Top 100 Weeknight Dinner Recipes

Getting dinner on the table during a hectic weeknight can be a challenge, but it's easier than ever with these fan faves! Whether it's a sheet pan dinner with little to no clean up or a pressure cooker meal ready in half the time, the picks are endless!

Sheet Pan Shrimp Scampi

“A super quick, yet super delicious sheet pan supper. This oven baked shrimp scampi is served with garlic bread and cauliflower rice.”

-Jonathan Melendez

30-Minute Garlic Chicken With Potatoes

“This was super easy and tasty! I ended up cooking everything for 50 minutes. 30 minutes might work if I cut up the chicken into thinner pieces.”

-Debby R.

Simple Rotisserie Chicken Tortilla Soup

"Perfect flavor! I followed this recipe perfectly. For convenience sake, use two days to process: buy the chicken on day one, refrigerate overnight, debone and proceed with the recipe on day two!”

-Carol G.

Quick & Easy Meatballs & Gravy

“This was fantastic! I served it over rice with a nice tossed salad on the side. A new regular in my rotation. I followed the recipe except that I used frozen meatballs from the store!”

-choco chip

Stuffed Pork Chops

“This is a very easy and tasty recipe! I jazzed up the stuffing with some celery, onion and dried cherries - It really adds to the flavor!"

-Susan S.

Ginger Peanut Chicken Pasta

“I’ve made this twice now and have been very impressed with the mix of flavors. The second time, I substituted coconut milk for the milk to see if I could make a kosher version. This worked amazingly well! I would highly recommend it.”

-Rachel Savage

Ground Beef Gyros

“I cooked this for dinner today and it was a hit. I added some Italian seasoning, garlic powder and onion powder.”

-napervillemom

Pressure Cooker Chicken Piccata

"I made this for dinner tonight using my electric pressure cooker. It turned out great! I think it tastes just like Macaroni Grill's chicken piccata since I used the artichokes. The only thing it needed was a side of rosemary bread!”

-Jewel0401

Lemon Chicken Milanese

“What an excellent flavor combination! I made it just as directed except I used whole wheat flour. We loved the lemon, and served it with a sweet potato and side salad!”

-Nimz_

Szechuan Noodles With Spicy Beef Sauce

“The flavor was fantastic, and it was super easy to throw together. Next time I’ll add some vegetables like cabbage or snow peas!”

-Deantini

Chinese Fried Rice

"We loved this! My family is big on restaurant fried rice, but we only get it when we eat out. I attempted to make it years ago with disastrous results. I went hunting for a good recipe and found this one! There was none left, and I won't be afraid to make it again.”

-papergoddess

Quick Weeknight Pizza With Ricotta, Broccolini & Sausage

What a lovely combination of vibrant broccolini with sausage and creamy ricotta to top the perfect pie. It’s easy to whip up, and you can even get the kids involved!

Sheet Pan Salmon Dinner

“I made this for my daughter and her family. My granddaughter is very picky, and they all loved it!”

-holdenvicky

Baked Shrimp & Orzo With Chickpeas, Lemon & Dill

“Shrimp and orzo make for a simple and flavorful dinner duo.”

-norasingley

Souper Easy Chicken Pot Pie

“This of my version of the ultimate easy chicken pot pie. We make this on nights when the family is going in different directions but still want comfort food! It comes together really quickly and uses every day ingredients!”

-QueenJellyBean

Slow-Cooker Chicken, Tomato & White Bean Soup

“I skipped the bouillon cubes, but otherwise I kept the ingredients as written! I used my pressure cooker for 30 minutes and it was delicious.”

-DianaEatingRichly

Grandma's Sloppy Joes

“This isn’t just amazing, it’s the bomb! I had the day off and started cooking early!”

-David G.

Simple Pasta Toss

“What a nice, easy pasta dish with ingredients that are readily available!”

-Vicki in CT

Boneless Chicken Breasts With Stuffing Mix

“This came out great! My husband said the chicken was very tender. I dislike stove top stuffing, but this was excellent! I’ll make this again.”

-Sherry K.

Sheet Pan Buffalo Cauliflower With Roasted Chickpeas & Kale

“A hearty vegetarian take on a sheet pan dinner! It’s hearty enough that you wont even miss the meat.”

-Jonathan Melendez

Baked Pollock

“Simple with little to no mess to clean up! Very quick and easy. I never would’ve considered using sour cream. It added a light tang, and the cheese provided a saltiness!”

-healysupersleuth

Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

“Such an easy and tasty dinner. Perfect for a weeknight meal!”

-DeliciousAsItLooks

Cauliflower Rice Burrito Bowl

"Quick to put together, colorful and very tasty. I don't have a food processor, but it was easy enough to chop the cauliflower into small pieces on a cutting board. I added grape tomatoes cut in half. An excellent and healthy meal!"

