We are big on flavor. Sometimes quicker recipes seem to lack that pop of flavor we love so much. To get around this, when we need a quick dinner idea, we use ingredients that are developed, bold and flavor-packed. Below, we share ten of our favorite quick dinners where we use lots and lots of bright bold ingredients like orange juice, lemon, pesto and salsas.
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Shrimp Pasta With Tomato And Basil – This light pasta with sweet shrimp comes together in minutes and is lightly flavored with tomatoes and fresh basil.
Pesto Chicken Quesadilla Recipe – These extra easy quesadillas are loaded with basil pesto, cheese, baby spinach and chicken.
Baked Fish With Spring Onion And Orange – A simply baked fish with orange juice, a little heat from red pepper flakes and spring onion. So fresh and light!
Salsa Verde Chicken Enchiladas – One of our most popular recipes! Shredded chicken, green salsa and sour cream are packed into tortillas and baked.
Butternut Squash And Pesto Pizza Recipe – Such an easy and quick dinner! Top pizza with butternut squash, basil pesto and cheese for an easy meatless meal.
Honey Sriracha Beef Skewers – Serve these beef skewers with rice or wrapped with crisp lettuce leaves. They’re simple to make, a little sweet with a touch of spice.
Baked Chicken Drumsticks With Old Bay – Use drumsticks, chicken thighs or even chicken breast. Just toss with a little Old Bay seasoning (or your favorite spice blend) and bake until crispy.
Easy Lemon Chicken Recipe – With fresh lemon, chicken thighs, herbs and a little mustard, this is no ordinary lemon chicken recipe. It’s one you’ll think about and crave for days.
Kale With Egg And Toast – We absolutely love this one. Braised kale is topped with a runny egg and bacon. Pile it all on top of thick rustic bread and you’re set.
Baked Ziti Recipe With Spinach – With only about 15 minutes of hands-on time this easy baked ziti with spinach and artichokes is perfect for a weekday. Plus, a layer of sour cream and pesto is sandwiched in the middle of the baked ziti.
For more ideas, take a look at all of our fast recipes and quick dinners.
I hate to be naughty here… but I need more of your great 15-minute recipes… or even a list of recipes with 10 minutes prep (then pop in oven). When faced with spending the next 30 minutes in the kitchen cooking and another 15-20 later for cleanup, sometimes it is too easy to just pile the kids in the car and hit a drive-through.