Weeknights can be so busy for not just parents, but anyone. For this reason, I have compiled a list of 81 quick and easy weeknight dinner ideas that are sure to impress anyone.

Truth be told, this round up is secretly geared towards my husband. You know in hopes to deter him from finger dialing daily once our baby arrives. We shall see how that works out for us! Ha, ha.

In all honesty though, I hope this round-up of quick and easy weeknight dinner ideas helps you out too. Whether you are looking for a scrumptious new slow cooker meal, a 15 minute stir fry or a casserole to prepare and take to a new Mom… I hope you are able to gain new inspiration that makes your weeknight dinner making process easy and enjoyable!


Roasted Chicken and Artichokes :: The Bewitchin’ Kitchen

Slow Cooker Beef Barley Soup :: Domesticated Momma

Slow Cooker Crack Chicken :: Cookies & Cups

Parmesan BLT Whole Wheat Pasta :: Picky Palate

Dump and Baked Skinny Chicken Parmesan Casserole :: The Seasoned Mom

Creamy Pancetta Pasta :: The Modern Housewife

Slow Cooker Enchilada Soup :: Peaks & Harbours


Vegan Faux Chicken Penne with Tomato, Spinach and Advocado :: Woman in Real Life

Super Easy Crock Pot Chicken and Stuffing :: MBA Mama Musings

Paula’s Special (One Pot) Chicken Curry :: My Busy Family

Slow Cooker Taco Soup :: Domesticated Momma


Crock Pot Cabbage Roll Soup :: Tales of a Ranting Ginger

Fiesta Soup :: Crystal Clear as Mud

Lemon Pesto Chicken :: The Modern Housewife

Back to the Basics – Pasta with Peas :: Peaks & Harbours

One Pot Chicken Chow Mein :: The Recipe Rebel


One Pan Penne Pasta Skillet :: Domesticated Momma

Slow Cooker Creole Chicken & Sausage :: Pinch of Yum

Mango Chicken Curry :: Swirls & Spice

One Pot Teriyaki Chicken and Pineapple Rice :: Carlsbad Cravings

Creamy Chicken Noodle Skillet :: The Girl Who Ate Everything

Skinny Tuna Noodle Casserole :: Skinny Taste

Healthy Chicken Vegetable Soup

Healthy Chicken Vegetable Soup :: The Bewitchin’ Kitchen

Healthier No-Bake Mac & Cheese :: Peaks and Harbours

Crock Pot Beef Tips with Mushrooms :: Merry About Town

Skinny Chicken Bruschetta :: Domestic Superhero

Chicken Lasagna Bagel Bake :: Picky Palate


Creamy Curried Chickpeas with Potatoes :: Woman in Real Life

Crock Pot Beef & Broccoli :: Table for Two

Crock Pot Sweet Potato and Quinoa Turkey Chili :: Iowa Girl Eats

Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo with Red Bell Peppers & Broccoli :: The Modern Housewife


Cheeseburger Pasta Skillet :: Merry About Town

Three Cheese Chicken Broccoli Alfredo :: The Recipe Critic

Balsamic Peach Chicken Skillet :: Cooking Classy

Egg Roll Stir Fry :: South Your Mouth


Oktoberfest Lager Stew :: Tales of a Ranting Ginger

Quick and Easy Vegetable Lo Mein :: Domesticated Momma

15 Minute Cheesy Mac & Toe :: Boys Ahoy

Slow Cooker Chicken Caesar Sandwiches :: Six Sisters Stuff

One Pot Lasagna :: Little Miss Kate

Creamy Chicken Caesar Lasagna :: Pinch of Yum

Spicy Parmesan Chicken Pasta :: Life in the Lofthouse

One Pan Veggie Fajita Pasta :: Baker by Nature


Hamburger Soup :: The Bewitchin’ Kitchen

Slow Cooker Salisbury Steaks :: Spend with Pennies

Crock Pot Lasagne :: Crystal Clear as Mud

Chicken Thai Stir Fry with Peanut Sauce :: Winner Dinners

Mexican Quinoa Taco Bake :: The Domestic Blonde

Hot Pockets of Cod with Peas and Chorizo :: Peaks & Harbours

Asparagus, Tomato and Prosciutto One Pot Pasta :: Un Assaggio


Broccoli and Chicken Casserole :: Our Family World

Twisted Mac & Cheese :: Domesticated Momma

Easy Salmon Recipe :: Ketchup Moms

Spaghetti Carbonara :: Damn Delicious

Chicken Pizzaiola :: Pinch of Yum


Buffalo Chicken Fajitas :: Domesticated Momma

Slow Cooker Butter Chicken :: Food & Whine

OMG Cheese Stuffed Meatballs :: The Modern Housewife

Vegetable Stir Fry with Cashews :: Making Healthy Choices

Taco French Bread Pizza :: Life in the Lofthouse

Peanut Chicken with Peanut Noodles :: Averie Cooks


Sweet Sriracha Easy Chicken Stir Fry :: The Bewitchin’ Kitchen

Creamy Chicken Quinoa and Broccoli Casserole :: Pinch of Yum

Spicy Sausage Pasta :: Kevin & Amanda

Chicken & Stuffing Casserole :: The Seasoned Mom

Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak :: 4 the Love of Mommy

Slow Cooker Beef Stew :: Our Family World

Slow Cooker Greek Chicken :: Chef in Training

One Pot Vegetarian Chili Mac :: Kristine’s Kitchen

Chocolate Chili :: Cocoa Bean, the Vegetable

Little Potato Chorizo and Sweet Potato Hash :: Dish ‘n’ the Kitchen


One Pot Beef Stroganoff :: Domesticated Momma

Slow Cooker Beef Brisket :: Kitchen Counter Chronicles

Asian Chicken Noodle Soup :: Cooking Classy

Turkey Enchilada Pasta :: Food & Whine

Chicken Street Tacos :: Life in the Lofthouse

Creamy Bruschetta Chicken :: The Bewitchin’ Kitchen

Paleo Spicy Cashew Chicken Stir fry :: This West Coast Mommy

One Pot Spaghetti :: Rachel Schultz

One Pot Wonder Thai Style Peanut Pasta :: Apron Strings

Chicken Tamale Pie :: Pinch of Yum

Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

3 Comments on 81 Quick & Easy Dinner Ideas for Busy Weeknights

  1. Blair
    February 21, 2016 at 5:48 am (2 years ago)

    Amazing list!! Thanks for including our Skinny Chicken Parm Casserole! Pinned and sharing this. 🙂

  2. sabina edwards
    February 21, 2016 at 1:55 pm (2 years ago)

    I’ll have to go thru them…I often am scheduled to end my shift at 8:30pm but have to actually work til 9 or 10pm so some of these might come in handy …. slow cooker meals would never work, but skillet ones might if they are fast enough

  3. Puneeta
    February 23, 2016 at 10:28 am (2 years ago)

    Love this list. Pinning it now. Thanks so much for featuring my easy salmon dinner 🙂


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