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  • Stuffed sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes are loaded with beneficial nutrients like beta carotene, vitamin C, potassium, and fiber ( 1 ).
  • Grain bowls.
  • Veggie loaded frittatas.
  • Dinner salad.
  • Loaded brown rice pasta.
  • One-pot soups.
  • Curry.
  • Burgers.
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What should I cook for dinner tonight? That forever question we have every single day, when contemplating what to cook for your family tonight.

That’s why we have compiled this list of easy Dinner Ideas for Tonight. All of these easy dinner recipes make great weeknight meals, and there’s something for every taste.

Craving pasta? Stir fry? Tacos? We have that, and so much more!

So go through this dinner idea list, and be sure to save it, because it’s going to be your new go-to whenever you’re wondering what’s for dinner!

These Steak Tacos are going to be the newest addition to your weekly dinner menu.

Tender, juicy steak piled high in tortillas with all of your favorite toppings. What could be better than that?

They’re a super easy weeknight meal the whole family will love!

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Give your stir fry night a new twist with this Thai Cashew Chicken. It’s an easy dish that’s bursting with layers of flavor and texture.

Just a little chopping, mix up a sauce, and a quick stir fry is all the effort needed to put this tasty and nutritious dinner on the table.

Sounds like a great weeknight dinner option for busy nights!

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What’s for dinner? How about Jambalaya Pasta! It’s a super tasty dish featuring shrimp, chicken and sausage smothered in a creamy, cheesy sauce full of Louisiana flavors.

It’s like everyone’s favorite jambalaya, but with pasta instead of rice. How cool!

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If you are on the lookout thinking “I want an easy chicken recipe tonight”… here it is. I’m not only giving you easy, but a lot more.

It happens in flash (start to finish in less than 30 minutes) with super simple everyday ingredients. Yet it’s decadently indulgent in nature.

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How about something really easy for dinner tonight? This cheesy tortellini bake is it!

Even your pickiest eaters are going to love this hearty and comforting pasta dish. Saucy, meaty, cheesy… yep, this one checks all the boxes!

If you have a few minutes to spare, and an oven, you’re going to love this one-pan weeknight dinner.

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These Sesame Chicken Bowls are the easy answer to your weeknight Chinese food cravings. In less than half an hour, you can have your own, customizable dish that’s so much better than takeout.

They’re a breeze to make, and are a great meal prep option to prepare in bulk. You’ll just love these leftovers for lunch.

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This easy Mushroom Stroganoff is a lighter and healthier take on your traditional beef stroganoff. It’s also super quick, and super tasty!

With just a handful of basic ingredients, you can have this meatless dinner on the table in under half an hour. It’s one of our favorite dinner ideas!

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Clam Linguine, or Linguine alle Vongole, is an elegant restaurant quality dish. But don’t be intimidated, it’s super easy to make.

It’s a gorgeous, yet light, pasta in a lemony, garlicky wine sauce that can be whipped up in minutes when you don’t know what to cook for dinner.

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Mongolian Ground Beef is a 20 minute stir fry bursting with sweet and savory Asian flavors. It’s a perfect weeknight meal to come back to again and again.

Give this easier, ground beef version a try in your kitchen tonight!

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This Ham and Cheese Gnocchi Skillet is a super easy one pan meal that is absolute comfort food.

It’s a great use for leftover ham, and it only takes a few simple ingredients to make this magic happen.

Best of all, it can be on the table in about 20 minutes. Sounds like a winner to me!

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Chicken Souvlaki – Sometimes, all you need is a few simple ingredients to create some amazing flavors. These Greek skewers are one of those recipes.

Bite sized chunks of chicken are marinated with lemon juice, oregano and garlic and can be grilled, baked or cooked on the stovetop.

And, all you need is about 20 minutes of hands on time for these delicious Greek flavors to happen tonight !

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Need a break? Yet want to put dinner on the table tonight? This is when this One Skillet Mexican Casserole come into play.

10 minutes of active cook time on your part, with simple pantry staple ingredients, and this amazing casserole full of Mexican flavors happens. And did you hear one skillet? Yup music to my ears, for easy clean up later.

