60 Fun & Easy Saturday Night Family Dinner Ideas
Are you looking for some fun family dinner ideas to help make Saturday night special? Check out our collection of over 60 great recipes! From easy recipes for a crowd to tasty kid-friendly favorites, there’s something here for everyone. So gather the family around and enjoy a delicious meal together!
Family-Friendly Saturday Dinner Ideas
Elton John was right – Saturday night is alright! In fact, it’s better than alright -It’s my favorite night of the week.
The long week is over, and it’s finally time to gather the troops for some quality time together as we enjoy a family dinner.
But what to make?
Well, I’m a child of the 80’s and in 1984 Debbie Deb said “Weekends were made for fun,” and I have to agree. (Cue cheesy 80’s song)
Instead of serving the same ol’ thing this weekend, why not try one of these fun and easy dinner ideas that everyone will love?
From kid-friendly casseroles to crowd pleaser favorites, this list is full of easy dinner recipes to make your meal memorable.
Fun Saturday Night Dinner Ideas
DIY Ta-Cones: Taco Cones
Transform your traditional taco night into an exciting Mexican Fiesta on even the busiest of evenings with these delectable Taco Cones! Not only are they deliciously creative, but you can also prepare them ahead for a truly effortless meal. Your family will be delighted by this fun and flavorful way to enjoy tacos together!
Sloppy Joe Mac and Cheese Biscuit Bombs
Turn these two classic American comfort foods into a neat and tidy bundle of deliciousness! These Sloppy Joe Mac and Cheese Bombs made with canned biscuit dough are sure to become a family favorite.
Get ready to embark on a culinary journey of flavor with pizza rolls! These chewy, bite-sized morsels are just as satisfying as your classic pizza - but they're even more fun to eat. Filled with tomato, mozzarella and oregano, you can customize these delicious delights by playing around with different fillings according to your own tastes. So go ahead: take the plunge and try something new for dinner tonight!
Chicken Rasta Pasta
This Jerk Chicken Rasta Pasta is fun to say and delicious to eat! It’s creamy, lightly spicy and full of flavor, chicken and veggies. Everyone will love this quick dinner idea.
The Ultimate Loaded Baked Potato Board
This loaded baked potato board is a family friendly meal idea that is fun to serve on game day and on busy weeknights. Serve it charcuterie style on a lazy susan board with toppings, seasonings, and dips and enjoy a delicious spread everyone will love to dig into! The perfect DIY dinner for picky eaters.
Tacos in a Bag
These Tacos in a Bag, also known as "walking tacos, " are a fun and easy way to get your taco fix. It's a great meal for birthday parties, camping, game day, Cinco de Mayo, and Taco Tuesday! They are portable, and there are no dishes to wash!
Taco Sloppy Joes Recipe
These Taco Sloppy Joes are the perfect mix of two dinnertime favorites and are a fun family dinner! They’re a crowd favorite.
Ground Beef Philly Cheesesteak Sliders
One of our favorite sandwiches made in mini form, Philly cheesesteak sliders are delicious, flavorful, and sure to satisfy your pickiest eaters. And making them with ground beef makes this an affordable way to feed your hungry family.
Sheet Pan Chili Nachos
Everyone in your family is sure to become a fan of these easy weeknight nachos; they are packed with homemade chili, cheese, and all your favorite toppings. Give them a try tonight for an unforgettable dinner!
Healthy Burger Bowls
These healthy burger bowls combine all the flavours of a classic burger in a low carb, easy to prepare bowl. They are gluten free, dairy free, and easily customizable for everyone to enjoy!
Chicken Fajita Tacos
These Chicken Fajita Tacos are a fun, family-friendly dinner idea. Serve with your favorite toppings in a soft tortilla or crunchy taco shell.
Easy Stuffed Crust Pepperoni Pizza Muffins
These stuffed crust pizza muffins are filled with a fun surprise. Stuffed with melty mozzarella cheese and all your favorite pizza toppings. A great weekend dinner idea to please your family.
Baked Spaghetti Cups
Transform spaghetti, marinara sauce, cheese and meatballs into a fun yet effortless meal that everyone will be sure to enjoy - baked spaghetti cups with meatballs! Perfect for family dinners, these handheld treats are gluten-free and guaranteed to bring smiles all around.
Easy Loaded Baked Potato Soup Bar
Make dinner fun and exciting for the whole family with this delicious baked potato soup bar! Everyone will love being able to customize their soups by adding all sorts of mix-ins and toppings they prefer.
Pizza Crescent Ring
Make dinner more fun with this pizza crescent ring. This recipe is easy to make, and the whole family will love it.
Easy Shredded Chicken Parmesan Sliders
Everyone will love eating chicken parm in the form of a slider. This easy-to-make recipe is the perfect easy weeknight dinner.
Chicken Shish Kebab Wraps
These chicken kebab wraps are fun, tasty and very customisable. The taste is absolutely amazing and it’s so easy to make too. Add your favourite toppings and create a wrap both adults and kids will love.
