Here are 5 Weeknight Meals with 15 Minutes of Prep For Extremely Busy Nights!

Mediterranean chickpea salad on a white plate with a gold fork on the side.

We’ve all been there. You’ve gone through the entire day, and of course, it’s been a long day. It’s time to give work a rest, and whether you work from an office or from home, that means that it’s more than likely dinner time. The problem is that there isn’t a bone in your body that wants stand over a stove for like, 45 minutes, working away just to make dinner.

Problem? Meet solution. These recipes are not only MY go-tos, but are all already reader favourites. They come together with 15 minutes of prep, or even less, and are all absolutely delicious and made with ingredients you may already have in your pantry. Let’s do some easy meals, okay?

5 Weeknight Meals with 15 Minutes of Prep For Extremely Busy Nights


Coconut Chickpea Curry

Top down shot of coconut chickpea curry in a black skillet.

This Chickpea Curry is an all-star favourite. It’s all made in one pot, it’s made with the simplest ingredients possible, and it tastes fantastic. The work here is just chopped the ingredients which PRO tip, you can do in your food processor. Literally just pulse away to chop tomatoes and onions separately in just seconds. Everything stews done together anyway, so it won’t even make a huge difference. The rest is simply just simmering for the flavours to all meld together. P.S. – it’s even better the next day.


Easy Roasted Carrot Soup

Roasted carrot soup in two blue bowls with golden spoons on the side.

This soup is as easy as they come. There isn’t even anytime over the stove! It takes 7 minutes of prep, yes, SEVEN, and involves roasting the veggies on a sheet pan, then blending everything together in a blender. It’s so easy you’ll be wondering why you haven’t made this before. Plenty of leftovers for this gem of a soup too!


Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Four quinoa stuffed peppers in a white baking dish.

This stuffed peppers are new to the blog, but not to my kitchen. These are perfect for when you want single serving portions for everyone, and of course, Tex Mex flavours. Mix everything together, then stuff the peppers. It’s that easy. Then all you do is wait for the peppers to soften. P.S. if you want to cut down on the cooking time, just blanch the peppers first. It’ll cut the time in half. By the way, you’d be surprised how well these last as leftovers!


Cashew Thai Quinoa Salad with Peanut Ginger Dressing

Overhead shot of cashew thai quinoa salad in a bowl with a gold fork and lime wedges on the side.

Oh, this salad! When I do a salad, I want something with life and body, something that makes me want to scream *I love salads*. Okay, you don’t have to scream it too. But trust me, you’ll thoroughly enjoy this salad. All the flavours come together perfectly and it’s as simple as mixing them in a bowl, and pouring the dressing over. The salad lasts days in the fridge so you can definitely enjoy these as leftovers!


15-Minute Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

Overhead shot of 15 minute mediterranean chickpea salad on a white plate with a gold fork on the side.

The name says it all for this salad. It’s a protein-loaded salad, filled with so much umami flavour that you’ll want to eat it for days on end. Once again, this is as easy as mixing everything together in a bowl and serving it up. You can’t get easier than that, can you?!


I hope you enjoy these recipes! Happy QUICK eating friends.