36 Easy Ten Minute Meals: 10 Minute Dinners for Busy Days
Do you ever find yourself in a situation where you have no time to prepare dinner? Are you constantly searching for easy 10 minute meals that your family will love?
You know the feeling of wanting to avoid cooking after a long day, but don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen. And when school activities or nice weather hit there’s no escaping it! But that doesn’t have to be an excuse for eating ramen noodles every night again and again.
And we all love those lazy evenings at home without any worries – just Netflix binging away until you feel like getting dinner ready is too overwhelming so instead more often than not end up ordering takeout which can get pricey after a while especially if this becomes your go-to.
Nobody has time to cook a full meal anymore. These Easy Ten Minute Meals will help you save time while still having tasty food on your plate with minimal effort. So break out that cutting board because these recipes are going fast.
Why Should You Make Easy Ten Minute Meals?
– easy to prepare in a snap
– less than 30 minutes of active preparation time
– easy on the budget – with 15 dollars you can make an easy meal for two people, or four easy meals for one person. *(Side Note: These recipes are designed for low cost and convenience but we do not recommend this type of meal on a regular basis. A healthy, balanced diet is important!)
*(Side Note: These recipes are designed for low cost and convenience but we do not recommend this type of meal on a regular basis. A healthy, balanced diet is important!)
Easy Ten Minute Meals
Butter Beans With Tomato & Chorizo from Stonesoup
This dish is perfect for those on a busy weeknight. It’s hearty, but light enough to be comforting and satisfying without feeling heavy or weighing you down as the night goes on. Best of all, it only takes 10 minutes! With just 5 ingredients – chorizo beans (preferably Barilla), butter beans, tomato sauce by Barilla Arrabbiata pasta sauces with red wine vinegar and some freshly chopped chives thrown in- this meal comes together quickly for an easy dinner party appetizer that will leave your guests wanting more!
If you’re looking for a delicious meal that’s quick and easy to prepare, look no further than this recipe. It only takes ten minutes to make these burritos!
It doesn’t get much easier in the kitchen than when all your ingredients are prepared ahead of time, refrigerated, or frozen until ready to use as they come out fresh every time with zero prep work on your end. This burrito recipe can be enjoyed immediately or stored away in the freezer as a go-to dish any day of the week without breaking too much sweat – it really is one satisfying formula worth incorporating into weekly routines if not daily ones!
This sweet and savory one-pan meal is perfect for a quick weeknight dinner. I always keep chicken breast, rice vinegar, soy sauce, sugar snap peas in my fridge to whip up this dish any time of the day! If you want more vegetables or just are not keen on sugar snap peas (who can blame ya), swap them out with broccoli carrots, or red peppers – they all work well here.
Mini Taco Bar from Super Healthy Kids
It’s taco time! Try these easy and healthy tacos for a quick meal that will satisfy. Start with super simple three-ingredient, healthy meat which you can freeze in advance if needed. Get my nutrients up by using leafy greens instead of iceberg lettuce. Topping it off with cheese is always necessary as well as adding some color or flavor like cherry tomatoes and sliced olives.
10-Minute Sheet Pan Turkey Melts from Aberdeen’s Kitchen
It’s a speedy and easy way to get dinner on the table with minimal mess. The prep is so simple, it takes 5 minutes before you can be cooking! Just add 4 minutes of broiling time for crispy skin and an extra minute or two if adding lettuce (which we highly recommend). It makes cleanup even easier since everything cooks right in one pan that’s quick enough to throw into a dishwasher as soon as your meal is done. Plus, simple ingredients: turkey breast meat; hearty artisan bread; Dijon mustard; herbed cream cheese; butter lettuce and cheese.
Italian Chicken Wraps from Chelsea’s Messy Apron
Italian Wraps are the tastiest and quickest meal to assemble! Load tortillas with crisp lettuce, sweet tomatoes, creamy avocado, seasoned rotisserie chicken, and freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Get your favorite Italian dressing or olive oil for dipping at home so you can top off this amazing dish before bringing it on the go. These wraps make a perfect meal option that’ll satisfy any appetite without much work from you – just grab some fresh ingredients beforehand when going grocery shopping!
Lemon-Garlic Marinated Shrimp from Eating Well
This finger-licking shrimp recipe is perfect for a dinner party or date night. The 10 minute preparation time makes it easy to throw together in the morning and enjoy with your guest as soon as they arrive!
10 Minute Oven Baked Tostadas from Yellow Bliss Road
Tostadas are quick to make and so easy-to-please for the whole family, whether they like it spicy or not!
One of our go-to’s, when I want a simple but filling meal with minimal prep time, has always been oven-baked tostadas. The kids love this recipe and all their friends seem more willing to try something new if it’s served on these crunchy shells.
Portabello Pizzas from Cafe Delites
These quick, easy, and delicious pizzas use portobello mushroom caps for a thin crust that tastes just like real pizza without all of those pesky carbs! To make your experience even better try using sauces with different flavors such as garlic and herb. Add mozzarella cheese, cherry tomatoes, or any other toppings you can think up – it’s so hard not to get carried away when making these after enjoying their ease and taste!
Sheet Pan Beef and Broccoli from Averie Cooks
The flavor-packed Sheet Pan Chinese Beef and Broccoli will quickly become a family favorite. Toss the ingredients with soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic cloves, ginger root, and honey for an easy at-home version of this dish that is healthier than take out as well as faster! The broccoli reaches its perfect texture thanks to being baked in foil on a sheet pan; no need to clean multiple dishes afterward. Enjoy green onions sprinkled over top along with some added crunch from chopped peanuts or almonds if your craving strikes you just right before dinner time rolls around – it’s all up to you!
Avocado Tuna Salad from Wholesome Yum
Avocado tuna salad is a great way to get your paleo on because it has all the benefits of being avocado-based. This makes for an easy and creative dish that you can make in no time! The best part? It is kid-tested – so perfect for kids (or adults) who are picky eaters.
Quick & Easy Ramen Soup from Food by Jonister
Who knew that a quick and easy bowl of store-bought ramen could be so unhealthy? I never realized how bad instant ramen was for you until I found out about these hidden ingredients. Sodium, calories, saturated fat, and petroleum by product-these are all things most people try to avoid when trying to eat healthy.
Meet your new favorite ramen. This quick and easy Ramen uses only real and high-quality ingredients, but don’t worry about that because you’ll still get the cozy feeling in every bite! Get some high-quality noodles (I recommend organic or traditional Japanese), then add boiling water mixed with chicken broth to desired consistency before adding fresh veggies like broccoli, carrots, kale pasta for an extra veggie boost!
Almond Strawberry Spinach Salad from Wicked Spatula
This naturally sweetened, healthy Almond Strawberry Spinach Salad recipe is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. With poppy seed dressing and fresh strawberries as an added bonus, this salad will have you coming back for more!
This spinach strawberry salad with easy poppyseed dressing comes together in minutes – not bad if you’re strapped for time on your busy game day menu plan or looking for something refreshingly light that doesn’t sacrifice flavor!
Chopped Italian Antipasto Salad from Wholesome Yum
Here is the BEST chopped Italian antipasto salad recipe! See how to make a keto antipasto salad in just 10 minutes, with an antipasto dressing that’s packed with flavor. This flavorful Italian dish is perfect for all occasions and can be served as its own meal or paired up with your favorite main course. Any way you serve it, this diced-antipasto salad offers rich flavors of meats, cheeses and vegetables tossed together into one amazing side dish everyone will love at any gathering – whether they’re serving themselves or not!
Creamy Buffalo Chicken & Black Bean Quesadillas from Boys Ahoy
What do you feel like for dinner tonight? I’ve got the perfect meal. It’s tangy and a little spicy, but it has all of your favorite ingredients: chicken, black beans, wing sauce (the kind that comes in packets), sour cream…and even green onions! This dish is great on tacos or quesadillas. Why not get creative with these flavors? They’d be delicious as burritos or taquitos too. And if you don’t want anything heavy, just serve this filling up over some chips to create nachos instead.
Vegetarian Chickpea Gyros from Midwest Foodie
These chickpea gyros are the perfect quick vegetarian dinner for any night of the week. They only take 10 minutes to cook on your stovetop and only a few minutes prep time, so you can walk in the door from work with all those stressors behind you knowing that dinner is ready within 15 minutes! Plus it’s got everything your favorite Mediterranean flavors but vegan-friendly too – no meat necessary!
