Whenever I am in a crunch for a weeknight dinner, I love having a 15-minute meals recipe arsenal at my fingertips. Since you and I are so much alike, I thought I would share with you 40 delicious meals you can make in 15 minutes or less.
These recipes have been compiled from all kinds of bloggers across the U.S.A and have been tested time and time again. I hope that this list will help you out when you are in a pinch and need a main dish, appetizer, or dessert in a snap.
15-Minute Recipes You Can Make in a Pinch
Over the last 10 years of being a homeschooling mom and working from home AND helping my husband build his business, I had to be creative and make delicious meals on the fly and I am so glad that I worked hard at it. Because of that, I am able to share so many delicious recipes with you.
Of course, you can ALWAYS purchase my 15 Minute Meals E-Book that has over 60 recipes in it!
15 Minute Meals You Can Make in a Pinch
This list of amazing 15 minute meals will have you cracking out dinner in no time flat.
Taco Dinner Skillet
This taco dinner skillet is perfect to use as a dip with chips or simply eating right out of the pan.
Easy Shrimp Ceviche
Shrimp Ceviche is an easy appetizer you can make to serve guests in a pinch.
Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry
This is my all time favorite quick and easy recipe when I need a shot of Chinese.
One thing that I have come to love eating is shrimp and you can add it to anything and it tastes good. These shrimp tacos cook up in 15 minutes!
Grilled Steak Alfredo
The sauce is simple and easy — heavy cream, garlic, lemon, and Parmesan cheese. This recipe literally takes about 15 minutes to come together. And — if you did not want to use steak, you could totally do grilled chicken breast instead.
Chipotle Chicken Nachos
One of my favorite things to do when life is crazy (like it is right now), is to fix quick and easy dinners for my family. Now — this dish may not look like much, but let me tell you — my Chiptole Chicken Nachos are SO good.
Spaghetti Squash Fritters with Tomato Basil Salad
This recipe for Spaghetti Squash Fritters with Tomato Basil Salad is the perfect breakfast or brunch dish. It’s light and healthy and so filling!
Ina Garten’s Summer Pasta Salad
Ina Garten’s Summer Pasta Salad is the most filling and delicious pasta salad I have had in a while. It comes together in less than 15 minutes.
Herbed Ricotta Toast with Sautéed Tomatoes
This herbed ricotta toast with sauteed tomatoes is absolutely easy and delicious. It’s so filling that you can eat this as a meal!
Grilled Pork Chops with Garlic Herb Butter
This recipe for grilled pork chops with garlic herb butter will become your favorite way to grill this spring and summer!
Egg in the Hole with Bursted Tomatoes
This delicious recipe is perfect for brunch or brinner (breakfast for dinner) and comes together in less than 15 minutes.
Grilled Brat Tacos with Lime Horseradish Slaw
My new favorite way to eat grilled brats is by turning them into tacos and topping them with this delicious Lime Horseradish slaw we came up with.
Hawaiian Pork Kabobs
When the weather starts warming up, all I can think of is getting outside and grilling. One of my favorite cuts of meat for grilling is pork. It is so versatile and can be made in so many ways, like my delicious Hawaiian Pork Kabobs.
One Pan Gluten Free Chicken Broccoli Pasta
My recipe for Gluten Free Chicken broccoli pasta has a secret ingredient that I cannot wait to tell you about! Keep reading for the recipe and my new favorite pasta ingredient.
These pizza pinwheels are some of my favorite appetizers to make during the holidays.
One Pan Cheeseburger Pasta
If you grew up on Hamburger Helper, you are going to LOVE this recipe for Cheeseburger Pasta. Everything is cooked right in one pan!
If you want a great salsa, my pineapple salsa is AMAZING!
Breakfast Chia Pudding 2 ways / Chia Pudding with Coconut Milk
I here give you my new found love for breakfast – Chia Pudding with Coconut Milk. Not one but in 2 ways. I know what you think. It’s cool,right?
10-Minute Gluten-Free Vegetable Lo Mein
Quick and easy veggie lo-mein that can be made in less than 15 minutes.
Pasta Caprese is a tasty summer dinner, ready in 15 minutes. On a hot summer day that‘s all we need. This inspired by famous Caprese Salad pasta has only a few ingredients, but it‘s really packed with flavor.
Easy Vegan Mexican Skillet Recipe
Prepping for family mealtime is quick and easy, when you make my vegan Mexican skillet recipe. This is a dish that my family loves, so I make it often.
