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Delicious 10 Minute Dinner Ideas

So you need to eat fast? Not everyone has the time or energy every weeknight to make a full course meal for themselves or their family, and eating out can get expensive. Fortunately, there are plenty of quick and easy 10 minute meals that taste great and are good for you at the same time. These meals aren’t only fast and easy, but work well for cooking in smaller kitchens. Keep these recipes in mind next time you go to the grocery store for a week of no-fuss dinners!

Pizza Pronto

You don’t need handmade dough to make a pizza – just some pita bread and a few fresh ingredients! To make this dish even healthier, use wheat pita. With these pita pizzas, you can make several different varieties with different toppings to share with friends and family, or just enjoy yourself!

Click here for the Pizza Pronto recipe! Recipe courtesy of Red Book

Fish Piccata

Yes, 10 minute meals can be sophisticated! Fish Piccata is light and delicious and with a quick, delicate sauce of just three ingredients. Serve with a side salad and you’ve got one really nice and easy dinner!

Click here for the Fish Piccata recipe! Recipe courtesy of Food Network

Firehouse Chili

Contrary to common thought, chili doesn’t have to take hours to make. It can be just as delicious using canned beans that are already cooked and just need heatin, with fresh veggies and seasonings added. Top with cheese, sour cream and cilantro, and you’ve got yourself one mean bowl of chili, perfect for fall and winter.

Click here for the Firehouse Chili recipe! Recipe courtesy of

1st Lake Properties offers many great communities with modern, energy efficient kitchens to whip up these delicious 10 minute meals, like at Brewster Commons in Covington. Browse the available apartments and find the one that you’ll love to cook in!