65 Easy Dinner Ideas To Cook Tonight

When it comes to busy days, the kind filled with work and school and soccer games and ballet lessons and homework and ... well, the list can go on and on. By the time you even start thinking about dinner, you're so frazzled that you definitely need something easy to whip up. That's where our list of 65 easy dinner ideas you can cook tonight comes in, offering a plethora of ideas on how to feed your family a complete, delicious meal, even when your day has been hectic.

You'll find yourself singing the praises of your Instant Pot, slow cooker, and air fryer for some of these recipes, but if you don't have one of these appliances, worry not, because we have plenty of other options you can use your stovetop, oven, or grill to prepare. There are numerous 20-minute recipes on this list, as well as dishes that require only three to five ingredients. No matter which way you turn, you're sure to find something perfect for your family dinner table.

1. Easy One-Pot Spaghetti

A delicious, homemade spaghetti recipe that takes just five minutes to prep, 15 minutes to cook, and is all prepared in one pot, making clean-up a breeze? Sign us up! You'll use a can of diced tomatoes and some chicken broth as the base for your sauce, which you will cook the spahetti directly in after adding a few other ingredients. Recipe developer Kristen Carli has some suggestions on what kind of chicken broth to use — or you can make your own chicken broth – and how to spice up your sauce if desired.

Recipe: Easy One-Pot Spaghetti

2. Quick Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings

MegaMenu points out that this classically Southern dish can take all day to make, but not when you have an Instant Pot and recipe developer Angela Latimer, together making this recipe's five minute prep and 18 minute cook times super easy. Latimer walks you through how to make the dumplings – including the secret ingredient — how to brown the chicken and add in the seasonings. You'll be serving up this fantastic dish on your dinner table to your family in no time.

Recipe: Quick Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings

3. Broccoli Casserole

This broccoli casserole dish requires just a few common ingredients that you may already have in your pantry and fridge. Prep is super simple and just requires combining all the ingredients except the Ritz crackers – recipe developer Maren Epstein recommends Ritz because of their buttery consistency — crushing the crackers, sprinkling them on top, and baking. That's it! Epstein offers alternatives for how to turn this dish into a vegan masterpiece to please everyone at your dinner table.

Recipe: Broccoli Casserole

4. 5-Ingredient Chili

Our 5-ingredient chili recipe was inspired by our Wendy's chili copycat recipe, but we've cut the number of ingredients and made the recipe a bit simpler so it can be ready to serve in just half an hour. You'll combine browned ground beef — although ground turkey or chicken would also work — with some onions, then add in some chili powder, beans, and diced tomatoes. Check out our recommendations for the ideal toppings to perfect your chili.

Recipe: 5-Ingredient Chili

5. 20-Minute Shrimp Alfredo Pasta

This shrimp Alfredo pasta has the easy dinner recipe trifecta: It can be made in just one pot, has few ingredients — just eight! — and can be prepared in little time. Check out what type of pasta recipe developer Molly Allen recommends as she guides you through how to cook the shrimp and make the creamy cheese sauce. Your family will thank you when you serve this restaurant-quality Alfredo dish and you'll be pleased you were able to whip it up quickly with little clean-up.

Recipe: 20-Minute Shrimp Alfredo Pasta

6. Simple Red Beans and Rice

It may seem like there's a lot of cooking involved in this recipe given all the ingredients, but, as always, things are much simpler when your Instant Pot is involved. There are a few steps including cooking the rice, cooking the sausage, cooking the veggies, and then combining the sausage and veggies with beans, broth, and spices before setting your Instant Pot to cook. Recipe developer Kristen Carli estimates just five minutes of prep time.

Recipe: Simple Red Beans and Rice

7. Panera Bread Autumn Squash Soup Copycat

If you love the autumn squash soup from Panera Bread but lament that it's only sold in the fall, you're in luck, because recipe developer Kristen Carli has devised the perfect copycat recipe that you can make all year round. Carli calls this recipe "pretty hard to mess up," so you know it's super easy and unintimidating. The most time consuming prep parts of the recipe include cubing the butternut squash — so all the better if you can buy pre-cubed squash — and cutting up the apple and onion. Once all is assembled, the soup will need to simmer for an hour before serving.

