These Healthy 30-Minute Meals are the easiest way to get dinner on the table in under 30 minutes and still have a nutritious, delicious dinner. Keep this list handy so that having healthy dinners is easy any day of the week!

A collage of 6 of the best healthy 30 minute meals.

When I’m done working for the day, the last thing I want to do is to come home to the kitchen and spend my evening in the kitchen. Netflix is calling my name!! So, if I don’t have a plan in place, I’m totally ordering takeout. That gets super expensive–especially when you order from Caviar and all of sudden you’ve paid $50+ for delivery more than once in the week.

Having a list of dinner recipes that you can make in 30 minutes or less is really key to staying on budget and eating healthy. Also, I have this problem where I eat healthy all day long and then eat a big, unhealthy dinner in the evening negating the healthy plan I had for the day.

This list of healthy 30-minute meals helps me stay on track. And, this particular list is super delicious, full of variety, nutritious, and all done in under 30 minutes. Some of them are done are 15 minutes. 15 minutes!!! That’s my kind of meal.

Here are The 27+ Best Healthy 30-Minute Meals:

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8 Minute Baked Salmon

This baked salmon is our favorite baked salmon recipe ever. It cooks in only 8 minutes and always turns out perfect. Learn how to bake salmon so that it turns out flaky and tender every single time!
4.87 stars (53 ratings)
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5-Minute Creamy Pesto Sauce

This is the creamy pesto sauce that we make whenever we're craving pesto. It's easy to make (everything goes into your blender), unbelievably creamy, and delicious on everything from pasta, roasted veggies, sandwiches, eggs, and more. 
4.98 stars (45 ratings)
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Spicy Shrimp Skillet

Spicy Cajun Shrimp Skillet is a super fast (15 minute!) and healthy dinner recipe. We love to keep this low carb and serve it with cauliflower rice, but regular rice is delicious, too.
5 stars (7 ratings)
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Pistachio crusted salmon on a plate with rice and bok choy.

5-Ingredient Pistachio Crusted Salmon

Tender and delicious pistachio crusted salmon is served with a simple Thai green curry sauce. It's a healthy, 5-ingredient recipe that takes only 20 minutes to make. You'll love it!
4.88 stars (8 ratings)
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Three buffalo chicken tacos on a plate with coleslaw and avocados.

Buffalo Chicken Tacos

A little spicy, totally flavorful 20-minute buffalo chicken tacos are the answer to what to make for dinner. Bite-sized chunks of chicken breasts are spiced then pan-fried until slightly charred then mixed with a simple buffalo sauce. We love these on warm tortillas piled with blue cheese coleslaw! 
5 stars (38 ratings)
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Italian Seasoning Chicken Breasts in a pan with a wooden spoon

Italian Seasoning Chicken

This Italian seasoning chicken is our go-to for busy weeknights. With just a few ingredients, it makes juicy, flavorful chicken every time. It's a super easy recipe that everyone in the family will enjoy, and it's ready in just 15 minutes!
4.96 stars (22 ratings)
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Sun Dried Tomato Chicken in a creamy sauce in a pan

Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Chicken

This one-pot creamy sun-dried tomato chicken is quick, hearty, and full of flavor. Tender chicken breasts are pan-seared until golden brown then simmered in a creamy sun-dried tomato sauce. Serve it with pasta, potatoes, or crusty bread for an easy and delicious meal that's ready in just 30 minutes!
4.96 stars (25 ratings)
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Smothered Pork Chops with Mushroom Onion Gravy in a pan

Smothered Pork Chops

Tender smothered pork chops are pan-seared to golden perfection and then served in a savory onion and mushroom gravy. Not only is this one of our favorite ways to prepare pork chops, but it's also a quick and easy recipe for weeknights. Ready in just 25 minutes!
4.85 stars (44 ratings)
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Naan Pizza on plates on a table

Naan Pizza

Here's a simple recipe for naan pizza that's delicious and quicker than takeout. We use naan bread as the base, then top it with a rich tomato sauce, melty cheese, and our favorite toppings for an easy family-friendly dinner that's ready in just 15 minutes.
4.95 stars (20 ratings)
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Salt and Pepper Fish on a white plate with rice

Salt and Pepper Fish

Salt and pepper fish is an easy dish to make at home that's healthier and tastier than take-out. Big chunks of white fish are fried to crispy perfection and served with aromatic green onions, garlic, and ginger. Dish it up with a side of rice for a simple yet flavorful meal that's ready in just 30 minutes!
4.95 stars (17 ratings)
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Tomato Bacon Cheese Toast

Here's our take on tomato bacon cheese toast (aka grown-up grilled cheese). It's sourdough bread topped with cheddar cheese, crispy bacon, fresh tomato, basil, and onion then baked until melty and crisp. It makes a delicious brunch, lunch, or light dinner, and it's ready in just 20 minutes!
4.89 stars (17 ratings)
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a close up of a Grilled Salmon Sandwich on a plate.

Salmon Sandwiches

This grilled salmon sandwich is healthy, satisfying, and delicious. Fresh salmon fillets are grilled to juicy perfection and then tucked into a brioche bun with tartar sauce, arugula, and pickles. It's an easy recipe for weeknights that takes only 15 minutes to make!
4.95 stars (17 ratings)
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a bowl of chunky tomato bacon soup with croutons.

