Hello, lovelies, today I am sharing with you my top 31 quick and easy family dinner recipes that are not only delicious but they are also kids friendly. With these back-to-school recipes, you can now take the guess on what dinner to make for your family tonight? Many of these recipes come together in 30 minutes and are mostly made with pantry staple ingredients.
Quick and easy doesn’t mean bland, and these recipes surely deliver on taste and would leave your family full and happy. Pick out a few to try for the next few nights and you will not be disappointed.
What can I cook for dinner
This is often the question I still get to ask myself despite having over 200 dinner recipes to choose from on the blog. I am sure it is no different for you as well. Sometimes, we just want to be able to have everything in one place without having to scout the internet for answers.
These easy weeknight dinners for family recipes are perfect for a busy night or an easy one, they are kid-friendly and delicious. My family and I often find we are going back to these recipes every weeknight. You are in for a delicious treat as you would never run out of dinner ideas, well at least for the next 30 days.
You can plan weeknight dinner well in advance with ease
What makes a good dinner
These are what to expect from these dinner recipes
- Quick and easy
- Affordable, these recipes are budget-friendly and would conveniently feed a family of 4 with some leftovers.
Quick pasta recipes for dinner
Honestly, who doesn’t like a good pasta dinner? It is always a winner, cheap but yet doesn’t compromise on flavor.
- Quick spaghetti bolognese
- Canned Tuna pasta
- Creamy mushroom pasta
- Broccoli pasta with shrimp
- Instant pot chicken pasta
- Best jerk shrimp Rasta pasta
- Creamy red pepper pasta: make this under 30 minutes using store-bought roasted bell pepper
- Creamy beef pasta recipe
Healthy Gnocchi dinner recipes
Gnocchi recipes are easy to whip up, you can make the best comforting meal in no time at all. These would leave your families happy and full-bellied.
- Pan fried gnocchi with spinach
- Gnocchi with Bolognese
- Gnocchi with tomato sauce (gnocchi al pomodoro)
Easy fish dinner ideas
- parmesan crusted salmon
- Baked cod with tomatoes
- Salmon coconut milk curry
- Crispy fish burger
- Creamy Tuscan salmon
- Baked salmon in foil
- Honey garlic salmon
Delicious meat dinner ideas
If you love ground beef or pork then these recipes are for you. The following recipes can be served with simple plain boiled white rice, mashed potatoes, noodles, and simple everyday salad.
- ground beef stir fry
- instant pot korean ground beef
- simple meatballs and gravy
- instant pot taco meat
- instant pot beef tips and gravy
- Easy oven baked pork chops recipe
- air fryer steak bites
- sausage and baked beans casserole this is one of the family favourite, we love to serve it over air fryer baked potatoes.
Yummy chicken dinner
- bang bang chicken with sauce
- air fryer frozen chicken breast
- garlic butter chicken bites
- healthy crustless chicken pot pie
- one pot chicken and rice
- spinach stuffed chicken breast
- easy coconut chicken curry
- chicken fajitas
Here you go, 31+ quick and easy family weeknight dinners your family would love,
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