Recipe: Panera Bread Autumn Squash Soup Copycat

8. Quick Turkey Burger

Turkey burgers are a great, healthier alternative to the classic hamburger that the whole family is sure to enjoy. Plus, you don't even have to turn on the grill; these babies can be cooked in a frying pan. Assembly is easy and recipe developer Maren Epstein has come up with the perfect combination of spices to make these turkey burgers extra flavorful. With just ten minutes of prep time and 20 minutes of cooking time, you're about half an hour away from a great dinner for you and your family.

Recipe: Quick Turkey Burger

9. One-Pot Pizza Rigatoni

We call this our choose-your-own-adventure pizza pasta dish. Have we got your attention? Good, because with your choice of toppings, this entree is seriously customizable, so you can make a dinner that will please everyone at your table. MegaMenu's version from recipe developer Molly Allen uses pepperoni, red onion, bell pepper, and pepperoncini peppers as "toppings," which, when mixed with red sauce, rigatoni, and, of course, plenty of cheese, the results — after just five minutes of prep time and 25 minutes of cook time — are downright amazing.

Recipe: One-Pot Pizza Rigatoni

10. Easy Chicken Kabob

You'll trade in your grill for your oven to cook these easy chicken kabobs from recipe developer Susan Olayinka, who thought up the clever mixture of spices you'll sprinkle on top of your cubed chicken before skewering them with some bright bell pepper and onion slices. After cooking for just 25 minutes, Olayinka recommends serving the kabobs over white rice — try our Instant Pot recipe for white rice – to complete the meal and offers a suggestion for how to please your vegetarian diners.

Recipe: Easy Chicken Kabob

11. 5-Ingredient Vegan Risotto

MegaMenu points out that many risottos are quite "laborious," time-consuming, and require quite a few ingredients; however, recipe developer Maren Epstein has boiled this recipe down to just five ingredients and put together a recipe that's easy to follow and totally doable. And, bonus: Epstein's version is vegan! Epstein says the most important thing to keep in mind when preparing this vegan risotto is to have patience when adding the vegetable stock. She also says the finished product can be served as an entree on its own or as a side dish.

Recipe: 5-Ingredient Vegan Risotto

12. Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage

We all love a good corned beef and cabbage on Saint Patrick's Day, but with this easy recipe from recipe developer Hayley MacLean, you can have corned beef and cabbage any day of the year without slaving away over the stove, thanks to a little help from your Instant Pot. MacLean says that pressure cooking the brisket in the Instant Pot gives it its extra tender and flavorful profile, which complements the veggies and potatoes perfectly. MacLean also gives a suggestion for a saucy side to spice things up.

Recipe: Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage

13. 20-Minute Chicken Piccata

If you want a dinner that feels and looks fancy, but in reality was really super simple to make, you've come to the right place. MegaMenu partnered with recipe developer Lindsay Mattison for this incredible creation, which is great served on its own with a little lemon on top or over a bed of pasta. Mattison walks you through how to prepare the chicken breasts that will eventually be drenched in a white wine-based sauce that has acidity from the lemon and some saltiness from the capers.

Recipe: 20-Minute Chicken Piccata

14. One-Pan Honey Mustard Chicken and Veggie Bake

There's a heck of a lot going on as far as quantity of ingredients and flavors in this one-pan honey mustard chicken and veggie bake, so much so in fact, you'll be pleasantly surprised when you're finished cooking and remember that the only clean-up required is to crumple and throw away the aluminum foil covering the pan. Roasting the sweet potatoes and vegetables is easy, and you'll cover the chicken with a delicious homemade honey mustard glaze sure to please the whole family.

Recipe: One-Pan Honey Mustard Chicken and Veggie Bake

15. Easy Salmon Patties

MegaMenu's salmon patty recipe calls for canned salmon, which recipe developer Mackenzie Burgess points out has all the nutritional value of fresh salmon, yet is much more convenient and less costly. The recipe is as easy as combining the canned salmon with a few other ingredients including panko breadcrumbs, Dijon mustard, mayo, dill, and some green onions. Shape the mixture into patties, then pull out your frying pan and cook each patty for two to three minutes on each side. Burgess offers a few suggestions on sides to pair with your salmon patties.

