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Quick Family Dinners: 50 Easy Recipes Everyone Will Love!

If you’re wondering what to make the family for dinner tonight, you’ll find something in this list of 50 quick family dinners! Options for beef, pork, chicken, casseroles, pasta, and more.

Quick Family Dinners: Easy Recipes Everyone Will Love!

I grew up in a family of five children. I know what you’re thinking based on the title of this post – how did your mom even find time to make dinner, much less come up with anything “quick” that “everyone will love?”

Let me tell you a little story. It’s not so much a story I guess, as it is a secret. We survived off Schwan’s.

I would say a good 50% of our meals came from the Schwan’s man and his little truck. I moved all over as a child, and in my teenage years we ended up in Louisville, Kentucky. I’m the oldest and my four brothers range from 4 – 10 years younger than me . . . yet we share something in common.

We loved the Schwan’s man and his big yellow refrigerated truck.

It’s hard to explain the excitement when we’d see the truck pull up in front of the house. Schwan’s meant frozen popsicles, frozen waffles, cordon bleu stuffed chicken breasts, salisbury steak, and veggie lasagna (which wasn’t my favorite for dinner). If my mom was feeling really generous we got the drumstick ice cream cones. That meant it was party time!

I have to cut my mom some slack though. That was before the internet, so she couldn’t look up delicious and quick dinner recipes . . . this was way before sheet pan cooking was a thing that people knew about. Years later we have the internet, and we have resources. Hats off to the moms who did it in the good old days!

As an ode to my mom and all the parents/family members/awesome people who cook dinner for themselves and others on a regular basis, I put together a list of 50 quick family dinners. I’m hoping some of these come in handy when you need some ideas quickly.

There are a lot of recipe ideas here, from chicken to pork to beef to pasta and more. I can’t guarantee that everyone will like all of them, but I can guarantee that there are dinner recipes here for everyone, and that they’ll like something on this list. If your pickiest eaters don’t like a few things, I’ll be shocked.

Take a peek at the list below – let me know which are your favorites. Also, are there any tried and true quick dinner recipes that your family swears by? Tell me in the comments. Now scroll down and prepare to get hungry!

Quick Family Dinners

Get 50 quick and easy family dinner recipes that your family is going to love! Includes options for chicken, beef, pork, pasta, and more. There's a little something for everyone here, including picky eaters!

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