Quick and Easy Dinner Ideas is the name of the game with these delicious recipes. Get dinner on the table fast with these easy dinner recipes for your family. Each of these family friendly recipes is simple, and either ready in around 30 minutes or a simple slow cooker meal.
Easy Dinner Ideas
Let’s face it, whether you have a big family or a small one, you have to cook dinner. Each night I look at my kids and think, “They want me to feed them AGAIN?!” I don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen every night. Quick and easy dinner ideas that my kids will actually WANT to eat, are a must have in my cooking arsenal.
So to help me out I’ve put together a list of some of our favorite deliciously simple dinner recipes and I’m going to share them with YOU! Most of them take 30 minutes or less to prepare (QUICK) and have 10 ingredients or less (EASY)! Did I mention I like easy?
Each of these recipes assume that you have things like water, butter, oil, salt and pepper on hand so those staples do not count towards the number of ingredients.
I’ve broken down these easy dinner recipes into three blocks of images and links. We got chicken and turkey dinners and main dishes, beef and then pork & seafood. There is a variety of different dishes, styles and techniques, but what they have in common is that I have personally tried nearly ever single one, and can attest that they are simple, quick, delicious and totally family friendly.
Easy Chicken Dinners
I love chicken for dinner. Whether it’s our incredibly popular Baked Chicken or a simple Chicken Chowder, poultry is delicious, healthy and easily takes on a variety of flavors.
Chicken Naan Wraps – A 15 minute quick & healthy dinner or lunch featuring simple ingredients like shredded chicken, hummus and fresh veggies on flatbread.
Easy Dinner Ideas for Beef
Beef is budget friendly, easy to prepare and delicious! Whether you’re using ground beef, sliced steaks or roastes or even sausage, these meals are simple and don’t require a lot of ingredients to create incredible flavor.
Spicy Cranberry Meatballs – easy to make with pre-cooked, frozen meatballs, or with our easy 15 minute Meatballs recipe, this sweet and spicy recipe is delicious served over a bed or rice with a side of steamed veggies.
One Pot Homemade Hamburger Helper – A homemade version of the classic favorite Cheeseburger Macaroni that we all know and love. Rich and cheesy and tastes so much better than the boxed version!
3 Ingredient Chili – When you’re short on time, a long list of ingredients can make or break your easy dinner idea…so this 3 Ingredient Chili is a no-brainer!
Four Cheese Rigatoni – Tender pasta tossed with a creamy sauce that’s packed full of four different cheeses and topped with garlic breadcrumbs.
Even More Easy Dinner Ideas!
We hope you enjoy these easy weeknight dinners! For even more easy dinner ideas, go HERE.
Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.