Quick Dinner Ideas: Easy Ten-Minute Dinners You Need To Know By Heart | Jane de Graaff Today Show

Weeknights are busy. There’s nothing worse than coming home from a long day at work and having to head into the kitchen for a gigantic cooking session that won’t put dinner on the table until 8 p.m.

What if we corrected that by giving you three 10-minute recipes that will save you time in the evening?

I was thrilled to share three of my favorite easy dinner recipes with Today (watch the clip above and find out what made me say hello to host Karl Stefanovic) plus some simple tips below to make any dinner party easier.

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Jane de Graaff challenges Karl Stefanovic on what children will and will not eat. (New)

RECIPE: Easy Japanese pancakes

Pre-prepare or use sachets to make your life easier: This includes the salad and pre-cut vegetables. You can either use the pre-cut type of packet from the supermarket or prepare your own at the start of the week. It makes dinner prep much faster during the week if you have shredded cabbage, carrots and salad leaves prepared for what you need. You can cut down on the time spent at the cutting board when you’re tired from the week.

Use a bag of pre-shredded coleslaw for veggies for a quick cheat to make it that much easier in the week.

Japanese Okonomiyaki Donut Pancake
Japanese-style donut pancake makes an easy dinner. (Provided)

RECIPE: Shrimp Quick Pasta

Don’t be afraid to store supplies in the freezer: Frozen shrimp and fish are a great way to ensure you have a quick dinner on hand. They defrost quickly and also cook quickly. Pre-cooked frozen shrimp simply needs to be thawed and dinner is ready. Toss them in the pan with pasta, garlic and butter and dinner is on the table.

Ten Minute Easy Garlic Shrimp Pasta
Easy Ten Minute Garlic Shrimp Pasta (Nine)

RECIPE: Salmon and avocado poke bowl

Boxes and packages may contain fresh items: I’m a big fan of keeping microwave rice on standby for those busy nights when I don’t have the time or energy to add extra pots to the stove. It’s quick and easy and that means you can just chop up some fresh vegetables to go with it. I also like to use pre-cooked canned or smoked fish in a salad and it skips another cooking step. The same can be said for canned, no-cook beans and they are a great way to add fiber and flavor to a dish.

Jane de Graaff's Ten Minute Dinners will help you get through a busy weeknight
Jane de Graaff’s Ten Minute Dinners will help you get through a busy weeknight (New)

Use canned or frozen edamame beans, microwave rice, and pre-cooked smoked salmon for this dish to make it super quick and easy. You can even pre-slice vegetables earlier in the week to make it even faster.

Poke bowl by Praise
Poke bowls are healthy, fresh and quick. (To rent)

Lamb you can have on the table in 15 minutes

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