25 Time Savings Dinners

Only have a small amount of time to make dinner each night? These 25 recipes are easy to make ahead of time in the crock pot or on the stove. Save these recipes to save for your busy nights!

01 | Crock-Pot Beef Sandwiches

Crock Pot Beef Sandwiches | Gathered In The Kitchen

I’ve never been a fan of sandwiches, but these crock-pot beef sandwiches are the exception! I luuuuv them – and so do my kids! Just be warned, you can’t eat just one! You will be eating until you can’t fit anymore in your belly! If you’re looking to ditch the bread, serve this crock-pot beef and the au jus over mashed potatoes…again, so so good!

02 | One Pot Lasagna

One Pot Lasagna Recipe | Gathered In The Kitchen

Dinner just got easier with this one pot lasagna that is not only delicious but also nutritious! One pot lasagna is loaded with veggies that are hidden among the noodles, beef and cheese. Even kids love it! 

03 | Sausage & Green Peppers Sheet Pan Dinner Over Rice Recipe

Sausage & Green Peppers Sheet Pan Dinner Over Rice Recipe | Gathered In The Kitchen

Looking for an easy weeknight dinner to serve your family? This 5 ingredient meal is full of flavor and is easy to clean up!

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04 | The Best Meatball Recipe Ever!

meatballs and pasta

The best meatballs that are juicy and tender. Baked in the oven til perfection! Made with ground beef, Italian sausage, eggs, Parmesan cheese breadcrumbs and spices! 

05 | Classic 5 Ingredient Sloppy Joes Recipe

5 Ingredient Sloppy Joes

Ground beef, green pepper, onion, brown sugar, ketchup make up these deliciously easy, tried and true Sloppy Joes, that everyone will love! 

06 | Meatballs & Rice

Meatballs & Rice - Easy Dinner! | Gathered In The Kitchen

A super easy and hearty dinner made from ground beef, onion soup mix, rice and cream of mushroom.

07 | Lasagna Soup

Lasagna Soup Recipe | Gathered In The Kitchen

This easy One Pot Lasagna Soup is loaded with all of the hearty goodness of homemade lasagna except in soup form and without the work! This Lasagna Soup boasts the comforting flavors of beef, tomatoes, rich Italian herbs and cheese blend making it a comfort dish that is easy to make and perfect for the weeknight dinner. 

08 | Enchilada Pasta Casserole Bake

Enchilada Pasta Bake Recipe | Gathered In The Kitchen

09 | Ramen Noodle Stir Fry

Ramen Noodle Stir Fry

This ramen noodle stir fry is an easy dinner dish that highlights vegetables, Asian sauces and noodles.

10 | Corn Chowder Soup

Easy Corn Chowder Soup

This corn chowder soup is easy and delicious and perfect for those cold winter days! Warm up with a creamy bowl of corn chowder and enjoy with a fresh piece of skillet cornbread!

11 | Ravioli with Asparagus & Tomatoes

Ravioli with Asparagus & Tomatoes

Create a delish gourmet tasting dish using a package of store bought ravioli, paired with asparagus and tomatoes!

12 | Zucchini Lasagna Rolls

Zucchini Lasagna Rolls

Eating healthy doesn’t mean you have to give up all of the great dishes that you love. These zucchini lasagna rolls are the perfect healthy twist to classic lasagna!

13 | Homemade Lo Mein Noodles & Steak

Homemade Lo Mein Noodles with Steak

The easiest, most delicious lo mein you will make!  It’s quick, healthy and best of all, it’s kid approved!!! 

14 | Tortellini Spinach Bake

Spinach Tortellini Bake

Tortellini Spinach Bake with bacon, spinach and creamy sauce is one of the most delicious and easy dinners to make on busy weeknights that your entire family with love! 

15 | Skillet Gnocchi with Spinach & White Beans

Skillet Gnocchi with Spinach & White Beans

A healthy, vegetarian dish that’s quick and easy to make!

16 | Pioneer Woman’s Sour Cream Noodle Bake

Pioneer Woman's Sour Cream Noodle Bake | Gathered In The Kitchen

A quick and easy dinner for busy weeknight meals! This sour cream noodle bake is rich with flavor from the ground beef, sour cream, cottage cheese, noodles and more! This is the perfect family friendly 

17 | 7 Ingredient Zuppa Toscana

7 Ingredient Zuppa Toscana Recipe | Gathered In The Kitchen

This 7 Ingredient Zuppa Toscana is holy moly crazy insanity good!!! I mean like GOOOOOD! So good that I literally was licking the pot clean because I wanted every last drip!

18 | Taco Casserole Bake

Taco Casserole Bake

Change up taco night with a delicious twist! This taco casserole that you bake in the oven is a fantastic change up to taco Tuesday! 

19 | 3 Ingredient Pizza Crescent Rolls

3 Ingredient Pizza Crescent Roll Ups

These 3 ingredient pizza crescent rolls are quick and easy for weeknight dinners.

20 | Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos

Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos 7

Comfort food with a healthy vegan twist! Swap out the chicken for cauliflower in this buffalo cauliflower taco recipe that will blow your taste buds away! These tacos are loaded with spice, flavor and healthfulness! Enjoy this quick and easy meal any night of the week!

21 | Hummus and Avocado Sandwich Recipe

Hummus and Avocado Sandwich Recipe | Gathered In The Kitchen

These vegan hummus avocado sandwiches are the perfect healthy, quick and easy meal ready in under 10 minutes that even meat lovers will love! High grain toast smothered in hummus topped with slices of ripe avocado, tomatoes, arugula and a balsamic reduction.

22 | Slow Cooker Mexican Carnitas

Slow Cooker Mexican Carnitas Recipe

These mouthwatering Slow Cooker Mexican Carnitas are absolutely amazing and rival any restaurant carnitas. 

23 | Keto Friendly Chicken Skewers with Creamy Turmeric Dip

Keto Friendly Chicken Skewers with Creamy Turmeric Dip

As lifestyles change and become more chaotic, we value the grab and go concept of short, easy meals. These keto friendly chicken skewers with creamy turmeric dip are delicious and are a great way to not compromise health and nutrition for convenience. 

24 | Easy Kale Salad Recipe with Homemade Salad Dressing

Easy Kale Salad with fresh chopped kale, almonds, dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, red wine vinegar, vegetable oil and honey. A delicious and nutricious salad! | Gathered In The Kitchen

This easy kale salad with homemade salad dressing recipe is delicious and packed full of vitamins! It takes only a few minutes to make and uses staple pantry items!

25 | Paleo Shrimp & Sausage Skillet

Paleo Shrimp & Sausage Skillet Recipe

I took the classic Low Country Boil and put a lower carb spin on it! Replacing the corn and potatoes with peppers…and it was delicious!! 

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