50 Best quick dinner recipes – the detailed list

In the busy life of the nowadays people, there is not much time people can spend on cooking meals, especially dinners, as they have to go out for working all day long, and when they come back home, everything they desire to do is just lazily lying on a bed and enjoy music. However, being a woman, the empty stomach of her husband and her little child is the most hateful thing she needs to address. And as a woman always desires to enjoy a harmony atmosphere among family members, learning how to prepare a quick yet nutritious dinner is always a great solution after a hard and long working day.

Best Quick Dinner Recipes – The Most Delicious Dishes For Family Meals At Night:

In this article today, I would like to reveal some of the best quick dinner recipes that are very delicious, easy to make at home, and good for health. The best quick dinner recipes in this article are:

1. Quick Italian Skillet Dinner

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This is the very first out of the best quick dinner recipes that I would like to introduce in this entire article and want you and my other readers to learn and make use for good!

Dinner within just half an hour – and just one pot to clean! Combine Italian sausage with rice, vegetable juice, diced tomatoes, onions, and peppers for a meal that is better than anything you would make from a box!”

Ingredients:

  • 1 (14.5 ounces) can Diced Tomatoes 
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 pound Italian sausage
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 
  • 1 1/2 cups instant rice
  • 2 cups Vegetable Juice from Concentrate

Directions:

  • In large skillet cook sausage until no longer pink, four to six minutes. Drain off excessive fat. Add onion and green bell pepper; cook until crisp.
  • Add vegetable juice and diced tomatoes; cook and stir until mixture boils. Remove from heat and stir in rice.
  • Cover and allow it to stand six to eight minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
  • Sprinkle with cheese; cover and allow it to stand until cheese is melted.

2. Double Quick Dinner Rolls

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This is an easy, tasty dinner roll to prepare – no shaping needed. You might want to double the recipe after all as it is one of the best quick dinner recipes you will ever see.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tbsps vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsps white sugar
  • 1/4 cup dry potato flakes
  • 1 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 2 1/4 tsps active dry yeast

Directions

  • Dissolve yeast in warm water in a large bowl. Add vegetable oil, onion powder, salt, egg, potato flakes, sugar, and one cup of the flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in remaining flour. Continue to stir it until smooth, scraping batter from sides of the bowl.
  • Cover and wait for the dough rising in a warm place until doubled, about twenty to thirty minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease twelve muffin cups.
  • Punch down dough. Spoon dough into twelve greased muffin cups, filling each ½ full. Allow it to rise until the batter reaches tops of cups, or about twenty minutes.
  • Bake in a preheated 400 degree F(200 degrees C) within about fifteen minutes. Serve right away.
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3. Miss Betty’s Super Quick Dinner Rolls

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These 3 ingredient rolls are very simple and quick! This is actually a wonderful last minute addition to any meal.

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsps mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup self-rising flour

Directions

  • If you do not use nonstick muffin pan, grease five cups of a regular muffin pan. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, mayonnaise, and milk. Spoon into the five prepared muffin cups.
  • Bake within fifteen minutes in the preheated oven, or until nicely browned and puffed.

In fact, this is also among the best quick dinner recipes that people should add to the daily meals!

4. Shipwreck Dinner

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It is not pretty but, is a tasty, kid-friendly, and busy-night meal. It is not ‘gourmet,’ but it is hot filling and simple to make. The preparation time is generally limited to how quick you can opener works and how hard it is to unwrap the meat. The big bonus is that it is a full one-pot meal without chopping, unless you desire.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 tsp seasoned salt, or to taste
  • 1 cup frozen corn 
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 (14.5 ounces) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (7.25 ounces) package cheese and macaroni mix
  • 1 pound lean ground beef 

Directions

  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef and stir well in the hot skillet until crumbly and browned, about five to seven minutes.
  • Stir cheese and pasta mixture from the cheese and macaroni package into the beef. Add peas, milk, tomatoes, and corn to the beef mixture; stir the ingredients well. Bring the mixture to a boil, cook at a simmer until the noodles are tender, about twelve minutes after reducing the heat to medium-low and placing a cover on the skillet.
  • Season the dish with seasoned salt. Stir about ½ of the Cheddar cheese into a dish to melt. Use the remaining cheese to top the dish.

This is in brief one of the best quick dinner recipes that people can make at home with ease.

5. Southern Skillet Dinner

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This would be a wonderful dinner for your family in a cold winter night. It is cheap and a great way for the kids to take in some veggies without any fuss. It is wonderful when being served with butter and warm bread.

Ingredients

  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 (10 ounces) can peas, drained
  • 1 (10 ounces) can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 2 (10.5 ounces) cans cream of mushroom soup
  • 3 (15 ounces) cans sliced potatoes, drained
  • 2 pounds ground beef

Directions

Over medium heat, brown beef in a large skillet. Drain fat, and return skillet to stove. Stir in peas, corn, cream of mushroom soup, and potatoes. Sprinkle with pepper and salt. Cover, and simmer over low heat for ten to fifteen minutes.

This is actually also one out of the healthiest and quick dinner recipes that a lot of people in the world love and will make use to reduce the risks of many health issues.

6. New Year Day Dinner

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Another one on the list of the best quick dinner recipes that I would like to reveal in the entire article today and want you and my other readers to learn and consider trying once is the New Year day dinner – an interesting dish.

Happy New Year’s Day! Start the year off right with a meal cabbage and of pork for luck! Serve with spaetzle and noodles.

