20 Healthy 30-Minute Dinners for Busy Fall Nights

Kristen Bousquet
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Time is one thing most of us don’t have enough of—especially during fall, when vacation season is over and life is back in full swing. After a long day at work, the last thing we want to do is slave away in the kitchen cooking dinner for an hour or more. That’s why these 30-minute healthy, easy fall meals are absolute life-savers.

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From simple Asian tacos with ginger beef and peanut sauce to three-ingredient creamy tomato shells, just because these recipes are quick doesn’t mean they’re boring or unhealthy. In fact, if you didn’t know it already, you’re about to discover that half-hour meals can be miraculously nutritious and yummy.

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Check out 20 of our favorite 30-minute fall dinners ahead, and don’t forget to bookmark or Pin them so that next time you’re just too tired to deal on a weeknight, you’ll have one of these gems on hand.

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SYLECASTER | 30 Minute Fall Dinners | Asian Tacos with Ginger Beef and Peanut Sauce
Asian Tacos with Ginger Beef and Peanut Sauce
Photo: Sweet Peas and Saffron
SYLECASTER | 30 Minute Fall Dinners | 30-Minute Caprese Chicken
30-Minute Caprese Chicken
Photo: Foodie Crush
SYLECASTER | 30 Minute Fall Dinners | Potato Soup
Potato Soup
Photo: Gimme Some Oven
SYLECASTER | 30 Minute Fall Dinners | Three-Ingredient Creamy Tomato Shells
Three-Ingredient Creamy Tomato Shells
Photo: Pinch of Yum
SYLECASTER | 30 Minute Fall Dinners | Watercress, Leek, Cheddar, and Sourdough Gratin
Watercress, Leek, Cheddar, and Sourdough Gratin
Photo: Top with Cinnamon
SYLECASTER | 30 Minute Fall Dinners | Best Easy Italian Pasta Salad
Best Easy Italian Pasta Salad
Photo: Pinch of Yum
SYLECASTER | 30 Minute Fall Dinners | Sheet Pan Winter Buddha Bowls with Tahini Sauce
Sheet Pan Winter Buddha Bowls with Tahini Sauce
Photo: Yummy Mummy Kitchen
SYLECASTER | 30 Minute Fall Dinners | 30-Minute Garlic Parmesan Pasta with Crispy Chicken
30-Minute Garlic Parmesan Pasta with Crispy Chicken
Photo: Eat Cake for Dinner
SYLECASTER | 30 Minute Fall Dinners | 30 Minute Mozzarella Chicken in Homemade Tomato Sauce
30 Minute Mozzarella Chicken in Homemade Tomato Sauce
Photo: Little Spice Jar
SYLECASTER | 30 Minute Fall Dinners | Sheet Pan Chicken Stir Fry
Sheet Pan Chicken Stir Fry
Photo: Diethood
SYLECASTER | 30 Minute Fall Dinners | Easy Cashew Chicken
Easy Cashew Chicken
Photo: Mom on Timeout
SYLECASTER | 30 Minute Fall Dinners | California Veggie Grilled Chicken Pasta Bowls
California Veggie Grilled Chicken Pasta Bowls
Photo: Whole and Heavenly Oven
SYLECASTER | 30 Minute Fall Dinners | Pan Seared Salmon
Pan Seared Salmon
Photo: The Cozy Apron
SYLECASTER | 30 Minute Fall Dinners | Southwestern Turkey Burgers
Southwestern Turkey Burgers
Photo: Mariah's Pleasing Plates
SYLECASTER | 30 Minute Fall Dinners | Tuscan Kale & Sun Dried Tomato Chicken Sausage Gnocchi
Tuscan Kale & Sun Dried Tomato Chicken Sausage Gnocchi
Photo: With Salt and Wit
SYLECASTER | 30 Minute Fall Dinners | Strawberry Arugula Salad with Steak & Balsamic Vinaigarette
Strawberry Arugula Salad with Steak & Balsamic Vinaigarette
Photo: Sweet Peas and Saffron
SYLECASTER | 30 Minute Fall Dinners | Cajun Shrimp Tostadas
Cajun Shrimp Tostadas
Photo: Maebells
SYLECASTER | 30 Minute Fall Dinners | Butternut Squash and Black Bean Enchilada Skillet
Butternut Squash and Black Bean Enchilada Skillet
Photo: Ambitious Kitchen
SYLECASTER | 30 Minute Fall Dinners | Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Photo: Creme de la Crumb
SYLECASTER | 30 Minute Fall Dinners | Sausage Asparagus Quinoa Pasta
Sausage Asparagus Quinoa Pasta
Photo: Primavera Kitchen

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  • SYLECASTER | 30 Minute Fall Dinners | California Veggie Grilled Chicken Pasta Bowls
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  • SYLECASTER | 30 Minute Fall Dinners | Southwestern Turkey Burgers
  • SYLECASTER | 30 Minute Fall Dinners | Tuscan Kale & Sun Dried Tomato Chicken Sausage Gnocchi
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