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We all know what it’s like to work a full day, rush home, get the kids settled into their after school routines and think “what should I order for dinner?” But ordering out, for as easy as it is, gets old and costly! The following busy night dinners are sure to please. They can be prepared the evening or morning ahead, are quick to cook or use minimal pans. Win-Win-Win!
Spaghetti Carbonara – Use leftover bacon (I know- put a few slices in a ziploc *before* your set the plate full of bacon on the table for your family to devour so you actually have “leftover bacon”) to turn this into a super fast, super easy, super pleasing dinner. Add a salad and frozen breadsticks and call it a night.
Slow Cooker Balsamic Pot Roast – This melt in your mouth pot roast is a guaranteed to be a hit with everyone in the house. Baby carrots and refrigerated microwavable mashed potatoes will make this a dinner everyone loves.
Cuban Sliders – King’s Hawaiian rolls, sauteed onions (your kids will actually eat), ham and swiss make for an easy make-ahead dinner. Saute the onions the night before and prep the sandwiches in the morning (takes 5 minutes max) and this dinner is ready to go in the oven when you walk in the door.
Crispy Egg & Sausage Burritos – Breakfast for dinner? Yes, please! These yummy breakfast burritos use 4 main ingredients, and can easily be tailored to your family’s likes. Serve with toast and fruit and everyone is happy. You can even make extras to freeze for future breakfasts on busy mornings.
20 Minute Tuscan Chicken with Penne – This quick pasta dish is sure to fill up the hungriest of tummies! (Use one rotisserie chicken for this dish and the ravioli dish below!) Serve with a salad and garlic bread for a quick meal that is sure to please.
Brown Butter Ravioli with Rotisserie Chicken, Toasted Walnuts and Crispy Sage – How delicious does this look? I think I know what we’re having for dinner very soon! Use rotisserie chicken to make this recipe even easier to make.
Easy French Dip Sliders – Warm and cheesy french dip sliders- so easy! Prep the night or morning before and add the au jus mixture right before baking. Serve with wedges and a veggie side. Yuh-ummmmm!
Easy Chicken and Gravy – This recipe is so ridiculously simple and basic I almost feel silly posting it. Almost. The truth is, it is *so* good. It’s one of those good ‘ol warm slow cooker meals. Refrigerated microwavable potatoes, corn on the cob and rolls and you have the easiest, yummiest dinner.
Pizza Pasta Casserole – Prepped the night before, this recipe makes enough for two dinners. Freeze one for another busy night- your kids will be begging for more. We sub Italian sausage for ground beef, and you can add additional ingredients based on your family’s likes. Serve with a salad and this is one dinner your kids will devour!
Chicken & Broccoli Shells & Cheese – Picky eaters may just eat this yummy dish with cheese covered broccoli! Use rotisserie chicken and one pot to make this already easy recipe even easier!