Regain your sanity and enjoy some good food while you're at it this fall with my list of the 49 Best Quick Back-to-School Dinner Recipes!
Go into this fall confidently with a selection of delicious and easy recipes your family will love! My list of the 49 Best Quick Back-to-School Dinner Recipes are all ready in less than 30 minutes, are kid-friendly, and are based on whole foods ingredients.
In the list are vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free recipes, offering delicious and quick recipes for any dietary preference!
Even though I don't even have kids, I sure feel for all the parents out there during this back to school season.
As if the normal change back to busy and structured schedules wasn't enough, we add the current situation on top and my head is just buzzing. I already couldn't imagine how you amazing parents did it (most days, I feel overwhelmed by just having a dog) and then we also have this we're dealing with.
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I started racking my mind for things I could do to support my parent-friends in my life. Listening, offering to help, supporting in any way I could.
And then, it hit me: food is always so hard to come up with after busy days of school, work, extracurriculars, meetings, and the like. I'm sure it will continue to be such with changing schedules, homeschooling, working from home, and more.
So why don't I come up with a list of the fastest and easiest kid-friendly recipes you can have a the ready to feed at your family?
Because, even if there's some unknown this season, you can at least know how you're going to take care of and nourish your family. And when you're fueled from the inside-out, things always somehow feel a little more doable.
Please enjoy my collection of recipes from some of my favorite bloggers and let me know in the comments below if there are any other types of recipes you'd like me to feature this fall!
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49 Best Quick Back-to-School Dinner Recipes
Get healthy and delicious dinners on the table for your family in less than 30 minutes with this list of my 49 Best Quick Back-to-School Dinner Recipes from my favorite bloggers!
The Tastiest Quinoa Salad Recipe!
A tasty and healthy quinoa salad that is packed with protein and popular with kiddos!
Vegan Lentil Sloppy Joes
Enjoy a plant-based childhood classic with this Vegan Lentil Sloppy Joe Recipe!
Vegetarian Quesadillas with Black Beans and Sweet Potato
These Vegetarian Quesadillas with Black Beans & Sweet Potato are hearty and filling without containing any meat!
Healthy Chicken Wraps with Mandarin Oranges
These delicious and Healthy Chicken Wraps with Mandarin Oranges are super simple to prepare and ready in only 20 minutes! Bonus, these wraps save great and are perfect for work week lunches.
Quick & Easy Chicken & Rice Soup
Have a steaming bowl of wholesome, semi-homemade Chicken & Rice Soup on your table in under 30 minutes!
Instant Pot Hamburger Helper
Instant Pot Hamburger Helper is so much better than the boxed stuff! It's also lighter. Get this dinner on the table in no time.
Easy Vegan Burrito Bowl with Black Beans and Fajitas (20 Minutes, 6 Ingredients, No Oil)
Healthy, full of plant-based protein, and flavor, this Easy Vegan Burrito Bowl takes only 6 ingredients and is ready in under 20 minutes.
15-Minute Vegan Orange Tofu
Get the experience of orange chicken without the meat in this Vegan Orange Tofu! It's quick, easy, affordable, and delicious!
Turkey and Sweet Potato Chili
An easy, comforting, and healthy Sweet Potato Turkey Chili, this stew is easy to make and big on flavor!
10 Minute Gluten-Free Chicken Fried Rice
Perfect for a busy weeknight, this Gluten-Free Chicken Fried RIce is ready in under 10 minutes!
Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas
Full of flavor and also great for meal prep, these Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas are juicy, spicy, and just like you'd get in a restaurant.
Mary Ellen's Cooking Creations: Korean Pulled Pork Tacos with a Creamy Sriracha Slaw
Tender and moist pulled pork meets up with creamy slaw in a deceptively easy and quick recipe in these Korean Pulled Pork Tacos with Creamy Sriracha Slaw.
Gluten-Free Pizza Quesadilla Recipe
Otherwise known as "pizza dippers," these Gluten-Free Pizza Quesadillas are gluten-free, crispy, and that pizza flavor in a snap!
Easy Mushroom Noodles -Quick & Easy Asian style noodles
A great meat-free dinner made with just a handful of basic pantry ingredients, these Easy Mushroom Noodles are satisfying any time of the year.
Use 93% lean or lower ground turkey for the most flavorful, and juicy burgers. Make your own jerk seasoning blend or use a good quality use store-bought version -- both are delicious!
Tortellini Al Forno (with a spicy kick)
In Tortellini Al Forno, cheese-filled tortellini are tossed in a creamy sauce with bacon, making it a quick and easy comfort food.
15 Minute Vegan Veggie Lo Mein
Like takeout but quicker, this 15-Minute Vegan Veggie Lo Mein is made with easy-to-find and healthy ingredients.
Instant Pot Coconut Chicken Curry
Dinner is on the table in just 30 minutes in this easy and healthy Coconut Chicken Curry. It features spices like ginger, garlic, onions, flavorful spices, and rich coconut milk.
Tuna Tomato Pasta
A easy to make family meal, this Tuna Tomato Pasta is a fan even of little ones!
Slow Cooker Chicken Mexican Stew
A slow cooker stew, throw this Slow Cooker Chicken Mexican Stew cooks while you're away at work and school.
