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Fast Easy Dinner Ideas

30 Minutes or Less to a DELICIOUS and perfect Dinner! Never have that “what to fix for dinner” dilemma AGAIN with these Fast Easy Dinner Ideas! 

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Perfectly Cooked Homemade Hot Dogs on a Split Bun

We’ve all been there, we didn’t plan dinner and don’t know what to fix. The budget can’t really handle another family dinner out but it isn’t a problem AT ALL with these fast, EASY and OH SO DELICIOUS Family Dinner Ideas!

Try one or a few tonight!

Why These Family Dinner Ideas Work

  • Fast
  • Easy
  • Ready in 30 minutes or less
  • Use ingredients you already have at home! 

Here’s How Fast Easy Dinner Ideas Are Done

STEP 1. Stay stocked up on some basic ingredients like pasta, sauce, cheese, canned tomatoes, evaporated milk, stock, onions, carrots and celery.

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Ingredients for Chorizo Mouth Party Lasagna @

STEP 2. Keep a few of your favorite quick recipes in a drawer in your kitchen to refer to them frequently so you’ll never be without the best and easiest recipes again! 

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My old recipe card ring – invaluable recipes found here!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

What Should I Cook For Dinner Tonight? 

We have the solution for that one! Something surely appeals to your inner HUNGRY beast! Take a look through the recipe card below for the best, easiest 30 minute Dinner Ideas!

What Are Some Good Dinner Ideas? 

The best dinner ideas are ones that involve a meat and a vegetable or two! All of the ones below are Easy and you’ll be sitting down to a lovely dinner in a flash!

What Sounds Good For Supper? 

We LOVE a delicious HOT DINNER any time of the week so keep reading for the Tastiest Dinner Ideas EVER!

What Can A Diabetic Eat For Dinner? 

How about one of these? 

Roasted Chicken

Lettuce Wraps

Crockpot Chicken

Or this WONDERFUL Adobo Chicken Salad? YUM! 

What’s An Easy Dinner Idea for Kids? 

Kids love these..

Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs

Oven Baked Fried French Fries

Easy Tasty Canned Peas and Carrots

OR Try any of the ones listed below! 

Dinner Ideas With Chicken? 

We’ve got YOU covered in the recipes you’ll find here! Chicken is fast and easy and a perfect Dinner Idea for Chicken!

Super Quick Dinner Ideas

Of course, you could always go with a can of soup and a grilled cheese sandwich, but try ANY of these Canned Food Recipes for Quick Dinner Ideas.

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Fast Easy Dinner Ideas

We don't always have an hour to cook up the perfect dinner for our family! Sometimes we just have to get some food on the table, and FAST! These easy and FAST recipes are perfect for the family dinner. Try one today!


Have you ever looked an impossible thing in the face? Me too. Every single day, actually. But somehow, the impossible thing backs up another day when I just move forward with today. Of course, this means, you have to put away self doubt, wasting time, rabbit holes, negative beliefs, etc and INSTEAD just KNOW that with God all things are possible and take the next right step. 

Matthew 19:26

But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.



Wendi is the writer, CEO and dishwasher at Loaves and Dishes! When not in the kitchen or behind the computer, you can find Wendi serving on International Food Conference Boards, Speaking at various conferences, Leading and Cooking for the local Arts Council's "Taste of Stokes" events or donating home cooked goodies to various local non profits such as the Danbury Songwriters and Stokes Partnership for Children. Wendi is also a Registered Nurse with a Master's Degree and serves on her town's board of councilmen.


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