30 days of 25 minute dinner recipes

30 days of 25 minute dinner recipes

Get dinner on the table in just 25 minutes this month with these simple recipes. From rich stir-fries like Creamy Chicken with Spinach and Mushrooms to flavorful chilis like Creamy White Pepper with Cream Cheese, these meals are delicious, nutritious, and perfect for helping you stay fueled even when you have a packed schedule.


Creamy fried chicken with spinach and mushrooms

Marty Baldwin

Chicken strips tossed with a creamy spinach and mushroom sauce for a delicious and healthy dinner. Serve over pasta or grains to soak up the sauce.




Cauliflower tikka masala with chickpeas

In this vegetarian take on a popular Indian dish, we replace the cauliflower and chickpeas with chicken in our tikka masala. The nooks and crannies of cauliflower are especially good at absorbing all the strong flavors of the sauce. Serve over rice for an easy, healthy dinner that’s ready in just 20 minutes.




Spinach-Artichoke-Sausage-Cauliflower Gnocchi

This quick and delicious cauliflower gnocchi dinner includes many healthy, convenient ingredients, including turkey sausage and tender artichoke hearts, so dinner is on your table quickly.




White chili cream with cream cheese

This rich and healthy white chili chicken recipe comes together in a flash thanks to quick-cooking chicken thighs and canned white beans. Mashing some beans works as a quick thickener when your soup doesn’t have long to cook. The cream cheese adds the final bit of richness and a touch of sweetness.




These mushroom miso noodles are an impossibly flavourful one

Photographer: Jacob Fox, Food Designer: Holly Dressman, Props Designer: Joseph Wank



The miso noodles contain mushrooms, another umami component that takes this quick vegetarian recipe to the next level. We use white miso, which is light and slightly sweet. Whisking the miso into the reserved cooking water makes it easier to incorporate it into the pasta.




Veggie burger made from zucchini and chickpeas with tahini and ranch dressing

This veggie burger recipe is one you’ll want to make again and again. Delicious chickpea and zucchini patties are topped with herb-flecked tahini ranch dressing, flavorful tomato slices, and peppery arugula for a healthy and satisfying homemade veggie burger. Serve these veggie burgers on buns or stuff them into pita bread. We recommend making extra dressing, it’s a great dip for veggie sticks, and diluting it with a little water makes a great salad dressing.




The Easiest Chicken Carbonara (Ready in 20 Minutes!)

Photographer: Jacob Fox, Food Designer: Holly Dressman, Props Designer: Joseph Wank



This chicken carbonara has the classic yolk sauce, which produces a rich, creamy texture. For some carbonara recipes, the residual heat and starch from the pasta are enough to thicken the yolks, but we prefer the double-boiler method to gently cook the yolks to a custard-like consistency without risking overcooking them until they scramble.



Roasted veggie tacos and black beans

These delicious vegetarian tacos are quick and easy to make, perfect for busy weekends. They are so delicious no one will miss the meat or dairy.




When you need something quick and healthy, this 20-Minute Teriyaki Fried Chicken has your back

Photographer: Bree Goldman, Food Stylist: Adeline Evans, Prop Designer: Gabrielle Greco



Look for pre-cut pepper and onion mix in the produce section of your supermarket. Help save prep time on this quick five-ingredient dinner. This easy dinner calls for hot cooked brown rice, which is perfect if you have leftovers. If not, look for microwaveable brown rice or frozen brown rice to keep prep to a minimum.




Pesto pasta salad

Creamy pesto sauce turns a simple pasta salad into a delicious dinner. Adding broccoli to the pasta cooking water just before the pasta is done is a convenient way to cook it briefly so that it turns bright green and softens slightly.




White Bean, Cabbage, and Kielbasa Soup is ready in less than 20 minutes

Pre Bassano

This quick soup recipe is prepared in just 15 minutes thanks to convenient produce like frozen chopped onions and pre-cooked kielbasa. You’ll have this warm winter soup on the table in no time!




Green Goddess Salad with Hummus

In this recipe for Cucumber, Tomato, Swiss Cheese, and Chickpea Salad, the healthy Green Gods Dressing is made with avocado, yogurt, and herbs. The extra sauce is delicious served with grilled vegetables.




Cheese quesadilla with peppers and onions

This 15-minute quesadilla is a step up from the basic with the addition of sautéed peppers and onions. Let the kids load them up with the toppings on the table.




Spaghetti with rosemary and lemon

Christine Dough

This recipe is adapted from Eat better, feel better, proving that pasta doesn’t have to be complicated to be luscious. This dish is very simple but delicious, so eating a smaller portion makes for a nice, light meal when served with a large green salad. You can also add pieces of cooked asparagus, cauliflower, zucchini, and even shrimp if you don’t want a meatless main dish.



