68 Quick Dinner Ideas

Take-out, who?

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Parker Feierbach

With recipes this easy, weeknights can be way less stressful. From proteins to pasta to super-simple sheet pan dinners, there's something for every picky eater in here, and not a single complicated recipe in sight. Need more easy dinners? Try our cheap and easy recipes, instant pot dinners, air fryer recipes, and slow cooker meals for every week of the year.

one pan chicken  gnocchi
Erik Bernstein
1 of 68
One-Pan Creamy Chicken & Gnocchi

When everything cooks together everyone wins.

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asian lettuce wraps
Parker Feierbach
2 of 68
Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

We love a good 30 minute meal.

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one pan cajun sausage and orzo
Erik Bernstein
3 of 68
One-Pan Cajun Orzo with Sausage

Creamy and spicy with all of the comfort and ease you crave for a weeknight dinner.

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baked feta pasta
Andrew Bui
4 of 68
Baked Feta Pasta

If you haven't tried this viral sensation yet, tonight is the night!

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shrimp and snow pea stir fry
Lucy Schaeffer
5 of 68
Shrimp & Snow Pea Stir Fry

Delicious!

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creamy tuscan chicken   delishcom
Emily Hlavac Green
6 of 68
Creamy Tuscan Chicken

This sauce is seriously 😍.

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crock pot posole
Ethan Calabrese
7 of 68
Posole

It doesn't get much better than this.

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honey garlic glazed salmon
Ethan Calabrese
8 of 68
Honey Garlic Glazed Salmon

You can't beat this sticky, delicious glaze.

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chicken alfredo
Ethan Calabrese
9 of 68
Perfect Chicken Alfredo

Oh, chicken alfredo: It's the classic pasta we just can't seem to get enough of. Of course there are tons of jarred pasta sauces you can buy, but making alfredo sauce from scratch is actually so easy.

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sheet pan sausage and vegetables
Lucy Schaeffer
10 of 68
Sheet Pan Sausage And Vegetables

Savory sausage and roasted veggies make a hearty meal with zero effort. Andouille adds just the right amount of heat.

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easy pad thai
Ethan Calabrese
11 of 68
Pad Thai

The ubiquitous Thai-American dish comes together in the blink of an eye.

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creamy steak fettuccine
Parker Feierbach
12 of 68
Creamy Steak Fettuccine

The sauce is too good.

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sheet pan pineapple shrimp taco
Amanda Gryphon
13 of 68
Sheet Pan Pineapple Shrimp Tacos

Hardly any clean-up!

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shrimp scampi
Ethan Calabrese
14 of 68
Shrimp Scampi

No need to order in—you'll blow yourself away with this super simple, uber-flavorful dish.

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chicken salad sandwiches  delishcom
ETHAN CALABRESE
15 of 68
Chicken Salad Sandwich

BEST.CHICKEN.SALAD.EVER!

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pork chops vertical
Ethan Calabrese
16 of 68
Pork Chops

These restaurant-quality pork chops come together in no time.

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turkey burger
Parker Feierbach
17 of 68
Turkey Burger

Fire up the grill!

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cacio e pepe delishcom
Parker Feierbach
18 of 68
Cacio E Pepe

This should be a weeknight staple for every home cook.

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bbq chicken nachos
Ethan Calabrese
19 of 68
BBQ Chicken Nachos

Nachos for dinner? You better believe it.

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cobb salad
Ethan Calabrese
20 of 68
Cobb Salad

Master this at home and whip up this exceptional salad whenever you get a hankering.

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spicy dal
Lucy Schaeffer
21 of 68
Spicy Lentil Dal

This has the perfect amount of kick.

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braised lemongrass chicken
Andrew Bui
22 of 68
Braised Lemongrass-Chili Chicken

There is SO much flavor packed into this dish—and it'll be ready in an hour.

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vodka sauce
Park Feierbach
23 of 68
Penne Vodka

The colors in this dish are so vibrant and beautiful.

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curry rice   delishcom
June Xie
24 of 68
Curried Rice

On the hunt for a vegetarian option? Look no further.

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Buddha Bowls
ETHAN CALABRESE
25 of 68
Buddha Bowls​

Healthy, hearty, and hella good.

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garlicky spaghetti
Parker Feierbach
26 of 68
Garlicky Spaghetti

This one's for the garlic-lovers.

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spaghetti and meatballs vertical
Ethan Calabrese
27 of 68
Spaghetti & Meatballs

It's impossible to go wrong with this tried and true classic.

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blackened salmon
Erik Bernstein
28 of 68
Blackened Salmon

So simple, so easy, and SO delicious!

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chili mac and cheese   delishcom
Parker Feierbach
29 of 68
Chili Mac & Cheese

What a perfect mash-up.

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chicken stew  delishcom
ETHAN CALABRESE
30 of 68
Chicken Stew

This is SO warming and satisfying.

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