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100 Dinner Ideas That Will Save Your Weeknights

Navigating the weeknight dinner dilemma is a constant stress many moms have to encounter on a regular basis that is why we crafted this mega list of 100 classic dinner ideas to help you come up with easy meal plans for getting dinner on the table.


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The mental stress of being a mom is heavy, but with this list of 100 dinner ideas you can plan ahead your weeknight dinners so you already know what your making, what foods you need, and you can meal prep ingredients ahead of time to make it easier to whip up a tasty homecooked dinners on busy weeknights.



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What Are Easy Dinner Ideas To Make For Busy Weeknights?


Getting dinner on the table when your juggling the demands of being a busy mom can be overwhelming, so don't be afraid to take short cuts when you can.


Use this list of 100 classic dinner ideas to plan out your weekly meals making it easier to cook nutritious homemade meals for your family.


  1. Spaghetti Bolognese

  2. Grilled Chicken Breast with Roasted Vegetables

  3. Tacos with Ground Beef or Chicken

  4. Margherita Pizza

  5. Stir-Fried Shrimp with Vegetables

  6. Baked Ziti

  7. Chicken Alfredo Pasta

  8. Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry

  9. Caesar Salad with Grilled Chicken

  10. Teriyaki Salmon with Rice

  11. Veggie Quesadillas

  12. Chicken Parmesan

  13. Chili Con Carne

  14. Shrimp Scampi with Linguine

  15. BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches

  16. Beef Tacos with Salsa and Guacamole

  17. Caprese Salad with Grilled Chicken

  18. Spinach and Feta Stuffed Chicken Breast

  19. Spicy Thai Noodles with Tofu

  20. Vegetable Stir-Fry with Tofu or Chicken

  21. Chicken and Rice Casserole

  22. Margherita Flatbread Pizza

  23. Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp Pasta

  24. Pesto Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes

  25. Sheet Pan Fajitas

  26. Beef and Vegetable Skewers

  27. Creamy Tomato Basil Soup with Grilled Cheese

  28. Baked Chicken Drumsticks

  29. Quinoa Salad with Roasted Vegetables

  30. Teriyaki Chicken Stir-Fry

  31. Beef and Black Bean Burritos

  32. Greek Salad with Grilled Chicken

  33. Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Skillet

  34. Chicken Caesar Wrap

  35. Vegetable Curry with Rice

  36. Hawaiian Chicken Skewers

  37. Margherita Quesadillas

  38. Sweet and Sour Chicken with Rice

  39. Caprese Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

  40. Shrimp and Broccoli Alfredo

  41. Chicken Enchiladas

  42. One-Pan Lemon Garlic Chicken with Potatoes

  43. Mediterranean Quinoa Bowl

  44. Turkey and Avocado Wrap

  45. Chicken and Vegetable Kabobs

  46. Spaghetti and Garlic Bread

  47. BBQ Chicken Salad

  48. Teriyaki Beef Lo Mein

  49. Caprese Pasta Salad

  50. Chicken Pesto Panini

  51. Black Bean and Corn Quesadillas

  52. Lemon Herb Grilled Salmon

  53. Veggie Burger with Sweet Potato Fries

  54. Chicken and Rice Soup

  55. Broccoli Cheddar Stuffed Chicken Breast

  56. Cajun Shrimp Pasta

  57. Caprese Chicken Skillet

  58. Tofu Stir-Fry with Peanut Sauce

  59. Margherita Stuffed Chicken Breast

  60. Turkey and Vegetable Stir-Fry

  61. Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

  62. Chicken Fajita Burrito Bowl

  63. Baked Tilapia with Lemon and Garlic

  64. Tomato Basil Mozzarella Panini

  65. Buffalo Chicken Wraps

  66. Beef and Mushroom Stroganoff

  67. Pesto Chicken Pasta

  68. Shrimp and Avocado Salad

  69. Teriyaki Tofu Bowl

  70. Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich

  71. Lemon Herb Roasted Chicken Thighs

  72. Southwest Chicken Salad

  73. Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers

  74. Chicken and Spinach Alfredo

  75. Baked Cod with Herbs

  76. Margherita Chicken Skewers

  77. Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burrito Bowl

  78. Greek Chicken Souvlaki

  79. Caprese Quinoa Bowl

  80. Teriyaki Vegetable Stir-Fry

  81. Chicken Piccata

  82. Spicy Black Bean and Corn Salad

  83. Lemon Garlic Shrimp Stir-Fry

  84. Pesto Zucchini Noodles with Cherry Tomatoes

  85. Beef and Vegetable Stir-Fry

  86. Chicken Shawarma Wrap

  87. Baked Lemon Butter Tilapia

  88. Mediterranean Wrap with Hummus

  89. Margherita Risotto

  90. Thai Basil Chicken Stir-Fry

  91. Chicken and Vegetable Skewers with Tzatziki

  92. BBQ Chicken Pizza

  93. Beef and Bell Pepper Quesadillas

  94. Shrimp and Asparagus Alfredo

  95. Caprese Orzo Salad

  96. Teriyaki Salmon Bowl

  97. Pesto Chicken Panini

  98. Spinach and Feta Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

  99. Lemon Herb Grilled Shrimp

  100. Turkey and Cranberry Panini


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How To Cook From Scratch?

Making homemade meals for your family is a gracious act of love that develops lifelong memories and develops your children's eating habits.


Learning to cook from scratch can be intimidating to start, but with a little practice you can begin making more easy homemade meals to feed your family on busy weeknights.


By planning what to make ahead of time you can take away some of the mental load of deciding what to make?


Use this list to choose some new recipes to explore and be inspired to get into the kitchen with these classic dinner recipe ideas.


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