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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

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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Southwest Chicken Salad (with Cilantro Ranch Dressing)

The best and easiest southwest chicken salad and creamy cilantro dressing. Loaded with chicken, black beans, corn and lentils! The secret ingredient? A freezer veggie you’ll want to keep on hand ALWAYS. This post was originally published June 22, 2015. It has since been updated to include new photos and helpful information. Recipe Features: Quick …

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Copycat Zupas Strawberry Harvest Salad

This tasty salad recipe is inspired by the Strawberry Harvest Salad at Zupa’s! Filled with berries, candied pecans, apples, and topped with a sweet strawberry champagne vinaigrette!  Want to feel like you’re getting the entire experience? Make sure you serve this with Strawberry Vinaigrette and Chocolate Dipped Strawberries! This post was originally published March 11, …

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Strawberry Champagne Vinaigrette

This copycat Strawberry Champagne Vinaigrette will brighten up any salad! Inspired by the Cafe Zupas strawberry harvest salad. Filled with berries, olive oil, and champagne vinegar for an irresistible salad topping. This post was originally published March 10, 2015. It has since been updated with helpful tips and new photos. Recipe Features: Quick and easy- …

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30-Minute Ranch Chicken Recipe

This incredibly simple Baked Ranch Chicken recipe is a go-to dinner idea! Made with 5-ingredients, you can have this easy chicken dinner ready in under 30 minutes! Simple and delicious. This post was originally published Mach 10, 2016. It has since been updated to include new photos and recipe updates. Recipe Features: Quick and Easy- …

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Grilled Chicken Drumsticks

These easy BBQ chicken drumsticks are the perfect summer dinner! Incredibly simple and made with only 4-ingredients! No marinating necessary. Recipe Features Quick and EASY- I kid you not, prep for this recipe is five minutes. Family Friendly Dinner Idea- Everyone loves these grilled drumsticks. Grill AND Smoker Friendly- Instructions for all included below. Finding …

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Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipe

This homemade BBQ sauce recipe comes together quickly and packs a bold flavor. Ketchup, brown sugar, dry mustard, and garlic simmer together. Blending the flavors to perfection.  This post was originally published July 4, 2018. It has since been updated to include more helpful tips and info. Recipe Features Perfect for BBQ Season- Keep a …

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Cooking Frozen Pizza On The Grill

How to grill a frozen pizza – This easy cooking method gives you tasty pizza with a crisp crust with little work! Perfect with any of your favorite pizza flavors. This post was originally published July 3, 2015. It has since been updated to include new photos and helpful tips. Recipe Features EASY Dinner Idea- Seriously, …

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Easy Margarita Chicken Recipe

This Margarita Chicken starts with a simple marinade and is grilled OR cooked stove top making it the perfect easy dinner idea! Great over rice or shredded in tacos. This post was originally published July 12, 2016. It has since been updated to include helpful information and recipe updates. Recipe Features Amazing Chicken Marinade: This …

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Asian Zing Sauce Recipe- Buffalo Wild Wings Copycat

This recipe for Buffalo Wild Wings Asian Zing chicken wings is a tasty appetizer or quick dinner! Chicken is coated in a  sweet, spicy & tangy sauce that is full of Asian fusion flavor. This recipe was originally published January 28, 2015. It has since been revised to include clearer instructions and helpful information. Recipe …

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Grilled Hawaiian Chicken Recipe

This easy Hawaiian chicken recipe starts with an overnight pineapple and coconut marinade then grilled to perfection. The perfect grilling recipe for beginners or master grill chefs! Recipe Features Quick and Easy– This recipe comes together quickly and takes around 20 minutes on the grill. 6-Ingredients– That’s all you need for this easy weeknight dinner. …

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Best Homemade Pizza Sauce Recipe

The BEST homemade pizza sauce recipe! Once you give this recipe a try you will never look back! Quick, easy, and delicious. No-cooking required. Use this as a dip for appetizers, quick French Bread Style Pizzas, mini flat bread pizzas, and so much more. Recipe Features Quick and Easy Freezer Friendly Family Favorite Recipe This …

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Classic Deviled Eggs Recipe

This is easily the BEST recipe for deviled eggs. You’ll be amazed how a few simple ingredients can give you such a bold flavor! A must-make for any gathering and sure to become your go-to appetizer recipe. Recipe Features: Make-Ahead Easily Customizable Difficulty: EASY It’s true that deviled eggs are labeled as the Easter appetizer …

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Homemade Alfredo Sauce

This homemade alfredo sauce recipe is better than Olive Garden! Minimal ingredient and big bold flavor. Perfect for pasta night! I LOVE THIS RECIPE. Well, really I love any Fettuccine alfredo recipe, but this one in particular is sinfully delicious. It’s rich, creamy, and full of flavor. Amazing on any pasta. I would even confidently …

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Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

This post is sponsored by Cooper® cheese and includes tracking links. For more information about tracking links and how to opt out, please visit All About Do Not Track prior to clicking any links found in this post.  This easy slow cooker macaroni and cheese uses quality ingredients and gives you an effortlessly delicious dinner …

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Simple Lasagna Recipe- Make Ahead

This simple lasagna recipe uses a hearty homemade sauce, three cheeses, and noodles for the ultimate comfort food recipe! Ready for one of my go-to comfort foods? Lasagna is easily one of my favorites. Mainly because it is so easy to customize. I use almost anything we have on hand and it always tastes incredible. …

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Copycat Chili’s Skillet Queso Recipe

This copycat Chili’s Skillet Queso tastes exactly like the original and takes only minutes to make! With just 5 easy ingredients, you can have this queso ready to serve in 20 minutes. Bonus? It can also be made in a slow cooker! This easy queso was a happy accident. We were hankering for some seriously …

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