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40+ of the BEST Quick and Easy Dinner Ideas

What should I make for dinner tonight? This is the one thing that is constantly on my mind. After a long day at work, the last thing I want to do is slave over dinner for hours. That's why I've rounded up the BEST Quick and Easy Dinner Ideas. From plant based, to seafood and tons of sheet pan dinners, this post is sure to help you get dinner on the table in a snap.
Quick and Easy Dinner Ideas
The end of 2021 and my return to work brought along many struggles in my kitchen. With a promotion and move to a new cafeteria, most days I got home from work exhausted and struggling to find the motivation to make a nutritious dinner for my family. Take out was quickly becoming a staple and I knew that in 2022, I needed to reset and plan, to get my spending under control, as well as our health.

If you're like me, constantly thinking about what to cook for dinner tonight, then you've come to the right place. Plus we have any type of diet and budget covered!
Quick and Easy Dinner Ideas

BEST QUICK AND EASY DINNER IDEAS

Chicken 

BEST Quick and Easy Dinner Ideas
Instant pot chicken stroganoff is a one-pot meal with bite-sized boneless chicken and mushrooms in a creamy sauce. The egg noodles are cooked right along with the other ingredients in the pot, and the whole dish comes together in 30 minutes. A quick and easy dinner for busy weeknights that everyone will love!

BEST Quick and Easy Dinner Ideas
This easy one pan apricot glazed chicken is ready in under 20 minute and is gluten free and Whole30 compliant. Perfect for a weeknight dinner.

Best Quick and Easy Dinner Ideas
Lemon balsamic chicken with rosemary sauce is a healthier alternative to chicken and gravy over mashed potatoes. Serve this spicy braised chicken and dairy free sweet potato mash for a quick dinner!

Best Quick and Easy Dinner Recipes
This One-Pot Italian Chicken and Rice is a wonderfully easy meal for any night of the week. It's full of nutritional ingredients that make a delicious and quick dinner.

BEST Quick and Easy Dinner Ideas
This easy, healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Stew is made with tender chicken thighs and loaded with hearty, delicious vegetables. It’s a budget friendly “dump and start” dinner that your whole family will love, all fall and winter long!

Best Quick and Easy Dinner Ideas
This gluten free chicken and veggie stir fry recipe will become a staple in your home. It’s so quick and easy to make.

Best Quick and Easy Dinner Ideas
Moo Goo Gai Pan is made with tender slices of chicken, white button mushrooms, and other classic stir-fry vegetables all bathed in a delicious stir fry sauce. Learn how to make this better-than-takeout Moo Goo Gai Pan Recipe right at home and have dinner ready and on the table in 40 minutes or less!

Best Quick and Easy Dinner Ideas
For a quick and easy healthy chicken dinner, this Greek-inspired recipe is just the thing. Juicy chicken thighs are cooked in one pan with some tasty vegetables and finished with a lemon herb sauce. A Bonus- it's Paleo friendly!

Best Quick and Easy Dinner Ideas
Creamy Marry Me Chicken is a crowd-pleasing quick and easy recipe – chicken thighs in a creamy sauce with sun-dried tomatoes and bacon! Even better is cooks up in one pot for easy cleanup and for busy weeknights.

Quick and Easy Dinner Ideas
This easy chicken marsala recipe is an Italian-American classic! Juicy pan-fried chicken is smothered in a marsala cream sauce. This restaurant-quality dish can be on your dinner table in under 30 minutes!

Quick and Easy Dinner Ideas
These pan seared chicken breasts with tomatoes and basil are so tasty, you'd never guess they're so easy to make. Ready in just 20 minutes, it's the perfect meal for a busy day.

Quick and Easy Dinner Ideas
Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Stuffed Chicken is a cinch to make in the Air Fryer. Flavorful Stuffed chicken breast filled with cheesy jalapenos wrapped in crispy bacon.

Quick and Easy Dinner Ideas
This EASY Chicken Parmesan Casserole is ready in just 10 minutes. It is so hearty and delicious the whole family will love it!

Quick and Easy Dinner Ideas
Thai Peanut Chicken with Broccoli is spicy, salty and sweet. This quick and easy dinner comes together in under 30 minutes. And this gingery, garlicky, creamy dinner will become an instant classic.

Fish & Seafood

Quick and Easy Dinner Ideas
This easy to make, delicious Citrus Soy Glazed Salmon is the perfect dinner! Perfectly pan seared marinated salmon that’s brushed with a delicious glaze. Simple, healthy and delicious!

Quick and Easy Dinner Idea
This Asian Glazed Salmon is so quick and easy to make. It is delicious with crispy seared salmon and a sweet savory glaze.

Quick and Easy Dinner Ideas
Air fryer frozen tilapia is a super easy way to get more seafood in. You don't even need to thaw the fish before cooking!

Quick and Easy Dinner Ideas
Honey Soy Salmon is a quick stovetop dinner with an irresistible sweet and sticky glaze.

Quick and Easy Dinner Recipes
Enjoy this wildly flavorful and healthy Black Pepper Shrimp dish. Marinated in a delicious olive oil based sauce, and cooked over garlic, sweet onions, and whole black peppercorns that pop as they cook.

Quick and Easy Dinner Recipes
If you're looking for another easy sheet pan recipe, you've come to the right place. My family is a fan of this Flavorful Roasted Shrimp and Vegetables Recipe. It's perfect for special occasions, busy weeknight dinners, and get-togethers.

Quick and Easy Fish Curry
This Coconut Fish Curry recipe starts with tender and flakey fish filets that are gently poached in a mouth-water creamy coconut sauce with aromatic spices and fresh herbs.

Quick and Easy Dinner Ideas
Easy Mahi Mahi Recipe with Lemon Garlic Sauce. A simple and wildly delicious way to prepare and serve this tender, flakey, and popular white fish.

Quick and Easy Dinner Ideas
This easy and delicious Italian salmon is full of fresh flavors. Salmon filets are roasted in the oven with tomatoes and garlic and finished off with fresh basil. This recipe is done in less than 30 minutes, making it perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or an effortless holiday meal.

Quick and Easy Dinner Recipes
Brown butter honey garlic salmon is buttery, flaky and perfectly cooked. It's made in only 20 minutes, perfect for busy days.

Quick and Easy Dinner Ideas
Shrimp Saganaki - This classic Greek dish has some incredible flavors with plump shrimp in a garlicky, savory tomato sauce and finished off with salty feta cheese!

Quick and Easy Dinner Ideas
Tomato chilli prawn pasta is where comfort food meets nutritious tomato prawns. Prawns are baked in a flavorful spicy tomato sauce and added to pasta for a quick and healthy seafood dinner.

Quick and Easy Dinner Ideas
This easy baked salmon is rich and buttery with lemon, fresh tomatoes and onions making this the perfect oven baked salmon recipe for your family dinner or date night!

Quick and Easy Dinner Ideas
Furikake Salmon is a tender, flavorful salmon recipe made with Kewpie mayo, soy sauce, garlic powder, and furikake. This umami-packed salmon dish is ready in less than 15 minutes with minimal cleanup. Serve furikake salmon with Japanese rice and a vegetable for a well-rounded weeknight meal.

Plant Based

Quick and Easy Dinner Ideas
This 2 ingredient Vegan Sweet Potato Gnocchi is also completely grain free! It's easy and fun to make and tastes great with just about any pasta sauce.

Quick and Easy Dinner Ideas
This is the easiest, laziest, and cheapest recipe of all time. I’ve made it for countless omnivorous friends and family members and have had a 100% success rate! Always an inexpensive, low-fuss crowd pleaser!

Quick and Easy Dinner Ideas
This Butternut Squash and Chickpea Curry is a comforting, flavorful, warm meal! It’s a quick healthy vegetarian dinner that only takes about 30 minutes!

Quick and Easy Dinner Ideas
These Sweet and Spicy Noodles are an Asian-inspired, fast, easy weeknight dinner that can be ready and on the table in just 20 minutes!

Quick and Easy Dinner Ideas
This mushroom aglio olio is a quick, easy and budget friendly dinner. With just six ingredients its on the table in twenty minutes.

