I don’t know about you but I always find the first couple of weeks back to school very busy as everyone adjusts to their new routines after the school holidays. So it’s good to have some quick and easy family dinners planned that make the transition go a bit more smoothly. Here are 9 ideas for super quick dinner recipes for back to school:
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#1. Pasta with Courgette, Lemon and Capers
Not only is this recipe for Pasta with Courgette, Lemon and Capers super easy but it’s meat-free and quick to make – ideal for a weeknight family dinner.
#2. Chicken, Broccoli and Rice Casserole
This recipe for Chicken, Broccoli and Rice Casserole from Everydaymomsmeals is a great simple weeknight supper, it also freezes well, and can be adapted to feed a crowd!
Image courtesy of Everydaymomsmeals
#3. Quick Homemade Burgers
It’s very quick to make home made burgers. You can have your patties prepped the evening before so all you have to do is grill them when you get home.
Just mix your chosen minced meat beef or turkey or lamb or pork or chicken with an egg and a handful of breadcrumbs. Or use a tin of mixed beans blitzed in the food processor if you want to go veggie. Then add optional extras like
- finely chopped onion or shallot
- whatever herbs you have
- a small spoonful of mustard
- some grated apple if doing pork burgers
- a dash of Worcester sauce
Then wash your hands and get stuck into the mix to make your burger patties. Clodagh McKenna has a nice recipe for mini burgers which kids love too.
#4. Lemon Chicken
This recipe for Lemon Chicken Skillet from Better Homes and Gardens is not only quick to make taking less than 30 minutes from start to finish, but is super delicious.
You can also make it gluten-free.
Image courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens
#5. Smoked Haddock Kedgeree
This might seem like a blast from the past but this Smoked Haddock Kedgeree is a great way to have a wonderful wholesome meal for the entire family and ready in about 20 minutes!
#6. One Skillet Mexican Beef and Rice
This recipe for Mexican Beef and Rice from IWashYouDry is a one skillet dish and is the perfect combination of taco meat, rice, corn and lots of cheese. You can throw in a can of black beans or pinto beans if you want to bulk it up even more.
Image courtesy of IWashYouDry
#7. Tuscan Chicken with Penne Pasta
This recipe for Tuscan Chicken with Penne Pasta from GalOnAMission takes only 20 minutes to prepare, It’s so delicious, and you will not believe how quickly it comes together.
Image courtesy of GalOnAMission
#8. Honey Garlic Salmon
For a super quick fish recipe try this Honey Garlic Salmon from Rasa Malaysia. It is very simple and easy to execute with only a few ingredients. You can start it on the skillet and finish it off in the oven.
Image courtesy of Rasa Malaysia
#9. Smoked Sausage & Rice
For an easy and quick weeknight meal solution, this Smoked Sausage & Rice Dinner Recipe from AllThingsMama.com uses one pan and is ready in under 30 minutes and sure to be a hit!
Image courtesy of AllThingsMama
Over to you now. Do you have any super easy and quick dinner recipes that your family loves? Share them with us in the comments below.