Easy Dinner Ideas

Fast & Easy Dinner Recipes

Cooking takes time. But, cooking delicious, seasonal vegetable forward produce doesn’t have to take all day. The best sort of recipe for a weeknight is one that balances full flavor with quick methods. Here are our favorite fast dinner recipes you can make in 30 minutes or less.

These delicious barbecue vegan tacos are surprisingly quick

Gnocchi with romesco in 15 minutes flat

Super simple black beans and eggs


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The question we’re asked most often is, “What are your fast and easy dinner recipes?” And we get it. Life is busy. There are 101 things to do, and adding cooking to that list can be stressful. 

When we started cooking, we mainly chose recipes that were 30 minutes or less. Why spend longer, when our day was already crammed full? 

Since those early days, we’ve learned the value of spending time in the kitchen. Some recipes just need time to develop great flavor. We’re much more willing to spend 45 minutes to 1 hour on a weeknight making a meal if we know the flavor will be excellent. 

At the same time, there are plenty of fast and easy dinner recipes that can be made in less than 30 minutes with big flavor. These are recipes with fresh, high quality flavor that’s achieved without using cheap shortcuts. Creating this type of fast and easy dinner recipes has become somewhat of a niche for us. We love tinkering with flavors and methods to get the perfect balance of speed and deliciousness. 

Whether it’s a simple pasta, a quesadilla or sandwich, tacos, pita pizzas, or our speed demon 15-minute gnocchi with Romesco sauce, we’ve got you covered for those weeknights where you have only 30 minutes to spare. In many cases, making one of our easy dinner recipes is even faster than takeout!


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