20 Crazy-Easy Dinners You Can Make Fast

Rectangle 58

Hi, I'm Tina!

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.

Fit + Fueled

An in-depth, 4-week reverse dieting course for women who feel like their metabolism has slowed down, think they might have hormonal imbalance and can’t lose weight no matter what they do.
Get all the tools to take your physique into your hands. Over six-months, you’ll transform your life, mindset, and body in this program that’s part-course, part-coaching, and part-community.

I’m all about fast and easy dinners nowadays. I mean, it’s a bonus if it’s a crazy-easy dinner that you can make fast! 🙂 I don’t have the time (or energy) to make elaborate recipes anymore, so my favorite meals require minimal prep, not too many ingredients, and speedy cook times.

That said, here are 20 of my very favorite, go-recipes that are crazy-easy to make (if I can make them, anyone can!) and they come together in no time at all. Enjoy!

20 Crazy-Easy Dinners You Can Make Fast

FYI: A few of the recipes below require a little pre-planning, but if you’re a Sunday prep-er like I am, it won’t be an issue at all. If anything, your meals will come together even faster during the week!

Cheesy Garlic & Herb Brussels Sprouts with Sausage – I love this meal so much. It’s cheesy, nutritious, and filling– a perfect combo for dinner!

Deconstructed Shepherd’s Pie – Love Shepherd’s Pie and Trader Joe’s? You will love this recipe! And it comes together in no time at all!

Last-Minute Lasagna – An oldie, but goodie! You basically just layer ravioli, sauce, cheese, and spinach like you would lasagna and then pop it in the oven. Easy.

Chicken Bacon Alfredo – One of my favorite recipes ever. It requires a little pre-planning (cooking spaghetti squash), but once you have all of the ingredients ready to go, this meal comes together in minutes.

Avocado Chicken Salad – It doesn’t get easier than this! Just combine chunked chicken breast with mashed avocado and season with garlic powder, salt, and pepper.

Easy Crock Pot Chicken and Black Bean Taco Salad – This is a great recipe if you have a busy week ahead because it’s super easy to make and the leftovers are incredibly versatile!

Roast Chicken with Roasted Onions, Peppers, and Tomatoes – I love making this recipe when whole chickens go on sale at the grocery store. It’s such a budget-friendly recipe, and it always turns out well.

Prosciutto and Spinach Pizza – Craving pizza? This pizza pie comes together in under 15 minutes and, boy, is it tasty!

Garlic Mustard Drumsticks – You only need four ingredients to make these drumstick and the flavor is truly outstanding. Drumsticks were never so delicious!

5-Minute, Protein-Packed Vegetarian Stir Fry – Totally strapped for time? You’ll have this protein-packed stir fry on the tables in minutes!

Crock Pot Chicken Tortellini Soup – Set it and forget! Just throw the ingredients for this recipe in a crock pot and dinner is done!

Cheeseburger Casserole – This casserole really does taste like a cheeseburger, but it’s much lower in calories and fat. It also makes great leftovers!

Sweet Potato Quesadillas – Yum! If you like sweet potato, you will love this recipe. It’s guaranteed to become a favorite!

Chicken Ole – We love this recipe in our house! Made with just 5 ingredients and you probably have most of them in your kitchen already. Definitely give it a try!

Low-Calorie and Portion-Friendly Mac & Cheese – Who doesn’t love mac & cheese, right? In addition to being crazy-easy to make, this recipe is low in calories and portion-friendly.

Potato and Chorizo Dobladas – Oh, how I love this recipe. We make this one quite often in our house. It’s so delicious, comes together in no time (you just need to mash some potatoes ahead of time), and makes awesome leftovers.

Potato Chickpea Masala – This recipe is from my friend Monica at Run Eat Repeat. It’s incredibly easy to make and it’s a great vegetarian/Meatless Monday meal. It’s also one for the Trader Joe’s fans!

Turkey & Spinach Sweet Potato Hash – Made with ground turkey, sweet potatoes, and spinach, this meal is both nutritious and satisfying. I love eating it after a tough workout.

Soy-Glazed Fish – Intimidated by fish, but want to add more of it to your diet? (It’s so healthy!) This recipe is for you! It makes cooking fish insanely easy and delicious!

Sweet Potato Pizza Crust – A more nutritious pizza! Once the sweet potato crust is made, this dinner comes together in less than 10 minutes!

Question of the Day

What’s your favorite, go-to FAST dinner recipe? 

You Might Also Like


Join the community!

Get recipes, workouts. and discounts straight to your inbox for FREE!

Join The community

Get recipes, workouts. and discounts straight to your inbox for FREE!


© 2022 Carrots ‘N’ Cake. All Rights Reserved | An Elite CafeMedia Food Publisher | Funnel Build & Design by: Maria Filipina Co.