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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.


Quick Meatball Soup

Quick Meatball Soup

This dish is terrific when you need something hearty and quick.

Chicken and Apples with Rice

Make this dish spicier by adding additional herbs (see recipe for this variation).
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...
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...

Hot Dog and Spaghetti Creatures

Young children can help cut up the hot dogs, break the dry spaghetti sticks in half, and make the creatures. And then they can eat them!

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,...

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...
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...
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...
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!
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!
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...

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,...
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...

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