5 Easy Weeknight Dinner Recipes

5 weeknight dinner recipes

Growing up we do not appreciate our mothers enough for keeping us fed all the time. The biggest adjustment for me when moving out was having to meal plan and grocery shopping. Coming up with what to eat 7 days a week (and not having the money to eat out always) can be really difficult! Sometimes dinners get really repetitive and I’m always looking for a new recipe to try that’s not going to take me an hour to prepare. I also have a very picky eater as my significant other which can always make cooking more difficult. So here’s 5 of my go to week night recipes! Also, I’ve been trying to share more of the dinner’s I’m making on instagram stories. So go follow over there if you want to see that!

Liz Adam’s Meatballs

I loveeee these! Adam does too, even though they have spinach in them. I honestly think the pesto is like the secret ingredient that makes them so good. I serve them with marinara sauce and a side of salad or baked zucchini fries.

Oven Baked Chicken

Y’all this chicken is so easy and the best! The thing about baking chicken is to try and keep it moist. The key to doing that is to bake it at a high temperature for a shorter amount of time. I usually do 400 degrees for 20-30 minutes depending on how thick the breasts are. You can follow this recipe for spices but really any sort of marinade, or spices thrown on and cooked like this will work!

I have a mix of ways of serving this. Sometimes with rice and a veggie, other times with cubed potatoes in the oven. You can totally mix and match your sides!

Lemon Garlic Spaghetti

The recipe I’m linking here isn’t actually one I use. I mostly just throw stuff together. If y’all are interested I could do a whole separate recipe post with mine. I usually just cook some pasta in one post, then in another make the sauce out of lemon juice, olive oil, butter, and minced garlic. Sometimes I’ll steam zucchini and squash with the sauce too. The quickest dinner ever!

White Bean Soup

This recipe is actually new to me! I made it last week and Adam loved it! It was a little spicey for me but still delicious. We decided it would be really good to add some sausage or a meat in there as well to hearty it up a bit too.


5 easy weeknight dinner recipes
    • ally
    • April 13, 2020

    Oh wow, never thought to put pesto in meatballs, but that sounds amazing!

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      I totally think it’s the secret ingredient! They are so good!

    • sophia
    • March 25, 2020

    ok, i need to make that lemon garlic pasta! all of these sound so delicious – and easy!

    1. Reply

      It’s so quick and easy!

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    Yum! These sound great! The white bean soup definitely appeals so me. I love, love beans and I love spice! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Reply

      It’s totally got a kick to it. Hope you like it!

  2. Reply

    I’m going to try some of this! I’m running out of things to cook.

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      Same! I need to try some new things.

    • Ashley Hargrove
    • March 24, 2020

    SO many great recipes! I am going to try some of these now that I have so much extra time to test out new recipes!!

    1. Reply

      Yes! Nows the best time to try some new things.

    • Stephanie
    • March 24, 2020

    My husband and I were sitting and discussing which meals to make right now. We’re trying to keep things simple and save money and not go to the grocery store so often with all this craziness. We’ll have to consider adding a few of these ideas!

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      The lemon garlic pasta is the easiest!

  3. Reply

    With all this extra time, I’ve definitely been trying new dishes in the kitchen…these are some good ones. Couldn’t have come at a better time! xoxo, Sarah

    1. Reply

      I know! Nows the time to try all the new recipes.

  4. Reply

    All of these recipes sound so amazing! I would love to try the lemon garlic spaghetti!!

    cute & little

    1. Reply

      It’s so quick and easy!

  5. Reply

    These all look so delicious! Definitely going to try these very soon, thank you!

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      Hope you like them!

  6. Reply

    The lemon garlic spaghetti sounds yummy! And meatballs are always great. Thanks for these ideas! Always looking for new meals!

    1. Reply

      Same! It’s so easy to get stuck making the same things.

  7. Reply

    definitely going to try the pasta recipe this week! It’s great to use minimal ingredients like this too! thanks!

    1. Reply

      yes! The quicker the better!

    • Rach
    • March 23, 2020

    These are great! Thanks for sharing them because I am running out ideas! For sure want to try to make Liz Adam’s meatballs!

    1. Reply

      Her meatballs are my fave! We make them alll the time.

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    these are some great staples!! that white bean soup sounds amazing. must try it!

    xx rebecca //

    1. Reply

      It’s so yummy! I added sausage to it the last time I made it too.

    • Lizzie
    • March 23, 2020

    This came at the perfect time! I need some new recipes. Definitely going to try some of these out! Sounds so yummy!


    1. Reply

      Nows the time being stuck at home!

  9. Reply

    Thank you for sharing these- always on the hunt for new weeknight dinners! Especially right now with staying home a lot more! The White Bean Soup sounds so tasty.

    xoxo A

    1. Reply

      It’s so good! I’ve already made it a few times since trying it.

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