Top 10 Last Minute Entree Recipes

When you have some tried and true recipes for super-quick entrees in your back pocket, you'll never have to call out for pizza again. These quick and easy recipes for all kinds of main dishes will get you out of many a jam. And they're all delicious enough to serve to company. Just keep the ingredients for one or two of these recipes in your pantry, fridge, and freezer. And then be sure to replenish them when you've run through your stock! All you need to complete these recipes is a...MORE simple side dish salad and perhaps some toasted garlic bread or a quick biscuit and you'll be sitting down to dinner in sitting down to dinner in minutes.

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    Easiest Cheese Quiche. Linda Larsen

    Quiche may sound fancy and, well, French, and it is. But it's also very easy and quick to make, especially with this recipe. Serve it with a green salad for a classic fast dinner.

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    Lemon Thyme Pork Tenderloin
    Lemon Thyme Pork Tenderloin. Linda Larsen

    Lemon and thyme complement tender pork tenderloin so well. This quick and easy recipe would also be great on the grill. Grill it over indirect heat, covered, for 13-1`6 minutes, turning twice during cooking time. And always be sure to let meat rest after it's cooked, so the juices redistribute. This holds true whether the meat was fried, grilled, roasted, or poached.

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    Steak with French Avocado Relish
    Steak with French Avocado Relish. Linda Larsen

    Combine avocados with grape tomatoes, blue cheese, and French dressing and you have a topping worthy of the most expensive steak. But if you watch the sales and marinate steak (in more French dressing!) for 15-20 minutes before you cook it, you can transform an inexpensive cut into something really special. And fast.

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    Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs
    Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs. Linda Larsen

    Tender and juicy chicken thighs cook quickly on your stovetop in this super fast and delicious recipe. You'll sit down to a satisfying and inexpensive dinner in about 30 minutes.