30 Minute Meal Recipes

➤ by Oma Gerhild Fulson

Having 30 minute meal recipes in your German food recipe file helps end the dinnertime frazzles. These are quick meal recipes that really help take a load off your shoulders.

Spending hours in the kitchen can be exhausting, let's face it, sometimes patience can be a challenge when your tummy keeps grumbling.

For example, this green bean soup shown below is quickly thrown together in 30 minutes. So satisfying. So delicious.

Try making this German green bean soup just like Oma!

You may be wondering why these recipes are so quick to make, and the reason is, most of the ingredients that are needed are staples that you can already find in your pantry or freezer. 

Leave the stressful last-minute dinner shopping behind, and try one of these 30 minute meal recipes! Efficient, and delicious! 

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Spending hours in the kitchen can be exhausting, let's face it, sometimes patience can be a challenge when your tummy keeps grumbling.

Some are such easy one dish meals and are such simple quick dinner recipes that they will become favorites.

For example, try Hoppel Poppel ... my Mutti's favorite way to use up leftovers. It is so good! Actually, it's MORE than good. It's scrumptious!

Eggs served with mustard sauce

A very fast meal is Eggs with Mustard Sauce. You're probably thinking what I thought when my sister said that's what we were having for dinner.

"EGGS WITH MUSTARD SAUCE!" was my quiet reaction!

But she was back home from having lived in Germany for a couple of years. I was so surprised. With boiled potatoes, the mustard sauce and several hard boiled eggs cut in half on top, supper was delicious.

Have just some leftover potatoes, a bit of meat or bacon, and some eggs? Make some Hoppel Poppel. Not only is it a great name to use for the kids, but kids of all ages love it. 'Twas my favorite lunch to come home to from school and it also makes a great supper.

Look through these easy and fast dinner recipes and make sure you stock up on staples for future use. While you are at it, why not send in Your Favorite Recipe and share it with us?

There’s something absolutely mouth-watering about having a German meat-and-potato dinner. Get Oma's revised collection of her favorites in German Meat Dishes.

Take a look at Oma's German Meat Dishes eCookbook filled with traditional favorites.

Take a peek at all Oma's eCookbooks. They make sharing your German heritage a delicious adventure!

Use these easy dinner ideas as examples for your traditional German creations - change the veggies (perhaps jarred Red Cabbage), change the meat, add an extra can of this or that - and turn out your own 30 minute dinner!

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Pop right over to my private Facebook group, the Kaffeeklatschers. You'll find thousands of German foodies, all eager to help and to talk about all things German, especially these yummy foods. 

I pop in all the time as well, to chat and to answer questions. 

Meet with us around Oma's table, pull up a chair, grab a coffee and a piece of Apfelstrudel, and enjoy the visit.

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