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Here’s a little spin on your regular fried rice with a huge flavor upgrade!!

This Thai Basil Fried Rice is infused with such amazing spicy and umami flavors that you will wonder how simple fried rice can be so tasty.

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This Creamy Sausage Pasta is a perfect example of creating an absolutely delicious dish out of simple, ordinary ingredients.

Nothing fancy… nothing complicated… ready in 20 minutes. Yet I promise, you will get hooked on these amazing flavors in one bite. Perfect contender to cook when you don’t know what to make for dinner.

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These Baja Fish Tacos are one of our new favorite handheld meals. Soft tortillas packed full of beer battered fish, pico de gallo, avocado and chipotle mayo. Serious YUM!

They’re a fun weekend meal, or a great dish to serve to guests. And you can have your taco bar on the table in about 20 minutes.

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Dinner ready in 20 minutes? Honey Garlic Chicken Bites… Music to the ears… And when you look into the pan, the sticky delicious honey garlic sauce laced chicken bites, they look so tempting to dig in to.

This is one of our favorite weeknight dinner ideas, that happens with regular every day pantry ingredients. Nothing fancy… nothing difficult… just simple good old flavors.

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This Tortellini al Forno recipe is inspired by the popular Olive Garden dish. Plump, tender tortellini smothered in an amazing creamy sauce that’s enhanced by bacon and a variety of cheeses.

We decided to add some veggie power to the original dish, in the form of spinach and mushrooms, plus we’ll share some other great variation ideas.

This is a great easy dinner idea for you to cook up any night of the week!

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Your meatless night never looked so fancy and tasty! These Caprese Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms are what my dream looks like when I steer away from protein some days.

These big ol’ mushrooms are tender, fleshy goodness stuffed to the brim with everyone’s classic favorite… Caprese!! A simple mix of vibrant cherry tomatoes, gooey mozzarella balls and fresh basil.

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Tonkatsu is a simple fried pork cutlet, popular in Japanese cuisine. It’s crispy outside, tender inside, and comes with a beautifully flavorful katsu sauce.

It’s so easy to make, with only a few simple ingredients, yet it ends up so delicious. If you have 20 minutes, you can have this crispy treat on your table!

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This Salmon Rice Bowl is a great way to use leftovers, and it only takes moments to prepare.

If you have some leftover salmon and rice in the fridge, this is the best and easiest way to repurpose it for another quick and different meal all together. The answer to “what’s for dinner?” has never been so easy!

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Sicilian Pasta – If you’ve been on the lookout for a tasty new pasta recipe, here it is! This Sicilian Pasta is bursting with flavor from mixed olives, capers, artichoke hearts, cherry tomatoes and some great flavor enhancers!

It’s a light meal, perfect for meatless nights, and comes together super fast. This gorgeous dish can be your easy weeknight dinner or a meal for special occasions.

This simple, rustic pasta can be on your table in about 20 minute. We’re sure you’ll be coming back to this one!

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Are you ready to get woking? This easy Pork Stir Fry will have dinner on the table in a flash! It’s loaded with fresh veggies and has a great homemade stir fry sauce.

This one is also customizable. You can use any cut of pork you have handy, plus any veggies you fancy that day. Perfect dish for when you’re wondering what to cook tonight.

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Taco, Taco! How many can you have at one time? These ground beef tacos are a fun, super easy dinner the whole family will love. You won’t even want to wait till Tuesday!

Perfectly seasoned ground beef wrapped in soft tortillas with all your favorite fixings. Everyone will be asking for these great tacos again and again.

And best of all, you can have this tasty meal on the table in about 20 minutes. Perfect weeknight dinner contender!

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This Firecracker Salmon is a super easy and super delish meal that must become part of your rotation. It has an amazing Asian sauce and whips up in about 20 minutes.

If you’re looking for a new recipe to really jazz up your salmon, this is it! It’s salty, it’s sweet, and it’s a little bit spicy! Firecracker salmon just may become one of your favorite easy dinner ideas.

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This delicious creamy pasta is so good and so easy that you will be coming back to this one every now and then.

