This Week’s Dinner Menus

this week's dinner menus

Planning a week full of dinner menus is the worst. Figuring out seven days’ worth of main dishes, side dishes, and desserts that go together (and please the family) is daunting for anyone. No matter how much of a superhero you are, we’re here to help you with dinner menus for a week. From Sunday dinner to Taco Tuesday to a fancier Saturday meal, you’re going to love these full dinner menu ideas.

Sunday’s Dinner Menu

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Pot Roast With Carrots & Potatoes

“For years I’ve been trying to perfect my roasts. This one turned out very tender and moist. I think it had a lot to do with scoring the meat, placing bacon on top and baking it in a tightly covered pot. It got my husband’s approval and that’s good enough for me. :)” – Gail
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Oven Roasted Vegetables

“We have begun to eat healthier meals in the past year and this is the best veggie dish ever. It goes with just about anything…You can make smaller portions, just by cutting down all the amounts…or omitting things you don’t like…” – Debbie
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Apple Pear Pie A La Mode

“I found this fruit combination in the store the other day for $1 a bag and thought, wow, that would make a nice pie. And so here it is. I put everything together that I learned in making pies and created this recipe. It came out just like my thought at the store. How wonderful! This has 3 Fuji Apples 1 Washington 1 Granny Smith 2 Bartlett Pears I hope you enjoy the recipe.” – Rhonda

Monday’s Dinner Menu

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Three Cheese Stuffed Shells (Meatless)

“I got this recipe from my Italian girlfriend from work. This was actually the first time I tried a jumbo stuffed shell, and I love it so much! The three different cheese just makes it so delicious, that you would want to eat more and more of it. It is amazingly delicioso! Yummo!” – Connie “Kiyu”
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Fruit, Nut, and Seed Salad

“Good for you and endlessly adaptable! I love having a salad like this for lunch… it’s satisfying all on its own.” – cindy
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Crusty Italian Bread

“My husband loves bread in any form, but especially Italian bread. I found this recipe somewhere and began making it and he loves it. I hope you enjoy it too!” – Gena
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Dump Cake Surprise

“I have learned how to make a dump from the idea of others. However, I like to “tweak” my bakes by substituting and adding a little more flavor. I bake this Dump Cake Surprise because I add two ingredients I have yet to hear anyone else to add. Teachers in the school system enjoy this treat and always ask for it on special occasions. Enjoy!!!” – Tenishia

Tuesday’s Dinner Menu

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Creamy Cheesy Gooey Enchilada Casserole

“This gets made weekly at our house! My hubs should probably join an enchiladas support group he asks for it so often! One night I was feeling lazy so instead of taking the time to roll every enchilada, I decided to just layer it all in a casserole dish. BIG hit. Even got my picky 2 year old to devour it and I’ve been making it this way ever since!” – Michelle
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Spanish Rice

“This is how we Mexicans from California make our rice. We call it Spanish rice, not Mexican rice! I didn’t hear the term “Mexican rice” until I moved to the midwest. This is how all of my family make the rice, aunts and grandmother alike. We don’t put in peas or carrots as I have seen from other recipes. I was told by my son’s girlfriend that I make it just like the restaurants. I hope that was a compliment!!” – Lisa
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Kickin’ Guacamole, YUMMY!

“This is the best guacamole I have ever tried. If you like your guacamole with a little kick, this is the one for you. Serve it some chips or add to your taco salad. (If you do not like tomatoes you can leave out).” – Missy
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Mexican Red Table Salsa, Salsa Roja de Mesa

“This salsa dates back to my great-grandmother’s time, I am sure even further back. This sauce has been passed down for generations. It is timeless and delicious. I have tweaked it a little bit. But basically, it is the same and nothing has been omitted. It’s always been on my table next to the salt and pepper. Enjoy!” – Juliann
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Sopaipillas (Mexican Dessert)

“Tender warm pillows of fried dough, sprinkled with cinnamon sugar and drizzled with honey.” – Melissa

