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25+ Back to School 30 Minute Meals!

Nearly a month’s worth of quick, easy and delicious 30 minute meals to make it easier to get back to the grind! As the kids are heading back to school and everyone else heads back to work, there’s no need to stress about dinner time!


30 Minute Back-to-School Meals - Over 25 mouthwatering recipes that you can cook up in less than 30 minutes!

Oh man, I am excited about these.

Quick and easy meals are something we all need more of, especially as we head into September and the chaos that ensues! Even though I’m home now, I have a 3 year old and an 8 month old and I just don’t always have a lot of motivation to cook dinner.

But some friends and I have gathered up enough 30 minute meals to make you through the first month back (because let’s be honest, you’re going to need a couple nights off, right?!), and I know I am definitely adding some of these to my own menu plans! (I am still dying to try that Orange Chicken from Tonia at The Gunny Sack down below — it’s happening soon!)

What’s your favorite quick and easy meal??


Easy Cheesy Veggie Pasta Bake / One Pot BBQ Chicken & Bacon Pasta

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Skillet Lasagna / Family Favorite Sloppy Joes

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French Bread Pizzas / Spicy Smoked Sausage Alfredo Bake

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Penne with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto / White Chicken Chili

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Easy Chicken Enchilada Bake / Santa Monica Street Tacos

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Fettuccine Alfredo / Beef Burrito Skillet

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Chicken Alfredo Lasagna Roll Ups / Easy Goulash

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Stove Top Pastitsio / Chicken Parmesan Pasta

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15 Minute Chicken Alfredo / Sweet & Spicy Cashew Ginger Chicken Stir Fry

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Chicken Teriyaki with Vegetable Fried Rice / Caprese Balsamic Chicken

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Parmesan Herb Chicken / Creamy Pasta with Bacon and Peas

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Healthy Mini Margherita Pizzas / Creamy Pecorino Spaghetti

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Simple Teriyaki Stir Fry / Skillet Spinach Lasagna

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Orange Chicken / Chicken Pot Pie Crescent Braid

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30 Minute Back-to-School Meals - Over 25 mouthwatering recipes that you can cook up in less than 30 minutes!

Meet Ashley

My name is Ashley Fehr and I love creating easy meals my family loves. I also like to do things my way, which means improvising and breaking the rules when necessary. Here you will find creative twists on old favorites and some of my favorite family recipes, passed down from generations!

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  1. Forest Kuca says

    Quick Easy Back to School Meals – more than 30 meals that can be made in less than 30 minutes – perfect for busy school nights! School starts next week for 3 out of 4 of my kiddos!

    • Ashley Fehr says

      Haha, thanks Cyndi! We have a few more weeks here (3 I think?) but we also go later into the summer (til the end of June). Either way, quick and easy is where it’s at!

  2. Dorothy Dunton says

    Hi Stacey! Nice collection! Now that I’m retired I can cook all day if I want to, but sometimes the day sneaks away and it’s nice to be able to get supper on the table quickly! Also handy for when someone stops by unexpectedly (my in-laws are notorious for that)! 🙂

  3. Natalie @ Tastes Lovely says

    I love back to school time, because it means it’s almost fall, which means it’s my favorite season of all! this is a great roundup. Even though I’m not heading back to school, I will be making many of these recipes myself : )

  4. Jessie says

    you really out did yourself with this DELICIOUS round-up of recipes. I’m so excited to check out a handful of new recipes I hadn’t seen before. Thank you x10 for sharing. Have a fantastic day.

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