Easy and Elegant 30 Minute Meals

Here are 10 easy and elegant holiday-worthy meals you can make in a flash. That's a gift that keeps on giving!
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Petite Filets with Spicy Pink Créme Fraiche & Shoestring Mushrooms

Petite filets are tender beef cuts from the shoulder. They're a more affordable alternative to filet mignon and great for special dinners.

Petite Filets with Spicy Pink Créme Fraîche & Shoestring Mushrooms

Petite Filets with Spicy Pink Creme Fraiche & Shoestring Mushrooms

Chicken Saltimbocca with Wilted Spinach

Once you taste this chicken wrapped in prosciutto, you'll be wrapped in holiday delight!

Chicken Saltimbocca with Wilted Spinach

Chicken Saltimbocca with Wilted Spinach

Chicken Medallions with Fennel & Pine Nuts

Pine nuts are great on holiday cookies, and they can even dress up your dinner. Top your chicken with fennel, too, for a real blast of flavor.

Chicken Medallions with Fennel & Pine Nuts

Chicken Medallions with Fennel & Pine Nuts

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In a small skillet, toast the pine nuts over medium, stirring often, until golden and aromatic, about 3 minutes.

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In a large skillet, heat 2 tbsp. EVOO, two turns of the pan, over medium to medium-high. Add the fennel, onion, thyme and garlic; season with salt and pepper.

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Add the liqueur and stir until evaporated, about 2 minutes.

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Add the butter; when it foams, add the chicken and cook until golden and cooked through, about 2 minutes per side.

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Sherry Cream Shrimp

Crusty toast is the perfect base to soak up creamy sherry sauce that dresses up your shrimp.

Sherry Cream Shrimp

Sherry Cream Shrimp

Tournedos of Beef with Deviled Crab & Buttered Radishes

Surf and turf isn't just for fancy restaurant meals. You can whip this up for holiday guests in no time!

Tournedos of Beef with Deviled Crab & Buttered Radishes

Tournedos of Beef with Deviled Crab & Buttered Radishes

Veal Scallops with Marsala Cream Sauce

Creamy Marsala sauce is an elegant touch to make this easy dish extra special.

Veal Scallops with Marsala Cream Sauce

Veal Scallops with Marsala Cream Sauce

Veal Scallops with Apple-Cream Sauce & Fennel Slaw

An apple cream sauce packs an unexpected punch in this veal dinner.

Veal Scallops with Apple-Cream Sauce & Fennel Slaw

Veal Scallops with Apple-Cream Sauce & Fennel Slaw

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In a large bowl, whisk the lemon juice, agave and 2 tbsp. EVOO.

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Season the veal and dust with flour.

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Add the butter; when it foams, add the apples and shallots, and season. Sauté, stirring often, until the apples soften, about 2 minutes.

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Cacio e Pepe Bucatini with Roasted Cauliflower

Pecorino Romano cheese (cacio) and black pepper (pepe) are traditional in this dish, but using a mix of Parm (made from cow's milk) and Romano results in a richer flavor. Adding cauliflower turns this first course into more of a meal!

Cacio e Pepe Bucatini with Roasted Cauliflower

Cacio e Pepe with Roasted Cauliflower

Lamb Chops Milanese

Don't limit yourself to the same protein all the time! If you like chicken Milanese try switching things up with lamb chops instead.

Lamb Chops Milanese

Lamb Chops Milanese

Fettuccine with Champagne Cream Sauce

Picture a romantic New Year's Eve: staying in, fancy PJs, good music, Champagne and this creamy pasta in a big bowl with two forks.

Fettuccine with Champagne Cream Sauce

Fettuccine with Champagne Cream Sauce