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Quick and Easy Dinner Ideas

Quick and Easy Dinner Ideas – Get dinner on the table quickly with these dinner recipe ideas. Great for busy weeknights when you only have a few minutes to prep and get dinner ready!

Getting dinner on the table can be exhausting. Every night you need to prep, cook, get it on the table, and just hope that the whole family is happy. Night after night it gets old. So I completely understand how families can get in a rut, and just make the same things week after week.

Well I am on a mission to mix things up, and give you different dinner ideas that are perfect for busy schedules. Today we are there with 25 of my favorite quick and easy dinner ideas!  Cheap Dinner Ideas was a few weeks ago that people have loved.

So if you are on the hunt for quick and easy dinner ideas you can get on the table in just a few minutes, check out the list below. A little bit of everything – Mexican, Asian, American, Indian, and even a good sandwich thrown in!

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Crispy Baked Shrimp

Get all the crispiness of fried shrimp in a quick and easy healthy way. Super crunchy, ready in minutes, and delicious!

Crispy Baked Shrimp

One Pan Fettuccine Alfredo with Shrimp

A simple fettuccine Alfredo recipe made in one pan. Add shrimp to have a romantic and easy meal you can enjoy any night of the week. 

One Pan Fettuccine Alfredo with shrimp - a simple fettuccine Alfredo recipe made in one pan. Add shrimp to have a romantic and easy meal you can enjoy any night of the week. 

Italian Turkey Cutlets

Thick pieces of turkey seared and topped with pesto, tomatoes, and melty cheese. Ready in 15 minutes, and great any night of the week!

Italian Turkey Cutlets - thick pieces of turkey seared and topped with pesto, tomatoes, and melty cheese. Ready in 15 minutes, and great any night of the week!

Chicken Tostadas

 A quick and easy Mexican dinner! A crispy corn tortilla piled high with guacamole, chicken and salsa. Take a shortcut from the store and this can be ready in no time!

Chicken Tostadas - A quick and easy Mexican dinner! A crispy corn tortilla piled high with guacamole, chicken and salsa. Take a shortcut from the store and this can be ready in no time!

Sheet Pan Shrimp Boil

An easy homemade version of a classic shrimp boil, made in the oven. Shrimp, sausage, potatoes, and corn make for one amazing meal!

Sheet Pan Shrimp Boil - an easy homemade version of a classic shrimp boil, made in the oven. Shrimp, sausage, potatoes, and corn make for one amazing meal!

Chicken Lo Mein

Make your own take out at home with this super easy Chinese chicken lo mein recipe. Full of lots of veggies, 20 minutes, and dinner is done!

Chicken Lo Mein

Homemade Hamburger Helper Lasagna

Skip the box and try this homemade version. Just a few ingredients, ready in minutes, and the whole family will love it! 

Homemade Hamburger Helper Lasagna - skip the box and try this homemade version. Just a few ingredients, ready in minutes, and the whole family will love it!

Beef Burrito Skillet

Mix up your taco night with this one pan meal that tastes like a beef burrito! Top with your favorite taco toppings!

Beef Burrito Skillet - Mix up your taco night with this one pan meal that tastes like a beef burrito in a pan! Top with your favorite taco toppings!

Pierogies Sausage Skillet

Take a little shortcut from the store and turn pierogies into a quick and easy hearty meal with your favorite smoked sausage.

Pierogie Sausage Skillet - take a little shortcut from the store and turn pierogies into a quick and easy hearty meal with your favorite smoked sausage.

Pepperoni Pizza Grilled Cheese

Take your favorite grilled cheese sandwich up a notch and make it taste like pepperoni pizza!

Pepperoni Pizza Grilled Cheese Sandwich - Take your favorite grilled cheese sandwich up a notch and make it tasted like pepperoni pizza!

Hamburger Steaks with Mushroom Gravy

Easy comfort food that won’t break the bank! Rich mushroom gravy over tender hamburger steaks is a great weeknight dinner.

