The Best 30 Minute Weekday Meals

Weekdays can be ruthless! The weekdays can be pure chaos between work, the house, and the kids! I am a huge fan of meal planning and 30 minute meals to alleviate those stressors and make dinner time a breeze.

Fajita vegetable bowls are topped with Mexican crema and cilantro for additional flavor and texture.
Loaded Vegetable Fajita Rice Bowl
These vegetable fajita rice bowls are ready in minutes and make for a great lunch the next day, too! The peppers are pan seared with delicious seasoning and topped with sour cream or table cream. This is the perfect Meatless Monday meal!
Broccoli cheddar mac and cheese is plated in a white bowl and is placed next to a bowl of cheese and a napkin.
Copy Cat Panera Broccoli Cheddar Mac and Cheese
Copy cat Panera broccoli cheddar mac and cheese is oozing with a delicious cheesy sauce that encases every noodle and broccoli floret. This crave-worthy meal is the perfect combo of mac and cheese and broccoli cheddar cheese soup.
The stir fry vegetables are laid on top of. abed of rice and topped with cilantro and sesame seeds.
Vegetable Stir Fry
This vegetable stir fry is loaded with a variety of vegetables and tossed in a tangy and delicious stir fry sauce for an easy, satisfying meal!
Easy Five Minute Marinara Sauce is scooped in a spoon to show texture.
Easy Five Minute Marinara Sauce
This easy five minute marinara sauce is made with vine ripened crushed tomatoes, basil, garlic, and onion to deliver the best tasting pasta sauce ever!
Chicken tortellini soup is plated in a white bowl and topped with fresh parsley for extra flavor.
Chicken Tortellini soup
Grandma Lee's famous chicken tortellini soup is ready in 30 minutes and is hearty, delicious, and healthy!
Creamy cajun chicken pasta is plated in a white bowl and topped with tomatoes and cheese.
Cajun Chicken Pasta
This creamy cajun chicken pasta is exploding with cheesy sauce, juicy chicken, fresh tomatoes, and so much flavor! This 20 minute meal will have the whole family coming back for more!
The salmon and asparagus is cooked in foil so it is juicy, flavorful, and delicious.
One Pan Lemon Dill Salmon and Asparagus
One pan lemon and dill salmon and asparagus is ready in under 20 minutes! Garlic, lemon, and dill make this dish taste fresh and delicious!
Juicy seared chicken breasts are plated in a white bowl and topped with sauce, cracked pepper, lemons and parsley.
Creamy Spinach and Artichoke Chicken Skillet
This creamy spinach and artichoke chicken skillet is made with juicy chicken breasts, fresh spinach, artichoke hearts and smothered in a cheesy, creamy sauce. It's an all in one easy 30 minute meal that makes dinner a breeze!
Chopsticks are grabbing a piece of teriyaki chicken in the bowl.
Chicken Teriyaki Rice Bowl
Chicken teriyaki rice bowls are put together in under 30 minutes and use a simple to make homemade teriyaki sauce that adds the perfect tang! These bowls are perfect for busy weekday family meals!
Smoky chickpea and kale rice bowl is plated in a white bowl and topped with small wedges of lemon for added color.
Smoky Chickpea and Kale Rice Bowl
Smoky chickpeas and kale are sauteed with aromatic spices for a deep flavor with a healthy twist. This vegan rice bowl is simple and delicious.
Green Goddess Tortellini Salad is mixed together and topped with parmesan cheese and plated in a white bowl.
Green Goddess Tortellini Salad
Tortellinis, fresh tomatoes, and asparagus are tossed in an herbal Green Goddess dressing and topped with parmesan cheese. This 20 minute meal meatless meal is how you get dinner done!


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Try this delicious and easy Sheet Pan Gnocchi Caprese with Asiago Spinach Sausage:

A spoon is scooping the gnocchi sheet pan mixture, which is topped with fresh basil.

Sheet Pan Gnocchi Caprese With Asiago Spinach Sausage

Sea Salt Savorings
This easy 30 minute sheet pan gnocchi is combined with a fresh Caprese, roasted tomatoes, and juicy asiago spinach sausage. This is the perfect quick and easy week day dinner!
5 from 37 votes
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 383 kcal


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb gnocchi
  • 2 links of Smart Chicken Organic Spinach Asiago Uncured Chicken Sausage sliced into 1/4" cuts
  • 1 pt cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella balls
  • 3 tbsp fresh basil chiffonade


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Combine the olive oil, gnocchi, sausage, tomatoes, and garlic salt in a bowl and stir to combine.
    The gnocchi, tomatoes, sausage, and olive oil are combined in a bowl and stirred.
  • Lay the mixed ingredients on a baking sheet and roast for 10-15 minutes, until the tomatoes burst. Once the sheet pan gnocchi is done cooking, add the mozzarella pearls and fresh basil. Mangia!
    The gnocchi, tomatoes, and sausage is roasted on a sheet pan, then topped with fresh basil.


Calories: 383kcalCarbohydrates: 47gProtein: 14gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 1423mgPotassium: 262mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 808IUVitamin C: 28mgCalcium: 83mgIron: 5mg

Nutrition values are estimates, for exact values consult a nutritionist.

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