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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.


Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed Peppers

These peppers are delicious, and quick to make using boil-in-a-bag rice, which takes just 10 minutes to cook. Stuffed peppers are yummy as a healthy dinner, lunch...or as...
Quick Meatball Soup

Quick Meatball Soup

This dish is terrific when you need something hearty and quick.
Chicken with Raspberrry Balsamic Sauce

Chicken with Raspberrry Balsamic Sauce

Pasta in Smoked Salmon Cream Sauce

Pasta in Smoked Salmon Cream Sauce

This recipe may sound complicated, but it's easier than you think!
Chicken Pesto Pasta

Chicken Pesto Pasta

This Chicken Pesto Pasta is one of those meals that's seriously fast. It's even faster if you buy rotisserie chicken from the supermarket. And to save even more time, purchase...
Spinach Pesto on Rice

Spinach Pesto on Rice

Can it be challenging to get kids to eat their greens? At times, absolutely. But it can really make a difference when you use your greens in creative ways. Get your kids...
Crock-Pot BBQ Chicken

Crock-Pot BBQ Chicken

Now we get to enjoy BBQ without having to go outside and stand over the grill in the heat of summer. Just five minutes of effort and 2 1/2 hours in your slow cooker yield...
Cheesy Kale Pasta Bake

Cheesy Kale Pasta Bake

Kale is abundant in many areas during the summer, and this dish is a tasty and nutritious way to use it up. Depending on your taste (or time), you don’t have to add the...
Spaghetti With Spinach and Chickpeas

Spaghetti With Spinach and Chickpeas

This dish is fit for company if you have fresh spinach and high-quality olive oil, but will work just as well as a quick weeknight dinner if all you have on hand is a block...
Chicken With Peach Sauce

Chicken With Peach Sauce

With chicken so often a go-to weeknight meal solution, who isn't looking for fresh ideas? Try this tangy chicken with a side of brown rice -- it might become a standby!
Chicken and Grape Pasta Salad

Chicken and Grape Pasta Salad

This light pasta salad is sweet and crunchy and packs a protein punch to boot. Why not whip up a batch for your next summer gathering (with extra for your family)? NOTE:...
Carissa’s Good ‘n Crazy Simple White Sauce

Carissa’s Good ‘n Crazy Simple White Sauce

This sauce is so versatile that it can be used to simply garnish mashed potatoes. It's best, however, when used in recipes like these: Creamy Chicken Enchiladas; Family-Friendly...
Homestyle Chicken Potpie

Homestyle Chicken Potpie

This delicious time-saving recipe begins with a batch of Carissa's Simple White Sauce, and uses a purchased rotisserie chicken as well as a pre-made pie crust. Make this...