-lucy k.

Spicy Meatball Skillet

“Use pre-made sausage for easy, flavorful meatballs!"

-norasingley

Ravioli Lasagna With Ricotta

“An excellent recipe! I doubled the sauce and ravioli, but not the ricotta! My nephews gobbled it up, and they’re very picky. This is a keeper!"

-cherir

Honey Mustard Pork Chops With Capers & Mustard Greens

“These luscious pork chops have a crispy golden crust from searing perfectly!”

-norasingley

Braised Beef Ribs

"Delicious, with fine, restaurant-quality depth of flavor! My guests raved about this recipe. Making it the day before and refrigerating it allowed for time to remove the bones/membrane and skim the fat from the sauce. It’s definitely the best braised short ribs recipe I’ve made so far."

-kittelsm

Pizza Meatloaf Cups

"Clever and fast to make! Perfect for kids. I'd add more spice to the meat or sauce for the adults!”

-FLKeysJen

Sheet Pan Taco Dutch Baby

"Such a great recipe for a crowd, and super easy to put together which is a bonus!"

-Jonathan Melendez

Salmon in a Paper Bag With Miso, Bok Choy & Shallots

A colorful dish with little to no effort and a punch of flavor! Perfect for an easy weeknight meal.

Skillet Beans 'n Weiners

“This was very good! I had to improvise on the beans with home canned ones, but it still turned out very yummy! It’s very filling as well!”

-Amiable

Super Easy Taco Soup

“I didn’t think it was possible to make such a delicious soup in five minutes! I mixed all the ingredients in a pot and warmed it up! Topped it with sour cream, chopped cilantro and taco strips. So good!”

-alenafoodphoto

Quick & Easy Tuna Casserole

“We loved this! I'm always looking for new and quick weeknight dinners. This tastes fantastic and is so easy to make. Great flavor and it's just good, yummy food with nothing fancy!”

-anniesnomsblog

Cheesy Chicken Parm Volcanos

"Our volcanos turned out just like the pictures and tasted awesome. They were much easier to make than I expected.”

-cklevine7

Amazing Pressure Cooker Short Ribs

“I used 1 1/2 pounds of short rib but I kept everything else the same. This came out delicious!”

-Catty

Pressure Cooker Hungarian Chicken

“I loved this recipe, and my husband declared it ‘excellent!’ The cabbage was perfectly cooked, melting into the sauce but not overcooked. The chicken was fork-tender without drying out. Just delicious!”

-Ascender

Cream of Garden Tomato Soup

“This was great! A perfect proportion of liquid. I sauteed the onions to the point of caramelizing them, which gave it a nice flavor.”

-pichinko

15-Minute Chicken, Broccoli & Rice Dinner

“This is a definite five-star because of how easy it is. The flavor was excellent, and I added a bit of cayenne pepper to spice it up a bit. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who likes to make a quick and easy dinner that tastes delicious.”

-Lubie

Meatloaf

“The best meatloaf I’ve ever made. My husband loved it. The only change I made was using Italian bread cubes. I’ll be making this again and again!”

-gladystaylor

French Onion Burgers

“Yummy and so easy! I didn’t include the mushrooms, although they would’ve probably been wonderful. The burgers were both flavorful and tender. How delicious!”

-LifeIsGood

Baklava Salmon With Asparagus

“This salmon recipe is divine! I switched chopped walnuts for the pistachios and this salmon recipe is now one of my favorites!”

-Sharon B.

15-Minute Pasta Combo

"My family loves this, and that makes me very happy. Especially for those days when I have little time to cook! A great taste with very little effort.”

-Jug OMud

Tater Tots Casserole

"Surprisingly delicious! I wasn't too sure what to expect from this simple recipe, but the result was tasty, filling and yummy! We'll definitely be making this again."

-SaraFish

Individual Pesto Feta Pita Pizza

"I made these last night as an appetizer for my book club. They’re fabulous! So easy to make, and very versatile. I made two as is and added chopped marinated artichoke hearts and roasted red peppers to two more. Both were great and enjoyed by friends.”

-Phat and Sassy

Chicken Taco Pasta

"I just made this for my husband and he liked it a lot. In fact, he ate three servings of it! The next time my son comes home to visit, I'll make it for him because he'll love it."

-bcvminnie

30-Minute Pork Chow Mein

“What a great recipe! I didn't have any pork roast, so I diced up some pork chops and stir-fried them instead! The sauce is the best part about this recipe - very flavorful. I'm already planning on making this recipe again with some leftover chicken I have!"

-DeliciousAsItLooks

Lemon Pepper Chicken Breasts with Rice

“Oh my goodness, this is one of my top five recipes ever! The only thing I changed is putting rice into the broth. It’s to die for!”

