25-Minute Meals

Spend less time in the kitchen and more time with family and friends by making these recipes that are ready in 25 minutes or less.

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Glazed Salmon With Spiced Carrots

A honey-mustard glaze keeps this salmon moist, while a Middle Eastern-inspired carrot side dish gets flavor from cumin, coriander, cinnamon and mint.

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Inside-Out Chicken Cordon Bleu

Keep the ham and cheese on the outside for this take on classic chicken cordon bleu. The chicken is brushed with a jam mixture, a nice complement to the saltiness of the cheese wrapped around it.

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Chicken Paillards With Herb-Tomato Salad

Paillards, a.k.a. scaloppini, are very thin pieces of meat or fish that cook in just a few minutes. Use an outdoor grill to give the chicken a smoky flavor and complement it with a fresh tomato salad.

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Chicken Satay Salad

Combine romaine lettuce with peanut sauce, bell pepper and cilantro for an Asian-inspired salad that is hearty enough to serve as a main dish.

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Spring Chicken Salad

Potatoes and store-bought rotisserie chicken give this crunchy salad all the heartiness it needs to be a main dish. Finish it with a Greek yogurt dressing to keep the calories in check.

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Grilled Chicken and Spinach and Pine Nut Pesto

Giada uses lemon juice and lemon zest in her pesto as a citrusy topping for easy grilled chicken.

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Tortellini With Pumpkin Alfredo Sauce

For a fun, kid-friendly take on alfredo sauce, add canned pureed pumpkin and a pinch of nutmeg. Serve it over store-bought tortellini for a dinner done in 20 minutes.

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Shredded Chicken and Tomatillo Tacos With Queso Fresco

Versatile chicken is a great protein for tacos, plus it's super quick to cook. Top your chicken tacos with Bobby's grilled tomatillo salsa for an easy dinner fiesta.

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Lemon Chicken

Rachael makes a quick tangy sauce using store-bought lemon curd. She adds a little hot water to thin it and then stirs it into her chicken pan sauce. The chicken picks up the flavor and adds to the sauce at the same time.

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Sweet and Sour Pork

Make a takeout-inspired dish at home. Stiry-fry pork tenderloin with snowpeas, scallions and, of course, garlic.

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Fettuccine Alfredo

By using fresh fettuccine pasta, Giada cuts down on cooking time. This alfredo dinner is ready in just 10 minutes.

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Whole-Wheat Spaghetti With Lemon, Basil, and Salmon

Whole-wheat spaghetti fills you up faster so you don't eat as much pasta; you don't even need to cook as much. Serve with a nicely crusted salmon for Giada's quick and healthy dinner.

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Agnolotti With Artichoke Sauce

Jazz up any store-bought pasta — it doesn't have to be agnolotti — with this unusual artichoke sauce.

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Pork Chops With Smashed Potatoes and Chimichurri Sauce

Serve quickly grilled pork chops with a homemade chimichurri sauce that takes just a few minutes to make in the food processor.

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Chorizo and Shrimp Quesadillas With Smoky Guacamole

Use store-bought chorizo that's already fully cooked along with quick-cooking shrimp for these dinner-worthy quesadillas.

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Pasta Puttanesca

All of Ellie's ingredients for her pasta are extremely rich in flavor. You don't need a lot of oil for this quick pasta dinner; it's full of flavor from the other great ingredients.

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Pork Chops With Mushroom Gravy

Enjoy a classic comfort food in just 25 minutes. Smother pork chops with an easy gravy then serve with a side of cornbread for sopping up the sauce.

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Curry Fried Rice

Start with leftover or already cooked rice to cut the cooking time down on this takeout-inspired favorite that's ready in just 10 minutes.

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Tandoori Spiced Chicken Breast With Grilled Tomato Jam and Herbed Yogurt

Indian-inspired food might seem intimidating with its long list of spices but Bobby's tandoori chicken version gives you the same great flavors in just 25 minutes.

Get the Recipe: Tandoori Spiced Chicken Breast with Grilled Tomato Jam and Herbed Yogurt Sauce

Cheese-Stuffed Portobellos

This vegetarian dish is incredibly filling. Stuff portobello mushrooms with spinach, tomatoes, breadcrumbs and cheese before browning under the broiler.

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Vietnamese Grilled Smoked Pork Chop Rice Bowls

Make an entire pork chop meal in 20 minutes, by adding Vietnamese seasonings to the meat and grilling them quickly over high heat.

Get the Recipe: Vietnamese Grilled Smoked Pork Chop Rice Bowls

Udon with Tofu and Asian Greens

Tofu is a great ready-to-eat protein perfect for a quick meal as it only needs a quick sear to give it a golden crust.

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Chicken Tostadas

There's no-cooking-needed for Marcella Valladolid's quick dinner solution. Serve store-bought rotisserie chicken with homemade salsa, lettuce, onion rings, radishes and cheese. 

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Tagliatelle with Smashed Peas, Sausage, and Ricotta Cheese

If you plan it right, this sauce should take about as long to prep as it takes to boil the pasta. The sauce is finished by tossing the pasta and some of its cooking water into the pan with the sauce.

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Veggie Burgers with Musrooms

These homemade veggie burgers are a healthy alternative to beef and only take 20 minutes from start to finish. Freeze extra patties for an even quicker dinner next time.

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Artic Char with Mushrooms

Pan searing the fish first will give the char a nice crust, while finishing it off in the oven ensures that it will cook through without burning. Thanks to mushrooms and arugula there's no need for a separate side dish.

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Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Pancetta and Broccoli Rabe

Cooking these potatoes in the microwave cuts off 50 minutes of time without sacrificing any flavor. 

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Spaghetti alla Carbonara

Eggs and Parmesan cheese act as a thickener to make a creamy sauce for this pasta. The eggs will cook as the mixture is stirred into the hot spaghetti. To thin out the sauce, add a bit of reserved pasta water.

Get the Recipe: Spaghetti alla Carbonara

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