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

Grilled Cheese Breakfast Sandwich and fruit salad
Grocery list: Favorite bread and cheese slices, eggs, bacon, butter and fruit salad ingredients

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Salmon, cheddar biscuits and string beans
Grocery list: Salmon, chicken broth, lemon juice, tarragon, biscuit mix, cheddar cheese, parsley, garlic powder and Italian seasoning

, Quick Dinner Ideas, Joyful Homemaking

Pesto chicken salad sandwiches
Grocery list: Chicken, pesto, sun-dried tomatoes, mayonnaise and Italian bread

, Quick Dinner Ideas, Joyful Homemaking

Lemon Ricotta Pasta with Red Peppers and Spinach
Grocery List:  Ricotta cheese, red peppers, spinach, garlic, lemon and fettuccine noodles

, Quick Dinner Ideas, Joyful Homemaking

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

, Quick Dinner Ideas, Joyful HomemakingPepperoni and cheese stromboli and raw veggies
Grocery list: Dough ingredients, pepperoni, mozzarella cheese and raw veggies

Hope you have a great week!


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