-teaguetm

Easy Enchiladas

“This is a great basic ‘starter’ enchilada dish! I think you could add just about whatever your heart desires to this to make it your own.”

-teresas

Melt-In-Your-Mouth Barbecue Ribs

"This method is awesome! Such fabulous ribs, and the clean up is so easy!"

-rebecca93105_8841379

Incredible Baked Meatballs

“The best meatballs! I bake them in cupcake tins individually so that they cook perfectly. My family and friends love them!”

-heidi3456

The Ultimate Salmon Fillets

“The creamy sauce is genius! I love the taste of the dill in it. I served mine with asparagus and white rice!”

-Ivansocal

Penne Alla Vodka

“Five stars, delicious! I doubled the recipe, blended the sauce and omitted the proscuitto! Simple, delicious and it was a great crowd-pleaser!”

-Ruth D.

Stroganoff

“When I was a child my mother made this for me and I've been looking for the recipe for quite a while. So happy to have found it!”

-candyluver

BBQ Meatloaf With Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Sugar Snap Peas

“A complete cheesy barbecue meatloaf dinner baked in the oven and served with roasted sweet potatoes and sugar snap peas!”

-Jonathan Melendez

Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup

“I made this tonight for dinner. Everyone loved it! I used a rotisserie chicken and cheddar cheese soup. It was really good. I’ll definitely make this again!”

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Easy Ham Carbonara

“I made this last night for my sweetie and I! It was a great weeknight meal. I served it with toasted salad and whole grain bread with butter.”

-Ann Cecile

Penne With Chicken & Broccoli Casserole

“I cut this in half for the two of us. It was easy, cheesy and a tasty recipe using broccoli!”

-mrsoul51

Steak With Shishitos & Jasmine Rice

“‘Minute steaks’ like top round or shoulder cuts are the best choice for a succulent and speedy weeknight supper!”

-norasingley

Fried Rice

"What a great way to use up leftover ingredients! My family enjoyed this very much, and we will make it again. It was a very good dish.”

-HeatherFeather

Parmesan Crusted & Baked Salmon

"This was delicious. The mayo gave the salmon a lovely taste, and the topping had a great crunch to it!"

-Evie3234

Shredded Chicken Sandwiches

“This is an awesome recipe! I used this to make shredded chicken to serve at our backyard wedding and it was such a hit!”

-Tessa G.

5-Ingredient Vegetable Lasagna

“I loved this recipe! It’s a good, basic veggie lasagna that can be adapted to your preferred veggies and it went together easily!”

-twixxy

Chicken With Mushrooms & Mustard

“I made this recipe for dinner yesterday and it turned out great, as well as easy to make! Our guests thoroughly enjoyed the chicken with the sauce.”

-William Uncle Bill

The Perfect Burger

“These burgers were a huge hit! Everyone enjoyed them, even my middle daughter who rarely eats meat. We entertained the neighbors with them on New Year’s Eve, and I was proud to serve them.”

-Rachele C.

Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

“This recipe was easy and delicious! My family enjoyed it and wants me to make it again. Definitely a keeper!”

-Chrystal L.

Chicken Lazone

“The chicken turned out so tasty and great! I loved it over pasta with green beans and homemade cornbread!”

-Cheyenne L.

Thai Peanut Coconut Chicken

Toasted coconut and panko breadcrumbs make for a perfect crunchy crust on the outside of chicken. Bonus: the peanut sauce that tops it all off.

Chicken Breasts Diane

"This was so good! We had it with broccoli and rice. I'll try it with mashed potatoes next time!”

-Angela Sara

Cheesy Potato & Smoked Sausage Casserole

“This is good ole comfort food! I served it with cornbread. Simple, quick and yummy!”

-Southern Lady

Fried Chicken Sandwich With Hot Honey

"Super! Everything goes perfectly together in this sandwich. The family loved it!”

-rgeiger614

General Tso's Chicken

"This is an absolutely wonderful recipe! I’m so happy I found it. I’ll definitely be making this again.”

-anderspt02

Pressure Cooker Golden Mushroom Beef Stew

"This was delicious! I've never used a pressure cooker before, but this was easy and tasted so good."

-Anonymous

Stuffed Cabbage

“I made this last night and even had it for breakfast! I tweaked it a bit because I’m a diabetic. I left out the rice, but it was still great! I can’t wait to have it for lunch as well! A slow cooker is perfect for this recipe.”

-Gibby G.

Butter Chicken

"I loved how quick and easy this was. I was skeptical that the chicken wouldn't be as tender as Indian restaurants, but it was fantastic. It was so good, and now I’ve made a jar of this spice mix to do quickie butter chicken any day of the week."

