16 Flavorful 30 Minute Meals - Pinch of Yum
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16 Flavorful 30 Minute Meals

It's not that we can't appreciate a slow, patient and elaborately involved meal, it's just that sometimes real life is just so...real life-y, you know? And there's really no time, but there are hangry mouths to feed and you need to get dinner on the table, stat. Here are some great bets for that!

Shrimp tacos with sauce.

Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Garlic Cilantro Lime Slaw

THE BEST shrimp tacos loaded with avocado, spicy shrimp, and a homemade creamy lime slaw? HELLO YUMMY!

Creamy Garlic Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta

You are thisclose to enjoying Creamy Garlic Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta! Garlicky spirali noodles and tender sun-dried tomatoes in a creamy, luscious sauce with a heavy dusting of Parmesan cheese.

Creamy Thai Sweet Potato Curry

Curry packed with nutrition! Our favorite easy, healthy, winter comfort food recipe.

Red Curry Noodles

Lots of fresh veggies, seared tofu, slurpable noodles, and a saucy coconut red curry sauce. Stovetop to table in 30 minutes flat!

Tandoori chicken in bowl with rice.

Instant Pot Coconut Tandoori-Inspired Chicken

Coconut Tandoori Chicken made with rich spices and creamy coconut milk. Ridiculously easy (like, 5 minutes hands-on time) and so, so yummy! My new favorite make-ahead freezer meal.

Couscous Summer Salad in a bowl.

Couscous Summer Salad

Spiced couscous, juicy nectarines, crunchy cucumber, avocado, chickpeas, cherries, sweet corn, and mint. It’s sunshine in a bowl!

Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore

Braised Italian chicken in saucy pasta-friendly form that is bright, acidic, rich, and savory.

Crunch Roll Bowls-2

Crunchy Roll Bowls

A block of tofu, nicely browned in teriyaki sauce, served on a bed of sticky rice with edamame, cucumber, avocado, jalapeño, and a handful of crushed-up crunchy onions, buried under a thick drizzle of extra teriyaki and spicy mayo. 

BBQ salmon in a bowl with mango salsa and rice.

BBQ Salmon Bowls with Mango Avocado Salsa

An easy and impressive dinner with yummy smoky-sweet flavor and a zip of zesty homemade salsa to take it over the top. The BEST weeknight dinner.

Harissa Chickpeas with Whipped Feta

Perfectly spicy/saucy/tomato-y chickpeas smothered in creamy, garlicky whipped feta and served with naan, lemons, and cucumbers. Your next weeknight wonder!

Pineapple pork with peppers and white rice.

Pineapple Pork with Coconut Rice

Sticky-sweet pork, juicy pineapple, fresh herbs, jalapeño, and crispy onions all served over a bed of fluffy coconut rice. SO GOOD!

Quick Homemade Ramen

Take the usual ramen up a notch with this quick homemade ramen. Fresh veggies and herbs make this extra delicious, healthy, and cozy!

Sesame Beef and Broccoli

Full of protein, green broccoli goodness, and sticky-sweet garlic and ginger flavor. Perfect at-home takeout!

Sheet Pan Shrimp and Cauli Rice-2

Sheet Pan Shrimp and Cauli Rice

This is the easiest sheet pan dinner! Shrimp, peas, cauliflower rice, seasonings, and Rosso pesto sauce all come together on one pan for a delicious springy meal.

Crispy black bean tacos on a plate.

Crispy Black Bean Tacos with Cilantro Lime Sauce

These vegetarian tacos have a deliciously satisfying black bean filling with fresh salsa and seasonings all tucked into a golden crispy tortilla and served alongside a cool and creamy cilantro lime sauce. YUM!

Crispy chicken, cucumbers, quinoa, and pickled red onions in a bowl with mint sauce and a fork

Crispy Chicken Tikka Bowls with Mint Sauce

Bringing you these addicting Chicken Tikka Bowls! Crispy bits of chicken tenders, crispy cucumbers, and briny pickled onions, all on a bed of fluffy quinoa with a swoop of cool mint sauce on top. You absolutely cannot go wrong with these bowls.

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