What’s For Dinner Tonight?

Wondering “What’s For Dinner Tonight?” Here are some of our favorite easy dinner ideas! Get inspired by these one-pot meals, simple and delicious chicken dinners, quick and tasty casseroles, and more.

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Quick to prepare and quick to cook, this list has all kinds of dinner ideas for tonight — flavorful meals to make in a hurry. Make many of these dinners in a single pan for easy clean up!

Making dinner shouldn’t feel like a chore. There are a few things you can do to help make planning and cooking meals a breeze:

  • Stock Up: A pantry and fridge stocked with staples is the first stepping stone to easy dinners! Versatile ingredients to use in multiple recipes is key (for example, pantry items like chickpeas, beans, tomato sauce, dry pasta, and rice). Frozen vegetables and sauces also keep for months and are great for last minute meals! Find recipes that share common ingredients and make a grocery list.
  • Prep Ahead: Preparing certain ingredients in advance also goes a long way in making meal planning easier. Chopping vegetables, mixing sauces, and cooking proteins like chicken ahead of time means less work when the time comes to pull it all together.
  • Make a Game Plan: Sometimes it’s helpful to plan 2-3 larger, storage-friendly meals earlier in the week. These easily translate to leftovers for quick, easy lunches or even repeat dinners! Also choose a night or two for hands-free meals made in the slow cooker, so dinner is sorted even before you get home!

Easy Dinner Ideas for Tonight

Quick to prep and quick to cook, here's all the easy dinner inspiration you need!

Meet Ashley

My name is Ashley Fehr and I love creating easy meals my family loves. I also like to do things my way, which means improvising and breaking the rules when necessary. Here you will find creative twists on old favorites and some of my favorite family recipes, passed down from generations!

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  1. Kathy E. says

    Oh, I love posts like this! There are so many great, healthy choices here and I’ve pinned most of them for future reference. The hardest part is choosing which recipe to make first! Also, thank you for adding “jump to recipe” in a prominent place on each post…so helpful!

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