Looking for weeknight recipes that don’t require a lot of time or prep work? Luckily, even if you’re short on time you can still whip up easy and delicious dinner recipes at home. These yummy recipes all take less than 30 minutes to make and are sure to impress any dinner guests you might have over. Simple, nutritious and with just the right amount of indulgence, you’ll be bookmarking these dinner recipes for future reference.
A lot of the ingredients in these 30-minute dinner recipes can be bought frozen or canned. You might already have a lot of them in your kitchen! You can also substitute the fresh herbs for dried versions to make these dinner recipes even easier.
5.) Bon Appétit’s Shrimp Tacos with Pineapple
Here’s a quick recipe perfect for Taco Tuesdays from Bon Appétit. All you need to put this recipe together is one baking sheet and a broiler. You can use frozen or fresh shrimp, just remember to thaw the frozen shrimp under cold running water for about 15 minutes before cooking. This taco recipe calls for fresh pineapple, but to save extra time you could sub for pre-cut or even canned.
Makes: 8 Tacos Time: 25 mins Level: Easy
- ½ small red onion, thinly sliced
- 2 tbsp. fresh lime juice
- Pinch of sugar
- Kosher salt
- ¼ medium pineapple, peeled, cored, cut lengthwise into spears, then crosswise ½ inch thick (about 2 cups)
- 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided
- 1¼ pounds shrimp, peeled, deveined
- 1 tbsp. Sriracha
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 8 corn tortillas, warmed
- 1 avocado, sliced
- 1 jalapeño, very thinly sliced, seeds removed if desired
- ½ cup cilantro leaves with tender stems
- Lime wedges (for serving)
- Place a rack in the highest position in oven; heat broiler. Toss red onion, lime juice, sugar and a pinch of salt in a small bowl; set aside.
- Toss pineapple and 1 tbsp. oil on a rimmed baking sheet and arrange in a single layer on half of baking sheet; reserve bowl. Broil pineapple until lightly charred around the edges, 5–8 minutes.
- Meanwhile, toss shrimp, Sriracha and remaining 1 tbsp. oil in reserved bowl until shrimp are evenly coated; season with salt and pepper and toss again.
- Remove baking sheet from broiler and use a spatula to turn pineapple pieces over. Arrange shrimp in a single layer on empty half of baking sheet. Broil until shrimp are cooked through on top, about 2 minutes. If your shrimp are opaque and springy to the touch, they’re done. Remove from broiler and turn shrimp (leave pineapple alone). Broil again until shrimp are cooked through, 1–2 minutes. Transfer shrimp and pineapple to a large bowl and season with more salt and pepper.
- Drain soaking liquid from onion into bowl with shrimp and pineapple; set onion aside and toss shrimp and pineapple in pickling liquid.
- Serve shrimp mixture with tortillas, avocado, jalapeño, cilantro, lime wedges and reserved pickled onion for making tacos.