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!
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 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 – 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!
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 – 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 – 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 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 – 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.
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 – 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!
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 and Cauliflower Rice Bowls – Put dinner on the table in under an hour!
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 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!
French Dip Sandwiches – Super simple and satisfying! Ready in under 30!
One Pot Spaghetti – A one-pot masterpiece!
Spicy Jalapeño Sloppy Joes – Spicy and super messy (and cheesy!).
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 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 – Simple, spicy and ready in 30!
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