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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Crockpot Bacon & Ranch Chicken with Pasta
Grocery list:  Chicken, sour cream, bacon, cream of chicken soup,
dry ranch seasoning mix and pasta

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Pizza with a Quick Pourable Crust
Grocery list:  Flour, eggs, milk, cheese, sauce and toppings

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

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Corn Chip Chili Bowl
Grocery list:  Corn chips, favorite canned or homemade chili, lettuce, tomato,
sour cream and cheddar cheese

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

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Egg in a Roll
Grocery list:  Dinner rolls, bacon, egg and cheese

Hope this gives you some fresh ideas!

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