One quick thing about this post right off the bat: don’t read it while you’re hungry (like I just did). All of these recipes from Louisa look delicious, as always, but I think that the two pasta dishes look especially great. I’m always inclined to think that quick meals are likely to just be simple and boring. These seem to have a ton of flavor!
6 20-Minute Meals to Make for Dinner
Guest post by Louisa from Living Lou
In the summer, the amount of time I spend cooking goes down drastically. I love to be outside during this time of year—doesn’t everyone? While I tend to whip up a quick salad more often than not (I shared my favorite salad recipes a couple of weeks ago), there are times when I need something a little more substantial (or, I just get bored of salads).
Here are seven of my favorite quick recipes that are ready in 20-minutes or less—I promise!
Ready in under 20-minutes but loaded with flavor! Plus, these lettuce wraps are super healthy (I developed this recipe when I was on a healthy cleanse). I also find that lettuce wraps are a really great lighter option for burgers in the summer.
This recipe is one of my all-time favorites and it’s the perfect way to use fresh basil in the summer!
I spent a couple of weeks in Italy last summer and this recipe was inspired by the simple flavors found in their dishes. This recipe starts with a simple garlic oil with slow-cooked cherry tomatoes. It is such a delicious and summery pasta!
Are you sensing a bit of a theme? Shrimp is such a quick cooking ingredient that I always try to have a package in the freezer for quick last-minute dinners!
Clearly, pasta is one of my go-to dishes for busy nights! Grab a jar of pesto and a few favorite summery ingredients (asparagus, anyone?) and you are all set.
I’m not sure there is anything easier than a quick quesadilla for dinner. I always keep wraps in my freezer so I can whip up a quick quesadilla after a crazy day at work.