A Month's Worth of Quick and Easy Dinners
For anyone who's ever been stumped about what to make for dinner, here's one for you. We've put together an entire month's worth of five-star recipes, featuring chicken, pork, beef, seafood, and pasta dishes. And best of all, these top-rated recipes are quick and easy; most are ready in less than 40 minutes!
Simple Lemon Herb Chicken
Ready in about 25 minutes. "Loved this recipe for its simplicity and flavor. Any leftover chicken makes an AMAZING chicken salad. Delicious." — SULLIVANBZ
BBQ Chicken Chopped Salad
Ready in 25 minutes. "Super delicious and so easy to make — each person gets just the ingredients they want on their salad," Jasmine Couillard says.
Sesame Grilled Salmon
Ready in about 25 minutes. "Delicious grilled salmon. A very flavorful main dish. Great when served with grilled yellow bell peppers, green beans, and wild rice with herbs," Emily says.
One Pan Orecchiette Pasta
Ready in 40 minutes. "Super easy, costs pennies, and requires a bare minimum of kitchen equipment. This delicious orecchiette pasta recipe only has a handful of ingredients, is very cheap to make, and most importantly: only uses one pan," Chef John says.
Chicken Tortilla Soup IV
Ready in about 30 minutes. "Foolproof recipe. I've made it many times, with various small changes. I often use leftover precooked chicken, so it goes really fast. Also works great in the crock-pot, just throw everything in and cook on high for a few hours," says Shawni.
Pork Medallions with Balsamic Vinegar and Capers
Ready in 25 minutes. "This is perfect — and so easy. In truth, it took me longer to get a decent photo of it than it did to make it." — SunnyByrd
Sloppy Joe Casserole
Preps in 15 minutes. "Huge hit! Added chili powder for a little extra spice. I actually had all the ingredients at home. Great recipe and fun to make," Kyle says.
Soy and Honey Pork Chops
Ready in 30 minutes. "What a wonderful meal. The basting sauce is amazing. Definitely put the onions on the grill. Will make this again and again." — JAN CAN COOK
Chicken Breasts in Caper Cream Sauce
Ready in 20 minutes. "This dish was very delicious. I loved it because it was simple to make and yet the flavor was to die for! I added a little more cream for extra sauce." — southernstyle
Beef Enchiladas II
"What I really love about this recipe is the delicious simplicity of it! Not too many ingredients, but very tasty." — KITCHEN DOLLY
Grandma's Famous Salmon Cakes
Ready in 30 minutes."This is a recipe for my grandmother's famous salmon cakes. It is a family recipe that has been passed down through generations. Serve with macaroni and cheese or any other type of side dish." — JESS4UANDME
Modenese Pork Chops
Ready in 40 minutes. "This was simple and had great flavor. I made it with rice and drizzled the extra sauce over it. Turned out great," Theresa says.
Tuna Lime Tostadas
Ready in about 10 minutes. "Great recipe and virtually zero prep-work/time! No changes necessary but can be easily modified for different diets/tastes." — D.C. Flint
Ready in 30 minutes. "A great quickie for a weeknight. Hubby successfully cooked this by himself and the kids gobbled it up. I'll definitely 'let' him make it again!" — SODAFIZZ
Chicken Fiesta Salad
Ready in 40 minutes. "This is the best chicken salad I have ever had. It is very easy and really filling. A great summertime salad that is also low fat!" — PATTON0626
Ground Beef and Cabbage
Ready in 15 minutes. "This so easy, very comforting, and affordable! Turned out great." — GabbrielleLovesToCook
Pan-Roasted Chicken Breasts
Ready in about 20 minutes. "This is a delicious pan sauce for chicken! Its piquant flavor enhances the fresh herbs used on the chicken." — rickm28inil
Ready in 35 minutes. "Delicioso! Definitely a five-star meal! I grew up on pasta and red sauce. My grandfather never made a red sauce like this!" — mcqueenbee
Grilled Cod with Spinach and Tomatoes
Ready in 20 minutes. "Great, tasty, and oh-so-simple recipe! Excellent choice for a weeknight! I followed the recipe, except doubled the fresh spinach and used fresh minced garlic." — lisasayegh
Garlic Chicken Stir Fry
Ready in about 30 minutes. "This is a great recipe. I couldn't believe how well it turned out. One tip: Prepare (chop, measure, mix) everything before you turn on the heat. Once you start cooking, you won't have time to do anything else," Lonnie says.
Hamburger Steak with Onions and Gravy
Ready in 40 minutes. "These were fantastic! I added some mushrooms and served them with hot buttered noodles." — BABYPHAT55
Quick Chicken And Wine
Ready in 25 minutes. "Very good and very easy. It has a 'high-end' flavor for something so simple to make. I added some Italian seasoning to the flour before dredging and the store had no nice lemons so I substituted white balsamic vinegar which worked beautifully," Karen Dawn says.
Super Simple Salmon
Ready in 15 minutes. "I love the simplicity and great taste of this recipe. This makes me want to cook salmon more often." — Secret Chef
Sirloin Tips and Mushrooms
Preps in 15 minutes. "Absolutely, positively great. I dusted the beef with flour, used baby bella mushrooms, and the sauce consistency was just perfect. This is a recipe I will make again and again." — JONIKAYE
Ready in about 20 minutes. "This chicken dish turned out super delicious! My house smelled like a restaurant while I was cooking," Lisa says.
Pork Chops with Fresh Tomato, Onion, Garlic, and Feta
Ready in 35 minutes. "Wonderful! What a great amount of taste with a minimum of work. The balsamic blended so well with the garlic, onion, and tomatoes. And the feta on top was like icing on the cake!" — MOONNOODLE
Creamy Chicken Marsala
Ready in 20 minutes. "Super-easy take on Chicken Marsala, which is probably my family's favorite meal. Quick and yummy. I served over egg noodles." — arcticflygirl
Quick Beef Stir-Fry
Ready in 25 minutes. "Quick, healthy-ish meal that looks and tastes like a fancy one. Great for students (like me) because we can switch out or add any veggies or meat that we have in the fridge. Very hard to mess up," Savanna Endicott says.
Tomato Basil Salmon
Ready in 30 minutes. "Fab dish. A new favorite way to make salmon. Added some sun-dried tomatoes, which were very yum." — DaniellaLiberty
Pan-Seared Chicken Breasts with Shallots
Ready in 35 minutes. "I felt like a real chef with this one. The chicken was golden and beautiful.The shallots, wine, and some mushrooms were all a great combination of flavors!" — BreaBren
Cha Cha's White Chicken Chili
Ready in about 30 minutes. "This chili was perfect -- super easy to make and delicious." — WINEANDCHEESE