6 Easy Family Dinner Recipes

6 Easy Family Dinner Recipes - Pasta

Life is busy, and it can be difficult sometimes to come up with dinner ideas that are easy to make that your whole family will enjoy. You need something that you can make quickly and that everyone will enjoy. Consider one of the ideas below for a quick and easy dinner idea that your whole family will enjoy.

1. Pasta

Pasta is one of the easiest dinners to make, and you can make it in a variety of different ways to change things up. Consider doing simple spaghetti and meatballs for instance if you are looking for something for even the children that are easy to serve. To go a little more adventurous, consider lasagna that you can make your own through the many types of ingredients that you choose to put in your dish. Heat up some garlic bread and you have the perfect meal to serve to your family that is so easy to make.

2. Pizza

Speaking of Italian food, you can even make a homemade pizza relatively easy for your family and you to enjoy. You can even encourage your children to make the pizzas with you so that you have some extra helping hands in the kitchen, and they will find it fun! Just pick out your toppings, the pizza sauce, and the cheese, and add it to a pre-made crust if you are looking to go extra easy. If you want to try your hand at something new, there are plenty of easy recipes for pizza dough as well.

6 Easy Family Dinner Recipes - Pizza

3. Tacos

Tacos are also an easy meal to prepare for your family that is sure to please everyone. Choose meat that you want to cook for the filling of your meat, whether it be chicken or beef, and add a packet of taco seasoning. Heat up the shells or tortillas and prepare the toppings. You can slice vegetables and place toppings like sour cream and salsa in bowls themselves to serve. Your family will then be able to build their own tacos depending on what you have ready to create to satisfy their own taste desires.

4. Steaks

One of the easiest dinners to make that is sure to please everyone is a steak. You can easily just add a marinade or seasonings, then place it on the grill, in a frying pan, or in the oven to cook for a short time. Be sure to get quality meats to enhance the natural flavor. You can pick up a quality steak at most grocery stores or you can even get it delivered if you do a quick search of “quality meats in Miami” or wherever you might live. Additionally, you can make an easy side such as frozen fries, green beans, or even just a simple mashed potato to go with this meal. The most difficult part is ensuring you get the right cooking temperature for everyone’s personal enjoyment.

6 Easy Family Dinner Recipes - On the Grill

5. Grilling

Now that the weather is starting to get warmer, it is the perfect time to cook some food on the grill. You could even cook the steaks that were previously mentioned right on your grill, and make some vegetables to go along with it on kabob sticks on the grill. For a more traditional grilling night, turn to hotdogs and hamburgers that you can then allow your family to dress your own way. Serve these with something as simple as watermelon or potato chips to give that classic summer evening dinner that everyone enjoys eating.

6. One-Pan Dinners

There are so many one-pan dinners available to you for you to try your hand at that are so easy to make. Consider one that has squash, zucchini, sausage, and shrimp for a southern-style dish that is sure to please everyone and they are sure to ask for it again. You can virtually make these one-pan dishes with any variety of ingredients, however, including a variety of meats and vegetables for you to enjoy again and again. All you have to do is cut the meats, cut the vegetables, place them on a pan, and put the pan into the oven.

6 Easy Family Dinner Recipes

Final Thoughts

With a hectic schedule, dinner is probably the last thing on your mind most nights. Make dinner easy though by choosing one of the ideas that are found above. For many of these ideas, you can even incorporate the help of your family to make preparation more fun.

About the author
Mrs. Hatland is a 30-something married, mom of 7 and the face behind the popular online publication, Motherhood Defined. Known as the Iowa Mom blogger by her local peers and “The Fairy Blogmother” worldwide. She has professional experience in working closely with clients on brand ambassadorships, client outreach services, content creation and creative social media advertising exposure.

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