15 Main-Dish Recipes That You Can Make in 15 Minutes
When you're pressed for time on weeknights (let's face it—who isn't?), these 15-minute main dish dinner recipes are just what you need. From nutritious pasta recipes made with plenty of vegetables and whole wheat noodles to quick salads topped with fish or chicken, end the day on a high note with a delicious and fast dinner. One great example? The Asian Chicken Salad that's seen here. Red cabbage, shredded carrots, fresh cilantro leaves, and fresh mint leaves are tossed with an Asian-inspired dressing before being topped with shredded, pre-cooked chicken.
Another fast and tasty salad is this Crispy Panko Shrimp Salad. To give the shrimp more flavor, we tossed them in Dijonnaise (a combination of Dijon mustard and mayonnaise) instead of the usual beaten eggs and flour, which act as a glue for panko breadcrumbs. They're pan-fried and then top a green salad along with halved cherry tomatoes.
Looking for something more hearty? Try our recipe for Broccoli Rabe Pesto with Whole-Wheat Pasta and Turkey Sausage, which is made with homemade pesto. Instead of the usual fresh basil, this recipe calls for blanched broccoli rabe, which adds a slightly bitter flavor to the classic sauce. Another simple star for weeknight meals is our Pasta with Preserved Lemon and Anchovies, which is perfect for feeding a family. And if you fancy serving breakfast for dinner, our spicy Fried Omelet with Shrimp and Snap Peas is just the recipe for your family.
Whether you're in the mood for a flavor-packed pasta or a seafood stunner, these fast dinner recipes are sure to please. Hungry already? The good news is you can have any of these meals on the table in 15 minutes or less.
Tuna-Salad Hand Rolls
Here's a fabulous way to use good-quality canned tuna in something other than a sandwich—make our homemade sushi hand rolls. Toss the tuna with a little mayonnaise, lemon juice, and cilantro, then arrange the mixture on toasted nori sheets along with rice, sliced vegetables, and avocado. Roll up and enjoy!
Broccoli Rabe Pesto with Whole-Wheat Pasta and Turkey Sausage
Lean, spicy turkey sausage adds heat and might to this simple pasta dish. The recipe calls for whole-wheat linguine to make this a healthy, fast dinner.
Tofu with Ginger-Cilantro Sauce
Breakfast Bowl with Fried Eggs, Yogurt, and Vegetables
Pasta with Preserved Lemon and Anchovies
Crispy Panko Shrimp Salad
We give these breaded shrimp an extra dose of flavor by coating them in Dijonaise (a genius combination of Dijon mustard and mayonnaise) and crispy panko breadcrumbs. Serve them over spring-mix greens for a healthy and hearty dinner salad.
Easy Chicken Posole
Easy Tuna Rice Bowl
Seared Halibut Tacos with Grapefruit-Avocado Salsa
Fennel, Avocado, and Satsuma Salad
Fried Omelet with Shrimp and Snap Peas
Soy-Honey-Glazed Arctic Char
Spaghetti with Collard Greens and Lemon
In just 15 minutes, you can create a super nutritious and satisfying meal. Toss farro or whole-wheat spaghetti, which is loaded with vitamins and fiber, with toasted pine nuts, lemon juice, collard greens, and plenty of freshly grated Pecorino Romano.