Have you ever gotten into a rut when it comes to planning dinners? It happens to all of us, and when it happens to me I usually end up get fast food for dinner or we go out to eat. Just one trip to good ‘ol Mickey D’s can cost as much as 3 home cooked meals. So to help both you and me I put together this list of dinner ideas for the whole month! All of these are easy to make and don’t require any fancy ingredients. Make sure to keep this list handy so if you find yourself in a rut you can create a home cooked meal and save yourself time and money (and probably a few calories too).
We can’t go a whole month with out having this Sesame Chicken.
Who doesn’t love pasta and cheese?! Becky from Love To Be In The Kitchen made one of my favorite dishes even healthier with this Low Fat Baked Penne with Spinach Dish.
There’s only one thing I love more than pizza and that’s Stuffed Crust Pizza! I love how easy Ashlee from Ashlee Marie makes one of my favorite dinners!
Shannon of Dinner From The Heart made these Barbecued Pulled Pork Sliders for me a few weeks ago and they were so good! I could have eaten the entire crockpot full by myself!
Spring is almost here so you know we have to have some good salads in the rotation and this Southwest Chicken Salad is a family favorite.
You can’t have 30 days of meals without a Taco Tuesday and these Chipotle Beef & Bean Tacos from Jenny of Rate The Plate Utah are in our lineup for next week!
I love me some Chicken Alfredo and this One Pot Version from Meaghan of Cook. Craft. Love is perfect for those week nights when you don’t have much time to cook.
Another reoccurring favorite for us is this Baked Teriyaki Chicken.
St. Patrick’s Day is next week and these Corned Beef and Cabbage Rolls from Melinda of Home. Made. Interest. will be what’s at our dinner table.
We love Mexican Food and these Honey Citrus Chicken Enchiladas have quickly become our go-to Mexican food dish.
Anytime I can put bacon into a recipe I do and this Cheesy Chicken, Bacon and Broccoli Casserole that Leia of Eat It & Say Yum created is soon to be one of our family favorites.
Chicken Pot Pies are great comfort food and this recipe for Lemon Honey Basil Chicken Pot Pie from Christin of Blue Crab Martini is definitely comfort at it’s best.
Need a yummy Meatless Monday recipe? Check out my Eggplant Paremsan.
We love quesadillas and Lindi from Love Create Celebrate is making my mouth water with these Black Bean & Chicken Quesadillas.
Friday night dinners more often than not often consist of pizza and this Five Pound Supreme Pizza is one of our favorites!
And speaking of comfort foods, we can’t go a month without having soup once or twice and I am dying to try this Cilantro Soup with Blue Posole from Emily at Table and Hearth.
One of my favorite dinners growing up was Beef Stew and now I can make my own homemade version thanks to this Easy Beef Stew recipe from Cat over at Rustic Willow.
Need dinner on the table in 15 minutes? Loon no further than this 15 Minute Beef Stroganoff.
I love finding versatile recipes and Goodie Godmother shared this Ropa Vieja: Cuban Shredded Beef that would be great on sandwiches, in salads or over rice.
Want a meal everyone will love? You can’t go wrong with this Cheeseburger Casserole.
For those of you who are living gluten free (and even if you aren’t) this Family Style Lasagna from Gluten Free Food Smith is perfect for those big family dinners.
For those picky eaters, these Brown Sugar Glazed Pork Chops and Apples from Wondermom Wannabe are sure to have them asking for seconds.
There are so many healthy benefits to eating fish, not to mention how amazing this Breaded Tilapia Parmesan from Homemade Food Junkie looks!
Another healthy dinner option is this Southwestern Quinoa Salad from Kendra over at The Things I Love Most.
My all time favorite restaurant meal is Chili’s Honey Chipotle Chicken Crispers. But my Homemade Version tastes so much better!
I can’t go a month with out macaroni and cheese and this Taco Macaroni & Cheese from Paula over at The Housewives of Riverton combines two of my favorites into one yummy dinner.
Whenever we go to Mimi’s Cafe I get the French Onion Soup, but now I don’t have to thanks to Kendra from Joy In Our Home. This homemade French Onion Soup looks way better than any I’ve ever had at Mimi’s.
My husband loves cheese steaks and I love hot dogs so I can’t wait to make us both happy with these Philly Cheese Steak Hot Dogs from Lori’s Culinary Creations.
If you are looking for a quick and easy, amazingly delicious soup you have to try this Creamy Tomato & Spinach Tortellini Soup from Tastes Better From Scratch. I make it at least once a month it is that good!
These Copy Cat Chick-Fil-A Nuggets by far are our most asked for dinner our here.
What are some of your favorite family dinners?
Tina Marie says
This is great! What a great idea to be able to plan your whole month a head of time and save while you’re doing it! Thanks for featuring one of mine!
This is awesome! Menu planning is one of my most dreaded chores and you’ve just done my job for the whole month. These all look great. Thanks for including my pork and apple recipe. It really is a hit with even picky eaters. Off to pin the rest of these so that I can make my shopping list.
Such a great list! There are so many I want to try!! Thanks for featuring our Taco Macaroni and Cheese. 🙂
Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com says
This is an absolutely amazing round up Sydney! I am definitely going to plan to make some of these this month! Your Sesame Chicken is right at the top!! There are so many others I want to make including the pulled pork! You are soo sweet for including my French Onion Soup! Have a fabulous week, my friend!
Becky @ lovetobeinthekitchen says
I love this round-up! So many great dinner recipes. Thanks for including my baked penne recipe!
Ashley Mullen says
Thank you for linking up to Creative K Kids’ Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party. I have pinned your post to the Tasty Tuesdays Pinterest Board.
Oh my gosh this list has made me HUNGRY! The Chilis Honey Chipotle Chicken looks amazing. Definitely pinning this for later!
April R @Uncookie Cutter says
What a great list and just in time for back to school, where I’m actually energetic enough to try new recipes! Thanks!