15 Minute Dinner Ideas

Now that the kids are back in school and the fall sports season is about to make our lives even busier, it’s time to start thinking of some quick and easy meals for the night! Ideally, we’d love to have a 3 course meal with all the bells and whistles, but realistically, you might have less than 30 minutes to feed a bunch of very hungry mouths! Check out all of these delicious 15 minute dinner ideas and save them for the future. You know you’ll need them all in your back pocket for those crazy busy days!

15 Minute Dinner Recipes You'll Wish You Knew Sooner

15 Minute Dinner Ideas

1. One Pot Bacon Chicken Pasta

Quick, Delicious Dinner, made in minutes!

One Pot Bacon Chicken Pasta. Quick, Delicious Dinner, made in minutes!

2. Easy Turkey Salisbury Steaks 

Salisbury Steaks using ground turkey, a little bit of parsley, onions, milk and panko. Recipes, Food and Cooking.

Easy Turkey Salisbury Steaks - Salisbury Steaks using ground turkey, a little bit of parsley, onions, milk and panko. Recipes, Food and Cooking

3. Spaghetti Carbonara 

The easiest pasta dish you will ever make with just 5 ingredients in 15 minutes, loaded with Parmesan and bacon!

Spaghetti Carbonara - The easiest pasta dish you will ever make with just 5 ingredients in 15 minutes, loaded with Parmesan and bacon! Click the picture for the recipe instructions.

4. Easy Lo Mein Recipe

The easiest lo mein you will ever make in 15 min from start to finish. It’s so much quicker, tastier and healthier than take-out!

Easy Lo Mein - The easiest lo mein you will ever make in 15 min from start to finish. It's so much quicker, tastier and healthier than take-out!

5. 15 Minute Garlic Butter Shrimp Scampi

This recipe is always a big hit!

15 Minute Garlic Butter Shrimp Scampi!

6. Chicken Lazone

Ready in 15 minutes – no prep required! One reader said, “We made this 3 days in a row!”

Chicken Lazone - ready in 15 minutes - no prep required! One reader said, "We made this 3 days in a row!"

7. Garlic Parmesan Noodles

A quick and easy side dish of angel hair pasta with loads of fresh garlic, parmesan cheese, chicken broth, half and half and parsley. Ready in 15 minutes!

A quick and easy side dish of angel hair pasta with loads of fresh garlic, parmesan cheese, chicken broth, half and half and parsley. Ready in 15 minutes!

8. 20 Minute Low Fat Healthy Chicken Burrito Recipe

This is a great idea for busy work and school nights. They will fill everyone up, and best of all, they are quick to make.

20 Minute Low Fat Healthy Chicken Burrito Recipe. This is a great idea for busy work and school nights. They will fill everyone up, and best of all, they are quick to make.

9. 15-minute Ramen Vegetable Stir Fry

A recipe that’s incredibly delicious and so easy!

A 15-minute Ramen Vegetable Stir Fry recipe that's incredibly delicious and so easy!

10. Green Chili and Chicken Lasagna 

Made with Mozzarella, Queso Quesadilla Jalapeno, and Crema Mexicana. Wow! And it only takes 20 minutes to make.

Green Chili and Chicken Lasagna with Mozzarella, Queso Quesadilla Jalapeno, and Crema Mexicana. Wow! And it only takes 20 minutes to make.

11. Chicken Cordon Bleu Crescent Rolls

Quick 15 minute appetizer, snack, or even part of dinner!

Chicken Cordon Bleu Bundles. Quick 15 minute appetizer, snack, or even part of dinner!

12. 20-Minute Beef Stroganoff Recipe

Make this classic dish right in your kitchen with just a few ingredients and only 20 minutes from start to finish!

20-Minute Beef Stroganoff Recipe. Make this classic dish right in your kitchen with just a few ingredients and only 20 minutes from start to finish!

13. Chicken Enchilada Soup

This delicious chicken enchilada soup is thick, cheesy, and ready to go in just 20 minutes!

This delicious chicken enchilada soup is thick, cheesy, and ready to go in just 20 minutes!

14. 20 minute stove top chicken pot pie pasta

A kid friendly recipe! Great to try on a busy weeknight.

20 minute stove top chicken pot pie pasta kid friendly recipe. Great to try on a busy weeknight.

15. Grilled Cheese Pull Aparts

One pinner said, “The layers were flakey and the cheese was hot and gooey on the inside. I heated up some tomato soup and we used it as a dip for the pull aparts.” Delicious! Plus, they take about 20 minutes to make.

Grilled Cheese Pull Aparts - one pinner said, "The layers were flakey and the cheese was hot and gooey on the inside. I heated up some tomato soup and we used it as a dip for the pull aparts."

16. One skillet Creamy Spinach Artichoke Pasta

Make a delicious dinner with pantry staples in about 20 minutes! Butter, garlic, artichoke, and more. YUM!

Make a delicious dinner with pantry staples in about 20 minutes with this one skillet Creamy Spinach Artichoke Pasta. Butter, garlic, artichoke, and more.

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