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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 HomemakingSuper easy Chicken Pot Pie
Grocery List:  Chicken, sour cream, cream of chicken soup, mixed vegetables and pie crusts

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Italian meatball soup and breadsticks
Grocery list: Meatballs, beef broth, Italian style stewed tomatoes, frozen stew vegetables and breadsticks

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Grilled chicken salad and breadsticks
Grocery list: Romaine lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, chicken, breadsticks and dressing
, Quick Dinner Ideas, Joyful Homemaking

BBQ sandwiches
Grocery list: Pork loin, ketchup, onion, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, buns, coleslaw, fruit and baked chips

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Biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs and fruit salad
Grocery list:  Biscuits, sausage, milk, flour, eggs and fruit


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Scrumptious Pesto salad
Grocery list: Bow tie pasta, olive oil, pesto, Italian dressing, chicken, fresh spinach, cherry tomatoes and feta cheese

Hope you have a great week!

Blessings, Margo


  1. The chicken pot pie looks amazing and I’m a Southern Diva, so I love me some biscuits and gravy any ol’ time! I’m hopping over from The Orgjunkie! Great menu!

  2. I have a real love for anything pasta. This Scrumptious Pesto salad looks good. Me and my daughter will be giving this a try. Did I say I love pasta!:)

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