The Best Dinner Ideas

Looking for dinner inspiration? You came to the right place. You can never have too many great dinner ideas! Imagine this: it’s 4 p.m., you’ve had a busy day, and you’re still not sure what you’re making for dinner. You could easily just throw in the towel and grab some take-out or order delivery or you could try any one of these amazing dinner ideas! Ahead you’ll find the best dinner recipes that include all of your favorite dishes that will keep meals interesting, yet easy. These dinner ideas will satisfy your whole family, kids included!  Create a meal masterpiece tonight with one of these dinner recipes. 

The Best Dinner Ideas

1. One Pot Chicken Parmesan Pasta

All the great chicken parmesan flavors, combined in one easy one pot pasta dish that’s ready in 30 minutes! Less dishes, but a meal with maximum flavor!

One Pot Chicken Parmesan Pasta. All the great chicken parmesan flavors, combined in one easy one pot pasta dish that's ready in 30 minutes! Less dishes, but a meal with maximum flavor!

2. Fajita Chicken Casserole

Packed with flavor and so quick to throw together! Loaded with juicy chicken, peppers and cheese! Baked to perfection. Just as delicious as it is nutritious!

Fajita Chicken Casserole. Packed with flavor and so quick to throw together! Loaded with juicy chicken, peppers and cheese! Baked to perfection. Just as delicious as it is nutritious! 

3. Creamy Beef and Shells

A quick/easy ground beef recipe, this is a pasta dish that will be on your dinner table all week long! So creamy and so comforting!

Creamy Beef and Shells - A quick/easy ground beef recipe, this is a pasta dish that will be on your dinner table all week long! So creamy and so comforting!

4. Baked Honey Hot Chicken Sandwiches 

Super popular, crowd pleasing, and easy to put together.

Baked Honey Hot Chicken Sandwiches . Super popular, crowd pleasing, and easy to put together. 

5. Garlic Butter Chicken Bites and Asparagus

So much flavor and so easy to throw together, this chicken and asparagus recipe is a winner for dinnertime! Chicken bites are so juicy, tender, and delicious you’ll eat them hot right off the pan!

Garlic Butter Chicken Bites and Asparagus – So much flavor and so easy to throw together, this chicken and asparagus recipe is a winner for dinnertime! Chicken bites are so juicy, tender, and delicious you’ll eat them hot right off the pan!

6. Crispy Chicken with Italian Sauce and Bowtie Noodles

One of the most popular dinner recipes for good reason!

Crispy Chicken with Italian Sauce and Bowtie Noodles. One of the most popular dinner recipes for good reason! #bestchickenrecipes #dinnerrecipes #crispychicken

7. Mexican Chicken and Rice

An easy and delicious meal! This dinner recipe is made in one baking dish and is done just in 30 minutes making clean up a breeze. Perfect for busy week nights!

Mexican Chicken and Rice Dinner Recipe – an easy and delicious meal! This dinner recipe is made in one baking dish and is done just in 30 minutes making clean up a breeze. Perfect for busy week nights! 

8. Sheet Pan Sliders

Stuffed with cheese, topped with bacon, and covered in a secret sauce!

Sheet Pan Sliders - Stuffed with cheese, topped with bacon, and covered in a secret sauce!

9. Crispy Roast Potatoes

These are the most flavorful crispy roast potatoes you’ll ever make. And they just happen to be gluten-free and vegan (if you use oil).

Crispy Roast Potatoes - These are the most flavorful crispy roast potatoes you'll ever make. And they just happen to be gluten-free and vegan (if you use oil).

10. Ground Beef and Pasta Skillet

Great for using any leftover pasta! Simple and inexpensive cheesy ground beef skillet dinner that’s nice enough for company.

Ground Beef and Pasta Skillet - Great for using any leftover pasta! Simple and inexpensive cheesy ground beef skillet dinner that's nice enough for company.

11. Oven Baked Ranch Pork Chops

A quick, inexpensive and easy dinner recipe. The entire family will love these pork chops, perfect for weeknight dinner.

Oven Baked Ranch Pork Chops - A quick, inexpensive and easy dinner recipe. The entire family will love these pork chops, perfect for weeknight dinner.

12. Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

A flavorful casserole packed with chicken, crumbled bacon, and pasta! Family approved.

Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole - A flavorful casserole packed with chicken, crumbled bacon, and pasta! Family approved.

13. Cheesy Chicken Tetrazzini 

Easy and delicious chicken and pasta in a creamy sauce with lots of flavor. It’s a family favorite dinner meal!

Cheesy Chicken Tetrazzini - Easy and delicious chicken and pasta in a creamy sauce with lots of flavor. It's a family favorite dinner meal!

14. Cajun Shrimp Fettuccini Alfredo

This is the easiest and BEST Fettuccine Alfredo recipe you’ll ever made! Creamy, homemade Alfredo sauce with juicy, perfectly seasoned shrimp!

Cajun Shrimp Fettuccini Alfredo - This is the easiest and BEST Fettuccine Alfredo recipe you'll ever made! Creamy, homemade Alfredo sauce with juicy, perfectly seasoned shrimp!

15. Shrimp and Gnocchi with Garlic Parmesan Cream Sauce

Light, airy gnocchi tossed with tender shrimp and the most amazing cream sauce you’ll want to drink!

