Quick Family Dinner Favorites | Menu Monday

Some nights you just don’t feel like cooking what you have planned on your menu. Those are nights where I have a hard time resisting the siren’s call to go out to eat. We really shouldn’t go out to eat, and let’s face it, going out to eat with kids becomes harder than just staying home. To keep me from falling to temptation, I like to keep on hand ingredients for quick and easy meals!

A great list of quick dinners to get on the table fast!

For this month’s meal round up post with Come Home for Comfort and Polka-dotty Place, we decided to share our go-to favorite quick meals for busy nights. Be sure to check out their posts too for some great ideas! I’d also love to hear your go-to quick meals, so I can be inspired!

Here are some of our family’s favorites, all vegetarian, with a few recipe links included!


Hot Dogs or Veggie Burgers

California BLTs

Spaghetti in a variety of forms!

Vegetarian Thai Noodles

Frozen Pizzas, jazzed up with additional toppings

Burrito Bowls using veggies on hand and canned beans

Build-Your-Own Taco Salad

This Greek Tortellini Salad

Any of the jarred/pre-made curries from Trader Joe’s

Breakfast For Dinner
(I could eat pancakes all day, every day)

Vegetarian Meatballs
(easy to make multiple batches and freeze!)

You might also want to read my top tips for quickly feeding your family! Or my favorite meal planning hacks.

Don’t forget to check out Come Home for Comfort and Polka-Dotty Place for their list of favorite quick meals!

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  1. Catherine Short says:

    Breakfast for dinner is always my go-to when I don’t feel like making anything. I’m trying to get better and keeping a stash of frozen veggies in the freezer. I usually feel like if I don’t have any sort of vegetables to work with it’s a loss cause.

  2. Deanna says:

    That California BLT looks tasty, although, not being a fan of cucumber I would sub tomato. Now I’m hungry! Ha.

    I followed you here from Come Home For Comfort. I’d love to have you visit my blog, LifeWithDee.com. One of my favorite quick dinners is homemade tomato soup (recipe on blog) and either grilled cheese sandwiches or quesadillas.

  3. Whitney says:

    Yum…I think I could eat at your house every night and I’d be a happy camper. 🙂 I grabbed a $6 large take and bake pizza from Aldi over the weekend and it was SO good. That’s going to be a standard weekend treat at my house!

  4. Beth says:

    I love seeing what others do in a pinch. BLT’s are always a huge hit at my house. ESPECIALLY in the summer when I have garden tomatoes. Bonus points if there is avocado too!

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