Recipe: Easy Salmon Patty

16. One-Pot Mac and Cheese

We adore one-pot recipes around here at MegaMenu, both for the ease of preparation and the ease of clean-up, and this delectable one-pot mac and cheese recipe is no different. Sometimes homemade mac and cheese can get complicated and difficult, especially when you have to make a roux, so recipe developer Lindsay Mattison decided to skip that part and go right to the fun stuff: the cheese! Mattison offers specific instructions on what kinds of cheese to add to your mac and cheese as well as which pasta shapes to use to maximize the amount of cheese that will stick to the pasta.

Recipe: One-Pot Mac and Cheese

17. Instant Pot Creamy Garlic Chicken

Who wouldn't love a creamy sauce filled with garlic and Italian seasonings poured over seared and braised chicken thighs? We didn't think we'd have many naysayers to this recipe from recipe developer Ting Dalton who teaches you how to do it all, from cooking the chicken to making the sour cream and Parmesan-based sauce, all in your Instant Pot. While great on its own, Dalton recommends perhaps pairing this chicken dish with some potatoes or rice.

Recipe: Instant Pot Creamy Garlic Chicken

18. 3-Ingredient Crock Pot Pork Chops

We're all about easy recipes with just a few ingredients to help you prepare a delicious dinner even on busy weeknights. This 3-ingredient crockpot pork chop recipe falls nicely into that category, requiring only a packet of ranch seasoning, a can of gravy, and, of course, a couple of pork chops to make a dinner filled with flavor and fall-off-the-bone meat. This dish will take just two minutes to prep; you'll simply sprinkle the seasoning on each side of the pork chop, place them in the crockpot, and pour the gravy over the top before cooking.

Recipe: 3-Ingredient Crock Pot Pork Chops

19. Easy Taquitos

You've undoubtedly heard of Taco Tuesday, but what about Taquito Thursday? Okay, maybe we just made that up, but once your family gives our taquito recipe a try, making them might just become a weekly tradition. Preparing these little baked bundles requires taking ingredients like shredded chicken, pepper jack cheese, green onions, green chiles, and a bunch of spices, combining them, spooning the mixture into tortillas, and popping the lot in the oven. You'll know they're done when the edges turn a golden brown.

Recipe: Easy Taquitos

20. 20-Minute Lasagna

Lasagna made in just 20 minutes? It may surprise you, but we're here to show you even the seemingly impossible is possible with the help of recipe developer Molly Allen. The secret ingredient in this recipe is oven-ready lasagna noodles, which don't have to be pre-cooked in boiling water, saving you valuable time and energy. Allen offers plenty of suggestions when it comes to switching up ingredients based on your preferences, including what kinds of veggies, meats, and cheeses are ideal for this 20-minute lasagna.

Recipe: 20-Minute Lasagna

21. Sweet Bourbon Chicken

Having supposedly derived its name from Bourbon Street in New Orleans, you'd expect this dish to have heaping portions of bourbon in it, but think again. Bourbon is actually just an optional ingredient that will add dimension to the sauce but isn't required to make this chicken dish delicious. Recipe developer Ting Dalton makes prep as easy as possible; you'll just cube your chicken, make the sauce, and cook it all together in a frying pan. Dalton recommends serving the finished product with white rice, but notes pairing it with vegetables would also be yummy.

Recipe: Sweet Bourbon Chicken

22. One-Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

Whether it's a cold or warm day or whether you want something to help when you're sick or you're feeling healthy, chicken noodle soup is always a good idea, especially when you can make it quickly and all in one pot. Recipe developer Maren Epstein walks you through how to sauté the veggies, tells you how long to cook the chicken, and reveals secret ingredients you may not have thought of adding. You can even double the recipe to be sure to have leftovers.

Recipe: One-Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

23. Instant Pot Chicken Biryani

If preparing homemade Indian food seems intimidating to you, worry not because we've enlisted the help of recipe developer Ting Dalton, a foodie pro who has traveled all over India. Dalton concocted this chicken biryani — a dinner made of chicken, rice, and a variety of nuts, spices, and herbs — with ease in mind, as well as with the fact that traditional Indian spices might not be available at the corner grocery, so she offers alternatives. You'll simply marinate the chicken, then sit back and let the Instant Pot do its thing.

