31 Easy Weekday Meals + Free Meal Planner

In today’s society we are so busy with ALL. THE. THINGS., that it is getting harder and harder to be able to cook a dinner and actually sit down and enjoy it as a family.  I don’t know about you, but cooking has become my most dreaded chore (after grocery shopping).  I searched Pinterest for easy weekday meals that I can whip up with little to no effort and I am putting them all together here for you.



Cooking can be such a chore. I rounded up 31 quick and easy meals that will put your meal planning back on track and have you creating quick and easy weekday meals today.


I spent 20 plus years making sure our family had dinner every night and now if I never had to cook again I would do a happy dance.  Alas, that is not a possibility.  Eating take out gets way too expensive and our waistlines can’t take it either.   Middle age spread is a real thing, boooo!

My search criteria included quick, easy, and that dreaded word….HEALTHY. Well, mostly healthy. I also wanted some new ideas for meals. Often times we get in a rut cooking week after week. I needed something new to cook! You are sure to find a great, easy meal to add to your weekly menu from the ones below.  Be sure to pick up my FREE all-in-one meal planner and shopping list printable at the end.

Easy Weekday Meals


1. One Pan Mexican Chicken and Rice.


2. Sheet Pan Garlic Parmesan Chicken and Potatoes.


3. One Pan Healthy Lasagna.


4. Easy Skillet Beef Stroganoff.


5. Easy and Quick Beef Stir Fry.  


6. Instant Pot Honey Butter Herb Roasted Chicken.  


7. BBQ Chicken Stuffed Bread.


8. Cheesesteak Sandwiches.


9. Stove Top Meat Loaves.


10. Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy.  


11. Sloppy Joe Meatball Subs.


12. Easy Ground Turkey Burgers.


13. Chicken Provolone.


14. Chicken Ranch Pasta Salad.


15. Chicken Fajita Quesadilla.


16. Sheet Pan Greek Chicken


17. Taco Zucchini Boats


18. Shredded Chicken Parmasan Sandwich


19. Ham and Cheese Tortellini


20. Turkey Taco One Pot Pasta


21. Crock Pot Salsa Verde Chicken


22. One Pan Autumn Chicken Dinner


23. Baked Chicken and Potato Casserole


25. Whole Roasted Chicken


26. BBQ Turkey Pizza Casserole


27. Sheet Pan Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken


28. One Pan Italian Sausage and Veggies


29. Skillet Chicken Parmesan


30. Lemon Garlic Chicken with Baby Potatoes


31. Healthy Beer Can Chicken Salad

In today’s world when life is so busy, quick and easy weekday meals are a must.  Having a variety of recipes to choose from keeps you from getting into a rut with meal planning.  Which recipe are you going to try first?  Are some of these already in your menu rotation?  Let me know in the comments below.

Happy Cooking!


P.S.  Don’t forget to get your FREE meal planning and shopping printable below.  This all-in-one printable allows you plan and shop all in one place.  It sure makes my life easier.

Make meal planning and shopping easier with my FREE Meal Planning and Shopping List printable. Do all your planning in one place.





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  1. Oh, sign me up for the Autumn sheet pan supper! yum! And I think my picky teen will eat it, PLUS!

    1. skstewart1220@hotmail.com says:

      It is always a plus when you can get a picky teen to eat!

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