9 Super Quick Dinner Recipes for Back to School

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.

courgette pasta

#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!

chicken broccoli rice

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.

homemade burgers

#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.

lemon chicken

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!

kedgeree recipe

#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.

mexican beef rice casserole

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.

tuscan chicken and penne

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.

honey garlic salmon

Image courtesy of Rasa Malaysia

#9. Smoked Sausage & Rice

For an easy and quick weeknight meal solution, this Smoked Sausage & Rice Dinner Recipe from uses one pan and is ready in under 30 minutes and sure to be a hit!

smoked sausage and rice

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. 

9 Super Quick Dinner Recipes for Back to School

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Jill is one of the co-founders of Mykidstime and a mum of 2 girls