Gorgonzola Walnut Pasta
Creamy gorgonzola sauce with walnuts, brightened up with crisp wine and lemon zest! This gorgonzola walnut pasta is great as an easy and quick dinner or as an appetizer.
Freaking Fast Sautéed Shrimp with Zucchini
This shrimp and zuchinni dish comes together in no time flat. You will absolutely LOVE the flavors.
Asian Rice Bowl Freezer Meal
Lunch doesn’t get more satisfying than an Asian Rice Bowl! This one is even better because it can be made ahead. Then it’s so quick to have it on your plate.
Shrimp Scampi Zoodles
This recipe for Shrimp Scampi Zoodles is a healthy alternative to eating fatty pasta without losing the flavor.
Tuscan Chicken Pasta
This Tuscan Chicken Pasta recipe is one you will want to add on your to make list again and again.
Pork Burrito Bowl
Y'all know how much I love Mexican food, so anytime I can create a new recipe like my delicious Pork Burrito Bowl I am all about it. This recipe features one of my new favorite cuts of meat -- pork -- the other white meat.
One Pan Lemon Shrimp and Asparagus
I love that this recipe incorporates some of my favorites and is SO healthy! I love a good healthy delicious lunch and this one for my One Pan Lemon Shrimp and asparagus is AMAZING!
Lunchbox Chickpea Salad
Lunchbox Chickpea Salad is naturally gluten-free, vegan, and very flexible. It requires a bowl, 10 minutes, and you will have lunch for days!
Dukkah recipe with almonds: Trader Joe's copycat
Dukkah recipe with almonds, sesame seeds, coriander, fennel, anise, and salt. It’s my own take on Trader Joe’s dukkah. This recipe comes together in minutes. And it makes enough to last you for a long while.
Easy Margherita Pizza Recipe: 15 Minute Naan Pizza
The perfect simple and easy weeknight pizza recipe! This Easy Margherita Pizza Recipe is ready in under 15 minutes and is perfect for both kids and adults. The perfect combo of cheese, marinara sauce, fresh basil and homemade pesto!
Mexican Fiesta Rice
Instant pot Mexican Fiesta Rice – A party on your plate and a party in your mouth!! If you’re looking for a super quick, simple, and delicious Mexican Rice recipe — you’ve come to the right place. Simple and easy weeknight dinner for the family.
10 Minute Spicy Thai Noodle Bowls
Instant Pot Spicy Thai Noodle Bowl -The easiest noodle 🍜🍜 recipe ever! A quick recipe for flavorful Asia inspired noodle made right in the instant pot. You can get a family favorite meal on the table even faster on busy nights!
Healthy Chicken Salad w/ Greek Yogurt
This is just a super basic, healthy chicken salad recipe. There’s nothing super fancy about it except for maybe the dill. Is fresh dill fancy? Anyway, the recipe itself is easy, delish, and takes about a minute or two to make.
Healthy Spinach Apple Walnut Salad with Orange Vinaigrette Dressing
A quick spinach apple walnut salad recipe made with red apples, dried cranberries, walnuts and feta cheese. With a healthy orange vinaigrette dressing this salad is slightly sweet with a nutty salty flavour.
Chicken Caesar Wraps
Caesar wraps may not seem like typical road trip food, and it probably isn’t. We usually find a rest area or a park for lunch time and when we stop I quickly throw these together. We typically eat them at our stop, but you could assemble and eat in the car too.
I also make these wraps at home for lunch or dinner. They aren’t just for road tripping.
15-minute Shanghai chicken
Introducing this sticky, richly-flavoured Shanghai chicken with rice. It’s quick and tasty – ready and on the table in only 15 minutes, making it just perfect for a mid-week meal.
Quick and Easy Ratatouille
People sometimes ask what to eat with ratatouille – we think it can be used as a tasty accompaniment to most kinds of meat, or on its own as a simple vegetarian meal. It is really delicious and this vegan ratatouille recipe is extremely easy and quick to make.
Chicken Curry Sandwich
On some occasions when we are just too tired to cook, this chicken curry sandwich does the trick.
Quick and Easy Tuna Pasta
This Quick and Easy Tuna Pasta recipe is cheap, easy, tasty and very quick to make. It has lots of return for little input (just what I like in a recipe!) It is ready in 15 minutes.
Southern Salmon Croquettes
These delicious Southern Salmon Croquettes are a quick and easy soul food classic done right! Nice and tender on the inside full of salmon flavor and aromatics, yet crunchy and delicious on the exterior from an irresistible cornmeal breading, you will make these time and time again.