Quick-Fix 20-Minute Meals

Quick and Easy Dinner Recipes: Pork Chops With Herb-Mustard Butter

Each of these quick and easy recipes can be on your dinner table in 20 minutes or less.Being short on time doesn't mean not enjoying a delicious dinner. These quick dinner recipes, all ready in 20 minutes, make sitting down to a family meal simple. From Our Tuscan Pasta with Basil-Cream Sauce dresses up refrigerated cheese ravioli with a semi-homemade sauce. The Pecan-Crusted Tilapia, another of these easy dinner recipes, takes only 18 minutes to prepare. You'll love pastas that can be ready in 11 minutes, and delicious Grecian Skillet Rib Eyes that are done to perfection in 19 minutes. For the fastest of our quick dinner recipes, the Turkey and Rice with Veggies takes only seven minutes from start to table. So if time is of the essence, but dinner is still a meal that matters, savor one of these easy dinner recipes every day of the week.

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Speedy Suppers

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 Photo: John O'Hagan

You won't have to sacrifice great taste for time with our techniques for pan-searing, pasta add-ins, grilling, and more. We also make time-saving suggestions such as preparing salsa and cooking chicken ahead of time; it's these little shortcuts as well as convenience products that make sure your evening-of prep work is as simple as possible.

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Pan-Seared Trout With Italian-Style Salsa

Pan-Seared Trout With Italian-Style Salsa
Photo: Ralph Anderson; Styling: Buffy Hargett

Recipe: Pan-Seared Trout With Italian-Style Salsa

Total Time: 9 minutes.

Pan-Seared Trout is ready for a tasty weeknight meal or impressive dinner party in only nine minutes. Prepare the Italian-Style Salsa ahead of time or top with a store-bought salsa.

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Tuscan Pasta With Tomato-Basil Cream

Easy Pasta Recipes: Tuscan Pasta With Tomato-Basil Cream
Photo: Ralph Anderson

Recipe: Tuscan Pasta With Tomato-Basil Cream

Total Time: 15 minutes

Dress up refrigerated cheese ravioli with a semi-homemade cream sauce flavored with chopped tomatoes and fresh basil. Garnish with fresh Parmesan cheese.

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Pan-Seared Flat Iron Steak

Quick and Easy Dinner Recipes: Pan-Seared Flat Iron Steak

Recipe: Pan-Seared Flat Iron Steak

Cook juicy seasoned steak in the skillet to provide a simple yet flavor-packed crust. The trick to a great crust is to use a very hot skillet; a large cast-iron or heavy stainless steel skillet works best.

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Grilled Chicken 'N' Cheese Sandwiches

Kid-Friendly Chicken: Grilled Chicken 'N' Cheese Sandwiches
Southern Living

Recipe: Grilled Chicken 'N' Cheese Sandwiches

Total Time: 20 minutes

Start with a simple chicken salad mixture made with raisins, almonds, and diced celery, and stack it on wheat bread with mild, creamy Monterey Jack cheese before cooking on a skillet or griddle.

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Turkey Scaloppine

Turkey Scaloppine
Beth Dreiling Hontzas

Recipe: Turkey Scaloppini

Ready in 11 Minutes

Thin cuts of meat such as turkey cutlets cook quickly with Italian-style scaloppini preparation. Dredge the cutlets in flour and Cajun seasonings, sauté in olive oil, and drizzle with a simple white wine sauce. Serve with sautéed zucchini slices.

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