Ingredients

  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth, divided
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp caraway seeds
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1/2 head cabbage, shredded
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 pound boneless pork, cut into thin bite-size pieces
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil

Directions

  • Over medium heat, heat vegetable oil in a skillet; cook and stir pork in hot veggie oil until browned, within about ten minutes. Take the pork to a bowl. Heat butter in the same skillet; stir while cooking cabbage until wilted, within about five minutes. Stir onion into the cabbage and cook until the onion is translucent; often stir it and allow it to stay for another 5-minute period.
  • Sprinkle veggies with caraway seeds and season with black pepper and salt; pour half a cup chicken broth into skillet. Adjust the heat to medium-high and cook until the broth has nearly evaporated; pour the one cup broth remaining into skillet. Return pork to skillet, add green and red bell peppers and cover; cook until peppers start to soften, within about ten minutes.

7. Baked Italian Chicken Dinner

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Another out of the best quick dinner recipes that I would like to reveal in this entire article and want you and my other readers to learn and remember to try is the baked italian chicken dinner.

This is one of the simplest and most requested recipes. It is easy to make, and the ingredients are simple to find and buy.

Ingredients

  • 1 (.7 ounces) package Italian dressing mix
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 4 potatoes, diced
  • 1 (10 ounces) package frozen broccoli
  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into cubes
  • cooking spray

Directions

  • Spray a 13×9-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • Spread potatoes, broccoli, and chicken pieces into the prepared baking dish, respectively. Season with the Italian dressing mix after drizzling melted butter over ingredients in the dish.
  • Bake in preheated oven until the potatoes are tender and the chicken is cooked through, within about 45 – 60 minutes.

8. Dinner Party Salad

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This is the best and simplest salad I have ever eaten! And in fact, it is also one of the best quick dinner recipes you should try at home right tonight!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup grated Romano cheese
  • 1 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 3 romaine hearts, chopped into bite size pieces
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tbsp distilled white vinegar
  • 3 tbsps lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup olive oil

Directions

  • Mix the vinegar, lemon juice, vegetable oil, olive oil, garlic, and salt in a bowl. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat, and cook the almonds until lightly browned.

·         In a large bowl, toss the Romano cheese, blue cheese, lettuce, and toasted almonds. Pour in dressing, and toss to coat.

9. Aunt Fannie’s Dinner

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This is a quick and simple to make dinner so that it is one of the best quick dinner recipes. This goes great with a salad and garlic bread.

Ingredients

  • 1 (15 ounces) can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 cup stewed, diced tomatoes
  • 1 (8 ounces) can tomato sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/2 cup uncooked elbow macaroni

Directions

  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for eight to ten minutes or until al dente; drain.
  • Over medium heat, in a large skillet, saute the ground beef within about five minutes. Add the onion and saute within about five to ten more minutes. Season with salt, garlic powder, and pepper to taste. Add the cooked macaroni, stewed or diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, and corn. Stir well and allow to heat through, about five to seven minutes.

10. Cheesy Tuna Dinner

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This quick, one-pan dinner is made with green peas, tuna, cream of milk, mushroom soup, and Minute Rice topped with shredded Cheddar cheese.

Ingredients

  • French fried onions or crushed potato chips (optional)
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups White Rice, uncooked
  • 1 cup frozen green peas, thawed
  • 2 (6 ounces) cans tuna, drained, flaked
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 (10.75 ounces) can condensed cream of mushroom soup

Directions

  • Mix milk and soup in medium saucepan. Bring to boil on medium heat, stir it frequently.
  • Add peas and tuna; mix well. Return to boil.
  • Stir in cheese and rice; cover. Reduce heat to low; cook within five minutes. Stir until cheese is melted. Garnish with crushed potato chips or canned French fried onions just before serving, if desired.

11. Sausage Steamed Dinner

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This is one pot dinner with root vegetables, cabbage, and sausage – Hearty and Easy – Great on a cold winter night! You should serve it with a crusty farmhouse type bread or cornbread.

Ingredients

  • 1 quart water
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper, or to taste
  • 1 tsp salt, or to taste
  • 1 large head cabbage, quartered
  • 2 onions, cut into large chunks
  • 6 carrots, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 6 turnips, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 1 rutabaga, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 4 large potatoes, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 2 pounds ham hocks
  • 2 1/2 pounds smoked sausage

Directions

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add ham hocks and sausage, and cook for ten to fifteen minutes (to reduce the amount of fat). Drain, and set aside.
  • In a large pot, carrots, turnips, rutabaga, arrange potatoes, and onions. Quarter cabbage with core intact, and add to the pot. Season with pepper and salt. Place ham  and sausage on top. Pour in water. Seal pot with aluminum foil, then cover with a tight fitting lid.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer within about half an hour, or until the veggies are tender.

12. Easy Kielbasa Skillet Dinner

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The house always smells wonderful while this very delicious, filling meal is cooking. It can make kielbasa worth stocking up on when it goes on sale and uses cheap/ basic ingredients overall. Vary the veggies depending on what is available to you. For instance, add/replace broccoli with a can of peas and/or corn, etc. If you like a little heat, sprinkle some hot sauce on top after it is cooked. This one out on the list of the best quick dinner recipes should be made for about four servings, but it almost always turns out to be splited into two large servings between you and your boyfriend. You may love to crisp up/brown the kielbasa slightly before adding the veggies.

Ingredients

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 3 potatoes, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 head broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1 (16 ounces) package kielbasa sausage, sliced
  • cooking spray

Directions

  • Spray 1 large skillet with cooking spray and use medium-low heat to cook it. In the hot skillet until translucent, cook and stir onion within about five minutes. Add kielbasa; fry until the sausage is lightly browned, stir it occasionally, and allow it to stay within about five minutes more.
  • Stir potatoes and broccoli into sausage mixture; season with pepper and salt. Cook, without stirring, until broccoli starts to soften, about fifteen minutes. Stir mixture and continue to cook until veggies are tender completely, ten to fifteen minutes more.

Cook’s Note:

  • Skin could be left on potatoes if you love doing this. Scrub skin well first.
  • Add 1 or 2 cloves of garlic along with onion for more flavor. Onion could also be omitted altogether.