Recipe: Instant Pot Chicken Biryani

24. 30-Minute Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes are an American favorite, and with MegaMenu's recipe you can whip up this classic dinner sure to please the whole family in under a half an hour. Recipe developer Erin Johnson even makes suggestions for how to sneak in some veggies to make sure the kids are eating their greens. The recipe calls for browning the beef — or ground chicken, turkey, or plant-based meat alternative – making the sauce, and letting it all simmer together before being scooped out onto buns and enjoyed. Be sure to have plenty of napkins on hand!

Recipe: 30-Minute Sloppy Joes

25. Baked Ziti

Everyone loves a baked pasta dish, but pretty much nobody loves slaving away in front of a stove all day making a sauce for it. That's where this baked ziti recipe from recipe developer Sher Castellano comes in. Castellano offers a variety of sauce preparation options you can choose from depending on your time and effort availability, including heading to the supermarket and just buying a jar. You'll mix up herbed ricotta that will serve as the topping for this baked ziti that you'll dollop on top of the pasta right before it hits the oven.

Recipe: Baked Ziti

26. 3-Bean Vegetarian Chili

This 3-bean vegetarian chili recipe is easy, quick, and downright delicious. What more could you ask for? Recipe developer Kate Shungu points out that cooking the onion is the most time-consuming part of the preparation, as the other ingredients — including salsa, tomato sauce, and kidney, black, and pinto beans – are already cooked and simply need to be warmed together. Shungu recommends pairing the chili with some sour cream, cheddar cheese, and cilantro — if you're not a cilantro hater.

Recipe: 3-Bean Vegetarian Chili

27. Easy Chicken Enchiladas

Thanks to one of our favorite grocery store products ever — the rotisserie chicken – this chicken enchilada recipe is as easy as it is delicious. To prepare, you'll simply make the enchilada filling with shredded chicken and cheese, adding in beans, salsa, and green chiles. Assemble the enchiladas, place in a baking dish, cover with more cheese and enchilada sauce, then it's into the oven for these guys. When removed, the cheese will be melty and oozing.

Recipe: Easy Chicken Enchiladas

28. One-Pot Stuffed Peppers

These stuffed peppers are as yummy as they are pretty, and we certainly can't hate on any fantastic dinner that can be cooked up in a single pot. Recipe developer Molly Allen walks you through how to properly hollow out the peppers for best stuffing. The rest is as simple as making the ground beef, bean, and veggie mixture to put inside the peppers, topping with some cheese, and baking. You'll have a dinner you can feel good about in just one hour.

Recipe: One-Pot Stuffed Peppers

29. Slow Cooker Green Bean Casserole

Thoughts of green bean casserole might be conjuring images of your family gathered around the table on holidays past, but although it's one of the best side dishes for Thanksgiving or Christmas, you don't need to wait to make it. You also won't be pulling it out of the oven like you're used to. Instead, recipe developer Laura Sampson has amended the green bean casserole recipe for preparation in your slow cooker, which not only comes out incredible but also saves room in your oven when making a large meal.

Recipe: Slow Cooker Green Bean Casserole

30. Chicken Stir Fry

You'll need quite a few ingredients for this chicken stir fry, but don't let that deter you from trying this recipe as most of them will simply be combined and shaken together to form the sauce. Recipe developer Melissa Oliveri has recommendations for just how long to cook your veggies to make sure they come out al dente and how to perfectly season the chicken. With just 30 minutes of cook time, you'll have a meal full of protein and greens for your family in no time.

Recipe: Chicken Stir Fry

31. Instant Pot Beef Stew

Some chilly nights call for a warm, hearty dinner, so we enlisted the help of a recipe developer who's basically a pro on cooking winter meals: real-life Alaskan food blogger Laura Sampson. Sampson came up with this Instant Pot beef stew recipe which is not only easy to prepare but also, thanks to your trusty Instant Pot, quick to cook so you can spend more time warming up by the fireplace. Sampson provides suggestions on how to alter the seasoning to your liking and what specific kind of potatoes to use.

Recipe: Instant Pot Beef Stew

32. 20-Minute Egg Roll In A Bowl

What's the next best thing to getting an egg roll from your favorite Chinese restaurant chain? Being able to make an egg roll bowl with many of the same ingredients in the comfort of your own home, that's what. Concerned you won't be able to find all the right ingredients at your local grocery store? No worries, because recipe developer Lindsay Mattison offers suggestions for alternative ingredients to those tough-to-find items, as well as ways to switch up the protein in the bowls. Enjoy the bowls on their own or over rice, quinoa, or pasta.

