Quick & Easy Back To School Dinner Ideas

Easy and speedy meals to make for the whole family when the calendar is full of school activities and there isn’t a lot of time to spend in the kitchen.

Easy and speedy meals to make for the whole family when the calendar is full of school activities and there isn't a lot of time to spend in the kitchen.

I remember when my son was in school and it seemed we were coming and going all week long and it was frustrating trying to have a home-cooked meal at home. Since Pinterest wasn’t invented back then, it was fun looking at all the different quick meal ideas out there today and with just a few ingredients anyone can make these simple, kid-friendly meals fast.

Easy and speedy meals to make for the whole family when the calendar is full of school activities and there isn't a lot of time to spend in the kitchen.

One-Pot Meals:

What makes quick dinners even quicker? A one-pot meal to the table and one-pot to clean up afterward.

Easy and speedy meals to make for the whole family when the calendar is full of school activities and there isn't a lot of time to spend in the kitchen.

Slow Cooker Meals:

I know you have days where you are busy all day long and the last thing you want to do is stand at the stove. Grab that slow cooker to set and forget!

Easy and speedy meals to make for the whole family when the calendar is full of school activities and there isn't a lot of time to spend in the kitchen.

Casserole Meals:

Casseroles seem to really hit the spot, warm the soul and please so many appetites.

Easy and speedy meals to make for the whole family when the calendar is full of school activities and there isn't a lot of time to spend in the kitchen.

Bread Meals:

Bread is comfort food and when there is a simple meal involved, say no more! Kids especially love to hold their meals in their hands and these recipes will make that happen.

Easy and speedy meals to make for the whole family when the calendar is full of school activities and there isn't a lot of time to spend in the kitchen.

Instant Pot Meals:

The Instant Pot is my favorite one-pot meal maker now. You can saute meat and then finish off the meal in a matter of minutes. Be sure to check out all the different IP accessories to make meal prep even easier.

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One-pot meals are made for those with a busy schedule with fast-cooking ingredients and tons of flavor the whole family will enjoy.
Grab your skillet and try one of these skillet casserole recipes for your next dinner. Hearty and yummy everyone will enjoy.
Loaf pan meals or bread recipes are easy to make. Check out these 50+ recipes for savory, sweet and just plain good. 

Enjoy,

Tammy

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9 Comments

  1. Oh my goodness! It’s like you were reading my mind. I am trying to find all sorts of quick meals that I can make during the week these are perfect.

  2. One-pot meals are my favorite to make on a busy school night. Plus, with health issues, I’m all about finding quick and simple meals that are both healthy and nutritious. I will be trying the one-pot chicken bacon ranch, taco pasta, and meatball subs. Yum!

  3. This is a great list of recipe ideas! I like that these are quick to prepare and so delicious!

  4. I love quick and easy meals, especially when school is back in session. Sometimes I just need something quick to make. I see so many recipes here that look very delicious too.

  5. OK now these are a great mix of ideas for quick and easy dinners for any time! I think I am definitely going to have to pin some to try making myself ASAP.

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