13. Grandmother’s Pork Chop Dinner

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This was my grandmother’s recipe. I thought I would share with other people and you would, too. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. This recipe could be adjusted to serve any number of serving according to your family needs.

Ingredients

  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 potatoes, peeled and cut into thick slices
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 4 pork chops
  • 1/4 pound bacon

Directions

  • In a large, deep skillet, place the bacon with a lid to cover, and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until cooked through but not crispy within about six minutes. Remove and set aside the bacon from the skillet.
  • Sear the pork chops until browned on each side.
  • Place the potato slices, pork chops, and onion into the skillet, and pour the water over the ingredients. Cover the skillet, bring it to a boil over medium heat, adjust the heat to lower, and simmer until the potatoes are tender within about half an hour. Sprinkle with pepper and salt, and serve.

14. Debbie’s Zucchini Skillet Dinner

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This is very good to make when you have a bumper crop of zucchini. However, fresh zucchini could be purchased year round. Simple and fast to make! This would be great with a salad and crusty bread.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese, or to taste
  • 1 (28 ounces) can whole peeled tomatoes
  • 2 cups seashell pasta
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 (8 ounces) cans tomato sauce
  • 2 small zucchini, cubed
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound ground beef chuck

Directions

  • Over medium-high heat, heat a large skillet; cook and stir garlic and beef in skillet until beef is evenly browned, crumbly, and no longer pink within about ten minutes. Drain and discard any excessive grease. Stir in zucchini, tomato sauce, oregano, and basil; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until the zucchini is tender within fifteen minutes. Season with black pepper and salt.
  • At the same time, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook shell pasta in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, within about eight minutes. Drain.
  • Stir whole tomatoes and pasta into zucchini mixture, breaking up tomatoes using a spoon. Continue to simmer until heated through, within about twenty minutes more. Toss with Parmesan cheese.

15. Nana’s Sausage Dinner

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This is also one of the best quick dinner recipes that I would like to introduce in this entire article and people should learn to make at home.

This is actually my great grandmother frequently served this simple and super quick dish. I usually omit the onions for my family and use vegetarian sausage links for my portion.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups mashed potatoes
  • 1 (10.75 ounces) can condensed tomato soup
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 8 links pork sausage

Directions

Set a deep skillet over medium heat and use cooking spray to coat. Add sausages and cook until browned. Remove the sausage from the pan and set them aside. Add the onions to the skillet; cook and stir until they become tender. Pour in the tomato soup and bring to a simmer. Return the sausages to the skillet and allow them to be simmered in the soup for half an hour. Serve over mashed potatoes.

16. Last Minute Chicken Dinner

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This is great for those crazy days whenever you do not have much time. It is actually a great, one pot meal under thirty minutes.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 tsp dried basil
  • 1/4 tsp dried marjoram
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • 2 cups frozen broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots combination
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 (10.75 ounces) can condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1 pound skinless boneless chicken breasts, cut into cubes
  • 4 potatoes, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsps vegetable oil

Directions

Over medium high heat, heat oil in large frying pan. Cook potatoes, stirring frequently until tender-crispy. Stir in chicken, and cook until no longer pink. Reduce the heat to medium. Stir in condensed soup, garlic powder, onion, and milk. Arrange vegetables on top, and sprinkle with basil, marjoram, and parsley. Cover, and simmer over low heat until chicken is cooked through, and veggies are tender within about five minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in Parmesan.

17. One-Pan Chicken Dinner

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This is one of the very delicious and easy quick dinner recipes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 (.6 ounces) packet zesty Italian salad dressing mix
  • 6 red potatoes, cut into chunks
  • 2 (15 ounces) cans green beans, drained
  • 3 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, halved

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • Put chicken breasts in a single layer in the center of a baking dish with the size of 9×13-inch. Pour green beans to one side of that baking dish. Spread potatoes out on the other side of the dish.
  • Sprinkle dressing mix over potatoes, beans, and chicken; drizzle butter over the top. Use aluminum foil to cover baking dish.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until the chicken breast flesh is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, within about 60 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C) at least.

18. One Dish Vegetarian Dinner

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This is also of the easiest quick dinner recipes if you live alone. Leftovers heat well in the microwave. This dish is delicious and filling.

Ingredients

  • 1 (6 ounces) can sliced black olives
  • 1 large head fresh broccoli, blanched
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (16 ounces) package penne pasta

Directions

  • Cook pasta in large pot with boiling salted water until al dente. Drain well.
  • Over medium heat, in a medium skillet, cook garlic in olive oil, being careful not to allow garlic to burn.
  • Add the cooked broccoli to in a large bowl, cooked and drained pasta, as well as black olives.
  • To serve, pour garlic oil over vegetables and pasta. Serve warm.

19. Outstanding Chicken Dinner

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This is actually a great taste for chicken – easy and quick to make! Boneless chicken breasts might also be used. My mom gave me this dish, and when I tasted the cream sauce she made for the chicken – WOW – I could not wait for the whole meal! If there are any ingredient that you do not like; for example, artichoke or mushrooms, then you just need to omit them. It is the sauce that is the stunning aspect – and not the traditional “canned soup” sauce!!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 (10 ounces) can artichoke hearts, drained and sliced
  • 4 bone-in chicken breast halves, skinless
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 (8 ounces) package button mushrooms, chopped
  • 2 tbsps unsalted butter

Directions

  • Over medium heat, melt 2 tbsps. of butter in a large skillet. Saute mushrooms in butter until tender. Remove from the skillet and set it aside. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  • Add the chicken flesh into the skillet, and pour the broth over it. Cover, and simmer within twenty minutes over medium heat, or until the chicken flesh is cooked through. Reserve half a cup of broth from the pan, and save or discard remaining broth for other use times. Remove the chicken to a baking dish with the size of 9×13 inch, and top with artichokes.
  • Melt the remaining half a cup of butter over medium heat in a skillet, and whisk in flour until smooth. Stir in the half a cup of reserved broth gradually, and half and half cream. Cook, stirring constantly, until thickened, within about five minutes. Turn off the heat, and stir in the salt, pepper, rosemary, and Parmesan cheese. Pour the sauce over the chicken in the baking dish. Place sauteed mushrooms on the top.
  • Bake uncovered within about half an hour in the preheated oven. Allow it to stand for about 5 minutes before serving to let the sauce thicken.

