Get in and out of the kitchen, FAST! I’m sharing flavor bursting 30 minute meals that’ll make weeknight cooking a breeze. Here you’ll find lots of dinner inspiration using my favorite everyday ingredients such as, ground turkey, chicken and fresh produce to make healthy 30-minute meals in no time. With everything from meatballs, to salads, pasta and more, there’s no excuse for ordering takeout. Let’s get cooking!
There’s never not a time when I don’t want quick, easy and healthy meals. The good news is, there’s no shortage of that here! As a busy home cook and mom of two, I always need meals that are simple and more importantly, better than take out. No need to spend hundreds of dollars on take out every week when you can easily whip up dinners where your family begs for more.
Keep scrolling for some of my favorite recipes that can all be made in 30 minutes or less! And if you’re wanting to try something outside of the 30 minute meal window, you gotta try my Slow Cooker Turkey Meatballs or my Turkey Taco Bake.
I hope you love these recipes as much as I do!
For even more inspiration, check out all my dinner recipes here.
Moist Turkey Meatloaf Meatballs
Looking for a new spin on classic meatballs? Try these super moist! Packed with flavor from finely minced vegetables and a homemade meatloaf glaze, these meatballs are perfect for a quick and easy weeknight dinner or a fun appetizer for a party!
Easy 20 Minute Lemon Broccoli Pasta Dinner
In just 20 minutes, this easy pasta dinner is ready to serve! We all need a quick meal in our back pocket, am I right?! This broccoli pasta is uncomplicated and simple to make at home—it combines lemon juice and zest, chopped broccoli florets, fragrant minced garlic, your favorite short dried pasta, plus olive oil. That’s it! The magic? It’s in the ingredient ratios.
Massaged Kale Salad with Beets, Oranges, and Goat Cheese
Are you ready to take your taste buds on a journey of flavors and textures? It’s easy with this recipe for Massaged Kale Salad with Beets, Oranges, and Goat Cheese! The combination of hearty kale, tangy goat cheese, juicy oranges, sweet beets, crunchy pistachios, and refreshing mint creates an enticing blend of flavors that makes a perfect side dish for any meal!
20-Minute Turkey Taco Skillet
Seasoned, savory turkey, melty cheese, and your favorite salsa all make this Turkey Taco Skillet an incredible, hearty weeknight meal!
25 Minute Brioche Panzanella Salad
This Italian-inspired Brioche Panzanella Salad features crisp veggies, fragrant herbs, and chunks of buttery brioche bread that are toasted to perfection! Best of all, it comes together in just 25 minutes, making it the perfect choice for a quick and satisfying meal that’s both healthy and delicious!
20-Minute Honey Butter Chicken
This easy recipe for Honey Butter Chicken will make your taste buds dance and your kitchen smell delicious! Tender chicken breast is cooked up in a sweet and buttery homemade sauce that can be on your table in just 20 minutes, making it perfect for a weeknight dinner!
Easy 20 Minute Kale & Lemon Pasta Dinner
In 20 minutes, dinner is done! Follow these steps at home to make this fresh, bright kale spaghetti. This quick and easy pasta dinner combines sautéed sliced fennel and kale with the juice of not 1 but 2 lemons! What I love most about this pasta dish is its versatility—serve it warm, cold or at room temperature.
20-Minute Instant Pot Tortellini Soup
This easy, delicious Tortellini Soup is hearty and satisfying. It comes together in less than 20 minutes and is packed with flavorful ground turkey, diced tomatoes, cheese tortellini, coconut milk, lemon and parmesan. Cozy up with a bowl of your new favorite easy weeknight meal.
20 Minute Kale Caesar Salad with Homemade Croutons
Looking for a quick and easy meal that’s both healthy and delicious? Try making this Kale Caesar Salad with Homemade Croutons! With fresh kale, crispy croutons, and a zesty homemade dressing, this salad is the perfect way to add fresh leafy greens to your meal rotation!
