30 Minute Meals: 3 Easy One Pan Dinners to Make in 30 Minutes

30 minute meals easy one pan dinners

Isn’t it so satisfying when you save a little time? Especially when it comes to cooking dinner? If you’re looking for easy one pan dinners, chef and dietitian Michelle Dudash has three 30 minute meals to help you enjoy more free time.


1. Shredded Chicken Tacos

Let’s start our 30 minute meals with shredded chicken tacos. This chicken taco meat filling is going to become just as important in your house as traditional ground beef tacos. Tuck the chicken into soft, whole-grain tortillas or use it to top salads. This is one of those easy one pan dinners that’s super versatile. If you add extra broth and increase the spice measurements, you can also eat it like soup! Extend the recipe into even more servings by stirring in a can of black beans to round out the meal. This recipe tastes even better the next day and freezes well, too. Get the recipe here.


2. Simple Sloppy Joes

Next on our menu of easy one pan dinners is a healthier version of the sloppy Joe. The canned sloppy Joe mix that many of us grew up on contains 1 1/2 teaspoons (6 g) of added sugar per serving from high fructose corn syrup and sugar. We can do much better than that with Michelle’s guilt-free version. The secret natural sweetener here is 100% pomegranate juice, which contains antioxidants and no added sugar, adding a balanced pop of sweetness and tartness to recipes. Look for it in the refrigerated section. Get the recipe here.


3. Low-Carb Salmon Cakes

Let’s end our menu or 30 minute meals with a low-carb take on crab cakes: salmon cakes! This easy salmon cake recipe is a great way to use up leftover cooked salmon, especially during the summer months when wild Alaska salmon is in season. No leftovers? No problem. Many grocery stores now cook seafood for you while you shop! Or feel free to crack open canned salmon, using one 14-ounce can and one 7-ounce can, drained. The secret to making the patties low-carb is replacing bread crumbs with almond flour, which adds vitamin E, too. Serve the salmon cakes over a green salad or with creamy Dijon sauce. Get the recipe here.


Is your mouth watering yet? Now you’ve got three easy one pan dinners to make every day of the week.


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