Wednesday’s Dinner Menu

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BBQ Sloppy Joe Sliders

“For years I just made my mother’s Sloppy Joe recipe. Then one day I decided to try it with some BBQ sauce. My family loved it so well that’s the only way they want it fixed. It is super quick and easy to prepare. It goes great with slaw and chips.” – Virginia (Ginger)
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“I have always had a passion for French fries, and therefore, I could never pass by those golden arches without stopping in to buy some. These days, we are trying to eat a lot healthier, so it was a very sad day when I had to give up my French fries. But I found with some research, that you don’t really have to give up what you love. Just find a substitute that is healthier and one that tastes just as good. While that may not always be easy, after a lot of experimentation, I found what we consider to be a recipe for the perfect fry. The best thing about this recipe is that you don’t have to turn the fries in the oven. It is made with only 1 TBS of oil, and it tastes fabulous. You won’t even know these are oven fries. You owe it to your heart to try this healthy recipe for French fries. I bet you won’t even miss the ones at the golden arches. I don’t. Enjoy!” – BonniE
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Bacon Bundled Green Beans

“I needed a new idea for Thanksgiving this year, 2016, and this recipe was such a hit I’ve been asked to make it for Christmas again. I think we found a new tradition! These little green bean bundles are easy to make, delicious, and look fabulous on the plate.” – Sara
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Peggi’s Gigantic, Melt In Your Mouth, Crispy Peanut Butter Cookies

“I got the original recipe out of a 1974 Southern Living Cookies Cookbook. I have been making them since then. I do a few things different to make it mine. These cookies are crispy & melt in your mouth. I also never make a single batch. I make at least a double batch every time.” – Peggi Anne

Thursday’s Dinner Menu

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Creamy Chicken Cobbler

“A creamy, yummy cross between chicken a la king, chicken and biscuits, and chicken pot pie. Try an unconventional mixed vegetable selection like Trader Joe’s ‘soycatash,’ which is corn, red peppers, and edamame instead of the conventional mix of corn, carrots, and peas. If using fresh vegetables, consider par-cooking them.” – Heidi
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Tijuana Caesar Salad

“This has a fun twist for a Caesar salad. I used the root vegetable jicama that has the texture of a potato and the sweet taste of coconut.” – Kathy
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Easiest No-Bake Cheesecake

“Every time I bake a cheesecake recipe in the oven, the top cracks open and the recipe never works out for me. This is the easiest recipe and it DOES work! Fabulously delicious!” – Robyn

Friday’s Dinner Menu

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Foolproof Roasted Pork Tenderloin

“Tender, juicy and full of flavor – this is a no-fail recipe for pork tenderloin that comes out perfect every time.” – Donna
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Brussels Sprouts With Bacon and Apple

“Not too many people like Brussels sprouts, but I happen to love them. I have made a believer out of them with this recipe. I always make it for Thanksgiving and other special dinners.” – Susan
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Roasted Butternut Squash

“Roasting vegetables brings out the sweetness and flavor of an otherwise blah vegetable.” – Jennifer
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Chocolate Cobbler

“This recipe is great anytime! I take is to family dinners and I fix it in the mornings to take to work for breakfast.” – Erin

Saturday’s Dinner Menu

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Lemon Butter Roasted Chicken

“What can I say, sometimes I just have to come up with a new chicken recipe.” – Monika
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Parmesan Asparagus

“This is the only way to eat asparagus! Very good!!! This is asparagus tossed in a garlic butter sauce and then topped with freshly grated Parmesan.” – A
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Perfect Roast Potatoes

“A perfect roast potato is one that is crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. If you have had problems getting it right in the past – here is how to do it.” – Clare
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Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Brownies

“I received this recipe from a friend about 10 years ago. I think that the cookie dough recipe is from Crisco, but the cream cheese filling was added along the way. It is a great favorite in my family.” – Ania