10 New Dinner Recipes from Rachael Ray’s 30 Minute Meals

You’re only a half hour away from a hearty, comforting meal ideal for weeknights and special occasions alike.

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Photo By: Scott Gries

Photo By: Scott Gries

Photo By: Scott Gries

Photo By: Scott Gries

Photo By: Scott Gries

Photo By: Scott Gries

Photo By: Scott Gries

Photo By: Scott Gries

Photo By: Scott Gries

Photo By: Scott Gries

Crazy Szechuan Beef and Messy Corn with Shishito

“From summer through fall, make this with corn on the cob; but in the winter, substitute 4 cups of frozen fire-roasted corn kernels,” Rachael says. “Simple white rice is great with both dishes.”

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Easiest Fish Tacos, Red Rice and Black Beans

Rachael builds her tacos on toasted corn tortillas with hot sauce-spiked crema, bright pico de gallo and crunchy cabbage slaw. If you can't find crema, you can use sour cream for the same tangy effect.

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BGT: Bacon, Guacamole and Tomato with Chips and Chorizo Jalapeno Poppers

If you’ve never added bacon to your guacamole, you seriously need to try it! It’s the ideal salty, crispy complement to the cool, creamy avocado mixture.

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PepperNOni Pizza and Antipast-NO Meat Salad

To save time in the kitchen, devote your efforts to what matters most. Take advantage of store-bought pizza dough, but make a classic tomato sauce from scratch. Rachael's version brings together Italian tomatoes, garlic and a bit of honey for balance. (But if you’re feeling adventurous, you can DIY the dough too!)

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"Big Night" Appetite

Believe it or not, you do have time to make a hearty Italian meat sauce on a busy weeknight! Once the ingredients are in the pan, Rachael’s beef-sausage sauce, laced with fragrant fresh rosemary and plenty of garlic, simmers for only 15 minutes.

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Steak Out, Italian Style

The juicy beef may be the main dish, but Rachael’s waffle fries are pure decadence on a plate. She crisps them up in the oven and then blankets them with the creamiest gorgonzola cheese sauce ever, along with chopped bacon and fresh chives.

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Fishwiches and Yogurt Tartar Sauce

When shopping for the fish for this recipe, look out for either lemon sole or tilapia. Rachael says that both will work well here. For the best flavor and texture, she opts for a mix of butter and oil when pan-frying the fillets.

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Chicken Yakitori and Rice

It’s all about the sauce here. With deeply savory dark soy sauce, spicy ginger and a mixture of brown sugar and garlic, it’s at once salty, sweet and a tad spicy — everything you crave and more.

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French Dip Cheeseburgers on Brioche Rolls with Crispy, Buttery Crushed Potatoes

Inspired by traditional French dip sandwiches, Rachael’s cheesy, onion-topped burgers are served with a side of warm beef broth for easy dipping.

Get the Recipe: French Dip Cheeseburgers on Brioche Rolls with Crispy, Buttery Crushed Potatoes

Dijon-Tarragon Chicken, Mashed Potatoes with Brie or Camembert and Rainbow Chard with Bacon and Leeks

See the gorgeous golden-brown color and the crispy crust Rachael has achieved on the chicken breasts? That’s thanks to a hot-hot cast-iron skillet. She uses the pan to not only sear the chicken but also to build the creamy, mustardy sauce, finished with tarragon just before serving.

Get the Recipe: Dijon-Tarragon Chicken, Mashed Potatoes with Brie or Camembert and Rainbow Chard with Bacon and Leeks