Get ready to enjoy the perfect blend of ease and taste with these 34 weeknight dinners. They prove that even with a jam-packed schedule, you can still savor mouthwatering meals. Say goodbye to weeknight meal stress and hello to a world of culinary convenience and delight that both you and your family will love.
Creamy Chicken Mushroom Stroganoff
This Chicken Mushroom Stroganoff is a creamy, savory, luxurious dinner inspired by delicious Eastern European cuisine and it's ready to eat in just half an hour! You simply can't beat this easy stroganoff recipe for a one-skillet, thirty-minute dinner when you're ready for a satisfying, comforting meal that doesn't involve slaving in the kitchen all afternoon. Get the recipe.
This Easy Cod Piccata in a creamy Piccata sauce makes a quick 30-minute dinner recipe your family will love. Creamy, a bit briny and so so good! Get the recipe.
Easy Vegetable Coconut Curry
This easy Vegan Curry Recipe with chickpeas and coconut milk is perfect for cleaning out the fridge. Use any vegetables you have, add some aromatic spices and coconut milk, and boom, you have a fantastic and healthy plant-based meal perfect for busy days. Get the recipe.
Chicken Ragu Pasta
This healthy, savory, and quick-to-make Chicken Ragu Pasta is bound to become a favorite family meal. Enjoy this homemade pasta with ground chicken in just half an hour. Get the recipe.
15-Minute Garlic Mussels
A ridiculously quick and easy recipe for dinner requires just a handful of ingredients. These Garlic Mussels In Sour Cream Sauce are such a comforting seafood dish, perfect for those busy weeknights when you just don't feel like cooking. Get the recipe.
Polish Dill Pickle Soup
Dill Pickle Soup is my all-time favorite soup recipe for busy weeknights. It requires merely 30 minutes of your time and provides you with a hearty and satisfying bite. This easy soup is savory and creamy and kids love it too. Perfect for lunch or dinner, especially in cold winter weather. Get the recipe.
No more bland mushroom pasta! This incredibly delicious Mushroom Stroganoff recipe packs a serious flavorful punch. It's so creamy and satisfying, perfect comfort food for long winter days. Get the recipe.
Sun-Dried Tomato & Zucchini Alfredo Pasta
Creamy, flavorful, a bit sweet and tart, this Sun Dried Tomato Alfredo With Zucchini Spaghetti will make a quick and easy dinner recipe that is perfect for busy weekdays, but is also delicious and satisfying for a Sunday family meal. Get the recipe.
Finnish Salmon Soup
Tired of baked salmon dishes? Try my Lohikeitto recipe - delicious and the easiest ever salmon soup that is so popular in Finland. Made in just under 40 minutes, this cozy and hearty fish soup is sure to warm you on chilly nights. Get the recipe.
Easy 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.
Tender London Broil
Nothing screams spring more than perfectly grilled, slightly charred meat. That’s why this Tender London Broil is a must-add to your spring dinner rotation because it is tender and flavorful. The secret to juicy meat packed with flavor is to marinate the meat for at least 30 minutes before cooking. Try this recipe for the best and most tender London Broil. Find the Tender London Broil recipe here.
Instant Pot Orange Chicken
Treat your family to a delicious dinner that is ready in under 30 minutes. This Instant Pot Orange Chicken will become one of your go-to recipes using the Instant Pot for spring because it is made with pantry staples. It also comes with a sweet and savory sauce that you can spoon over your rice. You can also replace the soy sauce with tamari if you want to make this recipe gluten-free. So be sure to hop on the Instant Pot trend with this dish, and you’ll use it all spring! Find the Instant Pot Orange Chicken recipe here.
Bright and refreshing is the best way to describe these Salmon Tostadas. They are healthy and hearty, perfect for a quick dinner on any spring night! This recipe starts with grilling the salmon until it is tender and flakey. The zesty slaw and fresh slices of mango and avocado remind you of the flavors of spring. You can also get some texture from the crispy tostada shell. Find the Salmon Tostadas recipe here.
Baked Teriyaki Salmon
Need a quick, healthy weeknight meal? This easy Baked Teriyaki Salmon is a must for those nights when you can’t be bothered to cook but want something delicious. The teriyaki glaze is sticky sweet, and is a cinch to prepare. The salmon also cooks quickly in the oven. You’ll love this recipe because it is easy to prepare, quick, and nutritious (thanks to the salmon!). Find the Baked Teriyaki Salmon recipe here.
Pork Tostadas with Mango Salsa
Want a spring dinner in 30 minutes or less? Try these Pork Tostadas with Mango Salsa! Use a tenderloin cut, which is perfectly juicy and tender when you take it out of the oven. The freshness of the mango salsa compliments the richness of the meat. This deliciously healthy meal will be a win for your spring dinners! Find the Pork Tostadas with Mango Salsa recipe here.
Teriyaki Chicken Yaki Udon Noodles
A quick and easy stir-fried teriyaki chicken yaki udon stir fry recipe, made with leftover chicken (or store-bought rotisserie chicken), vegetables, chewy udon noodles, and tossed with a sweet and sticky teriyaki sauce. You can get the Teriyaki Chicken Udon Noodles recipe here.
