School is back in session and crazy schedules abound. It’s the perfect time for some of our Best One Dish Meals recipes!

If you’re in a rut when it comes to Easy Dinner Recipes for Families, here are some delicious recipe ideas to help you with your menu planning.

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Why You Must Make

  • Easy Weeknight Dinners are great for busy school nights.
  • One-pan meals help minimize clean-up time!
  • Quick meal ideas make a lot of sense on the evenings when there are games or practices.

With school starting across the country, dinnertime has gotten hectic again. Between homework, after-school activities, and sports, it’s hard to get a meal on the table. Some of my favorite bloggers and I are sharing our best easy dinner recipes. Less mess, less fuss, but loads of flavor and deliciousness. Scroll through all the amazing alternatives and shake up your menu with these easy back-to-school dinner ideas. Here are some ideas from some of my blogger friends.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are the Main Components of a One Pan Meal?

If it’s truly a one-pan or one-pot meal, it should contain a good source of protein, vegetables and often a starch like pasta, couscous, quinoa, or potatoes.

What Kind of Pots and Pans Work Well for One Dish Meals?

A slow cooker or Dutch oven works well when cooking stews and soups. A skillet with a lid or wok is great for a stir fry or toasted sandwiches.

What Are the Most Popular One Pot Recipes?

Beef Stroganoff, Homemade Chicken Soup, Roasted Chicken, Tacos, Frittatas, and Chicken Piccata are a few of our favorite one-pot meals!

More Quick and Easy Dinner Recipes:

What’s your favorite one-dish meal? Do you go for chicken, pasta, or hamburger first? Stir fries or casseroles? I hope you’ll find some inspiration for your weekly menu below. I spy a few that I’ll be making soon.

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Easy Family Dinner Recipes

Best One Dish Meals

Recipes from some popular bloggers to help with getting dinner on the table on busy school nights!