10 Quick and Easy Dinner Ideas!

10 Quick and Easy Dinner Ideas

Are you looking to change up your weekly meal routine with some new recipes? Check out these delicious dinner ideas that are super easy to make for the family!

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My house can get crazy sometimes with all my kids having different schedules and I don’t always have easy dinner ideas! Having time to make gourmet dinner recipes for family are rare and I usually have to throw something together last minute. I have learned that having meals on deck is always a good idea and a MUST! My blog is full of dinner recipes, but not all of them are meant to be quick and easy. Follow along and try out these easy dinner ideas the next time you are in a rush or limited on supplies!

Have you checked out my recommended pantry staples? Most of these items are included in these easy dinner ideas!

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Quick and Easy Dinner Ideas

Quick and Easy Dinner Ideas
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


  • Carne asada nachos
  • Buffalo chicken tacos
  • Noodle Stir Fry with Vegetables
  • Potato Soup
  • Sheet pan dinner
  • Taco Salad
  • Pesto Pasta

Sheet Pan Dinner: Sausage and Vegetables or Pesto Chicken and Vegetables

    • These are two different versions of a SUPER easy dinner meal that can be thrown together quickly. You don’t need any specific ingredients and it can be made in all different ways based on what is in your pantry! Sheet pan dinner recipes are easy with less clean up and can be cooked in no time! I love the variety of sheet plan dinners as well! I typically use whatever I have on hand to make a delicious sheet pan meal that even my kids will enjoy.

Buffalo Chicken Tacos

    • These yummy tacos can be made by putting chicken breast into the crockpot in the morning with all of the other ingredients you enjoy on a taco. When you are ready for dinner time just heat up some tortillas and enjoy the yummy buffalo chicken! This is easy dinner recipe is a MUST!

Chicken Taco Salad

  • Fresh, crispy, and crunchy taco salad! Easy week night dinner recipe for the family that everyone will enjoy because it is so versatile and easy to make. This is a good option for dinner when you had tacos the night before and have leftover chicken! Put lettuce, chicken, avocado, pico de gallo, and any other ingredients you like on a taco and have a healthy salad for dinner.


Sesame Beef and Noodle Stir Fry

  • If you are feeling a good stir fry then this is the dinner recipe to follow! All you need is some flank steak, noodles, and frozen veggies. Throw some seasoning and dressing on top as you mix it all together in a large pan and you are ready to go! This is a good dinner recipe idea because you can incorporate some good vegetables in it and get your kids to eat the without really noticing! Try it out!

Creamy Pesto Ravioli

  • 20 MINUTE DINNER IDEA: Creamy Pesto Ravioli! This dinner recipe is just a twist on your normal delicious ravioli’s! Just follow my few extra steps to make them seem way fancier than they are. This dinner idea will only take you 20 minutes total!

Crockpot Potato Soup

  • The perfect soup to make during the Fall! This can all be made in the crockpot and does not have a ton of ingredients to it. I love making this when I feel like having a nice hot meal and it is an easy dinner idea!

Brown Butter Bacon Tortellini

  • This dinner idea is another pasta that is easily cooked by following the directions on the tortellini box. By adding the extra ingredients I recommend it makes your pasta so much more memorable and delicious! Not to mention it saves you a bunch of time also! Brown butter bacon tortellini is such an amazing and unique dinner idea! I love recipes that take a simple dish and elevate it so that it’s an entree that EVERYONE will remember! Brown butter…amazing, Bacon…delicious, Tortellini…awesome. Do I need to say more!?

The BEST Meatball Subs

  • Always a fan favorite! The recipe is super simple and easy to make for dinner. If you don’t have ground round to make the meatballs I recommend always keeping frozen meatballs in your freezer! You never know when you will want to have them with spaghetti and you can find some really good ones at the grocery store.

Healthy Sheet Pan Fajitas

  • The perfect healthy easy dinner idea! Use this dinner recipe to make yummy fajitas that have a ton of flavor. Throw a bunch of veggies in the pan and eat them with a side of tortillas to make them into tacos.

Carne Asada Nachos

  • Nachos are always a go-to dinner idea when you are low on supplies! All you need is some meat it can be chicken, beef, or even just veggie nachos. Put a bunch of cheese on top and everyone will love them! My family devours them and always asks to make them because they are truly that good! There is a method to my madness when making nachos – I’m so excited to share this dinner recipe with you!

All of these dinner ideas are amazing options if you are looking to make something that is quick and easy! These meals are all very kid-friendly as well and good to make for a family dinner! Try them all out and let me know what you think.


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