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Quick Dinner Ideas That Take 15 Minutes or Less!

Getting a homemade dinner on the table might not always be the easiest task. Right after having a newborn, I think my husband and I were probably getting takeout every.single.day. As you can imagine, we quickly got tired of our unhealthy ways. I’ve shared with you before how I love cooking in my crockpot and how it’s helped me make quick and easy meals. But in case you don’t own one, I also wanted to share some of my favorite dishes that only take 15 minutes or less to prepare.

From shrimp scampi to Latin-inspired dishes like paella, these are sure to become rotating favorites in your kitchen. Oh, and nobody has to know it only took you 15 minutes — it will be our little secret.

Scroll through to check out these quick dinner ideas that take 15 minutes or less!

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    Scroll through to check out these quick and easy recipe ideas that take no time at all!

  • Chorizo Tacos 2 of 11
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    Taco night is always a hit at the Ordonez household. These take only 15 minutes to make and are a nice twist to your usual steak or chicken tacos. 

    Make it here. 

  • Angel Hair Pasta with Buttered Veggies 3 of 11
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    I love pasta, and this recipe also includes healthy veggies for the kids! 

    Make it here. 

  • 15 Minute Paella 4 of 11
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    Couscous replaces rice in this 15-minute version of the Spanish classic. 

    Make it here. 

  • Sizzle Chicken with Pineapple 5 of 11
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    This sizzle chicken looks absolutely amazing. It also serves 4, making it a great family dish. 

    Make it here. 

     

  • Tamale Pie 6 of 11
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    A hearty tamale pie is only 15 minutes away with this recipe. 

    Make it here. 

  • Shrim Scampi in 5 Minutes 7 of 11
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    The Chew on ABC has some great 5-minute meals. This one is from Mario Batali, and I've actually made it before. It's flavor-packed and will have everyone rushing to the table. 

    Make it here. 

  • Kitchen Sink Quesadillas 8 of 11
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    Another one of my favorite Mexican dishes, these quesadillas are stuffed with beans, corn, salsa, and cheese — AND only take 15 minutes. 

    Make it here. 

  • Grilled Steak and Saffron Rice 9 of 11
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    How delicious does this look? You would never guess it can be made so quickly.

     

    Make it here. 

  • 10-Minute Blackened Tilapia 10 of 11
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    This is my quick go-to dinner when I'm in a crunch. It's super easy to make and has a nice kick. 

     

    Make it here. 

  • Sizzling Chicken Fajitas 11 of 11
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    A quick and easy chicken fajita recipe your family is sure to enjoy! 

    Make it here. 

Read more of Carmen’s writing on her fashion blog, Viva Fashion.

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