“What ought to I make for dinner?” may be one in all life’s most-asked questions. And fast, straightforward dinner recipes (which might be equally scrumptious) are one of the crucial standard Google searches.
With that in thoughts, we sifted by our recipe archives to seek out the best dinner recipes. That’s proper—on this submit, you’ll discover 60 straightforward dinner recipes.
Associated: 35 Comforting Soup Recipes, 30 Easy Finger Food Ideas, and 40 Fun Cocktails to Make at Home.
Unsure what you’re longing for dinner? We’ve a wide selection of recipe concepts on this submit, together with:
- Soup and Chili
- Stir Fry
Marry Me Rooster
Marry Me Rooster is a evenly breaded hen dish with a creamy, flavorful sauce. Serve it with bread so you’ll be able to take in the additional sauce. You’ll need to add this recipe to your weekly rotation—belief us!
Straightforward Taco Soup
A easy and easy-to-make taco soup recipe made with floor beef, black beans, tomatoes, and home made tortilla strips. You should definitely add toppings like shredded cheese, bitter cream, avocado, cilantro, and sizzling sauce.
Italian Beef Sandwiches
This recipe for Italian beef sandwiches might be made in a crock pot and cooked slowly over eight hours. It’s a straightforward dinner concept that you could throw collectively within the morning and luxuriate in within the night.
Honey and Miso Stir Fry
Stir fry is one in all our go-to dinner concepts. This stir fry has a thick, mouth-watering honey miso sauce and it may be made with tofu, hen, or any form of protein you favor.
30-Minute Sheet Pan Pizza
Selfmade pizza in half-hour? Oh, sure. This recipe makes use of rapid rise yeast to shortly make the dough, and you’ll prime it along with your favourite toppings. We selected pineapple and ham— a controversial alternative.
Toasted Ravioli Salad
Belief us on this dinner concept—toasted ravioli blended in a inexperienced salad and topped with balsamic dressing. The crunchy, tacky ravioli paired with a recent salad is so good!
In a single day No-Boil Lasagna
Lasagna is without doubt one of the greatest consolation meals, and you can also make it in a flash with this straightforward recipe. You’ll be able to even prep this lasagna the evening earlier than utilizing no-boil noodles and pop it within the oven the following day.
Air Fryer Rooster Tenders
A easy air fryer hen tenders recipe made with flour, egg, and panko (or breadcrumbs) that you could make in an air fryer in below 20 minutes. When you’re searching for one thing further quick, you need to use frozen hen.
20-Minute Vegetable Inexperienced Curry
Scrumptious vegetable inexperienced curry in simply 20 minutes! This recipe is full of good-for-you components and might be served with tofu or hen. It’s an ideal weeknight dinner concept anytime, however particularly when it’s chilly exterior.
Rooster and Rice Casserole
You’ll be able to’t go incorrect with this dinner concept—hen and rice casserole. This straightforward recipe is comprised of scratch (with out condensed soup) and is topped with crunchy French fried onions. It makes nice leftovers!
Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers
These stuffed bell peppers are full of quinoa and topped with melty cheese. They go nice with a aspect of black beans with feta cheese and some slices of lime.
30-Minute Vegetable White Chili
This veggie white chili is full of taste and tremendous easy and fast to throw collectively. When you want, you’ll be able to swap the beans for shredded hen for a extra conventional recipe. It’s superb both manner.
10-Minute Creamy Tomato Soup
You received’t imagine the key ingredient on this 10-minute creamy tomato soup recipe. It makes this soup extremely creamy with out utilizing any dairy. Serve this soup with a superbly toasted grilled cheese sandwich for a whole meal.
Straightforward Gnocchi Soup
This gnocchi soup is made with greens, potato gnocchi, and sausage. It’s an amazing steadiness of veggie and protein, and impressed a scrumptious Olive Backyard soup (however even higher!).
Purple Beans and Rice Veggie Burgers
This straightforward recipe for high-protein veggie burgers options purple beans and rice, which is a superb mixture as a result of they kind a whole protein. You possibly can even make further burgers and freeze them for a fast dinner.
Chipotle & Pumpkin Veggie Enchiladas
A chipotle pumpkin enchilada recipe that’s full of taste—and the sauce might be simply made in a blender. High these enchiladas with plenty of melty cheese and ripe avocado. You received’t be disenchanted!
Straightforward Tortellini Soup
A easy 20-minute tomato soup with cheese tortellini and a juicy orange base. It’d sound just a little completely different, however it provides a vivid pop of taste. Soup and pasta in a single dish? Sure, please.
