All 30 Recipes from Rachael Ray’s 30 Minute Meals

Each of these family-friendly dinners can be on your table in a half hour or less.

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Indian-Spiced Pepper Steak

Skip the usual takeout order and make a hearty supper right at home. You can customize this beef stir-fry to your family’s tastes by making it as spicy (or not!) as you like; just opt to keep or scoop out the seeds in the peppers.

Get the Recipe: Indian-Spiced Pepper Steak

Oklahoma-Style S'mack Burgers with Ranch-Flavored Tater Tots

Trust us. You’ve never seen burgers like these! Instead of the usual raw onions piled on top of the cooked burger patty before serving, Rachael griddles the burger directly ON the onions as they’re cooking, which means you end up with sweet, tender onions that become one with the burgers.

Get the Recipe: Oklahoma-Style S'mack Burgers with Ranch-Flavored Tater Tots

Deviled Chicken Francese

Rachael likes to use Calabrian chile paste to add a devilish spice, but if you don’t have it, feel free to substitute harissa or Sriracha.

Get the Recipe: Deviled Chicken Francese

Trendy Fried Chicken with Kimchi Slaw

Here it’s all about Korean-inspired flavors, like a bold sauce made with gochujang (Korean chile paste) and a fresh slaw laced with kimchi (fermented cabbage).

Get the Recipe: Trendy Fried Chicken with Kimchi Slaw

Korean-Inspired Sloppy Joes and Quick Pickles

In Korean cooking, the balance of heat and sweetness is key, which is why Rachael adds not only an Asian pear but also a bit of light brown sugar to her sloppy joe sauce.

Get the Recipe: Korean-Inspired Sloppy Joes and Quick Pickles

Hot Sausage Cast-Iron Skillet Pan Pizza

The key to a pan pizza is pre-heating the pan so the dough starts to cook right after it’s placed inside. That’ll help you get a super-crispy crust on the bottom.

Get the Recipe: Hot Sausage Cast-Iron Skillet Pan Pizza

Chilaquiles

Breakfast for dinner is totally a thing with Rachael’s easy take on Chilaquiles. It’s all about the red chile sauce here as this smoky mixture coats the tortilla chips. You can keep the sauce in the fridge for two weeks, or stash it in the freezer for a quick meal later on.

Get the Recipe: Chilaquiles

Lamb or Beef Shakshuka

The meat you use is up to you here. Either way, you’ll end up with a hearty breakfast-for-dinner meal that’s made better with a side of garlicky naan bread ideal for sopping up the golden egg yolks.

Get the Recipe: Lamb or Beef Shakshuka

Quick Rotisserie Chicken Pot Pies

Store-bought puff pastry dough and ready-to-eat rotisserie chicken ensure that this warming dinner can be ready in just 30 minutes.

Get the Recipe: Quick Rotisserie Chicken Pot Pies

Pasta with Vodka Sauce and Shrimp

A splash of heavy cream adds a rich taste and smooth texture to this all-in-one dinner.

Get the Recipe: Pasta with Vodka Sauce and Shrimp

Chicken Curry in a Hurry with Basmati

Don’t slack on toasting the curry spices! It’s worth the few minutes it takes to boost their flavors.

Get the Recipe: Chicken Curry in a Hurry with Basmati

Roasted Meatballs with Garlic Bread

No one ever said that tomato sauce has to take hours to cook. Rachael’s go-to recipe is made with only a handful of ingredients and serves as the base for her moist meatballs.

Get the Recipe: Roasted Meatballs with Garlic Bread

Carbonara with Crab

While this isn’t exactly a traditional carbonara recipe, Rachael’s husband, John, doesn’t mind because he is a carbonara fanatic. The addition of lemon brightens up the rich egg-based sauce and pairs well with the seafood.

Get the Recipe: Carbonara with Crab

Pork Tonkatsu with Shiso and Savoy

Don’t be intimidated by the word "tonkatsu." The word literally means "pork cutlet" in Japanese. Rachael takes the classic recipe one step further by topping the cutlet with a savory sauce mixed with garlic, soy sauce and ketchup.

Get the Recipe: Pork Tonkatsu with Shiso and Savoy

Mezcal Shrimp Tacos with Guac Crema

Don’t worry; the alcohol in the mezcal burns off while cooking, and what you’re left with is a smoky flavor in the fire-roasted tomato sauce. Rachael balances that taste with the addition of a bright lime-spiked crema.

