Back to school is in full swing here, which means new routines, homework, sports and after school clubs. That also means running from one place to another, often leaving very little time for dinner. If you’re after school time is as busy as mine, then this post is for you! I’ve gathered 20 back to school dinner ideas that are so deliciously easy and perfect for those nights where 30 minutes is really all you have. Even I do love my crock pot, none of these recipes are crock pot meals, since often I forget to take out the ingredients early enough. These meals can be prepared start to finish in 20 minutes or even less so you can have a quick hot meal for your family before you are running out the door to some other practice!
All 20 of these dinner ideas are all kid and family friendly and range in sandwiches, soups and pasta dishes. Some have meat and others are veggie forward, so there is something for everyone! I know as back to school gears up I try to be much better at meal planning so I can shop more effectively and use my precious after school time better not wondering what to make for dinner. So if your life is a chaotic as mine, then jump right in and pin some of these yummy ideas for dinners for later this week!
20 minute cheesy veggie pasta bake // Domestic Superhero
Beef Burrito Skillet // Bread Booze Bacon
Family favorite Sloppy Joes // High Heels and Grills
French Bread Pizza // Love Bakes Good Cakes
Chicken Parmesan Bake // Fake Ginger
Lemon Pepper Chicken Tenders // The Gunny Sack
Creamy Pasta with Bacon and Peas // Belly Full
Chicken Pot Pie Crescent Braid // Wine and Glue
Creamy Lemon Chicken Piccata // The Recipe Critic
Mini Taco Cups // High Heels and Grills
20 minute tortellini soup // Port and Fin
One Pot Balsamic Chicken and Veggies // Averie Cooks
Lighter Apple Pecan Chicken Salad // Creme De La Crumb
Baked Caprese Chicken // Our Three Peas
15 Minute Ranch Chicken Veggie Skillet // Averie Cooks
Parmesan Garlic Spaghetti // Damn Delicious
15 Minute Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta // Our Three Peas
Parmesan Chicken Roll Ups // Written Reality
Asparagus Sweet Potato Chicken Skillet // Primavera Kitchen
Corn and Broccoli Rice Casserole // Plain Chicken
Yummy yum yum, right? I know these quick and easy recipes are going to be a big hit with my kids and also a lifesaver on those busy school nights where time is truly of the essence. I like how these don’t require too much prep either, which makes them even more perfect for those nights where you barely can have time to boil water!