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Chicken Parmesan. Linda Larsen

I have lots of quick recipes on the site, and they are all foolproof and delicious. My Start With ... series helps you make dinner using what you have on hand.  Let's combine them with this new series: Quick, Quicker, Quickest!  

Whether you have 45 minutes, 30 minutes, or 20 minutes (or less) to make dinner, these easy recipes will come to the rescue. If you only have 20 minutes before you want to eat, choose the quickest recipe.

For a more leisurely dinner, pick the 30 minute recipe! You get the idea.

Enjoy these easy recipes and save even more time in the kitchen!

Quick Quicker Quickest

Chicken Breasts

  • Quick: Chicken Parmesan
    This wonderful and foolproof recipe takes 45 minutes, start to finish. While the chicken is in the oven, steam some asparagus and toast some garlic bread for a wonderful complete dinner.
  • Quickest: Grilled Chicken Bruschetta
    Use chicken instead of bread to make a quick and flavorful dinner in under 20 minutes. Yum.



  • Quickest: Creamy Tomato Pasta
    Just five ingredients make a rich and delicious pasta main dish that's perfect served with a bagged green salad and a glass of wine.


  • Quick: Beef and Potato Stir Fry
    I just love this recipe; the combination of fried potatoes with tender steak and savory sauce is simply wonderful.
  • Quicker: Sweet and Sour Steak Stir-Fry
    This easy recipe turns a pound of strip steak into a hearty meal. Use your favorite veggies in this easy recipe.

Ground Beef

  • Quickest: Beefy Spaghetti
    This is the recipe my mom made when I was little. It's classic and foolproof.