Recipe: 20-Minute Egg Roll In A Bowl

33. 5-Ingredient Meatball Pasta Bake

This 5-ingredient meatball pasta bake is so easy; if you can boil water, mix together ingredients, pour them in a baking dish, top with cheese, and bake, you've done most of the work! Recipe developer Kristen Carli points out that not only is this recipe quick and can serve up to eight people, with just five simple ingredients it's also quite affordable to make, and who doesn't need a little break at the register these days?

Recipe: 5-Ingredient Meatball Pasta Bake

34. Easy Chicken Pot Pie

Making a homemade chicken pot pie can easily turn into an all day affair, but not when you have MegaMenu's easy chicken pot pie recipe from recipe developer Laura Sampson who provides time-saving shortcuts that don't skimp on taste. You can either use a rotisserie chicken or cook one yourself. After cutting up the chicken, you'll cook the veggies, make the sauce, and then cover the "insides" of your chicken pot pie with puff pastry to create a crust.

Recipe: Easy Chicken Pot Pie

35. One-Pot Spinach and Feta Mac and Cheese

Any creamy mac and cheese dish is always a hit at the family dinner table, and this one checks off all the boxes: Easy, check! Quick, check! Simple clean-up, check! Has some greens, check! The hardest part of making this dish might be picking out what kind of pasta to use; however, recipe developer Carina Finn recommends using one with a spiral shape like gemelli. To prepare, simply sauté the spinach, cook the pasta in the sauce, add in the cheese, and garnish with feta.

Recipe: One-Pot Spinach and Feta Mac and Cheese

36. Instant Pot Ribs

Have a hankering for barbecue baby back ribs but don't have a pit or smoker in your backyard? Not to worry! Recipe developer Erin Johnson is the brainchild behind this baby back ribs recipe you can cook up right in your Instant Pot in 27 minutes, then finish under your oven's broiler. The secret to the recipe is all about knowing what spices to use for the dry rub and, most importantly, when to add the barbecue sauce.

Recipe: Instant Pot Ribs

37. Quick Grilled Shrimp

This recipe for quick grilled shrimp is as simple as it gets, and when you're done you'll have the perfect protein to pair with a salad, pasta, or even to make shrimp tacos with. The most time consuming parts are cleaning the shrimp and making the simple marinade of lemon juice, butter, olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper. Then thread the shrimp onto pre-soaked skewers and place on the grill for just six minutes. Perfectly grilled shrimp, comin' your way!

Recipe: Quick Grilled Shrimp

38. 20-Minute Beef and Broccoli Lo Mein

Making homemade versions of the dishes you might traditionally reserve for takeout might seem daunting, but this 20-minute beef and broccoli lo mein recipe from recipe developer Lindsay Mattison will have you throwing your takeout menu stash in the trash in no time. Mattison instructs you on how to appropriately slice the beef, how long to cook the broccoli, and how to assemble the sauce. You may even be surprised at what kind of noodles she chose for this beef and broccoli lo mein dish.

Recipe: 20-Minute Beef and Broccoli Lo Mein

39. Subway Meatball Marinara Sub Copycat

Are you a major fan of the Subway Meatball Marinara Sub? If so, you're in luck because recipe developer Susan Olayinka has come up with a copycat recipe that not only tastes just as good as the original but also only requires five ingredients and comes together with just five minutes of prep time and 20 minutes of cooking time. Olayinka recommends using store-bought meatballs, claiming they will help the sandwich taste more like the original.

Recipe: Subway Meatball Marinara Sub Copycat

40. Instant Pot Zuppa Tuscana

Zuppa Tuscana is an Olive Garden staple from the ever-popular unlimited soup, salad, and breadsticks menu, and recipe developer Ksenia Prints has made a similar recipe that can be prepared with the convenience of your Instant Pot. The soup, hailing from the Tuscany region of Italy, contains bacon, kale, sausage, potatoes, cream, and, to top it all over with a little cheesiness, some Parmesan. You and your family will feel transported to Italy — or at least to Olive Garden — in no time when enjoying this fantastic and easy-to-make soup.

