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13 Easy and Delicious Weeknight Dinners

13 Easy and Delicious Weeknight Dinners

As we head into the busy and sometimes frantic Fall season, there is no better way to ease the stress of what to make for dinner on busy weeknights than these delicious and easy dinner recipes!

Not only can you plan ahead and take the pressure off of your hectic schedule, but the whole family will love these amazing meals.  Check them out!

there is no better way to ease the stress of what to make for dinner on busy weeknights than these delicious and easy dinner recipes!

Baked Ravioli is one of the most versatile ways to make a homemade meal in just minutes.  I love that I can use any kind of ravioli such as the cheese ravioli in this recipe or I can get a little more creative and use a meat and cheese variety.

After working all day, who wants to actually “work” at dinner time?  This Italian Baked Chicken recipe is one of my favorites because it’s just a one pan dish!  I love how I can put all the ingredients in one baking dish and in about 40 minutes I have an easy Italian chicken meal that is juicy and delicious in it’s garlic sauce.

Simplify dinner with these easy and delicious weeknight dinner recipes!

Now that Fall is upon us, it’s the perfect time to buy a yummy spaghetti squash and whip up one of the best fall bakes you will find.  I love this Baked Spaghetti Squash recipe because I can mix up the ingredients and add any leftover vegetables that I have in the fridge.

Now when I am feeling like I need to change it up a little, I love this Sloppy Joe Style Stuffed Peppers for dinner.  My kids love this one too because it reminds them of one of their favorite sandwich nights.

When I want to go a little healthier one of my favorites that I love is Lean Ground Beef Stroganoff.  I love how I can substitute nonfat greek yogurt instead of using sour cream and use whole wheat egg noodles.

Simplify your dinner preparations on busy days by making any of these easy and delicious weeknight dinner recipes!

A family favorite, my own Oven-Baked Curry Chicken Legs recipe is super easy to make! You don’t have to spend hours in the kitchen to prepare and bake these moist, herbed curried chicken. We love these so much I make extras for left-overs too!

When I know I have a super busy day ahead, this One Pot Sweet Potato Bacon and Sage Pasta dish is on the menu. I love that I can prep ahead of time and then throw everything in the same pot and have a delicious dinner and an easy clean up!

Simplify your dinner preparations on busy days by making any of these easy and delicious weeknight dinner recipes!

Rice Bowls are easy and fun and that’s why I love this Red Kale and Sweet Potato Rice Bowls with BBQ Chicken in particular.  Not only is it tasty, but the nutritional value is outstanding.  I really love the BBQ flavor with the sweet potatoes and my kids do too!

There aren’t many kids who don’t love chicken nuggets, so why not try something a little different and make your own fish nuggets with this Panko Crusted Tilapia Nuggets with Dipping Sauce recipe?  I am thrilled with the way these turn out so crispy and my kids love the dipping sauce.

Tater Tot Casserole is one my go-to quick weeknight dinners.  Mainly because my kids can help me make it and they love it so much.  And when I add some extra cheese, they love it even more.

Simplify your dinner preparations on busy days by making any of these easy and delicious weeknight dinner recipes! We always love having a make your own pizza night, so why not try something different and make your own Personal-Sized Quiches.  I love these and when I start getting all the ingredients out, my family gets excited to experiment with all the fixings.

So many chicken, so many recipes. For a delicious treat that is so satisfying, I simply love this Ginger Honey Glazed Chicken.  What I like best about this one is it is also economical because I can use chicken thighs, but I only need 5 ingredients!

If you love cooking, but don’t have all the time in the world (and who really does?) these easy weeknight dinners should do the trick.  When I think of all the long days ahead this Fall, I am not so stressed out knowing I have some great meals to make quickly that my whole family enjoys.  I am sure many of these will make it on your weekly rotation as they are certainly on mine!

Which of these easy dinner recipes would you like to try to make next? Tell me in the comments! 

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A former school teacher, Jocelyn Brown created Hip Mama’s Place in 2007. Her motto for this blog is: get inspired, create and share! Jocelyn loves sharing about food and recipes, crafts, DIY projects and her random travels with her family. She also loves all things social media, but her latest obsession is Instagram.

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  1. 09/18/2017 / 11:54 pm

    These are great meal ideas! I’ll have to save them so I can make them throughout the week!

  2. Gabriel Bregg
    09/18/2017 / 7:09 pm

    Oven baked chicken curry legs are right up my alley. Sadly, that’s probably one I’ll save for when I’m cooking for just me since I haven’t been able to turn the kids onto curry yet.

  3. 09/16/2017 / 5:21 pm

    I love the personally sized quiches. A spinach and turkey quiche is my favorite. – yolonda

  4. 09/14/2017 / 4:08 am

    ONE PAN meals are my absolute FAVORITE!! Such easy clean up – and I am not going to lie – I generally just cook for me so I wind up eating dinner out of the pan, LOL!

  5. Bonnie G
    09/13/2017 / 10:38 pm

    These are all such wonderful weeknight dinner ideas. I will have to add these to my menu.

  6. Our Family World
    09/13/2017 / 10:12 pm

    This post came just in time. I have been swamped with work lately and making a decent meal for the family is a struggle. I love the recipes you shared. It looks so delicious – and healthy too. Plus of course, it is quick and easy to prepare.

  7. 09/13/2017 / 4:00 pm

    I am always looking for delicious, easy dinners during the week. These are some great ideas for getting food onthe table quickly.

  8. Sara
    09/13/2017 / 2:41 pm

    These recipes all look so good! I love the honey glazed chicken best.

  9. 09/13/2017 / 1:26 pm

    Wow, they all look so delicious! I love most chicken dishes, but the baked ravioli sounds so good! We like simple high protein meals.

  10. 09/13/2017 / 9:27 am

    I love easy dinners. I don’t love to cook, so it’s great to find something that doesn’t take much time, yet is satisfying. I will definitely be trying some of your recipes this week!

  11. 09/13/2017 / 9:18 am

    I’m always looking for meals to make for my family and this is a great list! I would love to try making the personal quiches sometime.

  12. 09/13/2017 / 6:34 am

    Oh my!! All of these meals look delicious!! I need to add some of these to my weeknight rotation!!

  13. Crystal
    09/13/2017 / 6:00 am

    After working all day, you’re right. I don’t want to work in the kitchen. These meals all sound fantastic. I need to add them to our weekly meal plan.

  14. 09/13/2017 / 5:27 am

    The Honey Glazed Chicken sounds right up my alley! Great ideas for weeknight dinners when you are running out of ideas.

  15. 09/13/2017 / 3:59 am

    I have got to try these! Such a great ideas. I have always wanted to try the tatter tot casserole. It looks great! It is nice to have a list like this especially as the new school year begins.

  16. 09/13/2017 / 3:28 am

    Those look so delicious! This is a busy week for us, so anything quick and yummy works.

  17. 09/13/2017 / 3:06 am

    I definately need easy dinner recipes. Thanks for the great recipes.

  18. 09/13/2017 / 2:39 am

    My favorite of all these is Sloppy Joe Style Stuffed Peppers. But all in that list are already added to my menu for the month.

  19. kristin
    09/13/2017 / 2:27 am

    O my I love these ideas! I’ve actually needed something just like this, thanks for sharing!!

  20. 09/13/2017 / 1:38 am

    I wouldn’t mind trying a new chicken recipe and that curry ones sounds nice. The sweet potato, bacon and sage pasta sounds good too.

  21. Pam
    09/13/2017 / 1:35 am

    You’ve got a recipe for everyone on here. The tater tot casserole would be a hit in my family.

  22. brianne
    09/13/2017 / 1:28 am

    Great ideas for weekday dinners. I usually cook about 4-5 nights a week so I need all the ideas I could get!

  23. 09/13/2017 / 1:17 am

    They all sound fantastic, but nothing says fall to me like baked spaghetti squash. That would be the one I’d like to try first.

  24. 09/13/2017 / 12:58 am

    You have such tasty recipes! And the best part is how healthy it is for all of us.

  25. 09/13/2017 / 12:58 am

    The tater tot casserole is definitely up our alley. We always have tater tots in the house.

  26. 09/13/2017 / 12:51 am

    You make it seem so easy! I struggle to plan for four nights worth of dinners! Thanks for this handy helping dinner prep guide!

  27. 09/13/2017 / 12:16 am

    That’s such a nice list of week night dinners! I have no kids so it’s always just my husband and me, I try to be as creative as possible when it comes to cooking dinners for us but sometimes you just run out of recipes! I’d love to try these.

  28. 09/13/2017 / 12:14 am

    I struggle with dinners which is why I try to create a meal plan before the week starts. These are all wonderful recipes that the kids would love!

  29. 09/12/2017 / 11:54 pm

    Such delicious ideas! I plan to try a few of these! Thanks 🙂

  30. 09/12/2017 / 11:17 pm

    So many great meal ideas! That sweet potato dish sounds fantastic.

  31. 09/12/2017 / 10:42 pm

    Thank you for so many great ideas for weekend dinners! I like the simple ones on the weekdays but weekends give me a chance to try new dishes like these.
    Oh and mini quiches are awesome! We love quiche!

  32. Catherine Sargent
    09/12/2017 / 8:47 pm

    I am all about a yummy and easy dinner on busy work/school days. I can’t wait to try these recipes, they all look good.

  33. 09/12/2017 / 6:03 pm

    We have been wanting to add a few new dishes to our typical meal rotation and many of these look great. The one pot sweet potato, bacon and sage pasta will be first on our must try list. Thanks!

  34. 09/12/2017 / 5:57 pm

    All the dishes are tempting but I like Curry Chicken Legs the most. Awesome sugestions for weeknight dinner.

  35. 09/12/2017 / 5:54 pm

    I’ve been making spaghetti squash for decades … before most people even knew what it was. It’s one of my family’s favorites.

  36. 09/12/2017 / 5:24 pm

    I really need to stop surfing when I have skipped both breakfast and lunch, I am STARVING right now, and these all look good to me! NomNomNom!

  37. 09/12/2017 / 5:19 pm

    You had me at easy! I am struggling with making dinner each night and coming up with new ideas. I am not very big on cooking so anything that’s easy tasty and healthy for my family I am all for.

  38. 09/12/2017 / 3:18 pm

    Your meals look amazing and it is so important to gather for the evening meal. I will use some of your ideas to feed my family.

  39. 09/12/2017 / 2:54 pm

    I’m bookmarking this! I’m so busy all the time that I need dinners that are easy like this. Easy is my BIGGEST concern when I cook. LOL

  40. robin rue
    09/12/2017 / 2:38 pm

    You have so many great ideas here. I am definitely going to be trying a few in the next few weeks.

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