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25+ Quick Dinners to Make in 30 Minutes—Or Less!

Pressed for time? These tasty mains can be on your table in a half-hour!

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Pear ‘n’ Fennel Pork

Cooking is a breeze with this collection of stress-free quick dinner recipes. “Fresh fennel has a large bulbous base and pale green stems with wispy foliage. Often mislabeled as sweet anise, it has a sweeter and more delicate flavour than anise.” —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Get the recipe for Pear ‘n’ Fennel Pork.

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Day 2: California Burger Wraps

California Burger Wraps

I love the way these fresh flavors blend together. It’s a snap to throw this together using leftover burgers for a quick, healthy lunch. The burgers can also be served on buns. —Rachelle McCalla, Batesville, Arkansas

Get the recipe for California Burger Wraps.

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Chicken Biscuit Skillet

“My mother always made this when we were growing up. Now I make it for my own husband and kids. I use the small biscuits because they brown up so nicely on top. I also add mushrooms to this recipe sometimes because my family loves ’em.” —Keri Boffeli, Monticello, Iowa

Get the recipe for Chicken Biscuit Skillet.

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Ground Beef Veggie Stew

“This is a wonderful, hearty stew to help use up all the late-summer veggies in your garden. I like that it’s filling enough to make a meal, and it’s good for you too!” —Courtney Stultz, Weir, Kansas

Get the recipe for Ground Beef Veggie Stew.

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Thai Chicken Pasta

“I try to buy fresh chicken when it’s on sale. I cook a big batch in the slow cooker, then cut it up and package it in small amounts suitable for recipes like this. When I want it, I just need to pull it out of the freezer and let it thaw.” —Jeni Pittard, Canon, Georgia

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Stovetop Meat Loaves

“Who says meat loaf has to bake in the oven for hours? For this convenient recipe, all you need is your stovetop and 30 minutes. It’s a quick, simple dish to make for one or two people.” —Emily Sund, Geneseo, Illinois.

Get the recipe for Stovetop Meat Loaves.

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Hawaiian Pizza

“A prebaked pizza crust and refrigerated barbecued pork make this tasty supper idea super fast and super easy. Cut into bite-sized pieces, and it can double as a great last-minute appetizer, too!” —Joni Hilton, Rocklin, California

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Pork Grapefruit Stir-Fry

“For a refreshing change of pace, try this easy sweet-and-sour stir-fry.” —Edie DeSpain, Logan, Utah.

Get the recipe for Pork Grapefruit Stir-Fry.

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