These 10 Easy Dinner Ideas Will Save Your Weeknights


It’s 5 o’clock somewhere! And that means someone is scrambling to figure out what to make for dinner. Don't worry, you can totally whip up one of these 30-minute meals before the hangry starts to hit.

1. Soup's On

This steak tortilla soup will turn you into a leftover-lover! Make extra meat over the weekend, then add it to this dump-and-stir recipe and dinner is basically done.

2. Spice Up Those Meatballs

Move over, Italy! These meatballs have distinctively Asian flair, and we're all about it. They even have a hint of sweetness thanks to apricot preserves.

3. Beefy-Cheesy Macaroni

With beefy AND cheesy in the name, you KNOW your kids will love it. This recipe makes a big batch, so enjoy some for lunch the next day too.

4. One Pan Wonder

Winner winner, chicken dinner! A simple mustard pan sauce gives your family’s fave bird some serious flavor.

5. Something To Taco About

Is it Tuesday yet? No matter, this recipe is good any night of the week. (Plus, it’s the tastiest way to enjoy healthy fish and veggies for dins.)

6. Cut-Above Cutlets

Pound out this chicken until it’s suuupperr thin, then coat it in delicious parm and breadcrumbs before cooking. How could you go wrong?

7. Wok And Roll

Garlic and ginger give this quick shrimp stir-fry some pretty awesome flavor. Just make sure that pan is hot, hot, hot before you get cooking!

8. You Had Us At Pasta

Pasta is always a crowd-pleaser! And you only need five-ingredients to make this recipe shine.

9. Forget Chops, Try Pork Larb

Pork what? This dish, which originated in Laos, is a fancy word for super-flavorful meat and veggies cooked up together in a nonstick skillet.

10. Just Beet It

Homemade veggie burgers can be yours … without an insane amount of chopping! Your food processor is your BFF in this quick, healthy recipe.

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