Whether students will be attending school in person, virtually or via a hybrid schedule this semester, one thing will never change: quick and easy dinner recipes for families are always in high demand. Distance learning may have brought students from elementary school to college back home for now, but the earmarks of any winning go-to school night recipe haven’t changed.
If you haven’t quite hit your dinner stride this school year, take a few minutes with us right now to do a little meal planning, and choose a handful of quick dinner recipes to incorporate into your dinner rotation.
The few minutes you spend now will save you hours later.
The weeknight dinner rush is familiar to everyone. We don’t need to lay out all the reasons a great quick dinner recipe is worth its weight in gold; you know exactly what we mean. Adults attempt to transition from “work mode” to “home mode,” kids compete for attention, and someone is always declaring “I’m hungry!” Skip the headache this week and try one of our favorite quick dinner recipes.
This entire dish is ready in under 30 minutes. Boneless, skinless chicken breasts are cooked and shredded, then simmered in a medium stock pot with chicken stock, salsa, navy beans, white kidney beans, corn, cumin and garlic powder until heated through. Top with shredded pepper jack cheese and crushed corn chips for a bit of flair. This is one chili recipe everyone will request again soon.
Juicy boneless chicken breasts are seasoned with salt and pepper on both sides, then grilled on each side until almost done. Just before the chicken is done, brush honey on both sides of each chicken breast, then sprinkle with almonds. Serve with your favorite rice and steamed veggies. You’ll be ready to dine in less than an hour!
Easy dinner recipes are great for everyone, but anyone who is raising children will celebrate a little louder when they find a simple recipe everyone in their crew will love. Try one of these simple and quick recipes for dinner this week!
With 20 minutes to prep, 10 to cook, and all the fresh, nutritious ingredients you can imagine, this is bound to be a favorite for everyone at your table. Beef tenderloin tips are seared and simmered with minced onions, minced carrots, minced celery stalks, diced tomatoes, barley, lentils, beef stock, oil, salt and pepper to craft a full-flavored soup that feels a bit more like a stew. Serve with warm, crusty bread and a smile.
Tenderloin Filet Tips are seasoned and cooked in black truffle oil in a skillet with thyme and sage, then mixed with pasta and asiago cheese. From prep to plate in half an hour, this hearty recipe feeds a crowd and keeps them coming back for more. Serve with a fresh salad.
From dorm rooms to distance learning, it’s always a good idea to have a handful of stellar recipes you can count on to deliver delicious every time.
Kansas City Boneless Ribeye Steaks are marinated in beef base, garlic cloves, onion powder and a sprig of fresh rosemary. Serve with a twice baked potato or steamed vegetables. You might need to let your steaks marinade for a while, but you can have this recipe on the table 30 minutes after you start cooking!
Flavorful favorite Classic Steakburgers are seasoned with Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper, then stuffed with blue cheese and sautéed mushrooms and onions. This creative rendition of our long-time fan favorite deserves all the stars, and is a frontrunner for the gold in recipe college essentials. Serve with steak fries and a frosty beverage.
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