[PHOTOS] 13 Satisfyingly Delicious Dinner Preparations That Are Faster Than Take-Out

Don’t have a lot of time to spend on dinner? Try one of these speedy recipes that take just 20 minutes or less of hands-on work.

1. Tortellini Pasta Salad

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This salad is a less obvious use for frozen tortellini, and perfect for picnics when combined with summer vegetables and a simple Dijon vinaigrette. Recipe here

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2. Cornflake Crusted Grilled Peanut Butter And Jelly Sandwich

There is no age limit on loving grilled sandwiches for dinner (or is there?). Besides, who doesn't love nothing more than grilled sandwiches or plain toasts with canned soup for dinner? Recipe here

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3. Potato Kielbasa Skillet

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Smokey kielbasa steals the show in this hearty home-style all-in-one meal. This is perfect on those cold late fall and early winter nights. Recipe here

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4. Pear, Brie And Arugula Panini

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Success is all in how you build it. It's essential to layer cheese directly next to the bread on both sides. As it melts, it fuses with the bread and acts as a barrier from sogginess. Next comes pear, so it has the chance to get fully warm, and finally the arugula, which will just wilt. Recipe here

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5. Spanish Omelet With Potatoes And Chorizo

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This hearty omelet cooks in the oven, meaning you can throw together the simple side salad while it bakes. Recipe here

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6. Zucchini Pizza With Fresh Mozzarella And Basil Pesto

Spread pesto on pizza dough, add seasoned zucchini rounds, add cheese. Recipe here

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7. Beef-Stuffed Zucchini

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For a change of pace, substitute your favorite barbecue sauce for the marinara. Recipe here

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8. Garlic Shrimp With Basil, Tomato And Pepper Flakes

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In this quick and healthy meal, the sweet bursts of the grape tomatoes and fragrant basil bring to mind a summer picnic. Recipe here

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9. Spicy Salmon With Bok Choy And Rice

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Baste the salmon with a mixture of honey, soy sauce, and crushed red pepper while cooking to add a sweet and spicy glaze. Recipe here

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10. Thai-Style Fried Rice

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It's easy enough to make a basic fried rice—the kind with soy sauce, an egg and whatever vegetables are around. The main change in this dish is switching out the soy sauce for fish sauce, which adds a funky depth. Recipe here

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11.Chicken Curry In A Hurry

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Craving Indian food? Throw together this satisfying dish, which uses a rotisserie chicken to save time. Recipe here

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12. Breaded Pork Chops

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These traditional pork chops have a wonderful home-cooked flavor. The breading makes them crispy outside and tender and juicy inside. Why not treat your family to them tonight? Recipe here

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13. Fried Eggs With Mustard-Creamed Spinach And Breadcrumbs

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This breakfast-for-dinner takes spinach and wilts it down with cream, mustard, and thyme. It becomes the base for a simple fried egg, but the final flourish—homemade bread crumbs baked with mustard and mustard seeds—is what really makes it special. Recipe here

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