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7 Easy Weeknight Dinner Ideas For Busy Moms

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We got you covered this week with 10 Easy Weeknight Dinner Ideas for busy moms.

These dinner ideas are inexpensive, easy to make, and delicious.

Let's Get Started With Our List of Easy Weeknight Dinner Ideas For Feeding A Family

Half the battle of making dinner is simply figuring out what to make?

Let go of the struggle and try one of these recipe ideas tonight!

Here Are 7 Weeknight Dinner Recipe Ideas For You To Try This Week

#1 Chicken Taquitos

Enjoy this South American cuisine that is super easy to make and pairs nicely with crisp iceberg lettuce, avocado, salsa, sour cream, cilantro, and lime.

Quick 3 Step Recipe For Chicken Taquitos:

  1. Mix shredded cooked chicken with red enchilada sauce, cream cheese, shredded Colby Jack, and sour cream.

  2. Place a serving of mixture onto small tortilla wraps and roll placing seam side down.

  3. Fry chicken taquitos is vegetable oil seam side down until golden brown then flip and serve warm.

easy weeknight dinner ideas for feeding a family of four

#2 Homemade Easy Chili Recipe

This quick chili recipe will be your go to family favorite meal on cool nights.

Warm up with an easy bowl of hot chili that pairs nicely with cornbread, crackers, tortilla chips, or even a simple salad.

Top with cheese, a dollop of sour cream, and a sprinkle of green onions to complete this hardy chili recipe.

Quick 3 Step Recipe Homemade Chili:

  1. Sauté 1/2 a cup of minced white onion and 1/2 a cup of California bell Peppers on medium low heat with a tablespoon of butter until softened then add ground beef and cook until browned.

  2. Drain excess grease then add 1 jar of Prego Meat Sauce and season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, chili powder, and a few splashes of hot sauce depending on taste.

  3. Add 1 can of drained sweet corn and 1 can of drained kidney beans then continue to cook for an additional 30 minutes on medium low stirring occasionally.

easy weeknight dinner ideas for feeding a family of four

#3 Lazy Lasagna Recipe For Busy Moms

A delicious cheesy lasagna casserole recipe is a must have for feeding a family.

This lazy lasagna recipe can be made with just 5 ingredients and can feed a large family.

Best served with some crusty bread and a simple salad to complete this delicious Italian dinner favorite.

Quick 3 Step Recipe For Lazy Lasagna:

  1. Sauté ground beef seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic, Italian seasoning, and add 1 jar of Prego Meat Sauce after draining excess grease from cooked meat.

  2. Spray the casserole dish with non stick spray then begin layering meat sauce mixture, Lasagna noodles, Ricotta cheese, and a sprinkle of shredded Mozzarella creating 3 layers.

  3. Cover your lasagna and bake on 375 degree F. for 40 minutes the on center rack then remove cover to broil lightly for an additional 2-3 minutes until cheese is melted and golden brown.

easy weeknight dinner ideas for feeding a family of four

#4 Loaded Nachos Dinner Recipe

Who doesn't love nachos?

This has to be the ultimate easy dinner recipe that your family will love.

Make the ultimate loaded nacho dinner this week by combining your favorite proteins and toppings to make a unique and delicious nacho feast.

Quick 3 Step Recipe for Loaded Nachos:

  1. Brown ground beef that is seasoned with paprika, cumin, garlic, salt and pepper over medium low until cooked completely then drain grease and add a splash of water to moisten meat mixture.

  2. Line a baking pan with tortilla chips adding a meat mixture layer, cooked black beans, plus cheese over all the chips then place into the oven at 350 F for about 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.

  3. Serve with your favorite toppings including diced tomatoes, lettuce, avocado, jalapenos, salsa, and sour cream.

easy weeknight dinner ideas for feeding a family of four

#5 The Best Chicken Soup Recipe

Make this your go to soup recipe on hand for chilly nights.

This chicken soup recipe is super easy to make with just a handful of ingredients.

This is a light soup that is nutrient rich, easy to make, and delicious for feeding a family.

Quick 3 Step Recipe for Chicken Soup:

  1. Bring a pot of water filled with 1/2 a cup of white onion, 2 large chopped carrots, and 3 chicken drumsticks to a gentle boil adding 2 chicken bouillon, a handful of cilantro leaves (optional), 3 diced green onions (optional), and 1 teaspoon of salt/pepper continuing to cook for 20 minutes.

  2. Peel and quarter 2 large yellow potatoes and add them to the soup mixture at the 20 minute mark then continue to cook soup over a gentle boil for an additional 20 minutes.

  3. Remove chicken and shred once cooled then return shredded chicken to the soup and serve while warm.

easy weeknight dinner ideas for feeding a family of four

#6 Super Easy Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken pot pie is a classic family favorite weeknight dinner idea.

This classic recipe can be made with limited ingredients and we are here to show you the short cuts to getting that delicious homemade taste with half the work.

Its time for Chicken Pot Pie in 3 easy steps!

Quick 3 Step Recipe For Chicken Pot Pie:

  1. Gently boil 2 large diced carrots in 3 cups of water for 15 minutes then add 3 chicken breasts continuing to gently boil for an additional 15 minutes and season with 2 chicken bouillon cubes, garlic, sage, salt, and pepper about 1/2 tablespoon of each.

  2. Cook a can of biscuits in the oven as directed on instructions.

  3. Remove cooked chicken allow to rest then cube and return to the pan adding in 1 can of cream of chicken soup and 1 cup of frozen peas allowing mixture to continue to cook until peas have softened then serve over freshly baked biscuits.

easy weeknight dinner ideas for feeding a family of four

#7 Pork Carnitas For Taco Night

Ok this is an absolute favorite because it is super delicious and incredible easy to make.

This pork carnitas recipe is great served on a street taco flour tortilla with premade shredded cabbage, sliced green onion, cilantro, and a hint of lime.

Paired with Plantains, Spanish rice, or simply served as a taco these pork carnitas give an elevated twist to your average Taco Night.

Quick 3 Step Recipe For Pork Carnitas

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and place pork shoulder fat side up in a covered Dutch oven after seasoning thoroughly with salt, pepper, garlic, paprika, cumin, brown sugar, sliced onions, and placing enough water into the pot to submerge half the pork shoulder.

  2. Bake for 1.5 - 2 hours until pork temperature has reached 165 degrees F. then allow to rest before shredding.

  3. Warm tortilla shells and prepare Carnitas toppings including fresh green onion, mozzarella cheese, pre-shredded cabbage, cilantro, and lime wedges.

easy weeknight dinner ideas for feeding a family of four

Enjoy A Week of Easy Quick Family Favorite Recipes For Busy Weeknight Dinners

Take the stress out of making dinner with these simple family favorite dinner recipes that are perfect for feeding a family on busy weeknights.

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