12 Easy French Recipes You Can Make Under 30 Minutes

Want to eat a French meal but do not have the time to cook one. This happens to a lot of us when we are either late or feeling too lazy to put in a lot of effort into cooking. So we have a solution to this problem. Here are 12 quick and easy French recipes that can be made under 30 minutes or less.

Thyme and Garlic Baked Camembert

Baked Camembert

Let’s start this list with an appetizer and know about the thyme and garlic baked camembert. This is usually served with garlic bread. To make this dish, you will need camembert cheese, garlic, fresh thyme, olive oil and toasted crostini.


Moules Marinieres

MoulesMariniers can also be said Mussels in white wine. This recipe comprises of cooking the mussels in white wine, and that is it. All you need to do is cook them properly and once cooked you can eat them as per your liking.


Croque Monsieur

This is a really easy sandwich recipe that looks fancy. All you will need is crème fraiche, Gruyere, raclette, mustard, sourdough, leg ham, butter, cornichons and herb salad.

Croque-Madame with herbs


Just like the Croque-Monsieur, the Croque-Madam is another sandwich. However, this does involve some eggs in the recipe. Croque in French means crisp and these sandwiches stand true to their names.

Beef Bourguignon

Beef Bourguignon

Beef Bourguignon is one of the most famous traditional dishes in France. However, the traditional version takes a lot of time to cook. This recipe is a little-advanced version of the original recipe that takes way less time and is equally tasty.

Cherry Buttermilk Clafoutis

Cherry Buttermilk Clafoutis

This is one fancy looking dessert that tastes amazing and does not take more than 30 minutes to cook.  You will need butter, eggs, mascarpone, sugar, buttermilk, crème de cassis, almond extract, salt, flour, and cherries.

Blueberry  French Toast

Brioche Toasties

Thee easy to cook sandwiches are for the time you are running late for work and make something quick from the leftovers in the kitchen. You will need brioche, butter, cranberry sauce, shaved turkey and some camembert cheese.

Pomegranate and Aperol granita

Pomegranate and Aperol Granita

This is a sweet dish that you can easily whip up in less than 30 minutes. It is made with fresh pomegranates, Aperol, and caster sugar. In addition to this, you will also require pouring cream, icing sugar and scraped seeds of vanilla beans.

Hot Potato, Egg, And Smoked Trout Salad

Hot Potato, Egg, And Smoked Trout Salad

This is a light and filling salad that will not exceed your daily calorie count and will also quench your appetite. The main ingredients in this salad are potatoes, eggs, trout, rocket, celery, red onions, lemon juice, baby capers and olive oil.

Duck Confit Salad With Walnuts, Witlof  And Red Cabbage

Scrumptious Duck Confit Salad

Another salad that you can prepare for 30 minutes is the duck confit salad with walnuts, witlof, and red cabbages. This salad requires duck confits, large witlof, red cabbage, green pear, walnut halves, red-wine vinegar, red wine, lemon juice, walnut oil.

Rustic avocado baguette sandwich

Camembert, Avocado And Barbecue Chicken Baguette

This baguette recipe will be ready within 30 minutes, and you will not have to put in a lot of effort. Just mix all the ingredients in the right quantities, and you have your appetizing dish ready to serve.

Smoked salmon and brie galettes with strawberry lime jam

Smoked Salmon And Brie Galettes

Another dish that you can prepare for 30 minutes is the smoked salmon and brie galettes. These are easy to make and require ingredients such as a sheet of puff pastry, pecorino, olive oil, white wine vinegar, mustard, honey, black pepper, basil leaves, onion, smoked salmon, and brie.