Complete Wheat One-Pot Pasta
When you haven’t made a one-pot pasta earlier than, you should strive it. This entire wheat model has fewer energy, extra fiber, and extra vitamins than common pasta, so it’s a win-win scenario.
Crispy Air Fryer Wings
A easy recipe for tremendous crispy air fried hen wings that may be simply be personalized with any wing sauce or sizzling sauce. Frank’s Wing Sauce is our favourite, although!
Chickpea Yellow Curry
Chickpea yellow curry is a filling, vegetarian-friendly dinner choice, and one in all our favourite sorts of curry. Serve alongside some white or brown rice and prime it with chopped cilantro. Yum!
Creamy Pea & Recent Herb Fettuccine
When you’re craving a consolation meal, fettuccine is the final word repair. This creamy pea and recent herb fettuccine is made with home made Alfredo sauce and might be on the desk in half-hour or much less.
Tremendous Filling Candy Potato Tacos
These filling candy potato tacos are the right steadiness of candy and spicy for a superb, wholesome dinner. We extremely suggest you give these a strive at your subsequent taco Tuesday.
Straightforward Calzone Recipe
Scrumptious calzones made straightforward with with suggestions of store-bought dough choices and from-scratch dough recipes to strive. This enjoyable dinner concept pairs properly with a salad (and many dipping sauce).
Greatest Baked Macaroni and Cheese
What’s to not love about baked macaroni and cheese? This can be a tremendous straightforward recipe that’s made with out eggs or evaporated milk. A simple, basic recipe! This recipe makes 4-6 servings and is nice leftover.
Thai Tempeh Lettuce Wraps
Lettuce wraps are an amazing weeknight dinner concept which might be fast to throw collectively, easy, and scrumptious. This filling is Thai-based, and might be made with floor turkey or tempeh (to make them vegetarian).
Quinoa Shrimp Scampi
Shrimp scampi is one in all our favorites, and this recipe makes use of quinoa as a substitute of noodles for a lighter model. Serve with a salad or your favourite vegetable side dish and luxuriate in!
Springfield-Type Cashew Cauliflower
Do you know cashew hen was based in our hometown? This recipe for cashew cauliflower relies on the recipe we all know and love, however just a little bit lighter. It’s extremely good!
Stuffed Pepper Soup
This easy-to-follow recipe is made with the identical components as stuffed bell peppers, and prepared in half-hour. Serve this soup with a cheese quesadilla for the total soup and grilled cheese expertise.
Spicy Peanut Noodles
The sauce on this noodle dish is much like the peanut sauce you make for spring rolls (with just a little extra spice). You possibly can additionally add further greens to this recipe to make it extra of a stir fry.
Baked hen is a fast dinner concept, and you’ll serve it with so many alternative sides. This recipe exhibits you find out how to bake hen breasts with out brining so they’re juicy and completely cooked each time (in quarter-hour!).
White Sauce Veggie Enchiladas
We love making enchiladas for dinner, particularly as a result of you’ll be able to customise them utilizing every kind of fillings and components. This recipe is vegetable-based and topped with a creamy, white sauce.
Rooster Noodle Soup with Rotisserie Rooster
Take pleasure in a heat, comforting bowl of home made hen noodle soup in lower than half-hour utilizing a rotisserie hen from the grocery retailer. It doesn’t get any simpler than this. This recipe makes round 4 servings (excellent for lunch the following day).
Stir Fry Spaghetti Squash
Right here’s a stir fry recipe that’s made with spaghetti squash. The seasoning and cooking methodology on this recipe makes the spaghetti squash style SO very like glass noodles. You received’t even know the distinction!
Baked Potato & Broccoli Cheddar Soup
This potato broccoli soup has all of the creamy taste of baked potato soup and packs a good quantity of greens from the broccoli. High it with with shredded cheese and crackers earlier than digging in.
Sheet Pan Totchos
We love a straightforward sheet pan meal—they’re easy to make and excellent when feeding greater than two individuals. That’s the place sheet pan totchos (tator tot nachos) are available. They’re all the time a favourite, and children love them, too.
Creamy Garlic Mac & Cheese
Mmm … macaroni and cheese. This mac & cheese recipe is thick and creamy with a number of garlic. Oh, and it may be made in a crock pot! Simply think about having this simmering in your counter and prepared in supper time.
