These Quick and Easy Dinner Recipes will make meal-planning a breeze!

Forget about stressing over your meals for the week and use this simple recipe list as your guide. All of these quick and easy dinner recipes are perfect for busy families who need a healthy and hearty meal, fast.

From savory to cheesy, there is certain to be a dinner recipe idea on this list that everyone in the family will love. Don’t forget to check out how quick and simple breakfast can be as well with this Easy Breakfast Casserole!

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I’ve found that no matter how busy I am, there is also a fast dinner recipe that I can get on the table. You’ll find some of my favorites on the list below and I think you’ll see why.

The flavors of these easy dinner recipes are so good, the kids will never know you’re running low on time. Treat their tastebuds and their tummies with these easy and simple recipes for dinner.

23+ Quick and Easy Dinner Recipes

Are you needing a fast dinner recipe for the night? This is the best list of delicious dinner recipes, ever! They’re fast, easy, and full of delicious flavor!

Pizza Sliders
Pizza sliders are the ultimate appetizer for pizza lovers! Easy, cheesy, and made with sweet Hawaiian rolls, you’ll make this recipe again and again!
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easy shredded beef sandwiches
Mississippi Roast Sandwiches
Slow Cooker Mississippi roast is the perfect Crockpot recipe for a special family meal or quick weeknight dinner. Add your favorite toasted bread to turn this classic comfort food into your new favorite sandwich recipe.
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Smoked Sausage & Rice Recipe! For a weeknight meal solution, this Smoked Sausage & Rice One Skillet Dinner Recipe is ready in under 30 minutes!
Smoked Sausage & Rice One Skillet Meal
Smoked Sausage & Rice Recipe! For a weeknight meal solution, this Smoked Sausage & Rice One Skillet Dinner Recipe is ready in under 30 minutes!
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easy pepperoni rolls
Pepperoni Rolls
Forget frozen pizza rolls! These Homemade Pepperoni Rolls are made with refrigerated pizza dough, mozzarella cheese sticks and pepperoni for an easy dinner or snack!
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Air Fryer Chicken Breasts
Rotisserie style chicken at home that is perfect for weeknight dinners and are great for keto, low carb, paleo, whole30, and gluten-free diets, boneless with no breading.
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walking taco
Walking Tacos
Walking Tacos are an easy dinner recipe that takes minimal effort for a fun on-the-go meal, camping food, or taco bar party. Pile small chip bags high with all of your favorite taco toppings – meat, cheese, lettuce, sour cream, and salsa!
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Easy Weeknight Dinners for Family

Don’t have a ton of time to make a huge meal? This is what this list is all about! They’re fast and simple – no one will know that they literally took you no time at all to make!

Chili Cornbread Casserole
This chili cornbread casserole is a hearty dinner your family will love! Homemade chili is topped with a sweet cornbread crust and cheese, and it all comes together in under an hour.
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Zucchini Casserole
This Zucchini Casserole is an easy, side dish that goes with any meal. Zucchini and tomatoes topped with cheese and a crunchy panko/parmesan breadcrumb topping makes for the perfect accompaniment to any meal!
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Turkey Tetrazzini
This easy, creamy Turkey Tetrazzini recipe is a delicious pasta casserole dish that is perfect for using up leftover holiday turkey! Cooked turkey is combined with cream of mushroom soup, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, green peppers, and milk and topped with sharp cheddar cheese for an easy dinner recipe your entire family will love!
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John Wayne Casserole
John Wayne casserole is a Tex-Mex inspired casserole that layers taco-seasoned ground beef, veggies, cheese, and a creamy sauce over a biscuit dough base. It’s destined to become a family favorite!
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Meatball Stroganoff
Meatball Stroganoff is an easy weeknight dinner that is full of comfort!  Tender meatballs in a creamy mushroom sauce on top of egg noodles and ready in under 30 minutes!
Rich, creamy Fettuccine Carbonara Recipe
Fettuccine Carbonara
This easy and delicious Fettuccine Carbonara Recipe is a quick and easy dinner idea!  It’s rich, creamy and ready in 30 minutes!
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Quick and Easy Meals

When you’re needing to get dinner on the table fast, these simple recipes are perfect! Everyone will be slowing down their day to make sure that they’re able to grab seconds!

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Bisquick Cheeseburger Pie
Bisquick Cheeseburger Pie is always a winning dinner! Also known as Impossible Cheeseburger Pie, it’s everything you love in a burger baked into a pie dish!
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Instant Pot Spaghetti
Just as good as your favorite classic recipe, this easy Instant Pot spaghetti cooks in under 20 minutes and makes for delicious leftovers.
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Homemade French Bread Pizza
Homemade French bread pizza is so easy to make, you’ll never buy the frozen kind again! Even better, you can make a bunch and freeze them for whenever you need a quick lunch.
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Instant Pot Tortellini
Check out how to make this Instant Pot Tortellini Pasta recipe that is a simple and hearty meal for the family with just a few ingredients. Ready in minutes!
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baked salmon dinner recipe
One-Pan Baked Salmon and Asparagus
One-Pan Baked Salmon & Asparagus is an easy and healthy 30-minute meal with amazing flavor – perfect for an easy summer dinner idea!
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easy shredded beef sandwiches
Mississippi Roast Sandwiches
Slow Cooker Mississippi roast is the perfect Crockpot recipe for a special family meal or quick weeknight dinner. Add your favorite toasted bread to turn this classic comfort food into your new favorite sandwich recipe.
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BBQ Meatball Sliders
These BBQ Meatball Slider Sandwiches are a family friendly meal that is ready in under 30 minutes! Add a side of macaroni salad and carrots for an easy meal
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Easy Healthy Dinner Recipes