Simple Tomato Bacon Soup

This tomato bacon soup is a simple recipe that you can whip up in less than 30 minutes. It's made with kitchen staple ingredients so you can create a delicious lunch or dinner whenever the tomato soup mood strikes!
4.90 stars (19 ratings)
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Lemon Pepper Fish

This flaky lemon pepper fish is packed with flavor, simple to prepare, and tastes delicious year-round. Try it using our homemade lemon pepper seasoning or use your own for a zesty citrus kick. Paired with some simple roasted vegetables or a salad, it makes the perfect healthy weeknight meal that's ready in just 20 minutes!
4.95 stars (17 ratings)
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sweet potato nachos with sour cream and avocado on the side.

Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos

These sweet potato nachos are a delicious, healthier spin on nachos using sweet potatoes instead of corn chips. They're loaded with good for you toppings like black beans, corn, and avocado, then smothered in cheese, and oven-baked to a crisp, easy-to-make meal. Serve them to a crowd or enjoy them as a quick meal that's ready in under 30 minutes!
4.98 stars (34 ratings)
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a white bowl with ground turkey stir fry and rice

Ground Turkey Stir Fry

This easy and healthy ground turkey stir-fry is coming in hot and just in time for all of you who need dinner in under 30 minutes! It's made with fresh bell peppers, scallions, hoisin, and ginger.
4.94 stars (16 ratings)
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a bowl of mexican quinoa soup with a spoon.

Mexican Quinoa Soup

This hearty, one-pot Mexican quinoa soup is comfort in a bowl. It's fresh and flavorful and jam-packed with protein. Add your favorite toppings like this sliced jalapeños, avocado, sour cream, crispy tortilla strips, or avocado for extra nutrition, flavor, and fun!
4.87 stars (15 ratings)
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Greek Shrimp with Tomatoes and Feta in a cast iron pan with a wooden spoon.

Greek Shrimp with Tomatoes and Feta

Greek shrimp is an easy and healthy recipe made with tender shrimp cooked in a garlicky cherry tomato sauce with feta cheese. This Mediterranean meal is ready in under 30 minutes making it the perfect weeknight dinner!
4.95 stars (17 ratings)
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4 juicy baked pork chops in a white baking dish.

Juicy Baked Pork Chops

These baked pork chops are the best oven baked pork chops ever! They are so easy to make, super juicy, and flavorful. Rub them with a few pantry staple spices and pop them into the oven for about 18 minutes and dinner will be ready!
4.65 stars (1405 ratings)
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Cheesy White Bean Tomato Bake in a cast iron pan with bread.

Cheesy White Bean Tomato Bake

This cheesy white bean tomato bake is the ultimate easy and cozy dinner recipe. We take canned white beans and simmer them in a fire-roasted tomato sauce then smother them with cheese.
4.82 stars (59 ratings)
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Mexican Street Corn Pasta in a white bowl with a fork.

Mexican Street Corn Pasta

This Mexican street corn pasta is THE BEST! It's full of cherry tomatoes, black beans, sweet corn, a little bacon, and a deliciously creamy sauce.
4.95 stars (19 ratings)
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Cheesy salsa chicken in a pan with a wooden spoon.

Salsa Chicken

Salsa chicken is a 5-ingredient dinner recipe made on your stovetop in just 20 minutes. It's incredibly flavorful and a guaranteed family winner.
4.92 stars (34 ratings)
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A chicken feta spinach burger on a white plate with fries.

Chicken Feta Spinach Burger

This chicken feta spinach burger is our go-to chicken burger patties recipe. It's super juicy thanks to chopped fresh spinach and has tons of flavor thanks to the feta and oregano. Sear them in a pan or cook them on the grill; they're delicious both ways!
4.97 stars (26 ratings)
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Creamy Italian sausage pasta in a white bowl.

Italian Sausage Pasta

Creamy Italian sausage pasta is easy to make and super delicious. It's made with spicy or mild (your choice!) Italian sausage cooked in a creamy tomato sauce.
4.96 stars (21 ratings)
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A bowl of Creamy Tomato Pasta with a fork inside.

Creamy Tomato Pasta

This creamy tomato pasta is easy to make and super delicious. The flavorful sauce is made with fire-roasted tomatoes and just enough cream to make it silky and luxurious. It's the best 15-minute pasta recipe around! 
5 stars (8 ratings)
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Creamy shrimp tortellini in a white bowl.

Shrimp Tortellini in Lemon Garlic Cream Sauce

This shrimp tortellini recipe is a real treat. It's made with tender shrimp, an insanely delicious creamy lemon garlic sauce, and cheese tortellini. Bonus that you can whip up this tasty dinner in just 15-minutes! 
4.89 stars (27 ratings)
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Pasta Puttanesca in a pan.

Pasta Puttanesca

Pasta puttanesca is a quick and easy dinner recipe bursting with the deliciously salty flavors of olives, capers, and anchovies cooked in a simple tomato sauce.
5 stars (7 ratings)
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