30 Minute Dinners: One Whole Month of Quick & Easy Weeknight Meals for Busy Moms

Best 30 Minute Dinner Recipes: One Whole Month of Quick & Easy Midweek Meals for Busy Moms

Do you often find yourself pulling something store-bought from the freezer to feed your family at the end of a busy day, or even calling for takeout? It’s just one of the side effects of being a busy mom!

But we know in our hearts that home cooked is better (and cheaper) so today I’ve collected up 30 of the best 30 minute dinner recipes I could find to help you out.

That’s one whole month’s worth of deliciously simple midweek meals the whole family will love. Prepped and on the table in 30 minutes or less!
Dinner can be on the table in 30 minutes from start to finish with these fast, easy, and delicious recipes!

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The Best 30 Minute Dinner Recipes that Make Great Midweek Meals


1. Broccoli Cheese Soup in 30 Minutes

Broccoli Cheese Soup in 30 Minutes
“A comforting bowl of homemade soup made in 30 minutes. It is possible! This Broccoli Cheese Soup is an easy, one-pot vegetarian meal that is gluten free too!” – Wonky Wonderful

2. One Pot Cheesy Chicken Pasta

One Pot Cheesy Chicken Pasta
“Why do I love this One Pot Cheesy Chicken Pasta? Let’s see, it’s one pot, it’s cheesy, it’s pasta, it’s ready in 30 minutes and it’s delicious!” – Call Me PmC

3. Herbed Chicken Orzo Pasta and Zucchini

Herbed Chicken Orzo Pasta and Zucchini

“Both my husband and I work all day and when I come home I like to make us dinner, but I don’t like to spend all night doing it. That is why this Herbed Chicken Orzo Pasta and Zucchini is a great weeknight dinner.” – Fitness Food Diva

4. 30 Minute Apricot Curry Pork Chops

30 Minute Apricot Curry Pork Chops

“Dinner….the hardest meal to plan. Even though everyone is at work or school all day it seems that dinner time is the busiest time of the day. That is why I created this 30 Minute Apricot Curry Pork Chops dinner. ” – Lady Behind the Curtain

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5. 30-Minute Bistro Chicken

30-Minute Bistro Chicken

“When it comes to weeknight meals, I can be incredibly lazy.I just don’t have the time or energy to cook anything too involved. That’s why recipes like this 30-minute Bistro Chicken are some of my favorites. It’s so easy to make and – since everything cooks in the same pot – it’s easy to clean up.” – Healthy Delicious

6. 30-Minute Jambalaya Recipe

30-Minute Jambalaya Recipe

“You can use just about any ingredients you have on hand to make this dish. In the past, I’ve used ham, bacon, and even pork. This time around I’m using chicken, shrimp and hot links since this is what was leftover from our family BBQ yesterday.” – The Classy Chapter

7. 30 Minute Meal with Alexia Foods

30 Minute Meal with Alexia Foods

“Getting dinner on the table during the week can be a challenge. With premium Alexia frozen sides it is easy to get a meal like this Buffalo Chicken Sandwich and onion rings on the table in 30 minutes or less.” – Flour on My Face
30 Minute Chicken and Chorizo Paella

8. 30 Minute Chicken and Chorizo Paella

30 Minute Chicken and Chorizo Paella

“Since I love Pam’s version so much, I used the recipe from her book Perfect One Dish Dinners as a starting off point for my own. The result was exactly what I was looking for, and it couldn’t have been easier (or cheaper!) to make. Since this summer, paella has become a weeknight staple in my house – and, for once, we’re both happy with it.” – Healthy Delicious

9. Spaghetti with Tomato Cream Sauce

Spaghetti with Tomato Cream Sauce

“Jazz up those boring spaghetti nights with this super easy, no-fuss cream sauce made completely from scratch!” – Damn Delicious

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10. Shredded Chicken Tacos with Strawberry Salsa

Shredded Chicken Tacos with Strawberry Salsa
“These Shredded Chicken Tacos are paired with goat cheese and a balsamic strawberry salsa for a quick and easy meal that is healthy, unique and delicious!” – Food Faith Fitness

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One whole month's worth of deliciously simple midweek meals the whole family will love. Prepped and on the table in 30 minutes or less!