Hearty Dinners/ Roundups

20 Dinners in 20 Minutes or less

October 4, 2017 (Last Updated: December 10, 2019) by Chris Collins

‘From Soups and Salmon, to Pasta, Stir Frys and Curries, these 20 minute dinner recipes are about to change your go-to quick dinner forever!’


It’s always good in life to have a go-to quick and easy dinner. You know, that one dish that never fails you when inspiration is running thin in the kitchen. Or when you’re shattered and time is of the essence for that matter. Cause seriously, who’s got the energy to knock up a 3 course meal when they’re just in the door from work? Not me, no mam.

Quick dinner recipes never need to be bland, boring or repetitive and to prove just that, here I have gathered 20 deliciously quick recipes that’ll keep you inspired for weeks.

Cue: 20 dinners in 20 minutes or less.
Full recipe links in title and photo.

1. Ground Beef & Cabbage Stir Fry | Savory Tooth


Bless your savory tooth with this colourful bowl of joy.

2. Garlic Shrimp Zoodles Salt & Lavender


Cause noodles were so last year.

3. Fettuccine Carbonara (No Cream) | Don’t Go Bacon My Heart

20 minutes to make, 20 more staring at the pretty yolk.

4. Easy Paleo Mexican Stuffed Peppers | Whitty Paleo


The perfect quick dinner recipe, Mexican style!

5. Gnocchi with Bacon Cream Sauce | Sweet Tea and Thyme


An easy dinner recipe with the words ‘bacon cream sauce’? I’m sold.

6. Spiced Tomato Soup | Vegan Richa


Never underestimate the power of soup for dinner.

7. 5 Ingredient Blackened Salmon The Seasoned Mum


Salmon in 5 minutes? Gimme.

8. Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Fettuccine | Don’t Go Bacon My Heart

Quick dinners don’t come more delicious than this.

9. Sesame Chicken Noodle Bowls Platings and Pairings


I’m literally crying rainbows just looking at this.

10. Easy Thai Chickpea Curry Seasoned Sprinkles 


Weeknight curries are the best!

11. 5-Ingredient Sun Dried Tomato Alfredo Girl Gone Gourmet


This silky bowl of goodness almost looks too good to eat.

12. Mexican Steak Tacos | Wanderspice


Bless your #tacotuesday with these beauties.

13. Pesto Pasta with Asparagus and Sun Dried Tomato | Don’t Go Bacon My Heart

The ultimate 10 minute Pesto Pasta with Asparagus and Sun Dried Tomato

Pesto paves the way for 20 minute dinner recipes.

14. Basil Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast | Delightful Plate


Winner winner chicken dinner!

15. Rustic Creamy Mushroom Pasta | Happy Kitchen.Rocks


Such a gorgeous and easy 20 minute meal.

16. Easy Healthy Taco Salad with Ground Beef | Wholesome Yum


This salad is THE perfect healthy quick dinner.

17. Easy Pad Thai Caroline’s Cooking


Thought Pad Thai was time consuming to make? Think again.

18. Pasta with Asparagus, Bell Pepper and Tomatoes | Healthier Steps


Such a mouthwatering combo of ingredients!

19. Bison Meatballs with Homemade Tzatziki | TheFitBlog


Bison and homemade Tzatziki for dinner sounds so delish!

20. Shrimp Bacon Fettuccine Alfredo | Supergolden Bakes


Shrimp and bacon is a marriage made in heaven.

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20 Minute Dinner Recipes

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Cheers guys, this has been ‘ 20 Minute Dinner Recipes ’. Comment, share, do whatever you fancy but for crying out loud don’t go bacon my heart. See you next time 🙂


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  • Reply
    November 8, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    The stuffed peppers look gorgeous, I love Mexican food. And a healthy alternative too, thanks for sharing

    • Reply
      November 8, 2017 at 3:22 pm

      Don’t they just! No problem at all, thanks for visiting 🙂

  • Reply
    October 4, 2017 at 6:42 am

    All of these work for me. Now all I have to do is grocery shop.

    • Reply
      October 4, 2017 at 2:03 pm

      I’m tempted to make all 20!

  • Reply
    Natasha @ Salt & Lavender
    October 4, 2017 at 4:18 am

    Thanks so much for including my zoodles recipe in this delicious roundup!!

    • Reply
      October 4, 2017 at 4:48 am

      You’re more than welcome! They look incredible 🙂

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