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Enjoy the Best Dinner Recipes every weeknight, from quick and easy chicken recipes to healthy summer meals to the best pasta recipes.

We have over 140 of the Best Dinner Recipes that make weeknight cooking quick and easy. From healthy and light chicken recipes to favorite comfort food dinners to delicious options for meatless Monday, these are the quick dinner recipes you and your family need. 

When it comes to easy, healthy dinner recipes, we have dozens to choose from. These meals are that are fast to whip up and leave you feeling your best. Many of these dinners are one-pot meals. And many take less than 30 minutes to get on the table. So if you have a hungry group to feed, be sure to try light and healthy dinner favorites like Quick and Easy Chicken Picatta, Kung Pao Chicken, or Lightened Up Chicken Salad

If you can’t tell, we love quick and easy chicken dinner recipes here at Barbara Bakes, especially recipes that feature healthy chicken breasts. We have plenty more light and satisfying chicken dinners where those came from. Try Pressure Cooker Chicken Taco Filling, BBQ Chicken Kebabs with A Spicy Bacon Rub, and Zoodles with Artichoke Lemon Pesto and Chicken Breast.

As much as we love a quick and healthy chicken dinner, we also make delicious pork dinner recipes to feature the other white meat. From remarkably quick and easy Lemon Pepper Grilled Pork Chops and Spicy Grilled Pork Tenderloin to flavor-packed Green Chile Pork Tamales and Japanese-inspired Pork Teriyaki Rice Bowls

And if you love to travel the world at dinner time, from Asia to the Mediterranean to Mexico, we have the best dinner recipes to bring international flavors to your family dinner table. Staring in Asia, try healthy Szechuan Chicken Stir Fry, Baked Char Sui Bao (Cantonese BBQ Pork Buns), and fun DIY Moo Shu Pork

Or make a stop in Greece for a healthy chicken dinner of Greek Chicken Souvlaki. Next door in Italy, try easy Italian dinner recipes like Meat Lover’s Calzones, easy 30-minute Pasta Carbonara, and Rotini Pasta in a Creamy Butternut Sauce with Chicken Sausage and Spinach

We also have plenty of Mexican dinner recipes that go way beyond taco Tuesday, from quick and easy Crispy Baked Chicken Tacos and homemade Carne Asada Tacos to Chicken Empanadas with Ranchero Ranch Dressing and Black Bean Tostadas with Avocado Corn Guacamole

If your friends and family are gathering for Sunday dinner, we even have the meals to feed a hungry crowd at any time of year. Your family, young and old, will love hearty Pressure Cooker Sirloin Tips in Gravy, any of our easy Round Steak Recipes or impressive Creamy Chicken Pot Pie (for Saint Patrick’s Day, or any day!).

While we have plenty of crowd-friendly recipes for celebratory dinners, we’re also always happy to dig into any of the best sandwich recipes that are filling, healthy and so easy to put together. Our favorite sandwiches for lunch or dinner include melty Caprese Panini, White Cheddar Raz-Pepper Grilled Cheese that’s best on our homemade challah bread, and classic Tin Foil Ham and Cheese Sandwiches that are 100% kid-approved. 

If you’re vegetarian or just looking for healthy ideas for Meatless Monday, you’ll love our vegetable-packed dinner recipes. All-American Pizza with Homemade Pizza Sauce, a fluffy homemade pizza crust and plenty of melted cheese is always a family favorite. Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Shells is another great meatless dinner that’s just as satisfying as our recipe for Mexcian Stuffed Shells, made with ground beef or chicken. 

We always like to cook seasonally, so we have easy dinner recipes that feature the best produce for every season. In the warm weather, we love healthy and fresh summer dinner recipes like Light and Creamy Pesto Ravioli, Whole Wheat Noodle Salad with Spicy Peanut Sauce, or Halibut Fish and Chips with Market Street Tartar Sauce

And of course, you can’t mention summer dinner recipes without the best dinner recipes for grilling when the sun is out, including Bacon-Wrapped Cheese Hot Dogs, BBQ Pork Tenderloin, and Queso Bacon Burgers with Avocado Salsa. These are all perfect dinners to serve at a barbecue on Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, or Labor Day. 

During the cooler months, we love serving up homemade comfort foods for dinner. We think you’ll love easy comfort food recipes like Turkey Tetrazzini Casserole (which is great for feeding a crowd), Baked Sage Derby Macaroni and Cheese, and creamy Chicken Sausage Pasta Bake

Whether you’re making a quick and light sandwich for one, an easy chicken breast dinner recipe, or a spicy international entrée, we have the best dinner recipes that will keep you and your family well-fed all year long.