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5 Easy Weeknight Dinner Ideas

Posted by Kelsie Nelson on

Weeknights can be busy and hectic, leaving little time for meal preparation. However, it is still very important to eat a nutritious and satisfying meal after a long day at work or school! Below you will find five easy weeknight dinner ideas that are delicious and can be prepared in no time!


Baking Sheet Chicken Fajitas

This one-pan meal is perfect for a quick and easy dinner! Simply toss sliced bell peppers and onions with chicken strips in a mixture of cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, salt, and a little bit of olive oil. Scatter on a baking sheet and roast in the oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through. Serve with warm tortillas and your favorite toppings, like shredded cheese, sour cream, and limes!

baking sheet chicken fajitas

Image + recipe by Cooking Classy.



One-Pot Pasta

This recipe is a lifesaver on busy weeknights, as it only requires one pot and takes less than 30 minutes to make! Combine dry pasta, cherry tomatoes, garlic, chicken broth, and a pinch of salt and pepper in a large pot. Bring to a boil and cook for 10-12 minutes, or until the pasta is tender and the sauce has thickened. Stir in chopped basil and grated Parmesan cheese before serving.

one pot pasta

Image + recipe by Jessica Gavin.




Stir-fry is a versatile and quick dinner option that can be made with almost any combination of ingredients! Start by sautéing chopped vegetables, like bell peppers and broccoli in a skillet. Add thinly sliced meat, such as chicken or beef, and cook until browned. Finally, stir in a sauce made from soy sauce, honey, ginger, and garlic. Serve over rice or noodles.

stir fry

Image + recipe by Fork in the Kitchen.



Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup

This classic comfort food duo is easy to make and always satisfying! Toast two slices of bread and layer with your favorite cheese. Grill in a buttered skillet until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Serve with a can of tomato soup that has been heated on the stove or in the microwave.

grilled cheese and tomato soup

Image + recipe by Campbell's.


Taco Salad

This healthy and delicious salad can be made in minutes! Start by layering shredded lettuce, cooked ground beef, and chopped tomatoes in a large bowl. Top with shredded cheese, sliced avocado, and crushed tortilla chips. Drizzle with your favorite dressing, such as ranch or salsa, and enjoy.
taco salad


Image + recipe by Wholesome Yum.



What's your go-to weeknight recipe? Let us know in the comments below!

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