14 Quick Dinner Recipes in 20 Minutes or Less

Fried Eggs with Mustard-Creamed Spinach and Breadcrumbs

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. Get the recipe »


Every weeknight, our Dinner Tonight column serves up a different supper recipe. We understand, however, that not everybody is in a position to devote an hour on a weeknight to prepare soups or slower-cooked meats. That's why we've ventured into Dinner Tonight's archives to find meals that are both seriously quick and seriously tasty.

In this collection, you'll find 14 dishes that you can prepare in 20 minutes or less. That's faster than take-out! Dan dan noodles, Caesar salad, and more speedy dinners in this collection. See them all in the slideshow »

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Tortellini Pasta Salad
Amagansett Raw Corn, Tomato and Snap Pea Salad
Gung Bao Chicken
Pear, Brie and Arugula Panini
The Best Caesar Salad
Thai-Style Fried Rice
Creamy Asparagus, Basil, and Crème Fraîche Velouté
Sauteed Shrimp Tacos
Whole Wheat Linguine with Julienned Zucchini
Warm Fingerling Potato and Tuna Salad
Chicken with Sichuan Peppercorn Paste
Garlic Shrimp with Basil, Tomato and Pepper Flakes
Dan Dan Noodles
Thai-Style Minced Chicken with Basil and Chiles