Easy Weeknight Dinners (back-to-school friendly!)

Here are some of my best quick and easy weeknight dinners, perfect for busy families.

Have your kids started back to school yet? We are in full back-to-school mode over here.

In light of the season, I thought it would be helpful to pull together a collection of my quick and easy weeknight dinner recipes for all those hectic week nights.

Pin it if it looks good to you. I hope y’all enjoy!

Easy chicken fajitas (made on a sheet pan)

Easy chicken fajitas baked on a sheet pan

Instant Pot spaghetti – we make this allllll the time, and I love that it cooks all in one pot! It is my go-to easy weeknight dinner. Y’all let me know if you’d be interested in a stovetop version of this recipe (cooked all in one pot).

Closeup twirling Instant Pot spaghetti on a fork on a white plate

Taco soup – I include instructions for stovetop, Instant Pot and slow cooker. Such a gem of a recipe that we literally eat over and over.

Taco soup is a delicious and easy family favorite, and you can make it in the Instant Pot, slow cooker or on the stove top. | APinchOfHealthy.com

Halibut one pan dinner with asparagus, red pepper and summer squash – you could make this with many other types of fish.

This halibut sheet pan dinner with asparagus, red pepper and summer squash is the perfect no fuss dinner for busy families. | APinchOfHealthy.com

Chicken burrito bowls – truly better than Chipotle, and super easy to make.

You can make your own chicken burrito bowls, and they are better than Chipotle! | APinchOfHealthy.com

Chicken fried rice – I have gotten tons of great feedback on this one. Super delicious, and it cooks all in one pan. So much tastier than take-out!

Skip the takeout and make this easy chicken fried rice at home. It's a simple weeknight dinner that's so budget friendly, and it's a real crowd-pleaser! | APinchOfHealthy.com

Ground beef tacos with homemade taco seasoning – super easy to pull together, and so yummy.

Tortellini soup – cooks all in one pot, and it super satisfying!

two bowls of soup on marble counter in white bowls

Pasta primavera – easy, delicious, and totally restaurant quality.

Pasta primavera with squash, asparagus, shallot, garlic, tomatoes

One pan chicken dinner – oldie but goodie! And it cooks all on one sheet pan.

One Pan Chicken Dinner | APinchOfHealthy.com

Taco bowls – just published, but worth mentioning here.

Hand with fork in taco bowl

Lemon chicken orzo soup – also a recent recipe. I make it with store-bought rotisserie chicken, and it is great for boosting the immune system.

Two bowls lemon chicken orzo soup from overhead with bread

Pasta e fagioli soup – so delicious, and you can make it on the stovetop or in your Instant Pot.

Pasta e fagioli soup is so hearty, healthy and delicious, and you can make it in your Instant Pot or on the stovetop. | APinchOfHealthy.com

I hope you enjoyed this easy weeknight dinners recipe roundup! Pin it for later, in case you need more dinner ideas.

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