If you’re under the impression that you have to spend 30 minutes or more in the kitchen to cook up a homemade meal, think again. These main dish recipes will come together from start to finish in just 15 minutes. And they’re far from boring. Your family will love these recipes for the delicious flavors they deliver and you’ll enjoy the meal even more knowing how little time you spent in the kitchen.
From upgraded sandwiches to hearty salads to sheet pan nachos and more, there are plenty of dishes to choose from in this collection of recipes that will help you serve up a delightful homemade lunch or dinner in just 15 minutes.
Homemade vinaigrette packs on flavor as the finishing touch for grilled salmon. Not only is this dinner recipe quick, but it's also light and nutritious.
While we show these nachos prepared with pulled pork, you can also use shredded chicken if you prefer or already have it on hand.
You can pick up deli or restaurant chicken tenders to top this salad without having to cook any of the components, but making frozen tenders in the oven or air fryer will work too.
Frozen shrimp and coleslaw mix helps these tacos come together in just 15 minutes. The creamy slaw balances out the chipotle flavor of the shrimp.
Once you have all of the components prepared, set out all of the toppings and let everyone have fun building their own burrito bowls.
This 10-minute recipe is not only quick but is well-rounded serving up plenty of veggies and protein over a bed of steamed rice.
Colorful (and flavorful) beefsteak tomatoes serve as the perfect base for homemade chicken salad.
This recipe uses rotisserie chicken as the protein source, so not only is it a 15-minute meal but it's also a no-cook option as well.
You don't have to visit a beachside restaurant to enjoy a delicious shrimp roll. Boiling water is the only cooking required to pull this simple supper together.
Anytime you have tomatoes from the garden, this classic, no-fuss sandwich should be on the menu. It lets fresh and juicy tomatoes truly shine.
Using your oven's broil function not only cooks tomatoes quickly but helps them char and burst to give this pasta dish plenty of flavor.
You may be surprised to learn that these pretty paninis will be ready to eat in just 10 minutes and require just five ingredients.
Instead of just serving up plain chicken tenders, serve them up in corn tortillas with a creamy jalapeño sauce on top.
While this recipe calls for trout filets, you can also use a different fish if you prefer. Garnish with lemon slices and this recipe will look pretty enough to be served in a restaurant.
Anytime you find yourself with roasted turkey in the fridge, it's time to whip up this upgraded grilled cheese.
Refrigerated ravioli and jarred Alfredo sauce are the not-so-secret ingredients to help this pasta dish come together in just 15 minutes.
Pan-frying gives thin turkey cutlets a crisp exterior while the inside remains tender and juicy.
You're just a handful if ingredients and 10 minutes away from enjoying this crunchy chicken that serves as an alternative to the deep-fried version.
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