Looking for easy 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.

easy dinner ideas for.family- Easy Family Dinners with Kids that are smiling in yellow shirt in front of a dinner plate - Kids Activities Blog
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easy and yummy family dinner recipes

Easy dinners are a must! 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.  These easy recipes are sure to be a hit. Want more ideas? Check out these Microwave Foods.

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easy family dinner ideas

easy dinner ideas for.family- Seafood Gumbo- 3boysandadog- Gumbo recipe with tomatoes, seafood, rice, with a side of bread
Seafood gumbo is one of my family’s favorite dinners!

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. Make this on the weekend and reheat on busy weeknights.

easy dinner ideas for.family- Cheese burger soup- creamy soup with hamburger, celery, onions, cheese, and crackers
Rich, creamy, meaty, and tasty, everyone will love this cheeseburger soup.

2. Slow Cooker Cheeseburger Soup

Want more easy weeknight dinners? This Cheeseburger Soup recipe from The Recipe Critic starts with the base of a hearty potato soup.  Add ground beef and cheddar cheese for the full cheeseburger fun!

easy dinner ideas for.family- Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork- kids activities blog- family favorite dinner- with oat buns and chips and bbq
If you haven’t made Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork for your family, you’re missing out!

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.

easy dinner ideas for.family- Cheeseburger runza recipe- buns with ground beef and cheese piled up on a plate
Yup! Fresh delicious buns filled with yummy meat and cheese, heck yes!

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.

easy dinner ideas for.family- Lettuce wrap copy cat recipe- based on PF Chang's or Pei Wei based slower cooker recipe
Lettuce wraps are so delicious and underrated. Try it, maybe it’ll become a family favorite dinner!

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!

easy dinner ideas for.family- Chicken Primavera recipe- chicken, asparagus, cheese, tomatoes, and noodles
Chicken primavera is so easy to make! This dinner recipe will soon become a favorite!

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! This is also an easy way to use up leftover chicken.

easy dinner ideas for.family- One pan chicken parmesan- dinner recipe- kids activities blog- tomato sauce, chicken, cheese
I can eat this one-pan chicken parmesan dinner recipe…almost every night. This with a side of garlic bread, yum.

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. This is a great way to use up chicken, cheese, and some canned sauces.

easy dinner ideas for.family- Chicken noodle slower cooker recipe family dinner
Everyone loves chicken noodle soup and this slower cooker recipe is perfect for family dinner!

8. Chicken and Noodles

This is one of the best easy dinner ideas, because you can make it in bulk. 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. It’s an easy chicken recipe.

easy dinner ideas for.family- Crockpot ravioli family dinner recipe- over 100000 Pinterest shares, ravioli, basil ,onions, tomatoes, mushrooms
Yuuuuum! Crockpot Ravioli will quickly become a family favorite dinner.

9. Crockpot Ravioli

Looking for new recipes? We got em, and you’ll want to try this one out on a busy night. 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. I’d serve it with some homemade garlic knots with mozzarella cheese on it.

easy dinner ideas for.family- Instant pot meatloaf- meatloaf and ketchup with a salad and potato
Yum, this instant pot meatloaf is quick and easy. Perfect for a family dinner.

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. It is such a flavorful dish. Add some colorful veggies, so good. You can make a big batch of this. Even picky eaters will love it.

easy dinner ideas for.family- Bacon cheeseburger eggrolls, filled with veggies, meat, and cheese and crispy eggroll with ketchup and mustard
Love cheeseburgers? Love bacon? Love eggrolls? Then your family will love these bacon cheeseburger eggrolls.

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?

easy dinner ideas for.family- Honey-lime chicken enchiladas- topped with cheese, cilantro, tomatoes
Guys! This honey-lime chicken enchiladas will be your family’s new favorite dinner.

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.

easy dinner ideas for.family- easy chop suey recipe is perfect easy dinner recipe - shown here from above with one serving of chop suey plated on a square white plate from All Our Way
Let’s make chop suey!

13. Chop Suey is Easy

Don’t order take out! Make this easy chop suey recipe from All Our Way. Chop Suey is a delicious stew composed of bean sprouts, water chestnuts, bamboo shoots, onions, celery, and bits of pork, chicken, shrimp, or beef served with noodles.

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

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

  2. 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 🙂

  3. 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!

  4. 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.