I’m all about simple meals. But when the time changes, and it gets dark really early, I really don’t feel like cooking.
These are the super quick dinner ideas I always turn to.
You can barely even call them cooking These fall dinner ideas are perfect for when you don’t want to order out or spend any more time in the kitchen then you have to.
I stick to quick dinner recipes as much as possible and these are perfect for nights when you are super busy. Or just feeling super lazy. Lazy is ok too.
Super Quick Dinner Ideas
These super easy dinner ideas are just the thing to keep you from slaving away in the kitchen all afternoon. While I love cooking, I hate to do it every day.
Busy weeknights need quick and easy meals that come together fast and don’t need any fancy preparation.
For me, fall means comfort food. It means that I can serve things that are warm and cozy.
It means I can cook things in the oven again and not worry about my whole house heating up.
These easy dinner ideas for family meals are really going to help you out.
You’ll be able to get a home-cooked (or semi-homemade) meal on the table in no time.
If this sounds like it’s up your alley, you may want to also check out my easy round up of Easy Sheet Pan Dinner Recipes!
Quick and Easy Recipes for Dinner
What’s great about this list of fall dinner ideas is that it is full of easy things to cook!
You might even be able to get one of your older kids to help make one.
I sometimes forget that dinner doesn’t have to be a 3-course meal. A sandwich works just great in a pinch.
There’s so much judgement placed on moms and guilt we place on ourselves. We really need to ignore all that.
If you just don’t want to cook because you need to get caught up on Real Housewives, I feel you. The heart wants what it wants.
And these dinner ideas can get you back to your binge.
I always keep my eyes out for quick, easy dinner ideas that I know my family will love.
I included some of my own favorite recipes and found other ones that I know I won’t mind making and that my kids will love too.
It can be easy to get stuck in a rut and make the same things over and over.
But having a list of easy dinner ideas to pull from can make it feel less overwhelming.
One of my biggest pain points as a mom is making sure that the kids are eating enough vegetables but also getting to indulge with their favorite dishes too.
By switching up what you are making, you can ensure that kids are getting a variety of nutrients.
So if one night they miss their full serving of veggies, all hope is not lost.
While I save more elaborate meals for Sundays, when I feel more like cooking, these recipes are just the thing you need for busy weeknights.
You won’t believe how easy these recipes come together. They’re perfect for nights when you just don’t feel like cooking!
What is your go-to barely cooking meal?
More super easy dinner ideas
- Salami and Pepperoncini Pizza
- Simple Chicken Stir Fry
- My Favorite Taco Seasoning
- 12 Easy Crockpot Dinners by Crystal and Comp.
- I love the idea of this One Pot Pasta with Tomato and Basil from The Little Kitchen
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Use these super quick dinner ideas to help you change up your meal plans and get you out of your dinner rut.