Pressed for time? We’ve got your quick dinner fixes that don’t rely on fast food, but will have your food ready fast. Each of the following six dinners can be made in 30 minutes or less. As important as the speed is the taste, and just because you’re trying to beat the clock doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice flavor. Spicy ingredients, robust herbs, and bold condiments are all working with you to create a dinner the whole family will love.
1. Turkey Burger with Peaches and Blueberries
There are better things to do in the summer than slave away in the kitchen–something Better Homes and Gardens must have realized when providing this recipe. Perfect bites of summer peaches and blueberries are in these turkey burger sandwiches, and from start to finish, preparing dinner for four should only take about 30 minutes.
- 4 small peaches
- 1 pound ground turkey
- ground black pepper
- 4 slices Monterey Jack cheese
- ½ cup blueberries
- ¼ teaspoon chili powder
- 4 thick slices roasted garlic country bread or garlic bread, toasted if desired
- Fresh mint (optional)
Directions: Finely chop one of the peaches; add ground turkey, salt, and pepper. Shape turkey mixture into four 1/2-inch-thick patties (if necessary, dampen hands first). Grill on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium-high heat for 4 to 5 minutes per side or until no pink remains (165 degrees Fahrenheit). Add cheese; cover and cook 1 minute more.
Meanwhile, coarsely chop remaining peaches. In a large skillet combine peaches, blueberries, and chili powder. Cook, stirring occasionally, over medium heat for 5 to 6 minutes or until heated through and juices are beginning to form. Top each piece of garlic bread with one turkey burger and some of the peach mixture. If desired, top with mint and additional chili powder.