Here's your one-stop shop for the greatest quick supper recipes! I'll teach you how to plan a stress-free week full of great yet wholesome meals the whole family will love, from lightning-fast dishes to bulk cooking on a Sunday.
PLAN YOUR DINNER RECIPES AHEAD
Have you ever struggled to finish a home-cooked meal by dinnertime? Or are you bored with your weekly routine? Thus, I've compiled a list of the finest supper ideas that are healthy, simple, and really tasty.
EASY DINNER IDEAS UNDER 30 MINUTES
These delectable yet fast supper options may be done in under 30 minutes! It means fewer ingredients and simpler cleanup.
Mediterranean Fish en Papillote: flaky baked cod and freshly cooked vegetables flavored with fresh Mediterranean tastes in 30 minutes!
Chicken Stir-Fry: This quick supper is packed with juicy chicken and colorful vegetables, and it's a 30-minute dish that the whole family will enjoy!
Shrimp Scampi: There's nothing like a classic shrimp scampi prepared in a delicious garlic butter sauce. And, indeed, it just takes 10 minutes to prepare!
Best Baked Chicken Recipe: This surefire baked chicken recipe takes only 25 minutes to make juicy and tender chicken breasts. Check out my collection of chicken marinades for additional quick marinade ideas!
Mediterranean Ground Beef Stir Fry: The nicest part about this quick stir fry dish is how adaptable it is! It also goes well with rice, couscous, and other grains.
Tuna Salad: This creamy and crispy tuna salad is usually a hit when you need something quick. You can also serve it with bread or lettuce wraps! If you want more greens in your diet, try this broccoli tuna salad.
Best Baked Salmon: In just 15 minutes, you can have deliciously soft fish covered in lemon garlic butter and fresh herbs.
Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps: This chicken lettuce wrap is ideal for a light yet filling lunch that can be prepared in less than 30 minutes!
DINNER IDEAS YOUR FAMILY WILL LOVE
Delight finicky eaters with these deliciously comfortable family dinner ideas! There are burrito bowls, pizza, and chicken dishes with a healthy, handmade twist.
Creamy Tuscan Chicken: Succulent chicken cooked in a creamy sauce with sun-dried tomatoes and spinach will be a dinnertime classic.
Chicken fajitas: perfect for a build-your-own-dinner night! You may also prepare my steak fajitas or shrimp fajitas instead of chicken fajitas.
Shrimp Fried Rice: Instead of ordering a Chinese takeaway, cook your own shrimp fried rice at home! It's really simple and tastes just as nice.
Pizza Stuffed Zucchini Boats: These stuffed zucchini boats provide a healthy twist to pizza! I'm pretty sure the kids will love it.
Meatballs: These luscious meatballs cooked in homemade marinara sauce are a family favorite, in my opinion.
Cauliflower Pizza Crust: Use this simple cauliflower pizza crust to enjoy pizza with a healthy twist! Also, everyone may be creative with their toppings.
Barbacoa Burrito Bowls: If you have a slow cooker, this barbacoa dish will save you time while still providing a lot of flavors. Combine cilantro lime rice, pico de gallo, beans, corn, and guacamole to make Chipotle-style bowls! If you like pigs, you'll adore this carnitas dish.
Chicken Broccoli Casserole (Whole 30): This chicken broccoli dish is a family favorite. And with a vegan Alfredo sauce, this one is ideal for dairy-free eaters.
AIR FRYER DINNER IDEAS
Nothing beats a quick meal made with only one piece of equipment—your air fryer!
Air Fryer Chicken Breast: This is a good air fryer recipe to have on hand. It produces incredibly juicy chicken that has been seasoned to perfection.
Chef's Kiss: The seasoned Dijon mustard coating on these salmon fillets is the chef's kiss. Additionally, they always come out moist with a lovely outside crust.
Lemon Pepper Air Fryer Chicken Wings: These crisp and juicy lemon pepper chicken wings will please everyone. And, sure, they are suitable for dinner or as an appetizer!