20. Meandus’ Easy Dinner

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Can you brown ground beef, and open 2 – 3 cans? If you are lazy, then this one is for you – one of the best quick dinner recipes that you can make at home within a very short time period and without facing any difficulty.

Ingredients

  • pepper to taste
  • salt to taste
  • 1 (10 ounces) can canned whole kernel corn
  • 12 frozen hash brown patties, thawed
  • 1 (14.5 ounces) can French cut green beans
  • 1 pound ground beef

Directions

Over medium-high heat, place the ground beef in a skillet. Cook and stir until evenly browned. Drain off grease. Transfer the beef to a soup pot or large saucepan. Stir in the corn and green beans. Break hash brown patties into pieces, and stir them in. Cook until thoroughly heated. Season with pepper and salt.

21. Wonderful Raspberry Walnut Dinner Salad

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This is a healthy and tasty salad. It has simple to find ingredients, it is simple to make, and it tastes as a gourmet. Try to use a red/romaine leaf mixture; it is especially good in this salad! You can try adding grilled chicken strips to this dish to get a filling main dish.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 (8 ounces) bottle raspberry walnut vinaigrette
  • 1 avocado – peeled, pitted and diced
  • 4 roma (plum) tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 (8 ounces) package sweetened dried cranberries
  • 1 (10 ounces) package mixed salad greens, rinsed and dried

Directions

In a large bowl, toss together the tomatoes, sunflower seeds, cranberries, and salad greens. Add vinaigrette, top with avocado (and chicken strips, if desired), and serve.

22. Creamy Rice, Spinach And Chicken Dinner

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A flavorful, hearty skillet supper combines chicken breast strips flavored with spinach, fresh tomatoes, quick-cooking brown rice, and Italian-inspired seasonings. Before serving, the dish is topped with Parmesan cheese.

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsps KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1 (8 ounces) package baby spinach leaves
  • 4 ounces PHILADELPHIA 1/3 Less Fat Cream Cheese, cubed
  • 2 cups instant brown rice, uncooked
  • 1 1/2 cups fat-free, reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into wide strips
  • 1/4 cup KRAFT Roasted Red Pepper Italian with Parmesan Dressing

Directions

  • Oven on medium-high heat, heat dressing in large deep skillet or Dutch. Add chicken; cook within three minutes. Add broth; bring to boil. Stir in rice; return to boil. Cover. Reduce heat to medium; simmer within five minutes.
  • Add cream cheese; cook two to three minutes or until melted, and stir it frequently. Add spinach. (Pan would be full.) Cook, covered, until the spinach is wilted or within about one minute. Stir gently to mix in spinach.
  • Remove pan from heat. Allow it to stand, covered within five minutes. Stir in tomatoes and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

23. Quick Fideo

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This is a tasty Mexican variation of fideo, Mexican spaghetti.

Ingredients

  • 3 thin strips of green bell pepper
  • 1 cube beef bouillon
  • 2 tbsps onion powder
  • 2 tbsps ground cumin
  • 1 (8 ounces) can tomato sauce
  • 3 cups hot water, or as needed
  • 1 (16 ounces) package fideo noodles
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsps garlic powder, divided
  • 3 tbsps dried minced onion, divided
  • 1 pound ground beef

Directions

  • Over medium-high heat, heat a large skillet. Cook and stir beef, 1 tbsp. garlic powder, one tbsp. dried onion, black pepper, and salt in the hot skillet until beef is crumbly and browned, within five to seven minutes; drain and discard grease. Transfer beef to a bowl.
  • In the same skillet, heat canola oil over medium heat; cook and stir fideo noodles in the hot oil until they are browned, within about three to five minutes. Add ground beef and the sufficient amount of hot water to cover the noodles; stir in cumin, 1 tbsp garlic powder, 2 tbsps dried onion, onion powder, salt, tomato sauce, beef bouillon, green bell pepper, and black pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until noodles are tender, within about ten to fifteen minutes.

24. Quick Chick

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Chicken simmered with soy sauce, mushrooms, onion, and celery. This is a quick meal my children have always named as ‘popcorn’ chicken. Serve with rice, if you want. In fact, this is also among the most delicious and best quick dinner recipes you should try at home tonight to give your husband and children a big surprise!

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsps soy sauce
  • 1 (4.5 ounces) can mushrooms, with liquid
  • 2 onions, sliced, separated into rings
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves – cut into one inch pieces
  • 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil

Directions

  • Over medium high heat, heat oil in a medium skillet. Saute chicken until all sides are well browned, then stir in the mushrooms, onions, celery, with soy sauce and liquid.
  • Cover skillet and bring to a boil; reduce heat to low and simmer within fifteen minutes or chicken is cooked through and until celery is tender.

25. Quick Chili

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This recipe is perfect for a cold day! Add some chili powder for an extra kick of spice.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 tsps chili powder, or more to taste
  • 1 (1.25 ounce) package chili seasoning
  • 1 (15 ounces) can diced tomatoes
  • 3 (6.5 ounces) cans tomato sauce
  • 1 (32 ounces) can chili beans
  • 2 pounds ground beef, or to taste

Directions

  • Over medium-high heat, heat a large skillet. Cook and stir beef in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, five to seven minutes; drain and discard grease.
  • Stir chili seasoning, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, chili beans, and chili powder into the beef; bring to a boil.

