Quick and Easy Dinner Ideas

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!

My house can get crazy sometimes with all my kids having different schedules and I don’t always have dinner ideas! Having time to make gourmet dinners is 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 ideas, 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 dinners!

List of Easy Dinner Recipes

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!

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!

Chicken Taco Salad

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 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!

Creamy Pesto Ravioli

This 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 so easy!

Brown Butter Bacon Tortellini

This recipe 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!

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 dinner! Use this 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! 

Carne Asada nachos


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.

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