We can’t always be prepared for a busy weekday, which is exactly why we need backup plans like these delicious 30-minute recipes you can make without much prep - and better yet, you can store the leftovers for lunch the next day!

To save time and effort, you can also meal prep with a little planning ahead. This article is sprinkled with meal prep tips, so be sure to check them out!

Vegetarian Lasagna

Vegetarian lasagna for the win!
Source: The Kitchn

Pasta dishes are known to store and reheat incredibly well. A good, big lasagna is enough to feed a family and serve as lunch the next day, but if you’re living alone, it can easily be enough a few days. If you liked what you saw up there, learn the recipe right here!

Leftover tip! Hard-boiled eggs are great as leftovers! Make some and store them in the fridge for later - you can bake them in the oven for maximum flavor.

Parmesan Chicken Bites

30-minute parmesan chicken bites
Source: Damn Delicious

This 30-minute recipe is perfect for a nice yummy dinner and you can get some leftovers for the next day! Check out the full recipe here!

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One Pan Beef Penne

one pan beef penne fast and easy dinner
Source: Girl Gone Gourmet

Easy, fast, healthy, and delicious - the perfect combination! You can get this done in 30 minutes with only one pan and only one ingredient needs chopping. Don’t waste any time, check it out!

Leftover tip! To make your meal prep easier, take advantage of pots and mason jars to separate portions ahead of time.

Corn and Ham Risotto

Corn and Ham risotto 30-minute recipe
Source: Country Living

This beauty you see up there renders four servings and you can put it aside in the refrigerator for later with no problem. And better yet, takes only 30 minutes to get it ready, from start to finish. Check it out!

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Mac and Cheese Scrambled Eggs

Mac and cheese quick dinner recipe
Source: Daily Burn

20 minutes of total prep time! A simple, quick recipe that serves six portions, perfect for any busy weeknight. Get the details here!

Leftover tip! Want to meal prep every week? The key to success is having a plan - have your recipes decided and your grocery list always ready so you never get lost or overwhelmed!

Chicken, Parmesan, and Zoodle Skillet

Chicken parmesan and zoodle quick dinner recipe
Source: Taste

Low-carb and gluten-free? Count us in! Better yet, it really takes only 30 minutes to make and serves four portions you can save for later just as easily! Get the full recipe here!

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Meatballs in Creamy Dill Sauce

Meatballs in creamy dill sauce quick and easy dinner recipe
Source: Family Circle

You can get this delicious looking meatball dish ready in 15 minutes! That gives you more than enough time to relax instead of cooking more. Learn it here!

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