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26 Hot And Delicious Meal Ideas That Work Equally Well For Lunch Or Dinner

All of these can also be made in 30 minutes or less.

A cold turkey sandwich is great, but can it really top a mountain of hot mushroom stroganoff or homemade tacos? We'd argue no.

If you want something delicious and only have 30 minutes, you've come to the right place. These lunch recipes are filling and tasty — and all of them can double as dinner, too.

1. Cashew Chicken Stir-Fry

Bowl of chicken and veggies in sauce over rice

2. 15-Minute Chicken Noodle Wonton Soup

The ingredients needed to make wonton chicken soup

3. Mushroom Stroganoff

Bowl of mushroom stroganoff topped with parsley

4. One-pan Chicken Sausage & Veggies

Bowl of rice with sausage and veggies on top

5. Curry Noodle Soup

Bowl of curry noodle soup with veggies

6. Shredded Chicken Tacos

Two chicken tacos on corn tortillas

7. Chicken Tortilla Soup

Pot of hot soup topped with chips

8. Sweet Potato Mushroom Penne

Bowl of penne topped with Parmesan cheese

9. Carne Asada

Cheesy Mexican meal

10. BBQ Chicken Tortilla Pizzas

Tortilla topped with chicken, onion, cheese, and sauce

11. Pineapple Fried Rice

Pineapple full of fried rice

12. Spicy Chicken Burger

Thick chicken burger on a bun

13. Instant Chicken Ramen

Mason jar of noodles and veggies

14. Chili Cheese Mac 'n' Cheese

Bowl of mac n cheese with beans and beef

15. Hot Chicken Chopped Salad

Greens topped with chicken, tomatoes, and a creamy dressing

16. Kimchi Quesadillas

Quesadillas topped with green onions

17. Cilantro-Lime Chicken and Rice Bowl

Veggies topped with pico de gallo and sour cream

18. Linguine Alfredo

Plate of pasta with cheese

19. Grilled Shrimp Tacos With Creamy Cilantro Sauce

Shrimp taco topped with creamy sauce

20. Quick 30-Minute Chicken Pho

Hot bowl of pho with toppings

21. Sloppy Joe Sliders

Plate of sloppy joe sliders

22. Homemade Broccoli Cheese Soup

Person dipping bread into a bowl of soup

23. Sweet and Sour Pork

Plate of fried pork with veggies and rice

24. Chickpea Sweet Potato Stew

Bowl of chunky tomato-based soup garnished with parsley

25. Tempeh Bacon

Sandwich with tempeh and veggies inside

26. Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup Bread Bowl

Bread bowl full of tomato soup

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