Get the Recipe: Mezcal Shrimp Tacos with Guac Crema

Curry Chicken Chili with Sriracha

Set up a toppings bar with tangy sour cream, scallions and pickled jalapenos, and let everyone finish their bowls of chili as they wish.

Get the Recipe: Curry Chicken Chili with Sriracha

Mexi-Mac Burgers and Waffle Fries with Taco Sauce

Rachael uses equal parts ground beef and chorizo to form these Mexican-inspired burgers. They’re infused with Worcestershire sauce and blanketed with not one but two kinds of cheese: gooey cheddar or American and spicy Pepper Jack cheese.

Get the Recipe: Mexi-Mac Burgers and Waffle Fries with Taco Sauce

Sichuan Steak au Poivre with Scallion Mashed Potatoes

Bring the steakhouse experience home with this simple yet impressive dinner. For both taste and texture, Rachael coats the raw steaks with coarsely ground peppercorns before cooking them.

Get the Recipe: Sichuan Steak au Poivre with Scallion Mashed Potatoes

The Cusimano Special ('Da Cuz, for short)

Made for her husband, John, Rachael’s Italian beef sandwiches are the ultimate in indulgence. Hearty beef, a creamy provolone sauce, pickled vegetables and roasted peppers — it’s all happening here.

Get the Recipe: The Cusimano Special ('Da Cuz, for short)

Bacon, Bean, Eggs, Taco Tots Burritos

Rachael’s breakfast-meets-dinner burrito brings together spiced tots, crispy bacon, scrambled eggs and a refreshing pico de gallo-style salsa in a single tortilla to create a filling meal you’ll crave.

Get the Recipe: Bacon, Bean, Eggs, Taco Tots Burritos

3-Salad Chef's Salad Plate

Serve these diner-style salads with deli fixings like bread, cheese and hard-boiled eggs, and let everyone build their favorite sandwiches.

Get the Recipe: 3-Salad Chef's Salad Plate

Mexican Lasagna Suiza

In place of the usual pasta and tomato sauce in Italian-style lasagna, this one features layers of tortillas and a tomatillo-based sauce, plus plenty of gooey cheese.

Get the Recipe: Mexican Lasagna Suiza

Salt and Pepper Shrimp and 3-Cup Chicken with Rice

Yes, you really can pull off an appetizer and a main dish in 30 minutes! Shrimp cook quickly, and these are simply seasoned with salt, pepper and 5-spice powder for a bold bite. The chicken gets its flavor from a sweet-savory sauce featuring two kinds of soy sauce, brown sugar and a splash of rice wine.

Get the Recipe: Salt and Pepper Shrimp and 3-Cup Chicken with Rice

Chicken Patty Parm with Salami Salad

Ground chicken patties get the "Parm" treatment when they’re topped with a tangy tomato sauce and covered with creamy mozzarella cheese.

Get the Recipe: Chicken Patty Parm with Salami Salad

Shawarma Burgers with Tahini-Yogurt Sauce

These flavor-packed burgers can be dressed up with your choice of toppings. Think cool lettuce, pickled peppers and crunchy cucumbers for added texture.

Get the Recipe: Shawarma Burgers with Tahini-Yogurt Sauce

Tomato Soup with Cheddar Dill Popcorn and Reuben Salad

Popcorn in soup?! Yep, it’s just the crunchy bite you need to balance Rachael’s super-smooth tomato soup. Plus, the addition of the cheddar cheese powder is a fun nod to the classic pairing of grilled cheese and tomato soup.

Get the Recipe: Tomato Soup with Cheddar Dill Popcorn and Reuben Salad

Spaghetti with Bacon and Chard

Fresh greens and a splash of white wine balance the richness of this cheesy cream sauce.

Get the Recipe: Spaghetti with Bacon and Chard

Portobello Cheesesteak Fries

Fries for dinner are absolutely acceptable when you pile them high with Portobello mushrooms — not steak — to mimic the classic cheesesteak experience. The vegetable takes on a meaty taste and texture when cooked with garlic, thyme and soy sauce.

Get the Recipe: Portobello Cheesesteak Fries

Buffalo Chicken and Blue Ranch Statement Salad

With layers of lettuce, chips, Buffalo-style chicken and plenty of blue cheese-spiked dressing, this is an entree salad that will surely fill you up.

Get the Recipe: Buffalo Chicken and Blue Ranch Statement Salad

Barbecue Chicken Pan Pizza

A store-bought rotisserie chicken ensures that this hearty pizza will be both quick and simple to prep.

Get the Recipe: Barbecue Chicken Pan Pizza