5 Dinners to Get You Out of the Kitchen Fast

5 Dinners to Get You Out of the Kitchen Fast

Pictured Recipe: Southwestern Steak Salad

A week of easy 20-minute meals that won't keep you indoors for long.

Yes, these really are “20-minute meals”—I invited myself into the EatingWell Test Kitchen to investigate the truth of the claim. (That’s journalistic integrity, my friends.) As I watched the team test the Southwestern Steak Salad recipe, it didn’t look like they did anything I couldn’t have done—and when the timer went off as the steak took its place atop tangy-dressed romaine, fresh corn, diced avocado and tomatoes, I was reaching for a plate. Here are a couple tips I picked up: Shop for speed by buying shredded Mexican cheese blend for the steak salad, containers of pre-washed arugula for tuna-stuffed tomatoes (Wednesday’s dinner) and a bag of broccoli slaw for Pork & Broccoli Thai Noodle Salad. There’s no shame in shortcuts: with these recipes, you’ll be serving up delicious dinners in 20 minutes—honest.

—Wendy Ruopp, Managing Editor

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