14 Quick and Easy 30 Minute Dinner Recipes

These 14 quick and easy 30 minute meals are perfect for mad midweek days and lazy weekend feasts. Minimal effort and time spent, maximum flavour and satisfaction! 

quick and easy 30 minute meals

15-Minute Creamy Avocado Pasta

Rushed off your feet? Don't even have 30 minutes to spare on dinner? How about 15? This easy pasta recipe from Oh She Glows is packed with nutrients and can be made in a flash. 

30 minute meals

Salmon and Spinach Curry 

This recipe from Made in India is one of our most popular, and for good reason. Loaded with plump, tasty salmon, sweet tomatoes and earthy spinach it's a treat to eat.  Learn how to make this dish to perfection with our tutorial video

easy 30 minute meals

Halloumi, Avocado and Lime Salad 

This salad from The Little Green Spoon is perfect for when you need something with flavour, stat! With minimal cooking it's ideal for those who are time poor or with limited kitchen resources. 


Parsnip Chorizo Hash with Lime, Thyme and Fried Eggs

Comfort food doesn't have to come at the cost of laboriously slaving over a stove. This simple recipe from FIVE uses star ingredients and clever tricks to produce a pan of heart-warming food in next to no time. 

easy 30 minute meals

My Favourite Quick Noodle Bowl

This recipe from Stirring Slowly is a real midweek saviour and can be knocked together in 10 minutes. It's a brilliant Monday night choice as it can utilise leftover roast meat from the weekend.  

easy 30 minute meals

Rainbow Chard Saag Aloo

One of the perks of fast cooking - gorgeous, fresh ingredients stay flavoursome and crunchy. This recipe from Fresh India showcases earthy chard and buttery Desiree potatoes at their best, thanks to the short cooking time. 

easy 30 minute meals

Skinny Carbonara Smoky Bacon, Peas, Almonds and Basil 

Jamie Oliver's twist on a spaghetti carbonara from Everyday Super Food is ideal for those looking to make healthy dinner choices on limited time. This dish is ready in less than 25 minutes and we promise you won't be hungry afterwards! 

easy 30 minute meals

Pumpkin Soup 

Filling, comforting, nutritious. This soup from Comptoir Libanais ticks all the boxes after a long day at work. 

easy 30 minute meals

Parmesan-crusted Chicken 

In need of an all-round family favourite? Try this recipe from Mary Berry's Cookery Course. Nobody will be able to resist this moist chicken, topped with crispy, crunchy Parmesan breadcrumbs. 

Cod with Peas and Parsley 

Bring a little Spanish sunshine to your dinner with this recipe from Tapas Revolution. Quick, simple and packed with flavour and attitude this recipe is brilliant for the midweek or weekend.

easy 30 minute meals

Salmon & Pesto-dressed Vegetables

Keep dinner simple with this recipe from Jamie Oliver. Whipping up your own pesto couldn't be easier, and once you've got the hang of it you'll be able to double your quantities and make more for later in the week. 

easy 30 minute meals

Simple Prawn, Coconut and Aubergine Curry 

Want a curry in a hurry? Keep it simple with this recipe from Cook. Nourish. Glow.. Plus as it's a one-pot meal they'll be less washing up for you too! 

easy 30 minute meals

Butternut Squash and Pancetta Penne 

Switch up your routine pasta dish with this recipe from Jamie's Food Tube: The Pasta Book. Pasta expert Gennaro Contaldo has created a warming, hearty recipe that will be on your plate in no time. 

easy 30 minute meals

Merguez Meatballs

Quick cooking doesn't mean skipping on more indulgent dishes. This clever recipe from Simply Nigella uses a couple of tricks and hacks to produce a hearty, meaty stew that tastes like it's been simmering away for hours. 

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