18 Quick and Easy 20 Minute Dinner Recipes

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Your meal planning is sorted with this collection of 20 minute dinner recipes! There’s something for everyone in this list from healthy one pots to simple comfort food.

On a rare occasion I’m in the mood for spending hours in the kitchen on a weeknight but the vast majority of the time I want quick, simple and delicious meals with minimal hassle. 

Everyone has a different standard for what they’re looking for on a weeknight. For me, on a really good night, I can be sitting down to dinner by 7. Those nights are the ones that make me the happiest.

And for that to happen I need 20 minute recipes. And I need a lot of them. 

So for purely selfish reasons I decided that the only thing to do was to round up a selection of all the best 20 minute recipes so that I’ll always be able to sit down to dinner by 7. 

I hope this list helps you make all your weeknight dinner dream come true too!

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Salmon Tacos with Quick Pickled Red Onions

20 Minute Dinners: Close up of salmon tacos on a grey background

20 Minute Creamy Salmon Piccata 

20 Minute Dinners: Salmon piccata recipe from Salt and Lavender

Creamy Mushroom Pasta with Thyme

20 Minute Dinners: Overhead shot of hands holding a blue bowl of creamy mushroom pasta

20 Minute Chicken Stir Fry

20 Minute Dinners: 20 minute chicken stir fry from the shmidty wife

Pressure Cooker Smoky Lentil Stew

20 Minute Dinners: Bowl of pressure cooker lentil stew on a mat over a marble background

20 Minute Thai Chicken Curry Soup

Five Ingredient Garlic Mushroom Pasta

20 Minute Dinners: Bowl of mushroom pasta on a checked cloth

General Tso’s Chicken

20 Minute Dinners: General Tso's Chicken

Summer Gnocchi Skillet

20 Minute Dinners: Summer gnocchi skillet with a portion taken and a metal spoon

Instant Pot Vegan Mushroom Stroganoff

20 Minute Dinners: Instant Pot Vegan Mushroom Stroganoff

Caprese Pasta Salad with Basil Dressing

20 Minute Dinners: Overhead shot of caprese pasta salad with salad servers

Light Satay Chicken Salad

20 Minute Dinners: Light Satay Chicken Salad

Greek Orzo Salad with Lemon Dressing

20 Minute Dinners: Overhead shot of Greek Orzo Salad with Lemon Dressing

Spicy Thai Sweet Chilli Shrimp

20 Minute Dinners: Spicy Thai Sweet Chilli Shrimp

Pressure Cooker Chipotle Chicken Tacos

20 Minute Dinners: Three chipotle chicken tacos on a wooden board with lime wedges and sour cream

5 Ingredient Green Vegan Pea Soup

20 Minute Dinners: 5 Ingredient Green Vegan Pea Soup

Udon Noodle Stir Fry with Turkey Mince

20 Minute Dinners: Udon noodle stir fry topped with turkey mince and pak choi in a white bowl on a blue background

Healthy Tuna Cakes

20 Minute Dinners: Healthy Tuna Cakes

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    20/03/2019 at 12:35 PM

    Thanks for including my recipes! So many good ideas here, spoilt for choice!

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