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:

, Quick Dinner Ideas, Bacon and egg crescent squares and fruit salad
Grocery list: Eggs, crescent rolls, bacon, Parmesan cheese, parsley and assorted fruits

, Quick Dinner Ideas,

Taco salad
Grocery list: Lettuce, mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese, ground meat, taco seasoning, tortillas,  tomatoes, Italian dressing

, Quick Dinner Ideas, Crockpot Bacon and Ranch Chicken & Pasta with a salad
Grocery list:  Chicken breasts, bacon, garlic, dry ranch salad dressing mix, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, pasta and salad ingredients

, Quick Dinner Ideas, 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

, Quick Dinner Ideas, Tuna, broccoli & pasta casserole and cheddar biscuits
Grocery list: Tuna, broccoli, pasta, cheddar cheese and breadcrumbs

, Quick Dinner Ideas, Chicken fried rice
Grocery list:  Chicken, rice, eggs, soy sauce, frozen peas and carrots, onion and parsley

Have a great week! 🙂

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