Hamburger Steaks with Mushroom Gravy -easy comfort food that won't break the bank! Rich mushroom gravy over tender hamburger steaks is a great weeknight dinner.

Sweet Chipotle Chicken Bites

Dinner is ready in 15 minutes with these chicken bites. A little sweet, a little spicy…the whole family will love it!

Sweet Chili Chicken Bites - dinner is ready in 15 minutes with these chicken bites. A little sweet, a little spicy...the whole family will love it!

One Pan Spicy Garlic Shrimp

 Dinner is ready in 15 minutes, with this super flavorful, a little spicy, garlic shrimp recipe.

One Pan Spicy Garlic Shrimp - dinner is ready in 15 minutes, with this super flavorful, a little spicy, garlic shrimp recipe.

One Pan Pizza Chicken

Get all the flavor of pizza in a one pan chicken dinner! Super easy recipe to get you through those tough weeknights.

One Pan Pizza Chicken - get all the flavor of pizza in a one pan chicken dinner! Super easy recipe to get you through those tough weeknights.

Copycat Panera Mac and Cheese

Homemade macaroni and cheese that tastes just like what you can buy at Panera.  Made on the stove top in just minutes!

Copycat Panera Mac and Cheese - homemade macaroni and cheese that tastes just like what you can buy at Panera. Made on the stove top in just minutes!

Skillet Beef Stroganoff

All the taste of traditional Beef Stroganoff in a quick and easy one pan meal that is ready in 20 minutes!

This beef stroganoff ravioli skillet is a quick and easy weeknight meal. All you need is one pan and 20 minutes!

One Pot Pasta with Sausage and Tomatoes

A quick and easy one pot pasta. Everything is cooked in one pot, and dinner is on the table in 20 minutes!

One Pot Pasta with Sausage and Tomatoes - a quick and easy one pot pasta. Everything is cooked in one pot, and dinner is on the table in 20 minutes!

Lemon Garlic Shrimp

 Super quick and easy dinner of shrimp sauteed in butter and garlic and then finished with lemon juice.  

Lemon Garlic Shrimp - Super quick and easy dinner of shrimp sauteed in butter and garlic and then finished with lemon juice.

Tuscan Chicken Pasta

A super easy chicken pasta recipe that you can make any night of the week. Simple ingredients, just a few minutes, and dinner is done. 

Creamy Tuscan Chicken Pasta - a super easy chicken pasta recipe that you can make any night of the week. Simple ingredients, just a few minutes, and dinner is done. 

Chicken Curry Recipe

An easy Indian chicken curry you can make in minutes, even on your busiest night! 

Chicken Curry Recipe - an easy Indian chicken curry you can make in minutes, even on your busiest night!  

Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Bacon & Sage

 Dinner is ready in just 20 minutes!  Crunchy smokey bacon, fresh sage, and Parmesan cheese with sweet potato gnocchi make a wonderful flavor combination.  

Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Bacon and Sage - Dinner is ready in just 20 minutes! Crunchy smokey bacon, fresh sage, and Parmesan cheese with sweet potato gnocchi make a wonderful flavor combination.

Quick and Easy Skillet Lasagna

Make lasagna perfect for a weeknight meal. Ravioli makes this ready in less than 30 minutes, and pure comfort food everyone will love.

Quick and Easy Skillet Lasagna - Make lasagna perfect for a weeknight meal. Ravioli makes this ready in less than 30 minutes, and pure comfort food everyone will love.

Quick and Easy Skillet Lasagna

Spicy Sausage Spanish Rice Skillet

 Turn box rice mix into a full meal! Just one pan, and a couple ingredients and you have a whole meal the family will love!

Spicy Sausage and Spanish Rice Skillet

Speedy Shrimp Pasta

 Plump and juicy shrimp sauteed in olive oil, garlic, and onions. Tossed with pasta for a quick and easy dinner.

Speedy Shrimp Pasta

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