Our Favorite Weeknight Meals

On most days of the week, I would say that I love to cook. I enjoy being in the kitchen. The process of cooking doesn’t often stress me out or overwhelm me. I generally dislike thinking of what to make for dinner, though. I’m one of those people who would be pretty darn happy with a bowl of pasta or a big salad every single night. In the spirit of not being the most boring eater on the planet, though, I like to make 3-4 different dinners in a week. I love being able to cook for two, instead of just myself, because I have the ability to make more food in a week! I’m not subject to eating leftovers for 3 days straight just to not waste all the ingredients I had to buy. We eat out a good bit on the weekends, so I like to make a fresh dinner most every weeknight. If you’re stuck in a rut or just like discovering new recipes, I’ve got you! Our favorite weeknight meals are:

Chicken Taco Salad – I’m grateful to have a husband who loves salad just about as much as I do! (Assuming it has enough protein on it 😉)

The Best Chili on Earth – It actually is the best chili I’ve ever had! I half the recipe (or you could do the whole recipe and freeze half). We use turkey, instead of beef. It’s really good alongside this Skillet Cornbread.

Quinoa Enchilada Casserole – I add in a pound of ground turkey. This reheats like an absolute champ!

Cajun Chicken Pasta – I like to add in extra vegetables, like asparagus or broccoli.

Sesame Chicken Noodles –  I found this recipe in Chrissy Teigen’s cookbook and we love it! Super easy to make and so good.

Easy Chicken Parmesan – I was intimidated by homemade chicken parm until I tried this recipe and learned how easy it is. You could easily swap the chicken for eggplant, too!

Creamy Garlic-Chicken Bundles – I made these on a whim once and Mike wouldn’t stop raving about them. Easy and adaptable to your tastes!

Easy Chicken and Dumplings – The title says it all, easy.

Non-recipe dinners we love include some type of fish (typically salmon or tilapia), rice pilaf and a vegetable.

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  1. Alyssa wrote:

    How do you cook your fish? I never buy fish because I feel like I suck at cooking it.

    Posted 1.10.18 Reply
  2. Mallory wrote:

    Always looking for new recipes to try! The casserole, taco salad, chili, and chicken parmesan are on my list now! Everything sounds delicious.

    Posted 1.10.18 Reply
  3. sahmon wrote:

    You decorate it very beautiful, I love your work out.




    Posted 1.11.18 Reply
  4. Deanna wrote:

    I always looking for new recipes to mix it up. Thanks for the suggestions!


    Posted 1.11.18 Reply
  5. Kandie wrote:

    These are great recipes that I think even my picky kiddos would eat!!! Thank you!!

    Posted 1.11.18 Reply
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  7. zsxd02 wrote:

    I like it because it looks very clean.


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  8. Julie wrote:

    do you fully cook the ground turkey before adding, or just brown it?

    Posted 1.18.18 Reply
    • I fully cooked it – I wasn't sure what to do! This worked.

      Posted 1.30.18 Reply
  9. We've just made the quinoa enchilada casserole with the ground turkey and it was a huge hit with us. Thank you!

    Posted 1.30.18 Reply

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