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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Mini Corn Dogs and fruit

, Quick Dinner Ideas, Joyful HomemakingGrocery list: Hot dogs, cornmeal, oil, skewers and fruit

, Quick Dinner Ideas, Joyful HomemakingTaco Spaghetti
Grocery list:  Spaghetti, corn, ground beef or turkey, onion, taco seasoning, cheddar cheese, salsa, lettuce, tomatoes, tortilla chips, sour cream, olives and chili peppers

, Quick Dinner Ideas, Joyful HomemakingCreamy Crockpot Potato Soup and raw veggies
Grocery list:  Hashbrown potatoes, chicken broth, cream of chicken soup, onion, cream cheese, Cheddar cheese and raw veggies

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 Ham, mashed potatoes and broccoli
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Toasted pepperoni pizza sandwiches and carrot sticks
Grocery list: Bread or rolls, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, pizza sauce, butter and carrot sticks

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Cheeseburger quesadillas
Grocery list: Tortillas, ground beef, cheddar cheese, McCormick Hamburger Seasoning, lettuce, tomatoes, onion and pickles

Have a great week! 🙂

One Comment

  1. Love your site. Have been going over old posting and various links for a while. LOL Thanks for the printables as well.

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