26. Quick Cassoulet

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This is a wonderful combination of smoked sausage, beans, and veggies in a simple one skillet meal. We have been making this so long I cannot even remember where I first got the recipe. It is a staple when my family goes camping. My friends and my teenage daughter love it. Serve with a French bread green salad.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 (14.5 ounces) can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 (15 ounces) can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15 ounces) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 pound smoked sausage, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil

Directions

  • Over medium-high heat, heat oil in a large skillet. Add the onion, carrots, celery and garlic; cook and stir for about 5 minutes, until the onion is transparent. Add the sausage to the skillet, and cook for 5 more minutes to brown.
  • Pour in the tomatoes, cannellini beans, and kidney beans and season with the salt, pepper, thyme, and bay leaves. Cover, and reduce the heat to low. Simmer within ten minutes, stirring occasionally until veggies are tender.
  • Remove bay leaves and discard. Sprinkle parsley over the top, and serve.

In fact, this is also among the most delicious and best quick dinner recipes you should try at home tonight to give your husband and children a great dinner without having to spend too much time and efforts!

27. Quick Jambalaya

quick dinner recipes -quick jambalaya

This quick and easy recipe would fill up your family with tasty jambalaya flavors without spending hours in the kitchen.

Ingredients

  • 6 cups hot cooked long grain white rice
  • 1/2 pound large raw shrimp, peeled, deveined
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp hot pepper sauce
  • 1 (28 ounces) can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp butter or margarine
  • 1 (14 ounces) package Smoked Sausage

Directions

  • Cut sausage into 1/2-inch slices. Melt butter in a five to six quart pan over medium-high heat. Add red bell pepper, green bell pepper, sausage, onion, and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, five minutes or until the sausage is lightly browned and the veggies are soft.
  • Stir in crushed red pepper flakes, black pepper, pepper sauce, tomatoes, and salt to taste. Bring to a boil; add shrimp. Cook three minutes or until shrimp are cooked and opaque in the middle.
  • Gently stir in hot rice and cook three to five minutes or until heated through.

28. Quick Oyakodon

quick dinner recipes -quick oyakodon

This dish is very simple to make and very Japanese. It reminds me of dishes I have ordered in Japanese restaurants. You could be able to add Korean hot sauce if you like it a little bit spicy.

Ingredients

  • 6 snow peas, thinly sliced
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 4 green onions, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 skinless, boneless chicken breast half – cut into strips
  • 1/2 cup shiitake mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsps brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup uncooked short-grain white rice

Directions

  • Bring the water and the rice to a boil in a saucepan; reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the liquid has been absorbed and the rice is tender, within about twenty to twenty five minutes.
  • In a small saucepan, bring the chicken stock to a boil. Stir in the brown sugar and soy sauce until the sugar has dissolved. Reduce heat to low; keep warm.
  • In a skillet over medium heat, cook several tbsps. of the chicken sauce. Cook and stir the shiitake mushrooms and onion in the sauce until the onion has softened, about three minutes. Add the green onions, chicken, and some more tbsps. of the sauce; continue cooking until the chicken is no longer pink in the centre within about five minutes more. Spread the chicken mixture evenly over the skillet; pour the beaten egg overtop. Reduce heat to medium-low and sprinkle with the snow peas. Cook and stir until the egg is no longer runny and has firmed, about three minutes.
  • Spoon the egg mixture evenly overtop after dividing the rice between 2 bowls and. Pour additional chicken sauce over the rice to serve.

29. Quick And Simple Alfredo Sauce

quick dinner recipes -quick and simple alfredo sauce

I experimented with this until I discovered a quick, inexpensive, and simple to make Alfredo sauce combination – the secret is cream cheese and also one of the best quick dinner recipes people should ever try!

Ingredients

  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 6 ounces grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 tsps garlic powder
  • 1 (8 ounces) package cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup butter

Directions

Over medium heat, melt butter in a non-stick, medium-size saucepan. Add garlic powder and cream cheese, stirring with wire whisk until smooth. Add a little at a time, milk, whisking to smooth out lumps. Stir in pepper and Parmesan. Remove from heat when the sauce reaches desired consistency. The sauce would thicken rapidly, thin with milk if cooked for a too long time period. Toss with hot pasta to serve.

30. Quick Gnocchi

quick dinner recipes -quick gnocchi

This is a simpler version of an Italian favorite, using immediate mashed potatoes. This recipe could be double, tripled with ease, etc. I make multiple batches, and freeze. To freeze, put on cookie sheets until they are frozen, and then put into plastic bags. You can eat this dish with your favorite spaghetti sauce.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup dry potato flakes

Directions

  • In a medium-size bowl, place potato flakes. Pour in boiling water; stir until blended. Allow it to cool.
  • Stir in pepper, egg, and salt. To make a fairly stiff dough, blend in enough flour. Turn dough out on a well floured board. Knead lightly.
  • Divide dough in half. Shape each part into a long thin roll, the thickness of a breadstick. Cut into bite-size pieces using a knife dipped in flour
  • Place some gnocchi in boiling water. As the gnocchi rise to the top of the pot, use a slotted spoon to remove them. Repeat until all are cooked.

31. Contadina Quick Bolognese Sauce

quick dinner recipes -contadina quick bolognese sauce

For a fast weeknight dinner, this Bolognese sauce with veggies and ground beef, beef broth or wine is a perfect dish for your family on the go.

Ingredients

  • Cooked pasta
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 (28 ounces) can Crushed Tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup Fat Free & Lower Sodium Beef Broth, or white and red wine
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrots
  • 1/2 cup sliced celery
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 3 ounces bacon, chopped
  • 1 pound lean ground beef

Directions

  • Brown beef, carrots, celery, onion, and bacon in a large saucepan over medium-high heat until crisp and browned, about ten minutes.
  • Add broth; simmer until scraping browned, evaporated bits from bottom of pan.
  • Stir in milk and tomatoes. Simmer until sauce is thickened over medium-low heat, within about fifteen minutes. Serve over pasta.

