We've got some easy recipes that make tasty meals in 30 mins or less!
These delicious and easy 30 minute meals are so quick to rustle up and perfect for the mid-week rush. From burgers to pasta bake, from stir-fries to beef stroganoff, we’ve got lots of tasty 30 minute dinners for you to choose from.
We know time is tight in the evenings and sometimes a home cooked dinner, from scratch can seem like a bit of a big ask but we also know how important it is to eat well.
We’ve put together these simple recipes which are easily doable in less than half an hour to cut out that tea-time stress. They make it easy to give the whole family a filling and healthy meal in minutes and will leave you with extra time to do all those other things you’re juggling.
Click through to see them all…First up is this! This cheesy pasta bake takes a classic macaroni cheese to the next level. With handfuls of fresh spinach and bejewelled with walnuts, this mouth-watering one-pot is a speedy family favourite.
Get the recipe: Cheese, spinach and walnut pasta bake
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How delicious do these crispy fish tacos with coleslaw look? The kids are going to love assembling these tasty tacos. This recipe is full of cheats too saving you plenty of time and money. Try readymade fish goujons and tacos sells! All you have to do is add the fresh veggies, simple.
Get the recipe: Crispy fish tacos with coleslaw
This delicious spring chicken tray bake with green vegetables. This easy to make bake takes only 25 mins to cook and 5 mins to prepare. It’s a family favourite that you’ll want to make time and time again. The chicken thighs in this recipe keep the cost down too!
Get the recipe: Spring chicken tray bake with green vegetables
Packed with spring onions, prawns, fresh veggies and heaps of rice, this delicious fiery dish is the perfect dinner when you’re in a hurry. Ready in only 25 mins, this speedy little number would make a great option for lunch the next day too (if you have any leftovers that is!)
Get the recipe: Singapore egg fried rice
This recipe makes 6 tarts and uses only 6 ingredients too! Perfect if the kids have friends over from school, these delicious tarts are beyond speedy. These tarts are made with ready made tart cases which makes them ready to be served in only 25 mins.
Get the recipe: Chorizo and asparagus tarts
This hearty family meal
really can be ready and on the table in just 30 mins.Made with layers of
soft aubergine, infused with garlic and a rich tomato sauce and of
course, topped with plenty of cheese.Get the recipe: Aubergine parmigiana
The kids are just going to love this cheesy mashed potato hash. The perfect mid-week meal for the whole family, this one-pot wonder is made with root vegetables, broccoli, cauliflower and cheat’s using readymade mashed potato and frozen veggies – perfect if you’re in a hurry.
Get the recipe: Cheesy mashed potato hash
This vegetarian-friendly family meal is ideal if you’re feeding lots of people and hope to do it in a short period of time. The meatballs in this recipe are made from Quorn and the sauce is made from rich tomato puree, infused with ginger, garlic and cumin and served with couscous.
Get the recipe: Quick Quorn tagine
Ready in just 30 mins, these tender burgers are packed with succulent cajun spiced chicken burgers, soft buns and infused with chillies. Serve on a bed of freshly prepared salad alongside readymade potato wedges.
Get the recipe: Tex-Mex chicken burgers
Looking for the perfect weekend treat? This light and airy battered fish is a delicious way to get the kids eating all their dinner!
Get the recipe: Beer battered fish
Lemon with chicken is a match made in heaven. You can be really flexible with this dish – add as much spice as you like, leave out the olives or add tomatoes.
Get the recipe: Lemon chicken and potatoes
Get the kids eating their veg with this delicious pasta recipe. You can experiment with the pasta and try using penne, farfalle or fusilli shapes instead.
Get the recipe: Mushroom carbonara
It may look time-consuming but this beef stroganoff recipe can be ready in 25 minutes! Serve it with wild rice for a nutty taste.
Get the recipe:Beef stroganoff
This simple pasta recipe with peas and pesto chicken takes just 5 mins to prepare and is a mid-week meal the whole family will love.
Get the recipe: Pasta with peas and pesto chicken
Need dinner in a hurry? This rich and spicy stir-fry is the answer. Chunks of juicy pork cooked quickly with garlic, soy and chilli make this rather moreish.
Get the recipe: Sichuan pork stir fry
Treat the kids to a meaty wrap filled with these juicy lamb kebabs, cucumber and delicious yogurt for a dinner they’ll love.
Get the recipe: Lamb kebabs
Make sure you’re getting your 5-a-day with this delicious fish stir-fry recipe. If you’re not keen on salmon, tuna will work just as well for a healthy dinner containing Omega-3.
Get the recipe: Superfood salmon stir-fry
This easy-to-make pasta dish is a great way of trying Bolognese with a twist. You can add bacon and a few sprigs of basil for extra flavour.
Get the recipe: Spicy chicken and sweetcorn bolognese
This creamy tzatziki pasta is low in fat and ready in just 15 mins. It costs just 99p per person too, so if you’re looking for something cheap and cheerful for dinner, it will please the family and your pocket!
Get the recipe: Creamy pasta with prawns and peas
Tuna pasta bake is a classic family favourite and when it’s on the table in 30 minutes we can see why!
Get the recipe: Tuna pasta bake
Nothing quite beats a creamy mac n cheese – but we discovered adding bacon and peas makes it even tastier!
Get the recipe: Macaroni cheese with peas