Easy 30 Minute Meals

Looking for quick meals to have on the table in 30 minutes or less for your busy weeknights? Look no further! This round-up is full of delicious skillet recipes, pasta recipes, chicken recipes and more!

We are all busy; whether it be with taking your kids to soccer, hockey or dance, as well as our daily commutes (argh)… I don’t know about you, but it feels like the day goes so slowly but as soon as it’s time to start dinner my time seems to warp into super fast mode and next thing I know it’s 7 pm and I still don’t have anything on the table.

I thought I would reach out to some of my favorite blogger friends and see what recipes they had to share that could be whipped up for a quick weeknight dinner that don’t require a ton of ingredients, and best of all, are ready and on your table in 30 minutes or less! So, let’s get started shall we?

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Easy Corned Beef Dip Recipe

The perfect dip for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, your next party and any other time you need a deliciously creamy dip for veggies! The crumbled corned beef is combined with fresh herbs, onions, sour cream and mayo to create a dip recipe that is unlike any you’ve had before.

We are always looking for new dip recipes for veggies since we entertain A LOT, and I realized that there really isn’t a specific dip that is meant for St. Patrick’s Day – or really many that use canned corned beef (a favorite of mine from childhood!).

If you are looking for easy and delicious then this is definitely the dip for you – it takes 5 minutes to put together and makes enough for a large event! Who doesn’t love a quick and easy recipe when you have a million other things to do and get ready?!

White bowl of corned beef dip with fresh parsley on top
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EASY Weeknight Meals from Hello Fresh + Discount Code!

I received my first box from Hello Fresh in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. 

Who else struggles with making dinner during the week?! I swear to you by Wednesday I am done with my kitchen and want nothing more than to just sit down with my feet up and watch my hubby cook a meal. We decided to start looking into Food Subscription Boxes as a way to help alleviate some of the weekday stress.


My hubby and I have complete opposite work schedules so we rarely get to sit down before 8 pm to eat so when we got our Hello Fresh box I was so excited to see that they were meals that were ready in 30 minutes or less and literally needed nothing more than some rough chopping and cooking (everything else is done for you…YES!). And as a BONUS for you guys Hello Fresh has given me a DISCOUNT CODE for $30 off your first 2 boxes, look for it below!!

There are a few different options you can choose from, depending on what you are looking for in your meals (i.e. the Veggie Plan if you are looking for Vegetariain friendly meals and the Family Plan for easy kid-approved recipes). We received The Family Plan and received 3 delicious meals that took little time to cook! (See our meals below). The meals change up every week, and you can even see a sneak peak on their site before you order.

Pan Seared Steak with Crispy Potato Salad

Pan Seared Steak with Crispy Potato Salad



Pulled Chicken Sliders with Tangy Cabbage Slaw

Pulled Chicken Sliders with Tangy Cabbage Slaw

Italian Sausage with Veggie Succotash and Orzo

Italian Sausage with Veggie Succotash and Orzo

What we LOVED about our Hello Fresh Box:
  • Fresh ingredients delivered right to our door (in a cooler box to keep everything cold, no need to worry if you aren’t home to receive the box!).
  • Each recipe has a handy recipe card with instructions on how to make the meal
  • Ingredients are pre-measured for you, no guesswork on how much to add (which means you won’t have a dressing that is vinegar loaded or a sauce that is as thin as soup!)
  • All the meat is antibiotic and hormone free (seriously the BEST tasting meat we have had in awhile!)
  • No need to go to the grocery store and drag your screaming toddlers with you
  • The flavors were incredible, there was not a single dish we didn’t like (and I am somewhat of a picky eater)
  • The box sizes of each meal were PERFECT to slide right into the fridge, it’s like they planned it or something 😉
  • CONVENIENCE, I can’t tell you how nice it was to just open the fridge and know what we were making (no more “ooops I forgot to take the meat out of the freezer…is pasta okay AGAIN!?”)


Remember to use code ” OLIVE60 ” at checkout to save $30 on your first two boxes!! The code is good until the end of this year (December 31, 2017) and applies to Canadian residents.

Go check out Hello Fresh now to see the plans offered and get ready to make mealtime easier!

Dinnertime can be easy again! Hello Fresh provides fresh ingredients and easy meals shipped right to your door, and most meals are ready in under 30 minutes!

Dinnertime can be easy again! Hello Fresh provides fresh ingredients and easy meals shipped right to your door, and most meals are ready in under 30 minutes!