25 Easy Dinner Ideas for “What’s for dinner?”

At the end of a busy day, the last thing you want to ask yourself or be asked is, “What’s for dinner?” So I’ve put together a list of 25 EASY dinner recipes for those nights when you don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen, but still want to feed your family a wholesome meal (that they’ll actually eat!).

25 Easy Ideas for What should we have for dinner on 100 Days of Real Food

Chicken

1. Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore in Crock Pot on table.

2. Slow Cooker Green Salsa Chicken

Slow Cooker Green Salsa Chicken in blue bowl on a table.

3. Soy Maple Glazed Chicken and Sweet Potatoes (Slow Cooker)

Soy Maple Glazed Chicken on a sheet pan

4. Chicken & Veggie Teriyaki Skillet

Chicken and Vegetable Teriyaki in skillet with cilantro on top

5. Dijon Chicken Skillet with Kale

Dijon Chicken Skillet with Kale in cast iron skillet on table

6. Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala plated in a blue bowl

Pork

7. Sheet Pan Sausage & Peppers

Sausage and Peppers on a sheet pan

8. Simple Pasta with Peas and Ham

Simple Pasta with Peas and Ham in blue bowls

9. Weeknight Pork Milanese

Weeknight Pork Milanese on a while serving dish

10. Whole-Wheat Pizza Rolls

Whole-Wheat Pizza Rolls on a baking rack

Beef

11. Easy Grilled Steak & Pepper Fajitas

Grilled Steak and Pepper Fajitas on a cutting board with additional serving suggestions

12. Taco Salad

Taco Salad on a white serving plate

13. Easy Flank Steak Taco Bowls

Three Flank Steak Taco Bowls on a table

14. Easy Tamale Pie

Tamale Pie in cast iron pan

15. Easy Peasy Classic Lasagna

Classic Lasagna in white rectangular bakign dish

Seafood

16. Creamy Shrimp Pasta with Lemon

Creamy Shrimp Pasta with Lemon on a white plate

17. Pesto Salmon Sheet Pan Dinner

Pesto Salmon and vegetables on baking sheet

18. No-Cook DIY Tuna Bowls

Two Tuna Poke Bowls on a table

19. Easy Shrimp Tacos with a Lime Chipotle Mayo

Two Shrimp Tacos on a white plate

Vegetarian

20. Roasted Garlic and Tomato Pasta with Kale

Roasted Garlic and Tomato Pasta with Kale in rectangular baking dish

21. Greek Roasted Veggie Couscous Bowls

Two Roasted Veggie Couscous Bowls plated on a table

22. Potato and Broccoli Frittata with Feta

Potato and Broccoli Frittata in a cast iron skillet

23. Super Quick Ramen Bowls

Three Ramen soups in vibrant colored bowls

24. Tomato Basil Weeknight Pasta

Tomato Basil Weeknight Pasta  in white bowl

25. Super Quick and Easy Vegetable Fried Rice

Fried Rice in a wok

What are some of your favorite, easy, go-to dinner recipes?

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4 thoughts on “25 Easy Dinner Ideas for “What’s for dinner?””

  1. Hi, Lisa!
    I joined Plan to Eat through your blog, and I just love it. I’ve used it (almost) weekly for >3 years! Are these recipes on there somewhere, so I don’t have to import them all?

    1. Hi Kristin, unfortunately, we do not have all of these recipes in the database as of right now. – Nicole

  2. Lisa, thank you for all the delicious recipes. I have all your cookbooks and they are my absolute favorite. I’ve ordered many as gifts also. I love that I can serve my family these dishes and feel really good about the ingredients. Thank you!

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