Crunchy Asian Ramon Noodle Salad from Gimme Some Oven
This Crunchy Ramen Noodle Salad recipe is a quick and easy dish to make, with the noodles tossed in a simple sesame vinaigrette. Perfect for picnics or potlucks! This crunchy noodle salad has all of your favorite ingredients- including ramen noodles, shrimp, cucumbers & peppers.
Curried Pistachio Chicken Salad from Street Smart Nutrition
Curried Pistachio Chicken Salad is a delicious and satisfying dish that can be eaten for lunch or dinner. This recipe has been adapted from the classic chicken salad with one key ingredient: pistachios!
Featuring sweet curry powder, pistachios add crunch to this already flavorful dish. In addition, you will see whole grain bread in order to boost fiber content without adding salt (which increases sodium).
Southwest Chicken Soup from Barefeet In The Kitchen
This Southwest Chicken Soup is loaded with all of our favorite Mexican flavors and slightly spicy. It’s packed full of juicy chicken, tomatoes, corn, black beans for color and flavor as well as a handful of cheese to top it off! The entire family gave this meal two thumbs up which means you need to get in the kitchen now before your own taste buds are begging for more!
This soup tastes like Mexico without having to leave home or spend hours cooking dinner. Loaded with chunks fresh tomatoes that give just enough spice while being balanced perfectly by sweetness from canned corn kernels alongside tender pieces on white meat skinless boneless cooked-chicken breast; delicious doesn’t even do justice when describing how good it makes any diner feel after each spoonful.
Quick & Easy Black Beans And Rice from The Perfect Pantry
It’s a quick and easy recipe that thrills the taste buds. Except for some fresh cilantro, everything in this version of classic black bean rice came from my pantry: canned beans, pre-cooked rice (from Chinese takeout or an earlier big batch), storebought sofrito to spice it up. Sometimes black beans are served alongside white jasmine but I know they’ll all combine into one delicious dish inside your tummy!
BBQ Chicken Pizza from Six Sisters’ Stuff
Cooking dinner should be a breeze, but sometimes it can feel like an uphill climb. The key to making dinner easy is having the right recipes and ingredients on hand that are quick and simple yet still delicious. This homemade BBQ Chicken Pizza in 10 Minutes recipe will provide you with all of these things – plus it takes just ten minutes! Take your pick from one of many different toppings or make this pizza exactly how we did here by combining mozzarella cheese, pre-cooked chicken breast strips marinated in BBQ sauce for 30 seconds then broiled into crispy perfection, pita breads crisped up under the oven’s heat until lightly browned around edges (pulse if using fresh dough), chopped tomatoes tossed with olive oil and salt.
Ultimate Grilled Reuben Sandwich from Olive
This recipe for a New York favourite has been adapted to be ready in just 10 minutes. It’s perfect when you want something salty, tangy and melty!
This is our ultimate take on a classic New Yorker favorite: hot dogs with sauerkraut & cheese. In less than ten minutes it’ll be time to enjoy that juicy beef, savory kraut and oozy cheese – the perfect indulgent supper for one person at any hour of day or night!
Chicken Tortilla Lettuce Wrap from Avery Cooks
Soft butter lettuce is elevated to a new level in these wraps, filled with taco-seasoned chicken, juicy tomatoes and corn, crisp bell peppers. Cheese rounds out the flavor profile of every bite. You can customize your wrap by adding black beans or salsa for an added layer of spice or guacamole if you’re feeling more indulgent that day!
Creamy Garlic Shrimp from Cafe Delites
This Creamy Garlic Shrimp with Parmesan will deliver an amazing dinner that’s quick and easy. You can make this shrimp recipe in less than 10 minutes, which is perfect for those nights when you’re short on time but want something fabulous to eat!
Turkey Taco Filling from Carolyn Williams
Who gets tired of eating the same thing for dinner? Enter: 10-Minute Dinner Base. You can make it, then serve to enjoy as a taco filling or over rice noodles at your leisure because everyone fixes their plate how they like it!
The Ultimate Avocado Sandwich from Hurry The Food Up
The avocado, especially tasty when mixed with a little salt and balsamic vinegar or lemon, is also responsible for some great nutrient intake. It’s no wonder that the Ultimate Avocado Sandwich has become such an iconic dish! This basic recipe consists of good base ingredients – ripe avocados, tomatoes, cheese and rocket (a type of wild lettuce) – layered on bread to create a juicy sandwich. A healthy condiment can be added as well like olive oil garlic paste which will add flavor without adding any fat content
The Ultimate Avocado Sandwich: Healthy yet satisfying lunchtime meal comprising layers upon layers sandwiched between two pieces of whole wheat toast; this hearty sandwich is a winner!
