Effortless Weeknight Dinners that Will Leave Your Family Begging for More!

Discover quick and delicious recipes that will make your weeknights a breeze. Whether you’re a busy parent or a foodie looking for easy weeknight dinners, we’ve got you covered. Here are the best (and easiest) weeknight dinners!

Instant Pot Beef Ragu

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This quick and easy weeknight Instant Pot beef ragu is made using a jar of marinara to develop rich flavors. Pot roast shreds into a comforting pasta sauce that tastes like it took hours to make!

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Chicken Sausage Spaghetti

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This Chicken Sausage Spaghetti is a healthy and flavorful 30 minute meal that’s great for busy evenings! It’s made with jarred marinara sauce, kale, and spaghetti noodles.

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Italian Baked Chicken Cutlets

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Italian Baked Chicken Cutlets are a quick and delicious meal that can be made in just 30 minutes. With crispy and flavorful breaded chicken, this dish is sure to satisfy your taste buds.

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Instant Pot Chili Mac and Cheese

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Here is a delicious and simple 30 minute meal recipe for Instant Pot Chili Mac. It’s quick and easy to make, perfect for busy weeknight dinners. Give it a try and enjoy a hearty and flavorful dish in no time!

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Chicken Taco Cupcakes

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A fun spin on tacos! These chicken taco cupcakes are an easy weeknight dinner that the whole family will love. Taco mix is stuffed into wonton wrapper shells and covered in queso cheese for this surprisingly low calorie dinner. 

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Chicken with Garlic and Parsley

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Chicken with Parsley and Garlic is quick and flavorful. Both kids and their parents will love this easy skillet recipe!

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Slow Cooker Lemon Rosemary Chicken Thighs

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The bright citrus flavor of lemon combined with the fragrant aroma of rosemary makes these slow cooker rosemary Lemon Chicken Thighs a hit at the dinner table any night.

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Easy Egg Fried Rice

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Photo Credit: Spoons of Flavor

This easy egg fried rice is light, fluffy, and loaded with fresh vegetables. It takes only 15 minutes to prepare and tastes as good as takeout or even better.

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Pasta Carbonara

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Photo Credit: Scrummy Lane

Everyone should know how to make this 15-minute classic Italian pasta carbonara. It’s ridiculously easy and delicious. With a few simple tips you can make it just as well as any fancy restaurant – with just 5 main ingredients

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  • Ali Van Straten

    Ali Van Straten is the founder and journalist of Champagne and Coffee Stains. She is a Peloton expert, certified running coach and certified nutrition coach. Champagne and Coffee Stains provides information and resources on Peloton Interactive, running and recipes.

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