Master busy weeknight cooking with these easy 30-minute dinner ideas

Master busy weeknight cooking with these easy 30-minute dinner ideas


Some nights, you’re all about intricate cooking. It’s well worth the wait for melt-in-your-mouth slow-roasted pork or multi-layer lasagna. 

Other nights, you needed dinner on the table five minutes ago. 

If you’re in a time crunch, we’ve got your back. Read on for nine dinners that go from fridge to table in under half an hour, so you can serve a delicious meal and get on with your night.


Quick Italian Chicken

Chicken breasts are the heroes of weeknight cooking — and if you’re looking for another tasty recipe to add to your repertoire, you’ve come to the right place. It couldn’t be simpler: just season both sides of each chicken breast with Salt-Free Garlic and Herb seasoning, then grill or broil to perfection. Make it a complete meal by cooking it alongside green beans, asparagus or bell peppers.


Easy Shrimp Tacos

Dilemma: It’s Taco Tuesday but you’ve got almost no time to cook. Solution: This recipe. Shrimp cook up in just 10 minutes, which makes these tacos quicker to cook than their beef counterpart, and a packet of Taco Seasoning Mix adds the signature flavor you love in an instant.


Roasted Garlic and Pepper Baked Salmon

Seasoning mixes are your best friend for convenient weeknight cooking, since they allow you to add the flavour of several herbs and spices with low effort - like this recipe which lets Roasted Garlic and Peppers Seasoning do the heavy lifting. It strikes the perfect balance of savory and citrusy flavours, and will quickly become your new favourite salmon recipe.


Easy Weeknight Sloppy Joes

Need the ultimate kid-friendly meal on the table, STAT? This is the recipe for you. Our tasty, six-ingredient meal gets its flavour from a trio of pantry staples — ketchup, mustard and Worcestershire sauce — for convenient seasoning. It’s simple, delicious, and ready in just 20 minutes.


Easy Pasta Skillet

When it comes to quick dinners, you can’t go wrong with pasta. And this easy, cheesy pasta skillet is sure to become a weeknight favourite. Made with six ingredients and requiring just five minutes of prep, this pasta is perfect for low-effort dining. Bonus: It’s also a one-pan meal, so cleanup is easy too!


Smoked Salmon Pasta Alfredo

This is the tastiest way to use up smoked salmon. And, with pops of smoked salmon and a simple homemade cream sauce, it’s also the ideal recipe when you want an easy dinner that also tastes luxurious. The homemade sauce is simple: saute the onions, stir in rice flour, whisk in milk and cook to thicken. In just 30 minutes, you’ll feel like an all-star chef.


Vegan Chili

Quick to prepare and leftover-friendly? Sign us up! This plant-based chili is a staple for the cooler months. It’s hearty and delicious, made with hearty black beans and corn, plus zucchini and bell peppers for extra veggies. Serve it topped with a dollop of vegan sour cream or Greek yogurt and a squeeze of lime juice for a cozy meal.


Easy Homemade Pizza

Everyone loves pizza night — and when you use prepared pizza crust, you’ll love how easy it is, too. The concept is simple: Just load up store-bought crusts with your favorite toppings, bake for 10 minutes and enjoy! Our recipe calls for a medley of veggies, plus basil, oregano and garlic for Italian-inspired flavour, but you can adapt it to use any toppings you like.


Tuscan Frittata

Eggs are the unsung heroes of busy weeknight dinners, and this frittata will make dinner feel fancy, even though it takes just 30 minutes to make. Our veggie-packed recipe features tomatoes, bell peppers, red onions and mushrooms for hearty flavour, plus Italiano seasoning to add a taste of the Mediterranean. Make it your own by sprinkling with provolone before baking or adding cooked Italian sausage to the egg mixture.

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