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Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

Weeknights are hectic for families. Between after school activities, jobs, homework, and numerous other juggles, little time or energy is left. Preparing dinner in such a time-crunched schedule also leaves little time for culinary creativity —especially when everyone arrives home hungry! That's why we've created Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners, a collection of recipes that are quick, relatively easy to prepare, and deliciously satisfying. Need something you can make in advance? Check out our Make Ahead Recipes.


Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole

Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole

Do you ever crave the recipes from your childhood? There has to be at least one dish you wish you could make as well as your mom did (and at least a bit more healthy). My...
Oatmeal Buttermilk Pancakes

Oatmeal Buttermilk Pancakes

Though pancakes taste best fresh from the griddle, they can be frozen, thawed, reheated, and enjoyed at a later time. To freeze, place cooled pancakes between layers of wax...
Quick and Easy Shepherd’s Pie

Quick and Easy Shepherd’s Pie

This simple recipe is packed with vegetables and can easily be adapted to your family's tastes. Use whatever canned vegetables you find in the pantry or change it up by steaming...
Healthier Hamburger Helper

Healthier Hamburger Helper

Hamburger Helper may get a bad rap when it comes to good nutrition for families, but this classic boxed dinner can indeed be tweaked to be good for you. Check out our made-from-scratch...
Applesauce Pork Chops

Applesauce Pork Chops

It doesn't take much effort to enjoy this fresh take on an old favorite. You just bake pork chops, take them out, and add an easy-to-assemble sweet sauce -- yum!
Grilled Chicken and Corn Quesadillas

Grilled Chicken and Corn Quesadillas

This unbelievably delicious and simple to prepare dish requires just a few ingredients. It's designed to be made in the summer, when the grill is out and corn is fresh. However,...
BBQ Chicken Quesadilla

BBQ Chicken Quesadilla

If you're thinking of making Crock Pot BBQ Chicken, throw in an extra breast and make these easy and delicious quesadillas for another dinner. Two meals, one simple prep--it...
Best Black Bean Burger

Best Black Bean Burger

For years I was on a quest for the perfect vegetarian burger. After much trial and error, my husband and I agree, this is it! To make it even tastier, top the burger with...
Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry

Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry

This is a great last-minute weeknight meal because chances are, you already have most of the ingredients in your pantry and there's next to no preparation. Just marinade...
Crock-Pot Mexican Tortilla Lasagna

Crock-Pot Mexican Tortilla Lasagna

This Tortilla Mexican Lasagna is perfect for the schedule of a busy parent. Layered with tortillas instead of lasagna noodles and packed with veggies, salsa, and cheese,...
Chicken Pesto Tenders

Chicken Pesto Tenders

Basil is a delicious complement to many foods, and this recipe for basil pesto to serve with chicken tenders is easy to prepare and eat together as a family. It's also...
Quick and Easy Mushroom-Tortilla Pinwheels

Quick and Easy Mushroom-Tortilla Pinwheels

These look nice on a plate and are easy to make. They work well for a pot-luck event or for hosting a playdate with kids.
Vegetable Omelet

Vegetable Omelet

If you grow vegetables, then this is the omelet for you! It's delicious made with cooked summer squash and zucchini—veggies that grow in abundance in summer gardens. Add...
Chicken Paprikash

Chicken Paprikash

Often you’ll find recipes for this classic Hungarian dish swimming in a heavy cream sauce. By adding just a little more sherry wine and boiling it down until until the...
Crock-Pot Meaty Pasta Sauce

Crock-Pot Meaty Pasta Sauce

Making a few recipes on Saturday or Sunday to store in the fridge or freezer means a lot less cooking to do during the week when life gets overwhelming. This recipe is quick...