When you want to get a comforting dinner on the table but have a busy schedule full of fall activities, these 30-minute dinner recipes will come to your rescue. Just because these dinners come together in such a short period of time doesn’t mean they lack any flavor or comforting qualities. We’re talking this creamy cabbage and pasta bread recipe, roasted chicken pasta soup, ravioli lasagna, and more.

Read on for the best fall dinner ideas that will be ready in just 30 minutes — or less! Add these dinners to the menu this week and you’ll be able to serve up a home-cooked meal while still having plenty of time to enjoy fall.

Photographer Victor Protasio, food stylist Rayshon Hanners, props designer Heather Chaddock

We’ve turned the classic sandwich into a warming dinner plate. Everyone will love finding a layer of melted cheese underneath a layer of warm dinner rolls.

Becky Lugart Stiner

As the name suggests, this chili comes together in a flash, just like lightning. It’ll be ready in just 30 minutes, and as an added bonus, it cooks in just one dish.

Photography and design: Caitlin Bensel

Two classic comfort foods come together in one dish to create the perfect fall dinner recipe that your family will ask for all fall long. Pull out your favorite multicooker to lend a helping hand.

Victor Protasio; Food styling: Rishon Hanners; Prop design: Audrey Davis

Preparing a tray of lasagna in 30 minutes is nearly impossible, but this quick soup recipe is the perfect way to enjoy the same flavors you love in much less time.

Hector Manuel Sanchez

To make this meal even heartier, you can always add some shredded grilled chicken.

Antonius Achilleus; Prop Design: Kathleen Varner; Food styling: Maggie Ruggiero

Store-bought gnocchi helps this warm vegetable soup set quickly. Feel free to add additional vegetables you have on hand.

Greg Dupree

What’s better than a 30-minute dinner? One that doesn’t dirty the entire kitchen. This colorful pasta dish is not only colorful and packed with veggies, but it also comes together in one dish.

Photographer Victor Protasio, food stylist Richaun Hanners, fashion designer Sarah Elizabeth Cleveland

No need to fire up the grill for fall burger night. Pull out your Dutch oven to prepare this soup topped with sesame seed breadcrumbs, chopped tomatoes, and chopped pickles.

Hector Manuel Sanchez

Everyone in the family will enjoy eating vegetables when served in this creamy casserole.

Jane Causey; Food Stylist: Chelsea Zimmer; Prop Designer: Christina Dali

While making chicken for chicken noodle soup from scratch is always worth it, on days when you’re short on time, roasted chicken is a delicious alternative.

Allison Micksh; Design: Buffy Hargett-Miller

Only a little stirring is required to serve this delicious soup for dinner. Grab a pound of shredded pork from your favorite local barbecue restaurant and the meal will be ready in just 20 minutes.

Photographer: Antonis Achilleos; Prop Designer: Christine Kelly; Food Designer: Ali Rami

Not only does this recipe take 30 minutes, but it also uses only 5 ingredients. Basically, it couldn’t be simpler.

Caitlin Pencil; Food Stylist: Tori Cox

Opening 7 cans is the hardest part of this soup recipe, which is not very complicated. Stir everything together in your Dutch oven and dinner will be ready in 25 minutes.

Southern living

We’re here to share the good news that you can actually whip up a pot of chili in just 30 minutes, so you can serve it even on busy weeknights.

Allison Micksh

This 20-minute soup will be in bowls for your family to enjoy faster than you can eat it out.

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