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100+ Easy Dinner Recipes

Make this your go-to stop for quick dinner ideas! With over 130 easy meals (and counting!) you are sure to find the perfect thing to help satisfy your cravings! We love all of these easy easy dinner ideas for the family, but our go-to favorites are definitely chicken recipes and the ground beef dinner ideas!

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Top Lazy Dinner Ideas

Followers are head over heels for my lazy dinner ideas. 30-minute meals, 5-ingredient dinners, and one-pot recipes land high on the most made list! And you cannot go wrong with any of these popular options.

Here are the top breakfast recipes my readers are loving right now:

  • Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole – This is a quick and easy dinner that calls for only 4 simple ingredients and is on the table in under an hour! Kid favorite and adult approved.
  • French Bread Pizza Recipe – No time for dough? This one is for you! Homemade pizza sauce is spread over a sliced French loaf. Top with your favorite items, bake, and voila! Easy dinner with minimal effort.
  • Slow Cooked Pork Sandwiches – This is what we like to consider a dump and go meal. Everything is put into the slow cooker in the morning and by evening you have pulled pork that is flavor packed and incredibly tender. Great for sandwiches, nachos, or even pizza!
  • 5-Ingredient Baked Ravioli Recipe – Another dump and go meal. This easy ravioli bake has 5-ingredients and can be prepped in advance.
  • Naan Bread Pizza – Like the French bread version, but single serve! Flatbread, or Naan, is used as the crust and is the perfect way to use up leftovers (creative toppings!).

Easy Dinner Recipe for the Family

We are a small family of three, but often cook for the extended family. Having kid, and adult, approved meals is a MUST.  They have to meet three requirements- Quick, easy, and full of flavor. These are the top five easy dinner ideas.

All Dinner Recipes

Easy Buttermilk Syrup Recipe

This Homemade Buttermilk Syrup recipe is a breakfast staple! Rich, creamy, and incredibly simple to whip up. With just 4 ingredients you will have a to-die-for topping for pancakes, waffles, French toast and more! Made time and time again in our home, this is perfect on top of Belgian Waffles, Buttermilk Pancakes, and Puff Pancakes! …

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Spicy Deviled Eggs with Jalapeno

Spicy Deviled Eggs bring a spicy twist to the classic appetizer recipe. You won’t be able to resist the delicious flavor, thanks to the splash of hot sauce and mustard! A must-make for any gathering or celebration. Looking to take the spice down a few notches? Try our tried-and-true Classic Deviled Eggs. This post was …

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Wisconsin Cauliflower Soup

This belly warming Wisconsin Cauliflower Soup recipe brings home the familiar flavor of the Zupas soup. Chopped cauliflower is cooked and mixed with spices, chicken broth, and sprinkled with bacon for the perfect copycat recipe.  Looking for more Zupas inspired dishes? We LOVE this Copycat Strawberry Harvest Salad and Strawberry Champagne Vinaigrette. Perfect side to …

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Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Chili

This easy Chicken Enchilada Chili is the ultimate comfort food. Toss all of the ingredients in the slow cooker and you’ll have a belly warming meal come dinner time. Loaded with chicken, enchilada sauce, and cheesy goodness. This will quickly become a family favorite recipe. Recipe Features EASY Dinner: This is what we like to …

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Classic Cobb Salad Recipe

This easy Chicken Cobb Salad is loaded with delicious ingredients. Chicken, bacon, tomatoes, and hard boiled eggs give you a great base along with a creamy and delicious dressing. Loaded with goodness and the perfect meal-prep recipe. Looking for more tasty salad recipes? Check out our list of over 15 Delicious Salads. Recipe Features Make-Ahead: …

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Frozen Chicken Nuggets in the Air Fryer

Cooking Chicken Nuggets in the Air Fryer is the BEST. You get perfect crispy nuggets every single time with almost zero effort. In just a few minutes you’ll have your entire family believing you picked up take-out! This is one of my go-to quick meals, but I have hundreds of other easy dinner recipes just …

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Easy Oriental Chicken Salad

This quick and easy Oriental Chicken Salad, Applebee’s copycat recipe, is the perfect weeknight dinner! Semi homemade ingredients make this come together in less than 20-minutes! Belly filling and delicious. I love a good copycat recipe! Try my favorite Asian Zing Chicken Bites or Chili’s Skillet Queso! Recipe Features Quick and Easy: This recipe uses …

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Santa Fe Chicken Salad

This Copycat Chili’s Santa Fe Chicken Salad is loaded with tasty ingredients. Grilled chicken pairs with pico, tortilla strips, and a homemade Santa Fe sauce that will quickly become your favorite homemade topping! Perfect meal prep recipe or easy weeknight dinner. Searching for more salads and dressings? Check out the list of 10+ go-to salads …

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Strawberry Poppyseed Salad

This is the very best Panera Bread Strawberry Poppyseed Salad recipe. Loaded with fresh fruit, grilled chicken, toasted pecans, and drizzled with their signature poppyseed dressing. This salad will quickly become a go-to recipe the entire family will love and is full of flavor in every bite. We love adding a good salad to our …

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Garlic

This is the best way to cook Brussels sprouts. Perfectly crispy outside, soft and chewy inside, and a delicious garlic butter finish. The entire family will love this delicious side dish recipe and beg you to make it for every meal! This post was originally published November 11, 2014. It has since been updated to …

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Perfect Mashed Potatoes

These is the best mashed potatoes recipe. Creamy and rich with a buttery flavor that makes these the perfect addition to every dinner! My all-time favorite side dish recipe that is always a crowd favorite. The perfect recipe for beginners and incredibly easy to customize. This recipe was originally published November 13, 2014. It has …

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Zuppa Toscana Soup Recipe

This easy Zuppa Toscana recipe tastes exactly like Olive Garden’s most popular soup. Made in one-pot with crumbled sausage, crispy bacon, and potatoes that are all simmered in a creamy broth. This is our favorite Olive Garden copycat recipe! This delicious soup recipe was originally published December 17, 2013. It has since been updated to …

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Chicken Alfredo Stuffed Shells

This recipe for alfredo stuffed shells is the perfect weeknight dinner. Creamy Alfredo sauce, shredded chicken, and broccoli combine inside a large shell for the ultimate comfort food. Serve with a side salad and garlic knots for a quick dinner everyone will love! This recipe was originally published September 16, 2015. It has since been updated …

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