30+ Easy Dinner Recipes

Have dinner on the table in less than an hour with these no-fuss recipes. From kid-friendly pastas to classic roast chicken, there's a stress-free meal for every taste.

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Italian Chicken Pasta Salad

Save time in the kitchen by taking advantage of store-bought rotisserie chicken to prep Geoffrey’s meal-worthy, yet simply dressed, pasta salad.

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Instant Pot Salmon with Garlic Potatoes and Greens

You'll feel like a chef when you serve this salmon dinner, complete with garlicky smashed potatoes and warm greens. A little lemon zest and paprika go a long way in flavoring this quick and easy meal.

Get the Recipe: Instant Pot Salmon with Garlic Potatoes and Greens

Italian Chicken Sheet Pan Supper

Ree makes a quick marinade with balsamic vinegar, garlic and Italian herbs to add deep flavor to the chicken and the veggies before roasting them. The crowning touch is the torn ciabatta she adds during the last ten minutes of baking which turn into crispy croutons.

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Stuffed Bell Peppers

Ree’s stuffed peppers are what weeknight dreams are made of. She whips up a hearty filling of rice, beef and veggies, then tops the peppers with plenty of gooey cheese.

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Lemon Garlic Pork Chops with Parmesan Tater Tots

This easy dinner comes together in less than an hour, thanks to frozen Tater Tots, boiled green beans and a quick pan sauce to serve with the pork chops.

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Spaghetti and Meatballs

Can you believe Rachael's spaghetti and meatballs are ready in just 35 minutes?

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Shortcut Chicken Enchiladas

This dish whips store-bought rotisserie chicken, salsa and beans into a quick enchilada bake that is ready in less than an hour. It's a great use for that leftover half of a chicken, but if you have a whole chicken, you can easily double the recipe to make 8 to 12 servings.

Get the Recipe: Shortcut Chicken Enchiladas

Lemon Parmesan Chicken with Arugula Salad Topping

A little Parmesan goes a long way in Ina’s flavorful dinner. She tops crunchy fried chicken with fresh arugula, an easy lemon dressing and large chunks of cheese.

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Alfredo Shrimp Scampi Dump Dinner

Just dump a box of pasta, bag of shrimp and a few other pantry staples into a dish and bake. Right before serving, stir in the heavy cream and top with grated cheese and fresh parsley for a rich and creamy weeknight dinner in a flash.

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Orecchiette with Greens, Garbanzo Beans and Ricotta Salata

Giada’s got your greens covered with this healthy pasta dish. She wilts baby spinach and swiss chard, then tosses the greens with grape tomatoes, chickpeas, pasta and crumbled ricotta salata cheese.

Get the Recipe: Orecchiette with Greens, Garbanzo Beans and Ricotta Salata

Lemon and Herb Roast Chicken and Vegetables

Enjoy a healthy version of Sunday roast chicken dinner in only 40 minutes. And save big by carving up three roasted chicken breasts for four people (it's plenty). If you buy a four-pack, roast the fourth breast and set aside to add to a green salad or soup later in the week.

Get the Recipe: Lemon and Herb Roast Chicken and Vegetables

Baked Ziti

For an easy Italian classic, whip up Food Network Kitchen’s baked ziti. With a tasty tomato sauce and gooey mozzarella cheese, this family-friendly dinner couldn’t be easier.

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Instant Pot Tacos

Everyone's favorite night of the week just got easier. The Instant Pot® is the perfect tool for when you've forgotten to defrost your ground beef ahead of time.

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Spicy Veggie Stir-Fry

Ree cuts down on prep time by chopping her veggies in advance, then storing them in the fridge until she’s ready to cook. That way, her vegetarian dinner is on the table in just 30 minutes.

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Easy Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese

Grilled cheese and tomato soup is a classic combination that kids love. Ina's easy soup recipe features a thick, oniony base and perfectly golden grilled cheese croutons for a sophisticated spin that adults will appreciate.

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Tuna Noodle Casserole

Make Grandma proud by serving Ree’s retro casserole. Each spoonful has chunks of tuna, creamy egg noodles and a crunchy breadcrumb topping.

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Spicy Red Curry Chicken and Rice

For a chicken curry with less heat, opt for two teaspoons of Thai red curry paste instead of three.

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Kale and Artichoke Chicken Casserole

Everyone will love Valerie’s creamy yet healthy casserole. It tastes just like your favorite restaurant app, but without the heavy cream and extra cheese.

Get the Recipe: Kale and Artichoke Chicken Casserole

Sausage, Peppers and Onions

Giada says these street-style sandwiches are a staple in Italy. She starts by browning sweet Italian turkey sausage, then simmers the meat and veggies in tomato paste and marsala wine for added depth of flavor.

Get the Recipe: Sausage, Peppers and Onions

Salmon Sheet Pan Supper with Horseradish Sauce

Molly loves this sheet pan dinner because it’s “quite delicious and there isn’t a lot of cleanup.” She seasons her salmon with a lemony horseradish sauce, then bakes it on the same sheet as fingerling potatoes and broccolini.

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Pork with Rosemary Polenta

Skip the mashed potatoes in favor of creamy, quick-cooking polenta. The simple side dish is ready in just five minutes and pairs exceptionally well with mustard-glazed pork and zesty broccoli.

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Roasted Vegetable Chili with Cornbread Biscuits

Simple cornbread biscuits bake atop a sheet-pan take on vegetarian chili, meaning that you can multitask while dinner practically makes itself in the oven.

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20-Minute Crispy Pierogies with Broccoli and Sausage

This is a kid-friendly twist on the classic Italian combination of broccoli rabe and sausage combo. We discovered that cooking mini pierogies pot-sticker style in a hot skillet saved time (no waiting for water to boil) and left them both crispy and tender.

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Cod with Tomato-Basil Salsa Parchment Pack

Steaming the ingredients together in a neat parchment packet creates layers of flavor without adding much fat or salt. And with everything contained, cleanup is a breeze!

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Chickpea Curry with Rice

Ree makes the most of kitchen staples like chickpeas, coconut milk and rice in this easy pantry dinner.

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Turkey Meatloaf Squares with Sweet Potatoes

Cut down the time it takes to make meatloaf by cooking it flat on a baking sheet. You’ll have dinner on the table in just 35 minutes.

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Pork and Pineapple Grain Bowl

Grilled pork and pineapple add tropical flair to this wholesome grain bowl.

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Grilled Steak with Green Beans, Tomatoes and Chimichurri Sauce

Stretch your strip steaks, a juicy and delicious cut of beef, by sharing them and serving them alongside a hearty serving of grilled green beans.

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Shrimp and Grits

This Southern classic combines three of the most-satisfying comfort food ingredients around: bacon, cheddar and grits.

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Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Made from a quick stir-fry of chicken and Thai Style Sweet & Spicy Chili Cooking Sauce, these lettuce cups are easy to personalize. Put out peanuts, onions, peppers, plus herbs like basil or cilantro if you have them, and let everyone at the table build their own meal.

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Beef with Broccoli Teriyaki and Ramen Noodles

Using convenient ramen noodles and slicing the steak very thinly make this a fast recipe for busy families. To keep the steak juicy, be careful not to overcook it.

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