Recipe: Instant Pot Zuppa Tuscana

41. One-Pot Arroz Con Pollo

Recipe developer Jennifer En notes that arroz con pollo is a traditional Latin dish and interestingly, preparation techniques often vary based on what country it's made in. En's rice with chicken calls for just one pot, searing some chicken thighs, sautéing onions and garlic, simmering in some tomatoes, then cooking the rice in the mixture. After about 40 to 45 minutes, you'll have a complete dish to serve for dinner and just one pot to clean up afterward.

Recipe: One-Pot Arroz Con Pollo

42. Tuna Casserole

This tuna casserole recipe is so easy peasy — literally, there are peas in it! — that recipe developer Kristen Carli says it's perfect for a busy weeknight when you're trying to throw something together quickly that the whole family will love. The recipe has already garnered five stars from 73 home chefs on the MegaMenu website, so you know as a fan favorite, it has to be good! Ingredients are simple, including a can of cream of mushroom soup, egg noodles, mozzarella cheese, and, of course, tuna!

Recipe: Tuna Casserole

43. 20-Minute Chicken Tacos

Recipe developer Molly Allen notes that chicken tacos tend to be less popular than their beef or pork counterparts, but also encourages you to rethink these preferences with this easy, quick 20-minute chicken taco recipe. In addition to chicken, this recipe calls for all your favorite taco elements including avocado, cilantro, lime, taco seasoning, and, of course, tortillas to wrap it all up in. Allen notes that once finished, you can also dress up these tacos with more goodies like lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, salsa, and sour cream.

Recipe: 20-Minute Chicken Tacos

44. Quick Turkey Chili

Nervous about messing up a turkey chili recipe? Don't be, as MegaMenu notes, "chili is forgiving." What's even better, recipe developer Kristen Carli says you can easily sub out ingredients, such as types of beans, based on whatever you happened to have in your pantry, and she also offers a suggestion on how to kick up the heat in this turkey chili. Preparation is as simple as cooking the turkey, onion, and garlic, then adding in the rest of the ingredients and allowing the chili to simmer.

Recipe: Quick Turkey Chili

45. Pasta Primavera

This pasta primavera recipe from recipe developer Kristen Carli is easy and, as it's chock full of vegetables, reasonably healthy. You'll cook the rotini pasta first, then turn to the veggies. Carli uses asparagus, yellow squash, zucchini, and grape tomatoes, which are then mixed with red wine vinegar, spices, basil leaves, and Parmesan cheese. The recipe only takes half an hour from start to finish and makes eight servings, so it's perfect for feeding the entire family.

Recipe: Pasta Primavera

46. Easy Chicken Vindaloo

Chicken vindaloo may be one of your favorite Indian dishes, and with the help of recipe developer Ting Dalton, we've put together an easy recipe so you don't have to call in for takeout and can make it at home. Dalton notes that vindaloos tend to be on the spicy side, but you can control the amount of spice based on how much cayenne pepper and chiles you include. The preparation and cooking will all be done in a crockpot, and Dalton recommends serving the finished product with naan bread and basmati rice.

Recipe: Easy Chicken Vindaloo

47. Instant Pot Brunswick Stew

Brunswick stew dates back to colonial days when it was served as a concoction of different kinds of meats and vegetables with a tomato base. Recipe developer Erin Johnson notes its heartiness and says she enjoys it with cornbread or over a baked potato. First up, you'll sauté the veggies and potatoes in your Instant Pot, then add the meat, diced tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, and barbecue sauce. Everything then gets pressure cooked for just 15 minutes before you have a filling meal to serve your family.

Recipe: Instant Pot Brunswick Stew

48. Quick Cabbage and Noodles

Making this cabbage and noodles recipe is not only quick, it's also fairly easy, thanks to specific instructions from recipe developer Alexandra Shytsman, who walks you through how to caramelize the onions and cabbage to perfection. Shytsman recommends a particular kind of black pepper, noting it's a very important ingredient. Once the onions and cabbage are caramelized, you simply mix them with cooked egg noodles and voila! Just like that, you have a delicious dinner.

