Easy Dinner Recipes – Top 10 Ideas

by Hoohla
Easy Dinner Recipes

Are you looking for some easy dinner recipes which you can prepare in a flash when you get home from work? If so, we are here to help you with some quick dinner ideas which we’re sure you’ll love. Here is our top ten.

Mexican Baked Fish

Here’s a dinner idea which can be prepared in less than 30 minutes. Place 1 and a half pounds of cod fillets into a baking dish. Pour a jar of salsa over them and then sprinkle on 1 cup of grated cheese. Finally, put a third of a cup of crushed tortilla chips on top. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes at 400F. It’s great served with guacamole and sour cream.

Chicken Pasta

This recipe is a little more complicated than the last one, but can still be made in less than 30 minutes and it is Easy Dinner Recipes. First, put your pasta on to boil for about 12 minutes. Penne pasta goes well with this dish. While the pasta is cooking, fry a 6-ounce jar of artichoke hearts. Take them out of the pan and put in 4 chicken breasts. Cook for around 3 minutes and then add 3 cups of thinly sliced mushrooms. When the chicken is cooked add in the artichokes. Mix together half a cup of white wine, three quarters a cup of chicken broth and a tablespoon of cornstarch and pour it over the chicken. Simmer and then serve with the pasta.

Caramelized Onion Pork Chops

Now, this really is one of our easiest dinner ideas. You could prepare this even if you were exhausted from a hard day at work. Rub salt and pepper into 4 pork loin chops and then brown. Add sliced onion and a cup of water. Simmer until the water disappears. This should take about 15 minutes. Serve the chops with the onions on top. The dish goes great with parsley and chive boiled or mashed potatoes.

Smoked Sausage and Veggie Supper

If you’re a fan of one-pot meals this dinner recipe is for you. It’s so quick and easy to prepare – true Easy Dinner Recipes. Slice smoked sausage and put it in a baking dish. Then slice an onion, a squash, a yellow pepper, a green pepper, a zucchini, three quarters of a cup of mushrooms and a tomato. Add all these healthy vegetables to the sausage, pour in half a cup of vinaigrette and bake for 15 minutes. Then broil until the vegetables go a light brown.

Barbecue Chicken Quesadillas

If you like Mexican food you’ll love this quick dinner idea. You will need 3 cups of shredded chicken, half a cup of salsa, a quarter cup of taco sauce and a 4 ounce can of chopped green chilies. Mix these all together and put the mixture onto 4 tortillas. Put some grated cheese on top and then put 4 tortillas on top. It only needs to be baked for around 7 minutes. When cooked, cut into wedges. It’s a great dish to serve with guacamole, salsa, and sour cream.

Mac & Cheese – Easy Dinner Recipes

Mac & Cheese is a very traditional American favorite and it is so easy to make that we can’t leave it off our top 10 list of easy dinner recipes. First, put on 2 cups of macaroni to boil. This should take around 10 minutes. While the pasta is cooking, melt 2 tablespoons of butter with 2 tablespoons of flour and cook until it forms a paste. Blend in 1 and a half cups of cream. When this has thickened, add three quarters of a pound of cheese. You can choose whichever cheese is your favorite. Then put in the macaroni. It’s great with tomatoes on top.

Mediterranean Chicken

Rub salt and pepper into 4 chicken breasts and cook until the chicken has turned golden brown. Put into a baking dish with 3 tablespoons of capers and how many cherry tomatoes and olives you want. Bake at 475F for about 10 minutes.
This is great served with mashed potatoes which can be cooked in around 15 minutes.

Pizza Rigatoni in a Pot

This easy dinner dish has all the flavors of a pizza but is actually pasta. First, brown 16 ounces of ground Italian sausage and then add a quarter of a cup of pepperoni. Add a jar of Marinara sauce, 3 cups of water, 16 ounces of rigatoni pasta, and season to taste. This needs to be cooked for 15 minutes when the pasta will be al dente. Grated mozzarella, olives, and pepperoni are great toppings for this dish.

Easy Meatloaf

This meatloaf takes 50 minutes to cook, but the preparation time is minimal. You can sit back and relax while it is cooking in the oven. Mix together 2 pounds of ground sirloin beef, half a cup of breadcrumbs, 2 eggs, half a cup of Barbecue sauce, 1 sliced onion and 1 sliced green pepper. Season to taste. Put this into a baking tin, sprinkle over 2 tablespoons of brown sugar and bake at 325F.

Easy Shrimp Alfredo

You need 3 pans for this dish, but it’s still an easy dinner recipe. In one pan cook a pound of pasta; linguine or spaghetti are good choices. In another pan melt butter and add garlic. Put in 4 ounces of cream cheese and cook until it becomes a sauce. Add a cup of Parmesan and a cup of cream. Allow to thicken and then season with nutmeg, salt, and pepper. In the final pan cook 1 and a half pounds of shrimp for around 3 minutes. Mix the shrimp and the pasta together and pour the sauce over. This is good with a bit of extra parmesan sprinkled on top.

Conclusion

 As can be seen, there are lots of options for easy dinner recipes. You don’t have to be stressed when you come in from a hard day’s work and can’t face cooking anything too complicated. We hope you will enjoy our recipe suggestions.      

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