Homemade Corn Dogs Recipe
The best corn dogs can be made from scratch in your own kitchen using this simple Homemade Corn Dogs Recipe! Perfectly golden brown with just a touch of sweetness, these corn dogs are a delicious treat you can make at home at a fraction of the cost.
Dill Pickle Pizza
Experience a unique combination of flavors with this Pickle Pizza! Our carnival-style recipe starts with an Alfredo sauce base, then incorporates dill weed and garlic for a creamy flavor that pairs flawlessly with pickles. Every bite will remind you of the delectable pizza served at the Calgary Stampede - try it now to taste what everyone is talking about!
Cap'n Crunch Chicken Fingers Recipe
This fun and delicious recipe for Capn Crunch Chicken Fingers will have the kids asking for this again and again. Adults love it too as it is not surprisingly too sweet and served with a tangy mustard sauce.
Hot Dog Bar
Make Saturday night dinners special with a hot dog bar! Get creative and build it up with your favorite toppings. Everyone in the family will be able to customize their own meal, so everyone will be sure to enjoy this fun and delicious dinner idea. Quick tip -cook the hotdogs in the slow cooker for the perfect solution if you're feeding a crowd.
Pizza Bagels in Air Fryer
Air fryer pizza bagels are a fun and easy family dinner idea. Very customizable and quick to make, they are perfect for those nights when you don't feel like cooking a big meal.
Mini Shepherds Pot Pies
Transform the traditional shepherd's pie into an irresistible mini version with these simple muffin tin recipes! With just a few ingredients, you can have delicious Mini Shepherds Pot Pies that are sure to be a hit.
Loaded Doritos Nachos With Ground Beef
Get the party started with these Loaded Doritos Nachos With Ground Beef! Perfect for the weekend these nachos are packed with tons of tantalizing toppings that will take your taste buds to a whole new level.
Creamy Burrito Casserole
If you're searching for an enjoyable and unique dinner idea to try this weekend, look no further! Our creamy burrito casserole is layered with a delicious combination of meat, cheese, tortilla shells and peppers - it's practically like eating Mexican lasagna. So gather your family around the table; it's sure to be a tasty hit!
Crock-Pot Baked Potatoes and Topping Ideas
Nothing is easier than crock pot baked potatoes. All you need to do is provide a variety of toppings and allow everyone to customize their meal with this DIY baked potato bar.
Loaded Nacho Tater Tot Casserole (Totchos)
For an enjoyable, tasty weekend feast look no further than tater tot nachos! This scrumptious meal is comprised of crunchy layers of tater tots, cheese, protein and veggies creating the perfect indulgence for your Saturday night.
Chicken Pot Hand Pies
Chicken Pot Hand Pies are a fun way to serve everyone's favorite meal! Enjoy chicken pot pie wrapped up in its own little pastry!
Million Dollar Chicken Casserole
Casserole has a creamy, rich sauce baked with tender pieces of chicken and then topped with buttery ritz crackers, which makes this meal taste like a million bucks!
Taco Soup (Easy 7 Can Recipe)
Put an easy spin on tacos with this tasty taco soup! Featuring seven canned ingredients, this one pot meal is easy and delicious. Make it interactive by giving or assigning everyone a can to contribute!
This at-home recipe for DIY poke bowls is a fun idea for the entire family. Provide a variety of fresh vegetables, and proteins for everyone to create their own custom masterpiece.
Honey Garlic Shrimp Skewers with Pineapple
These honey garlic shrimp skewers with pineapple are so fun to eat! With sweetness from the pineapple and honey sauce, these skewers taste great with rice and make a healthy dinner that's sure to please.
Easy Instant Pot Pizza Sloppy Joes
These instant pot Pizza Sloppy Joes are a fun twist on the traditional favorite. And since it’s a one-pot meal, cleanup is a breeze.
Easy Cheesy Stuffed French Bread
Kid-approved Cheeseburger Stuffed French bread is easy to make and fun to eat. Slice into hand-held pieces and serve with chips or fruit.
Broccoli, Ham and Cheese Pop Tarts Recipe
Make these Broccoli, Ham and Cheese Pop Tarts in just 30 minutes for a comforting yet fun dinner meal for the family. These are the best savory pop tarts and dinner on the go ever!
Devour this delicious New Orleans-style Shrimp Po-Boy sandwich, teeming with succulent, fried shrimp and heaped with shredded lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and mayo. With minimal effort to make it yourself at home for Saturday night dinner or the week ahead - you won't regret this flavorful treat!
Perogy Pizza Recipe (Boston Pizza copycat)
This Perogy Pizza is a copycat of Boston Pizza's Spicy Perogy Pizza. It's topped with quick and easy cactus cut potatoes, sour cream, bacon, cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, tamed jalapenos and green onions!
Cheesy Sloppy Joe Hand Pies
Set aside for a moment any negative Sloppy Joe experiences you've had in your life because these hand pies are about to change your mind about what a sloppy joe can be. Saucy, savory sloppy joe filling and sharp cheddar cheese are tucked inside croissant-like pastry pockets that are buttery, flaky, and absolutely delicious.