Recipe: Quick Cabbage and Noodles

49. Rigatoni Fiorentina

Our rigatoni fiorentina has a creamy, tomatoey sauce that's a divine complement to the pasta, chicken, and spinach, which round out this recipe. Recipe developer Petar Marshall provides instructions on how to make homemade Italian seasoning, yet also notes that if you'd like, you can also use a shortcut and use the store-bought version, which will work just as well. Your whole family will love this rich dish, so it's sure to become a staple in your regular dinner repertoire.

Recipe: Rigatoni Fiorentina

50. Easy Coconut Shrimp

Coconut shrimp marries coconut's distinctive Caribbean flavor with one of the most popular seafood items among American diners, making it the perfect star of your next dinner. Recipe developer Ksenia Prints walks you through how to prep and devein the shrimp before coating them in the coconut batter and frying them. Prints recommends serving the finished product with a dipping sauce such as a sweet chili sauce or sweet and sour sauce to make the flavor really pop.

Recipe: Easy Coconut Shrimp

51. Zesty Instant Pot Pozole

MegaMenu's Instant Pot pozole — the verde variety — is courtesy of recipe developer Jessica Formicola. The dish uses pork shoulder and is cooked up in your Instant Pot in just half an hour. Some ingredients may be new to you and harder to find, such as hominy and tomatillos, but they're essential parts of the recipe and worth learning about and hunting down. The recipe is all about what to add when to the Instant Pot to create this amazing Mexican soup.

Recipe: Zesty Instant Pot Pozole

52. Easy One-Pot Pasta With Spinach and Tomatoes

There's not much easier than this one-pot pasta with spinach and tomatoes, considering the pasta cooks right in the same pot as the sauce. To make the dish, you'll simply cook the onions in a Dutch oven, add the tomatoes, spinach, and pasta to the pot, cook until complete, then stir in some Parmesan cheese at the end. Recipe developer Lindsay Mattison offers suggestions on how to add some protein to your pasta with spinach and tomatoes if desired.

Recipe: Easy One-Pot Pasta With Spinach and Tomatoes

53. Easy Moo Goo Gai Pan

Want to treat the fam to something a little different than your regular Wednesday night spaghetti for dinner tonight? Try out our moo goo gai pan recipe that's as simple as making the sauce, cooking the chicken, and sautéing in whatever vegetables you want to include. Recipe developer Kristen Carli offers suggestions on how to make the dish vegetarian while still providing some protein. With just ten minutes prep time and 30 minutes cooking time, you'll have a new family dinner favorite in under an hour.

Recipe: Easy Moo Goo Gai Pan

54. Zucchini Casserole

MegaMenu's zucchini casserole is a great way to get all your veggies in a flavorful way and with the always-enjoyed crunch of breadcrumbs and gooeyness of cheese. This Italian-inspired recipe will take you a little under an hour from start to finish, including just ten minutes of prep time. Recipe developer Ksenia Prints recommends topping the finished product with some basil or oregano and serving with a marinara sauce on the side for dipping.

Recipe: Zucchini Casserole

55. 3-Ingredient Teriyaki Chicken

We mean it when we say you'll need just three ingredients for this teriyaki chicken recipe: the chicken itself and some brown sugar and soy sauce to make the sauce with. That's it! Now, of course, once the dish is assembled, you can always add some green onion and sesame seeds or serve the teriyaki chicken over rice or vegetables to round out your meal. Recipe developer Susan Olayinka even offers a suggestion on how to add some spice to your teriyaki chicken.

Recipe: 3-Ingredient Teriyaki Chicken

56. Five Guys Burger

Recipe developer Jake Vigliotti went to great lengths to accurately replicate the iconic Five Guys burger, and the results are pretty impressive. You'll mix a blend of chuck and sirloin meat, make and fry up the burgers, and meticulously dress the buns. The application of cheese — it must be deli-style Kraft American cheese – is a near science. These burgers are a great dinner option if you're craving some fast food but don't want to go out.

Recipe: Five Guys Burger

57. One-Pot Whole Wheat Pasta Carbonara

This one-pot whole wheat pasta carbonara is not only easy when it comes to both preparation and clean-up, but it's a bit healthier for your family compared to a traditional carbonara recipe, thanks to the use of whole wheat pasta. But don't worry: The recipe doesn't skimp on flavor. You still have ingredients like pancetta, Parmesan cheese, and the necessary egg to make this a bonafide carbonara dish. Make sure to include plenty of black pepper for seasoning.

