23 Easy Weeknight Dinners  (Quick Meals That You Family will Love)

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After a long day at work, we’ll prefer to have a quick and easy meal at night. We’ve rounded up 23 of the best Easy Weeknight Dinners that are sure to blow your taste buds away!

After a long day at work, we’ll prefer to have a quick and easy meal at night. We’ve rounded up 23 of the best Easy Weeknight Dinners that are sure to blow your taste buds away!
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Whether you’re cooking for two or a bigger family, finding dinner meal ideas for the week that are also easy weekday meals is essential. Having to prepare dinner every single day can be a real chore, especially the part about figuring out what to cook! Fun, creative, and mouth-watering, these meals are a guaranteed hit.

1. Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

Baked chicken fajitas are ridiculously easy to make and go directly from oven to table in less than thirty minutes. Serve with warm tortillas and your favorite toppings like sour cream and avocado. 

2. Best Chili Recipe

Prepare yourself for, you’re about to make a chili copycat recipe that will blow you away. Straight from the Texas roadhouse and right into your kitchen – it’s the best chili recipe out there. Made with two different meats, this dish is robust, hearty and delicious, and tastes just like you would imagine comfort would taste. 

3. Ground Beef Nachos

This isn’t your regular nacho dish! This is your classic recipe kicked up a notch. Topped with ground beef, cheese, and all your favorite toppings. It’s a dish that is meant to share, making it perfect for any party or potluck.

4. Pineapple Chicken Stir-Fry

This is a quick stir-fry with juicy chunks of chicken and pineapple in a tangy sauce. Make this easy pineapple chicken recipe in just 20 minutes for a weeknight dinner the whole family will love. So much better than takeout!

5. The Best Vegan Grilled Cheese Sandwich

If you’re a cheese lover, then this one’s for you! That’s because this vegan grilled cheese sandwich is loaded with delicious cheese and it even it! It doesn’t stop there! This recipe also calls for vegan sourdough bread.! Yum!

6. Chicken Fried Rice

You won’t be disappointed with this chicken fried rice! It has moist and tender chicken with peas and carrots and long rice all cooked together. You can easily make this unique and your own with this favorite Chinese rice – so many varieties of fried rice can be made. 

7. Beef Stir Fry

Loaded with tender beef, this beef stir fry combines the perfect marinade with soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, ginger and beef broth. Plus, you can step it up a notch by adding your favorite vegetables like broccoli – all that goodness in just 20 minutes flat!

8. Easy Teriyaki Salmon

This 20 Minute easy salmon is flaky, juicy and pan-fried to perfection with 4 ingredient homemade Teriyaki Sauce. It’s the easiest, healthy, and most flavorful teriyaki salmon you’ll ever eat. 

9. Sheet Pan Baked Ribs in the Oven

Whether you prefer spare ribs or back ribs, here’s the perfect method for the best oven-baked barbecue ribs.

10. Fettuccine Alfredo

Here’s a recipe that only stakes five ingredients and takes just five minutes of preparation. Fettuccine alfredo is an Italian dish that’s incredibly creamy and cheesy too! The best part? The sauce is homemade!

11. Sheet Pan Sausage and Vegetables

Try this recipe for a hearty, homestyle meal that comes together in minutes. Juicy Italian sausages are paired with roasted veggies for a filling dinner and easy cleanup.

12. Loaded Vegetarian Sheet Pan Nachos

Looking for a fun, vegetarian-friendly appetizer or snack? These nachos are perfect for movie night at home or Super Bowl Sunday.

13. Salisbury Steak

Juicy, tender, and creamy, Salisbury steak is a mouth-watering dish. You’ll get tips on how to perfectly make this recipe along with some great ideas for side dishes.

14. Easy Sirloin Steak

Enjoy this easy sirloin steak with mouthwatering garlic butter flavors. Pan-seared and carmelized to perfection, it may just be one of the most satisfying meals you’ve had in a while. All it needs is some potatoes, spices, rice, broccoli and some pan-searing for this meal, plus it pairs perfectly with a salad on the side. 