Easy Chicken Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls
A hearty chicken bacon cream cheese mixture is baked inside a refrigerated crescent roll round. The end result is a super fun and simple dinner idea that everyone will love.
Sheet Pan Taco Bake
Treat your family or a crowd to the ease and deliciousness of Sheet Pan Taco Bake! This one-pan taco dish is accompanied by a buttery puff pastry crust and versatile toppings, making it ideal for any meal. Say goodbye to complicated tacos on Taco Night - Sheet Pan Taco Bake will make dinner time simple yet scrumptious!
Walking Taco Casserole Recipe
If you're searching for an incredibly flavorful and easy-to-make dinner that requires minimal prep time, look no further than this Walking Taco Casserole! It only takes 10 minutes to prepare and it's brimming with protein from the taco meat. The Fritos give a delightful salty crunch which makes this dish perfect for weekend dinners - your family won't be able to get enough
Loco Moco - Hawaiian Burger with Brown Gravy
Craving for a hearty and scrumptious meal? Look no further than loco moco, Hawaii's beloved dish! It's even fun to say it! A succulent beef patty drenched in savory gravy and crowned with a fried egg are served atop steamed rice - the perfect flavor explosion that will leave you feeling satisfied.
Carne Asada Taco Bar
A Carne Asada Taco Bar is fun for entertaining but also just a great family dinner!
Pineapple Shrimp Luau
Transform dinnertime into an exotic paradise with my Pineapple Shrimp Luau! This delicious dish is easy to make and will bring smiles of joy to your dinner table - guaranteed!
Easy Chicken Gyros
Chicken Gyros are an easy Greek dinner you can make quickly at home! Tender marinated chicken thighs are grilled to perfection then thinly sliced and stuffed into a pita sandwich.
Pepperoni Pizza Pockets
These homemade pepperoni pizza pockets are a great make-ahead meal or snack. Serve them with a side of marinara sauce for dipping!
Ultimate Crescent Roll Taco Ring
Ultimate Crescent Roll Taco Ring – This isn’t just any old taco ring, it’s filled with corn chips, guacamole, sour cream, cheese and tomatoes – easy and delicious, ready to serve a crowd!
Philly Cheesesteak Sliders with Ground Beef
These Philly cheesesteak sliders are so easy to make. They’re the perfect family friendly recipe!
Easy Chicken Nachos Recipe
When it comes to Nachos, I want mine to be loaded! This Chicken Nachos recipe starts with perfectly seasoned shredded chicken and ends with an empty tray and a table of very full and happy family members.
Easy Vegan Sushi
This homemade vegan sushi recipe is SO tasty and just perfect for beginners to learn how to roll sushi easily. You can put all your favorite ingredients into your perfect custom roll that the whole family can enjoy!
Easy Doritos Nacho Bake
Don’t let the simple ingredients fool you: this oven baked nacho recipe will quickly become your family’s favorite! Let everyone dress it up with their favorite toppings then sit back and fill up on this quick & easy meal!
Taco pinwheels are a fun little dinner idea for the entire family! The fixings of a taco are rolled up into puff pastry and baked to perfection.
Texas Toast Sloppy Joes
Texas Toast Sloppy Joes are deliciously, finger-lickingly, over the top. Enjoy this comfort food classic any day of the week.
Blackened Chicken Taco Bar
When it’s time to provide a meal for your family my Blackened Taco Bar is just what you need to turn dinner into a fun and festive fiesta!
Easy Cast Iron Skillet Pizza
A simple cast iron skillet pizza takes just 22 minutes to make – faster than delivery! This delicious easy pizza has a very crispy crust (thick or thin – your choice) and no pizza stone is needed.
Buttery Glazed Donut Burger
Everyone loves a good burger... but when you use glazed donuts for the bun? That makes it way more fun and it tastes delicious!
Pizza Joes - A pizza-inspired take on Sloppy Joes!
This fun take on sloppy joes was inspired by all the wonderful things you love about pizza. Pizza Joes are a great family-friendly, 30-minute meal option!
Hawaiian Roll Turkey Pesto Sliders
Hawaiian Roll Turkey Pesto Sliders is a fun, shareable one-pan recipe that is filled with flavor! All you need is a skillet or baking sheet and a few ingredients to make these little turkey sliders.
How to Make Sushi
Kid-friendly sushi is a dish that is both delicious and fun to make. The whole family can get involved with this tasty recipe.
Easy Tortilla Pizza
Personal, thin crust pizza made with tortillas, delicious pizza sauce and part-skim mozzarella. Just set out a variety of everyone's favorite pizza toppings and enjoy!
The Best Saturday Night Dinner Ideas
I hope these easy Saturday night dinner ideas have given you some inspiration for creating a delicious and memorable meal that the whole family can enjoy.
From vegan sushi to kid-friendly tacos, there’s something here for everyone! With these simple recipes, it’s easy to make an amazing meal that your loved ones will love. So gather around the table tonight and get cooking – it’ll be a fun evening full of great food and fun conversation!