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

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

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

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Chicken fried rice
Grocery list:  Chicken, rice, eggs, soy sauce, frozen peas and carrots, onion and parsley

, Quick Dinner Ideas, Joyful HomemakingChicken noodle casserole and a veggie
Grocery list:  Cooked chicken breast, egg noodles, chicken broth, cheddar cheese, breadcrumbs, onion, garlic and a veggie

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

Hope you have a great week! 🙂


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