20 Easy Go-To Dinner Recipes

Hey guys! How was your weekend? Mine was pretty lazy since I feel like I am doing is waiting for baby to arrive. 

I’ve spent the past few weeks making some freezer meals handy for once baby does arrives. My freezer space is quickly becoming very limited though, so I don’t think I can make much more. 

I wanted to put together a list of my favorite go-to or really easy meals to reference in the future when the question of what to make for dinner needs to be answered fast. And I’ve just been meaning to share some of my favorite recipes that I make over and over again. 

20 tried & true recipes for quick, easy, & healthy weeknight dinners

Pasta Dishes

Because you can’t go wrong with pasta :) 


Four-cheese Baked Penne from SELF Magazine


Pasta with Asparagus by Skinny Taste


Fiery Angel Hair Pasta by Giada, Food Network

Asian Noodle Bowls

Quick & Easy Noodle Bowls 

Meat Dishes 

When I’m looking for dinner in a snap, I pick a meat and a starch and a veggie. A typical favorite of mine is pork chops with a sweet potato and green beans or brussel sprouts. Easy! 


Easy Baked Pork Chops by Skinny Taste


Healthy Baked Chicken Nuggets by Skinny Taste


Thai Seasame Turkey Patties by Apple of My Eye 


World’s Easiest Salmon by Spark People

Crock Pot Meals

There’s no better way to save time on dinner than having it ready at dinner time. I’ve made all of the crock pot recipes many times. They never fail to satisfy and offer plenty of leftovers too. 

Crock pot chili

Sweet & Spicy Crock Pot Chili <– one of my top-viewed posts of all time! 

Black Bean Enchilada Stack

Black Bean Enchilada Stack by Running in a Skirt


Chicken Enchilada Soup by Skinny Taste


General Tso’s Chicken by Favorite Family Recipes 

White Chicken Chili

White Chicken Chili by Fox News 

Casseroles & Other Dishes

Eggplant Parmesan Veggie Bake - delicious, cheesy meal loaded with veggies & ready fast!

Eggplant Parmesan Veggie Bake


Chicken Salad Ring 


Heavenly Quiche 

sloppy joe's

Sloppy Joe’s


Easy Chicken Bake 


Better Home’s & Garden’s Taco Salad or just tacos, no recipe required


French Dip Sandwiches by Yummy Healthy Easy

And there you have it!

I absolutely love all of these recipes. One of my goals is to print all these recipes that I make frequently and put them in a recipe binder that I have so I don’t always have to use my phone or tablet in the kitchen. But that’s a project for another day! 

Have a fantastic Monday :) 

Questions for You: 

  • Share a recipe that’s a favorite go-to for you. 
  • What’s on your menu this week? 

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