Fast & easy 15-20 minute dinner meal ideas

After a busy day the last thing you feel like doing is cooking a huge complicated meal for your family.  But there are lots of fast and easy meals that you can prepare and cook in no time!

 

You get home from work after a busy day, or a busy day at home, everyone is hungry, and you just can’t bear the thought of prepping and cooking a meal for your family.  You have had a long day at work or at home with your kids, and you are tired and really don’t have the energy to put a meal together for everyone. 

Do either of these statements sound like you on a regular basis?  If you don’t have a meal prepped ready to heat up and serve, but you still need to put together a healthy and tasty dinner meal for your family, here are 20 ideas for fast and easy 15-20 minute dinners. That’s enough for 4 weeks of great easy and fast dinner ideas!

 

fast & easy 15-20 minute Dinner meal ideas

 

On a busy night and after a hectic day, it is tempting to order take-out, or jump in the car and go out to dinner.  But not only is that expensive and a big hit on your family’s budget, it isn’t always the healthiest dinner option for your family.  These recipes are fast, easy and healthy. I have included a mix of recipes that will also suit all different diets: there are vegetarian and meat options included here, and a mixture of different cuisines.

So keep this post bookmarked and on hand for when you need a fast easy dinner meal for your family on those hectic weeknights!

So here ….. drum roll!…… are 20 fast and easy recipes for your busy weeknights!

Here is the complete list of dinner recipes featured in this post. But scroll down for the individual recipes with photos!

20 Minute Healthy Chicken Burritos/Redefined Mom
Spaghetti Carbonara/Damn Delicious
20-Minute Beef Stroganoff/Crunchy Creamy Sweet
15-Minute Lasagne/Kevin & Amanda
15 Minute Cauliflower Fried Rice/Pinch of Yum
10-Minute Black Bean & Corn Quesadillas/Dashing Dish
Salmon & Avocado Rice Bowl/Set the Table
15-Minute Vegetarian Spinach Tomato Quesadillas/Hurry the Food Up
Epic 20 Minute Chilli/Earthly Taste
One Skillet Balsamic Chicken & Vegetables/Averie Cooks
Chicken & Rice Casserole/Diary of a Real Housewife
15-Minute Lemon Garlic Butter Steak with Zucchini Noodles/Eatwell 101
Easy Coconut Curry/Fannetastic Food
Shrimp Stir Fry with Snow Peas/Curry Trail
15-Minute Mediterranean Chickpea Salad/Jessica in the Kitchen
15-Minute One Pan Creamy Sun Dried Tomato & Basil Gnocchi: Salt & Lavender
15-Minute Mozzarella Chicken Skillet: Kim’s Cravings
15-Minute Vegetable Lo Mein: Kitschen Cat
15-Minute Easy Margherita Flatbread Pizza: Let the Baking Begin
Chicken Lazone: Plain Chicken

 

A summary of all the recipes:

 

20 Minute Healthy Chicken Burritos

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Spaghetti Carbonara

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20-Minute Beef Stroganoff

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15-Minute Lasagne

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15 Minute Cauliflower Fried Rice

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10-Minute Black Bean & Corn Quesadillas

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Salmon & Avocado Rice Bowl

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15-Minute Vegetarian Spinach Tomato Quesadillas

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Epic 20 Minute Chilli

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One Skillet Balsamic Chicken & Vegetables

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Chicken & Rice Casserole

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15-Minute Lemon Garlic Butter Steak with Zucchini Noodles

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Easy Coconut Curry

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Shrimp Stir Fry with Snow Peas

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15-Minute Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

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15-Minute One Pan Creamy Sun Dried Tomato & Basil Gnocchi

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15-Minute Mozzarella Chicken Skillet

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15-Minute Vegetable Lo Mein

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15-Minute Easy Margherita Flatbread Pizza

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Chicken Lazone

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I hope you enjoyed this round-up of 20 fast and easy 15-20 minute meals for your busy weeknights.  Don’t forget to save this post for when you need it!  


 

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After a busy day the last thing you feel like doing is cooking a huge complicated meal for your family.  But there are lots of fast and easy meals that you can prepare and cook in no time!

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