10 Minute Meals

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Dinner doesn’t have to be a chore. When you’re short on time but still crave a satisfying meal, these 10-minute recipes come to the rescue. We’ve put together a collection of flavorful dishes that can be whipped up in record time, perfect for busy weeknights or whenever you’re craving a quick and easy bite.

1. Spicy Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles

LAZY VEGAN RECIPES  balanced meals in  minutes
LAZY VEGAN RECIPES balanced meals in minutes

This light and flavorful dish is packed with protein and tastes like it took hours to prepare.

Ingredients:

1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (adjust to taste)
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 medium zucchini, spiralized

  • Directions:

    1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add shrimp and cook for 2-3 minutes per side, or until pink and opaque. Remove shrimp from pan and set aside.
    2. In the same pan, add garlic and red pepper flakes. Cook for 30 seconds, or until fragrant.
    3. Deglaze the pan with white wine, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom.
    4. Add parsley, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Bring to a simmer and cook for 1 minute.
    5. Add cooked shrimp back to the pan and toss to coat.
    6. In the meantime, spiralize the zucchini or use a vegetable peeler to create long, thin strips.
    7. Divide zucchini noodles between plates and top with shrimp and sauce. Serve immediately.

    2. Creamy Tomato and Basil Pasta with One-Pan Chicken

    This one-pan wonder combines juicy chicken, creamy tomato sauce, and fresh basil for a satisfying and fuss-free meal.

    Ingredients:

    1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, thinly sliced

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1 pound pasta (such as penne or rotini)
  • Grated Parmesan cheese, for serving

  • Directions:

    1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).
    2. In a bowl, toss chicken with olive oil, oregano, salt, and pepper.
    3. Spread chicken in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until cooked through.
    4. While chicken cooks, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook according to package directions, until al dente. Reserve 1 cup of pasta water before draining.
    5. In a large skillet over medium heat, combine diced tomatoes, heavy cream, and half of the chopped basil. Bring to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    6. Once chicken is cooked, add it (along with any pan juices) to the tomato sauce.
    7. Drain pasta and add it to the skillet with the sauce. Toss to combine, adding reserved pasta water as needed to create a creamy consistency.
    8. Garnish with remaining fresh basil and grated Parmesan cheese before serving.

    These are just two examples of the ten delicious recipes included. For the full set of recipes, including variations and nutritional information, please visit our website!

    Conclusion

    With a little planning and these quick and easy recipes in your arsenal, you can create satisfying meals without sacrificing precious time. From protein-packed options to creamy comfort food, these 10-minute meals offer variety and flavor to keep your weeknight routine exciting. So, ditch the stress of cooking and enjoy a delicious homemade meal in no time!

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    1. Can I substitute ingredients in these recipes?

    Absolutely! These recipes are meant to be a jumping-off point. Feel free to swap ingredients based on your preferences and dietary needs. For example, if you don’t have shrimp, try using chicken or tofu in the scampi recipe.

    2. How can I make these meals even faster?

    There are a few tricks to shave off even more time:

    Pre-chop vegetables in advance.

  • Use pre-cooked or frozen proteins to save on cooking time.
  • Utilize kitchen tools like a garlic press or spiralizer to speed up prep work.