Easy Dinner Ideas: 15 Delicious Weeknight Recipes to Try

Have you ever had those nights where deciding what to cook for dinner seems like an impossible task?

If you’ve experienced this, you’ve landed in the right place. Here you will find 15 easy dinner ideas, perfect for busy weekdays.

These recipes are not only quick and easy to prepare, but they are also full of flavor.

Imagine roasted vegetable tacos accompanied by a rich and spicy sauce. Visualize baked feta and a relaxing pasta dish ready in less than 30 minutes.

You’ll discover all this and more in the simple dinner suggestions I propose below. Enjoy browsing through them!

The next time you crave something nutritious, tasty, and quick, I hope you give one of these recipes a chance. Surely they will become a staple in your dinner list!

15 Easy Dinner Ideas: Weekly Must-Try for Busy Home Cooks

Creamy One-Pot Sausage Gnocchi

Creamy One-Pot Sausage Gnocchi
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In a short span of 35 minutes, you can serve the delectable creamy gnocchi to your loved ones.

It’s packed with flavorful Italian sausage, a luscious tomato-based sauce, spinach, and a sprinkle of toasted garlic breadcrumbs on top.

Get the recipe here.

Taco Spaghetti

Taco Spaghetti
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Taco spaghetti in a pot is an incredibly quick meal for weeknights that combines all your favorite taco ingredients with spaghetti.

It is a dish that is prepared completely in one pot, from browning the meat, simmering the sauce, to boiling the spaghetti.

Get the recipe here.

Roasted Cauliflower Tacos

Roasted Cauliflower Tacos
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These simple vegetable tacos are an exciting, nutritious meal option! They are filled with spice-infused roasted cauliflower, cabbage, and a lush avocado sauce.

Get the recipe here.

Smothered Chicken

Smothered Chicken
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These chicken thighs are prepared using one of our most cherished ingredients: bacon drippings!

This method makes them outstandingly crispy on the outside and adds an extra flavor punch when served with a smooth homemade gravy.

Get the recipe here.

Chicken Fajitas

Chicken Fajitas
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With just three primary ingredients, this chicken fajita recipe is designed for minimal preparation and cooking time.

This ensures a quick and delicious dinner is served promptly.

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Mango Ginger Rice Bowl

Mango Ginger Rice Bowl
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This uncomplicated bowl is incredibly light and refreshing! It’s delightful how the sugary mango and tart pickled ginger complement the hearty vegetables and tasty tamari dressing.

Get the recipe here.

Manicotti

Manicotti
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Manicotti, tube-shaped pasta noodles, are best when stuffed with a variety of cheeses.

Each noodle is filled with a delightful mixture of ricotta, cottage cheese, mozzarella, and parmesan.

Get the recipe here.

Dumpling Soup

Dumpling Soup
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Mini dumplings are the unsung heroes of the supermarket that make this soup incredibly effortless to prepare during the week!

You can directly toss them from the freezer into the broth.

Get the recipe here.

French Bread Pizza

French Bread Pizza
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Craving homemade pizza, but lack time? Struggling with a stubborn pizza dough is not an option.

Grab a French bread loaf and get ready for the ultimate shortcut to making pizza.

Get the recipe here.

Tricolore Skillet Lasagna

Tricolore Skillet Lasagna
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We are all fans of a traditional lasagna, although it often requires a significant amount of effort.

In contrast, this convenient skillet version avoids that effort and you will have a delicious dinner in no time.

Get the recipe here.

Minestrone Soup

Minestrone Soup
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This minestrone recipe is a nourishing, cozy classic perfect for cold evenings.

I adore this particular recipe as it delivers complete satisfaction, while still maintaining a light and refreshing flavor.

Get the recipe here.

Best Buddha Bowl

Best Buddha Bowl
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Prepare a double portion of the turmeric tahini sauce, you’ll find it delightful to have ready for use.

Enjoy the sauce on salads, drizzled over roasted vegetables, dotted on avocado toast, and more.

Get the recipe here.

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
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Chicken meatballs are a healthy option ideal for your weekday dinners.

Add a bit of spice with buffalo sauce and accompany it with a fresh and creamy cucumber salad.

Get the recipe here.

Creamy Steak Fettuccine

Creamy Steak Fettuccine
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Whenever we crave steak but want to prolong its enjoyment, we prepare this dish.

It is a quick and delicious solution that makes us wonder if chicken fettuccine Alfredo was ever a thing.

Get the recipe here.

Baked Salmon

Baked Salmon
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This delicious, nutritious salmon is garnished with a tasty marinade and ready to eat in just 20 minutes!

Pair it with a serving of fluffy rice, a heap of mashed potatoes, or a side salad to round out your meal.

Get the recipe here.

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