DealDash Meal Saver Recipes: Fast & Healthy Weeknight Dinners
Now that after-school activities and sports are in full-swing, it’s time to cook using quick and easy recipes. Use these meal saver suggestions on busy weeknights.
Are you tired of the classic ‘What’s for dinner?’ problem? Fear not, because I’ve got your back with some super simple, delicious, and quick weeknight dinners. These are my go-to recipes when I’m in a crunch for time – you know, between the kids’ soccer practice and the PTA meetings. Let’s dive into these weeknight meal saver recipes from DealDash.
One-Pan Wonders Meal Saver: Chicken Fajita Bake
This is a family favorite in my house! The Chicken Fajita Bake is the perfect blend of convenience and flavor. Just slice some bell peppers, onions, and chicken breasts, toss them in a pan with your favorite fajita seasoning, and bake at 400. In 35 minutes, you have a colorful, zesty meal that pairs beautifully with rice or tortillas. It’s like a fiesta on a plate, and the best part? Only one pan to clean afterward!
Pasta Perfection: Creamy Tomato Pasta
When I say this is a hit, I mean it. Creamy Tomato Pasta is comfort food that takes less than 20 minutes to whip up. Simply sauté garlic and onion, add crushed tomatoes, a dash of cream, and your choice of herbs. Let it simmer while you cook the pasta. Combine, and voila, a creamy, dreamy pasta dish is ready! Sprinkle some parmesan and basil on top, and you’ll see those plates clean out in no time. I like to use the medium-sized shells, which need around 9-10 minutes to boil.
Soup-er Easy: Hearty Vegetable Soup
There’s nothing like a bowl of warm, hearty soup, especially on those chillier evenings. This Hearty Vegetable Soup is packed with nutrients and is incredibly satisfying. Just chop up whatever veggies you have (carrots, potatoes, celery – you name it!), add some broth, canned tomatoes, and let it simmer. Throw in some beans or leftover chicken for added protein. Serve with crusty bread, and you’ve got a comforting meal that your family will love.
Quick Stir-Fry: Teriyaki Chicken and Veggies
Stir-fries are a fantastic way to whip up a meal in a jiffy, and this Teriyaki Chicken and Veggies is a surefire winner. Slice some chicken breast, bell peppers, broccoli, and carrots. Sauté the chicken until it’s almost cooked, then add the veggies. Pour in some store-bought teriyaki sauce, and let it all sizzle together. Serve it over steamed rice or noodles, and you’ve got a delicious, Asian-inspired dish that’s ready in no time. It’s a great way to sneak in those veggies for the kiddos, too!
Effortless Elegance: Lemon Garlic Shrimp Pasta
This Lemon Garlic Shrimp Pasta feels fancy but is actually simple to make. Start by cooking your pasta. While that’s boiling, sauté some shrimp in olive oil, garlic, and a pinch of red pepper flakes for a little kick. Once the shrimp are pink, add a splash of lemon juice for a little zesty freshness. Toss the drained pasta into the shrimp, garnish with parsley and a bit of grated lemon zest, and you’ve got an elegant meal that looks like it took hours to make. It’s light, flavorful, and bound to impress the family.
DealDash Has Everything You Need for the Kitchen
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Thanks for Reading
There you have it, five fabulous recipes that are perfect for those hectic weeknights when time is of the essence. These dishes are not just about filling tummies; they’re about creating delightful family moments without the fuss of complex cooking. These recipes are easy enough that you can let your kids help. Eventually, they can take over cooking a few nights per week when they get into middle or high school.
I’d love to hear about your favorite quick dinners too! Drop a comment below with your go-to recipes. Keep reading our blog for more kitchen tips. Until then, happy cooking, and here’s to delicious meals that bring smiles all around. Thanks so much for reading, and happy bidding everyone!
This sponsored DealDash blog article was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Dawn was compensated for writing this article. Check out Dawn and her cats on Instagram! This blog is written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice shared here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company.