When you're pressed for time, it can be difficult to find motivation to cook dinner or find healthy and filling options to go. So next time you find yourself stuck, try these five quick and easy dinner recipes you can whip up in half an hour.

Regardless of your current cooking skill level, these recipes are super easy to make in under 30 minutes and taste great too! Make one this week, relax and enjoy an easy family dinner!

Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry

Beef Stir-Fry with Broccoli is one of the most delicious, family-friendly meals you can make. It's easy to make with ingredients you probably already have in your fridge or pantry. Here is a step-by-step recipe you can follow.


● 3 tablespoons. corn starch

● 1 tablespoon. garlic powder

● 1 pound thinly sliced beef strips

● 2 tablespoons. Oil (vegetables, olives)

● 3 cups broccoli florets

● 1 large onion

● ⅓ cup soy sauce

● 4 tablespoons. sugar (brown)

● ½ tablespoon. chopped ginger


Combine cornstarch, garlic powder and water in a medium bowl. Mix well until smooth. Add the beef and mix well.

In a large frying pan or skillet, fry beef until cooked (overcooked, undercooked, or just right; as needed). Set the meat aside and place the onions in the same pan. Next, sauté the onion until translucent, then add the broccoli. When the broccoli starts to crisp, add the beef.

In 1/2 cup water, combine soy sauce, cornstarch and sugar. Add mixture and beef, stir, and cook 4 to 5 minutes or until meat is tender. Garnish with some sesame seeds and serve with hot rice.

When you need some tasty treats, this delicious beef and broccoli will be one of your go-to dishes!

Creamy Tomato Spinach Pasta

If you want to keep your dinner simple and elegant, you can't go wrong with Creamy Tomato Spinach Pasta. Paired with juicy tomatoes and fresh spinach, it's a light and filling meal that goes well with a glass of wine.

Try this easy and healthy family dinner recipe and you won't be disappointed!


● ¼ cup olive oil

● ½ chopped onion

● 4 cloves garlic, chopped

● 2 lbs. crushed tomatoes

● 0.5 lb cream cheese

● 1 teaspoon. Basil, oregano (dried)

● salt and pepper

● 0.5 lb baby spinach

● 1 lb macaroni (or other pasta of your choice)


Cooked pasta is al dente. Make sure you follow the directions on the package. Strain and set aside. Add a little oil and saute the onion and garlic in a medium-high pot until translucent.

Put the same pot on medium-high heat, add the spinach and cook for six minutes. Next, while keeping the heat low, add the spices and tomatoes. Stir in cheese and mix well. Add pasta and stir until combined.

Your Creamy Spinach Tomato Pasta is ready!

Delicious Chicken Burritos

Fajitas are the perfect meal when you want to prepare a meal in a hurry. These delicious chicken fajitas take about half an hour from start to finish and make four servings, making them easy to enjoy with family or to feed some popping friends.

Follow this quick and easy dinner recipe for beginners and you'll have a delicious meal in no time!


● ½ cup vegetable oil

● 1 lime, squeezed

● ½ tablespoon. oregano

● ¼ tablespoon. cumin powder, garlic powder

● ½ teaspoon paprika

● 2 pounds boneless chicken breast

● 1 red pepper, green pepper

● 3 shallots

● 1 cup chopped onion

● 6 flour tortillas

● Moderate amount of salt


Combine chicken, oil, lemon juice, and spices in a large bowl and marinate for 4 to 5 hours. Take a medium skillet and saute the onions with pepper for 5 minutes, until crisp. Set the vegetables aside, place the marinated chicken in the same pot and cook for about 20 minutes. Then add the peppers.

Fill the tortillas with chicken and top with some fresh salsa. Enjoy this delicious, easy, healthy dinner recipe with friends and family!

Spicy Pork Chops

If you're pressed for time but still want a hearty dinner tonight, try our Spicy Pork Chops recipe; it only takes 30 minutes! It's easy to prepare and its sweet and spicy flavor will hit your buds. Try it tonight with your significant other and see what they think!


● 3 boneless pork chops

● salt and pepper

● 3 teaspoons. sugar

● ½ cup olive oil

● 1 chopped white onion

● 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

● ⅓ cup red wine vinegar

● 3 sprigs rosemary

● 1 tablespoon. Drain the capers

● 1 stick unsalted butter


Season ribs well on both sides with salt, pepper, and sugar, then fry over medium-high heat for four minutes on each side. Set the ribs aside. Add the remaining oil to the same pan and sauté the onion and garlic for 3-4 minutes. Next, add sugar and vinegar and bring to a simmer. After the vinegar is reduced, add the rosemary, capers, and water, and season with salt. Add the butter and keep stirring the sauce until it is thick and glossy.

Finally, return the pork chops to the sauce and cook over low heat for 5 minutes. Finish the ribs and pour the sauce over them. Your gourmet dinner is ready!

Baked Chicken Parmesan

Grilled Chicken Parmesan may sound like it needs to be ordered, but our easy and healthy dinner recipes allow you to make this Italian classic right in your kitchen.


● 2 chicken breasts

● ¼ cup olive oil

● ½ cup crumbs

● 1 ½ cups Parmesan, Mozzarella per serving

● 1 tablespoon. garlic powder

● 1 teaspoon. each salt and pepper

● ½ cup marinara sauce


Cut chicken breasts into quarters and mash evenly. Combine breadcrumbs, garlic powder, oregano, and spices in a large bowl and set aside. Beat an egg in a separate bowl. Thoroughly coat both sides of fillets with egg and breadcrumbs. Next, place the chicken fillets on a greased baking sheet. Roast the chicken in the preheated oven for about twenty minutes. Flip fillets and top chicken with marinara sauce and parmesan. Generous cheese!

Bake for another 5 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through, the cheese is melted, viola, and your dinner is ready to go.

Cooking made easy!

These beginner-friendly, easy, and healthy dinner recipes are all you need to make a delicious meal in under 30 minutes. Now you don't have to spend hours mastering complex recipes. Try these easy recipes for your friends and family and get compliments from professional chefs!

WriterHira Azam Khan