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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Meatball stuffed biscuits and raw veggies
Grocery list: Biscuits, meatballs, marinara sauce, cheese sticks and raw veggies

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Chinese food (from the freezer section of the grocery except the garlic wontons)
Grocery list: Egg rolls, rice, steak and veggie stir fry, wontons, ground turkey and cabbage mix

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Baked pasta and green salad
Grocery list:  Rigatoni, cottage cheese, garlic, Parmesan cheese, parsley, mozzarella cheese, pasta sauce and salad ingredients

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Taco 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

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Chicken pot pie
Grocery List: Chicken, pie crusts, mixed vegetables, sour cream and cream of chicken soup

, Quick Dinner Ideas, Joyful HomemakingSouthwestern egg casserole, cornbread and carrot sticks
Grocery list: Eggs, monterey jack cheese, cottage cheese, green chilis, cornbread ingredients and carrots

Have a great week! 🙂


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