-Eat and be Merry

Quick & Easy Chicken Enchiladas

“Wonderful! I followed the recipe exactly and these were so good! My nine-year old son was going on and on about it, and he never does that! It was a hit with the whole family.”

-jewlmaker

Seafood Chowder

"I made this recipe tonight for my family. They loved it! It was so easy and simple - and I loved that I had most of the ingredients on hand. I added fresh mushrooms and corn to my batch to make it a bit heartier.”

-lizandersonwood

Smoked Sausage, Potatoes & Peppers

“I didn’t think my wife would like this dish since she’s not a huge fan of smoked sausage, but I made everything as directed and everyone liked its! There were no leftovers. We will be having this again!”

-Maryland Jim

Macaroni With Fontina & Gorgonzola Cheeses

“I love Gorgonzola. I’ve even made pasta sauces with only Gorgonzola. Fontina cheese gives this an extra boost and I love it. What a great recipe!”

-IFortuna

Sheet Pan Kung Pao Beef With Roasted Garlic Broccolini

“Try this classic Chinese take out dish at home, but so much easier to make on a baking sheet!”

-Jonathan Melendez

Loaded Baked Potato Soup

“I love this recipe! So simple and delicious. This recipe is easy to alter and make your own. It’s one of my go-to soups for chillier months!”

-jackalope-eye

Ground Beef-Stuffed Bell Peppers With Cheese

“This recipe was easy and turned out awesome. My family loved it. The only thing I added extra was two raw diced jalapeños!”

-Tracy C.

Traditional Irish Shepherd's Pie

“I’ve been making this for a few years now and it’s fantastic! I always add extra carrots and peas in an effort to get veggies in the kids.”

-stones8

Mom's Beef Stew

"I chose this recipe because you just throw everything into the pot! I followed it exactly and it turned out perfect! The stew was so flavorful and delicious."

-colachef

Turkey Meatloaf

“This is the best turkey meatloaf I’ve ever made! Very flavorful, moist and has an excellent texture. This recipe is a keeper forever.”

-Rosslyn W.

Sheet Pan Turkey Caprese Meatballs With Rosemary Smashed Potatoe

“My husband and I really enjoyed this. The meatballs had plenty of flavor and the combination with the tomatoes, basil and mozzarella was just delicious!”

-micro_ang

30-Minute Chicken & Dumplings

“A great dinner in just one pot! My family has always included vegetables.”

-Sharalen L.

Chicken Marsala

“This is my go-to recipe for chicken marsala. So simple and so amazing! My whole family loves it. In fact, my sister asked me for it for her birthday dinner!”

-Chef Emstar

Cajun Chicken Strips

“Delicious! Oh my word, the season! I love how easy these are. They disappeared very quickly here, we couldn’t stop eating them!”

-anniesnomsblog

Italian Potato, Rice & Spinach Soup

“This soup is fantastic! It’s super easy to make in the pressure cooker and the flavors are amazing. My family loved it with the cheese on top and crusty bread.”

-cinjan08

Copycat Zuppa Toscana

“What a spectacular recipe! I subbed water for chicken broth and have made this dozens of times over the years! It’s a staple and freezes really well!”

-STEPHANIE W.

Simply Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas

“Delicious! I doubled the recipe with no issues. Aside from that, I made no changes!”

-Jencathen

Hamburger Skillet Supper

"Now this was good, and very fast! The children will love this one!”

-Braunda

Bourbon Chicken

“The flavors in this were awesome! I’ll definitely be making this one again. The three and eight-year old both loved it, and so did my husband! I doubled the recipe for leftovers and used a stockpot instead of a skillet.”

-Sarah K.

Creamy Burrito Casserole

“I made this the other day for my husband and I. It was very tasty, and my husband really liked it. It's a keeper recipe - so good and so easy to make!”

-asigg44

Chicken Tikka Masala

“I’ve made this several times and it’s awesome! I forego the skewers and just flip the pieces on a cookie sheet. So good!”

-Kelly T.

Fantastic Taco Casserole

“Very good! Instead of putting chips in the bottom of the dish, I just put them on our plates when serving and spooned the mixture overtop! It prevented the chips from getting soggy. My kids loved this!”

-Mandy ny

Creamy Pasta with Bacon

“Oh my goodness, so good! My whole family loved this meal. I made it exactly as posted and it was outstanding.”

-2TSMOM

Tacos Olé

"Muy Bueno! I made these as directed and we really enjoyed them. Simple and tasty!”

-lazyme

Sheet Pan Pork Milanese With Cabbage & Green Beans

“A much easier way to make pork Milanese. Bake it on a sheet pan and complete it with cabbage and greens.”

-Jonathan Melendez

White Chicken Chili

“What an awesome recipe! I made this for a party and it was such a huge hit. This is definitely a keeper!”

-Megan C.

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