The Pioneer Woman's Best 16-Minute Meals
Follow Ree's quickest recipes to get a delicious dinner on the table faster than you ever thought possible.
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Deconstructed Chicken Pot Pie
Cooking up comfort food doesn’t have to be a time-consuming process. For this Deconstructed Chicken Pot Pie, Ree prepares the filling in just one skillet and tops mini pot pies with frozen puff pastry.
Get the Recipe: Deconstructed Chicken Pot Pie
Pantry Pizza Pronto
Save time and start with a store-bought focaccia round to make Ree’s speedy pizzas. She tops them with toppings you probably already have at home, including provolone cheese, marinara sauce and olives.
Get the Recipe: Pantry Pizza Pronto
Ravioli a la Betsy
Ree whips up this quick-fix pasta dish with a classic tomato cream sauce and easy-to-cook shrimp.
Get the Recipe: Ravioli a la Betsy
Speedy Pork Scaloppini
A creamy lemon sauce dresses up breaded pork chops for a restaurant-quality meal that comes together in no time.
Get the Recipe: Speedy Pork Scaloppini
All you need is 16 minutes to turn out this hearty dish. A thick tomato mixture, flavored with red pepper flakes and oregano, makes for a bold steak sauce.
Get the Recipe: Steak Pizzaiola
This is one of Ree's favorite pasta dishes and it only takes 16 minutes to throw together.
Get the Recipe: Shrimp Scampi
Speedy Shrimp and Grits
Ree uses instant grits to take the time out of preparing this Southern classic.
Get the Recipe: Speedy Shrimp and Grits
Beef with Snow Peas
Why order take out when you can throw this quick meal together in minutes? A short bath in a super-flavorful marinade of soy sauce, sherry, cornstarch, brown sugar and ginger imparts deep flavor into the beef.
Get the Recipe: Beef with Snow Peas
This beef stroganoff comes together in a snap. Perfectly cooked sirloin tops a bed of buttery egg noodles for an easy weeknight meal.
Get the Recipe: Snappy Stroganoff
Pre-cut vegetables and taco seasoning make quesadillas an easy go-to weeknight meal. Fun fact: Quesadillas were Ree's #1 pregnancy craving with all of her children.
Get the Recipe: Chicken Quesadillas
Pork Chops with Wine and Garlic
Ree sears the pork chops for great color and then finishes them in the garlicky red wine sauce. Lemony green beans are the perfect counter-balance to the luscious sauce.
Get the Recipe: Pork Chops with Wine and Garlic
Chicken Florentine Pasta
Dinner for a crowd in only 16 minutes? Check. Ree brings the flavors you know and love in classic chicken Florentine, like spinach, white wine and tender chicken, into a hearty pasta dinner with juicy grape tomatoes and plenty of nutty Parmesan cheese.
Get the Recipe: Chicken Florentine Pasta
Skillet Chicken Lasagna
Ree substitutes farfalle for the lasagna noodles in this quick, comforting dish that come together in one pan.
Get the Recipe: Skillet Chicken Lasagna
Big Bad Beef Skewers
Stretch your use of top sirloin with these fantastic skewers. The beef is grilled with quartered zucchini, tomato and red onion. It’s all dressed with a tangy blue cheese sauce.
Get the Recipe: Big Bad Beef Skewers
Quick and Easy Roasted Red Pepper Pasta
Ree makes pantry magic with rigatoni, roasted red peppers and chicken stock in this fast meal.
Get the Recipe: Quick and Easy Roasted Red Pepper Pasta
Lighter Asian Noodle Salad
Ree lightens up her popular salad by substituting zucchini noodles for the traditional noodles.
Get the Recipe: Lighter Asian Noodle Salad
Lighter Taco Skillet
Ree substitutes ground turkey for the ground beef in this speedy skillet supper. She serves it with all the traditional taco fixings and lets everyone build their own plate.
Get the Recipe: Lighter Taco Skillet
Lighter Chicken Parmesan
Ree uses egg whites to bread the chicken and shallow fries it to save calories. A jar of good-quality marinara sauce saves lots of time.
Get the Recipe: Lighter Chicken Parmesan
All it takes is 15 minutes to turn out the bold flavors in this pasta. If you think you don't like anchovies, give them a chance here. The fillets are mashed with the garlic and briny Kalamata olives, and they essentially dissolve when cooking in the sauce, so all that remains is their umami flavor.
Get the Recipe: Pasta Puttanesca
Classic Tuna Melts
Ree adds artichoke hearts and olives to add a Mediterranean touch to this speedy, hot sandwich.
Get the Recipe: Classic Tuna Melts
Chicken Taco Salad
Ree seasons chicken breasts with packaged taco seasoning and saves time by doctoring up bottled Ranch dressing with salsa and cilantro for this speedy lunch.
Get the Recipe: Chicken Taco Salad
Spicy Cauliflower Stir Fry
The healthy dish comes together in minutes. Serve it over rice for complete meal.
Get the Recipe: Spicy Cauliflower Stir-Fry
Pesto Chicken Skillet Supper
If you’ve got 16 mintues, try this Pesto Chicken Skillet Supper. Boneless, skinless chicken breasts get tossed together with a medley of colorful vegetables and dressed in a pesto cream.
Get the Recipe: Pesto Chicken Skillet Supper
Kickin’ Shrimp and Pineapple Flatbreads
These flatbreads are absolutely incredible. Sautéed shrimp and fresh pineapple sit atop warm naan with Monterey Jack and crumbled feta. Simple and delicious.
Get the Recipe: Kickin' Shrimp and Pineapple Flatbreads
Thai Beef with Peppers
A quick marinade adds tons of flavor to the beef and then cooks down with the vegetables into a delicious sauce.
Get the Recipe: Thai Beef with Peppers