Quick and Easy Dinner Recipes

Don’t sacrifice flavor with the quick and easy dinner recipes

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These quick and easy dinner recipes pack in flavor without wasting any time.

Sometimes we just don’t have the time to spend hours on dinner. Cooking for a family takes time and planning. Luckily, mealtime doesn’t have to be a disaster as long as you stick with quick and easy dinner recipes.

Use your time wisely in the kitchen. Make-ahead soups, casseroles, and slow-cooker meals are always a good idea. You can also freeze leftovers for later in the week. Easy recipes make for a simpler, relaxing mealtime. Try mastering some of our favorite dinnertime dishes that can be customized to your taste. Make hearty chili recipes, quick pasta dishes, or tacos. Grilling outside can minimize kitchen clean-up, which everyone appreciates.

Try these quick and easy dinner recipes that will make your dinner time simple with sacrificing flavor.

Vegetarian Chili

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A great option for carnivores and vegetarians alike. Try switching up the vegetables by season to keep this quick and easy dinner recipe tasting fresh.

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Pasta Puttanesca

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Anchovies, olives, ripe tomatoes, and linguine make this pasta puttanesca one of our favorite flavorful quick and easy dinner ideas.

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Grilled Country Pork Chops with Bourbon-Basted Grilled Peaches

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A perfect use for those beautiful summer peaches you bought at the supermarket. Plus, this quick and easy dinner takes away the problem of a messy kitchen if you grill outside.

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Grilled Hanger Steaks with Roasted Potatoes and Crème Fraîche

Hanger Steak


Grilling is an easy way to get dinner on the table fast. The quick and easy dinner recipe is the perfect rendition of the classic meat and potatoes.

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Vegetarian Mushroom Tacos

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Tacos are fun and delicious. These quick and easy dinner tacos are perfect paired with a margarita and some guacamole.

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Angela Carlos is The Daily Meal's Cook Editor. Follow her on Twitter and tweet @angelaccarlos.