Simple Spring 30-Minute Meals

Spring is a great time to think about eggs and greens, two symbols of renewal. You'll find them featured in these delicious dinner soups, sammies and salads. And don't forget Mother's Day brunch!
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Spring is a great time to think about eggs and greens, two symbols of renewal. You'll find them featured in these delicious dinner soups, sammies and salads. And don't forget Mother's Day brunch!

Chorizo & Black Bean Soup with Eggs

"My favorite tortilla chips are the healthy flaxseed kind. Use them to scoop up this hearty dish!" Rachael says.

Chorizo and Black Bean Soup with Eggs

Chorizo and Black Bean Soup with Eggs

Chipotle Chicken Tortilla Salad

Fill up on the chipotle chicken, then round out the meal with some healthy greens. Now, that's what we call a compromise!

Chipotle Chicken Tortilla Salad

Chipotle Chicken Tortilla Salad

Spring Meatloaf Patties

Who says meatloaf is just for winter? This spring version includes scallions and mint. Yum!

Spring Meatloaf Patties with Mashed Potatoes and Peas

Spring Meatloaf Patties with Mashed Potatoes & Peas

Risotto with Peas & Pistachios

Pretty peas try this green twist on risotto! Pistachios add flavor and color to this must-have entrée.

Risotto with Peas and Pistachios

Risotto with Peas & Pistachios

Birds in a Nest with Peppers & Sausage

Fancy-up the traditional Birds in a Nest recipe with this perfect-for-Mother's-Day brunch idea!

Birds in a Nest with Peppers and Sausage

Birds in a Nest wtih Peppers & Sausage

Ham Steaks with Spicy Tomatoes

Warning: This spicy tomato sauce is so delish, you'll want to mop up every last drop with crusty bread or biscuits.

Ham Steaks with Spicy Tomatoes

Ham Steaks with Spicy Tomatoes

Warm Greek Salad with Sliced Steak

The secret ingredient in this super salad? Potatoes! Now you can have your steak and potatoes, but with a Greek twist.

Warm Greek Salad with Sliced Steak

Warm Greek Salad with Sliced Steak

BLT & Deviled Egg Salad Sandwiches

Here's the ultimate egg sandwich! This bad boy is filled with deviled egg goodness and topped with bacon!

BLT and Deviled Egg Salad Sandwiches

BLT & Deviled Egg Salad Sandwiches

Chicken Paillards with Arugula Salad

Forget the side salad. Put it right on top of your bird! Rach dressed up this basic grilled chicken with a little arugula, pea and radish deliciousness.

Chicken Paillards with Arugula Salad

Chicken Paillards with Arugula Salad

Spinach Pasta with Asparagus Pesto

"I like it green: a spinach noodle and a pesto made with pureed raw seasonal asparagus. It doesn't get fresher than that!" says Rachael.

Spinach Pasta with Asparagus pesto

Spinach Pasta with Asparagus pesto

Cream of Chicken & Leeks on Buttered Toast

Leeks give this open-faced fork and knife sandwich spin an onion-flavor without the onions!

Leeks are a popular springtime recipe ingredient for their ability to flavor a dish without overpowering it. While their flavor is similar to that of onions and shallots, it is notably more delicate and sweeter.

Cream of Chicken & Leeks on Buttered Toast

Cream of Chicken & Leeks on Buttered Toast

Mighty Migas

This Tex-Mex egg dish is great for B, L or D --breakfast, lunch or dinner. "Migas (loosely 'crumbs') is a traditional dish using leftover bread--here, tortillas," says Rachael.

Mighty Migas

Pea & Carrot Soup with Rice

"I love recipes with pesto in them. In this soup, a parsley-mint version is mixed with rice." says Rachael.

Pea & Carrot Soup with Rice

Pea & Carrot Soup with Rice

Oven-"Fried" Fish with Not-So-Mush Spring Peas

Pretty spring peas steal the show in this 30-Minute Meal for their powerful punch of health benefits.

The alphabet soup of vitamins found in peas (A, B6 and C) fights free radicals, those cell-damaging molecules. Peas also contain a good amount of plant-based omega-3 fatty acids, another important nutrient for keeping inflammation in check.

Oven-"Fried" Fish with Not-So-Mushy Spring Peas

Oven-Fried Fish with Not-So-Mushy Spring Peas

Caesar Pesto Pasta

This 30-Minute Meal takes inspiration from the classic Caesar salad and uses a caesar pesto made with kale.

Caesar Pesto Pasta

Caesar Pesto Pasta

Veal Dumplings in Broth with Spring Greens

"Choose your favorite greens for this dish. I like chard and baby kale," says Rachael.

Veal Dumplings in Broth with Spring Greens

Veal Dumplings in Broth with Spring Greens

Milanese Risotto Primavera

Risotto has a reputation for taking hours to cook, but this tasty spring vegetable main dish can be made in 30 minutes! You can use fresh or thawed frozen peas depending on what's available at your local store.

Milanese Risotto Primavera

Milanese Risotto Primavera

Quick Chicken Vesuvio

Chicken Vesuvio is a classic Italian-American dish of chicken, potato, garlic, white wine and peas for color. The dish is considered a specialty in Chicago where other dishes like "steak Vesuvio" and "Vesuvio potatoes" are also popular.

Quick Chicken Vesuvio

Quick Chicken Vesuvio

More Easy Dinners

Here are delicious and simple weeknight dinners to be thankful for: steak, chicken and -- Rachael's fave, of course! -- pasta

Sliced Steak BLTs with Jalapeno Chimichurri

Get the recipes!