Shrimp and Gnocchi with Garlic Parmesan Cream Sauce - Light, airy gnocchi tossed with tender shrimp and the most amazing cream sauce you'll want to drink!

16. Sausage, Pepper, and Rice Skillet

Smoky kielbasa sizzled with sweet bell pepper, onions and garlic in vibrant tomato sauce. This quick and easy sausage, pepper and rice skillet is downright delicious!

Sausage, Pepper, and Rice Skillet - Smoky kielbasa sizzled with sweet bell pepper, onions and garlic in vibrant tomato sauce. This quick and easy sausage, pepper and rice skillet is downright delicious!

17. Round Steak and Gravy

A recipe that uses an affordable cut of beef called Round Steak that is delicious and can be made in an Insta Pot or Crock Pot.

Round Steak and Gravy - A recipe that uses an affordable cut of beef called Round Steak that is delicious and can be made in an Insta Pot or Crock Pot.

18. White Chicken Lasagna

Everyone Loves Lasagna! This White Chicken Lasagna version is just as delicious as classic lasagna and is filled with spinach, cheese and delicious homemade white sauce.

White Chicken Lasagna - Everyone Loves Lasagna! This White Chicken Lasagna version is just as delicious as classic lasagna and is filled with spinach, cheese and delicious homemade white sauce.

19. Grilled Mozzarella Sandwich

This Grilled Mozzarella Sandwich is made with fresh tomatoes and walnut pesto grilled with sourdough bread. It’s easy to assemble and bursting with flavor!

This Grilled Mozzarella Sandwich is made with fresh tomatoes and walnut pesto grilled with sourdough bread. It's easy to assemble and bursting with flavor!

20. Taco Stuffed Shells

Cheesy Taco Stuffed Shells Made With Jumbo Pasta Shells, Salsa, Cheese And Taco Meat.

Cheesy Taco Stuffed Shells Made With Jumbo Pasta Shells, Salsa, Cheese And Taco Meat

21. Asian Mushroom Ramen

A quick Asian ramen noodle side dish with caramelized garlic mushrooms with a hint of sesame!

Asian Mushroom Ramen - A quick Asian ramen noodle side dish with caramelized garlic mushrooms with a hint of sesame!

22. Cheesy Garlic Roasted Green Beans

With mozzarella cheese is the best side dish to any meal! Low Carb, Keto AND the perfect way to get your veggies in! Tastes so amazing that the whole family gets behind this one.

Cheesy Garlic Roasted Green Beans with mozzarella cheese is the best side dish to any meal! Low Carb, Keto AND the perfect way to get your veggies in! Tastes so amazing that the whole family gets behind this one.

23. Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese

This recipe is perfect for busy weeknights when you need a dish that will satisfy the entire family. It’s quick, delicious, and has a great kick.

Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese - This recipe is perfect for busy weeknights when you need a dish that will satisfy the entire family. It's quick, delicious, and has a great kick.

24. Chicken Spaghetti

This easy recipe calls for chicken, spaghetti noodles, cream of chicken, salsa, sour cream and cheese, making it the epitome of comfort food.

Chicken Spaghetti - This easy recipe calls for chicken, spaghetti noodles, cream of chicken, salsa, sour cream and cheese, making it the epitome of comfort food.

25. Garlic Butter Steak and Potatoes Skillet

This easy one-pan steak and potatoes recipe is SO simple and SO flavorful. Juicy steak and crisp-golden potatoes are pan-seared and cooked to perfection.

Garlic Butter Steak and Potatoes Skillet – This easy one-pan steak and potatoes recipe is SO simple and SO flavorful. Juicy steak and crisp-golden potatoes are pan-seared and cooked to perfec

26. Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes

Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes will make you forget your childhood canned sauce memories and make you LOVE sloppy joes again.

Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes will make you forget your childhood canned sauce memories and make you LOVE sloppy joes again.

27. Chicken Bacon Ranch Wraps

These cool and creamy Chicken Bacon Ranch Wraps are a super quick and easy lunch or light dinner option!

These cool and creamy Chicken Bacon Ranch Wraps are a super quick and easy lunch or light dinner option!

28. Garlic Butter Steak Bites

Cooked in a delicious garlic butter sauce, these tender Steak Bites are made with sirloin steak for juicy, mouthwatering bite-size pieces every time!

Cooked in a delicious garlic butter sauce, these tender Steak Bites are made with sirloin steak for juicy, mouthwatering bite-size pieces every time!

29. Roasted Garlic Butter Parmesan Potatoes

Looking for the perfect side for your meal? These epic roasted potatoes with garlic butter parmesan are crispy and golden on the outside and fluffy on the inside.

Roasted Garlic Butter Parmesan Potatoes - Looking for the perfect side for your meal? These epic roasted potatoes with garlic butter parmesan are crispy and golden on the outside and fluffy on the inside

30. Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff

This homemade creamy stroganoff is a fill-you-up, classic comfort food dinner. It is delicious and so easy to prepare. Your family will love this recipe that is perfect for dinner any time of the year.

Creamy Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff - The best and EASIEST recipe! Beef is tender and the sauce is incredibly flavorful!

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