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Try These 30-Minute Dinner Recipes

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Those lazy days of summer feel like a distant memory now that the chilly weather has arrived. Gone are the easy days of throwing burgers on the grill for a last-minute dinner solution. By now you've dusted off your oven mitts and moved dinner prep back indoors, which means a little more planning and preparation is required. So what do you do when you've got a hungry family to feed and nothing planned in advance? Fear not! We've got you covered with these top 10, foolproof 30-minute dinner recipes!

When you're scrambling for a quick and tasty dinner, nothing pleases a hungry crowd like pasta. And this delicious Roasted Red Pepper Pasta is an easy meal-in-a-bowl the whole family will love. We've taken fusilli coated in a creamy (yet cream-free) pesto-like sauce of roasted red pepper, sun-dried tomatoes, Parmesan, almonds and olive oil, mixed it with fresh green peas and topped it with ricotta and basil. Who could resist?

Looking for an excuse to dig in? These scrumptious Italian Sloppy Joes might be a mess-of-a-meal (three napkins required), but they're also chock full of richly flavoured beef that's sandwiched between crisp garlic buns and topped with cheese (three kinds!) and basil. Yes, this Italian twist on the American classic is guaranteed to serve up (sloppy) smiles!

Kids and kids at heart will love these crunchy, golden-brown Parmesan Chicken Fingers coated in a Parmesan-panko crust. Easy and family friendly, they are served up with a trio of delectable dipping sauces: honey mustard, creamy Parmesan and sweet ketchup. Something to satisfy everyone's tastebuds.

And be sure to check out the rest of our time-saving recipe ideas below. Bon appetite!

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    1. Parmesan Chicken Fingers with Dipping Trio
    These crunchy, golden-brown chicken fingers coated in a Parmesan-panko crust are easy and family friendly and served up with a trio of delectable dipping sauces: honey mustard, creamy Parmesan and sweet ketchup. GET THE RECIPE HERE
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    2. Easy Ramen Noodle Soup
    Quick to whip up, a flavorful chicken broth (thanks to the addition of ginger, garlic, soy and sake) is loaded with noodles and bok choy, elevating a student staple to a family favourite. GET THE RECIPE HERE
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    3. Chicken Parmesan
    Cheesy and moist, this super-quick version (less than 15 minutes) of Chicken Parm is healthy and hassle-free. GET THE RECIPE HERE
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    4. Italian Sloppy Joes
    Chock full of richly flavored beef that's sandwiched between crisp garlic buns and topped with cheese (three kinds!) and basil. GET THE RECIPE HERE
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    5. Spicy Quinoa Puttanesca
    This sultry, spicy, aromatic red sauce of olives, capers and garlic is scandalously good. GET THE RECIPE HERE
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    6. Crunchy Dill-Crusted Salmon
    Elegant and easy, this two-step crusted salmon, the ideal pairing of fish and dill, makes it effortless to keep perfect tempo. GET THE RECIPE HERE
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    7. Southwestern Chopped Chicken Salad
    A tasty combination of chunky avocado, roasted chicken, shredded cheese and crunchy tortilla chips all tossed in a spicy salsa dressing. GET THE RECIPE HERE
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    8. Juicy Herbed Chicken
    Juicy, tender chicken in an earthy, savory sauce of oregano, thyme and parsley. GET THE RECIPE HERE
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    9. Chicken Cobb Salad with Thousand Island Dressing
    A classic combo of chicken, bacon, avocado, eggs and blue cheese, all tossed in a creamy homemade Thousand Island dressing. GET THE RECIPE HERE
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    10. Roasted Red Pepper Pasta
    Fusilli coated in a creamy (yet cream-free) pesto-like sauce of roasted red pepper, sun-dried tomatoes, Parmesan, almonds and olive oil. Mixed with fresh green peas and topped with ricotta and basil. GET THE RECIPE HERE