There is a time and place for a meal that lasts hours to prepare, and there is a time and place for meals that only last 30 minutes or less. Today I am summarizing recipes from our archives that go quickly – without sparing on taste. Let us do this!
Soup and chilli
Let’s start with my favorite category: soup! It’s my first choice when I want to have a quick meal at home. Which is pretty much always …
Here is the recipe for Baked Potato & Broccoli Cheddar Soup.
The simplest black bean soup. I bet you already have most of the ingredients for this recipe at home!
I just made Emma’s white vegetarian chili and it’s even better the next day.
Add another potato soup because it’s just too good. I call it the ultimate “comfort soup”.
Sometimes a soup needs something special – like tortellini. Special cheese Tortellini in tomato soup. Yum!
I highly recommend this 10 minute tomato soup too. It has a “secret ingredient” that makes it dairy free.
Here is a vegetarian chili recipe that increases protein with the addition of red lentils. Don’t forget to add fritos – they are a must have for chili (and don’t tell me if you disagree). 😉
Okay, it’s pizza time. If the thought of making pizza from scratch seems overwhelming, listen to me. This 30-minute pizza recipe uses fast-acting yeast and can be cooked in a sheet pan. Perfect!
Have you tried St. Louis style pizza? It uses a thin crust yeast-free batter recipe and lots of Provel cheese.
Here’s another quick pizza dough recipe with a soft, cookie-like texture. Mmmm.
Switch to one of the best things in life: pasta. I love Emma’s recipe for Brussels and mussels on the stove when I’m in the mood for pasta but want a little extra nutrition.
Have you ever made one-pot pasta? This recipe is made with whole wheat pasta, is super easy to make, and has a lot of flavor. It’s even better with fresh herbs and parmesan over it.
You can have your pasta (and veggies too) with this easy carrot pesto pasta recipe.
These flavorful peanut noodles have a pad thai atmosphere with the addition of orange peppers. Yum!
You have to try this creamy winter noodle salad as a meal because it’s packed with delicious, good-for-you ingredients like butternut squash noodles in pumpkin shape. It’s not your typical pasta salad dish.
If you are a curry fanatic, you will be obsessed with this 20 minute green vegetable curry.
Get ready for this flavor combo: pumpkin Curry. Oh yeah, it’s amazing and easy to do (otherwise it wouldn’t be on this list). Haha. Click here for Emma’s Pumpkin Curry Recipe.
Throw some chickpeas (and protein) into the chickpea yellow curry mix. Perfect for a cold night.
Enchiladas, salads, and more
There is a restaurant in my hometown that serves the best taco salad, and that’s what this flavorful tempeh taco salad recipe is based on. You can add ground beef or chicken to yours if tempeh isn’t your thing.
I highly recommend this Thai Salad Wrap Recipe too!
What’s closest to a casserole on this list? These chicken verde enchiladas. They are so good and a perfect meal idea when you have company.
Let me finish I didn’t realize toasted ravioli belonged on salad until I tried this quick dinner idea and now I’m hooked.
I LOVE fresh spring rolls, especially these mostly raw Pad Thai spring rolls. The “hardest” part is chopping it all up, so grab a helper (or chopper).
Cashew chicken is a big deal where I live so knowing how to make the sauce for it is pretty important. You can use it on chicken, cauliflower, or vegetables. It’s a good staple to have!
Hope this round-up inspires you to do something quick and tasty this week. xo, Jacki