7 Fast Meals in Under 30 Minutes

Your day is going like any other day when you start thinking about the next meal. It’s a casual thought with no urgency in deciding what to make, a process you go through every day. Today, however, this thought has decided to stick with you. Ideas flash behind your eyes and your stomach begins to growl as it demands all of these foods. It’s a day where you need a meal in as short a time as possible. Here are 7 meals ready in under 30 minutes. 

Whole Wheat Fettuccine Alfredo 

How fancy and simple! Using Greek yogurt as the base for the classic alfredo cheese sauce gives not only a rich and creamy texture, but a quick and tasty topping. Use your choice of pasta and prepare your alfredo sauce while your pasta cooks for a faster turnaround. 

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B.K.G.T Griller (Bacon, Kale, Gouda and Tomato) 

Do you need an updated grilled cheese tonight? Gouda cheese has a rich, unique flavor and smooth texture, making it perfect for hot sandwiches. Once the bacon is cooked and the tomatoes are sliced, your meal will be ready in minutes. Now all you need is a side of soup to dip your bread into.

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Beef Burrito with Pepper Jack Cheese and Black Beans 

When do burritos NOT hit the spot? Whether making for tonight or preparing options for snacks, you’ll say “yum” after the first bite. These cheesy beef burritos are easy to prepare and quick to heat up in a microwave when you need an immediate meal. 

One-Pot Creamy Veggie Pasta

A quick to make meal with minimal cleanup, this recipe is already tempting before you even realize how simple it is to make– just slice, combine, and cook. Combining thick cream and milk with comforting flavors like garlic, mushrooms, and cherry tomatoes with plenty of cheese and linguine pasta, this easy meal is bursting with flavor.

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Monterey Jack Pita Pizza 

Pineapple on pizza fans, we have the must-have recipe to appease your growling stomach. Use whole-wheat pita bread instead of the usual pizza crust and top with chicken, Monterey Jack cheese, pineapple, onions, and parsley. You can use leftover chicken or a rotisserie chicken picked up from the deli section on your way home. 

Strawberry Brie Grilled Cheese Sandwich 

This grilled cheese sandwich is a cheesy spin on the classic spinach and strawberry salad that brings a spring feel to any meal. Prepare thinly sliced strawberries and the rest of your prep time is assembly. The store-bought basil pesto makes it a cinch to prepare. 

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Fish Tacos with Mango-Lime Crema 

If this list doesn’t convince you to make quick meals with Greek yogurt, what will? The thick texture of Greek yogurt makes a good Mexican crema, combined with lime zest, cilantro, and fruits like mango or avocado.  

These recipes provide plenty of filling dairy in a tasty meal to satisfy your stomach fast. Now it’s up to you to choose which to try. To make choosing from these delicious options even harder, there are more dairy recipes here. Good luck! 

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