17 Favorite Easy Dinner Recipes You Need To Try

Cyd Converse

In the midst of our busy family schedule, hunting down easy dinner recipes often feels like it becomes a bit of a full contact sport for me.

Recently I decided to dust off our stale dinner routine and shake things up with a few new easy weeknight dinner ideas to make things a bit more fun.

These easy dinner recipes are perfect for weeknights, of course, but truly they're delicious any night of the week and the leftovers make a great lunch.

1. Frito Taco Pie Recipe

This Frito taco pie recipe is truly great for busy weeknights! It’s the kind of delicious comfort food that the whole family will love. This casserole is loaded with beef, cheese and crunchy Frito chips then topped with your favorite taco toppings like sour cream, lettuce, black olives, avocado and tomatoes. The end result is one epic meal you'll find yourself making over and over again.

2. Crispy Chicken Sheet Pan Tacos Recipes

If you love tacos but you love easy dinner recipes even more, these crispy chicken sheet pan tacos are calling your name. This crispy chicken sheet pan tacos recipe is yet another favorite and it's checking all the boxes - it's delicious, quick, easy and a huge crowd pleaser.

3. Thai Peanut Noodles with Spiralized Vegetables Recipe

Our filling Thai peanut noodles with spiralized vegetables is a simple pasta dish filled with healthy vegetables. It’s on the table in less than 30 minutes, which makes it the perfect weeknight dinner!

4. Creamy Mushroom Pasta Recipe

This creamy mushroom pasta recipe is a huge win with mushroom lovers and for good reason. A luscious and creamy mushroom sauce is tossed with pasta, and it's ready in just minutes so it is perfect for busy weeknights! You can use whatever your favorite mushrooms are for this recipe. If you have white button mushrooms, then go for it. Crimini mushrooms would also be great.

5. Tex-Mex Pizza Recipe

An easy weeknight dinner full of flavor, our Tex-Mex pizza recipe is a fan favorite for good reason. Boasting all of your favorite Tex-Mex flavors, pizza crust is layered with cheese, bacon, jalapeños, red peppers and fresh corn then drizzled with a delicious chipotle sauce. It only takes minutes to toss it together and you can bake your pizza in about 15 minutes!

6. Roasted Veggie Feta Pasta Recipe

Packed with delicious roasted vegetables, this easy feta pasta recipe makes an easy dinner any night of the week. When it comes to simple pasta dishes, this easy feta pasta recipe reigns supreme. Packed with delicious roasted veggies, this one is a total hit.

7. Toaster Oven Egg Bake Recipe

Tasty and filling, this high protein toaster oven egg bake is made with cottage cheese, eggs, and spicy pepper jack cheese. I love it for breakfast, of course, but it's another of my very favorite egg recipes for dinner. Served with a side of crisp, steamed green veggies you end up with an easy weeknight dinner that will leave you completed satisfied with little effort in the kitchen.

8. Slow Cooker Chipotle Pulled Chicken Recipe

This super easy chipotle slow cooker pulled chicken recipe is a family-approved weeknight favorite. It could not be easier to make, plus it's fully kid-approved! Toss everything together in the slow cooker in the morning and dinner is ready to be served.

9. Creamy Sundried Tomato Chicken Linguine Recipe

If you love a good, easy pasta dish loaded with flavor, you need to make our creamy sundried tomato chicken linguine with zucchini. This decadent pasta dish is a guaranteed crowd favorite, but it's shockingly simple to make plus it comes together with just a handful of simple ingredients.

10. Toaster Oven Jalapeño Popper Grilled Cheese Recipe

I'm a fan of any kind of grilled cheese sandwich, if I'm honest, but this jalapeño popper grilled cheese takes things to a whole new level. It's savory, spicy, creamy and crunchy with the addition of thinly sliced fresh jalapeños, cream cheese and corn flakes. I know, I know. It sounds a little wild, but this one is amazing. Bonus points for being able to make it in the toaster oven!

11. Easy Tex Mex Veggie + Rice Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Make our easy Tex Mex stuffed peppers with just a handful of pantry staples like beans and rice. They're simple and delicious! These easy Tex Mex veggie and rice stuffed peppers are one of my favorite ways to make them! Flavorful and filling, you need to make these for dinner.

12. Pesto Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner Recipe

If you're wondering what's for dinner tonight, you need to try this easy, flavorful pesto chicken sheet pan dinner recipe. It comes together easily, roasts while you're getting settled in at the end of the work day and, most importantly, serves up a dinner your whole family is guaranteed to love.

13. Barbecue Chicken Grilled Pizza Recipe

This barbecue chicken grilled pizza recipe is a crowd favorite - it's loaded with shredded chicken and crisp summer veggies. Use a store bought pizza crust to make things even easier. Topped with savory shredded chicken, crisp summer corn and veggies, you need to give it a try.

14. Easy Chicken Fajitas Recipe

When it comes to these easy chicken fajitas, your family will not leave the dinner table hungry so skip going out and make chicken fajitas at home! Super easy to make any night of the week, take your taco night to a whole new level.

15. Skillet Meatball Lasagna Recipe

Our skillet meatball lasagna recipes takes only a handful of ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen. Plus it's quick, easy to make and only uses one pan! Your family will love this easy dinner recipe.

16. Pizza Meal Prep Bowls Recipe

For especially busy families, make our pizza meal prep bowls for the easy dinner recipe of your dreams! Prep your favorite pizza toppings along with cheese and veggies and pack it all up for easy grab and go meals.

17. Garlic Baked Chicken Recipe

Crispy oven baked chicken coated with plenty of garlic, our garlic baked chicken recipe is ready in minutes. An easy dinner recipe the whole family will love, bookmark this one because you'll be making it over and over.

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