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21 Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners to Get You Through the Week

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Another Monday is here and if you’re struggling to figure out what’s for dinner, you’ve come to the right place! These recipes are quick and easy and totally delicious.

Ground Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry

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This ground beef stir fry is delicious, nutritious, and has protein, produce, carbs (energy), and flavor! This ground beef and broccoli checks all the boxes and you can have it on the table in just 20 minutes, so it’s perfect for busy weeknights and you can even prep it ahead. 
Get the recipe: Ground Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry

Low Country Old Bay Shrimp Boil

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This one pot dinner is a meal that you can have on the table in just 30 minutes that the whole family will love! This shrimp boil takes a few shortcuts to make it a little easier to eat, but tastes just as good!
Get the recipe: Low Country Old Bay Shrimp Boil Recipe

Surf and Turf Foil Packs

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Steak and shrimp pair up with corn and red onion in these delicious surf and turf foil packets. It’s a great recipe to cook over a campfire, on the grill or even in the oven. Perfect for an easy weeknight dinner at home, or a weekend on the go!
Get the recipe: Surf and Turf Foil Packs

Pepper Steak Stir Fry Recipe

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This easy pepper and steak stir fry recipe comes together in just 30 minutes and it’s better than take-out! It’s got everything you want in a meal (from both a nutrition and an enjoyment standpoint): carbs, veggies, protein, and FLAVOR! Serve up this stir fry steak with rice for a completely delicious meal.
Get the recipe: Pepper Steak Stir Fry Recipe

Easy Vegetarian Pan Fried Noodles

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Looking for a new dinner idea that’s delicious, nutritious, and easy? These pan fried noodles are it! The savory sauce, tender vegetables, and chewy udon noodles come together for a dish that is made with simple ingredients, but not lacking in any flavor.
Get the recipe: Easy Vegetarian Pan Fried Noodles

Pasta in Green Sauce (Green Pasta)

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This green pasta is great for kids or anyone looking to add more greens to their diet! Vegetarian and easily vegan, this vibrant pasta in green sauce is a great main or side all year long. 
Get the recipe: Pasta in Green Sauce (Green Pasta)

Chicken Piccata with Gnocchi

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Your family will love this fabulous weeknight meal and it can be on your table in just 25 minutes. Thinly sliced chicken is dredged in seasoned flour and sautéed in a dreamy lemon butter pan sauce with wine and capers. Then add some gnocchi to this chicken piccata for the ultimate tasty comfort food dinner! 
Get the recipe: Chicken Piccata with Gnocchi

Shrimp Linguine Recipe with Lemon Garlic Breadcrumbs

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This shrimp linguine is perfect for a special dinner at home, but fast enough to make for a delicious weeknight dinner as well. This shrimp and linguine starts with a base of chewy linguine, is topped with buttery garlic shrimp, and finished with crunchy garlic breadcrumbs for big time flavor and texture in each bite.
Get the recipe: Shrimp Linguine Recipe with Lemon Garlic Breadcrumbs

Hawaiian BBQ Chicken

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Perfectly cooked, tender chicken is always a winner and you can’t go wrong with this simple grilled chicken recipe. This chicken and pineapple main dish has wonderful tropical flavors, as well as blending the sweet, tangy and savory elements for a mouthwatering result.
Get the recipe: Hawaiian BBQ Chicken

Spring Vegetable Gnocchi

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This veggie gnocchi recipe is the perfect way to celebrate spring. Fresh, crisp asparagus spears with bright peas in a light cream sauce with pillowy gnocchi. This easy recipe is sure to be hit every time you serve it!
Get the recipe: Spring Vegetable Gnocchi

Easy Shrimp Fajitas Recipe

shrimp fajita platter
Photo Credit: Loren Runion for My Everyday Table.

Not only are these shrimp fajitas meal nutritious and delicious, but they are easy to make, making it a great option for weeknight dinners. The shrimp is seasoned with a homemade fajita blend and cooked with bell peppers, onions, and garlic for max flavor. Everyone can build their own fajita and add toppings to their heart’s content (truly the best part of meals like this!).
Get the recipe: Easy Shrimp Fajitas Recipe

Thai Chicken Wraps with Peanut Sauce

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These Thai chicken wraps are loaded with fresh vegetables, grilled chicken, and a generous schmear of peanut sauce. It’s a quick, healthy, and easy meal that can be prepared for lunch, dinner, or snack time in less than 25 minutes!
Get the recipe: Thai Chicken Wraps with Peanut Sauce

Easy Big Mac Salad Recipe 

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Burgers x salad = delicious and nutritious! This Big Mac salad recipe has crunchy iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, onion, savory ground beef, shredded cheddar cheese, and, of course, finished off with the special sauce dressing.
Get the recipe: Easy Big Mac Salad Recipe 

Black Pepper Chicken

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This black pepper chicken recipe is a tasty copycat Panda Express recipe that will get rave reviews. This homemade version is better for you and ready to serve in just 30 minutes.
Get the recipe: Black Pepper Chicken

Oven Vegetarian Fajitas

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Your family will love these oven fajitas with veggies! Making these veggie fajitas in the oven is such a simple meal. Throw everything in together, and dinner is ready in just 30 minutes.
Get the recipe: Oven Fajitas with Veggies

Italian Sausage Sandwiches

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These are the best Italian sausage sandwiches and they are quick, and easy to prepare. Sweet or spicy sausages smothered in tomato sauce with onions and mushrooms. They are the perfect simple, but hearty sandwich to satisfy your cravings! 
Get the recipe: Italian Sausage Sandwiches

Easy Penne Pomodoro Recipe

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This quick and easy dinner is perfect for busy weeknights and it has so much flavor that it’s hard to believe that it’s ready in just 30 minutes. This sauce uses high quality ingredients and lets the classic Italian flavors shine in the best way possible.
Get the recipe: Easy Penne Pomodoro Recipe

Instant Pot Mongolian Beef 

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This is the best quick and easy recipe for simple, healthy, and spicy Mongolian beef. Serve over rice with a veggie for a full meal.
Get the recipe: Instant Pot Mongolian Beef 

Air Fryer Black Bean Taquitos

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Your family will love these four ingredient air fryer taquitos that you can have on the table in just 20 minutes. Don’t skip this recipe because you don’t have an air fryer, you can cook them in the oven too!
Get the recipe: Air Fryer Black Bean Taquitos

Lemon Asparagus Pasta

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This lemon asparagus pasta is an easy 30-minute meal perfect for any night of the week! Pasta is tossed in a creamy, silky, lemony sauce with sautéed asparagus, shallots, & toasted almonds. It’s a simple dinner recipe that everyone will love! 
Get the recipe: Lemon Asparagus Pasta

Pasta with Peas and Ham

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Pasta with peas and ham is a classic Italian dish that combines the savory flavors of ham with the sweetness of peas and the comfort of pasta. This simple and satisfying recipe is easy to make and perfect for a quick, delicious weeknight dinner.
Get the recipe: Pasta with Peas and Ham

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