10 Easy Dinners for Busy School Nights

Life at our house has been crazy lately. Between school and sports, swimming lessons, religion, conferences and PTA meetings, I’ve been falling back on some of our favorite easy dinners lately, things that can be whipped up and set on the table as fast as possible and that take little prep or forethought. Here are a few of the life-saving dinner recipes and ideas that I find myself relying on for those busy school nights.

  • Beef and Avocado Tostadas 1 of 10
    Beef and Avocado Tostadas
    A bit of ground beef, a healthy serving of avocado and you're in the dinner business.
    via Dine and Dish
  • Breakfast Quesadillas 2 of 10
    Breakfast Quesadillas
    Quesadillas are a great go-to meal to have at the ready. Fill them with leftover meat or scrambled eggs and dinner is served in no time.
    via goodLife {eats}
  • Caprese Omelet 3 of 10
    Caprese Omelet
    Breakfast for dinner is one of my old standbys, pulling it out when there is seemingly nothing to eat. A few herbs and eggs, a piece of fruit and toast are all it takes to get a meal on the table.
    via Family Kitchen
  • String Bean and Pea Pasta 4 of 10
    String Bean and Pea Pasta
    Peas and pasta, both favorites at the dinner table, take minutes to cook and dinner is served.
    via Gourmande in the Kitchen
  • Easy Ginger Pork Pitas 5 of 10
    Easy Ginger Pork Pitas
    A meal with a kick, these pork ginger pitas are a great way to switch up the weekday menu and add a bit of flavor to dinner.
    Real Simple
  • Slow Cooker French Onion Pot Roast 6 of 10
    Slow Cooker French Onion Pot Roast
    No easy dinner list would be complete without a nod to the slow cooker world. This pot roast takes 15 minutes to prep and then you can walk into a warm meal at the end of a long day.
    The Little Kitchen
  • Italian Vegetable Soup 7 of 10
    Italian Vegetable Soup
    With the weather cooling, I'm always in the mood for a warm, home-cooked soup. This one comes together quickly to make it easy to prepare any night of the week.
    via Aggie's Kitchen
  • Pizza Pancakes 8 of 10
    Pizza Pancakes
    No time for rising dough and baking in the oven, pizzas in pancake form with marinara dipping sauce are a quick and easy alternative.
    via TidyMom
  • Quick Udon Noodle Soup 9 of 10
    Quick Udon Noodle Soup
    Udon noodles, spinach and broth come together to create a steamy bowl of goodness on the go.
    via Family Kitchen
  • Rosemary Grilled Scallops and Polenta 10 of 10
    Rosemary Grilled Scallops and Polenta
    While it may seem fussy, polenta and scallops cook up in a flash and give you an elegant look at dinner on the run.
    via Food for My Family

Top image courtesy of TidyMom

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