Creating delicious meals for your family each night doesn’t have to be difficult or time-consuming. We realize how busy most parents are and we’re here to help you make meal planning easy and effortless.

If you’re looking to add creativity to your weekly meal planning, try preparing one of these 10 delicious dinners. The best part? Each one can be prepared and cooked in under 30 minutes! It doesn’t get any better than that, does it?

So let’s get started.

Here are Half Hour Meals’ Top 10 Dinners in Under 30 Minutes. Enjoy!

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10. Spicy Peanut Noodles & Shrimp

Bring a favorite Asian inspired restaurant meal home to your own kitchen! This meal comes together in a snap, and will be an instant hit!

Prep Time: 15 min | Cook Time: 15 min

9. Cassie’s Smothered Chicken

Chicken breasts are topped with peppers, onions, mushrooms, and tons of gooey cheese. It’s mouth-wateringly delicious and incredibly easy to make!

Prep Time: 10 min | Cook Time: 20 min

8. Spicy Piri Piri Chicken Wraps 

These spicy wraps contain piri piri chicken, Monterey Jack cheese and fresh tomatoes. The best part? They can be prepared in a total of just 10 minutes!

Prep Time: 5 min | Cook Time: 5 min

7. Buffalo Chicken Nachos

Here’s an indulgent, delicious football snack you can whip up in no time. These nachos are spicy, but they’re cooled down with a sauce made of sour cream and ranch dressing.

Prep Time: 10 min | Cook Time: 10 min

6. Chipotle Chicken Alfredo

A classic Italian dish gets a Mexican make-over in this creamy, spicy pasta dish. Your family will love it!

Prep Time: 5 min | Cook Time: 15 min


5. Pesto Chicken Bundles

This dinner is the perfect vehicle for that leftover chicken hanging out in your fridge! It’s also the perfect go-to dinner when you can’t think of anything else to make!

Prep Time: 10 min | Cook Time: 20 min

4. Broiled Caesar and Parmesan Flounder

This elegant, tasty meal comes together in minutes. Perfect for easy entertaining, or just on a regular weeknight! The flaky, mild flounder is broiled with a tangy, lemon parmesan Caesar sauce.

Prep Time: 10 min | Cook Time: 10 min

3. Stuffed Chicken Roll-Ups

Why just grill boring old boneless skinless chicken breasts when you can roll ’em up with prosciutto, provolone cheese and basil?

Prep Time: 10 min | Cook Time: 20 min

2. Fattoush Salad with Chicken

An easy to make salad dressing doubles as the marinade for the chicken. Toss the grilled chicken with some fresh veggies and serve with the garlic flat breads.

Prep Time: 10 min | Cook Time: 20 min


1. Cheddar Bacon Ranch Chicken Pasta

With over 24,000 Pinterest repins, this dish is by far our most popular meal. Can you believe it’s prepared and cooked in just 30 minutes?

Prep Time: 10 min | Cook Time: 20 min


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