Looking for Easy Weeknight Dinners? In this post I’ve gathered over 25 simple, flavorful and deliciously satisfying dinner recipes you can make any night of the week!

25+ Easy Dinner Recipes

Let’s Talk Dinner!

Every Sunday I make a meal plan and I do my best to stick to it. It’s hard sometimes because I cook all day and once I’m done cleaning up after shooting a blog post, doing those dishes and editing allthephotos, it’s usually time to start dinner. To avoid burnout, I try to plan easier dinners on the days I have a more involved recipe to shoot – this got me thinking.

Couldn’t we all use easy weeknight dinners?

Here I’ve compiled a list of my favorite, go-to, easy week night dinner recipes because we all need to eat, but we don’t always have the time.


Sheet Pan Cripsy Gnocchi with Summer Vegetables - Easy Weeknight Meals

Sheet Pan Gnocchi with Summer Vegetables – Simple and light and is made all on one sheet pan!

Spicy Garlic Pasta alla Vodka – This pasta dish is so elegant and delicious and you won’t believe how easy it is!

Baked Feta Pasta with Burst Tomatoes - Easy Weeknight Meals

Baked Feta Pasta with Burst Tomatoes – This is a pasta dish anyone can make as it’s pretty much effortless and foolproof.

Mushroom Stroganoff – A hearty and cozy vegetarian dinner of tender mushrooms and noodles.

Portobello Fajitas – So satisfyingly filling, you won’t even miss the meat!

Roasted Caprese Portobello Mushrooms - Easy Weeknight Meals

Portobello Caprese – A delicious meatless option! I like to serve with a giant leafy salad.

Vegan Chorizo and Crispy Potato Tacos – I keep homemade vegan chorizo in the freezer, so I can defrost and whip these up in no time!


Garlicky Fajita Shrimp Pasta - Easy Weeknight Meals

Garlicky Fajita Shrimp Pasta – It doesn’t get more flavorful than this!

Lemon Garlic Tilapia – Tilapia is brushed with a fresh lemon, garlic a herb butter and then quickly broiled. Perfect for any night of the week!

Sheet Pan Hawaiian Shrimp and Rice Dinner - Easy Weeknight Meals

Sheet Pan Hawaiian Shrimp and Rice – An easy and saucy one pan meal bursting with Hawaiian flavors!

Sheet Pan Lemon Garlic Shrimp – Serve with your favorite type of rice for a light and healthy meal!

Thai Coconut Barramundi – Simple, elegant and easy!

Tilapia Parmesan – The best part is it’s all done under the broiler!


Air Fryer Salsa Chicken Toquitos - Easy Weeknight Meals

Air Fryer Salsa Chicken Taquitos – dinner in under 30 minutes!

BBQ Chicken Naan Pizza – Naan (homemade or store-bought) is a great shortcut for pizza crust!

Chicken Poblano Stew – Healthy, hearty and perfect any night of the week.

Chicken Sausage and White Bean Stew - Easy Weeknight Meals

Chicken Sausage and White Bean Stew – A one-pot stew that’s quick, easy and delicious!

Chicken Tortilla Soup – Anything served with crushed chips as a topping is going to be a winner!

Enchilada Chicken and Rice Skillet – Everything you love about enchiladas in one easy skillet recipe.

Fire Cracker Chicken - Easy Weeknight Meals

Firecracker Chicken – Sweet, sour and fiery!

Grilled Chicken Caesar Pizza – Caesar salad in pizza form.

One Pan Chicken Parmesan Casserole – This casserole takes little effort to prepare but tastes as if it took you all day!

One Pan Lemony Orecchiette with Sausage and Broccolini - Easy Weeknight Meals

One Pan Lemony Orecchiette – A simple, healthy and quick pasta dish that also happens to be absolutely delicious.

Sheet Pan Cashew Chicken – This one pan dinner is way better than take out!

Honey Barbecue Sausage Sheet Pan Dinner - Easy Weeknight Meals

Sheet Pan Honey Barbecue Turkey Sausage and Vegetables – Smoky, sticky and sweet and ready in 35 minutes!

Sheet Pan Honey Dijon Chicken – Everything you want and love, baked on one pan and in your oven.

Weeknight Turkey Burgers – Dinner on the table in under 30 minutes with very little clean up.

Quick Thai Chicken Cauliflower Rice Bowl - Easy Weeknight Meals

Quick Thai Chicken and Cauliflower Rice Bowls – Put dinner on the table in under an hour!


Easy Loaded Beef Chili - Easy Weeknight Meals

Easy Loaded Beef Chili – Our go-to EASY chili recipe!

Cheesy Beef Pasta Skillet – Don’t have a ton of time? This recipe feeds 4 to 6 and is ready in about 30 minutes!

Cheesy Mexican Rice Skillet - Easy Weeknight Meals

Cheesy Mexican Beef and Rice Skillet – A glorious one-pan casserole of onions, seasoned ground beef, rice, corn and fire-roasted tomatoes 

Double Decker Tacos – My take on a Taco Bell classic.

Easy Beef Street Tacos – simple and SO flavorful!

Easy French Dip Sandwiches - Easy Weeknight Meals

French Dip Sandwiches – Super simple and satisfying! Ready in under 30!

One Pot Spaghetti – A one-pot masterpiece!

Spicy Sloppy Joes - Easy Weeknight Meals

Spicy Jalapeño Sloppy Joes – Spicy and super messy (and cheesy!).


Andouille Cajun Rice Skillet - Easy Weeknight Meals

Andouille Cajun Rice Skillet – A quick and easy one skillet dinner, perfect for any night of the week

Chorizo Sweet Potato Black Bean Tacos – Homemade, vegan chorizo crumbles and crispy Yukon gold potatoes are tucked into corn tortillas and topped with minced white onion and fresh cilantro. 

Italian Sausage Brussels Sprout Ravioli – The perfect meal on a chilly evening.

Orecchiette with Pancetta, Butternut Squash and Broccoli - Easy Weeknight Meals

Orecchiette Pasta with Pancetta, Butternut Squash and Broccoli – An easy, light and healthy pasta dish!

Saucy Pork Lettuce Wraps – Quick and healthy, what more could you ask for?

Spicy Ginger Cashew Pork - Easy Weeknight Meals

Spicy Ginger Cashew Pork – Simple, spicy and ready in 30!

Enjoy! And if you give any of these Easy Weeknight Dinners a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!