I don’t know about you, but weeknights can get a little crazy at my house between afterschool activities, carpools, homework, sports teams, and playdates. That’s why during the week I only have dinner recipes that take 30 minutes or less to make, and that’s where this recipe roundup comes in!
Below you’ll find 18 easy dinner recipes that serve at least 6 people each! On the list there are Instant Pot recipes, soups & chili, noodles, pasta, lettuce wraps, casseroles, and even pizza, too! Basically, there’s something there for everyone!
This Instant Pot Mac and Cheese recipe is an easy recipe made with macaroni, butter, evaporated milk, and 3 kinds of cheese. This recipe costs just $7.42 to make and $1.24 per serving! The recipe also includes a variation for chili mac and cheese!
This French Bread Pizza recipe is great for pizza night or weekends. It’s so easy to make, and takes less than 30 minutes! Plus it costs just $8.50 to feed 6 people, that breaks down to $1.42 per serving!
This 30-Minute White Chicken Chili recipe is so easy to make and it will quickly become a family favorite! It’s full of white beans, chicken, green chiles, corn, spices, and cheese! Serve it with some cornbread for a complete meal!
This Italian Sausage and Butter Bean Soup is a quick and easy recipe that’s made in just 30 minutes! It’s zesty, flavorful, and very filling.
Instant Pot Spicy Thai Noodle Bowl is the easiest noodle recipe ever! It’s a quick recipe for flavorful Asias-inspired noodles made right in the Instant Pot. This means you can get a family meal on the table even faster on busy nights!
With this recipe you can make Instant Pot Spaghetti with meat sauce, all in one pot. You can use ground beef or ground turkey, and your favorite marinara sauce. With this recipe dinner is on the table in 30 minutes.
Three Cheese Rigatoni is the 30 minute pasta recipe dreams are made of! It’s full of three creamy cheeses, Italian sausage, and a delicious garlic topping that is to die for!
Let me introduce you to Sloppy Joe’s leaner, healthier & sassier sister, Sloppy Jane. This recipe is quick and easy to make and it tastes fantastic! This Sloppy Jane recipe is low on fat and high on flavor with loads of veggies and lean ground turkey.
Mediterranean Instant Pot Chicken and Potatoes is a perfect family meal. It is a one-pot dish that is affordable, quick and easy to make, yet full of amazing Mediterranean flavors. It’s also suitable for gluten free diets.
This simple to make Healthy Chicken Lettuce Wraps recipe is a delicious weeknight dinner that the whole family will love! The lettuce wraps are even better than PF Chang’s lettuce wraps, and take less than 30 minutes to throw together! A bonus is that they are gluten free and dairy free.
This easy taco soup recipe has all of your favorite Mexican flavors combined into one bowl! It’s hearty, comforting and so tasty.
Easy Baked Salmon Milanese Recipe is delicious baked salmon with a lemon dill butter flavor oven baked in a foil pouch for an easy healthy baked salmon dinner everyone loves!
With this Instant Pot Southwestern Chicken and Rice recipe you simply throw everything in the instant pot and walk away. You’ll have a delicious, satisfying, healthy dinner just 30 minutes later!
You’re going to LOVE this Chicken Enchilada Casserole recipe, because it’s made with THE BEST creamy avocado green enchilada sauce! It’s gluten free and easy to make in under 30 minutes! The quinoa in the recipe adds fiber and protein to this healthy, simple recipe.
These delicious Southern Salmon Croquettes are a quick and easy soul food classic done right! They are nice and tender on the inside and full of salmon flavor and aromatics. The outside has a crunchy and delicious exterior from an irresistible cornmeal breading. Try this recipe and you’ll find yourself making these time and time again. For a complete southern meal try serving them with fried green tomatoes or grits!
You’ll love serving this Sweet Potato Pork Hash recipe for brinner (breakfast for dinner). It uses dinner favorites like pork, sweet potatoes and corn and a breakfast favorite like fried eggs.
With this recipe, delicious Cheesy Taco Pasta is made in one pot and only takes 30 minutes to make! This quick and easy weeknight meal is a family favorite!
This Quesadilla Casserole is an easy Mexican casserole recipe that includes layers of tortillas, ground beef, black beans, corn and cheese. It’s all baked together for dinner perfection, and it’s a quick and simple meal that the whole family will love, even the pickiest of eaters.
If you’re looking for a simple dinner idea, then you’re in luck! This easy gnocchi recipe is inspired by a trip to Sorrento and can be made in under twenty minutes! Delicious gnocchi tossed in a fresh tomato sauce, topped with mozzarella and basil, and then served hot. This is one of the best gnocchi recipes you’ll ever try!
This easy English muffin pizza recipe is the perfect lunch, snack, or dinner for a busy family! This recipe starts with English muffins, and then you let everyone choose their own toppings for a meal that’s sure to please everyone, including the kids!
There’s no need to grab take out for dinner tonight with these 20 easy dinner ideas. Again, all of them take just 30 minutes or less and serve 6 people. If you’re a family of 6 or less, then I highly suggest making the full recipes instead of scaling them back. That way you’ll have delicious leftovers for another night or lunch the next day!