Easy and Family-Friendly Weeknight Dinner Ideas
School is back in session which calls for many of us to get back in the routine after summer vacations and relaxing days. From waking up to getting the kids to class before the bell to making sure they are on-time for evening team practice, we know the start of a new school year can be challenging. And the last thing you want to even think about or hear from grumbling kids (or spouses) is “What’s for dinner?”
If the “Back to School” craze is causing you a scare, don’t despair! We have quick and easy weeknight dinners that will fuel you and your family for this busy time of year. Don’t worry, you’ll be in the groove in no time!
This colorful dish is full of veggies like bell peppers, carrots and onions, and promises you less time in the kitchen and more time at the table with family. And smoked Provolone cheese adds delicious richness and flavor.
For on those days when you just don’t feel up to cooking a big meal, we’ve added a few additional filling ideas to take this classic dinnertime staple up a notch! Try adding a variety of cheeses like Munster, Cheddar, Provolone, American and more to impress your kids on an upgraded sandwich.
We call this frittata “sustainable” because you can use any leftover cheese, vegetables or milk you have on hand. If you have leftover ham or sausage, feel free to throw that in too! This recipe is easy on you and also will help tackle your food waste frets.
Look no further for a quick and certain antidote to car pools and commutes than this taco-flavored, cheesy chicken soup. Chunks of tender chicken mingle with bell pepper and tomatoes in creamy and spicy sauce. Serve it with tortilla chips for a bit of crunch.
Need a quick-and-easy, healthy, side dish for those burgers? Solve the dilemma with this tasty salad of broccoli, apple, carrot and red onion tossed with a sweet-and-sour, creamy yogurt dressing.
Easy to make and easy on the kitchen clean-up, this one pan mac and cheese uses lactose-free whole milk and clarified butter to make a lactose-friendly dish everyone can enjoy.
Who says you can’t have breakfast for dinner? And since it is almost fall, we had to throw in a pumpkin flavor into the mix. These whole wheat waffles include cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves to signal all the autumn-loving, basic girls’ senses. Pumpkin Spiced Latte kit not included. Serve with chopped walnuts and more maple syrup, if desired.
The family is always in a good mood when they hear it’s “Pizza Night.” Instead of ordering out, you can make this delicious and unique recipe in 30 minutes! Make a traditional dish new and exciting by utilizing ingredients like arugula, pesto, corn, ham and more.