Chicken cutlets with creamy spinach and roasted red pepper sauce

Serve these delicious and super quick chicken strips over your favorite pasta. This easy dinner recipe is sure to become a new weekend favorite.




One Skillet Bourbon Chicken

Photography: Antonis Achillios, Design: Christine Kelly, Ali Rami

Bourbon chicken is coated in a sweet and slightly spicy sauce for a delicious dinner that comes together quickly, perfect for busy weekends.




Spinach and artichoke pasta

If you want to make a meal out of a warm spinach and artichoke sauce, this creamy pasta is for you. Here’s what’s almost as good as the flavor of this comfort dish: the fact that this healthy dinner only takes 20 minutes to prepare.




Cooked beans with minced meat

Upgrade baked beans from a classic side dish to a meat-based main meal by adding lean ground beef. The end result is a delicious casserole, which is a quick and easy dinner option.




Baked potatoes stuffed with cheese

Skip the bun and serve all your favorite cheeseburger ingredients—beef, cheese, tomatoes, red onions, and lettuce—with baked potatoes for a delicious and easy dinner recipe that kids and adults will love. Feel free to replace the ground beef with ground turkey or tofu crumbles.




Black Bean and Quinoa Bowl

This black bean and quinoa bowl has many of the usual hallmarks of a taco salad, except for the stir-fried bowl. We packed them with pico de gallo, fresh cilantro, and avocado, plus an easy chickpea sauce to drizzle on top.




Vegan coconut chickpea curry

To make this 20-minute vegetarian curry even faster, buy cut vegetables from the salad bar at the grocery store. To make it a complete and satisfying dinner, serve with cooked brown rice. When shopping for calm sauce, look for one with 400 mg of sodium or less and check the ingredient list for cream or fish sauce if you want to keep this sauce vegetarian. If you like your meal spicy, add a little of your favorite hot sauce at the end.




Creamy garlic chicken with spinach

Marty Baldwin

Quick-cooking chicken strips are coated in a creamy garlic sauce, while spinach adds a burst of color and nutrition in this easy one-skillet recipe.




This chicken fajita quesadilla is packed with 29 grams of protein

Photographer: Bree Goldman, Food Stylist: Adeline Evans, Prop Designer: Gabrielle Greco



This 5-ingredient quesadilla only takes 10 minutes to prepare. Using pre-cut onions and peppers as well as a taco seasoning blend helps keep the ingredient list (and prep time) short. If you like a little heat, use pepper jack cheese in the filling.




Lemon garlic pasta with salmon

Wondering what to do with leftover salmon? This is a delicious and easy way to turn it into another quick weeknight dinner. Don’t forget to reserve some of the pasta water, as its starch thickens the lemon-garlic pasta sauce and makes it silky smooth.




Marinara meat sauce topped with baked potatoes

Break out of your pasta rut by eating baked potatoes in this simple and satisfying dinner for one.




Salmon and avocado bowl

Poke (pronounced poh-kay), the bite-sized marinated fish salad popular in Hawaii, is so popular that it is sold by the pound in supermarkets. Now it has crossed the Pacific to become the main meal of the day, served in restaurants from Los Angeles to New York. But it’s easy to make at home with this quick recipe. Sriracha and Chinese-style mustard add a touch of heat to the classic dressing of soy sauce and sesame oil. Serving it over a brown rice salad makes it a meal.




20 minutes Creamy Chicken Marsala with Prosciutto

Jacob Fox

A little prosciutto adds a delicious flavor to this sauce. Serve this quick-cooking dish with whole wheat angel hair pasta.




Herbie’s Cod with Roasted Tomatoes

Oregano, thyme, and paprika flavor cod in this 15-minute Mediterranean-inspired meal. Olives, capers, and roasted cherry tomatoes add color and flavor to every bite.




Spinach ravioli with artichokes and olives

Store-bought spinach ravioli and a handful of basic pantry items are all you need to get a healthy dinner on the table in 15 minutes. Ingredients like oil-dried tomatoes, salted Kalamata olives, and toasted pine nuts help build big flavor quickly. If you can’t find frozen artichokes, substitute with a 15-ounce can (just be sure to drain and rinse well).




Lentil curry with cauliflower rice

Combine pre-cooked lentils (often found in the produce section of your grocery store) with an Indian-style simmered sauce for a quick and delicious curry. Serving it over marinated cauliflower increases the number of veggies and keeps carb portions in check. This 3-ingredient dinner (not counting salt, pepper, and oil) is super easy to make. To be mindful of salt intake, look for sauces that contain less than or approximately 350 mg of sodium per 1/4 cup.



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