No matter what life is like, moms always need simple and easy family dinner ideas. There are times when life is busy. And, times when life slows down and we are enjoying time as a family. Even then, there are only so many big meals I want to create before I am just done with being in the kitchen all day. You probably are feel the same way. These 20 easy family dinner ideas will help you with those I’m just not sure what to cook moments.
What makes these dinner ideas easy? Most of the recipes call for simple ingredients that you will likely already have on hand. Or, they are easy to put together and don’t take a lot of time.
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20 Easy Family Dinner Ideas
Throw together these Chicken Gyros from Menu of Musing for an easy, no fuss dinner. Serve in a pita or over rice with sliced tomatoes, cucumbers and red onion for topping.
This Saucy Cranberry Chicken from Just Plain Fancy is tangy and flavorful and only requires 4 ingredients. Serve with buttered noodles and steamed peas. .
For a simple, filling one pot meal, try Unstuffed Cabbage Roll Skillet from Seduction in the Kitchen. Serve with dinner rolls.
Roasted Salmon with Bell Pepper & Tomato Vinaigrette from The Housewife Modern. Serve with roasted asparagus.
Make this Navajo Fry Bread from Living on a Dime and add your favorite taco toppings for a yummy taco night.
Add whatever vegetables you have in your fridge to this Instant Pot Lo Mein recipe from Slap Dash Mom. This would also be a perfect meal for any leftover chicken, pork, or beef you might need to use up.
My BLT Salad makes a perfect, refreshing summer dinner. Serve with a dinner roll for a complete meal.
This Sweet Potato Chickpea Curry Recipe with Fresh Kale from Turning Back the Clock makes a meatless meal that is not only budget friendly, it’s also delicious.
These Crock Pot Creamy Cajun Pork Chops from Flour on My Face are a satisfying comfort food. Serve with mashed potatoes and a side salad.
Easy Chinese Pineapple Chicken from Kleinworth & Co. Serve with fried rice and egg rolls.
My favorite family dinner salad is this Chicken & Berries Summer Salad . You’ll love the sweet and savory bites you experience while eating this salad.
Dinner Ideas for Big Families
Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese from Spaceships and Laser Beams. Serve with carrot and celery sticks with ranch.
This Potato Spinach Kielbasa Skillet from A Mom’s Take is a fast and easy dinner that your family will love. Serve with applesauce.
Make this Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff from The Gracious Wife in the morning for a creamy, comforting evening meal. You can serve with steamed broccoli for some green on the plate and dinner rolls as well.
The flavor in this Mexican Enchilada Noodle Bake from Everyday Southwest has all of the flavor of enchiladas without all the effort. Serve with steamed corn and a salad.
Chicken, Black Bean and Corn Quesadillas from The Zesty Olive. You can simply serve this with fresh fruit on the side.
This affordable recipe is a great way to save some money while shopping. Simply double this recipe if you have a big family. 20 Minute Honey Balsamic Tuna Veggie Bowls from Carlsbad Cravings taste so fresh and flavorful you won’t believe it’s canned tuna.
Serve this Marinated Flank Steak from The Mom Maven with a baked potato and some grilled vegetables for a restaurant style meal at home.
Use canned tuna and olives in this Italian Tuna and Olives Rigatoni from An Italian Kitchen for a light and flavorful pasta dish. Serve with roasted zucchini.
This Garden Primavera with Ham or Chicken from Bunny’s Warm Oven is packed with vegetables. Serve with garlic bread, another simple and affordable meal that you can double for a larger family.
There’s so many great ideas above! You’ll want to pin this post so you can come back to it again and again. I think my favorite, besides the BLT salad, is the Slow Cooker Stroganoff, because it’s such a comforting dish.
What’s your favorite easy dinner idea?
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