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

, Quick Dinner Ideas, Joyful Homemaking

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

, Quick Dinner Ideas, Joyful Homemaking

Creamy crock pot potato soup and raw veggies
Grocery list:  Hashbrown potatoes, chicken broth, cream of chicken soup, onion, cream cheese, Cheddar cheese
and raw veggies

, Quick Dinner Ideas, Joyful HomemakingHamburgers, smiley potatoes, carrots and fruit

, Quick Dinner Ideas, Joyful Homemaking

Open faced hamburger phillies
Grocery list: Ground beef, red, green & yellow peppers, onion, Italian dressing, Italian bread & provolone cheese

, Quick Dinner Ideas, Joyful Homemaking

Southwestern chicken salad
Grocery list:  Romaine lettuce, tomatoes, corn, black beans, cheddar cheese, chicken breast, hard boiled eggs, dressing and any extras

Hope you have a great week!


Blessings, Margo

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