Stuck for Family Dinner Ideas? Try Our Free 14 Day Dinner Plan

Jill Holtz

September 4, 2019

Chicken fajitas

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Hungry kids that need feeding and meals that need cooking – it’s one of the joys of being a parent! If you’re looking for family dinner ideas and inspiration for what to cook, you’ll love our 14-day meal plan. From turkey burgers and fajitas to quiche, curry and quesadillas, these are meal ideas that our families enjoy!

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DOWNLOAD our FREE “14 Day Meal Plan + Shopping List” and don’t be stuck for family dinner ideas (well at least for 14 days!).

Here are all the recipes to go with your free plan

Try These 14 Days of Family Dinners

#1. Spaghetti Bolognese

spaghetti bolognese

My family love pasta of all shapes and sizes, and one of my stand-by recipes that everybody loves is Spaghetti Bolognese. But here’s a recipe with a twist! It’s my 3 Surprises Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe – it’s so delicious and completely kid-approved!

#2. Posh Beans on Toast

posh beans on toast

This Posh Beans on Toast recipe came from a free Superfood Cookbook insert in a Good Housekeeping magazine and it has become a staple recipe in my easy family dinner recipe repertoire.

#3. Classic Roast Chicken with Lemon and Garlic

roast chicken with lemon and rosemary

This is my mother’s recipe for Roast Chicken with Lemon and Garlic which I have adopted as my own go-to for roasting chicken, it’s a very simple one and easy to throw together but has lots of flavour.

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#4. Chicken and Veggie Rice

chicken and veggie rice

When you need a quick recipe for family dinner, this easy chicken and veggie rice is quick to rustle up. It’s very child-friendly and a good way of sneaking some veg in too. Your kids will love this easy-to-make Chicken and Veggie Rice.

#5. Homemade Pizza

neapolitan pizza recipe

If you’re in the habit of ordering in pizza for your family pizza night, then consider making your own. Not only will the kids enjoy the experience, but you get a delicious pizza and you know it’s all freshly made. This Neapolitan Pizza recipe is easy to make and a good starter recipe. Once you get good at the dough, you can experiment more.

#6. Tasty Tomato and Bacon Pasta

tasty tomato and bacon pasta

Are you looking for a quick dinner recipe that you can have ready super fast? This Tasty Tomato and Bacon Pasta is ready in under 30 minutes, I end up making it probably once a week as it’s so fast and the family loves it.

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#7. Turkey Burgers with Coleslaw and Sweet Potato Fries

turkey burgers

Packed full of flavour, these Turkey Burgers are one of our favourite weekend dinners. Serve them with sweet potato fries and homemade coleslaw. You could easily make a triple batch and freeze the extras for those crazy, busy days you don’t feel like cooking!

#8. Fish Goujons with Sweet Potato Wedges

Homemade Fish goujons

Getting more fish into the weekly meal plan is always a great idea, and these homemade fish goujons are quick and easy to pull together. Serve with sweet potato wedges for a healthier take on ‘fish and chips’!

#9. Easy Veggie Stir Fry

Vegetable noodle stirfry

Plan some extra meatless meals for your family to save time, money and make healthier choices. This deliciously easy vegetable stir fry take just minutes to make, so is perfect for midweek meals!

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#10. Chorizo and Chicken Quesadillas


Some days you just want something that can be done in a matter of minutes – and that’s where these chorizo and chicken quesadillas are the perfect solution! Not only are they quick and easy to prepare (it’s really just an assembly job), you can also make them with whatever is in the fridge.

#11. Easy Peasy Pesto Pasta

Easy peasy pesto pasta

This easy peasy pesto pasta is kid-approved in our house, and absolutely ideal for busy weeknights. You’ll love that it can be on the table in less than 15 minutes!

#12. Thai Green Chicken Curry

Green Thai chicken curry

Creamy Thai green chicken curry is such a warming, delicious dinner – and tastes just as good the following day if you’re like me and LOVE leftovers! If you’ve never tried curry before, this is a great introduction!

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#13. Cheddar and Bacon Quiche

Bacon quiche

Quiche always seems much more complicated than it actually is. In fact, it makes a great family meal that uses up whatever’s in the fridge and is just as tasty the next day for lunch. We promise this cheddar and bacon quiche is simple and very satisfying!

#14. Easy Chicken Fajitas

Chicken fajitas

Fajitas are a hugely fun dinner and I get asked for them all the time! These easy chicken fajitas are packed full of flavour and you can create your own delicious combo of toppings each time. Messy, yes. Delicious, definitely!

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Have your say! We’d love to hear from you if you tried our Meal Plan and any of these family dinner ideas – which was your favourite? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you! 

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Published On: September 4th, 2019 / Categories: Food and Recipes / Last Updated: July 17th, 2021 / Tags: , /

About the Author: Jill Holtz

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

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