The Exhausted Woman's Guide to Dinners in 30 Minutes or Less
No multi-step recipes or long ingredient lists—just smart ideas for getting supper on the table whether you've got a half hour or just five minutes.
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If you've got 20 minutes...
Make Oprah's last-minute pasta. Her lemony, herby spaghetti calls for staples such as lemon juice and zest, butter, olive oil and Parmesan, plus a rotating cast of fresh herbs—Oprah suggests basil, lemon thyme and oregano, but parsley, tarragon, chives and mint work well, too. If you happen to have a bag of frozen peas on hand, add a cup or so to the pot of boiling water for the last few minutes of the pasta's cooking time and then drain the two together before mixing with the herbs.
Get the recipe: Oprah's Lemon Zest Pasta