Easy Weeknight Dinners… These recipes are your answer to that big question, “what’s for dinner tonight?”
Each and every single recipe here is extremely easy to whip up in no time. They’re perfect for when you come home from a hectic day.
No need to fret or scratch your head. These recipes will make your life so much easier and happier, spending more quality time with your family or whatever else you enjoy doing, rather than spending hours in the kitchen.
These Easy Weeknight Dinners have delicious quick stir fries, 20 minute easy skillets with all the meats, and easy 10 minutes prep time dinners where the oven takes care of the rest.
From chicken to beef and even great seafood, your weeknight meals need not be boring and bland, but will turn up delicious and full of flavors, like you slaved all day.
Go through all these recipes and you are set for those busy, demanding weeknights. No more what’s for dinner dilemma for you…
1. Korean Ground Beef Bowl
We are starting this very helpful list with an easy and quick stir fry. This Korean Ground Beef Bowl has just the right combination of sweet, salty, umami and just a touch of spicy. Try it when you crave some Asian flavors, or just need something super quick!
2. Baked Salmon with Mango Salsa
Treat yourself to this delicious meal today… What if we tell you it’s healthy and easy (“under 30 minutes meal” easy), yet it would make you feel like you are on a date night or celebrating in some fancy restaurant.
This moist, tender salmon has so many different layers of flavors. Tangy, lemony, buttery salmon flakes with a slight kick from our spice mix rub, combined with vibrant refreshing mango salsa. Yumm…
3. Gorgonzola Portobello Steak Skillet
This Gorgonzola Portobello Steak Skillet is sure to become a new family favorite. It’s a super easy restaurant quality meal that is an absolute flavor bomb!
4. Shrimp Saganaki (Greek Shrimp with Tomatoes & Feta)
This classic Greek dish has some incredible flavors with plump shrimp in a garlicky, savory tomato sauce and finished off with salty feta cheese!
5. Loco Moco (Hawaiian Beef Patty with Gravy)
Loco Moco is a fun, yet delicious, Hawaiian dish where a heap of rice is topped with a beef patty, smothered with gravy, and finished with a sunny side up egg. How cool!
6. Creamy Pesto Chicken Skillet
This creamy pesto chicken skillet is a great weeknight dinner recipe. It happens super fast, 3O minutes fast! Tender chicken and loads of veggies in a delicious creamy pesto sauce. YUM!
7. Thai Basil Chicken (Pad Krapow Gai)
Are you looking for a really fast meal that’s really tasty? Not only is this Thai Basil Chicken (or Pad Krapow Gai) bursting with flavor, you can whip it up in 15 minutes or less. This might be your easiest recipe yet!
8. Mediterranean Zucchini Boats
These Mediterranean Zucchini Boats are stuffed with herb seasoned ground beef and garnished with cherry tomatoes, pine nuts and feta. They’re a light and fresh version of this low carb favorite.
9. Flank Steak Fajitas
How about a skillet full of tender, seared to perfection strips of marinated steak? Of course they are incomplete without vibrant, colorful peppers, some lime, plenty of cilantro and a little avocado.
You would be pleasantly surprised that this beautiful platter can happen in less than half an hour.
10. Easy Creamy Chicken Skillet
This creamy chicken skillet is your weekday best friend. It’s super easy, it’s super tasty and it’s a low carb bomb. Start to finish in 30 minutes, this just may become a new staple in your rotation.
11. Crustless Rotisserie Chicken Pot Pie Casserole
Pot pie without the pie? Yes, if you are like me craving those comfy, cozy flavors without the extra work. This one is for those lazy days.
12. Fasolada (Greek White Bean Soup)
Fasolada is the ultimate Greek comfort food. This white bean soup is notable for a very generous drizzling of olive oil. Yum!
13. Green Rice Casserole
This green rice casserole is a great meatless option. It’s creamy and cheesy with plenty of nutrition from spinach and peppers.
14. Healthy Chicken Ramen Stir Fry
Healthy ramen? Who would have thought! This stir fry is packed with veggie power and nice lean protein. Take your pantry staple to a whole new level!
15. Hunan Shrimp
These fiery Hunan shrimp are super quick and super tasty. Don’t worry, you can always adjust the heat level if you’re not as spicy as me!
