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24 Easy Weeknight Dinners

Updated August 31, 2023

Make dinnertime quick and easy with these weeknight dinner ideas! From make ahead recipes to meals with leftovers, these 24 Easy Weeknight Dinners are easy to prepare and even easier to enjoy. We've got everything you need to serve a super-tasty meal when you're short on time. Check out our favorite fast easy dinners, including cheap meals and healthy dinner recipes, and gather 'round the table tonight!

Make Ahead Meals

Make ahead recipes are a great way to save time in the kitchen. From freezer-friendly meals and slow cooker favorites to simple prepare-in-advance shortcuts, make ahead meals are a busy cook's best friend. These easy make ahead meals are a delicious weeknight dinner option.

Cheap Dinner Foods

For simple dinner recipes that won't break the bank, our budget-friendly meal ideas use inexpensive, crowd-pleasing ingredients like tuna, hot dogs, and ground beef. Our cheap easy dinner recipes are a fantastic way to get dinner on the table for less - without losing out on taste.

Healthy Dinner Recipes

Even when you don't have much time to spare, you can still create easy healthy dinners at home! These quick and healthy dinner recipes are simple to prepare and full of flavor. If you're trying to add some healthy meals into the weeknight dinner menu, these recipes are a good place to start!

Leftover Dinner Ideas

Why cook every night? You can reinvent last night's leftovers into a brand-new meal that's sure to please! Check out our recipes using leftovers that will make your weeknight meal planning a cinch. Plus, we have easy weeknight meal ideas that guarantee lots of leftovers so you can enjoy multiple meals from one weeknight dinner.

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