14 Lazy Weeknight Dinner Ideas

homemade hamburger helper, oven-fried pork chops, chicken spaghetti and more easy recipes

Having one of those “ugh, I don’t feel like cooking” kind of days? These fix it and forget it recipes are here to save the day. Super easy with minimal prep work, you won’t have to stand over a stovetop for an hour to make these weeknight meals. With little effort, you’ll have a family-approved recipe that is sure to please everyone’s taste buds. So get ready to Pinch these pastas, tacos, casseroles, and more for an easy dinner tonight!

Easy Baked Cheesy Chicken

Easy Baked Cheesy Chicken

“Easy Baked Cheesy Chicken, meet your new favorite weeknight chicken dinner! It’s easy to make and everyone loves it!” - Paula
Homemade Cheesy Italian Hamburger Helper

Homemade Cheesy Italian Hamburger Helper

“So easy and so good! My kids love Hamburger Helper but I was never thrilled with serving them the box version. This healthier version tastes even better. They devoured it!” - Jennifer
Quick and Easy Beef and Pepper Stir-fry

Quick and Easy Beef and Pepper Stir-fry

“A tasty Chinese style beef and pepper stir-fry that is so quick and easy and so much better than takeout that you will never go back!” - Kevin
Fix It and Forget It Creamy Chicken

Fix It and Forget It Creamy Chicken

“Made this as printed. Had it on rice and with green beans and cranberry sauce. It was like having a Thanksgiving dinner. This chicken recipe is SO good! Easy too! Going in my favorites file! Thanks for sharing this recipe! Yum!” - Tammy
Pantry Chicken Spaghetti

Pantry Chicken Spaghetti

“This Pantry Chicken Spaghetti is a great meal to prepare for your family and all the ingredients can be kept in the pantry. It is creamy and full of flavor and your family will love it. This is a great quick dish if you are in a pinch or trying to clean out your pantry.” - Debbie
Tater Tot Casserole

Tater Tot Casserole

“I made this for supper last night and it was good! My family and I really liked it. I liked that it was a quick and easy recipe for a busy weeknight.” - Kristi
Southern Oven-Baked BBQ Chicken

Southern Oven-Baked BBQ Chicken

“This is such an easy recipe to make and tastes fabulous. The sauce reminds me of Jack Miller's bbq sauce a bit. And I love that sauce. :)” - Victoria
Delicious and Easy Greek Chickpea Salad Recipe

Delicious and Easy Greek Chickpea Salad Recipe

“Chickpea is one of my family favorites and a go-to for many of my dishes especially greek chickpea salad; when I want a hearty, delicious, and belly-filling protein-packed meal.” - Shikha
Slow Cooker Shredded Taco Chicken

Slow Cooker Shredded Taco Chicken

“I made this several weeks ago, but there are only two of us now and I froze the leftover meat and yesterday I made a wonderful enchilada dish with it. So yummmmmmmmy!” - Carol
Fabulous Oven-Fried Pork Chops

Fabulous Oven-Fried Pork Chops

“This is my husband's favorite way to have pork chops. They are always tender and juicy and taste wonderful. You can adjust the seasonings by adding, omitting, or substituting to your taste. Most of the time the only seasoning I use is plain salt and pepper.” - Sasha
Chicken Spaghetti

Chicken Spaghetti

“This is my go to recipe for chicken spaghetti now. So much easier than an older recipe I had and so much cheesier! I haven't had ANY complaints about it. I do certain tweeks to the recipe though (I brown the chicken chunks in a skillet for more flavor and boil the noodles in chicken stock and a Tbsp of chicken base and ALWAYS use red bell peppers). It goes fast in my family! We love it! Thanks again for this wonderful recipe!” - Jo
Slow Cooked White Chicken Chili

Slow Cooked White Chicken Chili

“I have been perfecting this recipe for the last 6 months trying to enhance each component and marry together the most amazing experience for chili lovers. I'm all about flavor and not singeing my taste buds off my tongue. However, for those that like to heat it up a bit, just add fresh jalapenos to your heart's content.” - Tiffany
Chickin' Lickin' Good Pork Chops

Chickin' Lickin' Good Pork Chops

“My family and friends love these pork chops. One of my granddaughters said she loved coming to mamaw's because she always has yummy food. That made my heart swell with love. I really enjoy cooking for my family!!” - Bernice
Cabbage Roll Casserole

Cabbage Roll Casserole

“Have to admit that I was a bit hesitant to try this however much to my surprise, OMG, AMAZING!!! Definitely adding this to our recipe file and the rotation of favorite meals. Cut the recipe in half, used an entire small head of lettuce and had enough left over for another meal. Would of had more; however, it was too good not to have seconds. Thank you for sharing and for an outstanding and easy recipe!!” - Lynn