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You can never have too many great dinner ideas! Imagine this: it’s 4 or 5 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.
1. One-Pot Chicken Parmesan Pasta
All the great chicken parmesan flavors are combined in one easy one-pot pasta recipe that’s ready in 30 minutes! Fewer 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! With all the right spices and chipotle style flavors, this casserole dinner really kicks it up a notch!
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!
4. Potatoes Au Gratin
Ooey gooey cheese covering every single nook and cranny of these potatoes au gratin!
5. Garlic Butter Chicken Bites and Asparagus
With 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 that 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! Serve with a side of vegetables like asparagus, broccoli, or side salad.
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 weeknights! Use boneless skinless chicken breast, chicken thighs, or even rotisserie chicken! Then, add corn, beans, salsa and a few other ingredients for this relatively healthy dinner idea!
8. Sheet Pan Sliders
Stuffed with cheese, topped with bacon, and covered in a secret sauce!
9. Garlic Parmesan Roasted Potatoes
Buttery garlic potatoes are tossed with Parmesan and roasted to crisp and tender perfection!
10. Texas Toast Sloppy Joes
Sloppy Joes alone are one of the most classic comfort food dinners. This recipe kicks it up a notch! We’ve made this recipe several times because it is THE BEST!
11. 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.
12. Oven-Baked Ranch Pork Chops
A quick, inexpensive, and easy dinner recipe. The entire family will love these pork chops, perfect for a weeknight dinner.
13. Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole
A flavorful casserole packed with chicken, crumbled bacon, and pasta! Family approved.
14. Cheesy Chicken Tetrazzini
Easy and delicious chicken and pasta in a creamy sauce with lots of flavors. It’s made with easy ingredients and is a family’s favorite dinner meal!
15. Garlic Butter Shrimp Scampi
Garlic Butter Shrimp Scampi Pasta is large, juicy shrimp in garlic butter tossed in creamy pasta. This scrumptious, creamy garlic shrimp pasta is super easy to make and inviting after a long day! Raise your hand if you’re making this for dinner tonight!
16. 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!
17. 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!
18. 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.
19. 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.
20. 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!
21. Taco Stuffed Shells
Cheesy Taco Stuffed Shells Made With Jumbo Pasta Shells, Salsa, Cheese, And Taco Meat.
22. Asian Mushroom Ramen
A quick Asian ramen noodle side dish with caramelized garlic mushrooms with a hint of sesame!
23. Cheesy Garlic Roasted Green Beans
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.
24. 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.
25. 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.
26. 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 with herbs and olive oil.
27. 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.
28. Chicken Bacon Ranch Wraps
These cool and creamy Chicken Bacon Ranch Wraps are a super quick and easy lunch or light dinner option! The salt of the bacon is so delicious with crisp lettuce and creamy ranch dressing.
29. 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!
30. Baked Tacos
YUM! You have to try these Oven Baked Beef Tacos for dinner. So easy to make, made with ground beef.
31. Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Our irresistible Taco Stuffed Potatoes are a staple recipe to always have in your back pocket! If you’re looking for easy dinner ideas that incorporate flavors everyone loves, these potatoes are perfect!
32. Taco Mac and Cheese
Taco Macaroni and Cheese is the perfect easy weeknight meal you need to add to your meal planning menu! It’s a blend of ground beef, macaroni and cheese, and taco seasoning all rolled into one fantastic dish.
33. Cheese Stuffed Meatballs
Juicy Crock Pot Cheese Stuffed Meatballs are one way to spice up everyone’s favorite pasta. Nothing says home cooking like a good plate of spaghetti with homemade sauce and meatballs. Slow-cookers are lifesavers on busy weeknights!
34. Sausage Tortellini Soup
This Sausage Tortellini Soup is extra creamy and easy to make on the stovetop. This 30-minute meal is full of flavor and filling enough for an easy family dinner. Comfort food in a bowl!
35. Lemon Garlic Butter Salmon Recipe
Juicy salmon at home in 30 minutes that’s EASY and tastes BETTER than from a restaurant!! The butter is infused with lemon and garlic and adds so much FLAVOR!
36. Taco Pizza
My Taco Pizza recipe is one that you will want to put in your regular dinner rotation! It’s easy (made in about 30 minutes), it’s filling, and best of all, it’s mouthwateringly delicious. Some might even say addicting. You’re going to love the pizza dough trick!
I think this is the first time I have loved every single item in a recipe compilation! I am a vegan and often make my own meals, but I will be making all of these recipes for my husband and three hungry hockey players! Thank you so much!