10 Simple Meals for Dinner in 25 Minutes or Less!

10 Simple Meals for Dinner in 25 Minutes or Less!

You’ve worked your butt off all day, you’re tired, the kids are tired, your partner is tired, even the dog is tired and you’ve got to cook dinner. 

You’ve checked the freezer for easy meals – nothing.. Urrgghhh. That means you actually have to cook! Then again, that doesn’t necessarily mean slaving in your kitchen for hours. Here are some simple meals for dinner in 25 minutes or less. Quick and easy recipes with no fancy ingredients are perfect for when you don’t feel like cooking!

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1. Sausage and Potato Sheet Pan Tray Bake

I love this recipe – just shove it all on a tray – add a bit of seasoning and in 25 minutes – you have a full, delicious meal. So easy!

Sausage and Potato One Tray Bake

2. Vegetable Fritters

They are easy, good for you and the kids love them.  Takes about 15 minutes to put together, and 5 minutes to cook.  Best of all – serve on their own!

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3.  Bangers & Mash

This is actually one of my favourite dinner recipes.  Cook the sausages in a moderate oven for 20 minutes until cooked (or you can grill or BBQ them!)  Serve with mashed potato and gravy. Will take about 20 minutes all up if you put the potatoes on at the same time you put the sausages in the oven! Throw some onion rings in the gravy if you have the time for an even more delicious meal!

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4.  Fried Rice

Got some leftover meat in the fridge?  Cut it up finely, throw it in a fry pan with some onion and a hand full of frozen veggies, add some cooked rice (takes 10 minutes in the microwave) – add some soy sauce and your done!  All up – 15 minutes!

Grab the recipe here!

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5.  Home Made Pizza

Got some pitta bread or some pre-made pizza dough in the freezer?  Then you have a meal!  If you have no pizza sauce, just use Tomato or BBQ sauce as a base, throw any leftover meats, capsicum, onion, cheese – whatever you have.  Place under the grill for about 7 minutes – and you’re done!!

Grab the recipe for two-ingredient pizza dough here

10 Simple Meals for Dinner in 25 Minutes or Less! | Stay At Home Mum

6.  Beef Chow Mein

Got some mince – then try this cheaters recipe for dinner (click on the link!).  Provided you have all the ingredients in the house – it will honestly take less than 10 minutes to get the meal on the table.  Just use the vegies you have on hand – it’s especially good with cabbage!

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7.  Corn Chip Casserole

Great for the kids – easy for you!

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Corn Chip Casserole

8.  Impossible Pie

I love this recipe – you throw all the ingredients in together – and out comes a quiche with ready-made pastry – it’s a miracle!

Grab the recipe here!

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9.  San Chow Bow Rolls with Sauce

Super healthy, quick to throw together and totally delicious – this should be a part of every busy family’s weeknight meal plan!

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San Choy Bow Rolls with Sauce

10. Leftover Pasta Bake

These are quick and easy plus really filling and you can add veggies – try Bacon Macaroni Pasta Bake or Leftover Pasta Bake!

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What do you cook when you don’t feel like it? Tell us some of your favourite recipes for dinner!

For more great dinner recipe ideas, visit the Stay at Home Mum recipes portal!

Jody Allen
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Jody Allen is the founder of Stay at Home Mum. Jody is a five-time published author with Penguin Random House and is the current Suzuki Queensland Amb...Read Moreassador. Read Less

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