You don't need to slave over a hot stove all day to make a delicious, healthy meal. Show us how you beat the clock in the kitchen and enter the 20-Minute Meals Challenge!

Your challenge, as you've probably guessed, is to make delicious meals in 20 minutes or less. Be sure to include the length of time in your title and no simple recipes like cereal or peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. One winner will take home a Wüsthof 7-piece block set, and 25 runners-up will win a garlic slicer! What are your go-to recipes?

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The 20-Minute Meals Challenge is closed.

Grand Prize

26 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

Runner Up (25)

Twenty five runner up prize winners will receive:
  • a Garlic Slicer
  • an Instructables prize pack including a robot apron
How It Works

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Feb 8, 2016 and Mar 7, 2016 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select 20-Minute Meals Challenge. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.