Recipe: One-Pot Whole Wheat Pasta Carbonara

58. Greek Chicken Souvlaki

We already know you love any kind of food cooked on a stick, and this Greek chicken souvlaki will be no different. The recipe is super easy thanks to some store-bought tzatziki, which you use to marinate the chicken cubes before threading them onto a skewer and cooking them over the stove or on the grill. Assemble a simple cucumber and tomato salad to serve on the side with some more tzatziki and pita bread.

Recipe: Greek Chicken Souvlaki

59. Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese

This slow cooker mac and cheese recipe calls for quite a few ingredients, but worry not, they're all pretty much added into the slow cooker at the same time, therefore requiring only five minutes of prep time. Then the slow cooker does all the work. After 45 minutes of cooking, you'll stir in the final and perhaps most important ingredient: cheese! This dish is great when served as a main entree for a meal or as a side dish alongside sandwiches and salads.

Recipe: Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese

60. Instant Pot Dirty Rice

Don't worry, the delicious rice you prepare with this recipe won't actually be dirty, but rather, as recipe developer Keith Kamikawa explains, the dish gets its name because it's so chock full of goodies like green veggies and hearty meats that the rice ends up appearing "dirty." Making this Instant Pot dirty rice is so easy; you'll saute the chopped vegetables and meats — Kamikawa suggests kielbasa and chicken livers, but offers an alternative if you just can't stomach the livers — add spices and sauce, and put on the lid and cook. Fast forward ten minutes and you've got yourself a great meal.

Recipe: Instant Pot Dirty Rice

61. Easy Tortellini

Everything for this easy tortellini recipe is cooked up together in just a single Dutch oven, which you know by now means super easy clean-up. Recipe developer Kristen Carli mixes some Italian sausage, canned tomatoes, spinach, Parmesan cheese, and some heavy whipping cream — Carli says subbing cream cheese is also acceptable — to make a creamy red sauce for your tortellini, which you'll find in the frozen foods section of your local grocery store. Ready in just 25 minutes, this tortellini recipe is sure to be a family favorite in no time.

Recipe: Easy Tortellini

62. Crispy Air Fryer Pretzel Chicken Fries

Looking for a chicken dish the whole family — namely the kids — will love and most certainly eat to the last crumb? Look no further than our crispy air fryer pretzel chicken fries, which are essentially chicken tenders covered in honey and Dijon mustard before being coated in crushed pretzels. Once assembled, you'll cook these babies in the air fryer for three minutes on each side. Recipe developer Stephanie Rapone recommends either serving with a dipping sauce on the side or even using the chicken fries as a protein atop a salad.

Recipe: Crispy Air Fryer Pretzel Chicken Fries

63. One-Pot Chicken Parm Pasta

This may just be the easiest chicken parmigiana recipe you'll ever come across. Recipe developer Lindsay Mattison offers suggestions on how to make it even easier, such as using pre-breaded chicken tenders, as well as how to add some extra flavor to your marinara sauce. There are plenty of instructions on which pot or pan is best for preparing this recipe as well as what kind of pasta you should use for ideal results. When all is said and done, you'll have a cheesy chicken parm dish ready in just one hour.

Recipe: One-Pot Chicken Parm Pasta

64. Hamburger Casserole

A creative twist on a classic hamburger, this hamburger casserole is bound to have your family begging for more with an interior including hamburger seasoned with Worcestershire sauce and cheddar cheese soup, the latter of which acts as a binder. Mix in some chopped dill pickles and cover the top with crescent roll strips before baking. After cooking for just 25 minutes, recipe developer Erin Johnson recommends serving this hamburger casserole with a side salad.

Recipe: Hamburger Casserole

65. Easy Grilled Salmon

Recipe developer Maren Epstein walks you through each step of how to prepare this easy grilled salmon recipe, starting with the brine and finishing off with some cut up mango and a dollop of salsa on top once it comes off the grill. The butter sauce is full of plenty of lemon, garlic, and parsley to pack as much flavor as possible. And, because you'll cook the salmon atop a piece of aluminum foil on the grill, clean-up is as easy as crumpling it up and throwing it in the trash.

Recipe: Easy Grilled Salmon