7 of Our Favorite 15-Minute Meals


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Even on your busiest nights, you always have time for a home-cooked meal--as long as you plan ahead for such occasions.

Here are a week's worth of meals that are ready in less time than it would take to round up the family's fast-food order and drive through for burgers and fries. Some of these meals are so simple they don't require a recipe and allow you to customize them based on what's in your fridge, freezer, and pantry.

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  • 14
    :) - 8/25/2017   6:39:12 AM
  • 13
    Love these! Thanks! - 8/1/2017   9:54:49 AM
  • 12
    link is not working. :( - 2/20/2017   1:19:57 PM
  • 11
    I keep forgetting to tell myself that breakfast doesn't have to be "breakfast" and dinner, "dinner." Eggs for the evening meal is an excellent choice and for those of us who don't have to rush in the A.M. it's easier to fix a meal then. In the evening, when we're busier - or just don't want to eat as much - a breakfast plate, be it eggs, oatmeal, pancakes or waffles - is a quick, easy fix. - 6/6/2015   1:20:12 PM
  • 10
    My 15 min meal is a slow cooker!

    - 7/2/2012   7:42:12 AM
    fritattas are my go to meal when im in a pinch and want to make something i can eat for more than 1 meal. i use half whole eggs half egg whites. some greens, cheese and what ever other veggies sound good or are available. you can even add potaotes or cooked rice to make it a 1 dish meal - 6/30/2012   8:14:36 PM
  • 8
    Stir frys are a great way to clean out the fridge - 6/30/2012   4:47:15 PM
  • 7
    Love stir frys! So easy and versatile. We eat at least one stir fry a week and it never feels repetitive. Just change out the protein, vegetables and sauce. Quick to prep, quick to cook, no cooking skills necessary. This is my way of cooking! - 6/30/2012   1:50:50 PM
  • 6
    Thanks, that is really awesome. I'd love more of these. - 6/30/2012   1:33:47 PM
  • 5
    Stir fries are definitely my go to quick meals. For me, it's my "what do I have left over and need to use up" meal. Despite it being the "garbage" meal, it always winds up mighty tasty. - 6/30/2012   11:24:01 AM
  • 4
    Thanks for providing us a week's worth of meal plans - so important and so handy! Keep up the great work, SP - helping us create new healthy lifestyles. - 6/30/2012   9:02:06 AM
  • 3
    After raising five children, I hate to cook. - 6/30/2012   7:42:41 AM
    wow gret idea to save time on planing wat to cook ,makes work easier for working women - 6/30/2012   3:21:00 AM
  • 1
    What a great idea! Planning ahead really does help when making meals. Thanks! - 6/30/2012   12:08:33 AM

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