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Simple Dinners to Take Back Your Weeknight

Updated December 13, 2019
You only get so much free time on weeknights—don’t waste it in the kitchen! These quick and easy dinner recipes will help you reclaim those hours you’d rather spend with your family and still get a tasty meal to the table.
Whether you’re breaking in your new Instant Pot®, dusting off your favorite slow cooker or craving a twist on a classic dinner, we’ve got you covered. We hand-picked these recipes with ease in mind, so you can focus on spending time with your family, not standing over the stove.

Between work, family and social events, getting a satisfying, homemade dinner on the table can sometimes be a difficult task. These weekday dinner ideas will give you peace of mind with their low prep and cook times.

It’s no secret—family dinners together are a tradition that’s here to stay. In recent years, studies have shown that a majority of families with children under 18 eat dinner together as a family six or seven times a week. Sharing a meal together is a great way to unwind, catch up on each other’s days and, of course, try out new recipes!

If you’re looking for a meal that requires fewer dishes and cleanup time, we recommend trying sheet-pan dinners like our Sheet-Pan Crescent Grilled Cheese or our Rosemary Chicken and Potato Sheet-Pan Dinner. Both meals only need 20 minutes of prep and just over an hour to cook!

Want to expand your dinner options? Browse our comprehensive list of dinner recipes and bring something new to your kitchen table this week.