Quick and Easy Dinner Ideas
Szechuan tofu features crispy tofu and colorful veggies cooked in a savory, rich sauce. An easy stir-fry that is ready in 30 minutes!

Quick and Easy Dinner Ideas
Hearty lentil mushroom tacos suitable for Taco Tuesday or any night of the week. These Vegan Lentil Tacos are “meaty” and flavorful and ready in under 30 minutes!

Sheet Pan Dinners

Quick and Easy Dinner Ideas
This easy-baked chicken and potatoes one-pan meal results in tender juicy chicken coated in a zesty lemon garlic butter sauce, crispy golden potatoes, and delicious, slightly charred, broccoli. It’s a simple, wholesome, weeknight dinner that takes minimal effort and very little mess. But really, it just tastes amazing!

Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas

Quick and Easy Dinner Ideas
Sheet pan shrimp fajitas are a zesty and easy meal to make on busy weeknights. Ready in under 30 minutes, this Mexican-inspired sheet pan seafood recipe is a flavorful and healthy way to enjoy the combo of shrimp, onions, and peppers.

Sheet Pan Pork Chops, Brussel Sprouts and Sweet Potatoes

Quick and Easy Dinner Ideas
If you’re looking for a complete meal baked together on one pan, this Sheet Pan Crispy Cheddar Pork Chops with Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potatoes is it! Crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside, you’ll love this method of cooking pork chops.

Sheet Pan Shrimp Scampi with Tomato and Zucchini

Quick and Easy Dinner Ideas
A sheet pan and a few ingredients is all you need to make a complete succulent shrimp scampi dinner. In just 20 minutes this low-carb, keto, and gluten-free Sheet Pan Shrimp Scampi with Tomatoes & Zucchini is ready.

Greek Sheet Pan Chicken Dinner

Quick and Easy Dinner Ideas
An easy dinner but yet so flavorful. This Greek dinner is delicious and nutritious!

Sheet Pan Gnocchi with Sausage and Vegetables

Quick and Easy Dinner Recipes


This sheet pan gnocchi recipe is packed with crispy gnocchi, smoked sausage and healthy fresh vegetables. The best part? It's ready in 30 minutes or less and only needs one pan to make!





Comments

  1. Thank you so many wonderful recipes to inspire us during the week. Not an easy task to prepare a meal every night. Thank you for all the work you put into this.

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  2. this is more than a month of great dinner ideas and a great help to prepare meals.

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  3. Love this list! Perfect timing for work and school time. Pinning for later!

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  4. I know what you mean about returning from work and having to work again, to feed the family. It drains one of the last drop of energy. But it needs done. I'm so grateful when I see ideas like this put together. I won't have to think what to cook tonight for a month, at least!

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  5. Yes, thank you! I think the sentence that I say every day is what to make for dinner, and I always end up not knowing what to make, so this post is perfect! Thanks, Cindy; you saved my life! I really need these round-up quick dinner ideas.

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  6. All of these recipes look so delicious! Thank you for a great roundup!

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  7. Your 40 plus ideas are super time saving for me as I am on the go most of the time. Thanks.

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  8. No shortage of delicious ideas to choose from here! Thanks! This definitely helps answer the question of "What should I make for dinner?"

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  9. Omg! Love the recipes, I'm not a "cooking lover", I do it by necessity and these options are amazing: simple but delicious, especially that One-Pot Italian Chicken and Rice!! I might change my meal planning for the week ahah

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  10. thanks for the inspo - sometimes i feel stumped what to make for dinner!

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  11. great list of recipes and can also be served on occasions

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  12. These look amazing! I have been in a little rut recently on dinner ideas and this is just what I was looking for. Several of these will be on my table in the next few weeks. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. You included such thorough and delicious food ideas. I really appreciate all the work you did in writing this post including 40 various recipes. There are so many great suggestions to choose from. Thank you for sharing.

    Pastor Natalie
    Letstakeamoment.com

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  14. All of these easy dinners look so good, thank you for creating a delicious list of recipes! I have days when I just cannot think of what to make and of course the answer the family gives is often "I don't know." These meals are perfect for those days.

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  15. Great selection of easy dinners, which I'm always on the hunt for! Thanks for not making me hunt for the next 40 dinners :)

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