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The Ultimate Guide of Easy Weeknight Dinner Recipes (Volume I)

When you cook at home, you eventually run out of new ideas. You start craving something different. the search for dinner recipes is never ending. Trust me, I know. Our goal as a food blog is to share with you the recipes we create for our own family. You can browse our complete Recipe Box here for ideas.

But we are not only a food blog. We are also a real family, in the same boat as you.

In our hunt for the very best Weeknight Dinner Recipes, we went straight to the source : our network of awesome food bloggers from all over the world. I asked them “Share your best recipes that are doable on a weeknight.”

This is only part of their collection, and we are sharing them with you. From traditional to completely original… pizzas to paleo… Mexican to Mandarin…you have to check these recipes out. So jump right in and browse the very best. Save this page to your favorites, and go back to it whenever you need meal planning help.

Ultimate Guide to Weeknight Dinner Recipes Volume 1

 

The Ultimate Guide of Easy Weeknight Dinner Recipes  (Volume I)

These recipes were created by some of the best cooks and food bloggers. Be sure to visit their websites and show them some love by liking and sharing their recipes! #FoodBlogger

 

Crockpot BBQ Ribs from The Rising Spoon

Anytime you can take one of my favorite meals (ribs) and make them in a crockpot, I’m 100% on board. Great recipe for tasty and tender ribs.

Weeknight Dinner Recipes Crockpot BBQ Ribs from The Rising Spoon

 

 

Chicken Tortilla Soup from My Gluten Free Kitchen

Soup recipes are one of my favorite things to collect. I’m always on the lookout for tasty new twists that my family will love, like this delicious chicken tortilla soup recipe.

Weeknight Dinner Recipes Chicken Tortilla Soup from My Gluten Free Kitchen

 

 

Healthy Homemade Chicken Tikka Masala by Basement Bakehouse

If you love the spices of tikka masala, this is a must try Healthy Homemade version from Basement Bakehouse. Great idea to change up the boring weeknight meal routine.

Weeknight Dinner Recipes Homemade Healthy Chicken Tikka Masala by Basement Bakehouse

 

 

No-Bake Vegan Stuffed Peppers by The Stingy Vegan

I love stuffed peppers, and this is a no-meat version that is healthy and delicious. Love the red peppers, too.

Weeknight Dinner Recipes No Bake Vegan Stuffed Peppers by The Stingy Vegan

 

 

Stuffed Chicken One Sheet Meal by Slow the Cook Down

Sheet pan meals are a kitchen live saver. Seriously, toss everything on a baking sheet and cook all at once. You are going to love this easy clean up stuffed chicken one pan meal.
Weeknight Recipe Ideas Stuffed Chicken One Sheet Meal by Slow the Cook Down

 

 

Mulligatawny Chicken and Wild Rice Soup by Proper Foodie

This hearty and wholesome chicken and wild rice soup looks so comforting and delicious. Can’t wait to try it.

Weeknight Recipe Ideas Mulligatawny Chicken and Wild Rice Soup from Proper Foodie

 

 

One Pot Chicken and Saffron Rice with Peas and Olives from Innocent Delight

One pan. Talk about a woman with a plan. This chicken and saffron rice looks so tasty, I want to dig in right now. Perfect for weeknight meals and…easy clean up, Mom and Dad.

Weeknight Recipe Ideas One Pot Chicken and Saffron Rice with Peas and Olives by Innocent Delight

 

 

Taco Biscuit Bake by Together as a Family

This weeknight dinner idea is pure genius in my book. Biscuits and tacos, ya’ll. How can this be anything but fantastic?

Weeknight Dinner Recipes Taco Biscuit Bake by Together as a Family

 

Persian Lubia Polo Green Bean Rice by The Delicious Crescent

This Persian flavored dish looks amazing. I love the green beans and rice, and I am adding this to my weekly menu plan right now. Another tasty way to spice up your meal routine.

Weeknight Dinner Recipes Persian Lubia Polo Green Bean Rice by The Delicious Crescent

 

 

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo Skewers by Syrup and Bisuits

I love the flavors of gumbo, and this Cajun inspired grilling recipe has my mouth watering. This looks like a great way to spend some outdoor quality time with the family on a weeknight after work. Healthy, too!

Weeknight Dinner Recipes Chicken and Sausage Gumbo Skewers by Syrup and Biscuits

 

 

One Pot Southwest Quinoa by The Schmidty Wife

I love the flavor and texture of quinoa, and I love the way this one pan recipe has embraced it. Healthy, spicy and tasty one pot dinner idea.

Weeknight Dinner Recipes One Pot Southwest Quinoa by The Schmidty Wife

 

Crazy Good Beef and Broccoli by Savory Tooth

Bring that Asian flavor to your weeknight dinner table with this beef and broccoli recipe. Better than take-out, and better for you, this is a meal to make.

Weeknight Dinner Recipes Crazy Good Beef and Broccoli by Savory Tooth

 

 

Herbed Roasted Salmon with Veggies by Maria Ushakova

Salmon is one of the healthiest and easiest types of fish to prepare. I love the simple herb roasted method in this quick and delicious dinner idea.


Weeknight Dinner Recipes Herbed Roasted Salmon with Veggies by Maria Ushakova

 

 

Vegan Mexican Chopped Salad with Avocado Dressing by Happy Kitchen Rocks

I have a new goal of serving a big, healthy salad at least one night a week to my family. This one is at the top of my meal plan. I love the bright colors and Mexican flair. And I’m a sucker for avocados all the time.

