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

, Quick Dinner Ideas, Joyful HomemakingTaco Pasta
Grocery list:  Ground beef, spaghetti noodles, onion, taco seasoning, corn, Cheddar cheese, salsa, lettuce, tomatoes, Doritos and sour cream

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Crockpot Chicken and Artichoke with Pasta
Grocery list:  Chicken breast tenders, canned artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers, Worcestershire sauce, cream of chicken soup and pasta

, Quick Dinner Ideas, Joyful HomemakingCrock-pot Ravioli Casserole
Grocery list: Ground beef, onion, tomato sauce, stewed tomatoes, frozen spinach, pasta, Parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese

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Crispy Bean Burritos (Taquitos)
Grocery list:  Tortillas, refried beans, taco seasoning, vegetable oil, Cheddar cheese, salsa and sour cream

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Pumpkin chili and hush puppies
Grocery list: Ground beef, onion, chili beans, chili sauce, tomato soup, pumpkin, beef broth, pumpkin pie spice, chili powder, sour cream, cheddar cheese and hush puppy ingredients

Hope you have a great week!

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