32. Quick Garlic Breadsticks

quick dinner recipes -quick garlic breadsticks

Start with hot dog buns to make this a quick addition to your weekday Italian dinners.

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsps margarine, softened
  • 4 hot dog buns, split
  • 1 tsp dried basil, crushed
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsps grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • Stir together the basil, garlic powder, and Parmesan cheese in a small bowl; set aside. Preheat an oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  • Stir together the basil, garlic powder, and Parmesan cheese in a small bowl; set aside. Spread the cut sides of the hot dog buns with margarine. Sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese mixture and put margarine-side-up onto a baking sheet.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until it is golden brown, within about ten minutes.

33. Quick Yeast Rolls

quick dinner recipes -quick yeast rolls

This simple yeast roll recipe was given to me by my Grandmother. I used it 2 years ago in our state fair and received first place. In fact, this is one of the most favorite quick dinner recipes of my own and I would like to ask you and my other readers to learn and apply right tonight!

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 (.25 ounces) package active dry yeast
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 3 tbsps white sugar
  • 2 tbsps shortening

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  • In a large bowl, mix the hot water, sugar, and shortening. Allow to cool until lukewarm, and mix in the yeast until dissolved. Mix in the flour, egg, and salt. Allow the dough to rise until doubled in size.
  • Grease eight muffin cups. Divide the dough into the muffin cups that you prepared before, and allow to rise again until doubled in size.
  • In the preheated oven, bake until a knife inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean or within ten minutes.

Footnotes

Aluminum foil could be used to keep food moist, make clean-up easier, and cook it evenly.

34. Quick Chicken Paella

quick dinner recipes -quick chicken paella

Chunks of chorizo and chicken slices are cooked with a colorful blend of vegetables until just done, then blended with broth and white rice for one of the best quick dinner recipes for weeknight dinners of the family.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 (10 ounces) bag Birds Long Grain White Rice, cooked according to package directions
  • 1 (1 ounce) package taco seasoning blend
  • 1 (14 ounces) bag Recipe Ready Mixed Vegetables
  • 2 links chorizo sausage, thinly sliced
  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut in bite-sized pieces
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil

Directions

  • Over medium-high heat, heat oil in large nonstick skillet and cook chorizo and chicken, stirring frequently, until chicken is almost or within eight minutes.
  • Stir in taco seasoning and Recipe Ready Mixed Vegetables and cook, stirring occasionally, within about five minutes or until veggies are tender.
  • Stir in prepared chicken broth and rice; heat through. Season, if desired, with pepper and salt.

35. Quick And Simple Monkey Bread

quick dinner recipes -quick and simple monkey bread

This is a very simple bread to make. Monkey bread also has been known as Bubble Bread and Pull Apart Bread.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 tsps ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 (3.4 ounces) package instant butterscotch pudding mix
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 24 ounces frozen dinner roll dough

Directions

  • Several hours or the night before, grease and flour a nine to ten inch tube pan. Mix pudding mix and brown sugar together. Mix cinnamon and white sugar together. In pan a layer at a time, place frozen dinner rolls. Sprinkle pudding mix and brown sugar over first layer of rolls. Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar mixture over the brown sugar and pudding mixture. Spread half the melted butter and nuts over first layer. Repeat with the next layer.
  • Do not cover. Place on counter overnight. Next morning, bake in a preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven within half an hour. Allow it to stand for about 5 minutes and turn pan over onto serving platter.

36. Quick And Easy Chicken Piquant

quick dinner recipes -quick and easy chicken piquant

This recipe is a variation on traditional chicken piquant which is spicy Cajun chicken. This comes together fast and would be perfect to serve with white rice. In fact, this is also among the most delicious and best quick dinner recipes you should try to give your family members a delicious and nutritious meal at night!

Ingredients

  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tbsps drained capers
  • 2 tbsps red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup diced sweet pickles
  • 1 (10 ounces) can diced tomatoes with green chile peppers
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 (16 ounces) package boneless, skinless chicken breast tenders
  • 1/2 tsp Creole seasoning
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

Directions

  • Mix Creole seasoning and flour together in a shallow bowl. Dredge chicken through the flour mixture, shaking of the excessive flour.
  • Over medium-heat, heat oil in a skillet. Cook chicken in the hot oil until browned, within about two minutes per side. Add diced tomatoes with vinegar, capers, pickles, green Chile peppers, and garlic to chicken; simmer until chicken is no longer pink in the center, within about ten minutes more.

37. Quick Chinese Chicken Salad

quick dinner recipes -quick chinese chicken salad

Chicken salad is a perfect dish to serve making use of leftover chicken breast. With this great salad, the dinner would be very fast for you, and you do not have to turn on the oven.

Ingredients

  • 2 medium-size cooked chicken breast halves, shredded, skinned, and boned.
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro or parsley
  • 1 (16 ounces) package mixed salad greens, washed and drained
  • 1 tsp Oriental sesame oil
  • 2 tbsps vegetable oil
  • 3 tbsps Kikkoman Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar

Directions

  • Combine sesame oils, sugar, vinegar, vegetable, and soy sauce in large bowl, stirring until sugar dissolves.
  • Add cilantro and salad mixture, tossing to coat all pieces.
  • Add chicken; toss to combine. Serve immediately.

38. Quick Brussels And Bacon

quick dinner recipes -quick brussels and bacon

This is one of the best quick dinner recipes that could be consider a flavorful side dish for everyday dinner, but nice enough to serve for Thanksgiving!

