Simple dinner ideas are a busy mom’s best friend. We have 29 simple dinner ideas that you can make and serve in 20 minutes or less!
Let’s get real for a minute.
Life gets crazy busy during certain months of the year. It takes all we have to stay sane, so meal planning isn’t a top priority. I get it – trust me, I get it!
We are dragging our families to after school performances, sports practices and games, trying to keep our social lives together and then there’s the shopping, planning parties. Then we’ve got to squeeze in time to breathe and just take a damn shower.
With all the chaos we often forget to menu plan during the
controlled chaos and then the panic sets in when the kids ask “Mom, what’s for dinner?”. Our hearts sink and we begin to scour the pantry and fridge for something quick and simple to make.
Simple Dinner Ideas
This is when the essentials come in handy. Here are a few simple dinner ideas that are on the table in under 20 minutes:
A Pumpkin and a Princess – Parmesan Pumpkin Fettuccine Alfredo
Lexi’s Clean Kitchen – One Pan Moroccan Fish
Julie’s Eats and Treats – Zesty Sriracha Shrimp & Quinoa
A Mom’s Take – French Bread Pizza
A Mom’s Take – Easy Hawaiian Haystacks
I Am That Lady – 15 Minute Red Pepper and Kielbasa Sausage Recipes
Yellow Bliss Road – One Pot Cheesy Smoked Sausage & Pasta Skillet
Yellow Bliss Road – Super Sloppy Joes
Recipe Girl – Easy Skillet Lasagna
Pinch of Yum – 15 Minute Shrimp Scampi
Pinch of Yum – 20 Minute Ancho Chicken Tacos
Pinch of Yum – 20 Minute Healthy Chicken Parmesan
The Girl Who Ate Everything – Fajita Quesadillas
Damn Delicious – One Pot Zucchini Mushroom Pasta
Domesticate Me – 20 Minute Chicken Posole
Call Me PMC – 20 Minute Pork Chop Rice One Pot Recipe
Number 2 Pencil – Skillet Enchiladas
Six Sister’s Stuff – 20 Minute Skillet Pork Lo Mein
Well Plated – 20 Minute Healthy Ricotta Pasta
Baker by Nature – 20 Minute Spicy Sriracha Shrimp and Zucchini Lo Mein
Friday is Cake Night – 20 Minute Chicken & Rice Dinner
Domestic Superhero – 20 Minute Cheesy Veggie Pasta Bake
Mom On Timeout – 20 Minute Skillet Chicken and Spinach Parmesan
Upstate Ramblings – Quick Chicken and Mushrooms
Pint Sized Treasures – Easy Baked Taco Pie
Girl Makes Food – Pizza Quinoa
Gal on a Mission – Chicken, Broccoli, & Pasta Skillet Casserole
I Am That Lady – 4 Ingredient Roasted Red Pepper Chicken Recipe
Damn Delicious – Easy Beef and Broccoli
Now the vast majority of the dinner recipes here at MHR are done in 30 minutes or less. A few of our favorites are:
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