18 Favorite Easy Dinners You Can Make Tonight

Sometimes you just need a super simple and easy dinners during the week Check out these favorite pull together meals from readers.

Recipes for When You Don’t Feel Like Cooking

  1. Pasta Aglio e Olio – Add spinach or kale if you have some on-hand.
  1. Cheese Quesadilla – Grab a can of refried beans, use leftover chicken, or add some vegetables. Serve with lettuce, salsa, and sour cream. 
  1. Avocado Toast– Eat plain or add toppings. 
  1. Parmesan Crusted Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Tomato Soup – Use whatever cheese you have on hand and heat up a can of Tomato soup.
  1. Tik Tok Baked Feta Pasta – Use any pasta you have on hand. I find using a sauté pan like this works best for this recipe.
  1. Easy Buddha Bowl – Save time by using leftover chicken and making the dressing ahead of time. 
  1. Sheet Pan Nachos – Customize with what you have. Simplify the recipe by just making one plate and heating it up in the microwave. 
  1. Loaded baked potato with side salad – Cook in the oven or microwave if you’re really hungry. 
  1. Julia Child’s Poached Egg on Toast – If you want less effort, do scrambled or a fried egg. 
  1. French Toast – Any breakfast for dinner options are usually fast and delicious. This America’s Test Kitchen recipe is the perfect serving for one and gives a nice crust on the french toast. 
  1. Tuna Pasta Salad – If you’re short on time, add whatever veggies you feel like – or none at all.
  1. Peanut Butter and Banana Toast – Use regular bread or an English muffin. 
  1. Copycat Panera Mac and Cheese – Ok this might require a bit more effort, but it’s too delicious to resist. 
  1. Plougman’s Lunch (for dinner) – Crusty bread, some cheese and/or deli meat, hard boiled eggs, and some veg and you have a winner. 
  1. Grinder Salad Sandwich – A bit more effort, but worth it for this Tik Tok star. 
  1. Quick Fish Tacos – Just grab some fish sticks and flour tortillas.
  1. Sloppy Joes – This is one that the whole family enjoys. 
  1. Take Out Style Sesame Noodles – Super fast and super tasty. Use regular spaghetti noodles.

What are some meals you make in a rush? Leave a comment below to let us know. And you can check out some of our other recipe round-ups here.

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November 18, 2023


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