50+ Easy Meals

Recipe By Tessa Arias
August 20th, 2014
A roundup of over 50 easy meals including quick weeknight recipes, slow cooker recipes, and one-pot recipes to help feed your family delicious food. Instead of sharing one recipe today,...

A roundup of over 50 easy meals including quick weeknight recipes, slow cooker recipes, and one-pot recipes to help feed your family delicious food.

50+ Easy Meal Recipes for Fresh Weeknight CookingInstead of sharing one recipe today, I’m sharing over 50 easy recipes. The recipes below are divided into major categories (chicken, beef, pasta, etc.) and are ALL weeknight-friendly. Whether that means 30 minutes or less, one-pot, slow cooker, or just 5 ingredients, I’ve collected all my favorite simple dinners from my blog and from around the food blogging community. The recipes are easy and many of them are fresh and fairly inexpensive so you don’t have to break the bank to get your family’s nutrients in.

I took the time to create this huge easy meals recipe roundup because SO many of you have told me that you struggle with planning easy meals for your family through the week. Now that it’s back-to-school time, that problem is even more challenging. I hope this will help you as you plan out your meals! Let me know if I’m missing any of your favorite recipes from other blogs, I’d love to add them in! One last note, the recipes are all found via the link below each picture. Please click over to that link to get the recipe and if you want to pin that recipe to Pinterest, please do it from that link so the pin points directly to the recipe!

Check out my Easy Grain Cooking Guide to add some whole grains to these recipes!

Chicken and Turkey

brown sugar citrus grilled chickenBrown Sugar Citrus Grilled Chicken

chicken with herb roasted tomatoesChicken with Herb Roasted Tomatoes

Spinach and Feta Stuffed Chicken - 30 minute recipe!Spinach and Feta Stuffed Chicken

Honey Lime Sriracha ChickenHoney Lime Sriracha Chicken

Slow Cooker Coconut Curry ChickenSlow Cooker Coconut Chicken Curry

Pepperoni Pizza Chicken Rollups from HandletheHeat.comPepperoni Pizza Chicken Roll Ups

Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken from Handle the HeatSlow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken

Chicken Enchilada Casserole - like a super simple Mexican version of lasagna!Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Pesto Cream Cheese Stuffed ChickenPesto and Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken

Favorite Weeknight Chicken Marinade RecipeFavorite Weeknight Chicken Marinade

Crispy Chicken Thighs - we loved this!!Crispy Chicken Thighs

Baked Chicken Pesto Parmesan - 25 minutes and 4 ingredients!Baked Chicken Pesto Parmesan

Turkey Lettuce Wraps - fresh, light, and takes less than 30 minutes to make!Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Tuscan Chicken SkilletTuscan Chicken Skillet from The Wanderlust Kitchen

Simple Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken WingsSimple Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Wings from The Slow Roasted Italian

Baked Chicken FajitasBaked Chicken Fajitas from Chef in Training

5 Ingredient White Chicken Chili5 Ingredient White Chicken Chili from Gimme Some Oven

chicken stir fry with oyster sauceGinger Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry from Barefeet in the Kitchen


Light and Creamy Lemon Chicken PastaLight and Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta

Creamy Pumpkin Prosciutto Rigatoni RecipeCreamy Pumpkin Prosciutto Rigatoni

Lemon Chicken Fettuccine One Pan Lemon Chicken Fettuccine from Diethood

Chicken Broccoli Shells and CheeseChicken-Broccoli Shells and Cheese from Diethood

One-Pot Caprese Pasta DinnerOne Pot Caprese Pasta Dinner

15 Minute Lasagna15 Minute Skillet Lasagna from Kevin and Amanda

20 Minute Greek Pasta with Chicken Recipe20 Minute Greek Pasta from The Wanderlust Kitchen

One Pot Cheesy Pasta & SausageOne Pot Cheesy Pasta and Sausage from The Slow Roasted Italian

Weeknight Chicken Penne AlfredoQuick Weeknight Chicken Penne Alfredo from The Kitchen is My Playground

One Pot Chili Mac and CheeseOne Pot Chili Mac & Cheese from Damn Delicious


ground beef tacos

Ground Beef Tacos

Southwestern Stuffed PeppersSouthwestern Stuffed Peppers

Easy Steak SaladEasy Grilled Steak Salad

15 Minute Korean Beef Bowl15 Minute Korean Beef Bowl from Damn Delicious

Slow Cooker Pot Roast with VegetablesSlow Cooker Pot Roast with Vegetables from Mom Endeavors

30 Minute Mongolian Beef30 Minute Mongolian Beef from Just a Taste

Slow Cooker Shredded Beef TacosSlow Cooker Shredded Beef Tacos from Gimme Some Oven


rosemary balsamic pork tenderloinRosemary Balsamic Pork Tenderloin

Sausage Potato Bake - one of my fave weeknight meals!Sausage Potato Bake

Slow Cooker Beer Pulled Pork - perfect for BBQ sandwiches!Slow Cooker Beer Pulled Pork

Parmesan Breaded Pork - SO crispy!Parmesan Breaded Pork

Herb, Garlic, and Dijon Pork TenderloinHerb, Garlic, and Dijon Pork Tenderloin

Slow Cooker Pork CarnitasSlow Cooker Pork Carnitas

One Pot Sausage and Pepper SkilletSausage and Pepper One Pan Pasta Skillet from The Wanderlust Kitchen

Pork Tenderloin with Pineapple SalsaPork Tenderloin with Pineapple Salsa from Nutmeg Nanny

Chipotle Pork TenderloinChipotle Pork Tenderloin from Shugary Sweets


Soy Ginger SalmonSoy Ginger Salmon

10 Minute Lemon Pepper Shrimp10 Minute Lemon Pepper Shrimp

Healthy Shrimp Tacos - quick and easy!Healthy Shrimp Tacos

Balsamic Glazed Salmon - super easy and healthy! From @handleheatBalsamic Glazed Salmon

Quick & Healthy One Pan Baked Salmon & Veggies

One Pan Baked Salmon & Vegetables from Mom Endeavors
Maple Barbeque Glazed Salmon

Maple Barbecue Glazed Salmon from Averie Cooks
Quick Broiled Ginger SalmonQuick Broiled Ginger Salmon from Baked Bree

Cilantro Lime Tilapia
Easy Tilapia Recipe with Cilantro and Lime from Food Faith Fitness


One Pan Mexican QuinoaOne-Pan Mexican Quinoa from Damn Delicious

30 Minute Vegetarian Pho30 Minute Vegetarian Pho from Oh My Veggies

Slow Cooker Lentil ChiliSlow Cooker Lentil Chili from Two Peas and Their Pod

Crunchy Cashew Thai Quinoa SaladCrunchy Cashew Thai Quinoa Salad with Ginger Peanut Dressing from Ambitious Kitchen

Zucchini and Cremini Street TacosZucchini and Crimini Street Tacos from A Spicy Perspective

Tessa Arias

About Tessa...

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

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    Robin — August 20, 2014 at 8:26 am

    Thank you for putting this together. Everything looks great. It helps with the endless question of “What should I make for dinner tonight?”

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    Gaby — August 20, 2014 at 8:32 am

    Fantastic dinner inspiration!!

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