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15 Easy Dinner Recipes, Ready in 20 Minutes (Or Less!)

Juggling a tight schedule this week? These speedy dishes are ready ASAP — so say hello to a little extra quality time tonight.
15 Easy Dinner Recipes, Ready in 20 Minutes (Or Less!)

Photo, Erik Putz.

Sometimes you don't feel like cooking — it happens to us, too. On those days, we look to the quick, easy dinner recipes to come to our rescue. Dinner on those days is usually comprised of: recipes with shortcuts, like store-bough naan bread as a pizza base, recipes that can be blitzed together in no time (scroll down to the hearty veggie soup) and recipes that only use a few ingredients (most of the list below).

But hey, there's also takeout if you're really not in the mood — you can save one of these for tomorrow night!

Grilled pizza

Even if it’s chilly out, brave the falling temperatures and transform your barbecue into a backyard pizza oven. (It’s the easiest, fastest and most fun way to have pizza, we promise.) Get this grilled pizza recipe.

Grilled pizza topped with cheese, tomato and basil leaves.Photo, Erik Putz.

Sweet and spicy chicken stir-fry

This one-dish wonder is under 200 calories and full of flavour. The secret ingredient? Red pepper jelly. Get this sweet and spicy chicken stir-fry recipe

15 Easy Dinner Recipes, Ready in 20 Minutes (Or Less!)Photo, Erik Putz.

Saucy minute steak

A hearty Sunday-style dinner, on a weeknight! Fast steak pairs with a creamy root-veg mash-up and a rich pan sauce to finish. Get the recipe.

15 Easy Dinner Recipes, Ready in 20 Minutes (Or Less!)Roberto Caruso

Better ’fried’ fish

Lightly crusted with panko and chili flakes, this pan-fried fish (paired with a refreshing zucchini salad) adds a crispy kick to your dinner plate. Get the recipe.  

15 Easy Dinner Recipes, Ready in 20 Minutes (Or Less!)Photo, Roberto Caruso.

Lemon chicken spaghettini

A fresh and light spring pasta with crisp peas, al dente noodles, and a zesty finish. Get the recipe.


Creamy hummus and spiced lamb with pine nuts

Hummus is more than a dip in Israel, it’s a way of life. The key to making it creamy is letting the food processor run for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Make it a meal by topping it with spiced lamb and serving with pita. Get the recipe.  

hummus recipe with spiced lamb and pine nutsPhoto, Erik Putz.

Japanese beef noodle bowl

A big bowl of noodles is one of the ultimate comfort foods — but that doesn’t mean it has to be boring! We’ve dressed it up with soba noodles, julienned veggies and an aromatic beef broth. Get the recipe.

15 Easy Dinner Recipes, Ready in 20 Minutes (Or Less!)Photo, Roberto Caruso.

Fresh grilled trout

Grillng fish is a speedy way to get dinner going – sprinkle it with a bit of lemon, salt and pepper, and throw it on the grill skin-side down for about 8 minutes. While it’s cooking, prep a quick garden saladGet the recipe.   

15 Easy Dinner Recipes, Ready in 20 Minutes (Or Less!)Photo, Roberto Caruso.

Sweet chili tofu with broccoli slaw

When homemade is faster than takeout, it’s a no-brainer. So heat up your frying pans and try our 20-minute recipe for sweet and spicy tofu. Get the recipe

Sweet chili tofu with broccoli slawPhoto, Sian Richards.

Tortilla tex-mex salad

Add a little Southern spice to dinner with this hearty vegetarian taco salad.

Get the recipe

Tortilla tex-mex salad.Photo, Erik Putz.

Quick and easy vegetable soup

For the days when you’re trying to pack in some extra vegetables — or want a rainy-day comfort food to dip your soup spoon into. Get the recipe.

Quick and easy vegetable soupPhoto, Maya Visnyel.

Pork à l’orange

Dinner in 1, 2, 3: It’s a little bit sweet, a little bit spicy and ready in 15 minutes. Get the recipe.

Weeknight dinner recipes: Pork a l'orangePhoto, Roberto Caruso.

Artichoke and lemon pasta

Simple and elegant. This pasta is everything you need for a last-minute dinner guest or an easy weeknight meal. Get the recipe.

Artichoke and lemon pastaPhoto, Roberto Caruso.

Grilled halloumi, zucchini and chickpea salad

A summery salad with staying power. Grilled zucchini and halloumi cheese meet chickpeas and fresh herbs in a meal no one will be able to get enough of. Get the recipe.

15 Easy Dinner Recipes, Ready in 20 Minutes (Or Less!)Photo, Erik Putz.

Kale pesto pasta

There are so many superfoods in this pesto, you’d be forgiven for assuming it won’t taste as delicious as it does. Get the recipe.

Kale pesto pastaPhoto, Erik Putz.

Watch: How to make naan pizza for dinner, three ways


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