15. Walking Taco Casserole

Think taco salad and now think of everything you love about it – now take a look at this walking casserole dish. It’s easily a taco salad turned into a warm and cheesy baked dish with fritos, doritos or tortilla chips and ground beef, plus it’s easy to throw together! Tex-Mex at its best!

16. Lipton Onion Soup Meatloaf

Tender, juicy and mouth-watering every time! This copycat recipe is made with just 6 ingredients and takes minimal prep – the key here is to season the entire meatloaf with the lipton onion soup mix. Serve it up with asparagus or mashed potatoes to complete the meal.

17. Southern Baked Mac and Cheese

Southern flavors baked right into this Mac and Cheese, with its creamy texture it will knock out any store-bought version! This recipe will easily make enough to please a crowd and all it takes is some sharp cheddar, evaporated milk, eggs, half and half and some of those good Southern seasonings.

18. 3 Ingredient Coca-Cola Chicken

Have to be honest here, I had never heard of this combo – but boy am I lovin’ it now! You’ll like it even more when you read you’ll only need three items, and that it will be ready in 20 minutes!

19. Shrimp Tacos

Blackened shrimp, avocado, mango, purple cabbage, lime and cilantro are the key ingredients in these easy blackened shrimp tacos – all ready in just 15 minutes! They’re healthy and flavorful with every bite and will definitely be a meal that everyone in your house will love!

20. Penne Pasta with Vodka Sauce

The sauce is nothing short of creamy, colorful, and full of flavor in this penne pasta with vodka sauce. The recipe combines onions, tomato paste, cream, parmesan and yes vodka! Don’t worry though, there isn’t any risk of intoxication here! Just pure satisfaction!

21. Easy Taco Soup Recipe

It’s a taco turned into a soup! Ready in under 30 minutes, this dish is nothing short of easy! Loaded with tomatoes, ground beef, corn, beans, and homemade taco seasoning. It’s warmth and comfort all in one bowl!

22. Instant Pot Bacon Cheeseburger Soup with Potatoes

Instant Pot Bacon Cheeseburger Soup with Potatoes is a hearty pressure cooker soup recipe loaded with ground beef, crumbled bacon, diced hash brown potatoes, chopped green onions and cheddar cheese.

23. Lasagna Roll Ups

You have to admit, Lasagna Roll Ups sound at the very least intriguing. Veggies, cheese, sauce all packed together with rich flavor! Plus it reheats and freezes well. 

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Chicken Fajitas

Quick Weeknight Dinner: Chicken Fajitas Recipe

By: Izzy
Baked chicken fajitas are ridiculously easy to make and go directly from oven to table in less than thirty minutes. Serve with warm tortillas and your favorite toppings like sour cream and avocado. 
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 6



  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 bell peppers, sliced
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder, or minced garlic
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 8 flour tortillas, 8 inch

Garnishes – optional

  • lime, wedges
  • fresh cilantro, chopped
  • sour cream
  • avocado


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Set aside a large baking sheet.
  • Place the onions and bell peppers on a work surface and slice into 1/2-inch wide pieces. Next, cut the chicken into 1/2-inch wide strips.
  • Scatter the chicken, peppers, onions and peppers evenly across the baking sheet. Sprinkle cumin, chili powder, garlic, paprika, salt and pepper on top and drizzle with oil.
  • Using tongs or two spoons, toss all ingredients on the pan to coat evenly.
  • Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, and use tongs stir chicken and vegetables. Then slide them one-quarter of the way over, to make space for tortillas.
  • Mop up excess juices with a paper towel, and then add the tortillas to the pan. Return to the oven and bake for 5 more minutes.
  • Remove from oven and squeeze optional fresh lime on top. Serve in tortillas with optional cilantro, sour cream and avocado.

Nutrition information provided is an estimate only and will vary based on ingredient brands and cooking methods used.

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About Izzy

I'm Izzy, a food lover and photographer. Here you’ll find a collection of simple recipes that are perfect for busy people. My blog aims to help you make and enjoy delicious and healthy food at home.

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