What to make for dinner? Here you’ll find quick dinner ideas to enjoy meals on busy weeknights. Forget about ramen noodles or take-out!
Quick and Easy Dinner Ideas
Air fried flaky salmon fillets are smothered in a sweet and savory homemade Teriyaki sauce and served with steamed rice. This Japanese-inspired dinner will be ready in 15 minutes from start to finish!
Looking for a healthy and quick dinner? You need to try this pesto chicken bruschetta. It is made with grilled chicken fillets, pesto, mozzarella cheese and tomato bruschetta. Yum!
Here’s a comforting and nourishing pasta dish that you can make in just fifteen minutes with store-bought tortellini. It is very indulgent and full of flavor!
This creamy chicken is made in one skillet and a real crowd-pleaser. Juicy tender chicken breasts are swimming in a creamy Parmesan sauce with sun-dried tomatoes. It is going to become your new favorite chicken recipe!
You won’t believe how quickly you can get these honey garlic chicken bites on your dinner table. Serve with a side of steamed veggies or a bowl of jasmine rice.
This is a great recipe for an exhausting day. Juicy and moist parmesan crusted chicken fillets are smothered in a fantastic lemon butter sauce. A family-friendly dinner in 30 minutes!
After a busy day, this chicken and gravy makes a quick and delicious dinner. Substitute the chicken with beef or veal if desired. Serve over mashed potatoes, pasta or steamed rice.
This pesto crusted salmon is tender, flaky and big on flavor thanks to a pesto crust. Best of all, you will only need 25 minutes to make it from scratch.
This Japanese-inspired hibachi fried rice is made with shrimp and veggies. It is an effortless dinner that will be ready in 30 minutes.
This is a flavorful baked salmon dish that is rich and satisfying. It is a nutritious meal that’s ready in minutes. Your family is going to love it!
Kid-Friendly Quick Dinner Meals
These Chinese-inspired lo mein chicken noodles are ready in 30 minutes and better than a take-out! You can leave out the chicken if you want. It is surprisingly easy to make this dish at home.
This is a copycat Popeye’s Chicken Sandwich recipe. It is made with crispy fried chicken and served with homemade spicy mayo, brioche bun and tangy pickles.
This air fryer fish is super crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. White fish fillets are coated with panko and air fried. A great alternative to deep fried fish. Ready in minutes.
Fettuccine Alfredo is one of the most delicious pasta recipes that is just perfect for a quick family dinner. It is made with simple ingredients like fettuccine pasta, heavy cream, parmesan cheese, garlic and salt.
Here is another copycat recipe for well known McDonald’s Quarter Pounder. This burger has a beef patty, crispy bacon, cheese and is topped with yellow mustard, ketchup, lettuce and pickles.
Healthy Quick Dinner Ideas
This healthy ground chicken stir fry is an easy, quick and delicious dinner! It is loaded with ground chicken, kale, veggies and the most incredible sauce. This recipe will wow your family!
Here is a light, cozy and healthy chicken soup that will be just perfect for a quick family dinner. If you love orzo, you need to try it!
This quick pasta dish is healthy and comforting! It is made with broccoli, zucchini pesto, shrimp, linguine pasta, lots of garlic and parmesan cheese. Perfect for busy weeknights when you don’t have much time for cooking.
This is one of the most delicious salmon dishes you can make for a family dinner. Best of all, it comes together quickly and will wow your family and friends.
All it takes is twenty minutes for you to make this juicy and healthy baked salmon and asparagus in foil. Customize the recipe by adding your favorite veggies.
Vegetarian Quick Dinner Ideas
This vegan celery soup is comforting, budget-friendly and can be made in 35 minutes. Best of all, it is always a hit at the dinner table.
Craving Indian food? Here is the recipe for you. Palak paneer is made with cottage cheese cubes that are smothered in a flavorful spinach sauce. Serve it with naan bread. Ready in minutes and will impress everyone.
Here is another quick Chinese-inspired recipe for your dinner. Even your picky eaters will love this aromatic and fluffy rice with umami flavors and mushrooms.
This simple vegan dish is perfect to enjoy Meatless Monday. Baked cauliflower is coated in a delicious sticky sauce. This dish is so good that you won’t miss meat at all.
This tofu fried rice is an effortless Asian-inspired dish that is loaded with crispy veggies and protein. Tastes better than takeout from your favorite Japanese restaurant!
Quick Family Dinner Ideas
Have some hummus? Here is the sheet pan chicken dinner for you. Chicken breasts are coated in a rich, tangy hummus and baked to perfection. Ready in 30 minutes.
This creamy tomato basil chicken is quick and flavorful. It is ready in about 30 minutes and will become a dinner favorite!
This is one of the easiest and most popular chicken breast recipes on the blog. This dish is super simple, fast and absolutely delicious. Perfectly seasoned chicken breasts are baked in the oven until golden brown on the outside and incredibly juicy on the inside.
Here is another brilliant chicken dish for your dinner. This recipe requires only a few simple ingredients and is ready in 30 minutes.
Want to surprise your family? Make this restaurant-style balsamic chicken. Juicy chicken breasts are cooked in a flavorful balsamic sauce for an impressive dinner.