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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 Homemaking

Crock-pot Ravioli Casserole
Grocery list: Ground beef, onion, tomato sauce, stewed tomatoes, frozen spinach, pasta, Parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese

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Bacon Pancake Dippers and fruit
Grocery list: Bacon, pancake ingredients and fruit

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Roasted red pepper and goat cheese Alfredo and salad
Grocery list: Linguini, red peppers, onion, garlic, half & half, garlic & herb goat cheese, Parmesan cheese and salad ingredients

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Sunday Brunch Casserole
Grocery list: Eggs, hashbrowns, Cheddar cheese, onion, bacon, green pepper, milk and carrot sticks

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Cheeseburger quesadillas
Grocery list: Tortillas, ground beef, cheddar cheese, McCormick Hamburger Seasoning, lettuce, tomatoes, onion and pickles

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Chicken salad sandwiches, red pepper strips and mandarin oranges
Grocery list: Bread or buns, chicken, mayonnaise OR ranch dressing, pickles, red peppers and fruit

Hope you have a great week!

Blessings, Margo

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