10 Weeknight Dinner Ideas For The Whole Family

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8. Garlic Butter Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

Potatoes are so versatile you can do almost anything with them, but when you’re tired of fries, mashed potatoes, and plain-old roasted potatoes, give this recipe a try. 

It takes only five ingredients to turn regular potatoes into a crispy and flavorful favorite side dish. You’ll spend five minutes getting it ready, and then they bake for 20 minutes while you focus on the other aspects of your meal.

You’ll find the full recipe for these tasty taters here.

9. Garlic Green Beans

This side dish has the double bonus of being especially healthy and also budget-friendly. It’ll take you only 10 minutes to make, and green beans pair well with almost anything.

Spring is the best time to make this dish because green beans are fresh and farmers typically have more than they know what to do with.

You’ll want to find fresh vegetables for this recipe (not frozen or canned), but you don’t need much else. A little olive oil, some finely minced garlic, and salt will do the trick.

Check out the full recipe here

10. Baked Chicken and Potato Casserole

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When your weeknights get crazy, it’s nice to have an easy, yet fulfilling, meal that you can eat now and someone else can eat later. Casseroles are great for reheating, and they even make convenient on-the-go meals. Scoop some into a container and out the door you go.

This classic casserole of chicken, potatoes, bacon, and cheese is a family favorite. It’s straightforward enough that picky eaters can dig in without hesitation, but the bacon and cheese give off a lot of flavor.

One of the best things about casserole for dinner is there’s no need for a side dish. The casserole itself is a full meal, so your work is drastically reduced.

Click here to get the recipe.

Be sure to try out these weeknight dinner recipes the next time life gets complicated. Let us know how it went in the comments!

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Bee is a popular food blogger and best-selling cookbook author. She blogs at https://rasamalaysia.com and https://easyweeknight.com. Her specialties include Asian cuisine and easy weeknight dinners for the entire family.

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