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Delicious under 30 minute quick healthy dinner recipes you can’t miss

Under 30 minute quick healthy dinner recipes, a collection of fantastic dishes, ideal for a busy midnight meal.

It may not sound achievable, but trust me, it is. I know how hectic evenings can be, as a mum of a 21 month old girl and a 9 week old baby girl, having spare time is a story of the past. I simply cannot afford to spend too long in the kitchen, although l would love too, so l have to be practical and wise about cooking quick and nutritious food. So a 30 minute quick healthy dinner is a must in my house.

Whether you are vegan, vegetarian, or a hard core meat fan, there is plenty to choose from. My recipes are easy, and you really do not need to be an experienced cook in order to get these dishes on the table. Just follow the instructions and enjoy, they really are yummy!

Meat-based under 30 minute quick healthy dinner recipes

Chicken alfredo pasta with sun-dried tomatoes and spinach – perfect for a quick midweek meal, it doesn’t just fill hungry tummies, but it also pampers your taste buds. Rich and  creamy alfredo sauce, tender garlicky chicken and nutritious sun-dried tomatoes and spinach; this it dinner taken to the very next level.

Chicken alfredo pasta with sun-dried tomatoes and spinach

Chicken alfredo pasta with sun-dried tomatoes and spinach

 

Chicken and broccoli stir fry with rice  – the perfect choice if time is short, but you don’t want to compromise on taste. Healthy, easy to make, and delicious, what a winner!

Chicken and broccoli stir fry with rice

Chicken and broccoli stir fry with rice

 

Chicken tikka masala, the easy way – a delicious curry recipe that is super easy to make, yet aromatic and so comforting. Who needs to spend money on a take-away when you can make it at home?

Chicken tikka masala, the easy way

Chicken tikka masala, the easy way

 

Classic spaghetti carbonara recipe – if you like pasta, you will love this classic Italian dish. No cream, no complicated sauces, just the real deal. Just one portion won’t be enough, that’s for sure.

Classic spaghetti carbonara

Classic spaghetti carbonara

 

Garlic prawn spaghetti with spinach – ideal for a midweek dinner when time is ever so precious. Flavourful, filling, and so garlicky. If you like prawns, this is a recipe for you.

Garlic prawn spaghetti with spinach

Garlic prawn spaghetti with spinach

 

Mexican chicken fajitas – make a lovely light super healthy supper that is ready in no time. Forget about diet books or expensive meals, eating the right food to keep yourself happy has never been easier. Mexican food is so popular all over the world, and this dish must be one of the favourite.

Mexican chicken fajitas

Mexican chicken fajitas

 

Spicy prawn noodles – with courgettes and red peppers, a delicious Asian dish bursting with the most amazing flavours. This recipe is ready in well under 30 minutes.

Spicy prawn noodles

Spicy prawn noodles

 

Sweet and sour chicken with vegetables – a tasty dish ready in about 15 minutes. So much better and a lot healthier than any take away. Serve it with rice or noodles for a truly Asian feast.

Sweet and sour chicken with vegetables

Sweet and sour chicken with vegetables

 

Grilled chicken, avocado and spinach wholemeal wrap – makes a super healthy and delicious meal, especially when time is short and preparing a big meal is not an option. Also a great choice when you are on the go; save yourself a few good pounds you would otherwise spend on a not-that-great bought sandwich, this wrap is sheer goodness.

Grilled chicken, avocado and spinach wholemeal wrap

Grilled chicken, avocado and spinach wholemeal wrap

 

Vegetarian and vegan under 30 minute quick healthy dinner recipes

 

Butternut squash and sweet potato stew – Warm, comforting and filling, vegetarian and vegan friendly. Such a great recipe that costs so little, yet you get so much goodness.

Butternut squash and sweet potato stew

Butternut squash and sweet potato stew

 

Mushroom pepper stir fry with rice – my favourite recipe when l want something nutritious and delicious without spending too much time in the kitchen. A great under 30 minute dinner idea. Vegetarian and vegan friendly.

Mushroom pepper stir fry with rice

Mushroom pepper stir fry with rice

 

No meat bolognese sauce with bulgur wheat – Served with bulgur wheat, rice, pasta or quinoa, this sauce is a great alternative to the classic beef bolognese.

