Dinner in our house is always a little hectic. Not that I am not prepared or organized, but because with all of back to school, after school, long work day schedules, I just don’t seem to have enough time on my hands.
This is a list of over 40 quick dinner ideas that I hope will help you battle some of the night time – time crunches you might be experiencing like we are. These time saving quick dinner ideas are ready from start to finish in under an hour.
Check out all of the amazing things you can make in a flash.
One of the best ways for our family of six to save money is by cooking in and not eating out. Our bills from going out to eat can exceed $100 or more. Eating in also has its advantages because you know exactly what is going into your meal. The only downfall is that cooking can be time-consuming.
Quick Dinner Ideas in under an hour
That’s why I went into search mode and found over 40 of the most amazing recipes for dinner, and they all take less than an hour to make. (Score!) You don’t have to heat up frozen dinners or order in, you can make these quick dinner recipes fast!
Not only that, but if you are going to tell me I can make an easy weeknight dinner and have dinner ready in under 30 minutes, you will be my new best friend! Check out all of the amazing recipes below.
Quick Dinner Ideas (Chicken)
Need a little protein in your diet? We’ve put together a great list of recipes with chicken that can be made from start to finish in under an hour.
These easy chicken dinner recipes are perfect for a busy weeknight.
Easy Baked Chicken Chimichangas
Quick Dinner Ideas (Beef)
Looking for something quick to make with beef? Check out this list of quick dinner ideas all made with beef.
Beef Kielbasa and Potato Skillet
Quick Dinner Ideas (Vegetarian)
Not all of us are carnivores, so I also added some great recipes for our leafy greens and vegetable only eating friends. The caprese pasta is AMAZING!
Quick Dinner Ideas (Pork)
I love a good pork recipe. These are some of the best, quick dinner ideas with pork. Which one are you ready to try first?
Quick Dinner Ideas (Fish/Seafood)
Looking for a few quick dinners that have fish or seafood? I love everything easy, and it’s a bonus if it’s salmon or seafood. Check out this great list of fish and seafood ideas below.
Chinese Steamed Eggplant with Shrimp Stir Fry
Quick Dinner Ideas (Ground Turkey)
I am a HUGE fan of subbing turkey in any meals that I can. I love that it’s so lean and full of protein. Check out these dinner ideas that can be made easily using turkey.
Make life easy with even more Quick Dinners Ideas
Don’t let dinner be a stressful event at your house. Make dinner a little faster with a quick dinner idea from this great list of recipes.
You might also like this list of Paleo Dinner ideas, or these 22 sheet pan ideas.
What are are your favorite quick dinner ideas? Do you have any that we should list here? Leave them below in the comments.