Is your life extremely busy right now? Between work, kids’ activities, homework, and your own personal endeavors, do you find that weeknight meals are kind of an afterthought? It happens.

But if you want to avoid picking up fast food and still put a delicious meal on the table, it is entirely possible. You just need to find some easy recipes that work well for weeknight dinners – and here are ten of them to get you started!

  1. Weeknight Lemon Chicken Skillet Dinner

A one-pan meal that is ready in about 30 minutes is ideal for weeknights. This Lemon Chicken Skillet Dinner is packed full of flavor and not only provides you with your protein but also with potatoes and green beans – so it’s truly a complete meal.

  1. Healthy Chicken Enchilada Bake

All of your favorite Tex-Mex flavors come together in this gluten-free Healthy Chicken Enchilada Bake. The tortillas that you would typically use in an enchilada bake are replaced with quinoa, and you can have it on the table in under an hour.

  1. Beef Stir Fry

Lots of vegetables, lean flank steak, and a tasty blend of garlic, orange juice, ginger, soy sauce, brown sugar, and sesame oil will make this Beef Stir Fry a weekday favorite. You can serve it over white or brown rice or noodles – depending on your preference. 

  1. Lasagna Soup

Lasagna can be time-consuming to make with its many layers, but if you want all of the flavors of lasagna in a quick and easy recipe, then this Lasagna Soup is the answer. It only takes 30 minutes, and when you serve it with a salad and some garlic bread, you’ll have a meal that everyone will love.

  1. Chipotle Burrito Bowl

Burrito bowls are great because everyone in the family can customize them to meet their tastes. Don’t like peppers? Leave them off. Want an extra spoonful of guacamole? Go for it! Just set up a little buffet and let everyone help themselves.

  1. Creamy Instant Pot Pasta

If you’re not using your Instant Pot as much as you would like, then add this recipe to your repertoire. Creamy Instant Pot Pasta is a dish the whole family will devour! This is another meal that you can pair a salad and bread with and will bring a smile to everyone’s face.

  1. 8-Minute Baked Salmon

Are you a fan of salmon? Then here’s a great way to cook it – in just eight minutes. And there are several different suggestions as to how you can season it – so you’re bound to find a flavor profile you’ll enjoy. 

  1. 10-Minute Naan Pizza

Sure, you can have pizza delivered, but why not spend a little time preparing dinner as a family with these 10-Minute Naan Pizzas. It’s another meal where everyone can customize it to their preferences, and you can have it on the table lickety-split.

  1. Monte Cristo Sandwich

Sandwiches aren’t just for lunch these days. A Monte Cristo is a delicious combination of sweet and savory, and it’s great at any time of the day! 

  1. Easy Moroccan Chickpea Stew

Are you a vegetarian, or do you want to try “Meatless Mondays”? Then Easy Moroccan Chickpea Stew is a recipe that you should try. It’s ready in 30 minutes and has a fantastic combination of herbs and spices that help it develop tons of flavor quickly. 

So, which recipes do you want to try? Will any of these quick and easy weeknight meals make it to your table this week?

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