Cheesy Beef Taco Skillet Recipe with Cauliflower Rice
A cheesy and meaty dish, this Cheesy Beef Taco Skillet cooks up quickly and satisfies those comfort food cravings.
Cheesy BLT Pierogi Skillet Dinner
Combining the best of both worlds, this Cheesy BLT Pierogi Skillet Dinner is a one-pot dinner the whole family will love.
Quick & Easy Vegan Peanut Noodles
These Vegan Peanut Noodles are a filling plant-based dinner that are ready in no time!
Garlic and Oil Pasta (Aglio e Olio)
A simple, but delicious pasta, this Garlic and Oil Pasta is a great side dish or base for grilled chicken or salmon.
Pan-Seared Chicken Breasts with Tomatoes
Juicy and flavorful Pan Seared Chicken Breasts with Tomatoes are on the table in under 20 minutes and pair with so many delicious sides!
Easy Homemade Pasta Sauce
Whether you're looking to for a healthier pasta sauce alternative, are out of pre-made pasta sauce, or simply prefer homemade sauce, this Easy Homemade Pasta Sauce is for you. It's made in just two steps and takes all pantry staples you probably already have on hand.
Kale And Ricotta Chicken Meatballs
Tender and juicy, these Kale and Ricotta Chicken Meatballs are a quick and versatile dinner!
Air Fryer Pizza Rolls
These Air Fryer Pizza Rolls are sure to be a hit in your household! Serve them as a snack or meal for rave reviews from your family!
Honey Garlic Shrimp Recipe
Take advantage of quick-cooking shrimp in this Honey Garlic Shrimp Recipe. It's super easy to make and ultra-flavorful.
Vegan Pumpkin Soup
A gluten-free and nourishing soup, this Vegan Pumpkin Soup is comforting and ready in a snap!
Make a complete and healthy dinner in the pressure cooker or Instant Pot tonight. This pineapple chicken and rice is a gluten-free one-pot dish the whole family will love.
10-minute No-Cook Greek Salad Wraps with White Beans
A simple Greek salad wrapped up in a pita, these No-Cook Greek Salad Wraps are a quick & refreshing no-cook meal!
Creamy Pesto Pasta with Chicken & Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Take premade or homemade pesto up a notch with this Creamy Pesto Pasta with Chicken & Sun-Dried Tomatoes. This dish is satisfying, rich in protein, and healthy fats.
Instant Pot Lentil Soup with Sausage
This gluten-free and dairy-free Instant Pot Lentil Soup with Sausage soup is an easy, comforting, and hearty meal. Just toss everything in the Instant Pot and dinner will be ready in no time.
Foil Wrapped Salmon with Snow Peas & Mushrooms
Make a quick dinner with almost no clean-up in this Foil Wrapped Salmon with Snow Peas & Mushrooms!
15-Minute Weeknight Chicken Nachos
Treat yourself to an easy-to-make comfort food with this 15-Minute Weeknight Chicken Nachos.
Get a healthy & quick dinner the whole family will love on the table tonight with these Turkey Sloppy Joes!
They are easy to make, delicious, and ready in under 20 minutes! They also don’t have any processed sugar, gluten, or other processed ingredients. You will love them because the family will gobble them up but it won’t take a lot of time or stress to make them.
Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli
Enjoy Beef and Broccoli any time you want with this Instant Pot recipe! It's a fan-favorite.
30-Minute Chicken Lettuce Wraps
A healthy comfort-food recipe the whole family will love, these 30-Minute Chicken Lettuce Wraps are just like you'd find at your favorite restaurant!
Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken
A sweet and savory sauce robes tender and juicy chicken in this Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken.
An affordable and filling vegetarian dish, this Lentil Dahl Recipe is made with pantry ingredients and is rich in plant-based protein.
Creamy Lemon Chicken
This one-pan Creamy Lemon Chicken is ready in just 25-minutes, low-carb, and family-friendly!
Easy Mushroom Tart Recipe
This deceptively simple Easy Mushroom Tart Recipe is a special and great-tasting quick family dinner!
Chicken and Vegetable Stir Fry (with Frozen Vegetables!)
A quick dinner recipe, this Chicken and Vegetable Stir Fry is made entirely with frozen and pantry staples.
Thaw your chicken ahead of time but you can use frozen veggies straight out of the freezer. Use whatever green veggies you have on hand, though I recommend green beans, broccoli, or a stir fry vegetable blend.
Sopa de Albondigas- Healthy Meatball Soup
Made with lean ground beef and fresh vegetables, this Sopa De Albondigas, is a popular midday meal in Guatemala, Mexico, and El Salvador while being super easy to make and family-friendly.
Indian Butter Chicken
Enjoy an Indian classic in less than 30 minutes with this Indian Butter Chicken!
Instant Pot Beef & Vegetable Soup
A quick and hearty meal, this Instant Pot Beef & Vegetable Soup is inexpensive, filling, and perfect for kiddos!
Easy Instant Pot Hibachi Chicken Dinner (Gluten-Free!)
Super easy, yet super satisfying, this Instant Pot Hibachi Chicken Dinner is just like you'd eat in the restaurant. Serve it up with the creamy restaurant-inspired sauce and your family will be running for seconds!
A Thai classic green curry brought to your dinner table. It's moderately spicy, lightly sweet, full of umami, and ready in under 25 minutes!
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