It’s somewhat difficult to manage your time between packing school lunches, getting to and from soccer practice, and, oh yeah, that job you have, it’s challenging to get dinner ready on the table each night. So we decided to help you with these easy family dinner ideas that are perfect for quick weeknight meals.
This will satisfy everyone at the table, even the kids. With the help of these easy dinner recipes, you can focus on everything else a busy mom needs to get done. They are just perfect for sharing!
First, you need to cook up some scrambled eggs and add them into a tortilla with shredded cheese, black beans, and salsa. Or you can try scrambled eggs, sausage links, and cheese.
To make a pizza for dinner, use leftover chicken the next day to add to the pizza. First, bake a tortilla in the oven with pizza sauce, chicken, and shredded cheese. You can add a couple of diced veggies. Then, bake at 425 degrees for 8 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and the bottom is crispy.
Make scrambled eggs and cook some bacon quickly in the microwave. Then butter some bread as if you were going to be making a grilled cheese sandwich.
You can add the first piece of butter bread to the frying pan and top with scrambled eggs, bacon, and cheese. Then add the other piece of bread and continue to cook it just like a grilled cheese sandwich.
If you want, you can add a bit of avocado to the sandwich too.
First, heat some baked potatoes in the microwave (10 minutes or so depending on size). While cooking the potatoes, heat up some frozen veggies, and you’re done. Chicken breast, potatoes, and veggies are the best for dinner.
To make a buffalo tortilla pizza, spice it up by mixing the chicken with hot sauce or buffalo wing sauce. You can use blue cheese dressing as your sauce and top with shredded cheese. Then bake at 425 degrees for 8 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and the bottom is crispy.
What’s more satisfying for a kid than having pancakes or french toast for dinner? They are quick, easy, and fun.
Add some more flavor by mixing the leftover chicken with BBQ sauce.
Spread pizza sauce on the tortilla and top it with BBQ chicken and mozzarella cheese. Bake at 425 degrees for 8 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and the bottom is crispy.
You can buy a premade pizza crust either at the grocery store or Trader Joes. It would be best if you cooked it on a sheet pan or pizza pan according to the directions on the packet. You can add to the pizza whatever toppings your family likes. Also, include cheese, sliced pepperoni, bell peppers, mushrooms, leftover shredded chicken, or spinach.
Leftovers can be always a solution for dinner ideas, use the leftover rotisserie chicken to add into your Quesadillas. First, mix in some cheese and any veggies you have in the fridge. It is a good meal for picky eaters because you're making each quesadilla separately.
To make quick Mexican rice bowls, use the leftover taco meat or leftover rotisserie chicken. First, start by sautéing some bell peppers, onions and zucchini in a large skillet. Transfer it to a plate. Then, in the same large skillet, start cooking your Mexican rice according to the box directions.
While rice is cooking, make some frozen corn and wash and drain a can of black beans. Add in the veggies, leftover taco meat, corn, and black beans. Top with cheese and let it melt in the pan. You can serve it up with some sour cream or guacamole on top.
You can use leftover chicken, and cook some brown or white rice, and sauté some veggies (bell pepper, mushrooms, zucchini, broccoli).
While vegetables are about done cooking, add in the meat to warm up and add taco seasoning or teriyaki sauce depending on the flavor you want. Finally, put the veggies and meat on top of the rice and your done. You can add some cheese or sour cream on top also.
For a fun night , make a taco bar. Put out bowls with all your toppings such as cheese, salsa, guacamole, sour cream, onions, lettuce or tomatoes.
Cook up your ground turkey, ground beef or shredded rotisserie chicken with some taco seasoning. Then put it all out on the counter for the kids to put their dinner together.
Crockpots are a fantastic invention and so practical. You can throw everything into the pot in the morning, and when you get home later, your meal is ready. Before you go out, put a 3-4 defrosted chicken breasts in the crockpot and sprinkle with salt and garlic powder.
Then, pour a jar of your favorite BBQ sauce over the chicken. Next, crack open a bottle of beer and pour it over the top instead of adding water. It will give it a little more flavor, but if you don’t want a beer, you could also use Root Beer.
It needs 6-8 hours, and before you eat shred the chicken with two forks and let it soak up the sauce. Finally, if you’re ready to eat, add the BBQ chicken to a bun.
Chicken fajitas are the easiest and quickest meal to make. Slice up a few chicken breasts at home or use a Rotisserie Chicken. Also, slice up some onions and bell peppers and sauté them in a large frying pan. Once your chicken is cooked, combine the vegetable and chicken and cook with fajita seasoning. Put out cheese, sour cream, and guacamole. Layout your tortillas, add the filling, roll it up and enjoy.
Kids are always excited to eat this for dinner. They are super easy and quick to make. All you need to do is to put some tortilla chips on a sheet pan, throw some black beans, leftover Rotisserie chicken, corn and cheese.
Then cook them in a 425-degree oven for 8-10 minutes or until cheese is all melted.
You need to take them out and top with salsa, tomatoes, sour cream or guacamole.