16. Chicken Provençal (Poulet à la Provençal)
Take a peek into my pot. Beautiful golden brown chicken braised in white wine, nestled between eye catching olives, plump cherry tomatoes, oh-so French shallots, tangy capers and plenty of garlic and herbs. Life can’t be more beautiful!
17. Hawaiian Pineapple Fried Rice
Add some island flair to your fried rice. This quick and easy one pot meal is loaded with flavors and whips up in 20 minutes or less!
18. Mediterranean Fish with Tomato and Olive Tapenade
Give your fish a Mediterranean makeover with this tapenade topped beauty. So gourmet, yet so easy, this one can be on your table in about 30 minutes!
19. Creamy Lemon Chicken
Easy and delicious! This chicken can make for a relatively easy week night meal, but looks and tastes so good it will impress guests as well. I love it with orzo, pearled couscous or bread! On it’s own, great for the keto crowd!
20. Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce
Inspired by P.F. Chang, this quick and tasty dish is a sure crowd pleaser! A great appetizer for guests or pot lucks, or an easy low-carb meal option!
21. Tomato Basil Chicken
This tomato basil chicken is a quick, light and tasty weekday meal. The sweetness from the orange marmalade is a great complement to the freshness of the tomatoes and basil!
22. Baked Honey Mustard Chicken
Sweet, Savory, Sticky, Saucy… Meet your new favorite meal prep option. This baked honey mustard chicken only takes 10 minutes of your time, the oven does the rest!
23. Salmon Patties (AKA Salmon Cakes)
These salmon patties are tasty, nutritious and budget friendly. And just look at them. Who said pantry staple meals can’t be fancy?
24. The BEST Mongolian Beef
Mongolian Beef – Melt in your mouth tender strips of beef stir fried in a silky velvety sauce. You can stir fry this in less time than a trip to the takeout place! Or for other options, try the crock pot or instant pot methods.
25. Garlic Butter Steak Bites
Take your beef to a new level with these tasty pan seared garlic butter steak bites. Perfectly cooked bite sized morsels of tender steak drenched in garlicky butter.
26. Loaded Cauliflower Soup
This loaded cauliflower soup is cozy in a bowl. Hearty, creamy soup loaded with cheese, scallions and bacon. You won’t even miss the potatoes when slurping down this low carb treat!
27. Pesto Bruschetta Chicken
This gorgeous dish highlights two summer favorites: fresh basil and vine ripe tomatoes! It’s a great meal prep option, only 10 minutes of prep time and then your trusty old oven does the rest.
28. Italian Sausage Bake
This Italian Sausage Bake is a simple and easy dish and requires only a few basic ingredients. A side of pasta or crusty bread and your meal is complete!
29. Kung Pao Chicken
Kung Pao Chicken – it’s savory, it’s sweet, it’s tangy, and those dried chilis give it just a bit of kick! Don’t be intimidated by the number of ingredients, you can whip this up in half-hour or less. Perfect week-night meal!
30. Cajun Shrimp Scampi
This Cajun shrimp scampi is so quick and easy you can make it any weeknight. But it is so fancy and tasty you just might want to save it for special occasions!
Aren’t they all wonderful? So, so delicious yet so, so easy and quick to whip up on any hectic busy days and nights. We hope these help make your life a little bit easier and full of flavors.
Pin or bookmark these great weeknight recipes to your every day folder and cook your way through all without thinking what’s for dinner. 🙂 Enjoy…
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp pepper
- 1.5 pt cherry tomatoes, halved
- 3 Tbsp orange marmalade
- 2 tsp red wine vinegar
- 1/3 cup fresh basil
- Melt 1 Tbsp butter with olive oil in skillet over medium heat.
- Season chicken with salt and pepper, cook 5 minutes per side, until slightly browned. Remove to plate and set aside.
- Lower heat to medium-low, add remaining butter to pan. Once melted add half of cherry tomatoes, scrape browned bits from chicken and mix.
- Add 3-4 Tbsp water, vinegar, orange marmalade and remaining cherry tomatoes. Cook about 5 minutes, stirring continuously. Add salt and pepper to taste, along with basil.
- Serve tomato mixture over chicken.
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