No meat bolognese sauce with bulgur wheat

No meat bolognese sauce with bulgur wheat

 

One-pan pesto quorn meat free pieces with veggies – a light vegetarian meal for everyone to enjoy. It might not have meat in it, but it certainly is filling and flavourful; the pesto works so well with the quorn, while the asparagus, tomatoes and peppers bring a nice colour and crunch. The dish can be made vegan by replacing the regular pesto, which usually has parmesan in it, with a dairy-free version.

One-pan pesto quorn meat free pieces with veggies

One-pan pesto quorn meat free pieces with veggies

 

Pea stew with quorn sausages –  Healthy, flavourful and easy to make, stews are a great way of using up vegetables, as anything can go in. My pea stew with quorn sausages makes a light, yet tasty meal that can be enjoyed with family and friends.

Pea stew with quorn sausages

Pea stew with quorn sausages

 

Tofu, broccoli and mushroom stir fry with basmati rice – a delicious under 30-minute dinner that is vegan and gluten free. Satisfying, packed with all the nature’s goodness and super easy to make, this is perfect if you want a meat-free meal that is light, nutritious and delicious.

Tofu, broccoli and mushroom stir fry with basmati rice

Tofu, broccoli and mushroom stir fry with basmati rice

 

Vegan leek and black olive stew – a recipe that is very loved in Romania, and that is so flavourful and surprisingly filling.

Vegan leek and black olive stew

Vegan leek and black olive stew

 

30 Minute quick healthy dinner recipes

30 Minute quick healthy dinner recipes

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26 Comments

  • Reply
    Jodi @ Create Kids Club
    May 1, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    I LOVE quick dinner ideas and these all look amazing! The only problem is deciding which one to make first!

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    Pam
    May 1, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    I love meals that can be made in 30 minutes or less. That spaghetti carbonara sounds delicious.

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    Amanda
    May 1, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    I am always looking for quick meals for those days (like every day) when I’m so busy that I don’t even realize it is supper time!

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    Christine McMichael
    May 2, 2017 at 2:58 am

    30 Minute Dinner are LIFE, haha! They’re seriously my favorite thing. This list sounds amazing!

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    Adriana Lopez Martn
    May 2, 2017 at 5:55 am

    wow many good dishes I like personally the chicken tikka and all the pasta dishes. Nice options now let’s cook!

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    erin @ th
    May 2, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    After substituting the shrimp for chicken, there’s not a single recipe I wouldn’t enjoy on this list. Great job creating this list.

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    valmg @ From Val's Kitchen
    May 2, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    Those all sounds like great choices for a busy night. I’d go for the Spaghetti Carbonara first, it’s one of my favorites.

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    Veena Azmanov
    May 2, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    Oh such an amazing round up. So colorful and so pretty – now if I had one of those cooked for me on Mother’s Day – would be so such a treat..

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    ManilaSpoon
    May 2, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    I love the variety you have here and the fact that it caters to everyone’s and anyone’s dietary preferences! I am certainly keen on the shrimp and noodles! 🙂

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    Amy
    May 2, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    So many fantastic choices here! I love the variety of flavors you have!

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    Traditionallymodernfood
    May 2, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    Quick dinner recipes are something I always look for. You have such a great collection I am so confused to pick one
    favorite

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    Dene' V. Alexander
    May 2, 2017 at 11:44 pm

    What a fabulous spread you have here! Would love to try all of these, even the vegetarian options!! Yummmmyyyyy

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    Donna
    May 3, 2017 at 3:50 am

    Oh I am pinning this! With baby number 3 just arrived I am in desperate need of quick and easy dinner options during the week! Thanks for sharing

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      Daniela Anderson
      May 3, 2017 at 8:24 am

      I hear you! It’s never easy looking after a newborn and cooking for the rest of the family. Multitasking at its best!

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    Sandhya Ramakrishnan
    May 3, 2017 at 3:55 am

    This is a great list to have for busy nights. What an awesome collection and each and every dish is mouthwatering.

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    Molly Kumar
    May 3, 2017 at 7:03 am

    They all sound equally delicious and it’s going to be so hard to picking the first one to try. I’d probably try the Mexican Chicken Fajita the first 😉

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