Whether you do any meal planning or not, I am sure you know how easy it is to fall it to a “rut” of recycling the same dinner recipes over and over each week.
It's so easy to just boil a pot of pasta, throw in some jarred pasta sauce and maybe some store bought meatballs one night, then order a pizza another night or just open a few cans of soup and make some grilled cheese sandwiches. They are quick dinner recipes (if you can call them “recipes”), cheap and you can get back to helping the kids with their homework or just trying to decompress after a long day.
I don't know about you, but I am heading in to the busiest 6 months of my year. They say that winter is great for “lazy days”, but that is never the way it is in my family. It seems that as soon as Halloween is over, we head full-steam in to craziness of Christmas, followed by a nice “week off” until New Years….and then it is time to shuttle the kids around to basketball, variety show practice, etc.
But we still want to feed our family healthy meals quickly, while opening as few boxes/bags of processed foods as possible!
So without further ado (what exactly IS an “ado”?), here are 12 quick dinner recipes that you can add to your rotation!
Shrimp and Broccoli Alfredo | Copycat Olive Garden Recipe – This copycat Olive Garden Alfredo sauce recipe is so quick and easy to make. Simple enough for dinner any night of the week!
Santa Fe Stuffed Peppers – Santa Fe Stuffed Peppers as well as more healthy dinner recipes. Start your year off right with these recipes that are easy to make!
Fettuccine With Chicken Italian Sausage – This fettuccine and sausage recipe is full of flavor, yet so simple to prepare and made from ingredients that you probably have in your pantry!
Cashew Chicken Recipe – This Cashew Chicken recipe takes less than 30 minutes to make and is healthier than the deep-fried recipe for cashew chicken that you get at Chinese restaurants!
Easy Meatloaf Recipe | Mini Meatloaves With Mashed Potatoes – these mini meatloaves are perfectly portion-sized and are so easy to make. I make them with beef or turkey and they are delicious either way!
Easy Pumpkin Parmesan Risotto Recipe – A fabulous dish for fall – this pumpkin parmesan risotto recipe will become a favorite! You can even leave out the pumpkin for a delicious “everyday” side dish!
Copycat Recipe | Panda Express Sweet Fire Chicken – this Copycat Panda Express Sweet Fire Chicken is an easy chicken stif fry recipe that you can whip up on the fly with ingredients that you have on hand
Easy Fried Rice Recipe | Chicken Fried Rice – This easy fried rice recipe is so easy to make and will save you money on the Chinese takeout! It cooks up pretty quick and can easily be customized!
Easy Shepherds Pie Recipe | Quick Weeknight Dinner! – This easy Shepherds Pie recipe is so quick to make and you probably already have all the ingredients in your refrigerator or pantry! Such a nice comfort food!
Chicken Caprese Recipe | An Easy One-Pan Dinner! – This Chicken Caprese recipe is a lighter version of traditional Chicken Parmesan. Packed with flavor, it is a great way to use up the fresh tomatoes and basil from your garden!
Pull Apart Pizza Bread Recipe + More Easy Weeknight Dinners! – If you are looking for some easy weeknight dinners recipes, this Pull Apart Pizza bread is so easy to make and your family will love it!
What are some of your favorite dinner recipes?