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Here Are 100 Meals You Can Make in 15 Minutes

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These 15-minute meal ideas will have you making the perfect dinner on the fly.

Cooking on the fly is my specialty. If I can get dinner on the table in 15 minutes or less, I consider that an even better win.

Knowing all that got me thinking about all the meals I have in my back pocket — those ones where I literally can get on the table in a jiffy, and made me want to share that with y'all.

This list is several of my recipes — 100 to be exact – that I have made before. Some are linked because I have shared them on the blog, and some are not linked because those are recipes that I will be sharing with you in the future. 

I hope that in this list you can find something easy and delicious to make for your family as well!

100 Easy 15-Minute Meals


These beef recipes are some of my absolute favorite. I do a lot of meal prep so when I know I am going grocery shopping, I will buy meats in bulk and pre-cook them to cut down on time during the week.

Here are a few ways I do that —

  • Cook up 5 pounds of ground beef ahead of time to use for tacos, spaghetti, pasta dishes and more
  • Slice and seasons steaks for recipes like broccoli and beef stir fry or Sticky Mongolian beef
  • Go ahead and pat out hamburger patties to cut down on that time in the kitchen as well. Season them and freeze them until ready to use.

Check out these beef recipes

1. Ground Beef Tacos

2. Smashburgers

3. 15 Minute Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry

4, One Pan Steak Fajitas 

5. Sticky Mongolian Beef 

6. Taco Dinner Skillet 

7. Grilled Steak with Chimichurri Sauce 

8. Quick French Dip Subs with Homemade BBQ Potato Chips 

9. Steak and Brussel Sprouts Stirfry 

10. Quick and Easy Flank Steak Tacos 

11. Pepper Steak with Horseradish Cream Sauce

12. Coffee Crusted Steaks

13. Cilantro and Lime Flavored Steak Fajitas

14. Sirloin Steak with Poblano Pesto

15. Salsbury Steaks


Grilled Teriyaki Chicken topped with green onions and sesame seeds

Chicken is one of those meats that you can literally do anything you want to it and it will come out amazing every single time. Here's how I meal prep for chicken dinners —

  • Buy a rotisserie chicken from the store for quick sandwiches
  • Boil a whole fryer and shred the meat off to use for soups, stews, and tacos
  • Use tenderloins instead of whole breasts to cut down on the cooking time
  • Freezer dump meals are your friend

Check out these chicken recipes

16. Grilled Chicken Tacos

17. Honey Garlic Chicken

18. Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

19. Chipotle Chicken Nachos 

20. Chicken Ranch Wraps

21. Sesame Chicken and Broccoli

22. Southwest Chicken Quinoa Salad

23. Grilled Chicken

24. Fried Chicken Tenders

25. Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos with Rice

26. Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps 

27. Chipotle Turkey Tacos

28. BBQ Chicken Stuffed Baked Sweet Potatoes

29. Bruschetta Chicken 

30. Paleo Jerk Chicken Lettuce Wraps

31. Grilled Teriyaki Chicken

32. Chicken Burritos

33. Grilled Chicken Caesar Wraps

34. Chicken Cordon Bleu Crescent Wraps

35. Chicken and Asparagus Stir Fry


Grilled Pork Chops with Garlic Herb Butter

Pork cooks up just like chicken so you can pretty much do it the same way as you do chicken. If buy thinner pork chops, they cook in less time — and cook your pork to about 145 and let it rest. This cuts down on cooking time as well.

Check out these pork recipes

36. Hawaiian Pork Kabobs with Coconut Rice

37. Grilled Pork Chops with Garlic Herb Butter

38. Pork Burrito Bowl 

39. Crispy Pan-Fried Pork Chops

40. Honey Garlic Pork Chops

41. Garlic Butter Pork Chops

42. Egg Roll Stir Fry 


Now, I can hear you now saying that pizza takes a lot longer than 15 minutes — but not if you prep ahead of time. Use my pizza dough recipe and my pizza sauce recipe and make up a batch ahead of time on meal prep day. You can pre-make your pizzas and freeze them so that when you are ready, you can pop them in the oven — quick and easy like!

Here are a few of my favorite pizza recipes

43, Pizza Pinwheels 

44. 3 Meat Pizza 

45. Delicious BBQ Chicken Pizza

46. Pepperoni Pizza Puffs

47. Easy Pizza Sliders

48. Mexican Pizza 

49. Fresh Mozzarella and Pesto French Bread Pizza 

50. Chicken Margherita Pizza

51. Easy Pizza Dippers with Pesto Ranch Dip

52. How to Make Heart-ShapedPizzas

53. Breakfast Pizza


Sandwiches are some of the easiest to prepare for a quick weeknight meal. These are some of my top sandwich recipes.

Check out these easy sandwich recipes

54. Drip Beef Sandwiches

55. Everything Bagel Ham and Cheese Sliders

56. Hot Ham and Cheese Sandwiches

57. Grilled Chicken Sandwiches

58. Pulled Pork Sandwiches

59. BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

60. Pineapple Grilled Burgers

61. Jalapeno and Pepper Jack Cheeseburger 

62. Grilled Brat Tacos with Lime Horseradish Slaw

63. Cowboy Steak Sandwich

64. Grilled Cheese and Jalapeño Sandwich

65. BLT Sandwich

66. Chicken Quesadillas


Because of the cooking time on seafood, these are always quick and easy meals to prepare.

Check out these fabulous seafood recipes

67. Quick and Easy 15 Minute Shrimp Tacos 

68. Beer Battered Fish and Fries

69. Brown Butter and Lemon Baked Mahi Mahi w/Roasted Asparagus

70. Shrimp Scampi Zoodles 

71. One Pan Lemon Shrimp and Asparagus

72. Zesty Baked Shrimp

73. Grilled Cajun Shrimp

74. Sweet and Spicy Salmon

75. Salmon Cooked in Parchment Paper

76. Blackened Tilapia

77. Blackened Catfish


Copycat Olive Garden Chicken and Gnocchi Soup

Soup always comes together quickly – especially if you have the meat cooked ahead of time. Here are a few of my favorites.

Check out these soup recipes

78. Chicken Taco Soup

79. Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup 

80. Lemony Chicken Orzo Soup

81. Quick & Easy Tomato Soup

82. Chicken Tortilla Soup

83. Chicken and Quinoa Stew

84. Tomato and Tortellini Soup


Cheeseburger Pasta

Pasta dishes are easy to throw together. While the noodles are cooking, you can make your sauce and then voila — everything comes together in a snap!

Here are my favorite pasta dishes

85. Tomato and Basil Pesto Pasta 

86. Grilled Steak Alfredo 

87. Chicken Lo Mein

88. One Pan Gluten-Free Chicken Broccoli Pasta

89. Chicken Scampi 

90. Spaghetti with Vodka Sauce

91. Barilla Red Lentil Pasta with Spicy Tomatoes and Garlic Infused Olive Oil

92. Ina Garten’s Summer Pasta Salad

93.  Garlic Shrimp with Blistered Tomatoes and Linguine

94. Tuscan Chicken Pasta

95. gluten-Free Skinny Chicken Broccoli Alfredo

96. One Pan Cheeseburger Pasta

97. Easy Lemon and Garlic Pasta 

98. Greek Pasta Salad 

99. Delicious Cajun Sausage Alfredo

100. Spaghetti Carbonara

Now that you have a list of 15-minute meals ready at your fingertips, there is no excuse not to make a great meal, right?? It's dinner on the fly!

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