Our Favorite 12 Easy & Yummy Family Dinner Recipes!

During this busy time of the year, dinner has to be easy and kids have to eat it! That is why we have created this collection of our favorite yummy family dinner recipes that the entire family will enjoy.

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easy and yummy family dinner recipes

With the kids going back to school there are approximately a kajillion details that have to be considered.  One that often gets forgotten is that you actually have to feed them when they get home. AND they are likely going to be hungry!

So, to make your life easier, I have pulled together some of my favorite easy dinner choices that are sure to please.  Want more ideas? Check out these Microwave Foods.

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1. Seafood Gumbo Recipe

This delicious Southern Quick and Healthy Seafood Gumbo recipe by 3 boys and a dog is made with tomatoes and a choice of seafood. Serve with whole-grain bread to complete the meal.

2. Slow Cooker Cheeseburger Soup

This Cheeseburger Soup recipe from Natural Green Mom starts with the base of a hearty potato soup.  Add ground beef and cheddar cheese for the full cheeseburger fun!

3. Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork

One of our favorite recipes here at Kids Activities Blog has been Dr. Pepper pulled pork. It is simple and yummy and the entire family will call this a favorite.

4. Cheeseburger Runza Recipe

The cheeseburger Runza recipe is one of my family’s very favorite meals.  What makes it even better is you can double the recipe and the leftovers make awesome additions to lunchboxes for the rest of the week.

5. Lettuce Wrap Copycat Recipe

PF Chang’s Lettuce Wrap Copycat Recipe is my constant when we visit PF Chang’s or Pei Wei. The amazing thing is that Andrea has made it into a slow cooker recipe, which means it is super easy and quick too!

6. Chicken Primavera

This flavorful Chicken Primavera recipe is from Lisa at Life with Lisa.  I was surprised at how quickly this can be made up at the last minute like you have been planning it the whole day!

7. One-Pan Chicken Parmesan

Try our one-pan parmesan chicken recipe, It is super yummy, has the best flavor, and is one of the easiest ways to cook up a chicken breast.

8. Chicken and Noodles

Chicken and Noodles is another slow cooker recipe from Crystal who is the queen of meal planning. This is a really yummy dish that is crazy easy.

9. Crockpot Ravioli

Crockpot Ravioli is a family favorite from Crystal at Crystal and Comp. Has over 100,000 pins on Pinterest! It is a ridiculously easy recipe that the entire family will adore.

10. Instant Pot Meatloaf

Yes, you can make meatloaf in an instant pot! I didn’t even think about it until I tried this genius easy dinner recipe.

11. Bacon Cheeseburger Eggrolls

Bacon Cheeseburger Eggrolls from Living Locurto is a super cool recipe that successfully combines several of my favorite foods!  How can you go wrong with bacon, cheeseburger, AND eggrolls?

12. Honey-Lime Chicken Enchiladas

Honey-Lime Chicken Enchiladas from Tidy Mom has whipped up something that sounds absolutely AMAZING to me.  I can’t wait to try this recipe with my family.

more quick and yummy recipes the whole family will love!

So which yummy dinner recipe are you going to try out today? Let us know how it goes!


  1. Thank you so much for including some of my recipes, my free printable and my eBook in this roundup. You are so awesome, Holly.

    And, I am off to check out that 2 minute chicken. Sounds perfect for busy families.

  2. Thanks so much for including my gumbo! Living on the gorgeous Alabama Gulf Coast, we have lots of seafood dishes, but Gumbo is the most requested!

    I have pinned this to my “recipes to try” board so I can remember to check out the other yummy tummy sounding soups, stews, and such!

  3. These all sound delicious! Thanks for sharing some great ideas!

  4. Easy meals? I ™m there! My son was looking over my shoulder as I was reading this article and he says that the cheeseburger soup needs to be put in our meal rotation 🙂 Thank you for linking up this week to the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop 🙂

  5. All of these recipes sound SO good! Loving your 2 minute chicken. Will be making that for sure!

  6. Oh thanks Jessica! Have fun with it…reminds me I should make that for tonight!

  7. Great ideas for easy dinners! I know I sure need that. Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays! x

  8. Oh great list Holly!! I’m always looking for easy dinner recipes!! thanks for sharing my enchiladas!

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