7 Easy & Delicious Meals That Can Be Served Under 30 Minutes

Being short on time does not mean that you have to make lesser flavoring meals too. If you are running out of time while your family’s appetite is going over the roof, here is a list of the 7 most delicious and asked-for dishes that can be made in a snap. Wear your apron while you read through all these quick and easy meal ideas to make. From this list, choose any meal, and you’ll be able to serve the yummiest food on the table in a matter of mere 30 minutes.

Shrimp Spaghetti

Shrimp Spaghetti
Image – high protein source. 
Boil the spaghetti while you saute shrimp in a little bit of sauce with salt, pepper, and paprika. Boiling will take merely 15 minutes. Strain water from spaghetti and mix them with the shrimp sauce. Stir them well on a heated pan with olive oil in it. Serve it on a plate, sprinkle parsley and lemon juice as a final touch.
Voila! You’ll be done before the clock strikes to 30 minutes mark. The flavors will make you lick the spoon and fork till you see your face in them.

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Caesar Salad

Salads are not meant to be boring. On the contrary, these can be a fun, tempting, and tasty meal if you know what to add and what not to. 

Caesar salad is an exceptional choice when you think of simple dinner ideas. Bring out the veggie box from your fridge, cut your favorite ones into small shapes. Cucumber, lettuce, tomatoes, chickpeas, and radish are the common veggies found in every house and so should be the immediate choice to add to the salad

Add chunks of boiled chicken as a protein source. Then, spread your favorite sauce on top of it with lemon juice squeezed straight from your hands to add an extra tint of sourness that makes salads so mouthwatering. To increase your speed and serve food in no time, have daily used kitchen essentials like cutter bowl, peeler, 360 knife blade, and vegetable slicer for quick and safe cutting of vegetables.

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Batter Fried Fish N Chips

If you search for 30-minute meals kid-friendly ideas, then fish n chips should be an automatic choice. 

Children love eating this in every meal of the day because it is easy to eat, boneless, and not spicy—all characteristics of a child-friendly meal

Prepare a batter of flour, eggs, lemon juice, baking powder, salt, and sugar in one bowl. Place lemon juice and flour in two separate bowls. Dip the fish fillets first in lemon juice, then in flour, and finally in the egg mixture before deep frying it in oil. 

In the meantime, cut potatoes for fries and fry them too as a side snack. Fry them after fish fillets and serve them with your kids’ favorite sauce, KETCHUP. 

Not just the young ones, but you too will be licking the taste of fish from your fingers.

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Cheesy Sliders To Slide In Your Tummy

Who doesn’t appreciate juicy sliders in any meal of the day? 
These fit perfectly into the half-hour meal preparation time category. So get right into it.

Bring out the chicken fillets from the fridge. Rinse them with water, and fry them on a non-stick grilling pan while sprinkling salt and pepper on it. While this happens on one stove, cut onions in rings, dip them in a batter of mustard and fry them on another stove. 

Once all the frying part is done, heat the slider buns. Make 1st layer of lettuce, place the chicken fillet on it, followed by cheese slice that melts on the chicken superbly, above these put onion rings and tomatoes. Finally, top it up with your favorite sauces and close it with the other slider bun.

Heat the complete burger on a grilling pan to make it smoking hot. Then, serve them with a cold drink and enjoy the meal with close to no effort done.

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Ground Beef Tacos

Tacos are one of many instant pot Mexican recipes but are loved and eaten in every corner of the world. And so, your table should be full of these on a busy weekend night. 

These are easy to make and fulfilling to eat. 

Put ground beef on a medium-high heat pan, add chili powder, salt, garlic powder, and pepper to cook until it is brown. Then add tomato sauce and water to the pan and let the beef cook for a few minutes until the liquid evaporates and you are left with saucy meat.  

Grill your taco shells to give them a nice crisp. Then, add two full spoons of meat filling in the shell and top it with your favorite toppings of cheese, veggies, sour cream, or guacamole.

Sprinkle it with lemon juice to make them extra juicy and mouthwatering. Serve them in a taco stand to ensure the filling does not fall out of the taco. 

After all, you eat equally with your eyes than with your mouth.

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Mac And Cheese

If there had been an award for the quickest to cook and kids’ favorite food, it would surely have been given to mac and cheese. 

With a minimum amount of spices and ingredients, it takes minutes to cook and fills your stomach for hours. So bring on a pot of slightly salted water to boil and add elbow-shaped macaroni in it to cook. 

In another pot, add butter, flour, salt, and pepper and cook them for about 5 minutes. Next, add milk into the mixture and stir for 5 minutes again, followed by cheddar cheese to make a thick sauce for the dish. Once you achieve the desired sauce consistency, add the boiled macaroni to it. 

Season it with slight pepper and paprika to bring more flavors. Serve it for dinner. I think this is one of the best meals under 30 minutes.

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Steaks As Show Stopper

One can never get tired of eating a perfectly savored beef steak. So if you are running out of time and had nothing but beef fillet in your fridge, the steak should be your savior meal. 

To prepare beef steak, marinate the meat in a mixture of salt, garlic powder, paprika, chili powder, and mustard. Once the spices are soaked in the meat, put a pan on medium-high heat to get hot. Add a little oil and place the steak on it. Surround the meat with garlic cloves, rosemary, and thyme leaves to give it an enriching aroma and taste. 

Sear both sides of steak in butter for 2 minutes each. Make sure that both sides turn golden brown to ensure that the meat is cooked precisely as a steak should be. Once it is cooked, let the steak rest for 10 minutes and serve it on a plate with mashed potatoes and sautéed veggies on the side. 

It is an ideal quick dinner idea for 2 people on a home date.

Bottom Line

Cooking can seem like an energy-consuming task which often leads to tiredness and spending hours in the kitchen. But it does not need to be like this. 

Use ideas from the above-mentioned dishes to cook simple and easy meals within 30 minutes and spend more time savoring the dishes instead of cooking them.

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