30 Minute Ground Turkey & White Bean Chili
This easy ground turkey chili is a hearty, filling 30-minute dinner recipe. It’s made stove top with canned white beans, diced veggies, and uncooked quinoa for simplicity and ease. But don’t be fooled by how fast it comes together—this turkey chili is packed with fantastic flavor!
30 Minute Zucchini Apple Turkey Burgers
Zucchini Apple Turkey Burgers are a summertime staple around here with a little unexpected flavor and classic burger goodness.
20 Minute Pasta With Peas
With just a handful of ingredients and minimal prep work, this 20 Minute Pasta with Peas comes together in no time and packs a flavorful punch! The combination of tender pasta, sweet peas, and tangy lemon creates a perfectly balanced dish that’s perfect for any night of the week!
30-Minute Meatball Sub Sandwiches (Extra Easy!)
This recipe for quick and easy homemade meatball subs is made with tender meatballs, tangy marinara sauce, and melted white cheddar cheese. Recipe yields 4 tasty meatball sub sandwiches.
30-Minute Ground Turkey Bolognese Sauce
Easy quick dinner recipes are my speciality and this ground turkey bolognese fits the bill! The pasta sauce tastes like it has been simmering for hours but is ready in just 30 minutes! Serve with thick fettuccine noodles, enjoy!
Healthier 30-Minute Broccoli Cheddar Soup
Delicious and comforting Healthier Quick and Easy Broccoli Cheddar Soup made with tons of nutritious veggies! It’s comfort food that will leave you feeling great.
30 Minute Instant Pot Butternut Squash Pasta
This is a comforting pasta dish that can be made in your Instant Pot! It’s a creamy Butternut Squash Pasta made with in-season veggies and coconut milk.
30 Minute Sloppy Joes
It doesn’t get better than simple, homemade Sloppy Joes! They’re budget friendly, not fancy and a total American classic. I know you’ll love this homemade version as much as I do!
30-Minute Creamy Mushroom Soup
Mushrooms, garlic, and shallots create a flavorful soup with coconut milk for the perfect creaminess! This 30-Minute Creamy Mushroom Soup is the ultimate comfort food best served with a massive hunk of crusty bread.
30 Minute Chicken Parmesan
It’s classic, comforting, cheesy, tender Chicken Parmesan time! Make this classic dish that turns any meal into something special.
30-Minute Kitchen Sink Veggie Soup
This nourishing, clean out your fridge, hearty soup will warm you from the inside out! 30-Minute Kitchen Sink Veggie Soup uses veggies such as onion, cauliflower, potato, carrots, fennel and tomato but you can use whatever you have on hand!
30 Minute Easy Chicken Piccata
Easy Chicken Piccata is a comforting, lemony dish served over pasta. It’s filled with fresh, savory flavor and couldn’t be easier to make!
30-Minute Pesto Pasta Salad
Pesto Pasta Salad is an easy and delicious side or main dish and makes great leftovers. Made with fresh basil, garlic, pistachios and juicy cherry tomatoes, you’ll come back to this dish again and again.
Looking for a new spin on classic meatballs? Try these super moist Baked Turkey Meatloaf Meatballs! Packed with flavor from finely minced vegetables and a homemade meatloaf glaze, these meatballs are perfect for a quick and easy weeknight dinner or a fun appetizer for a party!
- 1 pound ground turkey
- ½ cup panko
- 3 tablespoons finely minced shallot
- 3 garlic cloves, finely minced
- 3 tablespoons grated carrot (1 medium carrot)
- 1 tablespoon minced parsley
- 1 tablespoon minced chives
- ¼ cup finely chopped spinach
- 2 tablespoons ketchup
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 3 tablespoons ketchup
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Add all the ingredients for the meatballs to a large bowl. Use a fork or clean hands to mix everything together until well combined. Be careful not to over mix as the meatballs can become tough.
- Form into golf ball sized meatballs and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Bake for 10 minutes while you make the glaze.
- In a small bowl mix together the ketchup, Worcestershire sauce and brown sugar.
- After the meatballs have baked for 10 minutes, remove them from the oven and brush the sauce over each meatball.
- Place them back in the oven for another 10-12 minutes.
- Remove and enjoy immediately or store in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-5 days.