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Quick Dinner Ideas

Happy Monday! Here’s this week’s edition of “Quick Dinner Ideas.”

To me, “quick” dinner ideas doesn’t necessarily mean a meal you can throw together in five minutes. To me, the quick part comes before dinner time by:

  • having a plan for this week’s dinners
  • having the ingredients on hand–(a.k.a. a trip to the grocery)

That is the biggest hurdle to jump in having a quick dinner. Once you do that, for the most part you are set!

For those nights however, that you literally may have minutes to spare, plan a few super simple dinner ideas:

  • light all beef kosher hot dogs (nitrate free if you can find them)
  • pasta
  • scrambled eggs
  • frozen veggie burgers
  • burritos with whatever fillings I have on hand
  • frozen chicken, veggie and pasta “dinner in a bag” from the freezer section of the grocery
  • a crockpot meal that you started in the morning and is ready at dinner time
  • keep raw veggies and fruits on hand to add to a less than ideal dinner

Check out my post 10 Ways to Make “Making Dinner”Easier.

To help with menu planning and grocery shopping, be sure to check out my free printables:
Dinner Planner and Grocery List Printable
Weekly Meal Planner
Printable Grocery List

Okie doke, on to this week’s quick dinner ideas:

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Chicken Cordon Bleu Crescent Roll-ups and veggie tray
Grocery list:  Crescent rolls, chicken and ham slices, Swiss cheese and various raw veggies

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Crockpot Ground Beef, Vegetable and Rice Soup
Grocery list: Ground beef, onion, canned carrots and green beans, instant rice, Italian chopped tomatoes, beef broth and Italian seasoning

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Chicken, bacon, potato and corn chowder
Grocery list: Chicken, bacon, potato, corn, onion, celery, carrots and cream

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Garlic, sundried tomato, chicken & pasta
Grocery list: Angel hair pasta, sundried tomatoes, garlic, chicken, mushrooms, chicken broth, parsley, basil, olive oil, Parmesan cheese and red pepper flakes

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Quiche and Banana bread
Grocery list: Pie crust, eggs, broccoli, cheddar cheese, bacon or ham (or just veggies), white and whole wheat flour, sugar and bananas

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Crockpot Chicken and Artichoke with Pasta
Grocery list:  Chicken breast tenders, canned artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers, Worcestershire sauce, cream of chicken soup and pasta

Hope you have a great week!