Thai Basil Chicken
A delicious, simple, quick, and easy, spicy Thai Basil Chicken recipe made with diced or ground chicken, yardlong beans, and fresh Thai basil tossed in a savory umami sauce made with fish sauce, oyster sauce, and sugar. You can get the Thai Basil Chicken recipe here.
Beef Noodle Stir Fry
This quick 15-minute beef noodle stir fry recipe is easy to make, super flavorful and made with stir-fried beef, onions, spaghettini, and soy sauce. You can get the Beef Noodle Stir Fry recipe here.
Sesame Crusted Teriyaki Salmon
A quick and easy sesame-crusted pan-fried teriyaki salmon recipe glazed with a sweet and sticky homemade teriyaki sauce and served over a bed of white rice. You can get the Teriyaki Salmon recipe here.
Udon Noodle Soup
A quick and easy udon noodle soup made with leftover turkey or chicken, udon noodles, bok choy, and a simple miso soup. Ready from start to finish in 15 minutes! You can get the Udon Noodle Soup recipe here.
Pork Egg Roll in a Bowl
Satisfy your craving for delicious Asian cuisine with a healthier twist by trying out the pork egg roll in a bowl, a low-carb and easy-to-make alternative to traditional egg rolls that is packed with flavors from ground pork, veggies, and other ingredients. This one-pan meal is a simple 15-minute meal.
Get the Recipe: Pork Egg Roll in a Bowl
Beef Yaki Udon Noodle Stir Fry
Beef yaki udon is a tasty noodle stir fry that you can make in less than 30 minutes. Try this easy udon recipe if you’re looking for a simple Japanese dish to make with beef and noodles.
Get the Recipe: Beef Yaki Udon Noodle Stir Fry
One Pot Taco Macaroni and Cheese
Try this taco macaroni and cheese, which combines the best of both worlds with Mexican and Italian flavors in every bite. With a cooking time of just 30 minutes in a single Dutch oven, this dish is perfect for those cooler months when you're in the mood for something hearty and warming.
Get the Recipe: One Pot Taco Macaroni and Cheese
BBQ Chicken Flatbread Pizza
Looking for a hassle-free dinner recipe that requires minimal prep? Try this delicious BBQ chicken flatbread that bakes in the oven for a crispy crust and melty toppings! With a pre-made flatbread base and simple BBQ chicken toppings, this recipe is both easy and satisfying, making it a great option for busy weeknights.
Get the Recipe: BBQ Chicken Flatbread Pizza
Miso Mushroom Ramen Soup
For a cozy and healthy meal, try making this simple gluten-free and vegan miso mushroom ramen soup at home. Packed with flavorful ingredients like garlic, ginger, miso, soy sauce, and chili peppers, this easy-to-make dish is perfect for a satisfying lunch or dinner that skips the takeout.
Get the Recipe: Miso Mushroom Ramen Soup
Italian Chicken Pesto Sandwich
This Italian Chicken Pesto Sandwich is a gourmet bistro-style treat that makes for a quick and easy lunch or dinner. Made with tender grilled chicken, creamy pesto sauce, fresh mozzarella, tomato, and more, it’s a deliciously satisfying meal.
Get the Recipe: Italian Chicken Pesto Sandwich
7-Ingredient Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta
Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta! This 7 ingredient dinner is ready in just 20 minutes, perfect for busy nights! Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta
Easy Drunken Noodles
Inspired by the Thai favorite, Pad Kee Mao, this easy drunken noodle recipe is made with rice noodles, veggies, tofu and a spicy sauce. Ready in 30 minutes! Make it: Easy Drunken Noodles
You gotta try these simple crispy tacos with a 4-Ingredient Queso Dipping Sauce. A healthy, satisfying weeknight meal with both stove-top and air-fryer directions. Crispy Tacos
Easy, 20 Minute Pasta
Easy, 20-Minute Pasta! You are going to love this healthy, easy spinach pasta! With a trick to creating glossy, restaurant-style pasta, this is a must-have for quick dinners. Make it: Easy Pasta Recipe
Lemon Pepper Salmon
Maybe the best salmon recipe ever? All the lemony flavors make this the ultimate weeknight dinner. Lemon Pepper Salmon.
Tofu Rice Bowls with Black Beans and Corn
Rice Bowls with cilantro lime tofu, rice, black beans, corn salad, tomatoes. A healthy plant-based bowl meal that’s perfect for meal prep, lunch and dinner. Tofu Rice Bowls with Black Beans and Corn
Instant Pot Mongolian Beef
Just toss all the ingredients into the Instant Pot and wait for the magic to happen. Instant Pot Mongolian Beef
Mushroom and Pumpkin Risotto
One of the great ways to use pumpkin puree is to add it to a risotto. My Mushroom And Pumpkin Risotto is easy and delicious one pan dinner recipe with flavors of fall. Mushroom and Pumpkin Risotto.
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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.