20-Minute versions of 11 classic homemade dishes

Nothing brings a family together more than a delicious home-cooked meal.

But between dance class, soccer games, and after-school clubs, who has time to spend hours in the kitchen slaving over the perfect dinner?

Not me.

Which is why I've wrangled up 11 of my favorite 20-minute versions of classic dinner recipes.

Yes, you read that right... all eleven of these incredible dishes can be cooked up in less than one episode of your kids' favorite Netflix show (hint hint).

Chicken Cordon Bleu

To start off our list, I've included one of my all-time favorite dinner classics—Chicken Cordon Bleu. But who has time to pound the chicken, stuff it with ham and cheese, dip it in egg whites, roll it in crumbs....there's just so much to it.

That's why this 20-minute version is going to save your life.

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Sometimes you just need a classic delicious dish like lasagna, but you've only got one episode of Dora the Explorer left on the DVD, you've got to get creative. That's where this 20-minute lasagna recipe comes in.

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Chicken Parmesan

Delight your family with this delicious take on a home-cooked favorite: Chicken Parmesan. This recipe uses spinach to add extra flavor to a classic dish.

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Chicken Cacciatore

Nothing says home like a nice warm Italian dish. And what could be better than a tasty take on Chicken Cacciatore? This 20-minute recipe is going to find it's way onto your menu quite often.

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Shepherd's Pie

This feel-good dish is proof that homemade dinners don't have to take forever to taste perfect. You can whip up this tasty recipe in 20 minutes or less, but your family will think you slaved for hours.

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Chicken Pot Pie

What could be more heartwarming than a delicious chicken pot pie, hot out of the oven? But most nights, there's just not time to make the dough, cut up the veggies, boil the chicken, and bake the pie itself.

This Pillsbury recipe will have you eating a delicious savory pie in 20 minutes or less.

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Beef Stroganoff

Make this classic dish right in your kitchen with just a few ingredients and only 20 minutes from start to finish.

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Beef Stew

Speed up the process of making delicious beef stew by using a pressure cooker. This 20-minute recipe will become a staple in your family's dinner routine.

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This delicious take on the Italian classic is sure to become a family favorite fast! And with only 20 minutes to prepare, you might find yourself putting this on the menu every week.

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Cashew Chicken

This 20-minute version of the favorite Chinese dish is the perfect thing to satisfy the cravings you've been having. You'll be amazed at how much flavor you can pack into one dish in just 20 minutes.

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Beef & Broccoli

Speaking of favorite Chinese dishes, no recipe collection would be complete without a tasty take on Beef and Broccoli.

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That's it for today! Be sure to bookmark or pin these recipes to find them later—trust me, they're a huge time-saver.


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