30+ Back to School Dinner Ideas


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If your kids haven’t started school yet, they are very soon.  One thing that all parents have in common, no matter what their job, background, area of the country etc; is struggling to come up with quick and easy dinner ideas the whole family will love.  I strongly believe in having dinner together as a family, most nights of the week.  I know people have crazy schedules and are running all over the place, but dinner doesn’t have to be hard.  It also, doesn’t have to be take out or fast food.  You can have a homemade meal on the table in just a matter of minutes.  Here is a round up of a few of my favorites to get you started this school year!

Asian Peanut Noodles

Pasta Suppers

One Pot Thai Shrimp Pasta

Tomato Balsamic Ravioli

Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta

Balsamic Pasta w/ Chicken Sausage & Veggies

Szechuan Chicken and Noodles

Spaghetti with Kale and Sausage

Asian Peanut Noodles

Cafe Rio Chicken Tostada

Chicken/Pork Dinners

Cafe Rio Chicken Tostadas

Baked Chicken Taquitos

Cashew Chicken

Chicken Marsala

Pork Tenderloin Paprikash

General Tso’s Chicken

Saucy Stir-Fry Pork

Chicken, Bacon & Avocado Quesadillas

Sweet & Spicy Chicken Stir-fry

Thai Green Curry Chicken


Crispy Baked Shrimp

Shrimp Dishes

Speedy Sauteed Shrimp & Pasta

Black Caramel Shrimp

Hoisin Glazed Shrimp

Shrimp Scampi

Crispy Baked Shrimp

Coconut Curry Shrimp


Bruschetta Meatball Subs

Beef Favorites

Hashbrown Enchilada Skillet

Bruschetta Meatballs

Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes

Cheesy Steak Sandwiches

Steak Pizzaiola Open Face Sandwiches


Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

Slow Cooker Favorites

Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken

Slow Cooker Chipotle Beef Tacos

Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

Slow Cooker Italian Beef Sandwiches

Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches






  1. Wow… I don’t have kids so that makes it a little easier maybe but my husband and I have busy lives as well so any quick meal ideas are always welcome. Great round up!


  1. […] I shared with you over 30 great back to school dinner ideas.  All recipes that are ready in less than 30 minutes, so they are perfect for busy weeknights.  […]

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