On a Busy Weeknight, These Dinner Ideas Will Keep the Family Happy

Caitlin Bensel

No matter how busy life gets, you can always rely on Ree Drummond for the best time-saving easy dinner recipes. Trust us, she knows a thing or two about busy weekdays—she's constantly juggling , writing , and filming her Pioneer Woman . It's no wonder Ree admits, "I find myself gravitating toward recipes that are delicious but don't require a lot of prep or fuss." And that’s exactly the kind of recipe you’ll find on this list of easy dinner ideas. From to quick , we've rounded up some of that are easy to whip up on the busiest of nights. No time for dishes? No problem! Here, you’ll find and that make both dinner and cleanup a breeze!

When deciding what to make for dinner, you can choose from recipes for , , , and , not to mention some outside-the-box and other imaginative ideas to ensure you'll never be stuck in a cooking rut again. For instance, you can try the pretzel-crusted chicken with broccoli, the skillet lasagna, or the sloppy joe casserole for an updated take on a classic. There are also several like the crispy air fryer pork chops served with mashed potatoes—it comes together in just 12 minutes! So whether you're cooking for a crowd or just , these easy recipes will become your weeknight heroes—because take-out just isn't the same as a home-cooked dinner!