We all know that cooking dinner at home is healthier than eating out, but sometimes it can be so time consuming that we get discouraged from doing it. Luckily, not all meals have to take hours, and some can even be done in less than 20 minutes. These types of meals are ideal for when we are in a rush, on the go, or are just feeling plain old lazy.
If you want some dinner ideas that are quick, but still tasty, try one of these eight dinners you can make in 20 minutes or less.
1. Tuscan Chicken With Penne Pasta
Instead of going out to an Italian restaurant, make your own penne pasta that’s ready in just 20 minutes. Filled with a creamy sauce and chicken, this recipe is perfect for feeding the whole family.
Recipe: Gal On A Mission
2. Shrimp And Sausage Skillet
This paleo dinner is made in one pot, and it’s loaded with not only sausage and shrimp for protein, but a number of vegetables such as peppers, zucchini and onions as well.
Recipe: Paleo Newbie
3. Barbecue Pork Sliders With Garlic Aioli
Hello, summer! Throw together these delicious sandwiches in just 20 minutes, perfect for a post-beach outing or a quick break from the pool.
Recipe: Stuck On Sweet
4. Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps
This vegetarian version of lettuce wraps is made with tofu and mushrooms, and they’re loaded with Asian spices and flavors. The fact that they’re healthy is just an added bonus!
Recipe: Well Plated
5. Almond-Crusted Chicken With Lemon Zucchini Noodles
This nutritious and light dinner is perfect for those who are gluten-free, as it uses zucchini for noodles and almond flour as a crust for the chicken.
6. Greek Gyros With Tahini Sauce
Whip up this decadent Greek-style sandwich in just 20 minutes. This gyro contains both beef and lamb, and it is oozing with flavor from the garlic lemon yogurt-tahini sauce.
Recipe: Little Spice Jar
7. Vegan Tortilla Soup
Just because this soup is vegan doesn’t mean it’s lacking in heartiness or flavor. Filled with flavors from the jalapeño, lime and cilantro, this meat-free twist on a classic soup can be whipped up in a jiffy.
Recipe: Running On Real Food
8. Chicken Burrito
Who needs Taco Bell when you can make your own chicken burrito just as quickly? This low-fat burrito is loaded with classic ingredients such as black beans, cheese and salsa, and it’s all cooked in a skillet, making for minimal dish-washing.
Recipe: Redefined Mom