27 Quick and Easy Dinner Recipes

At the end of a long day, the last thing you want to do is figure out what to cook for dinner. And once you decide what to make, there’s nothing worse than realizing it will take an hour and requires more ingredients than could ever fit in your fridge at one time. That’s why we’ve compiled 27 healthy, quick and easy dinner recipes that can be prepared in about 40 minutes or less. And as long as you’re stocked with salt and pepper, almost every recipe uses 10 ingredients or fewer. With minimal prep time, these dinners will have you in and out of the kitchen as fast as possible.

We’ve also organized our recipes to cater to your every need. Having a friend over who doesn’t eat meat? Try our easy vegetarian dinner recipes. No time for dishes? Our quick one pot/pan dinner recipes are a must-have for the home cook on-the-go. We even have a slew of recipes that call for just five ingredients or less. Whether you’ve got a packed house or are just cooking for one, our set of quick and easy dinner recipes is sure to please.

Can’t get enough of these simple suppers? Then be sure to check out our other easy recipe collections, like these Easy One Pot Meals or these Romantic Recipes for Two.

 

Quick and Easy One Pot/Pan Dinner Recipes

Chicken and White Bean Soup

Total time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Prep: 8 ingredients
Chicken and White Bean Soup in Under 30 Minutes

 

Portuguese Kale Soup

Total time: 48 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Prep: 8 ingredients

Portuguese Kale Soup

 

Roasted Chicken Butternut Squash Soup

Total time: 38 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Prep: 8 ingredients

Roasted Chicken Butternut Squash Soup

 

Black Bean Chili

Total time: 29 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Prep: 10 ingredients

30 Minute Black Bean Chili

 

Quick and Easy Dinners with 5 Ingredients or Less

Potato Crusted Salmon Fillets

Total time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Prep: 5 ingredients

Potato Crusted Salmon Fillets

 

Chicken Florentine

Total time: 21 minutes
Servings: 1 servings
Prep: 5 ingredients

20 Minute Chicken Florentine

 

Hawaiian Salmon

Total time: 22 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Prep: 4 ingredients

Easy Hawaiian Salmon in under 30 minutes

 

Quick and Easy Dinner Recipes for Two

Shrimp Scampi

Total time: 35 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Prep: 11 ingredients

Quick and Easy Shrimp Scampi

 

Barbecued Cauliflower Salad

Total time: 26 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Prep: 10 ingredients

Easy Barbecued Cauliflower Salad

 

Chicken With Quinoa, Oranges, and Walnuts

Total time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Prep: 7 ingredients

Chicken With Quinoa, Oranges, and Walnuts

 

Quick and Easy Chicken Dinner Recipes

Chicken Piccata

Total time: 34 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Prep: 9 ingredients

Quick and Easy Chicken Piccata

 

Hearty Chicken

Total time: 23 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Prep: 8 ingredients

Quick and Easy Hearty Chicken

 

Healthy Chicken Parmesan

Total time: 44 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Prep: 9 ingredients

Healthy Chicken Parmeseam

 

Quick and Easy Seafood Dinner Recipes

Coconut Curry in a Hurry

Total time: 26 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Prep: 10 ingredients

Easy Coconut Curry in a Hurry

 

Fresh Tomato Salsa Shrimp with Carrot and Squash Noodles

Total time: 21 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Prep: 8 ingredients

Easy Tomato Salsa Shrimp with Carrot and Squash Noodles

 

Baked Salmon Dijon

Total time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Prep: 8 ingredients

Easy Baked Salmon Dijon Recipe

 

Grilled Tuna Steaks Recipe

Total time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Prep: 6 ingredients

Herb and Garlic Grilled Tuna Steaks

 

Quick and Easy Vegetarian Dinner Recipes

Grilled Veggie Quesadilla

Total time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Prep: 10 ingredients

Easy Grilled Veggie Quesadilla

 

Healthier Caesar Salad

Total time: 23 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Prep: 6 ingredients

Easy Healthier Caesar Salad

 

Italian Bean Burgers

Total time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Prep: 10 ingredients

Italian Bean Burger

 

 

Quick and Easy Dinner Recipes for Kids

Greek Chicken Pita

Total time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Prep: 9 ingredients

Greek Chicken Pita

 

Almond Crusted Chicken Fingers with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

Total time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Prep: 8 ingredients

Quick Almond Crusted Chicken Fingers with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

 

Grilled Cheese with Spinach and Provolone

Total time: 22 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Prep: 8 ingredients

Grilled Cheese with Spinach and Provolone

 

Smoked Gouda Grilled Cheese with Arugula and Roasted Red Peppers

Total time: 12 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Prep: 7 ingredients

Easy Smoked Gouda Grilled Cheese with Arugula and Roasted Red Peppers

 

Quick and Easy Dinner Recipes for the Family

BBQ Chicken Flatbread Pizza

Total time: 23 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Prep: 9 ingredients

Easy BBQ Chicken Flatbread Pizza

 

Healthier Fettuccine Alfredo

Total time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Prep: 9 ingredients

Easy Healthier Fettuccine Alfredo

 

Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Total time: 19 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Prep: 10 ingredients

Easy Turkey Lettuce Wraps