50+ Best Easy Dinners Recipes

by Sidney Yang – Updated Oct 13, 2021
50+ Best Easy Dinners Recipes
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Are you on the hunt for easy, last-minute dinner ideas? We’ve put together this list of the 50 best, easy dinner recipes we’ve got on Eatwell101. They cover everything: some are healthy recipes, some are a little more indulgent, some are vegetarian recipes, some are protein-packed—but they all shine by their simplicity. So here you have it! Our best, easy dinners recipes.

These easy dinner recipes are incredibly filling, especially if served with other sides. You can customize them to your taste with the spices and herbs you have at hand.

Scroll down and pick your faves among these effortless dinner recipes for busy weeknights. Enjoy!

Our Easy Healthy Dinner Recipes

Our Easy Healthy Dinner Recipes

How to get through the week with healthy meals that will make you feel good and satisfied? Try these healthy, fast recipes for dinner. From baked salmon to shrimp pasta, these easy dinner recipes are wholesome and delicious.

Tomato Spinach Chicken Pasta

You'll love the flavors!

Easy Garlic Shrimp Pasta with Spinach

Easy, buttery, garlicky shrimp recipe with spaghetti pasta on the table in less than 30 minutes. This garlic shrimp pasta with spinach makes a perfect weeknight dinner!

Baked Salmon in Foil with Asparagus and Lemon Garlic Butter Sauce

This baked salmon in foil with Asparagus and Garlic Butter Sauce makes an amazingly tasty dinner. The salmon recipe of your dreams!

Salsa Fresca Chicken Bake

This crazy good chicken breast bake with salsa Fresca is so quick and easy to make - a guaranteed hit for tonight!

Baked Shrimp and Broccoli Foil Packs with Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce

This baked shrimp foil pack meal is ready in under 30 minutes. Shrimp is seasoned to perfection with garlic and herbs. The easiest way to bake shrimp in your oven!

Easy Dinner Recipes for a Family

Easy Dinner Recipes for a Family

With recipes this easy, weeknights can be way less stressful. These family-friendly dinner recipes were tried and tested by all of our pickiest eaters!

Lemon Garlic Butter Chicken Baked with Asparagus

These oven-baked chicken bites with asparagus are quick to make and don’t require any frying. The baked chicken bites are so juicy, tender, and delicious you’ll eat them hot right off the sheet pan!

Garlic Butter Steak and Potatoes Skillet

The ultimate family-friendly dinner recipe around!

Cheesy Meatballs Casserole {Low Carb}

This low carb turkey meatball casserole recipe is absolutely fabulous if you're looking for a great low carb dinner option!

Creamy Spinach Chicken Gnocchi

This creamy chicken gnocchi recipe and spinach has to be the ultimate comfort food!

Fajita Chicken Breasts Casserole

This chicken casserole is packed with flavor and so quick to throw together!

CrockPot Tuscan Garlic Chicken Thighs With Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

This Tuscan crockpot chicken thighs recipe cooked in the slow cooker is packed with flavors and so easy to prep!

The Best Dinner Recipes with Steak

The Best Dinner Recipes with Steak

These easy steak dinner recipes will satisfy even the hungriest meat-eaters. Steak for dinner is definitely a classic but these recipes offer some amazing twists. Try these steak recipes asap!

Garlic Butter Steak Bites with Lemon Zucchini Noodles

These garlic butter steak bites with lemon zucchini noodles have so much flavor and are so easy to throw together!

Lemon Garlic Butter Steak and Broccoli Skillet

Tender and juicy pan-seared garlic butter steak strips make a quick and delicious meal for any day of the week!

Garlic Herb Butter Steak in Oven

This melt in your mouth roasted steak recipe is just what you need to celebrate the holidays this year!

10-Minute Sheet Pan Steak with Lemon Zucchini

This quick sheet pan steak recipe is an easy and delicious dinner ready in less than 30 minutes.

Sheet Pan Steak and Potatoes

Melt-in-your-mouth tender steak and crisp cheesy potatoes — An easy dinner ready in less than an hour.

15-Minute Pepper Steak Stir-Fry

You'll love this pepper steak stir-fry recipe: A restaurant-quality beef stir-fry you can make in less than 20 minutes, using simple and fresh ingredients.