BEST DINNER IDEAS WITH CHICKEN
When it comes to dinner, there's no doubting our preference for chicken. I'll teach you how to make the best chicken meals with anything from chicken breast to chicken thighs!
Chicken Sheet Pan Greek: With good reason, this sheet pan chicken is one of my favorite dishes! Marinated chicken is roasted with fresh tomatoes, zucchini, red onions, olives, and crumbled feta.
Cajun Creamy Chicken: Prepare a batch of my homemade cajun spice, and this chicken meal is ready in no time! It's full of flavor and has a creamy sauce that goes wonderfully with mashed potatoes.
Chicken and rice in one pan: With Mediterranean spices, succulent chicken thighs, and zesty rice, this one-pan meal shines brightly.
Butter Chicken: I'll teach you how to make the silkiest curry sauce ever using the appropriate spices.
Cilantro Lime Chicken: To transform chicken thighs into a sticky, sweet, cilantro lime delight, whisk together cilantro, lime, spices, and a touch of honey.
Teriyaki Chicken: I'll teach you how to create the best teriyaki chicken ever using an actual homemade teriyaki sauce.
Balsamic Chicken: In the Balsamic Chicken recipe, juicy chicken thighs are marinated in a savory-sweet balsamic before being roasted with Brussels sprouts and red onions on a sheet pan.
White Chicken Chili: This one-pot miracle will warm you up on a chilly day.
Honey mustard : is your thing, you'll enjoy this addictively sticky, sweet, and delicious baked chicken!
EXCITING GROUND BEEF DINNER IDEAS
Don't throw away the pound of ground beef in your freezer. It cooks quickly, provides a lot of flavors, and can be stuffed or stacked into the coziest, freezer-friendly dishes.
Best chili recipe: There's never a bad moment to make a huge pot of beef chili. It's also extremely simple to make and ideal for meal prep!
Lasagna with Zucchini: This zucchini lasagna tastes exactly like the original, and it's packed with additional greens!
Stuffed Peppers: Stuffed peppers are a family favorite, so make a double batch and freeze some for later!
Shepherd's Pie: This is the ultimate comfort food, with ground lamb and veggies cooked in a flavorful sauce and topped with fluffy mashed potatoes.
Taco Soup: Experience all of your favorite tacos tastes in one soup! And, sure, this is a terrific pantry recipe.
Spaghetti Bolognese with Zucchini Noodles: The greatest bolognese sauce is created from fresh tomatoes and ground meat. To keep things light, courgette noodles are the ideal complement to this "pasta" dish.
FRESH AND LIGHT SEAFOOD DINNER IDEAS
When it comes to seafood for supper, the world is your oyster: there's salmon, flaky baked fish, juicy scallops, and, of course, those delightful tiny shrimp. Moreover, you just need a few simple ingredients to make them tasty!
Baked Cod: This simple approach ensures wonderfully flaky fish cooked in the tastiest garlic butter and herb topping.
Salmon Salad: Flaky baked salmon, crisp celery, red onion, radishes, and fresh herbs are all blended in the tastiest lemony dressing in this creamy salad.
Creamy Chipotle Shrimp: This quick one-pan meal is overflowing with zesty flavors and a spicy kick thanks to this homemade chipotle sauce.
Scallops with Citrus Ginger Sauce: This simple citrus ginger sauce is the greatest way to garnish scallops!
Dijon Baked Salmon: This is one of my favorite salmon meals! The Dijon herb spread is delicious, and the salmon comes out juicy and tender.
Garlic Grilled Shrimp Skewers: After marinating in an herbaceous, garlicky marinade, these grilled shrimp go perfectly with almost everything.
Orange Glazed Salmon: Covered in the tastiest citrusy sweet glaze, these fish fillets are an evening must-have.
SALADS FOR DINNER THAT HONESTLY KEEP YOU FULL
Do you believe a salad will fill you up? Consider again! Greens, excellent meats, and healthy fats abound in these meals.