Ingredients

  • 1 (16 ounces) thawed and halved package frozen Brussels sprouts
  • 3 shallots, chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 slices bacon

Directions

  • Over medium-high heat, cook the bacon in a large skillet until crisp; drain on crumble and paper towels.
  • Over medium-high heat, heat the olive oil in a large skillet. Cook and stir the onion in the oil until soft; add bacon, stir, and cook until the bacon is heated through. Add the Brussels sprouts and cook and stir until they are browned, within about seven to ten minutes.

39. Quick Baked Chicken Parmesan

quick dinner recipes -quick baked chicken parmesan

In this lighter version of chicken Parmesan I, bake lightly-breaded chicken breasts in the oven and skip the pan-frying in oil, and then top with cheese and sauce. My family is not big on lots of cheese and sauce, so I just use a little to increase the taste of your dish. Feel free to add more if you like, but it is great as-is. Serve chicken over pasta with more sauce.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 cups spaghetti sauce
  • 6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 6 tbsps grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups bread crumbs
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup water
  • canola oil cooking spray

Directions

  • Spray a baking dish 9×13-inch in size with cooking spray. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • Whisk egg and water together in a bowl until smooth. Combine bread crumbs, 2 tbsps Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, thyme, basil, and oregano in a separate bowl.
  • Dip each chicken breast within the egg mixture, allowing excessive egg to drip back into bowl. In bread crumb mixture, coat each chicken breast shaking off excessive bread crumb. Repeat dipping each coated chicken breast in the egg mix and the bread crumb mix to get a double-coating and present it on the prepared baking dish. Use cooking spray to spray breaded chicken breasts.
  • Bake in the preheated oven within about forty minutes. Over each chicken breast, pour spaghetti sauce and top each with remaining Parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese. Continue baking until the cheeses are melted and the chicken is no longer pink in the middle, within about fifteen minutes more. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the centre should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C) at least.

40. Oatmeal Grapefruit Quick Bread

quick dinner recipes -oatmeal grapefruit quick bread

A zippy, zingy new oatmeal bread. Tart and sweet at the same time! This is actually one of the most delicious quick dinner recipes that I would like to introduce in this article and you should try at home.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 1/4 cups grapefruit juice
  • 1 egg
  • 1 2/3 cups rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup margarine, softened
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 4 tsps baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

Directions

  • Sift together baking powder, flour, salt and soda into a large mixing bowl.
  • In a medium bowl, mix butter or margarine together with honey until creamy. Add to flour mixture along with the walnuts, grapefruit juice, egg, and oats. Stir together until smooth and pour into a lightly greased 9×5 inch loaf pan.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C)
  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) within about 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.

41. Quick Mediterranean Chicken

quick dinner recipes -quick mediterranean chicken

Upon arriving home from running errands all day, I realized that I had not taken anything out of the freezer, so this is what I would like to end up with my family’s dinners. Try it yourself. This is actually one of the best quick dinner recipes that I would like to introduce in this entire article that I want you and my other dear readers to learn and try at the comfort of your own home right today evening.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Greek-style vinaigrette with feta
  • 1 (14.5 ounces) can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 (10 ounces) can black olives, drained
  • 1 (15 ounces) can green beans, drained
  • Greek seasoning to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 (6 ounces) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • olive oil as needed

Directions

Over medium-high heat, heat some oil in a saute pan. Place the frozen chicken breasts in the pan, and season with Greek seasoning, salt, and pepper. Cook until the chicken has fully cooked and lightly browned. Add the vinaigrette, tomatoes, olives, and green beans. Cover, and simmer within ten minutes to heat the veggies.

42. Quick Chili I

quick dinner recipes -quick chili i

Easy chili with beans could be made as spicy or mild as desired. It is even better the next day.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp hot pepper sauce
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 2 tbsps white sugar
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 2 tbsps chili powder
  • 1 (15 ounces) can pinto beans
  • 1 (15 ounces) can kidney beans
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 (8 ounces) can tomato sauce
  • 2 (14.5 ounces) cans Italian-style diced tomatoes
  • 1 (14.5 ounces) can diced tomatoes
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 2 pounds ground beef

Directions

  • Within a large stock pot lightly brown ground beef, and drain if necessary.
  • Add garlic and onion and cook until onion is translucent.
  • Add diced tomatoes, tomatoes, with pepper, salt, kidney beans, water, tomato sauce, chili peppers, sugar, cumin, chili powder, pinto beans, and hot sauce. Simmer within half an hour and then serve.

43. Quick Catfish Fillets

quick dinner recipes -quick catfish fillets

A quick, simple, and flavorful family dinner recipe using catfish filets. This dish is especially tasty served with a banana and citrus salsa.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup oyster sauce
  • 2 tbsps olive oil
  • 4 (6 ounces) fillets catfish
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour

Directions

  • In a bowl, mix the pepper, salt, and flour. Dredge the catfish fillets in the flour mixture to lightly coat.
  • Over medium-high heat, heat the olive oil in a large skillet, and cook the catfish fillets within three minutes on each side, until golden brown. Reduce heat to medium-low, and brush the fillets with oyster sauce. Cover skillet, and continue cooking until fish is easily flaked with a fork or within about five minutes.

44. Quick Seafood Enchiladas

quick dinner recipes -quick seafood enchiladas

This recipe came about the night I realized I forgot to buy chicken for the enchilada recipe on the enchilada sauce can’s back. Fortunately, I had some shrimp in my freezer.

Ingredients

  • 6 (8 inch) flour tortillas
  • 1 (10 ounces) can green chile enchilada sauce
  • 2 tsps lime juice
  • 2 tsps chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (4 ounces) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 pound cooked shrimp – peeled, deveined and chopped

Directions

  • Stir cilantro, garlic, cream cheese, shrimp, and lime juice in a skillet over medium heat until shrimp are heated through or cream cheese is smooth, within about five to seven minutes.
  • Divide shrimp mixture evenly onto each tortilla. Tightly roll tortilla around the filling to form an enchilada. In baking dish, arrange enchiladas seam sides down.
  • Pour enchilada sauce over tortillas.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • Bake in preheated oven until bubbly, within about twenty minutes.

