20 Dinners in 20 Minutes or Less

20 Dinners in 20 Minutes or Less

We do not always have time to cook elaborate dinners and meals, whether because we are getting home late, juggling kids between school and activities, or having other evening plans. In order to help people still meal prep while having dinner, we have put in some extra research to find meals that can be cooked quickly with health, cost, and meal-prepping effectiveness in mind. We have put together a list of 20 dinners that can be cooked within 20 minutes. Some may have preparation steps that require a little more, and some less than 20 minutes, but these are quick to get through and you will have food for days- which is a major plus!

20 Dinners in 20 Minutes or Less

20-Minute Meatballs

These yummy 20 Minute Meatballs are fast, easy and go with almost any dish! Made with only a few ingredients they are whole30, paleo and gluten-free.

(Carbs: 1g - Protein: 12g - Fat: 3g)

20-Minute Chicken, Lemon, Broccoli, Pasta Skillet

What are you waiting for, get that awesome 20-minute chicken recipe ready! Let us know how satisfied those hungry tummies were with this delightfully easy meal prep ideas recipe.

(Carbs: 81g - Protein: 44g - Fat: 19g)

20-Minute Paleo Thai Almond Butter Turkey Meatballs

20 Minute Paleo Thai Almond Butter Turkey Meatballs are a combination of lean ground turkey with a sweet & savory Thai inspired sauce. Baked to juicy perfection. Guten Free. Low Carb.

(Carbs: 10g - Protein: 36g - Fat: 19g)

Italian Sausage Pasta Salad

This Italian Sausage Pasta Salad Meal Prep recipe is a favorite for both weekday lunches and a side dish at your favorite weekend BBQ. Made with pre-cooked sausages, high-protein pasta, and fresh veggies. This flavorful meal comes together in less than 20 minutes.

(Carbs: 39g - Protein: 37g - Fat: 31g)

10-Minute Pad Thai Zoodles

Satisfy your takeout craving in less than 10 minutes with this 10-Minute Pad Thai Zoodles recipe using spiralized zucchinis as noodles. The sauce is made with creamy almond butter and coconut aminos, which complement the sautéed zoodles perfectly. You can add an additional egg, or even some chicken or salmon for extra protein.

(Carbs: 20g - Protein: 8g - Fat: 37g)

Instant Pot Minestrone Soup

Bursting with classic minestrone flavor and Whole30 compliant, you’re sure to enjoy this satisfying soup!

(Carbs: 35g - Protein: 10g - Fat: 7g)

Chickpea Curry with Jasmine Rice

Plant-based main dish made with chickpeas, spinach, and a creamy coconut broth over jasmine rice.

(Carbs: 57g - Protein: 11g - Fat: 24g)

10-Minute Chili

It doesn't get any easier than this! Keeping a recipe on hand for 10-Minute Chili Meal Prep makes for a fast and easy Sunday meal prep, a quick 10-minute weeknight dinner or even a fast game day meal. Paleo. Gluten-free. Whole30.

(Carbs: 12g - Protein: 24g - Fat: 18g)

Sausage Grill Packets

A healthy keto dinner for the grill! Wrap up your favorite low-carb veggies with your favorite sausage. These come together in 10 minutes and leave no dishes to clean up!

(Carbs: 13g - Protein: 19g - Fat: 19g)

Zoodles with Tomato Oregano Sauce & Grilled Chicken Breast

This tasty low-carb one-pot Zoodles with Tomato Oregano Sauce and Grilled Chicken Breast recipe is so easy to prepare! In less than 20 minutes you can have a week's worth of flavorful lunches or dinners ready to go! BONUS: one pan!

(Carbs: 7g - Protein: 49g - Fat: 14g)

Grilled Steak & Garlic Potatoes

Rib eye steaks are hand rubbed and grilled to perfection in this easy recipe! Serve with a side of roasted garlic and thyme potatoes and a steamed vegetable for a hearty, stick to your ribs meal.

(Carbs: 26g - Protein: 27g - Fat: 31g)

Freezer Friendly Pineapple Chicken Tenders

This Hawaiian-inspired pineapple chicken cooks up tender with hints of toasted sesame and sweet, tangy pineapple. It’s ready in less than 30 minutes and served over rice with a side of steamed broccoli for a well-rounded meal.

(Carbs: 72g - Protein: 33g - Fat: 9g)

Salmon Tacos with Beets & Corn

Who doesn't love salmon tacos? This recipe calls for steamed beets. You can steam them yourself or buy them pre-steamed in the refrigerated section at the supermarket

(Carbs: 57g - Protein: 47g - Fat: 19g)

Thai Basil Chicken Meal Prep

Besides tasting amazing, this restaurant quality meal can be made in 10 minutes! Add your favorite steamed veggies, and if you’d like, a whole grain like rice or quinoa.

(Carbs: 22g - Protein: 41g - Fat: 12g)

Vegan Chipotle Bowl

This hearty plant-based sweet potato bowl is full of antioxidant-rich vegetables and finished with an herby cilantro-agave dressing.

(Carbs: 71g - Protein: 16g - Fat: 25g)

Chicken Enchiladas

So fast, simple and delicious, you’ll make this chicken enchiladas recipe your new go-to meal!

(Carbs: 68g - Protein: 73g - Fat: 15g)

Garlic Coconut Butter Chicken Thighs & Zoodles

Super Easy Garlic Coconut Butter Chicken Thighs and Zoodles served with sautéed tomatoes and extra garlic coconut butter for good measure! Gluten-Free. Dairy Free. Keto. Whole30.

(Carbs: 14g - Protein: 22g - Fat: 35g)

BBQ Jackfruit & Avocado Slaw

Easy BBQ jackfruit slaw paired with a creamy avocado slaw for the perfect vegan and gluten free summer meal!

(Carbs: 67g - Protein: 5g - Fat: 10g)

Sheet Pan Chicken & Asparagus Bowl

This sheet pan chicken and asparagus are perfect for your weekly meal-prep as well, because it tastes great no matter if it’s hot or cold!

(Carbs: 9g - Protein: 30g - Fat: 11g)

Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken

Dinner is ready in less than 30 minutes with this freezer-friendly honey-sesame chicken. Simply freeze diced chicken and marinade in a zip-top bag, thaw, and dump in the instant pot for an ultra-tender and flavorful dinner that beats takeout!

(Carbs: 82g - Protein: 55g - Fat: 11g)

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