Mandarin Chicken Salad: Tossed with a zingy lemon vinaigrette, this fresh and hearty salad is packed high with sweet mandarins, shredded chicken, avocado, and crunchy garnishes.
Ultimate Chicken Salad: Eat it straight from the bowl, on a sandwich, or wrapped in butter lettuce leaves.
Salmon Avocado Salad: For the finest salad ever, layer pan-seared salmon over a bed of lush greens, avocado, tomatoes, and red onions.
Broccoli Salad: This salad has the perfect balance of creamy and crunchy components.
Grilled cilantro lime chicken : is stacked with crisp lettuce, tomatoes, beans, corn, and a creamy avocado dressing in this Southwest chicken salad.
VEGGIE-HEAVY VEGETARIAN DINNER IDEAS
Sometimes the finest dishes are made using plant-based components and lots of vegetables. This is great for a meatless Monday or any day of the week!
Excellent Lentil Soup: This nourishing and flavorful soup is made with lentils, kale, mirepoix vegetables, roasted tomatoes, and herbs.
Zucchini Fritters: When it's zucchini season, these crisp and golden fritters are a must-make!
Caprese Zucchini Noodles: With this salad, a little pesto basil sauce goes a long way. Toss with fresh zucchini noodles, tomatoes, and mozzarella.
Falafel: These delectable balls of chickpea bliss are great in wraps, pitas, sandwiches, and even salads, especially when drizzled with tahini sauce.
Ultimate Vegetarian Chili: This flavorful, veggie-heavy chili is ideal for a hearty vegetarian supper.
THE BEST DINNER MEAL PREP
To conclude, I'm returning to my meal prep guide, where the foods themselves take center stage. Macro bowls, wraps, tacos, salads, and a basic combination plate are all options. Not to mention the sauces and garnishes for taste and freshness! Add hummus to a Mediterranean salad, or guacamole and creamy salsa to tacos!
START WITH A BASE
- Grain options include white rice, Mexican rice, and cilantro lime rice.
- Broccoli rice, cauliflower rice, cilantro lime cauliflower rice, zucchini noodles, or leafy greens are other vegetable options.
- Tortillas made with cassava flour
ADD IN PROTEIN
- Meats include slow cooker pulled pork, carne asada, or roast chicken, as well as this slow cooker entire chicken (which can be shredded!).
- Seafood options include garlic butter shrimp or plain shrimp.
- Lentils, chickpeas, or black beans are vegetarian options.
ADD IN VEGETABLES
- Roasted vegetables include roasted Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, broccoli, and butternut squash.
- Sautéed vegetables include garlic ginger bok choy, sautéed cabbage, green beans with shallots and lemon, and sautéed Swiss chard.
- Fresh greens such as cole slaw, vinegar cole slaw, or massaged kale salad
MIX AND MATCH DINNER IDEAS
Here are some ideas for combining your prepared components to make the greatest meal dishes!
- Tacos: Tacos with cilantro lime bacon slaw, pulled pork street tacos, carne asada tacos, or shrimp tacos.
- Salads: Salads include pulled pork with cabbage and arugula, warm sweet potato noodles with cabbage and lentils, and Mediterranean chickpea salad.
- Bowls: start with a foundation and pile on your favorite protein and veggies, similar to my carnitas burrito bowl.
- Zoodles: chicken, spinach, and parmesan zucchini noodles, Mexican chicken zucchini noodles.
50+ BEST EASY DINNER IDEAS
- 1 ½ pounds salmon
- ¼ cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
- ¼ cup Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon olive oil or avocado oil
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- salt and pepper
- Preheat your oven to 375°F. Then place the salmon on a parchment-lined baking tray and set it aside.
- Mix together the remaining ingredients in a small bowl and generously coat the top of the salmon.
- Bake the salmon for 18 to 20 minutes (depending on size and thickness), then slice it into individual portions and serve immediately.