10-Minute Chili from Veggie On A Penny
This chili recipe is so simple you can make it in your sleep. Literally, all you have to do is dump the beans, tomatoes and crumbled vegetarian burger into a pot along with some corn (fresh or frozen) and spices like cumin and garlic powder. Stir until everything has heated through then serve on top of rice for an easy weeknight meal that’ll please even picky eaters!
Beef & Broccoli Stir Fry from Stonesoup
This beef and broccoli stir fry is a quick recipe that I love to whip up during the week. The fresh healthiness of vegetables in this dish make it comforting while being nutritious for us too!
Easy Nachos from Love From The Oven
Make quick, delicious and easy nachos at home in just minutes! This mouth-watering recipe is incredibly simple to make, and your friends or family will absolutely rave about the incredible results.
You can top them with any of your favorite ingredients – cheese sauce for example – but this particular recipe features ground turkey which gives it a hearty touch that you’ll love. One of the best things about nachos, aside from their dig-right-in appeal, is that they are very flexible when it comes to ingredients: think leftover beef chili on chips instead of beans one day; try adding veggies like peppers or tomatoes another time. It truly pays off when these tasty treats become dinner!
Cheese Ravioli Bake from Jen Schmidt
When you serve this beautiful dinner, hot out of the oven, paired with fresh salad and a loaf Italian bread suddenly no one will be hungry for anything else. This 10 minute meal is perfect to feed your family even on busy school nights when time seems to run short just like minutes do! With only three main ingredients it’s easy enough that anyone can make something exquisite in their own kitchen. The best part about this recipe is how flexible people are able culinary-wise; if you want change up some flavors there are so many ways to improvise on it without sacrificing quality or taste – but don’t worry too much because now everyone knows they have an amazing dish at home ready whenever they need it.
Chicken Pot Pie from How Does She?
There’s no need to get take-out on a busy night when you can whip up this delicious and easy recipe. To make your own chicken pot pie, start by gathering some canned ingredients from the store: cream soup, canned vegetables, canned chicken, and 1 package refrigerated crescent rolls come together to make a delicious but quick Chickem Pot Pie in 10 minutes!
Pasta With Garlic And Cheese from The Spruce Eats
Many people are intimidated by cooking. But this recipe for pasta with garlic and cheese is so simple, you’ll be making it again in no time at all! It’s kind of like a deconstructed pesto because we’re using parsley instead of basil (but if you want to use the more traditional herb, go ahead!). The thyme or oregano may seem too powerful when used in large quantities but don’t worry – they add great flavor without being overpowering. Basil can also work well here- just use less than what is written above as too much will make your dish taste different from everyone else who tries it
This super easy pasta dish has such delicious flavors that once you’ve tried them out there’ll be nothing stopping yourself from making this on repeat!
10-Minute Beef Stroganoff from Olive
Beef stroganoff is a comforting midweek meal. This version, with just 10 minutes of your preparation time and on the table in under 20 minutes total, will satisfy both you and any hungry guests without leaving anyone waiting for too long to eat. The more delicate noodles offer an excellent contrast against the rich sour cream sauce that coats tender slices of beef sirloin steak strips cooked until they are medium-rare perfection!
10-Minute Macaroni and Cheese from Serious Eats
I never thought I would be able to make macaroni and cheese from scratch, but this recipe has changed my mind. This dish cost me less than $5 for the three ingredients needed, yet it tastes like something that took hours of preparation time!
The simplicity of these instructions is what really drew me in. With only 3 easy steps – boil water for pasta, mix cheeses with milk (or heavy cream), add noodles- there’s no need to spend a lot on fancy kitchen equipment or even specialty items; just use whatever you already have!
We all know that being a mom is no easy task. There’s always something to be doing, and with kids who are just as busy we’re often left feeling like there aren’t enough hours in the day! It may seem impossible sometimes but I’m here to tell you it doesn’t have to feel this way! With these 10-minute meals for busy moms from your favorite food blogger, dinner will never again feel out of reach–and neither shall any other mealtime dilemma either because everything can get done so fast when they only take about ten minutes each.
Which one of these quick and healthy recipes do you think sounds best? What would make them even more appealing than before?