50+ Quick and Easy Dinner Ideas

Last updated on January 1st, 2023 at 02:33 pm

One of the lessons that you learn as you become a parent is that you are supposed to feed your kids. When you are like me and are not very good in the kitchen. Finding quick and easy dinner ideas becomes very important and can make your life much easier.

I’ve improved in the kitchen over the years but not a lot. I still like to keep my meals pretty basic and uncomplicated. Luckily my daughter and husband don’t seem to mind the simple. It makes dinner easier and better for me.

I can’t be the only one out there that needs quick and easy dinner ideas. So I have rounded up more than 50 different meals that you can try out. I have tried a few of them, and I want to try the others. We don’t eat much meat in my house, so I broke it down into chicken meals, ground meat meals, and meatless. We typically stick with chicken and ground turkey but wanted to put together a lot of different options.


Many of these meals use a slow cooker here is a great one to get if you don’t have one. Having a slow cooker makes dinner time much easier and this is the one I use and it’s great.

Quick and Easy dinner ideas (Chicken Dishes)

  1. Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas 

2. Chicken Parmesan 

3. Slow cooker creamy Chicken Pot Pie 

4. Baked Salsa Chicken 

5. Barbecue Bacon Chicken Bake 

6. Crock Pot Garlic Parmesan Chicken 

7. Garlic Chicken Alfredo 

8. 3 Ingredient Orange Chicken 

9. Garlic Parmesan Chicken Tenders and vegetables 

10. Chicken Taco soup 

11. Mexican Chicken and Rice

12. One Pot Cheesy Chicken Broccoli and Rice

13 Sour Cream Chicken Enchilada Casserole

14 Italian Chicken, Green Beans and Potatoes

15 Chicken and Broccoli Pasta

16. Chicken Bacon Ranch Baked Penne

17 15 minute Chicken Stir-fry

18 Southwest Chicken Casserole

Quick and Easy dinner ideas (Ground Meat Dishes)

  1. Slow cooker Taco Chili 

2. Stuffed Pasta Shells 

3. Easy Taco Pie 

4. Beef Enchiladas 

5. One Pot Chili Mac and Cheese 

6. Stuffed French Bread 

7. One Pan Baked Ziti 

8 Cheeseburger Pasta

9. Honey Garlic Meatballs

10. Spaghetti Meat Sauce 

11. Meatloaf Muffins 

12. 5 Ingredient Beef Enchiladas 

13. Cheesy Taco Pasta

14. Ground Beef Stroganoff

15 Slow cooker Meatballs and Marinara

16 Easy Cheesy Beef Enchiladas

17 Stuffed Pepper Casserole

quick and easy dinner ideas (No meat Dishes)

  1. 3 cheese Zucchini Stuffed Lasagna  

2. Zucchini Pizza Bites 

3. Spinach Manicotti 

4. Crockpot Cheesy Tortellini 

5. One Pot Creamy Garlic Pasta 

6. Creamy Potato Soup 

7. Baked Ravioli 

8. Broccoli Alfredo Tortellini 

9.  Cheesy Enchilada Rice Skillet 

10. Seven Layer Tostadas 

11. Crispy Bean and Cheese Burritos 

12. Easy Eggplant Parmesan 

13 Black Bean Enchiladas

14 Fried Tortellini and Broccoli

15 Spinach Ricotta Stuffed Peppers

16 Veggie Lo Mein

So there you have it. Over a month’s worth of quick and easy dinner ideas. There should be something for most families to try in this list of meals. I hope you find your family’s next favorite dinner. Make sure you check out the meal planning kit to make your meal planning for every week or the holiday’s easier to plan.

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