You don’t have to spend all evening in the kitchen to serve a home-cooked dinner for your family. These quick and easy dinner recipes can be made from start to finish in just 20 minutes. Although they come together quickly, they still deliver a lot of flavor. Plus, a 20-minute cook time means these recipes can be on the table even faster than takeout.
From salads to puff pastry meals to soups, and more, read on for our favorite 20-minute dinner ideas that will help you save on dinner on your busiest days. Some of these recipes rely on convenience foods like rotisserie chicken, microwaved rice, and refrigerated pasta for a quick meal fix. They may even fool your family into thinking you’ve spent all day in the kitchen – and your secret is safe with us.