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Dine & Dash: 10 Speedy Dinners For Busy Families

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When everyone in the family is running in different directions, it's nice to have a few speedy dinner recipes in your back pocket. From pasta to tacos, these family-friendly meals will have you in-and-out of the kitchen in no time!


Sometimes it seems impossible to make a meal the whole family loves: what one child happily eats, the other one is "not in the mood for." But this 25-minute pasta dish, adapted from Lidia's Italian Table by Lidia Bastianich, is loved by all. GET THE RECIPE


Inspired by one of the most popular Cooking Light chicken recipes, this dish is family-friendly and incredibly easy to prepare. The chicken is seasoned with garlic, chili powder, cumin and smoked paprika and then quickly broiled with a sweet and tangy honey glaze. GET THE RECIPE


Cauliflower "rice" is a foodie trend that's worthy of the hype. In this easy recipe, grated cauliflower is sautéed with aromatics, vegetables, soy sauce, and eggs. It really does taste just like Chinese-style fried rice. GET THE RECIPE


Adapted from Nigella Express by Nigella Lawson -- one of my favorite cookbooks -- this is a remarkably easy and elegant dish. Most of the ingredients are right out of the pantry, and you can have it on the table in 20 minutes. GET THE RECIPE


New Orleans Barbecue Shrimp as actually very little to do with barbecue: the dish refers to sautéed shrimp in a Worcestershire-spike butter sauce. If you keep shrimp in your freezer, it's one of those dishes you can throw together at a moment's notice. GET THE RECIPE


You'll toss that greasy Chinese take-out menu away after tasting this stir-fried chicken with roasted cashews in an authentic brown garlic sauce. GET THE RECIPE


Here, jumbo shrimp are simmered in a rich and fragrant coconut sauce infused with lemongrass, ginger, hot green chilies and fresh herbs. With just a few essentials in your pantry, you're never more than 25 minutes away from this delicious meal, alive with the vibrant flavors of Thailand. GET THE RECIPE


You can have this family-friendly Indian dish on your table in 30 minutes -- or in the time it takes to make some basmati rice. GET THE RECIPE


If you want to get your kids to love fish, try these tilapia fillets lightly coated with panko and pan-fried to crispy perfection. Frozen fish sticks don't even come close! GET THE RECIPE


My kids love these chicken tacos. They're a healthier spin on traditional beef tacos -- and they're just as good, if not better. GET THE RECIPE