45. Joan’s Quick Chili

quick dinner recipes -joan's quick chili

This is one of my family most favorite quick dinner recipes. It is also great on a cold, busy night. You should serve with sour cream and cheese.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsps chili powder
  • 1 (15 ounces) can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 (15 ounces) can kidney beans, undrained
  • 1/2 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 tbsps canola oil

Directions

Over medium-high heat, heat oil in a large skillet. Cook and stir garlic and beef in hot oil until completely browned, five to seven minutes.

Stir bell pepper, onion, and kidney beans with the beef mixture. Pour tomato sauce over the beef mixture; season with salt and chili powder. Stir the mixture so that the sauce coats everything; reduce heat to low, and cook, stir occasionally, until the chili thickens within forty five minutes.

46. Quick Mango Chicken Curry

quick dinner recipes -quick mango chicken curry

I made up this one-pot curry 1 night when I came home after work with a hungry and empty stomach. I wanted to whip up something fast to prepare yet exciting. It mixes sour, spicy, sweet, and savory flavors and very simple to make within just an hour. You could augment it with extra veggies if you want. Correct seasoning, adding more mango juice if too tart or too spicy. Serve over hot basmati rice.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 2 tbsps tomato paste
  • 1 cup mango nectar
  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into cubes
  • 1 tbsp water, or as needed
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced (optional)
  • 1 large onion, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
  • 3 tbsps vegetable oil

Directions

  • Over medium heat, heat oil in a deep skillet or wide-bottomed saucepan; cook and stir bell pepper and onion within the hot oil until bell pepper is tender and onion is translucent, within 5 – 10 minutes.
  • Combine ginger, black pepper, cayenne pepper, garlic, paprika, and curry powder in a bowl; stir in water until paste-like. Add curry paste to the onion mixture.
  • Mix chicken in the onion mixture until chicken is coated in the curry paste; cook and stir until chicken is browned lightly on all sides, within about five minutes.
  • Stir vinegar, tomato paste, and mango nectar into chicken mixture. Reduce heat and simmer until chicken is no longer pink in the center and the sauce is thickened, about fifteen minutes.

47. Quick And Spicy Spaghetti Squash

quick dinner recipes -quick and spicy spaghetti squash

This one is good and it is actually also one of the most delicious quick dinner recipes for every family to try after a hard-working and busy day.

Ingredients

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 tbsps chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tbsps olive oil, divided
  • 1 spaghetti squash, halved and seeded

Directions

  • Coat the inside of squash with about 1 tbsp olive oil. Place squash, on a baking sheet (cut-side down).
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • Bake in the preheated oven until squash is tender within about half an hour. Cool squash within about ten minutes.
  • Shred the inside of squash with a fork and take it to a bowl. Add remaining salt, red pepper flakes, parsley, olive oil, and pepper to shredded squash and toss to coat.

48. Quick Sherry Chicken

quick dinner recipes -quick sherry chicken

This dish is very simple and easy! It is perfect to be served with rice or pasta.

Ingredients:

  • 8 small white onions, peeled
  • 1/4 cup dry sherry
  • 1 (10.75 ounces) can condense cream of mushroom soup
  • 2 tbsps vegetable oil
  • 1 (2 to 3 pounds) whole chicken, cut into pieces

Directions

  • In a large skillet, brown chicken in oil. Pour excess oil off.
  • Stir in sherry, undiluted soup, and whole onions. Cover. Simmer within about forty five minutes, or until done. Stir occasionally.

49. Quick Tofu Stir Fry

quick dinner recipes -quick tofu stir fry

This is a stir fry of tofu, noodles, and veggies. It is also one of the best quick dinner recipes you should try right tonight with your family.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup sweet and sour sauce
  • 1/3 cup plum sauce
  • 1/4 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 slice firm tofu, cubed
  • 1 slice firm tofu, cubed
  • 1 (3.5 ounces) package ramen noodles

Directions

  • Bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook ramen in boiling water, stirring occasionally, until noodles have cooked through but are still firm to the bite, two to three minutes. Drain.
  • Over high heat, heat olive oil in a large skillet. Place tofu on one side of the skillet and onion and pepper on the other side of the skillet. Cook tofu and stir until it is browned on all sides, within about one to three minutes. At the same time, cook and stir pepper and onion until caramelized, within about one to three minutes.
  • Stir ramen noodles into skillet; stir to combine pepper, onion, tofu, and noodles. Pour sweet and sour sauce and plum sauce over ramen mixture; cook and stir until heated through and well-combined, within about two to five minutes.

50. Quick And Easy Sausage Stuffing

quick dinner recipes -quick and easy sausage stuffing

This recipe has been made over and over for generations. It is very simple to make, taste delicious, and is one of the quick dinner recipes I love the most. It is also the last recipe I reveal in the article today. Try it yourself!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage 
  • 2 1/2 cups boiling water, or more if needed
  • 2 (6 ounces) boxes dry stuffing mix
  • 2 apples – peeled, cored, and diced
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup butter

Directions

  • Over low heat, heat butter in a skillet; cook and stir onion until slightly tender, within about five minutes. Add apples to onion and cook until apples and onion are tender, within five to ten minutes more.
  • Mix stuffing mix and boiling water together within a bowl. Cover bowl and allow it to stay until the water is absorbed, within about five minutes. Add more water if stuffing is too dry.
  • Over medium-high heat, heat a large skillet. Cook and stir sausage in the hot skillet until crumbly and browned, within about five to seven minutes; drain and discard grease.
  • Mix onion-apple mixture and sausage together with the stuffing.

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