If you have ever gotten home after a really long day and wondered, “What’s for dinner?”, these quick and easy dinner recipes are definitely for you. When you need to make a good meal for your family after a hard day, you need a couple of go-to recipes that either use leftovers or pantry staples to get dinner on the table fast.
First up is a Quick Pesto Chicken with Pasta. My whole family loves everything pesto. Seriously, they will eat pesto on almost anything! That makes this Quick Pesto Chicken with Pasta a no-brainer for a busy weeknight. I try to keep a jar of pesto sauce on hand at all times for a last minute dinner. It makes it really easy to turn plain, ordinary chicken breast into a quick meal that everyone will enjoy.
A Simple Chicken Quesidilla recipe is the perfect way to use leftover chicken to make a flavorful, quick dinner. The bonus is that you can customize each meal according to your family’s tastes. I always have burrito wraps on hand because quesadillas are really the simplest way to recreate leftovers and they take almost no time to make. It helps that at least most of my family really likes Mexican flavors! This chicken quesadilla is an absolute go-to quick meal in my house.
Ham and Cheese Pinwheels are such s fun and easy meal to make! They are great as an appetizer but they also make an awesome last minute meal. This recipe uses refrigerated pizza dough so it comes together in no time. And the kids love it!
If you are in the mood for something spicy, this Jambalaya is for you. This recipe is also a great way to use up leftovers. I have used ham in this one but you could also use leftover chicken. It is such a warm, hearty meal with just enough of a spicy kick. The bonus is that it is a one pot meal that is ready in about 30 minutes but it tastes like it has been simmering all day.
A hearty soup full of chicken and carrots and cheesy tortellini is another one pot meal that can be on the table in a flash. I almost always have some leftover chicken in the refrigerator that I can toss into a soup. Chicken Tortellini Soup is a fun new take on chicken noodle soup that is perfect for a cold winter day.