33+ Easy Family Dinners (You’ll Love!)

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As a busy full-time working mom of three kiddos, I’m always on the lookout for quick and easy family dinners. And these are some of my favorites.

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Our Favorite Easy Family Dinners

I don’t know about you, but I never run out of enthusiasm to find more ideas and recipes for tasty, quick, and easy family dinners. The possibilities are just endless, and looking for new recipes is like a treasure hunt for me! 🙂

And since I have (I hope!) about 18,250 nights left in my life (yeah, looking at it that way is a little strange), I’m sure this quest will not end anytime soon.

In this article are some of the best recipes for quick and easy family dinners. These meals are perfect for feeding your whole family and getting them to gather around the table and spend time together.

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Making Easy Family Dinners

When you want to make easy family dinners, stick with simple ingredients that you are familiar with and that you generally keep on hand.

For me, those are things like chicken breasts, ground beef, different varieties of pasta, rice, potatoes, cheese, and in season fruits and vegetables. We also keep a wide array of basic herbs and spices on hand. And I’m not afraid of Googling to find a substitute seasoning if needed. 🙂

Note: A few of the recipes below are Instant Pot recipes. We just got one of these last year, and they are so convenient! They are really a great time saver. I love ours!

You can learn more about the model we got here, or click on the image below to learn more about the benefits of getting an Instant Pot.

I hope you enjoy these easy family dinners!

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Easy Ways to Save Money on Family Meals

There are great ways to make easy family meals more budget friendly.

For example, three of my favorite apps for saving money on groceries are IbottaRakuten (formerly Ebates), and Fetch Rewards (use XGGVM to get 2,000 bonus points when you sign up!). They are an easy way to save money on groceries every time you shop.

For example, you can get $20 just for signing up with Ibotta (probably still my favorite grocery money saving app), and you also get a $20 bonus when you sign up for Rakuten. And you can even stack your savings by using Ibotta, Rakuten, and Fetch all to save money on the same shopping purchases!

You can also save more money when grocery shopping by taking advantage of the sales and discounted items, buying produce in season, buying less expensive cuts of meat, buying generic brands rather than more popular name brands, and more.

You can find tons of ideas for how to slash your food and grocery budget here.

33+ Easy Family Dinners You’ll Want to Make Again and Again

In this list of ideas you will find some of my favorite easy family dinners that are delicious and also budget friendly.

Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole at Shugary Sweets

Instant Pot Chicken Taco Bowls at Tastes Better from Scratch

Creamy Ranch Mac and Cheese at Hidden Valley Ranch

Barbecue Chili at I Heart Eating

Easy Cheesy Chicken Parmesan at Simply Recipes

Cheeseburger Casserole at Recipe Tin Eats

Easy Sweet and Sour Meatballs over Rice at Lil’ Luna

Easy Orange Chicken over Rice at Cookin’ with Mima

Chicken Noodle Soup at Averie Cooks

Spaghetti with Meatballs at Once upon a Chef

Creamy White Chicken Enchiladas at The Country Cook

Chicken Broccoli Alfredo Bake at Campbell’s

Cheesy Tater Tot Casserole at Food.com

Ham and Potato Casserole at Just a Pinch

Weeknight Lazy Lasagna at Taste of Home

Chicken Bacon and Ranch Quesadillas at Spicy Southern Kitchen

Chili Mac and Cheese at Cafe Delites

Chicken Alfredo Pizza at Lil’ Luna

Cheesy Meatloaf at Julie’s Eats and Treats

Barbecue Beef Stuffed Potatoes at Budget Bytes

Oven Baked Chicken Fingers and Sweet Potato Fries at Recipe Tin Eats

Chicken Pasta Bake at BBC Good Food

Cheesy Ham and Potato Soup at Food.com

Instant Pot Cheesy chicken and Rice at Six Sisters’ Stuff

Quick Teriyaki Chicken and Rice Bowls at Crunchy Creamy Sweet

Creamy Beef Stroganoff at Cafe Delites

Creamy Chicken and Spinach Quesadillas at Budget Bytes

Honey Garlic Chicken Stir Fry at Dinner at the Zoo

Cheesy Shepherd’s Pie at Tablespoon.com

Cheesy Crack Chicken Casserole at Sweet and Savory Meals

Creamy Chicken Stew at The Cozy Cook

Creamy Chicken Stroganoff at Salt and Lavender

Pesto Chicken Bake at Tasty

Instant Pot Spaghetti and Meatballs at Simply Happy Foodie

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Final Thoughts on Easy Family Dinners

I hope you love these ideas for easy family dinners as much as I do! These are some of the best comfort foods around, and I think your family will be licking their plates and asking for more. 🙂

What are some of your favorite easy family dinners? I would love to hear your ideas! Leave a comment below and let me know.

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