Evelyn Romans | 

20 Delicious Dinners You Can Make in 20 Minutes

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You should probably bookmark these; they’re perfect for those busy weeknights when all you want to do is spend time with your family instead of hours working over a stove!

These recipes are excellent as well:


1. 20-Minute Skillet Chicken Fajitas

Did you know “fajita” is derived from the Spanish word for “belt”? Think of little belts when you slice up chicken, peppers, and onions to make this flavorful dish, and tell your kids too—they’ll get a kick out of it!

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2. 20-Minute Broccoli Cheese Soup

Winter is coming…. You’re gonna want this sticking to your bones when the cold weather comes. It’s tasty, fresh, and rivals Panera’s cheesy soup.

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3. PF Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps

A copycat recipe that takes less than 20 minutes to make?! Yes, please!

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4. 20-Minute Shrimp & Sausage Paleo Skillet Meal

Add mushrooms, squash, and any other veggies you love to this dish, and it’ll taste just as good.

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5. 20-Minute Tuscan Chicken with Penne Pasta

Have leftover rotisserie chicken from the night before? Use it to make some creamy penne goodness—even the pickiest eater in your family will want a second helping.

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6. Baja Fish Tacos

If the kiddos don’t like fish now, they will after this! The zesty lime-avocado sauce perfectly compliments the flaky, moist fish.

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7. Easy Crispy Mongolian Beef

Why pay extra money for takeout when you can easily make your own Chinese food with ingredients you already have? This Mongolian beef requires no marinating, making it a quick dinner everyone will love.

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8. Sloppy Joe French Bread Pizza

The author of this recipe suggests adding carrots on top of the meat mixture for a serving of veggies that your kids won’t even notice. How genius is that?!

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9. 20-Minute Greek Pasta Salad

Make enough for leftovers…it tastes even better the next day!

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10. 20-Minute Taco Salad Casserole

When you’re craving Mexican food but don’t have tortillas, try this recipe. You probably already have the ingredients in your pantry.

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11. Honey Garlic Butter Salmon in Foil

Quick to make and even quicker to clean up—thanks to the foil!

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12. Parmesan Mushroom Rice

This dish is great as a side dish, but if you add chicken, it’s a complete meal.

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13. Pizza Rolls

These pizza rolls only require three ingredients: ready-made dough, pizza sauce, and cheese. So simple, and your kids are going to love them!

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14. Easy Coconut Curry Chicken

If you’ve never made curry before, start with this recipe—it’s too easy!

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15. Crispy Parmesan Garlic Chicken with Zucchini

I love one-pan dishes, and this one is hitting the spot right now!

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16. 20-Minute Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Shrimp Pasta

Substitute chicken for shrimp, and you still got yourself one drool-worthy dish packed with flavor.

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17. Easy 20-Minute Pork Fried Rice

This is such a budget-friendly recipe! Pork is cheap and easy to cook, but if you’d rather have a different protein, chicken works well too!

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18. 20-Minute Beef Stroganoff

Never underestimate the comfort that egg noodles can bring! This dish is classic and one that will probably grace your table multiple times a month!

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19. 20-Minute Rotisserie Chicken Rice Soup

This recipe calls for homemade chicken broth (which is super easy if you use a slow cooker), but organic, low-sodium chicken broth works just as well. This soup is a keeper—especially for the winter months!

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20. Ramen Noodle Skillet with Steak

Ramen Noodle Skillet with Steak

Via Delish

Confession: I never outgrew my love for Ramen…that’s supposed to happen after you graduate college, right? Well, it didn’t. Thankfully, brilliant cooks like the one who invented this recipe know how to elevate the stuff, and I’m totally okay with that, especially if I’m serving it to my kids.

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