30 Minute Meals: Casseroles, Skillets and Soups

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Need some quick and easy dinner ideas? Here are 30 of our favorite 30 minute meals to help simplify your meal time. With a plethora of casseroles, skillets and soups there is truly something for everyone.

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Fall and winter are the perfect time for comfort food.  But, the holiday season keeps us so busy that it is tough to find the time to create our classic favorite comforting meals.  We receive a lot of emails asking for our help.  Well here you have it!  We have put together 30 comfort foods all ready in half an hour.

30 Minute Meals

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30 minute beer cheese chicken soup

25 Minute Bacon Beer Cheese Soup with Chicken – BACON.BEER.CHEESE.SOUP – You’re welcome.

pepperoni pizza bread bowl soup

Pepperoni Pizza Soup is like your favorite slice of pizza transformed. 
This fabulous recipe goes from prep to plate in just 30 minutes and all
in one pot. 

lasagna soup in bowl

30 Minute 3 Cheese Lasagna Soup – a thick and rich one pot soup.  Ready in just 30 minutes.  This classic comfort food has been transformed into your new favorite soup.

loaded potato soup in red bowl

Loaded Baked Potato Soup is now fully loaded and ready in just 20
minutes!  All the flavors of your favorite loaded baked potato come
together in your new favorite soup recipe.  Chunks of baked potato in a rich cheese soup are garnished with cheddar cheese, bacon crumbles and chives.

meatball and beef broth on a spoon

Light Italian Meatball Soup is loaded with veggies and lean meatballs cooked in a light tomato broth. Ready in just 30 minutes.

sausage and pepper soup in green bowl

Italian Sausage and Pepper Soup combines my favorite flavors in stuffed peppers and also sausage and peppers.  It goes from prep to plate in just 30 minutes.  Hot, sweet, pork, chicken or turkey this soup is for you!


30 Minute Hearty Italian Sausage Soup is loaded with basil, sausage and a few more ingredients to make this stick to your ribs soup! 

broccoli chese soup with chicken and rice in a bowl on the table

Broccoli Cheese Soup with Chicken is a scrumptious one pot meal that goes from prep to plate in 25 Minutes!

red bowl filled with homemade dumplings with chicken and vegetables

How does a thick and creamy 30 Minute Chicken and Dumplings sound? No, its not a dream, and no canned soup!

chicken noodle soup closeup

Homestyle Chicken Noodle Soup – hearty, flavorful and delish!  Its chock full of chicken, veggies and noodles on your plate in 25 Minutes!!!

bacon beer cheese soup in red crock

Bacon Cheese Beefy Beer Cheese Soup is loaded with thick cut bacon and seasoned ground beef in the most
scrumptious beer cheese soup.  One pot, 30 minutes and you have dinner.

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30 Minute Skillet Meals

closeup: skillet chicken pot pie

30 Minute Skillet Chicken Pot Pie features chunks of chicken cooked in a scrumptious creamy sauce with corn, carrots and peas.  A secret ingredient in the drop biscuits really take this dish over the top.  One skillet and 30 minutes until dinner.

beer bacon mac and cheese poured in a casserole dish

Beer Bacon Mac and Cheese is the ultimate comfort food.  This
restaurant quality recipe goes from prep to plate in just 25 minutes
and will certainly make the Mac and Cheese Hall of Fame.  I dare you to
try and eat just one bowl.

sausage gravy and drop biscuits in skillet

Sausage Gravy and Drop Biscuits Skillet is a 30 minute meal that is sure to make it into your permanent recipe file.  Flavorful saw mill gravy made with sausage and scrumptious biscuits that goes from prep to plate in 30 minutes.

skillet ziti

25 Minute Baked Ziti Skillet – one pan and 25 minutes are all that stand between you and a magical bite of Italian comfort food!

spicy mexican corn skillet meal with sausage in a bowl

25 Minute Spicy Mexican Corn Skillet with Sausage is an explosion of Mexican flavors all in one skillet!

super easy ground beef lasagna skillet meal

3 Cheese Skillet Lasagna, in 30 minutes! This 30-minute meal is packed with traditional Italian flavors, but it takes SO much less time to make!

mac and cheese with broccoli close up

20 Minute Broccoli Mac and Cheese is the easiest and cheesiest macaroni and cheese ever! Even better than a 30 minute meal, this one takes just 20 minutes to make!

overhead: chicken and pasta in skillet

Chicken Rigatoni contains all your favorite things about chicken parmesan in just 25 minutes!

italian skillet meals: serving up chicken parmesan pasta from the pan

This Chicken-Parmesan Pasta can be yours for dinner tonight with just 10 ingredients and in less than 30 minutes!

skillet ravioli and sausage

Skillet Ravioli with Sausage tastes like a fine Italian restaurant meal, but it’s one of the best 30 minute meals ever! Made in one skillet and half and hour! Cheesy and oh so delish!

30 Minute Casseroles and Bakes

baked pierogi with chicken

Cheesy Bacon Chicken Pierogi Bake made with a creamy bacon cheese sauce in just 30 minutes!  BACON.CHEESE.POTATOES!  It’s calling your name.

bowl of sun dried tomato chicken pasta

Italian Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta Bake is loaded with ooey gooey cheese, sun-dried and fresh grape tomatoes. Ready in just 30 minutes!

cheesy beef enchiladas in casserole dish

30-minute Cheesy Beef & Bean Enchiladas, perfect weeknight dinner, captures all my favorite flavors of the southwest on the table in no time

cheesy pesto chicken pasta casserole

30 Minute Cheesy Pesto and Chicken Pasta Bake is a fun spin on the the classic baked ziti that you and your family are going to go crazy over!

platter of mexican lasagna

Layer upon layer of drool worthy south-of-the-border flavors in this incredibly Simple Taco Lasagna.  Prep to plate in half an hour!

meat lover's pizza casserole

Meat Lovers Pizza Pasta Bake is loaded with your fav pizza toppings and tons of ooey gooey cheese! You might want to make two of these 30 minute meals!!

roasted pepper chicken bake

This 30 Minute Cheesy Chicken Pasta Bake goes from prep to plate in half an hour. A secret ingredient really makes this dish pop!

chicken and broccoli casserole

Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Casserole starts with a homemade creamy
chicken soup.  It’s one of our favorite 30 minute meals, and sure to be on
your monthly meal plan again and again.


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