Any ground meat on hand (I used chicken today) and voila, one delicious meal ready in no time. Plus it has all the goodness of spinach and cherry tomatoes to add in more flavors.

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Flatbread anyone?? Trust us when we say YOU want THIS…

This Steak Gorgonzola Flatbread not only looks gorgeous (making it a perfect contender for all entertaining and special occasions), this happens super fast. About 20 minute fast…

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What is Gigi Hadid Pasta? Simple… Pasta made by Gigi Hadid, which broke the internet when it went viral on instagram and tiktok.

If you look closely, it’s the same delicious creamy and cheesy pasta alla vodka, with a slight makeover – it gets pleasantly spiked with heat from red chili flakes.

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Casserole days, AKA traybake days…Those are our favorite cooking days. They are possibly the easiest dishes you’ll ever cook and eat. The combinations are endless.

Load that tray, season generously, shove it into the oven, set the timer… and dinner is ready.

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Feast your eyes! This is Squash Satisfaction…

These zucchini boats are the perfect low carb vehicles for any of your favorite protein stuffing. What if it has Mediterranean vibes? This is one of our favorite dinner ideas.

Healthy can be stunning and gorgeous, just take a look at my platter…

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Are you looking for a really, really fast meal tonight that’s really, really tasty? Not only is this Thai Basil Chicken, AKA Pad Krapow Gai, bursting with flavor, you can whip it up in 15 minutes or less.

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Easy and delicious! This chicken can make for a relatively easy week night meal, but looks and tastes so good it will impress guests as well.

We love it with orzo, pearled couscous or bread! On it’s own, great for the keto crowd!

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Say Aloha to this Hawaiian Favorite, Loco Moco… Now who wouldn’t be a little intrigued by a dish named “Loco Moco”? Let’s get a little taste of Hawaii going on in your kitchen.

Loco Moco is a fun, yet delicious, thing where a heap of rice is topped with a beef patty, smothered with gravy, and finished with a sunny side up egg. How cool!

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When everyone’s asking “what’s for dinner?”, you want something on the table fast!

Kung Pao Chicken is savory, sweet, and tangy. Best of all, you can whip this up in half-hour or less. Perfect weeknight dinner idea!

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Would you make this chicken dish if I say just three things? Super easy, super quick and super delicious!! It’s actually quite brilliant and good looking too!!

Those gorgeous looking cherry tomatoes in a slightly buttery-orangey sauce with hints of basil are just too good on otherwise plain chicken breast. The perfect answer to end a rather busy day is this Fast Flourish!!

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Juicy, tender, succulent, fall of the bone meat with crispy golden brown skin, covered in a sweet and savory honey mustard glaze. This one pan wonder of chicken is an absolute you-need-in-your-life kind of thing.

Just save it for those lazy, tired, don’t want to cook yet need to eat days. This Quick, Sticky, Saucy, Sweet, Savory and Soy-Honey-Mustard with garlic infused Chicken… it’s a game changer!

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No matter what ingredients you have on hand, there’s something here to cook. So now we’ll ask you… what’s for dinner?

Save or pin this collection of amazing dinner ideas so you always know where to find it. And be sure to subscribe to GypsyPlate, we’re always cooking up new easy recipes for you!

Check out these other great recipe collections!Chicken RecipesBeef RecipesPork RecipesFish RecipesShrimp RecipesVegetable RecipesPasta RecipesCasserole Recipes

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These 50 easy and delicious dinner ideas are the perfect dinner recipes to make any time you ask yourself, “What should I make for dinner tonight?”

Why is it figuring out tonight’s dinner can be one of the biggest challenges of the day? No more! The next time you find yourself limited on time and asking yourself, “What should we eat for dinner tonight?,” just look to this list of dinner ideas.

These all-in-one dinner ideas are ready to swoop in and save the day. Some are cooked on a sheet pan, made in the slow cooker or Instant Pot, or made in just one pot or skillet. And most all of these dinner ideas require 10 minutes of prep (yay less dishes) and are ready in 40 minutes or less!

This dinner ideas recipe list provides the time Ito bust the boring dinner rut and slay busy weeknights by showing who’s the dinnertime boss now.

