The show features the British chef giving instructions on how to make home-cooked meals such as main dishes, salads and drinks from scratch, all in real time. Oliver's recipes will then be made available on www.bbcamerica.com.
"If you want really great food, and fast, then do exactly what I say," Oliver said in a statement. "The years of me making pleasant suggestions are gone; I am going to tell you what to do, what to buy, when to turn your oven on and how to make these dishes.
"If you listen, you'll end up with a feast of beautiful things on your table in less than half an hour. This is about making people brilliant, on a daily basis."
Last month, Oliver called an Australian reporter a "bitch" after he was asked about his weight.
Australian celebrity chef Curtis Stone said that Oliver, who encourages healthy eating, should practise what he preaches.
30-Minute Meals will premiere in back-to-back episodes on Tuesday, May 1 at 1.00pm ET/PT on BBC America.
Watch Jamie Oliver in 30-Minute Meals below: