6 Last Minute Dinner Ideas

BY KRISTEN GARRIDO

Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

Cook spaghetti according to package instructions. In a skillet, sauté minced garlic and red pepper flakes in olive oil until fragrant.

Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

Toss cooked pasta with the garlic oil, adding chopped parsley and grated Parmesan cheese. Serve hot to get the best experience. 

Stir-Fry

Heat oil in a wok or skillet. Add sliced chicken, beef, or tofu and stir-fry until cooked through. Add your favorite vegetables like bell peppers, broccoli, and carrots.

Stir-Fry

Top it off with a splash of soy sauce and a sprinkle of sesame seeds. Serve by itself or over a bed of rice or noodles.

Quesadillas

Spread refried beans on a tortilla, top with shredded cheese, cooked chicken or beef, and sliced vegetables like bell peppers and onions.

Quesadillas

Fold the tortilla in half and cook in a skillet until crispy and cheese is melted. Serve with salsa and sour cream.

Pesto Pasta

Cook your choice of pasta according to package instructions. Toss with store-bought or homemade pesto sauce, it's up to you and your references. 

Pesto Pasta

You canal's add some cooked shrimp or chicken if you'd like protein in your meal. Garnish with grated Parmesan cheese and fresh basil.

Mediterranean Veggie Bowls

Arrange cooked quinoa or couscous in bowls and top with roasted vegetables like eggplant, bell peppers, and cherry tomatoes. 

Mediterranean Veggie Bowls

Add chickpeas, crumbled feta cheese, olives, and a drizzle of balsamic glaze.You can also add a splash of salt and pepper. 

Chicken Caesar Wraps

Fill large tortillas with sliced grilled chicken, romaine lettuce, Parmesan cheese, and Caesar dressing. Don;t be afraid to be generous with the dressing, 

Chicken Caesar Wraps

Once all the ingredients are in just roll up the tortilla tightly and slice into pinwheels for an easy handheld dinner.

When you don't have time, these easy and delicious recipes will help you in a pinch.