4|30 Recipes

30 Minute Meal Recipes

April 20, 2023  |   by Daniel Osser

When it comes to weeknight cooking, convenience is king. We challenged ourselves to come up with truly delicious meals using just four ingredients that cook quickly, and discovered some simple, tasty, and fun recipes that will make your life easier.

4-Ingredient Stuffed Trout with Spinach Fennel Salad Recipe from Metropolitan Market

Stuffed Trout with Spinach Fennel Salad

Whole trout makes an elegant presentation and is easy to prepare. We stuff the fish with flavorful aromatics and cook it on the bone to keep it juicy. Thin-sliced fennel adds a crisp bite to a simple spinach salad to complement the fish.

Golden Rice

This recipe is simple and delicious. Grains of rice are coated in rich, yellow egg yolk before being stir-fried, lending both beauty and flavor to this simple, delicious dish. Get creative by adding leftover ham, frozen peas, or any other vegetables or meats you have on hand, to turn this quick easy side into a meal. It’s a great way to use up leftovers!

4-Ingredient Golden Rice Recipe from Metropolitan Market

4-Ingredient Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup Recipe from Metropolitan Market

Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup

This homemade tomato soup comes together quickly and easily with 4 ingredients plus pantry staple, butter. Caramelized onions add a rich flavor boost to this surprisingly simple soup. It’s the perfect accompaniment to sandwiches made with thick slices of buttered bread oozing with melty cheese.

Pork Tenderloin with Swiss Chard

Wrapping pork tenderloin in bacon infuses it with flavor, keeps it moist, and adds a textural element to the dish. The resulting entrée pairs beautifully with the sharp, bright flavor of chard. The whole thing comes together in one skillet!

4-Ingredient Pork Tenderloin with Swiss Chard Recipe

A Very Mediterranean Meal

So…what is bread cheese, exactly? So glad you asked – think of it as Halloumi’s cousin; a semi soft cheese that has a bread-like texture and pairs beautifully with chickpeas, and sundried tomatoes when baked.

30 Minute Meal Recipes, Very Mediterranean Meal from Metropolitan Market