Sometimes we get in a pinch and barely have time to whip up a hearty and quick dinner.
This is when it’s useful to know a quick dinner idea or two, so you make sure you’re always eating something yummy and good!
All you need to do is make sure you have the ingredients on hand.
Thankfully there’s meal planning, which makes creating your dinners in 30 minutes or less super easy and simple!
This is so useful for busy weeknights, when you’re getting home in the evening from work, the kids are out of school, and everyone’s hungry (and perhaps a little grumpy too!)
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Some of the quick dinners I like making are pasta, different variations of rice and chicken, and anything with legumes!
Here’s how to get dinner on the table in no time at all.
27 Quick Dinner Ideas You Can Make In Less Than 30 Minutes
Sliders, salads, and pork chops are some quick dinner recipes you can whip up easily!
One Pot Ham And Penne Skillet by Julie Eats And Treats is such a quick dinner recipe you’ll wish you knew about it sooner!
Doritos Taco Salad by Spend With Pennies is sure to get people hungry.
Scrambled Egg Tacos by Women’s Day. Who says tacos can only be made out of meat? (that can take forever to make!)
Quick And Easy Glazed Pork Chops by Budget Bytes. Glazed pork chops are a winner in anyone’s book.
Buffalo Chicken Sliders by Simply Stacie make for a borderline perfect family meal idea.
Cheesy Chicken And Rice With Broccoli by Buns In My Oven. If you want something filling and hearty then check out this recipe.
30 Minute Sheet Pan Cajun Shrimp by Dreaming DIY. Sheet pan dinners are some of the easiest out there to make, try making some cajun shrimp!
One of the fastest ways to come up with quick dinners is to use your oven wisely. It’s amazing what you can create with a simple sheet pan!
Easy Cuban Grilled Cheese by Closet Cooking can make a great quick dinner idea when you’re in a hurry with the right ingredients.
Quick And Easy Baked Chili Dogs by Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom. Chili dogs are tasty any way of the week.
Lemon And Herb Ricotta Spaghetti by My Food Book. Add a twist to your classic tomato sauce spaghetti with some Ricotta and lemon.
Easy Mushroom Fried Rice by Easy Baby Meals. Mushroom fried rice sounds SO delicious right now.
Cheeseburger Hobo Packets by Gimme Some Grilling. Here’s a way to make some quick dinner: burger hobo packets!
If you’re trying to think of quick dinners then you want to try and stick to recipes with easy and common ingredients!
20 Minute One Pot Cheesy Taco Pasta by Tip Buzz. Cheesy tacos have family favorite potential.
Easy Garlic Chickpea Soup by Two Purple Figs. You can make a tasty soup if you’ve got some chickpeas lying around.
Pork And Peanut Dragon Noodles by Budget Bytes. If you’re feeling like you want something more oriental, try these Peanut Noodles and try something new!
Cabbage And Carrots Stir Fry With Rice Noodles by iFood Real.
Four Cheese Pizza Quesadillas by Kitchen Treaty. Super tasty goodness in every bite if there’s plenty of cheese in your quick quesadillas.
These quick dinner ideas are some of the most delicious on the list!
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Sheet Pan Garlic Butter Tilapia by Damn Delicious. Garlic Butter Tilapia is a personal favorite and SUPER easy to cook!
Easy Chicken Parmesan by Crazy For Crust. Chicken parm makes a great evenin meal that doesn’t cost a ton.
Easy Sausage And Peppers Rice Skillet by Mommy’s Home Cooking. Sausage and Peppers? Yes, please.
5 Ingredient Pan Fried Pork Chops by The Seasoned Mom. Chances are your family won’t be able to turn away fried pork chops.
Easy Black Beans Recipe by Show Me The Yummy. Beans are nutritious and can make a mean soup!
I love making Creamy Tuscan Chicken as a quick dinner that can still be hearty, tasty, and pretty filling!
One Pot Spaghetti And Meat Sauce by Skinny Taste. One pot dinners are super quick and easy to make!
Broccoli And Chorizo Macaroni And Cheese by The Endless Meal. Spice up your mac and cheese with some chorizo and broccoli.
Quick Chicken Bake by Diethood. There’s nothing quicker than a quick chicken bake.
Easy Beef Burrito Skillet by The Girl Who Ate Everything. Homemade burritos can take you out of a pinch in no time!
Quick Creamy Tuscan Garlic Chicken by The Recipe Critic. Tuscan Garlic Chicken sounds SO delicious right now…
Quick Dinner Ideas Are Great For Weeknight Dinners
Family dinners don’t have to be a hassle once you learn how to combine new ingredients for quick yummy meals you can create during weeknights.
Dinner time always seems to sneak up on you especially during weeknights when everyone is usually tired, hungry, and sometimes even cranky! Hopefully this list gave you some ideas on how to get started creating meals that aren’t too expensive, but quick and easy to store for later.
Are there any that popped out at you? Join the conversation and leave a comment below!
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