The simplicity in this creamy sauced spaghetti pasta is thanks to just 4 ingredients (that you likely already have on hand), and a hearty dose of black pepper. Bonus? You can whip it up in just 20 minutes.

Call it what you want — cheeseburger macaroni, homemade Hamburger Helper, or hamburger mac and cheese. Whatever this recipe is, forget the box and make it from scratch, because it’s delicious and it can be on your table in 30 minutes flat.

This chicken piccata pasta’s lemony white wine, butter and caper sauce makes a light and snappy coating for linguine with tomato bursts and mushrooms for an easy pasta dinner that won’t weigh you down.

This healthy recipe for pasta with turkey sausage and peas makes a fast Italian skillet dinner for any night of the week.

This kid-friendly, comfort food classic is a super convenient, one-pot meal made even faster in the pressure cooker (or on the stovetop).

Puttanesca is an Italian classic that takes basic pantry staples and transforms them into a light but full-bodied sauce over spaghetti or penne in mere minutes.

Looking for an easy ground turkey recipe? This one-pot pasta comes together in just 30 minutes and is packed with good-for-you ingredients like spinach, tomatoes, and ground turkey.

A hint of stone ground mustard gives a bit of unexpected tanginess to creamy melted cheese mixed into whole wheat pasta, broccoli florets, and shredded chicken.

This simple tomato sauce gets tons of flavor from herbs steeped in olive oil that lusciously coats potato pillows of gnocchi, topped with fresh balls of mozzarella.

This easy taco soup recipe can be made in 30 minutes on the stove top, Instant Pot, or slow cooked in the Crock Pot for a healthy Mexican-inspired, make-ahead, one-bowl meal.

This comforting and hearty creamy bean soup with kielbasa sausage goes from cutting board to soup bowl in about a half an hour.

Tender chuck roast beef pairs with classic stew vegetables plus butternut squash for extra nutrition in this velvety sauced stew with instructions for making in the Instant Pot, slow cooker, or stovetop.

Thanks to the Instant Pot pressure cooker, this easy chicken with wild rice soup is rich, creamy (without any added cream), and fast to make, and it tastes even better the next day, making it a great addition to your meal prep plans.

This easy gnocchi soup calls for canned tomatoes, packaged gnocchi, and sausage with Italian flavors for a favorite, weeknight-friendly soup you’ll be making for years to come.

This creamy and cheesy potato soup with broccoli comes together quickly for a crowd-pleasing weeknight meal that everyone will love.

When there’s no time to cook, let the slow cooker do it for you! With a little planning ahead at night or in the morning, this healthy and cozy chili practically cooks itself.

These better-than-P.F. Chang’s orange chicken lettuce wraps recipe is incredibly easy to make and does double duty as a self-serve, low-carb appetizer or as a healthy main meal that’s quick to make and even more fun to eat.

Ramen noodles aren’t just for soup anymore. Here’s how to hack every college student’s favorite noodle recipe and give it an instant upgrade by turning it into an easy and healthy weeknight meal ready in just 30 minutes or less.

I could honestly eat this quick and healthy dish on a weekly basis and not tire of it. It features shrimp seasoned in sesame flavors and then stir-fried with rainbow swiss chard, spinach, edamame, and green onions, served over brown rice and it just always hits the spot.

This easy Thai Coconut Chicken and Rice dinner has just the right amount of spice from jalapeño and ginger to flavor this creamy coconut sauce for a simple all-in-one meal.

This incredibly easy but incredibly flavorful recipe for one of the most popular Chinese dishes can easily be made gluten-free or traditional style.

Coconut milk flavored with peanut butter and red curry paste makes a classic Thai-inspired, creamy-sweet sauce with just the right amount of heat. When tossed with shrimp and bell peppers, it makes for an easy dinner that’s on your table in 30 minutes.

This version of the classic Chinese takeout dish is made healthier thanks to sautéed lean pork tenderloin instead of deep-fried, and a master stir fry sauce sweetened with balsamic vinegar and honey.

Quick, easy, healthy, and totally flavorful, these chipotle lime shrimp bowls with brown rice, black beans, tomatoes and avocado have just the right level of adobo spice with a touch of honey.

