30 Quick and Easy Dinners Ready in Under 30 Minutes

Easy Dinners ready in under 30 minutes are a lifesaver when you have a busy schedule. 

Life can be hectic between work, kids, extracurricular activities, and trying to find time to breathe. However, dinner shouldn’t have to be. Gathering around the family table should be enjoyable and relaxing. Family dinner is a time to spend quality time with those you love, not a time to spend hours in the kitchen preparing a family meal. That’s why we’re providing you with 30 easy dinners that go from fridge to table in under 30 minutes.

1. Greek Turkey Meatball with Tzatziki Yogurt Sauce

Dream Dinners Greek Turkey Meatballs

Create healthy family habits in under 30 minutes with these Greek Turkey Meatballs with Tzatziki Yogurt Sauce. Mediterranean spiced ground turkey meatballs with spinach and red onion paired with a refreshing dill yogurt sauce. This dish is only 400 calories, so it’s perfect if you’re watching your calories. Have as many meatballs as your heart desires without any guilt! Looking for more meals under 400 calories the entire family will love? Check out our blog with 7 delicious low-calorie family dinners.

2. Bacon Popper Chicken

Under 30 Minute Dinner Bacon Popper Chicken

This quick and easy foil pack dinner includes juicy chicken breasts topped with a cream cheese mixture, bacon, and optional jalapeno if you like it spicy. With Spring quickly approaching, this is the perfect quick dinner to break in the grill for the season. Spend less time sweating over the grill and more time enjoying the first sun of Spring outside with family and friends. 

3. Pulled Pork Banh Mi Sliders

30 minute pork sliders

Dream Dinners Pulled Pork Banh Mi Sliders are a favorite amongst kids and adults alike! Please everyone in the family with this quick and easy meal perfect for lunch or dinner. Mini rolls are filled with tender shredded pork in a sweet chili garlic sauce. They are then topped with pickled vegetables and sriracha mayo. With a prep time of 15-20 minutes, you can’t beat this easy and delicious dish. 

4. Fresh Corn and Tomato Fettucini

fettuccine ready in under 30 minutes

This contest-winning dish from Taste of Home is an under 30-minute dinner you’ll definitely want to whip up for the family. The Recipe by Angela Spengler combines whole wheat pasta with fresh garden produce. It includes heart-healthy olive oil and a little feta cheese to kick up the flavor. Get the full recipe here through Taste of Home.

5. 20-Minute Chicken Fajitas

20 minute chicken fajitas

These Chicken Fajitas by Dream Dinners go from fridge to table in under 30 minutes. They’re the perfect family dinner for any busy weeknight. Diced chicken fajitas are served with sour cream, salsa, cheese, and tortillas. The best part? All the ingredients come ready to cook, so you don’t even have to head to the store! Place an order for these 20 minute Chicken Fajitas from Dream Dinners and have them delivered straight to your door. 

6. Limoncello Shrimp with Coconut Rice

quick shrimp and rice dinner

This Limoncello Shrimp with Coconut Rice is a Dream Dinners Founder’s favorite. It’s also a favorite amongst guests, and for a good reason. Tender shrimp in a limoncello-style sauce is served over Dream Dinners creamy coconut rice. Make this dish for the family, and you’ll have them thinking you’re a gourmet chef! 

7. Easy Philly Cheesesteaks

Easy Philly Cheesesteaks

Bring this Cheesy Philly classic to your dinner table in just 15-20 minutes. Indulge in juicy sliced sirloin beef and melty American cheese with onions and bell peppers, all layered on a toasted hoagie roll. This will quickly become a family favorite. So, get ready to enjoy it all of the time because it’s also quick to make!

8. Sweet Cider BBQ Chicken

Dream Dinners Sweet Cider BBQ Chicken

Get the grill ready for Spring and break it in with our Sweet Cider BBQ Chicken. This home run hitter will have the entire family cheering with joy. Tender chicken breasts are served in a cider herb marinade and finished with a Dream Dinners’ special cider BBQ sauce. Ready in under 30 minutes, ready to throw on the grill, and under 400 calories. What more could you ask for out of a quick and easy dish?

9. French Onion Turkey Burgers

quick and easy turkey burgers

Ditch the classic cheeseburger and get creative with our French Onion Turkey Burgers. A delicious mix of herbs, seasoning, french fried onions, and ground turkey make these super juicy burgers. Throw them on the grill or toss them in the broiler. However you decide to make them, it’ll be quick and easy with a prep time of 15-20 minutes.