Amazing Pork & Sausage Recipes for Easy Dinners

Amazing Pork & Sausage Recipes for Easy Dinners

Every one of these easy pork recipes can be whipped up in a cinch for dinner. We included recipes with sausage in this selection so you get the complete picture!

Garlic Pork Chops in Creamy Mushroom Sauce

These easy pork chops simmered in a creamy garlic and herb mushroom sauce are perfect for any night of the week.

Instant Pot Pork Chops with Green Beans

Pork chops for dinner? Yes please!

Garlic Butter Pork Bites with Lemon Green Beans

Ready in 30 minutes or less, this garlic butter pork bites and green beans skillet is a weeknight winner!

20-Minute Smoked Sausage and Potato Skillet

This smoked sausage recipe with potato is an easy weeknight meal sizzled in one pan.

Tomato Spinach Sausage Pasta Recipe

An easy dinner ready in 30 minutes.

Boneless Pork Chops in Creamy Garlic Spinach Sauce

These creamy boneless pork chops are packed with flavor - A perfect pork recipe for all of your family and friends to enjoy!

Easy Dinner Ideas with Soup!

Easy Dinner Ideas with Soup!

While we tend to serve soups as a light lunch or an appetizer, soup is a always great idea for dinner, especially for these chilly nights. You can prep soup for an easy dinner with leftovers from previous days or simply cook from scratch with simple, easy-to-find ingredients. You love these soup recipes for dinner.

Instant Pot Keto Tuscan Soup (Warm and Comforting)

This Instant Pot Tuscan Keto Soup recipe with Italian sausage is creamy and hearty. You'll enjoy every spoonful of this easy keto soup!

Healthy Zucchini Tomato Italian Sausage Soup

This Zucchini Tomato Italian Sausage Soup is delicious, nourishing and packed with healthy vegetables. easy healthy soup recipe Ever!

Hamburger Beef Soup {Low Carb / Keto}

This hearty hamburger beef soup recipe is loaded with good-for-you ingredients - Simmered to perfection and designed to satisfy!

Creamy Chicken Soup with Pasta and Spinach

This creamy chicken pasta soup is nutritious, easy and big on flavor. Try our chicken pasta soup recipe tonight, it's done in less than 30 minutes!

Chickpea Kale Tomato Soup {Vegan}

Comforting, nourishing and flavorful - This chickpea kale tomato soup is perfect for cold nights!

Chicken Tortellini Soup with Vegetables

This chicken tortellini soup warms you up from the inside. It's quick and easy to make, perfect for those busy weeknights!

Easy Noodle Recipes for Dinner

Easy Noodle Recipes for Dinner

Whether we're talking about wheat noodles or vegetable noodles such as zoodles these easy dinner recipes with noodles are 100% restaurant-quality.

15-Minute Chicken Stir Fry Noodles

This chicken stir fry noodles recipe is loaded with nutritious veggies, and ready in 15 minutes - Flavor overload!

Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp with Zucchini Noodles (10-Minute )

This Lemon garlic butter shrimp recipe with zoodles is an easy and simple shrimp recipe that cooks in one skillet in just 10 minutes.

Asian Noodle Salad with the Best Ever Ginger Vinaigrette

This vegan noodle salad is perfect for midweek lunches or larger gatherings.

Easy Garlic Shrimp Pasta with Spinach

Easy, buttery, garlicky shrimp recipe with spaghetti pasta on the table in less than 30 minutes. This garlic shrimp pasta with spinach makes a perfect weeknight dinner!

Garlic Butter Parmesan Pasta

This easy dinner is on the table in less than 20 minutes.

Chicken Pasta in Creamy Pesto Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce

This creamy pesto chicken pasta recipe is a restaurant-style meal, packed with flavor and ready in 30 minutes.

Chicken Dinner Ideas!

Chicken Dinner Ideas!

These chicken dinner ideas are so fast, simple, and tasty. Chicken is always a safe bet and these recipes won't disappoint! From baked chicken thighs to chicken cacciatore you're sure to get rave reviews.

Roasted Lemon Garlic Butter SpatchCock Chicken

This roasted spatchcock chicken is crisp and juicy at the same time.

