Preparing weeknight dinners shouldn't have to be put on pause due to busy schedules. All you need is a delicious recipe that doesn't take hours to prepare, like all of these! For even more ideas, explore our 20-minute dishes and these easy heart-healthy options.
Nothing beats a trusty chicken dinner after a long day. Pro tip: You can pair this recipe's honey balsamic glaze with fish or pork too.
If you're a sucker for a delicious pasta dish, switch up this classic recipe with spring vegetables, such as asparagus and peas.
We promise there are some veggies hidden in this dinner (shh, don't tell the kids!).
Combine your love of potatoes and bread with this simple chowder recipe.
Who needs meatballs when you have bacon?!
These vegetarian enchiladas are full of fall's best flavors.
Give your staple chicken dish a makeover with fresh orange juice and grape tomatoes.
This simple spaghetti recipe is loaded with protein-rich Brussels sprouts and crunchy bacon.
Skip delivery—make your own pizza (store-bought dough included) with this spicy veggie and chorizo mixture.
This sweet and tangy rice dinner has it all—colorful veggies, fresh fruit, and sliced ham.
Revamp your boring ol' chicken dinner with this crispy, gluten-free version.
Turkey or chicken–take your pick—beef up this Mexican classic.
Coated with corneal, this baked fish is both healthy and delicious.
Squash, berries, and arugala give this classic chicken dish fresh flavor.
There's a good reason why pasta is a staple on busy weeknights—and this delicious ragu will be the perfect addition.
Turn pizza night into pita night with these easy, customizable pitas.
Tired of rice or pasta? Try this cheesy polenta instead!
Keep it simple on meatless Mondays with this beans and greens medley.
Breakfast for dinner has taken a whole new meaning with these egg tacos.
Spruce up this classic steak dish with this colorful (and flavorful!) relish.
Add this crispy pork into your weekly menu rotation—you can thank us later.
Grab your skillet and whip up this hearty (and mouthwatering!) meat and potato pie.
Because there's nothing better than a fuss-free sheet pan meal.
Sweet apples and Dijon-glazed pork are extra-flavorful after being charred on the grill.
Chicken meatballs, smothered in a comforting tomato sauce, taste even better on super-cute slider buns.
Pork kebabs get an extra dose of the Mediterranean thanks to a side of mint, parsley, cucumber, and feta couscous.
Heart-healthy whole-wheat pasta gets an added dose of flavor thanks to green beans and mushrooms.
Black beans, spicy chorizo, and melted Pepper Jack dress up zucchini boats.
Greek yogurt is the key to this tangy Greek-inspired chicken salad.
Shrimp burgers taste even better on a challah bread bun.
Your family's favorite pasta dinner will be ready in 30 minutes, from start to finish.
These melty shells (with a healthy serving of spinach!) is an elevated take on mac and cheese.
Farfalle gets a tasty upgrade with this nutty pesto sauce.
Topped with sweet, diced mango and jicama, these jerk wrap lettuce cups bring the various spices of Jamaican cuisine to family dinner.
Coconut shrimp will have your family feeling like they're on island time.
Puff pastry and ricotta cheese make roasted asparagus main dish worthy.
Feta and cucumber give this chicken and farro authentic Mediterranean status.
Forget the grill—perfectly seared, medium-rare steak comes together perfectly on your stovetop.
Seasoned chicken thighs over a bed of comforting orzo makes for a classic dinner dish.
These low-carb carrot pancakes are topped with a feta cheese and lime sauce.
Breakfast dinner has never been so zesty thanks to spicy poblano and sweet potato and ham hash.
Take fish and chips to the next level with this quick cod recipe.
These modified fajitas save on the carbs so you can splurge on dessert.
Zesty lemon, leeks, and peas make whole wheat pasta a whole lot more interesting.
Upgrade plain grilled chicken with a splash of balsamic vinegar and serve it over a bed of lentils, spinach, and green apples—this dinner is as healthy as it gets.
This chicken meatball soup, with notes of spiced ginger, will keep you warm all winter long.
Chinese take-out has nothing on this healthy and hearty sweet and sour pork recipe.
