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, Joyful Homemaking

Pizza Grilled Cheese
Grocery list: Italian bread, pepperoni, Mozzarella slices, butter and pasta sauce for dipping

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Avocado Tomato & Habanero Jack Grilled Cheese
Grocery list:  Sourdough bread, Habanero Jack cheese, avocado, lemon juice and tomato

, Quick Dinner Ideas, Joyful Homemaking

Taco Bowl
Grocery list:  Tortillas, ground beef, taco seasoning, lettuce tomatoes, sour cream and shredded Mexican cheese

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Wendy’s Copycat Berry Almond Salad
Grocery list:  Mixed greens, strawberries, blueberries, Asiago cheese, sliced almonds, grilled chicken breast and raspberry vinaigrette

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Super Easy Chicken Black Bean and Salsa Soup
Grocery list:  Chicken breasts, salsa, chicken broth, black beans, instant rice, corn, sour cream, green onions, Cheddar cheese and corn chips

Crockpot Beef and Sweet Potato Stew
Grocery list:  Cooked beef roast, sweet potatoes, red potatoes, onion, canned tomatoes, green beans, Balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, garlic and herb seasoning and beef stock

Have a great week!

One Comment

  1. Both your stew and soup look delicious. I have homemade chili with cornbread last night. I made the cornbread in my cast iron skillet for the first time and we liked it so much better. Hope you have a great week. Your menu plan looks great.

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