Looking for quick dinner recipes when times get busy? I’ve gathered up a bunch of easy dinners for you to try! All of these recipes are ready in 20 minutes or less – perfect for those nights when there’s barely time to cook!
Easy Dinner Recipes
Click on the photos or recipe titles to get more details about these 20-minute dinners that are perfect for busy weeknights. I hope you find something new to try!
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Gnocchi alla Sorrentina | Sounds fancy, but this easy Italian gnocchi dish is so quick with a few shortcuts (spoiler alert: you don’t have to make the gnocchi!).
Avocado Shrimp Salad | Serve it as a salad or use it to make delicious wrap sandwiches. This shrimp salad is easy to make and full of fresh flavors.
Italian Sandwich Sliders | If you want something easy for dinner or a great game-day or party snack these easy hot sandwich sliders are what to make! Layers of salami, cheese, and pepperoncini piled on sweet Hawaiian rolls are so delicious.
Chicken Gyros | A rotisserie chicken makes these gyros a quick dinner! Pitas filled with fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, onion, and tzatziki is a fresh and flavorful dinner.
Eggs in Purgatory | I’ve made this approximately 1000 times and I never get tired of it! Eggs cooked in a spicy tomato sauce with crusty bread on the side is perfect for dinner when there’s no time to cook.
Toasted Pizza Sandwiches | Skip ordering out and make this big pizza sandwich instead! It’s loaded with lots of toppings and toasted until hot. Slice it into pieces for delicious sandwiches.
Tomato-Basil Soup | This tomato soup takes ten (!) minutes start to finish. Make a classic grilled cheese to go with it for a comforting easy dinner.
Cucumber Avocado Wraps | Craving something light and healthy? These wraps are filled with fresh avocado, cucumber and a pesto cream cheese. Quick, easy, and delicious!
Zucchini Orzo with Chickpeas | This is a really simple vegetarian pasta dish with orzo, chickpeas, and zucchini. A light sauce brings it all together.
Honey Mustard Salmon | It doesn’t get any easier than this delicious honey mustard salmon. It’s so easy there’s time to toss a salad together to go with it.
Kielbasa and Potato Hash – The Two Bite Club | A hash is a great way to use up odds and ends in the refrigerator and I love this version with kielbasa, potatoes, onions, and fresh peppers. You can use regular kielbasa or, like Becky did, use turkey kielbasa to make it a little healthier.
Mediterranean Pasta | This is the ultimate pantry dinner. Mediterranean-inspired ingredients like olives, sun dried tomatoes, feta cheese, and olive oil combine to make a delicious pasta dish you will want to make on repeat.
Cranberry-Walnut Chicken Wraps | Another wrap but this time with chicken and a lemon-poppy seed dressing. Add some dried cranberries and walnuts and you get a delicious wrap that will fill you up.
Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Pasta | I love a good no-cook sauce and this is one of my favorites! In the time it takes to boil the pasta, you can have the roasted red pepper sauce ready to go. It’s creamy and rich without any dairy and so delicious.
Easy Meatball Soup | With a few shortcuts you can have this hearty, comforting meatball soup ready in about 15 minutes!
Creamy Sun Dried Tomato and Basil Gnocchi – Salt and Lavender | More comforting goodness! This time it’s a quick 15-minute gnocchi dish with sun-dried tomatoes and fresh herbs in a creamy sauce. It’s so fast you have time to toss a salad to serve on the side for a dinner that looks like it’s “weekend-only”, but you can easily make it on a Monday night.
Hot Roast Beef Sandwiches | Skip the drive through and make homemade hot roast beef sandwiches instead! The creamy cheese sauce takes just minutes to make.
I hope you’ve found some new quick dinner recipes to try!
Happy Easy Cooking!