10 Easy Weeknight Dinners for When You Want Restaurant Quality Food But Don’t Wanna Eat Out

Silas & Grace

Easy weeknight dinners are essential. You come home, your feet hurt, you don’t really want to think about anything, and you just want something good to eat.

Not questionable takeout, but homemade. It’s kind of essential.

And if this basically describes you, then here are ten easy dinners you probably need to try this week. 

The BEST Italian Penne Rosa Pasta

The BEST Italian Penne Rosa Pasta Recipe

It creamy-tangy-garlicy goodness and I think it’s important that it makes it on your weekly meal plan.

Nut-Free Vegan Mac & Cheese

I don’t care if you’re vegan or not, I think this one should be done. I mean, I’m not, but I’d try it in a heartbeat; I mean it looks so good right?

Nut-Free Vegan Mac & Cheese Recipe

Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup

I love love LOVE tortilla soup. It’s so tasty and there are SO many options for toppings. So if you’re like me and you love this comforting meal too, then I think you should give it a go.

Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

Vegan Fajita Bowl

Roated veggies with yummy spices, I think it’s kind of hard to go wrong.

Vegan Fajita Bowl Recipe

Pesto Orzo with Lemon Garlic Shrimp

Pesto Orzo with Lemon Garlic Shrimp Recipe

I love lemony garlicy dishes like this, and this just looks like comfort on a plate.

Baked Ziti with Meatballs

It’s baked pasta… with meat. Like how much easier and tastier could it get? I think this is essential and should be made, especially if you have a big family. Or if you just want to make it for yourself.

Baked Ziti with Meatballs Recipe

20-Minute Sweet and Spicy Noodles

Asian food is so incredibley good, and what makes Asian food better than when it’s an Asian noodle recipe? Like it’s yummy carbs with a yummy sauce and a wonderful texture. How do you even go wrong with something like this?

20-Minute Sweet and Spicy Noodles Recipes

Honey Teriyaki Chicken

I love it when there’s a thick layer of tasty sauce to coat the meat, veggies, and rice, and this one looks so good. Also, with this recipe, there’s now no need to order takeout at your favoirte Japanese restaurant.

Honey Teriyaki Chicken Recipe

Oven Baked Nachos

It’s oven baked nachoes. This is the kind of dinner you make when you want to have a weekday movie night. It’s informal, it’s tasty, it’s comforting, and I think you need it.

Oven Baked Nachos Recipe

Pesto Gnocchi

Pesto and gnocchi are two increidbly tasty ingredients, so putting them together kind of makes them an instant win. I would personally feel like I was eating at a fancy Italian restaurant but for half (or a quarter) of the cost + a shorter waiting time.

Pesto Gnocchi Recipe

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Silas & Grace

Chasing Foxes was started in 2016 as a way for Grace and her husband, Silas, to start traveling. However, they started to realize that they had a passion for improving themselves, and wanted to help others level up their lives as well. So whether it's with cooking, travel, or staying healthy, they want to help you better your life bit by bit, as they do the same.

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