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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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Tuna, broccoli & pasta casserole and cheddar biscuits
Grocery list: Tuna, broccoli, pasta, cheddar cheese and breadcrumbs

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

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

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Tuna pot pie
Grocery list: Tuna, biscuits or pie crust, cream of chicken soup, peas and carrots

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Oven grilled cheese, tomato soup, and peaches

Have a great week!


  1. Thanks for some ideas for upcoming meals and sharing you link on OrgJunkie. I like tuna, but my husband doesn’t. However, there are two meals a week he is gone. The tuna, broccoli and pasts casserole would be perfect.

    Have a great week.

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