Save on Pinterest

35 Delicious Dinners in 10 Minutes (or Less!)

Short on time? Don't reach for the takeout menu. Instead, try one of our speedy suppers that can be cooked in 10 minutes or less.

1 / 35
Grilled Chicken Salad With Blueberry Vinaigrette Exps Sdjj17 48167 C02 16 2b 2

Grilled Chicken Salad with Blueberry Vinaigrette

When it comes to grilled chicken recipes, we love this refreshing salad in the summer. The real star here is the vinaigrette made with blueberry preserves and maple syrup. It goes great with a fresh baguette and a frosty glass of minted lemonade. —Susan Gauthier, Falmouth, Maine
2 / 35
Spicy Cajun Salsa Burgers Exps40169 Th2847295c02 22 1bc Rms 4

Spicy Cajun Salsa Burgers

Use a few on-hand seasonings like Creole, red pepper flakes and garlic powder to create these flavorful and juicy burgers. —David Dalton, Orleans, Indiana
3 / 35
Cajun Pecan Catfish Exps54131 Sd2235819d06 24 3bc Rms 6

Cajun Pecan Catfish

This is one of our favorite recipes. It's quick, easy and delicious. Just serve with a side salad, biscuits and mixed fruit for dessert. We like it a lot for Christmas Eve. —Jan Wilkins, Blytheville, Arkansas
4 / 35
Beef Tostadas Exps25069 Sd2232457b08 18 2bc Rms

Beef Tostadas

Chipotle sauce gives this meaty tostada recipe just the right amount of heat to fire up a fiesta at the dinner table. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
5 / 35

Pierogi Quesadillas

When I had hungry children in the kitchen and nothing but leftovers, I invented these quesadillas. Now it's how we always use up our potatoes, meats and sometimes veggies. —Andrea Dibble, Solon, Iowa
6 / 35
Citrus Scallops Exps29459 Hcka143243b08 28 3bc Rms 4

Citrus Scallops

My husband and I like to eat seafood at least once a week. Oranges and lemon juice give scallops a refreshing burst of flavor. —Cheri Hawthorne, North Canton, Ohio
7 / 35
Sesame Chicken Slaw Salad Exps Hcka18 53392 C10 20 2b 3

Sesame Chicken Slaw Salad

I tasted many types of Asian chicken salad in California. When I moved back to Georgia, I wanted more. Here’s a gingery-sweet recipe using wonton strips. —Michelle Mulrain, Evans, Georgia
8 / 35

Sausage and Vegetable Skillet

This hearty stovetop entree has been a family favorite for years. The variety of vegetables makes this dish attractive. Cooking time is minimal. —Ruby Williams, Bogalusa, Louisiana
9 / 35

Hot Spinach Apple Salad

With a light sweet-tangy dressing, the spinach doesn’t wilt and the apples retain their crunch. We serve this salad with homemade bread. —Denise Albers, Freeburg, Illinois
10 / 35
Easy Beef Taco Skillet Exps Cimz17 45278 D07 14 2b

Easy Beef Taco Skillet

Busy day? Save time and money with this stovetop supper the whole family will love. It calls for handy convenience products, so it can be on the table in minutes. —Kelly Roder, Fairfax, Virginia
11 / 35
Avocado Crab Boats Exps Fttmz18 139621 D11 15 5b 6

Avocado Crab Boats

These boats are wonderful with tortilla chips, beans or rice. You can also cover them, pack them on ice, and take them to a picnic or potluck. Straight from the oven or cold, they're always delicious. —Frances Benthin, Scio, Oregon
12 / 35

Linguine with Fresh Tomatoes

This garlic and basil linguine is a perfect way to use up your late-summer tomato harvest. It makes a great light supper when paired with a salad, or you can make it heartier with some chopped chicken. —Susan Jones, Downers Grove, Illinois
13 / 35

Lemon Basil Salmon

It was my husband, Steve, who came up with this easy, foil-packet recipe for flaky, fork-tender Lemon Basil Salmon. We eat a lot of salmon and Steve likes trying out different herbs and spices on our food. This recipe's a winner! —Marianne Bauman, Modesto, California
14 / 35

Asparagus Beef Lo Mein

This springtime beef lo mein recipe is as easy as it gets. Ramen noodles make it extra fun. —Dottie Wanat, Modesto, California
15 / 35
Honey Walleye Exps Thsum18 2698 D02 01 5b 7

Honey Walleye

Our state is known as the Land of 10,000 Lakes, so fishing is a favorite hobby here. This recipe is my quick way to prepare all the fresh walleye hooked by the anglers in my family. —Kitty McCue, St. Louis Park, Minnesota
16 / 35
Exps186937 Sd153321c01 29 2b 2

Lime and Sesame Grilled Eggplant

When I lived in Greece, I fell in love with eggplant. My recipe's seasonings have an Asian theme, but the dish still makes me think Greek. —Allyson Meyler, Greensboro, North Carolina
17 / 35
Smoky Gouda Chicken Sandwiches Exps175654 Th143192d02 12 6bc Rms 4

Smoky Gouda & Chicken Sandwiches

My whole family loves this, but especially my husband and I for the deep smoke and garlic flavors. The cheese combined with the savory garlic-herb mayo is simply mouthwatering. —Nancy Mock, Colchester, Vermont
18 / 35
Curried Chicken Peach Salad Exps Cwjj17 48998 C02 23 1b 2

