10+ 30-Minute Meals Your Family Will Love
When you're short on time and wondering what's for supper, whip up one of these easy dinner recipes for family night.
Creamy Noodle Casserole
“My husband, Ronald, works long hours and frequently doesn’t arrive home until past 7 p.m. This casserole is ideal for those late nights—it’s just as tasty after it’s been warmed in the microwave.” —Barb Marshall, Pickerington, Ohio
Get the recipe for Creamy Noodle Casserole.
Bacon Cheeseburger Pasta
“I try to make foods that are not only kid friendly, but are also easy to reheat since my husband works long hours and often eats later than our children. If you like, use reduced-fat cheese and ground turkey for a lighter version.” —Melissa Stevens, Elk River, Minnesota
Get the recipe for Bacon Cheeseburger Pasta.
Tacos on a Stick
“Teens like assembling these creative kabobs almost as much as they like devouring them. The whole family is sure to love the sensational Southwestern flavour of this twist on beef shish kabobs.” —Dixie Terry, Goreville, Illinois
Get the recipe for Tacos on a Stick.
Beef & Bacon Gnocchi Skillet
“This gnocchi dish tastes like a bacon cheeseburger. Go ahead and top it as you would a burger—with ketchup, mustard and pickles.” —Ashley Lecker, Green Bay, Wisconsin
Get the recipe for Beef & Bacon Gnocchi Skillet.
Jiffy Ground Pork Skillet
“Some people call it dinner hour, but many of us call it rush hour. Slow down the pace with this so-simple mouthwatering ground pork meal. The only thing you’ll have left over is time to share with your family at the table.” —Brigitte Schaller, Flemington, Missouri
Get the recipe for Jiffy Ground Pork Skillet.
Mozzarella Beef Roll-Ups
The kids will love these pepperoni and beef wraps. They’re easy to assemble because each tortilla is simply wrapped around a portion of hearty meat filling with a piece of string cheese. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Get the recipe for Mozzarella Beef Roll-Ups.
Meat Loaf Muffins
“Serve these tangy meat loaf muffins for dinner or slice them up for a take-along sandwich lunch. They’re just as flavourful after freezing.” —Cheryl Norwood, Canton, Georgia
Get the recipe for Meat Loaf Muffins.
Chicken & Cheese Tortilla Pie
“Trust me when I say this hearty dish can be assembled in minutes, then devoured even quicker with no leftovers.” —Karen Kuebler, Dallas, Texas
Get the recipe for Chicken & Cheese Tortilla Pie.
“These little pizza pockets are a fun mashup using a waffle iron. Try adding your favourite toppings or even a few breakfast fillings, such as ham and eggs.” —Amy Lents, Grand Forks, North Dakota
Get the recipe for Waffle-Iron Pizzas.
Cider-Glazed Pork Tenderloin
“This is a super-easy recipe full of sweet fall flavour. The maple flavour really shines through.” —Susan Stetzel, Gainesville, New York
Get the recipe for Cider-Glazed Pork Tenderloin.
“When I want a lighter dinner, I use lean turkey bacon in this recipe. It gives the pasta that richness you want without all the extra fat.” —Courtney Harris, Denton, Texas
Get the recipe for Chicken-Pepper Alfredo.
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