Weeknight Dinner Recipes Vegan Mexican Chopped Salad with Avocado Dressing by Happy Kitchen Rocks

 

 

One Pot Chinese Chicken and Rice by Super Golden Bakes

Serious food goals, right here. One pot of delicious chinese chicken and rice. In the same pan. LOVE. Gotta to try this dinner idea out.

Weeknight Dinner Recipes One Pot Chinese Chicken and Rice by Super Golden Bakes

Grilled Korean Chicken Thighs with Squash and Peppers by Farm Fresh Feasts

I love chicken thighs for two reasons. Well, three actually. They are affordable. They are tasty. And they are VERY versatile. Like this recipe for grilled Korean flavored chicken thighs with grilled veggies. Easy, delicious. Homerun meal in my book.

Weeknight Dinner Recipes Grilled Korean Chicken Thighs with Squash and Peppers by Farm Fresh Feasts

 

 

 

Easy Cilantro Lime Pork Chops by Cooking Chats

Pork chops are a regular weeknight dinner at our house. Lean pork is healthy and delicious, plus you can flavor it in so many ways. Like this easy recipe for cilantro lime chops. YUMMY!

Weeknight Dinner Recipes Easy Cilantro Lime Pork Chops by Cookin Chat

 

 

Individual Meatloaves with Chili Sauce by Karen’s Kitchen Stories

My favorite part of any meatloaf recipe is the edges. With these awesome little individual meatloaves, you get more of that caramelized brown flavor.

Weeknight Dinner Recipes Individual Meatloves with Chili Sauce by Karen's Kitchen Stories

 

Chicken, Cauliflower and Butternut Squash Skillet Alfredo Pie by Coffee & Crayons

This is a big ole skillet full of delicious. Comforting and creamy, this is the type of meal my family loves.

Weeknight Dinner Recipes Chicken Cauliflower and Butternut Squash Chicken Alfredo Skillet Pie by Coffee and Crayons

 

Unstuffed Cabbage Casserole by Spend with Pennies

If you have followed our blog for long, you know that I love cabbage. It is cheap, healthy and delicious. Cabbage recipes are a staple in our home, and this casserole looks perfect for our weeknight dinner plan.

Weeknight Dinner Recipes Unstuffed Cabbage Casserole by Spend with Pennies

 

 

Sausage, Apple and Herb Sheet Pan Supper by 4 Sons R Us

Another fantastic twist on a sheet pan supper. Full of fresh vegetables, sweet roasted apples and savory sausage, this looks amazing.

Weeknight Dinner Recipes Sausage Apple and Herb Sheet Pan Supper by 4 Sons R Us

 

 

Easy Meatball Subs by A Certified Pastry Aficionado

You can never go wrong with a saucy and cheesy meatball sub, can you? I love this method of preparing them in a baking dish. My family is going to love this one.

Weeknight Dinner Recipes Easy Meatball Subs by A Certified Pastry Aficionado

 

 

Chinese Style Spaghetti Salad by Red House Spice

Give me noodles with lots of bold flavors, and I am a happy girl. I love this unique twist, and I think my family will love it.

Weeknight Dinner Recipes Chinese Style Spaghetti Salad by Red House Spice

 

 

Mississippi Pot Roast by Saving Room For Dessert

I’m a Tennessee girl, but there is no shame in my game. I’ll eat this Mississippi-style pot roast ALL DAY LONG. I’ve made this recipe several times and it is by far one of the best crockpot roasts I’ve ever eaten.

Weeknight Dinner Recipes Mississippi Pot Roast by Saving Room for Dessert

 

 

Spaghetti Squash Lasagna by Cook with Kushi

Looking for a swap on pasta? Try out this cheesy recipe for lasagna using spaghetti squash. Looks like something I wanna sink my fork into. Like…right now!

Weeknight Dinner Recipes Spaghetti Squash Lasagna by Cook With Kushi

 

 

African Meatballs by Precious Core

My family LOVES recipes using ground beef. I am intrigued by this saucy recipe for African meatballs…the color and flavors sound amazing. Adding this to my list of must-try dinner ideas.

Weeknight Dinner Recipes African Meatballs by Precious Core

 

 

Parmesan and Artichoke Heart Baked Chicken by The Organic Kitchen

I love everything about this baked chicken recipe. The tangy flavor of artichoke with the wonderful taste of Parmesan cheese.

Weeknight Dinner Recipes Parmesan and Artichoke Heart Baked Chicken by The Organic Kitchen

 

 

Petit Pois a la Francais by Krumpli

I love little green peas, don’t you? Plus, is it just me, or is this prettiest piece of chicken you have ever seen. I’m always looking for dinner ideas that I know my family will like, so I’m putting this one at the top of my must-cook list.Weeknight Dinner Recipes Petit Pois a la Francais with Roast Chicken Breast by Krumpli

 

 

Ultimate Guide to Weeknight Dinner Recipes Volume 1

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3 Comments

  • Reply
    Natasha @ Salt and Lavender
    June 4, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    These all look great! Thanks so much for including my Margherita pizza recipe!

    • Reply
      Teri
      June 4, 2017 at 7:44 pm

      Your recipe looks so beautiful, love the recipe and your photography. Can’t wait to try this one.

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