Curried Chicken & Peach Salad

This is a very healthy and simple salad to make; even my non-cooking husband can whip it together in minutes. We’ve served this to friends over the years, and they always ask for the recipe. —Radelle Knappenberger, Oviedo, Florida
19 / 35

15-Minute Meat Loaf

I combined a few great-tasting meatloaf recipes to create this flavorful 15-minute version, which my husband loves. And because it's made in the microwave, the entree is perfect for busy nights. For an extra boost, I flavor the meatloaf with onion soup mix.—Deb Thompson, Lincoln, Nebraska
20 / 35
Ham Jack Pudgy Pie Exps Cwas17 112475 C03 30 2b 2

Ham & Jack Pudgy Pie

Pepper jack cheese adds spicy flavor to these warm, melty sandwiches. —Terri McKitrick, Delafield, Wisconsin
21 / 35
Exps169700 Th153341b11 12 7b 7

Chicken & Cheese Tortilla Pie

Trust me when I say this hearty dish can be assembled in minutes, then devoured even quicker with no leftovers. —Karen Kuebler, Dallas, Texas
22 / 35

Split-Second Shrimp

I use my microwave to hurry along the prep of this super fast shrimp scampi. It’s deliciously buttery and full of garlic flavor. We love it as a main dish, but it makes an excellent appetizer, too. — Jalayne Luckett, Marion, Illinois
23 / 35

Pizza Quesadillas

When my husband and I needed a quick meal, I fixed this recipe using leftover ingredients. Unlike traditional Mexican quesadillas, it calls for Italian meats, cheeses and seasoning. Serve it with a green salad for a simple dinner for two. —Barbara Rupert, Edgefield, South Carolina
24 / 35
Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwiches Exps128642 Th2379800c05 02 7b Rms

Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Why settle for ordinary grilled cheese when this is so easy to fix? Pair the sandwiches with your favorite soup for a fast, satisfying meal. —Arlene Reagan, Limerick, Pennsylvania
25 / 35
Parmesan Broiled Tilapia Exps164487 Sd132778b04 12 6bc Rms

Parmesan-Broiled Tilapia

I love that simple Parmesan cheese brings such richness to an otherwise mild-tasting fish. It's one dish where leftovers are never a problem! —Tracy Locken, Gillette, Wyoming
26 / 35
Nectarine And Beet Salad Exps Sdas17 28866 C04 06 12b

Nectarine and Beet Salad

Beets, nectarines and feta cheese make for scrumptious additions to mixed greens. While the combination of ingredients may seem unlikely, I guarantee it will become a favorite salad on your home menu. —Nicole Werner, Ann Arbor, Michigan
27 / 35

Turkey-Cranberry Bagels

Use deli meat or take care of that leftover Thanksgiving turkey in a way your family loves. It's good with all sorts of cranberry sauces and chutneys, so have fun playing around. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
28 / 35

Salsa Rice

It's a snap to change the spice level in this popular rice side dish by choosing a milder or hotter salsa. It's a delicious way to round out burritos or tacos when the clock is ticking. —Molly Ingle, Canton, North Carolina
29 / 35
Exps100610 Sd153323d06 05 5b 3

Salmon with Spinach & White Beans

My husband, Oscar, is a Southerner at heart. This salmon with garlicky beans and spinach won him over at first bite. —Mary Ellen Hofstetter, Brentwood, Tennessee
30 / 35
Exps103881 Sd153321c02 03 3b

Pizza Mountain Pies

Because we liked this pudgy pie recipe so much, I started making them for my daughter on our stove at home. —Pam Weik, West Lawn, Pennsylvania
31 / 35
Scallops With Chipotle Orange Sauce Exps33334 Sd2232457b08 18 1bc Rms 2

Scallops with Chipotle-Orange Sauce

Kindle cozy conversation with these tender scallops in a spicy sauce. It’s a surefire recipe for warming up a twosome in no time! —Jan Justice, Catlettsburg, Kentucky
32 / 35

Turkey-Jalapeno Sandwiches

When turkey sandwich meets modern Thai, it’s a fun mix of classic and trendy food. I love it when my mixing and matching turns out so tasty. —Stacy Mullens, Gresham, Oregon
33 / 35
Exps159477 Th163619b09 29 4b 10

Snappy Tuna Melts

I lightened up a tuna melt by switching mayo to creamy balsamic vinaigrette. Kids and adults both go for this quick meal hero. —Christine Schenher, Exeter, California
34 / 35
Super Quick Shrimp Green Chili Quesadillas Exps135962 Th2379800b04 26 3bc Rms 2

Super Quick Shrimp & Green Chili Quesadillas

If I am really short on time, I head to the grocery store for prepared guacamole. Swap in shredded rotisserie chicken for shrimp for another fun option. —Angie Ressa, Cheney, Washington
35 / 35
Tomato Avocado Sandwiches Exps144054 Sd143205a01 31 4bc Rms 5

Tomato & Avocado Sandwiches

I'm a vegetarian, and this is a tasty, quick and healthy lunch I could eat for every meal. At my house, we call these sandwiches HATS: hummus, avocado, tomato and shallots. These are ingredients I almost always have on hand. —Sarah Jaraha, Moorestown, New Jersey

Katie Bandurski
Katie is an Associate Editor for Taste of Home, specializing in writing and email newsletters. When she’s out of the office, you’ll find her exploring Wisconsin, trying out new vegetarian recipes and combing through antique shops.

Newsletter Unit

CMU Unit

cover
Subscribe & SAVE Save Up To 80%!