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15 Recipes to Get Dinner on the Table

Thirty days hath September. Tomorrow starts a new month and a new way of eating around here. Join me in pledging to skip the fast food/take-out option this month. The holiday season will be here before we know it and we want to develop good habits before we get too busy.

I’m busy. You’re busy. We are ALL busy. Believe me when I say I know how convenient it is to just pick up pizza, burgers, rice bowls, etc on the way home from soccer practice, ballet, PTA meetings, school, or work. Picking up dinner means it is one less thing I need to be “busy” doing. BUT I owe it to my family and myself to try harder and eat better and so do you.

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Today’s roundup will help you get dinner on the table in 30 minutes or less. You can do 30 minutes, I promise! Some of the recipes are slow cooker recipes so the actual cook time is longer than 30 minutes but you won’t have to do much to them once you get home and are ready to eat.

15 dinner in 30 minutes or less

From left to right, top to bottom

  1. Baked Tacos
  2. Hawaiian Ham and Cheese Slider
  3. Quinoa Chili
  4. Lasagna Soup
  5. Thai Chopped Chicken Salad
  6. Supermarket Pad Thai
  7. Chicken Fried Rice
  8. Vodka Cream Sauce
  9. One Pot: Tuna and Noodle Casserole
  10. Spicy Peanut Butter Noodles
  11. Naan Pizzas
  12. Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce
  13. Shrimp Fajita Rice Bowls
  14. Parmesan Chicken Bites
  15. Lemon Chicken Noodle Soup

Let’s help each other out. What are your favorite “get dinner on the table quick” tricks and recipes? Leave me a comment!

It is only 31 days guys. We can do it together! In two weeks I will do another roundup post sharing 15 more recipes.

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  1. Those baked tacos look awesome! One of my favorite easy dinners is pizza quesadillas. Just take a tortilla and put your favorite pizza toppings on half of it, then fold and cook it in your George Foreman grill. Only takes a few minutes!

  2. The timing of this couldn’t be more perfect. I’m usually great with 30 min or less meals but lately we’ve had just about 15 minutes each night to make dinner before we have to move on to the next activity. Quesadillas and nachos are always easy for us. That pad thai looks delicious!

  3. Yes yes yes!! Honestly, picking what’s for dinner goes like this: how long will it take me? If it takes more than half an hour, I have to really consider how much I want that dish 😉 Thanks for the roundup! These look tasty.

  4. Under 30 minutes is how I roll in … and out.. of the kitchen. I was a single mom for 5 years before I remarried, I had no other choice but to cook and quickly. Some of these, I have never tried. I’m looking forward to the Naan pizza. 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

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