Tired of trying to decide what to have for dinner? Me too! That’s why I created this list of meal ideas that you can use anytime you can’t decide what to cook. The list is full of quick and easy dinner recipes that are family-friendly and don’t require a ton of time or ingredients….enjoy!
A Giant List of Simple Dinner Ideas
Let’s be honest…
Trying to figure out what to have for dinner at the end of the day is awful!
When everyone is tired and hungry (including you) it’s really hard to figure out what you should make.
Growing up, my mom would go to the grocery store almost every single day because she would wait until we decided what we wanted to have for dinner and then she would go buy the ingredients.
That was absolute insanity if you ask me, but it worked for her.
As a busy, working mom there is no way that I have time to run to the store every night before dinner.
Instead, I like to meal plan so I know a week or two ahead of time what we will be having for dinner each night.
Meal planning saves so much time and money and prevents us from wasting a ton of food.
Even though meal planning is helpful, you still have to have ideas for what to make for dinner in order to create your meal plan.
That is where this handy-dandy list comes in!
Below you will find over 100 ideas for quick and easy meals to make for dinner.
Don’t have time to scroll through the entire list right now?
Then go ahead and grab a copy here and get access to my entire printables library!
On to the list!
Simple Dinner Ideas (No recipe required)
This post has tons of recipes listed below (keep reading).
But I also know that sometimes you don’t really need a recipe, you just need some ideas for quick and easy meals.
These first few meal ideas are so simple, you already know how to make them and you don’t need a recipe.
What am I talking about? Things like…
Canned Soup and Grilled Cheese
BBQ Chicken Breast
Baked Chicken Breast
Egg Salad Sandwiches
Breakfast Burritos for Dinner
Bean and cheese burritos
Now! On to the recipes!
Quick and Easy Chicken Recipes
Beef Dinner Recipes
Easy Pasta Dinner Ideas
Vegetarian Dinner Ideas
Quick and Easy Soup Recipes
Instant Pot Recipes
What’s for dinner tonight?
There you have it mama! Remember to grab your list with links to all the recipes!