Quick & Easy Dinner Recipes

Quick and easy dinners are great for weeknights. Browse through our easy dinner recipes such as one-pot pasta dishes, easy salad recipes, quick chicken recipes, easy casserole dishes, even our 30-minute dinner recipe meal ideas.

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36 One-Pan Meals Just Right for Dinner Tonight

One pan, pot, skillet, or Instant Pot is all you need to make these no-fuss family dinners, which include recipes for salmon, pasta, pot roast, chili, and so much more.
By Victoria Spencer

18 Quick Sunday Night Dinner Recipes

We're sharing comforting meals for the days when you need one most.
By Anna Kovel

These One-Pot Chicken Dinner Recipes Are Perfect for Busy Weeknights

Getting your evening meal on the table just got a whole lot easier.
By Victoria Spencer

Quick Salad Recipes You Can Make for Dinner on Busy Weeknights

These main-course salads are ready in a flash and reliably delicious, which makes them the perfect for those hectic nights when you need a speedy supper.

Quick, Easy, and Delicious Pasta Recipes Ideal for Weeknight Dinners

When you need a comforting meal but don't have a lot of time, whip up one of these fast pasta recipes. All can be made in 45 minutes or less.
By Jennifer Anderson

15 Quick and Delicious Plant-Based Dinner Recipes

Looking to add a few plant-based dinners to your weeknight rotation? Try these quick, tasty recipes that are on the table in 45 minutes or less—you will not miss the meat!
By Janet Taylor McCracken

Creamy Lemon Chicken with Spinach and Artichokes

Like your favorite dip reinvented as a meal, and made healthier to boot! Sauteed chicken cutlets cook fast, and cream cheese provides a little richness with less fat than heavy cream.

One-Pan Pasta

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It's one of our most popular recipes and for good reason. This is our original one-pot pasta recipe, inspired by a dish one of our food editors ate in Puglia, Italy. All the ingredients cook together in a straight-sided skillet, you don’t even need to boil water first—and it's on the table in just 20 minutes.

Breaded Chicken Breasts

Rating: 3.21 stars 291
Whenever you make breaded and fried chicken, it disappears almost immediately. Try our foolproof three-step method for perfect results every time, then turn it into Chicken Parmesan or serve over salad.

One-Pot Pasta with Broccoli and Lemon

Less is more in this quick and easy weeknight dinner. It calls for just five main ingredients (penne, broccoli, garlic, lemon, and Parmesan) and requires minimal cleanup.

15-Minute Lentil Soup

Rating: 3.3 stars 291
This is a fast, hearty soup for dinner; vegetarians can use vegetable broth.

Pan-Fried Steak

Rating: 3.67 stars 266
Follow our foolproof recipe for a restaurant-quality pan-fried steak in under 10 minutes. Serve with a simple steak sauce and a classic side like roasted potatoes. From the book Mad Hungry, by Lucinda Scala Quinn (Artisan Books).
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What's for Dinner? Start the Year Right with These Weeknight Dinner Recipes for January
There's nothing like digging into a comforting bowl of soup, cozy pasta, or hearty casserole after a long, cold winter day. We've got plenty of quick dinner recipes that are just right for for the first month of the year.
25 Sheet-Pan Suppers to Make Weeknight Dinner Easier and More Delicious
It's time to lay it all out—in the pan. Cooking an entire meal on a single baking sheet is a great alternative to classic one-pot recipes. Add these sheet pan supper recipes, from roasted chicken with potatoes and kale to salmon with bell peppers and olives, to your weekly rotation.
Potato, Broccoli, and Cheddar Soup

Broccoli is used two ways in this kid-friendly dish: it's simmered until tender for the soup base and roasted for the garnish.