Creamy Chicken Breast in Spinach Parmesan Sauce

This creamy chicken breast recipe is an easy one-pan chicken dish that will wow the entire family for dinner!

Lemon Garlic Butter Chicken and Green Beans Skillet

This one-skillet Lemon Garlic Butter Chicken recipe is a snap to fix. The chicken thighs and green beans are cooked with lemon garlic butter sauce in the same pan. So addicting!

Garlic Lemon Chicken Thighs

Marinated and seared chicken thighs come out perfectly juicy and tender every time. This boneless skinless chicken thighs recipe will be your new dinner routine!

Asado Chicken Breast with Sauteed Lemon Zucchini

Forget dry chicken with our delicious Asado chicken breast recipe! Boneless chicken breasts are deliciously marinated before being grilled until tender and served with sauteed lemon zucchini. A winner chicken breast recipe for dinnertime!

Mayonnaise Roasted Whole Chicken

Crisp and juicy, roasted to perfection with an incredible mayonnaise rub everyone will love.

Garlic Butter Chicken Bites with Lemon Asparagus

Chicken and asparagus recipe is a winner for dinnertime - This chicken recipe is is so much flavor and so easy to throw together!

Easy Chicken Cacciatore

This chicken dinner recipe is a bit of a stretch, but awesome if your have formal company.

Garlic Mushroom Chicken Thighs with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

This garlic mushroom chicken thighs recipe make the perfect dinner for a hungry crowd!

Delicious Stir Fry for Quick, Easy Dinners

Delicious Stir Fry for Quick, Easy Dinners

With a single skillet and chopped ingredients, these stir fry recipes make dinner easier and way healthier than take-out! The method for stir-frying is super simples and yields wonderful results. If you're stuck with inspiration, these stir-fry dinner recipes are the way to go.

Healthy Chicken Stir-Fry with Broccoli and Bell Pepper

This easy chicken stir-fry recipe packed with fresh vegetables is the ultimate weeknight dinner!

Stir Fry Teriyaki Shrimp with Zucchini Noodle

Enjoy a healthy dinner, light on carbs and ready in less than 20 minutes!

Creamy Broccoli and Cauliflower Stir-Fry with Sun-dried Tomatoes

This broccoli, and cauliflower rice recipe is a delicious meal with just a handful of ingredients that comes together in 15 minutes!

Spicy Tahini Tofu Stir Fry

Try our tofu stir fry recipe and dinner will be done before you know it!

Garlic Broccoli Stir-Fry with Pasta

This broccoli stir fry recipe with pasta cannot get easier or quicker! It's loaded with flavor and ready in less than 30mn.

Savory Sweet Chicken Stir Fry

Chicken Stir Fry Recipe: You'll love this quick and scrumptious dinner for a busy weeknight.

Easy Vegetarian Dinner Ideas

Easy Vegetarian Dinner Ideas

If you're looking for easy dinner ideas for your Meatless Mondays, or if you support a more substantial vegetarian diet, these easy vegetarian dinners have it all! They're easy, packed with flavors, and budget-friendly.

One-Pot Garlic Parmesan Pasta with Spinach and Mushrooms

One-pot garlic parmesan pasta skillet with spinach and mushrooms is super delicious and quick to make. This pasta recipe is the ultimate win for easy weeknight dinners!

Butternut Lentil Stew

This butternut lentil Stew in creamy coconut sauce is an excellent plant-based dinner for just about any night of the week!

Parmesan Spinach Mushroom Pasta Skillet

This parmesan spinach mushroom pasta skillet is super quick and impossible to mess up - The ultimate win for vegetarian weeknight dinners!

Tortellini Pasta in Garlic Spinach Tomato Sauce

This tortellini recipe is the pasta dish that's the perfect answer to your weeknight dinner prayers!

Fried Butter Gnocchi with Garlic & Parmesan

Comfort food at its finest! This easy skillet gnocchi recipe takes only 15 mins to make and is perfect for weeknight dinners.

Spinach Mushroom Quinoa Skillet

This parmesan spinach mushroom quinoa recipe is the ultimate win for vegetarian weeknight dinners!

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