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 pastries to soups, and more, read on for our favorite 20-minute dinner ideas that will save 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.