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40 Meals You Can Make in 20 Minutes or Less

40 meals you can make in 20 minutes or less_edited-1 With a baby and a toddler underfoot, I don’t have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen. If you’re like me, you need simple, nutritious meals for your family that doesn’t require you to resort to pre-packaged, processed foods or carry-out. Eating healthy doesn’t have to fall by the wayside when you’re in a busy season of life!

My eBook, 20 Minute Meals , is filled with an entire month’s worth of 20 minute meals (complete with meal plans, grocery lists, and meal planning printables!).

But today I’m going to share with you some of my favorite 20 minute meals from around the web. I’ve got beef, chicken, fish, meatless, soups, salads, and more for you in this round-up. I’m telling you – these easy meals will save your sanity! 

There are so many times I’ve wanted to just order carry out, and there are even more times that the thought of making dinner makes me want to run from my house screaming, “Mercy!!!”

When you’re a mom of little ones or working outside the home, 20 minute meals are the only way to go . Sometimes they’re just the only way to go period (regardless of what season you’re in!).

So pull up a seat, grab yourself a cup of coffee or tea, and enjoy this list of easy meals that only take 20 minutes (or less)! Your life just got easier, my friend!

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20 Minute Chicken & Turkey Meals

Chicken Caesar Wrap @ Intentional By Grace

Herb Chicken Skillet @ The Humbled Homemaker

Jenni’s Famous Chicken Quesadilla @ Live Called

Creamy Pasta with Chicken Sausage and Veggies @ Joyful Thrifty Home

Chicken Diable @ Cake Student

Chicken, Bacon, & Avocado Chopped Salad @ Give Me Some Oven

Honey Balsamic Chicken @ Spark Recipes

Turkey Burgers with Zucchini and Carrot @ Real Simple

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20 Minute Beef Meals

Simple Spaghetti @ Intentional By Grace

Ultimate Nachos @ Keeper of the Home {it says 30 minutes, but I can get this done in 20!}

Creamy Green Chili Beef on Noodles @ Red and Honey

Ground Beef, Black Bean, and Cheddar Taquitos @ For the Love of Cooking

Ground Beef Tacos @ Delish Blog

Fried Round Steak @ The Pioneer Woman

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20 Minute Pork Meals

Pork Diane @ Intentional By Grace

Cheesy Sausage Pasta @ Yellow Bliss Road

Pizza Nachos @ Tasty Kitchen

Pan Seared Pork Chops with Dijon Butter Sauce @ Rock Recipes

Blueberry Balsamic Pork Chops @ Rock Recipes

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20 Minute Fish Meals

Lemon Pepper Pan-Seared Cod @ Intentional By Grace

Pan-Seared Curried Cod @ Intentional By Grace

Shrimp Scampi @ Intentional By Grace

Quick & Easy Fish Fingers @ Authentic Simplicity

Toasty Salmon Melts @ Authentic Simplicity

Tuna Pasta Salad @ Authentic Simplicity

Best Salmon Patties. Ever. @ Red and Honey {Grain-Free and Dairy-Free}

Salmon and Ravioli @ Better Homes and Gardens

Sweet Chili Rubbed Salmon Filets @ Nutritionist in the Kitch

Creamy Chicken and Vegetable Chowder

20 Minute Soup Meals

Creamy Chicken and Vegetable Chowder @ Intentional By Grace

Hearty Breakfast Soup @ Red and Honey

Quickest Chili in the West @ Life as Mom

Coconut Curry Soup @ Mel’s Kitchen Cafe

Cheeseburger Soup @ The Greenbacks Gal

20 Minute Meatless Meals

Any of these can be made into a more hearty meal by simply adding chicken, beef, sausage, etc.! 

Pasta with Spinach and Mushrooms @ The Humbled Homemaker

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad @ Keeper of the Home

Strawberry Feta Salad @ The Nourishing Home

Carrot Cheddar Sandwich @ The Nourishing Home

Avocado Egg Salad @ The Nourishing Home

Denver Scramble @ Life as Mom

Clean Eating Pizzadillas @ The Gracious Pantry

What is your favorite easy meal for busy nights? Share them with me in the comments!

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  1. This post is so helpful with my current season of life. I have a 3 1/2 month old little boy and I’m still learning the ropes on being a new mama and getting things rolling. Thanks so much for the wonderful things you share.