10. Easy Taco Salad

easy 15 minute taco salad

Craving a taco but looking for something on the healthier side? If so, this Easy Taco Salad by The Pioneer Woman is for you. This tasty recipe takes all the best flavors of a taco and transforms it into a salad. Ready in under 16 minutes; this is the perfect warm, crunchy, and satisfying salad for any busy night! Head to The Pioneer Woman for the full Easy Taco Salad Recipe.

11. Pub Style Chicken with Mashed Potatoes

easy weeknight dinner

If you’re looking for a classic, comforting, homemade meal, then look no further because it doesn’t get much better than our Pub Style Chicken with Mashed Potatoes. This dish is a founder’s favorite, a guest favorite, kid favorite, and soon to be your favorite. Marinated chicken breasts are topped with bacon and melted cheese finished with a drizzle of lite ranch and a side of mashed potatoes. This delicious homemade dinner goes from fridge to table in under 30 minutes. Place your order today!

12. Chicken Yakitori over Jasmine Rice

30 minute chicken yakitori dinner

Diced chicken stir-fried and simmered in an Asian-infused sauce of soy, sesame, ginger, and brown sugar. Served over Jasmine rice. This Dream Dinners Classic also happens to be the February Dream Dinners Foundation Meal of the Month. When you order the Chicken Yakitori over Jasmine Rice, you help fight hunger at home and abroad. $1 is donated to the Dream Dinners Foundation for each of these dinners sold to help feed the world. Place an order today and help us make a difference one meal at a time!

13. Cod with New England Chowder Sauce

cod in under 30 minutes

This quick and healthy dish goes from fridge to table in under 30 minutes and is under 400 calories. Flaky baked cod fillets served over New England chowder-inspired sauce with diced potatoes, corn, and bacon. Throw it in the oven or toss it on the stovetop and get ready to impress everyone at the dinner table!

14. BBQ Chip Chicken Tenders

chicken tenders in under 30 minutes

If you’re looking to impress the kids, then our BBQ Chip Chicken Tenders are sure to do the trick. Marinated chicken breasts cut into tenders and coated with crushed BBQ chips alongside a ranch dipping sauce. You might want to order extra because everyone will be coming back for more of these tasty tenders.

15. Creamy Chicken Risotto

risotto in under 30 minutes

Creamy risotto with chicken, bacon, and vegetables topped with sliced almonds. A quick and easy dish that is perfect for welcoming Spring. Available on the Dream Dinners menu through May so you can enjoy it all Spring long! Trust us… you will want to, it’s unbelievable. The best part? When you make our Creamy Chicken Risotto, dinner will be ready in under 30 minutes. So, you’ll spend less time cooking and more time enjoying this creamy plate of goodness!

16. General Tso’s Shrimp and Broccoli

delish chicken easy dinner dish

This delish dish by Judy Kim at Delish is a beautiful and easy at-home alternative to take out. This General Tso’s Shrimp and Broccoli only take 20 minutes to make. So, it’s almost as easy as ordering takeout! Head to Delish for the complete recipe.

17. Penne with Chicken and Peanut Sauce

If you’re watching calories while also trying to please the kids, then this is the dinner for you. Our Penne with Chicken and Peanut Sauce is under 400 calories AND takes less than 30 minutes to prepare. It truly is the perfect weeknight dinner. Indulge guilt-free in a rich, velvety peanut sauce that smothers diced chicken, penne pasta, and a vegetable medley. 

18. Quick and Easy Fish N’ Chips

quick and easy dinner fish and chips

Fish and Chips are made easier than ever with Dream Dinners. Order our Cod Fish N Chips with Tangy Tartar Sauce; you won’t regret it. Flaky cod is dipped in a light batter and pan-fried. Then, it’s served with a classic tangy tartar sauce and Salt & Pepper Fries. You can’t go wrong with this delicious dinner. Everyone’s bellies will be packed, and the entire family will be happy after eating Cod Fish N Chips with Tangy Tartar Sauce for dinner, 

19. Vegan Avocado Caprese Pasta Salad

quick and easy avocado pasta salad

Looking for a quick and easy Vegan dinner for the family? Look no further. Try this Vegan Avocado Caprese Pasta Salad by Emilie Eats. Instead of cheese, this perfect pasta opts for creamy avocado. Great for both dinner and lunch, and super easy to prepare. Head to Emilie Eats for the full recipe.

