17 Emergency Dinner Recipes (Because Netflix Isn’t Cooking For You)

These emergency dinner recipes are here to save your life. These 17 dishes are all healthy-ish, delicious, and ready in less than thirty minutes. Dinner done – now back to the show!

Halibut Recipe

Halibut on a plate.
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This halibut recipe is the quickest and easiest way to make seafood! This simple pan-seared halibut dish with a zesty lemon butter sauce can be whipped up in only 11 minutes.  Get the recipe: Halibut Recipe

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

A plate of sheet pan fajitas.
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This Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas Recipe is one of the most satisfying of all our Easy Dinner Recipes! Done in just 25 minutes, it’s everything you love about yummy Mexican food – tender strips of chicken, caramelized onions, soft poblanos and bell peppers, and a perfect blend of spices.  Get the recipe: Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

Egg Roll in a Bowl

A skillet of egg roll in a bowl.
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A delicious blend of savory and umami flavors, these inside-out egg rolls are a 25-minute variation on the classic recipe. It’s lighter, faster, and made in just one skillet to make busy weeknights easier. Get the recipe: Egg Roll in a Bowl

Quick and Easy Beef and Broccoli

A plate of beef and broccoli.
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This easy beef and broccoli recipe isn’t just about tasting good. It’s also about bringing you a healthier, cost-efficient alternative to your takeout cravings.  Get the recipe: Quick and Easy Beef and Broccoli

Lemon Garlic Salmon

A plate of lemon garlic salmon.
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With only a handful of ingredients, you can achieve maximum taste with minimal time and effort – do that with the power-packed paste that you slather on the fillets.  Get the recipe: Lemon Garlic Salmon

Creamy Goat Cheese Pasta

A bowl of goat cheese pasta.
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This yummy pasta recipe features tangy goat cheese and lemon balanced out with peppery arugula. A unique and flavorful weeknight dinner. Get the recipe: Creamy Goat Cheese Pasta

Pasta alla Pizzaiola

Pasta on a plate.
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This quick, easy, and flavorful pasta alla pizzaiola is one of those delicious classic meals that you will want to make on repeat. With only 6 ingredients and 30 minutes, it’s a no-fuss recipe that you will love. Get the recipe: Pasta alla Pizzaiola

Zucchini Pizza Bites

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Pizza night just got healthier with fresh zucchini acting as the ‘crust’. Customize with your fave toppings and dinner is served. Get the recipe: Zucchini Pizza Bites

Chicken and Broccoli

A plate of chicken and broccoli.
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This homemade chicken and broccoli recipe is a classic and delicious dish perfect for a quick, easy weeknight meal! It tastes like your favorite takeout but requires just 25 minutes and one skillet. Get the recipe: Chicken and Broccoli

Ranch Chicken Taco Salad

A plate of chicken taco salad.
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Tender chicken cooked in a creamy ranch and salsa dressing and served over greens. Add cheese, chips and any other toppings you like. Get the recipe: Ranch Chicken Taco Salad

20-Minute Chicken Gyros

A plate of chicken gyros.
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This Greek-inspired Chicken Gyro Recipe is made with juicy yogurt-marinated chicken, fresh veggies, and creamy tzatziki, all wrapped in a soft pita flatbread. Perfect for busy weeknights, the whole family will love the amazing flavors of this delicious 20-minute recipe. Get the recipe: 20-Minute Chicken Gyros

Baked Parmesan Chicken Tenders

A plate of baked parmesan chicken tenders with a dish of dipping sauce.
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Crispy, chewy and totally delicious, these easy-to-make chicken tenders will quickly make it into your weekly rotation. Serve with your favourite dipping sauces. Get the recipe: Baked Parmesan Chicken Tenders

Taco Salad with Ground Beef

A healthy taco salad topped with guacamole.
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Skip the lineup at Taco Bell and go homemade. It is too easy, not too, with this taco salad salad recipe featuring spiced ground beef. Get the recipe: Taco Salad with Ground Beef

Kielbasa, Onions, and Peppers

A plate of kielbasa and peppers.
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Kielbasa, onions, and peppers is a simple, 5 ingredient dinner recipe. This quick dinner can be made in less than 20 minutes – perfect for busy weeknights! Get the recipe: Kielbasa, Onions, and Peppers

Pita Pizza

Pita pizza on a baking sheet.
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Pita bread stands in for pizza crust with this insanely easy BBQ Chicken Pita Pizza recipe. Using leftover rotisserie chicken makes this pizza recipe a breeze. Get the recipe: Pita Pizza Recipe

Shrimp Taco Bowl

Shrimp taco bowl on a table.
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This shrimp taco bowl is simple, yet flavorful and bursting with fresh flavors. A well-balanced meal high in protein and fiber, packed with veggies and topped with a healthy Greek yogurt and avocado cream sauce.  Get the recipe: Shrimp Taco Bowl

Cantonese Ground Beef and Eggs

A plate of ground beef and eggs.
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Cantonese ground beef and eggs is a classic Chinese dish that combines the hearty flavor of ground beef with creamy eggs. This combination of two ingredients is easy to make and packed with nutrition. Get the recipe: Ground Beef and Eggs

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