards bedtime, the last thing anyone wants is to spend hours cooking an elaborate meal. That's where 15 minute recipes come in. This blog post provides 20 quick and easy dinner ideas that only take 15 minutes or less to make so you can nourish your family without the fuss.

Some recipes featured include:

  • Cheesy tortellini soup (12 minutes)

  • Salmon packets with roasted vegetables (15 minutes)

  • Baked potato bar with broccoli, bacon and cheese (14 minutes)

  • Sheet pan fajitas (15 minutes)

  • One pan chicken pesto pasta (12 minutes)

Get dinner on the table fast with minimal cleanup. All the recipes only require a handful of pantry-stable ingredients and can be made in one pan or pot for easy cleanup. Full recipes are also provided in a downloadable cheat sheet for future reference. Throwing together a well-balanced quick meal is now hassle-free.

No more last minute takeout decisions or arguing over what's for dinner. With some prep on the weekend like pre-chopping veggies, you can quickly whip up tasty dinners even on your busiest evenings. Family mealtime won't be a stressful experience when you have healthy 15 minute recipes up your sleeve. Say goodbye to tired takeout nights and hello to homemade dinners that don't take all evening.

Here are brief instructions for each of the recipes mentioned:

Cheesy tortellini soup (12 minutes):

  • Bring broth to a boil in a pot, add frozen tortellini and cook for 4 minutes.

  • Add chopped spinach, tomatoes and shredded cheese. Stir until cheese is melted.

Salmon packets with roasted vegetables (15 minutes):

  • Place salmon fillet and chopped peppers, zucchini and tomatoes on foil. Season.

  • Fold foil tightly to seal packet. Place on baking sheet and roast for 15 minutes.

Baked potato bar with broccoli, bacon and cheese (14 minutes):

  • Pierce and microwave potatoes for 6-8 minutes until soft.

  • Steam broccoli florets for 3-4 minutes until bright green.

  • Top baked potatoes with broccoli, crispy bacon bits, shredded cheese. Warm until melted.

Sheet pan fajitas (15 minutes):

  • Toss chicken strips, bell peppers and onions on a sheet pan with 1 tbsp oil and 1/2 tsp each cumin, chili powder, salt.

  • Roast at 425°F, flipping halfway, until veggies are tender and chicken is cooked through.

One pan chicken pesto pasta (12 minutes):

  • Cook pasta according to package directions.

  • In same pan, saute chicken with pesto, cream and parmesan. Add pasta and toss to coat before serving.


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