Forget the drive-thru, this is how to make a beef tacos recipe that tastes just like Taco Bell tacos for an easy Taco Tuesday dinner at home any night of the week.

Quick and easy to prep, these chicken fajita foil packet dinners with a simple homemade fajita seasoning mix are cooked on the grill or in the oven and ready to eat in just about 30 minutes.

If you aren’t having breakfast for dinner at least once in a while, you’re totally missing out. I could eat these breakfast tacos any time of day.

This easy, flavor-packed shrimp, zucchini, and orzo pasta recipe is an oldie but a goodie. It’s also a one-pot pasta and a 30-minute meal, so what more could you want on a busy weeknight?

Easy shredded chicken tacos get a healthy veggie upgrade when diced zucchini is added in for a fast dinner any day of the week.

A fresh and flavorful Mediterranean tomato salad serves as a salsa when it tops juicy grilled pork chops for a 30-minute, quick and easy dinner.

Tart lemons and briny capers give this sauce its signature taste over lightly fried, boneless pork cutlets for an easy Italian dinner that’s on the table in just 30 minutes.

I’m always excited about dinner when schnitzel’s on the menu! My Grandma’s authentic recipe is a classic.

Fast dinners don’t come together much quicker than this garlic and herb rubbed pork tenderloin recipe that’s seared on the stove then finished in the oven for a lean and juicy main dish cooked in just 30 minutes.

A tangy mustard sauce flavors this sheet-pan baked salmon recipe with caramelized asparagus and potatoes for a super simple dinner with minimal clean-up.

This simple but totally delicious salad features pan-seared citrus-flavored shrimp, creamy avocado, and the crunch of sliced almonds for amazing textures and flavors.

This sheet-pan dinner couldn’t be easier. Simply marinade the fish in a simple miso sauce then place in the oven for a fast and favorite meal.

Salmon recipes can be cooked many ways, but in my book, there’s nothing as easy as oven baked salmon in white wine and lemon for a healthy dinner, or to make and use for meal prep all week long.

This chana masala chickpea stew gets an added vegetarian boost with spinach added to the earthy, Indian-spiced tomato curry sauce.

This plant-based stir-fry is not only super healthy, it’s incredibly easy to throw together

Light and easy to make with fresh tomatoes, this simple Southern Italian tomato sauce takes just 20 minutes to make and is a terrific base for many Italian dishes.

Classic Mediterranean flavors are what make up this easy, no-cook Greek chickpea salad with fresh veg, heart-healthy fats, and bright herbs.

Just add a side salad to this dish of golden brown chicken breasts with mushrooms and shallots in a lush, sweet and savory Marsala wine sauce makes THE BEST easy, 30-minute classic chicken skillet dinner.

This delicious sautéed chicken gets its briny bite from olives and capers, and charred lemon slices add a bright and smoky flavor that’s to die for, and it’s ready in under 30 minutes.

Chicken quinoa bowls have staked their healthy claim on quick and easy meal-prep dinners that are flexible enough to mix and match ingredients for take-to-work lunches that never get boring, too.

Traditional tandoori chicken is made in a clay oven, but this version of the classic Indian chicken dinner is baked on a sheet pan with Indian spiced vegetables for a complete meal any night of the week.

This creamy chicken and rice casserole is a fast and healthy 30-minute meal made right on the stove top, making it a favorite one-pot dinner that feeds a family of four for under $10.

This lemon chicken recipe makes juicy, bone-in chicken thighs with the Mediterranean flavors of white wine and artichokes for an easy chicken dinner ready in 30 minutes.

Skip the skillet and make this healthy baked chicken parmesan dinner with marinara and melty cheese on a sheet pan instead. Tip: To really make it a meal, add some broccoli or broccolini to your sheet pan to roast alongside the chicken.

This easy chicken piccata recipe’s lemon-caper sauce is an Italian classic that can be made in just 20 minutes, making it everyone’s favorite dinner.

You only need a handful of ingredients to make this beautiful and easy chicken. Serve over pasta, salad, or alongside your favorite veggies, and pretend it’s summer all year-long!

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