It's difficult for me to time recipes that I'm developing, because I'm used to cooking so fast. That isn't bragging - it's just true. At Pillsbury, I usually made 10-12 full recipes in about 7 hours. When my husband helps me in the kitchen, I usually finish my task and take over his.
At any rate, I do think that because there is little prep time for these recipes, anyone can make them in less than 20 minutes. Using frozen vegetables, prepared meats, mixes, and sauces can cut preparation time to about five minutes.
Be sure to read through the recipe and make sure you have all the ingredients (or good substitutes) on hand. And if you aren't experienced in the kitchen, don't rush! Just enjoy the process. You may not be ready to eat in 20 minutes, but you are still putting an excellent meal on the table with little effort. Enjoy.
Twenty Minute Recipes
- Quick Shrimp Scampi
This is one of my favorite recipes; the secret ingredient is frozen fully cooked shrimp. Make it soon!
- Tilapia and Yellow Squash
This easy microwave recipe can be made with any flat, thin fish fillets. It's fresh and delicious!
- Chicken with Peppers
Frozen sliced onions and bell peppers are a fabulous ingredient that slashes preparation time in this super easy recipe.
- Orange Chicken Stir-Fry
Cashews, baby peas, and an orange honey dressing make tender chicken breasts into a fabulous entree.
- Tomato Cheese Fish Filets
Another microwave recipe! Tomatoes and cheese add spark to mild fish fillets; serve it with a spinach salad.
- Sole with Walnut Butter
Any kind of nut butter is delicious on fish; you could substitute cashews or pecans if you'd like.
- Italian Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
This sandwich is a take-off on Monte Cristo Sandwiches, but is more savory. It's fabulous!