80 Easy Dinners You Can Make Tonight

80 Easy Dinners You Can Make Tonight
Sometimes dinner is hard to get together. For me, it's the end of the day exhaustion pushing me over the edge and into a drive-thru window. But truthfully, there are some really quick and easy recipes here to help you get a delicious meal on the table in no time.

Some recipes might take a slight bit of planning with a marinade or a trip to the grocery store, but all are easy and taste amazing.

Let me know if you have made any of these or plan to, I'd love to hear about it!

Beef-Quinoa Stuffed Peppers ~ Mediterranean Style
Chipotle Beef Tostadas
Easy Sliders
Hoisin Burger with Sriracha Relish
Petit Steaks with Mushroom Sherry Sauce
Quick-Marinated Flank Steak
Roadside Diner Cheeseburger Quiche
Sloppy Joe Chili Cheese Fries
Slow Cooker Chile Colorado Style Beef
Slow Cooker Creole Style Brisket
Smoky Beef Chili
Taco Burger
Taco Noodle Casserole
Vietnamese-Style Beef with Garlic, Black Pepper & Lime

15-Minute Mexican Chicken Soup 
Black Pepper and Molasses Pulled Chicken Sandwiches
Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese
Cashew Kung Pao Chicken
Cheesy Chicken and Black Bean Burritos
Chicken and Toasted Sesame Skillet Sauce
Chicken Frito Pie
Chicken Korma
Chicken Poblano Casserole
Chicken Pot Pie Soup
Chicken Salad with Avocado Dressing
Cider-Glazed Chicken Sausages
Coconut Chicken Chili
Crisp Spiced Chicken with Hummus Vinaigrette
Crispy Lemon-Herbed Chicken Fingers with Chive-Garlic Aioli
Crunchy Gruyere-Alfredo Chicken Bake
Egg Foo Yong
Golden Gate Grilled Cheese (turkey)
Maple Mustard-Glazed Chicken
Margarita Braised Chicken Thighs
Open Faced Thai Chicken Sandwiches
Quick Chicken Marengo Served Over Lemon Pepper Polenta
Quick Chicken Tortilla Pie
Simple Chicken Tenderloin Parmesan
Spicy Apricot Ginger-Lime Chicken
Sweet Chipotle Chicken Bites
Sweet 'n' Spicy Chicken
Tangy-Sweet Plum-Spiced Chicken
The Best One Pot-Stove Top Chicken and Rice

Green Chili Vermicelli
Greek Chicken Pasta
Homemade Microwave Lasagna
Mexican Bowtie Pasta Bake
Pasta Pie
Pasta with Brie, Mushrooms and Arugula
Penne Pasta Pizza Bake
Pepperoni-Sausage Skillet Pasta
Ravioli Lasagna
Rustic Chicken-Bacon-Sun-Dried Tomato Penne Pasta
Sausage Pasta Kabobs
Spaghetti with Bacon and Eggs
Sticky Asian Chicken Spaghetti
Weeknight Creamy Chicken Alfredo

5-Ingredient Orange Glazed Pork Chops
Bacon-Veggie Pizza
Caesar Salad Club Sandwich
Chicago Style Hot Dogs
Chili-Lime Pork Tenderloin
Curried Pork and Rice Bowls
Hoisin Pork Tenderloin
Kielbasa-Apple Kebabs
Mini Pepperoni Pizza Pancakes
Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops with Buttermilk Sage Gravy
Pepper Crusted Pork Tenderloin with Savory Mustard Sauce
Pork Chops Marsala
Pork Cutlets with Sweet and Sour Apples
Pork Medallions with Pinot Noir-Cherry Pan Sauce
Pork Tenderloin with Honey Mustard Sauce
Quick Skillet Kielbasa Meal
Sausage Pizza Pot Pie
Slow Cooker Thai Pulled Pork
Sweet and Sour Pork

Butter-Almond-Crusted Fish Sandwiches
Caesar Orange Roughy
Cheesy Cajun Shrimp and Rice Casserole
Citrus Fish with Bell Pepper Couscous
Creamy Shrimp Creole Soup with Bacon-Cornmeal Dumplings
Fiery Shrimp Quesadillas
Five-Spice Tilapia
Jambalaya with Shrimp and Ham
Kicked-Up Tuna Melts
Salmon Burgers with Spicy Hoisin Mayo
Sauteed Shrimp with Arugula and Tomatoes
Shrimp over Coconut Rice
Spicy Thai Shrimp Pasta
Wild Alaskan Halibut Fish Tacos

Cold Sesame Noodles with Golden Garlic
Corn and Salsa Tortilla Soup
Curried Pumpkin Soup with Spicy Pine Nuts
Fragrant Peanut-Lime Noodles
Grilled Caprese Sandwich
Lite Bean and Cheese Enchiladas
Mushrooms and Fettucine with Red Pepper Flakes
Simple Herbed Ricotta Tart
The Best Dill Pickle Sandwich
Zucchini-Marinara Dogs
Zucchini-Shallot-Roasted Red Pepper Pie

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  1. april 1

    I love that Plum Chicken – as a matter of fact, I’m making a roast chicken on Thursday for company and I think I might adapt that recipe to a glaze … yum!

  2. leslie 2

    Wait, I can make alllll 80 of these tonight??? LOL
    They all look fabulous my friend!

  3. Susan 3

    Everything I have made from your website has been delicious. Some of the favorites: Halibut fish tacos & open faced Thai chicken sandwich. When I am needing inspiration for dinner, Noble Pig is the first place I go.

  4. Haven’t tried them all, but have tried a good many and all are keepers. One of the favorites around here is the Kicked Up Tuna Melts.

  5. Gayle 5

    Coincidentally…. I made the pulled chicken last night and just now, before finding this posting in my email, I had pinched a finger full of the delicious left over chicken, cold from the fridge. I make this dish A LOT. Last night I served it on top of roast garlic smashed potatoes and with a nice crisp salad. It is delicious this way. I often substitue the chicken with pork shoulder too, that has been cut in chunks and fried chrisp before putting in the crock pot. Such a good recipe.

  6. Pamela 6

    I’ve made so many of your recipes, never have been disappointed. We loved the Beer-Cheeseburger, Roadside Diner Cheesburger Quiche, Caesar Salad Club, Kielbasa-Apple Kebabs was one of the easiest! My family appreciates Noble Pig as much as I. Thanks!

  7. Cara 7

    I just made the hoisin pork tenderloin for my partner’s family last night. It was a huge success, I caught the brother and sister in the kitchen sneaking a couple more slices as their parents were getting ready to go. Every recipe I’ve made from this blog has been fantastic but this one is particularly easy and perfect for entertaining, because you prep everything the night before and just pop it in the oven. Thanks for being my secret weapon!

  8. Cynthia 8

    I was surprised at how many of these recipes I’ve already served to my family.

    These recipes would be a fabulous first publishing of a gorgeous hard-bound cookbook. Let’s get you an agent and see if we can get it on the shelves at Costco, in time for Christmas. I’ll buy the first copy! Heck, I’ll buy the first ten copies!

  9. This list is making me hungry! As we get into those busy fall months I can never have enough easy dinner ideas! I think I’ll try the margarita chicken thighs first :)


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