Thin cuts of meat that cook quickly are just right when you're in a rush.

Fast and Affordable

With these meat counter shortcuts, you can assemble, prep, and cook a meal in less than an hour. Nutty Turkey Cutlets, for example, stay moist and juicy with a pecan-and-breadcrumb coating. Pair them with Sautéed Mushroom-and-Cheese Ravioli. Test Kitchens tip: Keep convenient products such as frozen or dried vegetables and pasta in the freezer or pantry to accompany your main dish.

"Fast and Affordable" is from the May 2008 issue of Southern Living.