Sometimes getting a delicious dinner prepared for your family can feel a bit daunting. You might be lacking in inspiration, time or even money! I am sharing easy dinner recipes that are not only tasty and quite easy to make but your family will love them too. There is something here for every taste and budget, and they will please even the fussiest tastes or appetites! Perfect for any night of the week!
1. Melt In Your Mouth Chicken Recipe
Are you staring at a package of boneless skinless chicken breasts and feeling uninspired as to what to do with them? This Melt In Your Mouth Chicken Recipe is here to come to the rescue! It is a very simple recipe to make, using only a few ingredients. Chicken done this way always turns out incredibly moist and tender. This recipe is sure to please everyone. Coat the chicken breast in beaten egg and seasoned cracker crumbs before popping into a baking dish. Drizzle a small quantity of melted butter over top and then bake to succulent perfection! Golden brown, perfectly cooked and seasoned, melt in the mouth. This is a guaranteed family pleaser!
2. Crispy Orange Beef
Crispy Orange Beef is one of the fabulous dinner recipes to use when your family is wanting an Oriental Meal! Mid-week or at the weekend this tangy, spicy entrée is sure to please! Making your own Chinese food at home is so easy to do and infinitely cheaper than a takeaway! Crispy Orange Beef is uncomplicated to make and delivers big time on delicious oriental flavours and textures. You get crisp, yet tender slices of beef combined with crispy tender vegetables in a fabulously tasty, sticky and tangy sauce! There is just enough spice and heat in this without going over the top. It is sure to please all of the Chinese food lovers in the family at a fraction of the cost of picking up such a dish at your local takeaway restaurant! Quick, easy, and incredibly delicious!
3. Crock Pot Chicken Nachos
Are you looking at having a very busy day ahead of you and worried that you are not going to have enough time to make a delicious nutritious meal for your family? Worry no more. Crock Pot to the rescue with these fabulously tasty Crock Pot Chicken Nachos! This recipe is as simple as popping a few ingredients into the slow cooker a bit earlier in the day. The crock pot does all the work and lets you get on with whatever it is you have to do. Guaranteed to please, all you need to do at the last minute is to warm up some tortilla chips and put out your family’s favourite nacho toppings! Nothing could be easier! If your family is a fan of hearty Tex Mex flavours then this is the dish for them!
4. Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole
Do you have some cooked chicken in the refrigerator that needs using up, but are tired of using the same old same old ways of preparing it and using it? Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole is the perfect solution! This is a creamy and delicious casserole which will make great use of that cooked chicken in a way guaranteed to please even the most ardent leftover hater. Perfect for a midweek supper it is loaded with plenty of tender ranch flavoured pieces of cooked chicken, rice, crisp bacon, and cheese. Leftovers never tasted so good! Boring leftovers no more!
5. Sausage, Green Bean And Potato Casserole Dinner Recipes
My family always gets really excited when Sausage, Green Bean and Potato Casserole is on the menu! They absolutely love this dish! It is a firm favourite in our home. And no small wonder as it is hearty and delicious! It is one of the best comfort food meals. It always makes for a quick and easy supper which is the perfect mix of meat, carbs, and delicious seasonings! Smoked sausage, green beans, potatoes, onions, garlic, and a mix of seasonings are all that you need for this quick and easy entrée. Simple ingredients put together in a simple way with the most delicious results! Not only is it quick and easy to put make, but it is also a great dish to make ahead of time. Simply throw it together, cover, and pop it into the refrigerator, ready to take out when you are ready to cook!
6. Walking Tacos, The Dinner Recipes You Can Take Anywhere!
Your family is sure to fall in love with these fabulously tasty Walking Tacos! You are sure to love them as well. These are so simple to make and there is virtually little to no clean up involved. They are a delicious beef taco mixture you can spoon into open bags of tortilla chips and topped with your favourite taco toppings! Perfectly portable, quick to make, and incredibly delicious. If you are looking for a top meal which involves very little effort but which delivers big time on taste look no further! Perfect for camping or entertaining there are not many meals that deliver as much fun or tasty flavours as this one does! There is nothing complicated here but the taste!
7. Baked Spaghetti
Looking for some hearty dinner recipes that are not only delicious but economical? Baked Spaghetti delivers on both of those criteria! This fabulously tasty casserole is a real winning dish on many levels. With its rich meaty sauce and plenty of cheese, this generous baked casserole is destined to become a family favourite in your home. You can break it down into two casseroles if you like, freezing one, unbaked, ready to take out at a future time. It never hurts to have something like this delicious casserole tucked away in the freezer! All the flavours of your favourite Spaghetti Bolognese are rolled into one gorgeously simple bake that your whole family is sure to fall in love with. It also makes a great bake to take to potluck and covered dish suppers! Share the love!
8. Yummy Hasselback Chicken Dinner Recipes
This Jalapeno Popper Hasselback Chicken is destined to become a much requested recipe with your family and friends! Follow the same principle as Hasselback Potatoes to make tender chicken breasts are cut in much the same manner, seasoned, and stuffed with Jalapeno Popper flavours. It only looks complicated. Lightly season boneless, skinless chicken breast fillets sliced almost through, and stuff them with a lush cream cheese, cheddar, and jalapeno pepper filling prior to baking to perfection. You don’t really get much better than this! Filled with flavour and simple to make, your family is always going to get excited when they know this is on the menu!
9. Cube Steak With Garlic Butter
If economy is what you are after, then look no further. It is completely possible to feed your family a luxurious tasting and feeling steak dinner even if you are on a limited budget! With its simple, quick, and easy preparation it is also a recipe which is guaranteed to get you in and out of the kitchen faster! Cheap doesn’t have to taste nasty as this cube steak recipe will prove! Affordable, delicious, and tender cube steaks are lightly browned and served with a lush, rich, garlic and parsley butter on top! With a bit of potato on the side and a vegetable you can feel good about serving your family something they are sure to love that only feels and tastes extravagant! Guaranteed not to break the bank, these tasty steaks are sure to go down a real treat!
10. Stovetop Easy Mac And Cheese Dinner Recipes
We love, LOVE Mac and Cheese in this house. Rich and creamy it is a real family favourite. I don’t always have the time to go the regular route of making the baked version, however. That is when this easy stove top recipe comes in really handy! You can feel good about making this quick and easy version of macaroni and cheese to your family. Its wholesome, nutritious, and remarkably simple to make. Cooking it is as easy as cooking some macaroni and stirring a few other things into it. All done in one pot and created using all natural ingredients. There is nothing in this that you cannot pronounce so you can feel good about feeding it to your family! Quick, easy, delicious, and wholesome this is bound to become a firm family favourite. You will never open another boxed mix again! I guarantee!
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So here you have it, ten dinner recipes ideas you can throw together at any time! Remember to let us know which ones you loved and which ones you tried in the comments section below!
Marie Rayner is a retired Chef, freelance writer, recipe developer, food blogger, and Cookbook author. She makes her home in Chester, UK, where she lives with her husband, Todd, and their much beloved English Cocker, Mitzie. Her motto is “Life is far too short to eat bad food,” and her goal is to share delicious and easy recipes which anyone can enjoy and cook in the comfort of their own home.