Whether you're feeding just your immediate family or the entire extended family down to your second cousin-twice removed (whatever that means), this collection of superfast family favorites can help you cook, eat, and clean in rapid time. Each dish is designed to be on the table in just 20 minutes, which gives you plenty of time to share the evening with the ones you love. From chicken spaghetti to crispy pork tenderloin, our collection of recipes will make the whole family happy—even grumpy Uncle Robert.
Fast Family Dinner Favorites
Family dinners together, whether they're routine weeknight meals or special occasions, call for healthy, flavor-packed meals everyone is sure to love. But that doesn't mean they should take hours or rival holiday buffet spreads. These easy dinner ideas are speedy—ready in 20 minutes or less—and filling. Just combine them with your favorite salad or a side of steamed vegetables, and the whole family will be smiling with satisfaction.
Rebecca Longshore's family treasures her mother's Fabulous Slow-Cooker Pork Tenderloin. "I love bringing this recipe out in the fall. It's so easy and simple, and it makes me feel at home," she says. Our 20-minute version of this dish, Spiced Pork Tenderloin with Sautéed Apples, is a one-dish dinner that delivers all the comforting flavors of Rebecca's slow-cooked family favorite.