When you’re wanting a healthy dinner recipe for you and the kids, you can’t go wrong with any of these! They’re so simple to make and are loaded with tons of great flavor!

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Instant Pot Whole Chicken
Check out this super simple recipe for Instant Pot Whole Chicken.
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Healthy Chicken Nuggets and Strips
A delicious alternative to store bought Chicken Nuggets or Strips that they whole family will love!
One Pan Smoked Sausage & Pepper Hoagies
These One-Pan Smoked Sausage and Pepper Hoagies are such a quick and easy meal idea; they’ll quickly become a family favorite for game day or any other day of the week!
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baked salmon dinner recipe
One-Pan Baked Salmon and Asparagus
One-Pan Baked Salmon & Asparagus is an easy and healthy 30-minute meal with amazing flavor – perfect for an easy summer dinner idea!
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Creamy Bacon Mac and Cheese
Creamy Bacon Mac & Cheese
This Creamy Bacon Mac and Cheese makes the perfect side dish for any meal and its simple to make at home with only a few ingredients!
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Easy Dinner Recipes for the Family

Everyone in the family will love sitting around the table and enjoying these recipes. They’re delicious and tasty and are sure to make it on your meal plan.

This Easy White Chicken Chili is the perfect slow cooker weeknight meal! Creamy with plenty of toppings, this soup recipe is the perfect way to end the day!
Easy White Chicken Chili
This Easy White Chicken Chili is the perfect slow cooker weeknight meal! Creamy with plenty of toppings, this soup recipe is the perfect way to end the day!
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Buffalo Chicken Nachos
Buffalo Chicken Nachos
If you’re looking for a quick and easy appetizer recipe, this Buffalo Chicken Nachos recipe is it!
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taco soup in a white bowl with spoon
Taco Soup Recipe
Taco Soup Recipe! This quick and easy Taco Soup Recipe can be made in the slow cooker or right on the stovetop. Ready in no time, this taco soup is filled with ground beef, beans, corn and taco seasoning. It’s a quick dinner that everyone loves!
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Garlic Butter Steak Bites
Garlic Butter Steak Bites are absolutely packed with flavor! Your whole family will love them, and you’ll love how easy they are to make. 
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Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff
Full of classic flavors and tender meat, this mouthwatering Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff is the comfort food you need after a long, hectic day.
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Ham Tetrazzini
This Ham Tetrazzini is creamy, cheesy, and always a family favorite! Spaghetti is baked with ham and veggies in a savory cream sauce and topped with melty cheddar.
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Pulled Pork Tacos
Don't miss out on these pulled pork tacos!
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Chicken Salad Sandwich
This classic comfort recipe comes from my grandmother and includes chopped chicken, celery, boiled eggs, and pickle relish mixed in a mayonnaise/miracle whip "dressing" – Old Fashioned Chicken Salad!
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Dinner Ideas for Tonight

Needing some dinner inspiration for tonight? These recipes are ones that you can whip up in no time at all!

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Million Dollar Tortilla Roll Ups
Million Dollar Tortilla Rolls Ups are about to become your latest appetizer craze. With just 6 ingredients – mayonnaise, bacon, cheddar cheese, green onions, almonds, and tortillas – they'll be a favorite appetizer in no time!
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Chicken and Rice
This chicken and rice recipe is a fast and easy weeknight dinner!
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Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta
This Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta pairs spaghetti and chicken with a garlicky lemon cream sauce and parmesan for a winning weeknight dinner!
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air fryer popcorn chicken on a cutting board
Air Fryer Popcorn Chicken
Crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside, this easy Air Fryer Popcorn Chicken will quickly become a family favorite!
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Image of easy slow cooker ground beef chili with beans in a white bowl, topped with sour cream and fresh scallions. A silver spoon is dipped in the bowl.
Crock Pot Chili Recipe
In just 4 steps and as little as 4-6 hours, you'll have a Crock Pot Chili the whole family can't help but gather around. Ground beef, beans, tomatoes, and the best chili seasoning – Comfort food at its best!
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As you can see, all of these recipes are fast, simple, and easy! Just because you don’t have a ton of time to make dinner doesn’t mean that you can’t whip up an easy weeknight meal!

Treat your family to a hearty and delicious meal, even if you’re running low on time! Give these quick and easy meals for dinner a try – you won’t be sorry!

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