20. Honey Mustard Glazed Chicken 

quick and easy chicken dinner ready in under 30 minutes

Spring forward with this delicious menu item on the April Dream Dinners menu. Perfect for anyone watching their weight because it’s under 400 calories. In addition, it’s ideal for any busy spring night as it only takes 20 minutes to make. Tender chicken breasts cooked in a tangy sauce of mustard, honey, and shallots. Served with a side of our delicious  Oven Roasted Broccoli. Broccoli florets tossed with garlic, olive oil, and herbs are the perfect addition to this dreamy dish. 

21. Spiced Chickpea and Cauliflower with Pita

Flavorful spices combine cauliflower and chickpeas served in a warm pita in this delicious springtime meal. Serve as an appetizer or an after-school snack. Either way, it’ll take you less than 30 minutes to prepare. 

22. Buffalo Chicken Cavatappi

Level up your Mac and Cheese in less than 30 minutes with this Buffalo Chicken Cavatappi. Tender chicken and pasta combined with creamy buffalo ranch sauce and topped with cheese and green onions. Now that’s what I call a Weeknight Win!

23. Louisiana Shrimp Po Boy Sandwiches

easy Louisiana shrimp po boy sandwiches

Oh Boy… Do we have a Po Boy for you! Dream Dinners’ Louisiana Shrimp Po Boy Sandwiches have a prep time of 10-15 minutes. However, they’re so good everyone at the dinner table will think you spent hours preparing them. Marinated shrimp are tossed in smoky cornmeal, baked, and sandwiched in a French roll with a remoulade sauce. 

24. Pork Chop Milanese

quick and easy dinner

If you’re looking for a fancy springtime dinner that cooks in under 30 minutes, this Pork Chop Milanese is for you. Lightly breaded pork chops are cooked to golden brown and finished with a lemon caper sauce. Watching your weight for Summer? This delicious dish is less than 400 calories, so you’ve got nothing to worry about!

25. One-Pot Basil Pasta

With this One-Pot Basil Pasta recipe by Tasty, post-dinner clean-up will be a breeze. This quick and easy dinner only has two steps and will be ready in under 30 minutes. It doesn’t get much easier than this when it comes to pasta recipes! Head to Tasty for the complete ingredient list and recipe.

26. Maple Bourbon BBQ Chicken 

Dream Dinners Maple Bourbon BBQ Chicken

Tender chicken breasts are simmered in a tangy maple bourbon BBQ sauce in this delicious under 30-minute dinner. Topped with savory diced bacon for the perfect flavor combination. Served with a side of corn medley. Our corn medley is tossed with red peppers, garlic, green onion, and a touch of sweet basil. This delicious side is the perfect addition to our Maple BBQ Chicken with Bacon. 

27. Chicken Costoletta with Almond Green Beans

dream dinners in under 30 minutes

Impress everyone at the dining room table with this Under 30-Minute Chicken Costoletta. Breaded chicken breasts are drizzled with a lemon white wine sauce. The dish is perfectly paired with a side of our Almond Green Beans. A delicately seasoned butter blend is mixed with our green beans and topped with toasted almonds. The best side for the best main course. What’s not to love?

28. Carne Asada Steak Tacos

steak tacos in under 30 minutes

Head to the fast lane with this Global Flavor from Dream Dinners. Taco Tuesday has never been better than with our Carne Asada Steak Tacos. Steak is marinated in garlic, fresh cilantro, jalapeno, and a hint of lime. Served with vegetarian refried beans and warm tortillas. Cook these tasty tacos on the grill or broiler. Either way, they’ll be ready in under 20 minutes.

29. Sticky Ginger Turkey Meatballs

Flavorful Asian meatballs in a sticky ginger glaze make up this mouth-watering under 30-minute dinner. Serve with savory fried rice to make the perfect combination of flavors on your plate. Set the table with chopsticks and get ready to satisfy your tastebuds with Dream Dinners’ Sticky Ginger Turkey Meatballs over Fried Rice. 

30. Mini Chicken Pot Pies

Okay… so, technically, these Mini Chicken Pot Pies take a little over 30 minutes to make. However, they require minimal effort. They’re so easy & so worth it. For those reasons, we just couldn’t forgive ourselves if we didn’t include it on this list of quick and easy dinners! This dish is a Dream Dinners’ Founder’s favorite and a long-time favorite amongst guests. Kids love them too! Individual puff pastry is filled with all-natural diced chicken, carrots, and celery mixed with our creamy filling. Fair warning: this quick and easy dinner is so good, it’s addicting. 

What’s your favorite quick and easy dinner ready in under 30 minutes? Let us know in the comments. We’d love to share! Make sure to place a Dream Dinners order so you never have to spend hours in the kitchen again. Stock your freezer with our easy and delicious ready-to-cook dinners, so the table is always set without any stress.