The holiday season is full of celebrations and shared family meals, but let’s be honest – sometimes whipping up a 5-course dinner on a Wednesday evening just isn’t realistic (or something that we’d want to do). We’ve created this list of holiday-ready dinners that will come together in just 15 minutes so that you can enjoy a restaurant-worthy meal without all the effort.
Dijon and Fig Glazed Pork Chops
This easy pork chop recipe comes together quickly, but it packs plenty of flavor thanks to a stunning Dijon and fig glaze. The glaze coats the juicy chops in tangy, sweet, and savory flavors that will leave your dinner guests begging for more.
When you’re focused on Christmas Eve preparations and have no time to fuss over an extravagant menu, this recipe is sure to save the day. The colors from the mozzarella cheese, grape tomatoes, and pesto will add an element of Christmas cheer to your dinner table and the bright flavors of fresh ingredients will hide the fact that this only took 15 minutes to make.
Trick your guests into thinking you’ve spent the whole day cooking with this impressive holiday beef and potatoes dinner. Cut prep time in half by using a bag of microwavable potatoes, which are coated in a delectable lemon-caper sauce that the whole family will enjoy.
Dress up striped seabass in a crunchy pecan coating for a quick Feast of the Seven Fishes dinner. The pecans will toast as the fish sears in the pan, and a honey-chili mixture will give this dish the perfect blend of sweet and spicy flavors.
Making this Italian-restaurant staple at home is easier than you think. Canned tomatoes, tomato paste, and red pepper come together in a spicy sauce while quick-cooking shrimp elevates this dish into a 5-star meal.
We are always a fan of dishes involving less cleanup. This 15 minute meal makes it easy for you have a praise worthy crispy fish and creamy mustard sauce all in one pan. Which gives you less time cleaning and more time enjoying time with those you love, no elves needed.
This classic holiday dinner comes together in 15 minutes thanks to a package of instant mashed potatoes.
If you’re looking for a break from heavier holiday fare, try this sweet-and-tangy salad. A tart pomegranate dressing coats peppery arugula, crunchy shredded Brussels sprouts, and sharp cheddar cheese to create a satisfying holiday meal.