If you are like me, you need some go-to recipes for dinner. Here are 20 easy and delicious dinners organized in a handy clickable list. And, I’m talking super easy, low prep, won’t break the budget, kind of meals the whole family will enjoy. Some of these dinners you can pop in the slow cooker in the morning and let it cook while you go about your day, others you can pull together without much effort a little before dinnertime.
Let’s dive right in, shall we?
This is hands down, one of my all-time favorite recipes. Not only is it super simple (as the title suggests), it is so yummy! It reminds me of a rice bowl from Pepperjax. I sometimes stir in a dab of cream cheese to my serving just before eating.
We put this casserole in a 9×13, as recommended in the recipe, for added crunchiness. We all enjoyed it.
We use cooked pieces of bacon instead of whole strips of uncooked bacon; it turns out great.
We love black beans at our house and make them in the slow cooker often. One day I was daydreaming about a black bean soup we used to eat in Guatemala, I searched for something similar and found this recipe. My daughter especially enjoyed this soup.
Cut up your potatoes in the morning (no peeling necessary!), then dump everything into the crock pot or slow cooker, smell wonderful smells all day long, and have a delicious and filling meal for dinner. Win-win!
This recipe is a fun way to mix up your usual chili recipe. Very nourishing!
Ok, so this may take a little more effort than just “add to a slow cooker and plug it in”, but the taste is worth it. I prefer asparagus over zucchini, so that is usually what we use, it is amazing!
This one is quick to throw together and then pop in the oven. And it’s likely to be a hit with the whole family.
I serve this on top of cooked pasta. Side note: to help prevent soggy dough pieces, try baking the filling (everything except the dough pieces) for about 10 minutes or so. Then add the crescent dough pieces. This will add a little time to the baking, but should ensure that the dough is fully cooked.
This is a very easy, “dump and go about your day” kind of recipe. It also tastes delicious.
We use this chicken to make tacos. It’s simple to make and the flavor is wonderful. Another one of my daughter’s favorites.
If you like creamy soups, this is a good one. Though it’s not quite a “dump and go” soup, it still doesn’t require much effort on your part; the slow cooker does most of the work.
I actually make the rice separate in our rice cooker to make sure it doesn’t get mushy, so I haven’t tried it exactly as suggested in the recipe. (If you do, let me know how it goes.) Definitely try the recipe for onion soup mix she refers to in this recipe, it is very simple and gives the chicken a nice flavor.
So far we have tried this two ways, with ground beef and with ham. Both turned out great.
I cook this using her slow cooker method and it is tasty!
Yum, yum, and YUM! I brown the ground beef in a skillet, then put everything, minus the cheese, into the slow cooker. (I use a slow cooker whenever possible.) A few minutes before serving, I add the cheese. It is very easy and we all enjoy it.
I make the chicken and black bean part in the slow cooker. Place the chicken breast, whole and frozen, in there, along with the other ingredients. After it is cooked, use a potato masher to push down on the chicken (right there in the slow cooker), like you are mashing it and kind of turn the masher back and forth, it shreds up very nicely. Stir the now shredded chicken fully into the black beans and salsa, mixing it all together before serving over the baked tortilla chips. Easy peasy!
If you have never seen one of these before, check it out! It looks so pretty and is fun to eat. We usually need to bake it a little longer than the recipe says to get the dough fully cooked. It has a nice texture and flavor.
This is perfect for the days that fly by, then you glance at the clock, and, yikes, it’s about time for supper and you haven’t even started making anything! It has saved me more than once and it tastes great.