5 Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

Perfect for busy parents, these recipes promise to make your weeknight cooking a breeze while ensuring a delightful dining experience for the whole family. Dive into these easy-to-follow recipes and transform your weeknight dinners into moments of culinary joy without spending hours in the kitchen.

The older my kids get, the more busy I am! Anyone else in my same boat? The few hours they are gone at school during the day, are the only hours that I have to get stuff done.

As soon as I pick them up from school, I literally turn into a taxi driver driving my three kiddos all over the place for the next several hours until I’m ready to crash in bed!…and it continues all weekend long {…and this past weekend, I may or may not have put the wrong location for a basketball game into my GPS and drove 25 miles further north than I needed to…when the game was already an hour away! 😳 Yep, I’m that mom and I definitely don’t have all of my “stuff” together sometimes! But, hey, it makes for a funny story later!}

But, as “ahhhhh” as it can be, I wouldn’t trade it for anything! I absolutely love that I have the opportunity to drive my kids places, spend time with them and help them succeed in the activities that they love, despite the fact that I’m likely giving myself an ulcer and draining my bank account on a daily basis, hahaha! (one day they’ll thank me and not put me in a nursing home…right??? 😉 )

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That’s why it’s important for me to have an arsenal of quick and easy dinners to make during the week that I can literally whip up in no time! Especially since two of the three are teenagers now and are always starving!

From the savory richness of my one-pot lasagna soup to the simple yet delightful flavors of my ramen noodle stir fry, these five dishes are not only mouthwatering but also incredibly straightforward to prepare…exactly what this multi-tasking, busy mama needs!

Let’s start cooking!!

01 | Sausage & Green Peppers Sheet Pan Dinner Over Rice

This dish combines sausage and green peppers, served over rice, and is celebrated for its simplicity and flavor.

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

02 | The Best Meatball Recipe Ever!

Featuring a mix of ground beef, Italian sausage, eggs, Parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs, and spices, these meatballs are juicy and tender.

The Best Meatball Recipe Ever!

03 | Classic 5 Ingredient Sloppy Joes

A tried and true recipe using ground beef, green pepper, onion, brown sugar, and ketchup to create delicious Sloppy Joes.

5 Ingredient Sloppy Joes

04 | One Pot Lasagna Soup

This dish captures the essence of lasagna in a comforting soup form, loaded with beef, tomatoes, Italian herbs, and cheese.

One Pot Lasagna Soup

05 | Ramen Noodle Stir Fry

A quick and easy stir fry that includes vegetables, Asian sauces, and noodles for a delightful meal.

Ramen Noodle Stir Fry

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5 Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners | Gathered In The Kitchen

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