15 Meals in 15 Minutes (or less!)

No time?  No problem. Here are 15 meals that can be made, mostly from scratch, in just 15 minutes!

life-gets-in-the-way-but-dinner-doesnt-have-to-suffer-make-dinner-nearly-from-scratch-in-15-minutes-or-less-2Can we just talk about how amazing and life saving fast, homemade meals are?  Especially ones that can be made in 15 minutes- fast food, our way.  We’re -hopefully- wrapping up a crazy move with our 5 month old baby because, well, we apparently didn’t get the memo that you’re supposed to buy the house before the baby.  And if you think moving in general is pretty painful, well take that pain and multiply it by a gazillion and that’s what it’s like moving with an infant – especially when you have the genius idea to try to do some minor renovations during the move. Yup. We’re idiots.  >face palm< 

In any case, to say time is precious would be the understatement of the year.  Enter, the 15 minutes or less meal which has helped prevent me from saying mean things I didn’t really mean out of hunger, countless times. 😉

Enjoy!  15-minute-mushroom-spaghetti-aglio-olio-1024x1024-4 15 Minute Mushroom Spaghetti Aglio Olio from My Food Story.  Have some dried pasta left over from your last fresh pasta making mission?  Then you’ve got yourself this amazing dish from scratch in under 15 minutes.  Otherwise you can cheat like we did and just buy boxed pasta; it was so worth it.nachosCan I just say that nachos done right are totally a full meal and an acceptable dinner?  Especially these Easy Loaded Mexican Nachos from Isabel Eats. chickpea-broccoli-bowlsChickpea Broccoli Bowls from Umami Girl.  I love big beautiful bowls like this and also whenever I can use some of our Dijon Mustard from scratch in a vinaigrette! black-bean-burgers-640x960 Super Quick Vegan Black Bean Burgers from Lauren Caris Cooks.  Whoa.  Now we’re not vegans in this household but let me tell you I love a great veggie burger like this one!  Put it between a 30 minute Hamburger Bun from scratch and you wont even miss the meat. kimchi-fried-rice-final_-large_10 Minute Kimchi Fried Rice from Kimchi Chick. Have some leftover cooked rice you need to use up?  Boom.  Dinner.zoodles-pesto-prawns-5Pesto Zucchini Noodles from The Petite Cook.  I’m definitely asking Santa for a spiralizer because I need more zucchini noodles in my life, STAT.15-min-thai-red-prawn-curry-22-680x90015 Minute Thai Red Prawn Curry from Recipes from A Pantry.  Use some of that Chicken Stock from scratch for this one! 5r1a2635Honey Garlic Salmon from Little Sunny Kitchen.  Looovvee a dish like this that highlights instead of hiding the rich salmon flavor. 12-minute-schnitzel_212 Minute Chicken Schnitzel  from Spend with Pennies.  12 minutes!  Use some of that Mayo from scratch that you have in your fridge, too!dsc_025415 Minute Four Cheese Pasta from Passion for Savings.  Is there anything better than pasta and cheese together in one bowl?  Nope.shiitake-riced-cauliflower-risotto-topShitake Mushroom Riced Cauliflower Risotto from Fearless Dining.  Risotto is not a 15 minute meal… until now!  Hellooo riced cauliflower!  You can either buy it riced, or rice your own!honey-garlic-and-black-pepper-chinese-beef-1915 Minute Honey Pepper Beef Stir Fry from The Chunky Chef.  Wrap it up in some lettuce and bam!  A healthy delicious meal in 15 minutes!  No Chinese cooking wine?  No problem, use some of the Beef Stock from scratch you have! 😉 
cauliflower-rice-tabbouleh-recipe-767x1200Cauliflower and Rice Tabbouleh from Cinnamon and Coriander.  Did you have making your own cauliflower rice down yet?  Then whip up this fun spin on Tabbouleh!
golden-beet-potato-and-arugula-salad-with-tarragon-vinaigrette-6803Golden Beet Potato and Arugula Salad with Tarragon Vinaigrette  from Rhubarbarians.  I have been on a serious arugula kick lately and the addition of the potato and beets makes this a super hearty salad.
Just 15 minutes and 6 ingredients is all you need for this super easy, flavorful, rice noodle side dish!Finally, one of my favorites and a go to in this house, 15 Minute Garlic Fried Noodles.  Because the words garlic, fried, and 15 minutes should be used together way more often.

Happy 15 minute or less cooking, friends!

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