Simply sesame crusted chicken breasts pair perfectly with a zesty slaw.
Over a bed of yummy mashed potatoes, tender shrimp and sweet corn make the perfect meal.
These meatloaf sliders, flavored with cumin, cinnamon, and brown sugar, will be ready in a half hour.
This quick mac and cheese recipe can be made in a single skillet.
Skip the takeout and whip up this favorite in your own kitchen.
Make it a Meatless Monday with this healthy and quick meal.
This simple salmon is the perfect healthy, weeknight meal.
Each slice is piled high with toppings from your favorite sandwich. If you can't find Gruyere, try another Swiss-style cheese such as Gouda, Emmental or fontina for that same creamy taste and melt.
Take spaghetti to a whole new level in 30 minutes or less with spiralized butternut squash.
Mi spinach and bacon into your favorite seafood dish is an unexpected but delicious way to upgrade dinner.
In the mood for seafood? This quick and easy shrimp and rice combo will leave you craving seconds.
Looking for a quick meal on game day? Try this quick pasta recipe that Ayesha Curry loves to whip up for herself and NBA superstar husband Steph.
Busy night? You can toss together this semi-homemade, meatless main in no time at all.
Freshen up your dinner repertoire with pan-seared fish and pesto.
Get transported to Greece with this spin on the Asian staple.
Sweet summer peaches perfectly complement juicy, seared chicken breast.
Go Mediterranean with these easy shrimp foil packets.
Load up a baked potato with tons of heart-healthy ingredients.
Enjoy a low-calorie spin on Asian-inspired orange chicken.
These no-cook sandwiches are like summer in a roll.
A tailgate favorite gets the dinnertime treatment.
Give pork skewers big flavor with a sweet and savory glaze.
Wrap up these hearty lettuce cups for a healthy steak dinner.
Juicy plums lend sweetness to this savory summer dinner.
We're loving this low-carb dinner with super-easy clean-up.
Go Greek with this easy summer dinner idea.
Crispy bits of chorizo beat out croutons any day.
Spice up your typical salads with hearty ingredients and zesty dressing.
Mexican goes meatless with these sweet and smoky vegetarian fajitas.
This lightning-fast pasta only requires one pot—score!
Serve up Southern Italian pasta in under 20 minutes.
Cream cheese makes a quick velvety sauce with less saturated fat.
Combining avocados with sour cream and lime juice creates a zesty, creamy dressing for your nachos.
Eat your greens served atop a slice of chewy flatbread.
For the most tender meat, always slice tougher cuts of beef, like skirt and flank steak, against the grain.
Instead of making a classic flour-based white sauce that requires an extra pot and multiple steps, we melted milk and cheese in a bowl over the pasta pot for a creamy, couldn't-be-easier cheese sauce.
This simple salmon dinner is fast, fresh and filling.
This delicious recipe will easily convince you to make every day "Taco Tuesday."
Take steak dinner to a whole new level.
How can something so simple taste so right?
Looking for a healthy burger recipe? This one is super quick and easy to make, plus it's great for your heart.
Fish and sausage are the unlikely pairing you're about to fall in love with.
Line taco shells with lettuce leaves so the filling stays put inside.
The fresh ginger makes for a serious flavor kick.
Sprinkling the pan with cornmeal keeps the dough from sticking and gives the crust that crunchy pizza-parlor texture. Don't have any on hand? Place your pie on parchment paper instead.
Stirring balsamic vinegar into the cooked onions helps them caramelize and adds a rich glaze when layered on the bread.
Ready in 20 minutes, this quick soup is tasty and has major health benefits. Ginger helps fight inflammation such as arthritis, muscle soreness and migraines.
A good chili doesn't have to take all day: This recipe takes just 20 minutes.
This healthy meal gets a burst of flavor from Middle Eastern spices.
Smoky salmon patties get a zesty kick from spicy cucumber salad.
Typical chicken gets a boost from Asian-inspired ingredients like ginger and cilantro.
Grilled salmon pairs perfectly with an herby salad and lemony tzatziki.
This easy and delicious fish dish deserves a spot in your regular dinner rotation.
This simple, one-pot pasta is perfect for weeknights.
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