As a busy mom, I know that easy quick dinner ideas for family can be a struggle. After your long day, you come home feeling a wave of exhaustion, and not only do you have to parent your kids who are getting home from school, but you also have to figure out what to make for dinner. And on top of that, you want to make something that your whole family will love, but you also don’t have a lot of time to cook.

That’s where these 10 easy weeknight dinners come in. These recipes are all quick and easy to make, but they’re also delicious and nutritious. And they’re all kid-approved (by my three food-loving babes, that is).

I’ve been making these recipes for my family for years, and they’re always a hit. My kids love the variety, and I love that I can get dinner on the table with minimal effort. MOM WIN.

So if you’re looking for some easy quick dinner ideas for family that you can whip up any day of the week, that’s also delicious, be sure to check out this list first. You won’t be disappointed!

BBQ Chicken Foil pack

This recipe is great because it has all the components that traditionally amounts to a main meal: protein, vegetables, and carbs. You literally throw everything onto a sheet pan and wait for the magic to happen in your oven – it truly couldn’t be more simple to get a seriously yummy dinner on the table!!

3-Ingredient Garlic Dill Salmon

Looking for a delicious + EASY dinner fit for the whole family? My Garlic Dill Salmon is a crowd pleaser every time + just 3 ingredients!

Hands down. Period, the end. When someone asks me for an easy and delicious dinner recipe that they can get on the table FAST, my go-to answer every time is my Garlic Dill Salmon! Why? Because it is ALWAYS a complete and total crowd-pleaser. If you like salmon, you will LOVE this dish. That’s a promise!

3-Ingredient Pesto Provolone Chicken Roll-ups

RECIPE: 3-Ingredient Pesto Provolone Chicken Roll-Ups! :: I Adore What I Love Blog :: #iadorewhatilove

This is the EASIEST and most delicious dinner-time meal that your whole family will love. And when I say love, I mean they are going to be asking for seconds, thirds, and fourths!!!!! Because it is THAT good! Plus, your house will smell insane!

Baked BBQ Chicken Tacos

Recipe: Baked BBQ Chicken Tacos :: I Adore What I Love Blog :: #iadorewhatilove

These are BEYOND. Beyond delicious, beyond easy, and beyond pretty, to boot. Once you go BBQ Chicken BAKED tacos, you may never go back!

4-Ingredient Goulash

Have you ever tried Groulash?! It is a crowd pleaser! With only 4 ingredients, this easy weeknight meal is quick to make & totally delicious!

The first recipe I ever learned to make!! It’s soooo easy and sooooo crave-worthy and your kids are sure to love it, too! That’s a promise! I guarantee it will be in your weekly dinner rotation. You’re welcome!

Healthy Baked Boursin Spaghetti Squash Recipe

Baked Boursin Spaghetti Squash

Remember that viral TikTok pasta trend that took over our kitchens during the pandemic? Well, I have a twist for you that’s healthier, even more delicious, and, dare I say, easier. Because it is!! It’s creamy and oh-so-satisfying, plus my whole family was obsessed! It’s a recipe that’s perfect for satisfying your decadent pasta cravings. I promise, you’ll it!

Boneless Sticky Chicken Thighs

Easy dinner recipe for Boneless Sticky Chicken Thighs

These sticky chicken thighs were such a hit the first time I made them, that I made them again 3 days later for my family!! And I continue to make them all the time because they are so easy to get on the dinner table quick! If I can do it, you can do it!!

Shrimp Creole

This is one of those recipes where I keep the ingredients on hand at all times for when the mood strikes. I’ve been eating it my whole life as my mom always made it for us while we were growing up! It’s a regular hit in our house, with myself and my husband hooked, and the kids are obsessed too, always wanting seconds, and thirds, and more, more, more! 

2-Ingredient Pesto Skirt Steak

This 2-ingredient pesto skirt steak recipe is made in the air fryer! It's easy and tastes restaurant quality! Perfect for date night at home!

I’ll say this: if you like skirt steak and you like pesto, you are going to LOVE this pesto skirt steak air fryer recipe! The fact that I posted a 2-ingredient recipe, though, is just a little embarrassing but every time I make it and share on Instagram, I become bombarded with questions! It’s a 10/10 meal that’s wildly simple and absolutely delish.

Crab Sushi Bake Recipe

This crab sushi bake recipe is seriously simple and very addicting because it's so delicious! It's easy to make and perfect for a crowd!

I’m just gonna say it – this crab sushi bake recipe is out of this world delicious! It’s so unique and hit’s the spot every time. A crab sushi bake recipe consists of layers of sticky write rice + imitation crab + Japanese mayo + rice seasoning baked and served with seasoned seaweed sheets! Let me tell you, it’s out of this world incredible and addicting!!

By the way, if you make ANY of these recipes, pleaseeeee let me know!! Tag me on insta if you post to your stories! I want to see!!!!!!!! I want to see you recreate these easy quick dinner ideas for family!!


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