Need quick dinner ideas for busy evenings? Discover 17 easy and delicious recipes perfect for weeknights. These dishes are simple to make and taste amazing, saving you time without compromising on flavor. You can spend less time cooking and more time enjoying dinner with these fuss-free recipes.
Homemade Pork and Beans
Craving a delicious dish that’s quick and easy to make? This Homemade Pork and Beans recipe is the one for you! With tender chunks of pork shoulder, crispy bacon, and soft navy beans, it’s a dish that's as satisfying as it looks! What’s best is that it’s ready from scratch in just 35 minutes! Get the recipe.
Creamy Polenta with Mushrooms
This 30-minute Polenta Recipe gets its unique flavor from an umami-packed Miso Paste. Served with quick vegan sautéed mushrooms, this dairy-free polenta is SO creamy and perfect for busy days. It's healthy, comforting, and easy to make. Get the recipe.
Kielbasa and Veggies Sheet Pan Dinner
This Sheet Pan Kielbasa and Veggies is a quick and fuss-free dinner recipe for busy weeknights. Just dump all of the ingredients on a cooking tray and bake. This recipe can be made with regular sausages and any vegetables you have in your fridge. Get the recipe.
Easy and Creamy Salmon Pasta
This Easy and Creamy Salmon Pasta features quickly seared salmon tossed in a creamy, smoky sauce along with your favorite pasta. This hearty and satisfying dish is loaded with flavor and comes together in no time. Get the recipe.
Creamy Miso Pesto Pasta
This 30-minute Creamy Miso Pesto Pasta with Pecans is simply the best. Packed with a savory white Miso paste, garlic and crunchy Pecans, this easy vegan pasta makes a perfect recipe for busy weeknights. Get the recipe.
Chicken Mushroom Stroganoff
This Chicken Mushroom Stroganoff is the perfect one-pot meal that'll be ready in under 30 minutes to give you a deliciously satisfying meal without having to slave away in the kitchen all day! Get the recipe.
Cod Piccata - Cod Fillet Recipe
This Easy Cod Piccata in a creamy Picatta sauce makes a quick 30-minute dinner recipe your family will love. Creamy, a bit briny and so so good! Get the recipe.
Chicken Ragu Pasta
This simple chicken ragu pasta may be easy to make and use everyday ingredients, but there's nothing basic about its flavor. This yummy, savory, and quick-to-make dinner idea is bound to become a favorite family meal. Enjoy this homemade pasta with ground chicken in just half an hour. Get the recipe.
Stir Fry Noodles (Under 30 Minutes)
These Stir Fry Noodles are incredibly easy to make, packed with flavor, and the perfect recipe for busy weeknights! It features perfectly stir-fried veggies, tasty tofu, and delicious noodles coated in a simple, flavorful homemade stir-fry sauce! Get the recipe.
Chicken Romaine Salad with Honey Caramelized Cashews
This easy Chicken Romaine Salad with Honey Caramelized Cashews has all attributes of a healthy and delicious lunch. Get the recipe.
Pistachio Crusted Salmon with Spinach and Raisin
This Pistachio Crusted Salmon is where healthy meets delicious. It's crunchy, flavorful with a delicious Spinach and Raisin Salad. This simple 20-minute recipe makes an easy and quick weeknight meal. Get the recipe.
Casarecce Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto
This Casarecce Pasta recipe will give you an incredibly delicious pasta recipe that’s family-friendly and ready in just a little over 20 minutes! Get the recipe.
Korean Beef and Rice
If you’re looking for a quick and easy weeknight meal, then try this Korean beef and rice! It’s the perfect combination of flavors for a meal that’s going to become a new family favorite! With a few pantry staples, you can make a delicious meal from start to finish in just 15 minutes! Get the recipe.
Sheet Pan Chicken Stir Fry
This Sheet Pan Chicken Stir Fry is a quick and easy weeknight dinner your family will love. Making it in a sheet pan makes it a hands off, no stir, stir fry! Get the recipe.
Shawarma with Vegetables and Yogurt Sauce
Had a busy day and no time for a complicated dinner recipe? Not a problem. This Pasta Alla Foriana is a healthy and delicious Italian pasta recipe. The best part - it can be pulled together in under 20 minutes. Get the recipe.
White Chicken Chili
This yummy White Chicken Chili is made with Ground Chicken, Sour Cream and ready to be served in just 40 minutes. This easy and hearty soup recipe will keep you full and satisfied for hours. Perfect recipe for busy weeknight dinners. Get the recipe.
Easy Sloppy Joe Recipe
This super easy sloppy joes recipe requires only 5 ingredients and will be ready in 15 minutes! It’s the perfect weeknight meal for those busy days when you want to whip up something the whole family will love! Get the recipe.
Iryna Bychkiv is the founder and writer of the culinary website Lavender & Macarons, where she shares clean, European-inspired recipes that are delicious, easy to prepare, and made with wholesome ingredients. Iryna loves creating meals that are simple yet healthy and unique, including vegan and vegetarian recipes.
Iryna is also a freelance writer for MSN and Associated Press Wire.