With summer coming to an end, that means kids are back in school and the regular routine is back. As usual, houses are busy during the week and most of us are tired after a long day of work and don’t want to spend hours making dinner. We have compiled 8 quick dinner recipes under 30 minutes to feed and nourish yourselves without all the hassle. Simple and whole ingredients you and your family will love. If you’re lucky, you may even have leftovers for the next day.

  1. Mexican Pasta Bowl

This pasta dish will make you want a fiesta! Filled with warming spices like chili powder and cumin, and topped with avocado, sour cream, cheese and salsa, you’ll want to try this recipe for your next Mexican inspired meal!! Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 15 minutes

2. Bursting Tomato Pasta

Made with fresh basil, cherry tomatoes, garlic, a bit of olive oil and sea salt, and nutrient-rich nutritional yeast. Using fresh ingredients like basil and tasty cherry tomatoes will give you the best flavour. When you need to throw together something quick, it’s satisfying just as is. Prep time: 5 minutes | Cook time: 20 minutes

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3. Greek Pasta Salad

Skip the store-bough pasta salad and whip up a homemade version with this crowd-pleasing Greek pasta salad recipe. A flavourful and easy recipe made with healthy simple ingredients including fresh tomatoes, crunchy cucumbers, tangy Kalamata olives, pungent red onion and feta cheese. Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 10 minutes

4. Spicy Squash and Basil Pasta Bowl

Loaded with cloves of garlic and heat from chili flakes, this pasta dish comes with a kick! With sautéed summer squashes and zucchini, fresh basil and topped with grated parmesan, these flavours meddle together perfectly. Prep time: 5 minutes | Cook time: 25 minutes

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5. Peach Arugula Pasta Salad

If you get your hands on some fresh peaches, you must try this recipe! Grilled peaches in a salad? I know, sounds weird. The smoky flavour blends perfectly with the natural sweetness of peaches to deliver a delicious caramelized crunch. Combined with a vegan salad dressing, this vegan pasta salad is a great on its own or can be a side dish to any meal. Prep time: 5 minutes | Cook time: 15 minutes

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6. BLT Pasta Salad

This BLT pasta salad recipe is full of veggies, pasta and crispy bacon, all tossed in olive oil and seasonings. The perfect easy meal or side dish that’s great for potlucks, BBQs and get togethers. Switch the dressing with ranch to make it creamy! Prep time: 5 minutes | Cook time: 15 minutes

7. Chicken Curry Noodle Soup

Despite the speediness of this recipe’s assembly, it has amazing flavor: the richness of the coconut milk, the spice of the curry powder, and the tangy bite of the lime. You’ll want to keep this recipe close on a cold fall day.  Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 20 minutes

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8. Mac & Cheese

Baked macaroni and cheese doesn’t have to be complicated with layers of ingredients to be the soul-warming food you crave. With simple ingredients, topped with fresh parsley and broiled to perfection, nothing beats a classic mac and cheese! Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 15 minutes

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