Five Easy Dinners For Each Day Of The Week


By Cooking Panda

We’re here to answer the question you probably ponder every night: What should you have for dinner? Here are five delicious, easy meals to cook on busy weeknights.

1. Homemade Hamburger Helper

Beef stroganoff from scratch in less than 30 minutes? Is this too good to be true? It takes just one pan and tastes so much better than the boxed stuff. Ground beef, mushrooms, sour cream, and thick egg noodles go together beautifully in this comfort food favorite.

2. Easy Tomato Baked Meatballs With Polenta

Filling, savory meatballs covered in tomato sauce and cheese, on a bed of creamy polenta. It’s easy to make, and the leftovers might even be better than the original dish if you fry the polenta into crispy strips.

3. Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

This recipe only takes 10 minutes to prep, so you can throw everything into your crock pot before you leave in the morning and come home to hot tortilla soup that will warm you right up. Garnishes like chopped fresh cilantro, diced avocado, diced red onion, shredded cheese, sour cream, and tortilla strips or chips are all perfect.

Pro tip: Make this for company. Hide the slow cooker and pretend that you spent hours preparing the soup. If you tell them it took all day, you won’t technically be lying.

4. Thanksgiving Salad With Wild Rice And Lemon Dressing

This versatile salad is exciting and hearty enough to be a great dinner on its own, but you can also make it for company and impress your Thanksgiving crowd. You can substitute the under ripe mangos for apples, but trust us that the mangos bring a perfect bright flavor and texture. If you’re looking to switch the salad up, you can also throw in some grapes, pecans, walnuts, feta cheese, goat cheese, white cheddar cheese, quinoa, or farro. They are all excellent.

5. Smoked Salmon Frittata


Dill, smoked salmon, red onion, fresh tomatoes, scallions, capers and cream cheese come together to dazzle your palate and remind you that sometimes you need to make Brinner, also known as breakfast for dinner. Help yourself to some mimosas while you’re at it.

The leftovers keep well, so you can share this 6-serving frittata or have it for breakfast, lunch or dinner throughout the week.

Sources and Photo Credits: Damn Delicious, Real Food By Dad, Gimme Some Oven, Pinch of Yum, Baker By Nature

Tags: dinner, kid friendly, quick, recipe, weeknight
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