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13 Quick and Easy Recipes for Dinner Tonight

I get what it’s like to need to get dinner on the table quickly and have no energy to even think about it. Having a collection of quick and easy recipes is vitally important for those nights when you just. can’t. even.

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You are not alone, dear readers. And there IS a solution. Here are some of our most popular quick and easy recipes to help you save dinner, avoid the drive-thru and save money over eating out. Plus, they just happen to be delicious.

These simple go-to recipes are my favorite quick and easy dinners for nights that are too full of activity and energy levels that are low. I try to always keep ingredients for a few of these quick and easy recipes in the pantry so I won’t even need to run to the store.

I can’t tell you the number of times these easy dinner recipes have saved me.

Walking Taco Casserole

Walking Taco Casserole being served and the cheese is stretching from the casserole dish to the serving spoon

If you’ve ever enjoyed walking tacos, this casserole is the same ingredients in a sit-down dinner. One of our most popular quick and easy dinners. It’s deliciously beefy, cheesy, savory goodness and loaded with vegetables. Walking Taco Casserole is simple to make and gets rave reviews wherever we serve it.

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Breakfast Tacos Quick and Easy Recipe

Breakfast taco with bites out on a concrete counter.

Pepper Steak Recipe: Easy Stir Fry Supper

Pepper steak over rice in a white bowl with salt and pepper shakers alongside a napkin in the background.

This Pepper Steak recipe is a weeknight dinner dream! Who needs takeout or delivery when you can make it faster at home? So delicious! Savory strips of steak and tender-crisp bell peppers are coated in an umami burst of flavor as you stir-fry them with onions, garlic, ginger and soy sauce. Serve it over fluffy rice, and you’re set!

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Hamburger Potato Casserole: Delicious One-Pot Meal

Ground Beef and Potatoes Casserole in a shallow white bowl on a concrete counter

This Hamburger Potato Casserole recipe is simple, affordable, and delicious comfort food. And Hamburger Potato Casserole is naturally gluten-free. I use only salt and pepper to season it, and properly seasoned with a generous amount, it’s scrumptious. However, you can definitely mix up the seasoning possibilities. Use your favorite herbs and blends or try it with my All Purpose Seasoning, homemade Beef Bouillon Powder or even spice it up with Southwest Seasoning. With about 10 to 15 minutes of prep and 15 minutes of cooking, I can get it on the table in a total of about 30 minutes!

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Best Sloppy Joe Recipe

Best Sloppy Joes Recipe - sloppy joe sitting on a white plate with dill pickle chips

A Sloppy Joe Recipe packed with knock-your-socks-off flavor! It’s quick and easy, but it also tastes amazing! It has a subtle sweetness from caramelly dark brown sugar and savory goodness from the beef, onion and all-purpose seasoning. Then, just as you’re thinking how delicious it is, you get that little kick of heat on the back of your tongue. Boom! Seriously, guys, these are THE best sloppy joes!

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10-Minute Taco Dip: Quick and Easy Recipe

Taco dip on a white plate.

Yes, It’s a dip. But it’s also one of the most delicious quick, and easy meals you will enjoy serving. On its own, it has protein, dairy and vegetables, plus grain in the chips you serve it with. You can amp up the protein if you want by adding a layer of leftover chicken, roast beef or taco meat. Use the taco toppings and veggies your family loves best. Delish!

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Egg Roll Bowls

Egg roll in a bowl served in blue stoneware dish.

Egg Roll Bowls are a scrumptiously simple way to get a balanced, colorful and flavorful meal on the table for the whole family. You can prepare it more quickly than you can get Chinese food delivered! It’s perfectly fluffy rice, covered in my simple egg roll filling and drizzled with the world’s greatest 5-Minute Stir-Fry and Dipping Sauce. Grain, protein, veggies and sauce for the win! You can’t lose with this recipe. Your family will ask for this easy meal over and over again.

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Air Fryer Chicken Cutlets

Air Fryer Chicken Cutlets

Air Fryer Chicken Cutlets are crispy, tender, juicy and flavorful. Make them fresh with 4 everyday ingredients, and they’ll still be on the table in under 30 minutes! You can’t beat a scrumptious, kid-friendly recipe that is loved by adults, too. Enjoy delicious “fried” chicken in under 30 minutes with no greasy mess! No Air fryer? No Problem! I provide instructions for both oven and stovetop cooking, too.

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Tuna Melt Open Face Sandwiches

Tuna Melt Open Face Sandwich.

This Tuna Melt Open Face Sandwich recipe is a delicious tuna salad meal with melty cheese and fresh tomato! It’s creamy, delicious tuna salad, and all dressed up for company. My delicious tuna melt is piled onto a piece of toasted garlic bread and dripping with a blend of melted Cheddar cheese and Monterey Jack cheese. It’s topped off with a thin slice of gorgeous garden tomato, some coarse salt, cracked pepper and minced parsley. Absolute heaven!

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Buffalo Ranch Chicken Melts

Quick and easy recipe for Buffalo Ranch Chicken Melts on a white plate with spinach salad.

Quick and Easy Buffalo Ranch Chicken Melts are perfect as a full-sized sandwich or as a slider. These delectable, 5-ingredient Chicken Melts are another done-in-under-30 minutes recipe! They’re ooey, gooey cheese and tender white chicken in a luscious creamy buffalo ranch sauce and served warm on ciabatta rolls.

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Beef Enchilada Casserole

Beef Enchilada Casserole on a White plate sitting on a wooden table

This bold-flavored, hearty and cheesy Beef Enchilada Casserole recipe is one you’ll definitely want in your regular meal rotation. It’s super easy, has only 5 ingredients and is quick to prep and get in the oven. Plus, this enchilada bake can easily be frozen and baked later. Great for meal prepping, potlucks and family dinners. Perfect for tailgating and Super Bowl Sunday. Mix it up on Taco Tuesday or any other night you need easy dinner in a hurry!

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Hot Beef Sandwich (or Chicken or Turkey)

Hot beef sandwich on a white plate with asparagus.

A hot and comforting sandwich meal that can be ready in minutes using leftovers and ready-made mashed potatoes. Your family will love this scrumptious and hearty dinner. You’ll know how easy and quick it is, but they won’t have too. Leftovers are your friend! And this delicious dinner is the proof. It’s just as good with leftover chicken or turkey as roast beef, so use what you have on hand.

Get the Quick and Easy Recipe: Hot Roast Beef Sandwich.

Ground Beef and Cabbage

Ground Beef and Cabbage over Mashed Potatoes in a white bowl.

Ground Beef and Cabbage is humble, hearty and utterly delicious! Serve it over mashed potatoes for a meal that is loved by all ages. When simple, tasty comfort food is what you’re craving, this recipe will definitely satisfy.

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Get More Quick and Easy Recipes

If you’re in a hurry and you need quick and easy recipes, this collection is the place to start. It has main dishes, sides and salads to get you through a hectic weeknight. And these recipes will help make delicious and balanced quick and easy dinners the norm in your kitchen. Enjoy.

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About Glenda

I believe cooking from scratch doesn’t have to be complicated and that YOU can do it. My simple recipes, tutorials, and cooking tips will help you get weeknight dinners on the table with less stress. Forget takeout or the drive-thru. Let me show you how to make homemade easy. Read more...

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