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As the lazy days of summer come to a close, the busyness of the Fall season isn’t far behind. That means almost no blank dates on the calendar. You’ve probably noticed this already!
Every night when you finally make it home from work, you have to head right back out for an event, rehearsal, practice, or errands. There is no time to cook dinner on top of everything else, and the drive-thru might as well become your new normal.
Life always seems to speed up this time of the year, and if we’re not intentional about dinner time, meal planning can become the first thing we start to neglect. How are you supposed to cook with such a busy schedule?
By simplifying dinner time.
This isn’t the season for gourmet meals and complicated steps. We need simple, and we need FAST. Which is why I’ve collected some amazing dinner ideas that can be on the table in 20 minutes or less. Yep, that’s all it takes!
You’ll find lots of variety in this collection including soups, salads, pastas, pizza and more. Every one of these simple dinners will satisfy your entire family without taking up too much of your precious time.
21 Simple Dinners that take 20 Minutes or Less:
Roasted Cherry Tomato and Burrata Pasta via The Baking Fairy
Healthy & Easy Beef Fajitas You Can Make in 15 Minutes via The Fit Blog
Quick and Easy Quinoa Tostadas via Strength and Sunshine
Quick and Easy BBQ Sloppy Joes via Kalyn Brooke
Big Mac Salad – Cheeseburger Salad via Wholesome Yum
Easy White Chicken Pizza Recipe via A Mom’s Impression
Easy 15 Minute Shrimp Lo Mein via Living Sweet Moments
Low Carb Korean Beef via Low Carb Yum
Tortellini Soup with Mushrooms, Leeks, and Chicken Sausage via Finding Time To Fly
Homemade Pizza Pockets via Dancing Through the Rain
Ground Beef and Cabbage Stir Fry via Savory Tooth
15 Minute Macaroni and Cheese via Kalyn Brooke
Baked Chicken Burritos via My Joy Filled Life
Pepperoni Pizza Poppers via Mildly Meandering
Oven Baked Tacos via Finding Time To Fly
Sweet Sriracha Chicken Stir Fry via The Bewithchin Kitchen
One Pot Chicken Broccoli Pasta via Cincy Shopper
Shrimp Scampi Orzo via Easy Recipes for Busy Moms
Grilled Chicken and Rice with Sage Butter Sauce via FoodNService
Spicy Spaghetti Aglio Olio & Pepperoncino via Happy Foods Tube
Taco Salad with Doritos via Dancing Through the Rain
A Quick Tip
Save even more time and keep key ingredients on hand like ground beef, cooked chicken, canned biscuits and pizza dough, pasta and crescent rolls (so you can make chicken bundles!). That way, you’ll always have an easy option no matter what your life (or schedule) throws at you!
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What is your go-to dinner recipe for a busy weeknight?
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