Straightforward Hamburger Soup
A simple hamburger soup with flavors of purple onion, garlic, cayenne, and chili powder. High this soup with shredded cheese and pickles (and toasted buns on the aspect) for an final hamburger-like expertise.
St. Louis-Type Pizza
St. Louis-style pizza is a skinny, crunchy crust pizza with a mix of provel cheese and a barely candy sauce. This dough is yeast-free and comes collectively very quickly.
Biscuits and Gravy Casserole
What about “breakfast for dinner”? Biscuits and gravy casserole solely has 6 components and takes 45 minutes to bake. You’ll be able to even make nearly all of this recipe forward and bake it whenever you’re able to eat.
Baked Mini Falafel Salad
Discovering a salad to make for dinner that’s each filling and flavorful can generally be a problem, however this baked mini falafel salad has all of it. It’s so good!
Crock Pot Butternut Mac & Cheese
All of the consolation and tacky goodness of macaroni and cheese made with a wholesome dose of butternut squash. This recipe is a superb choice for somebody who’s gluten illiberal however desires to get pleasure from a pasta dish.
Straightforward Pumpkin Curry
Pumpkin curry combines the flavors of pumpkin with coconut milk and spices which might be considerably harking back to many Indian dishes. It’s so good! Serve with tofu or your protein of alternative.
White Bean, Dill, and Vegetable Soup
A hearty vegetable soup made with white beans, potatoes, and chopped dill. This soup is creamy and filling whereas nonetheless managing to be product of principally crops and entire components.
Recent Spring Rolls with Spicy Peanut Sauce
Recent spring rolls are versatile—you can also make them for dinner or you’ll be able to get pleasure from them as an appetizer/finger food. And they’re very easy to place collectively! Seize a veggie chopper to make the method just a little faster.
Portobello Beer Burgers
When you’re craving a burger however need one thing lighter, strive a portobello mushroom cheeseburger. The mushrooms are soaked in beer earlier than they’re cooked for a singular taste. Add some onion rings (on prime or as a aspect) and also you’re set.
Heat Brussels Sprout Salad
This can be a heat and filling salad made with Brussels sprouts, cranberry raisins, and home made croutons. Emma made this after consuming an identical salad at a restaurant. Straightforward and scrumptious!
5 Bean Vegetarian Chili
A brilliant straightforward vegetarian chili recipe utilizing a mixture of pinto, kidney, black, nice northern, and garbanzo beans. Garnish with shredded cheese, bitter cream, inexperienced onions, and many Fritos.
One-Pot Creamy Broccoli Pasta
A one-pot meal utilizing recent, retailer purchased pasta and broccoli. This dish comes collectively shortly and it’s good and comforting. It will even be scrumptious with air fryer salmon or air fried chicken tenders.
Honey-Roasted Veggies and Gnocchi
We love making roasted greens for dinner, and this recipe combines Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and gnocchi (potato dumplings). This can be a colourful, wholesome, and scrumptious meal that you could get pleasure from in below half-hour.
Rooster Verde Enchiladas
These tacky hen verde enchiladas are straightforward to make and excellent for leftovers the following day. The bottom of this dish is a rotisserie hen and your favourite jar of salsa verde (so easy!).
Orange Rooster Sauce
Orange hen is much like candy and bitter hen—it has a flavorful sauce that has some sweetness to it. The bottom of the sauce is orange juice, however it has many different components that steadiness out the candy taste.
Carrot Pesto Pasta
The carrot pesto pasta is just a little bit savory, just a little bit candy, and nonetheless has some scrumptious creaminess from the Parmesan cheese. The sauce might be made in a meals processor, and couldn’t be simpler to make.
Gradual Cooker Cut up Pea and Lentil Soup
We love a soup recipe that we will throw within the gradual cooker within the afternoon and have dinner prepared by the tip of the workday. This break up pea and lentil soup is equally filling, good for you, and scrumptious.
Straightforward Vodka Sauce – 6 Elements
This can be a tremendous easy vodka sauce recipe with solely six major components. This creamy, pink sauce can served on any kind of pasta you favor—even gnocchi. Plus, home made sauce all the time tastes higher.
Stovetop Brussels and Shells
A stovetop dish with Brussels sprouts, entire wheat pasta, and a light-weight, creamy sauce that comprises a vivid pop of taste from recent lemon juice and zest. Children will love this recipe, too!
Creamy Sausage and Kale Soup
This sausage and kale soup is a weblog favourite. It has a creamy base alongside chewy kale and smooth (however chunky) potatoes. And, you may simply make this soup vegetarian with a few straightforward swaps.