Best Easy Back to School Dinner Ideas


A collection of recipes for the Best Easy Back to School Dinner Ideas for fast family dinners during the busy schedules of the fall!

A collection of recipes for the Best Easy Back to School Dinner Ideas for fast family dinners during the busy schedules of the fall!

I know school has been in session for at least a couple of weeks now, depending on where in the country you happen to live.  I thought I would team up with my blogging friends to put together some of our favorite easy dinner recipes to help us all ease into the new school year.

I’m so glad you’re here! Follow along on Pinterest for more inspiration! 

It’s a little bit scary how fast time goes by.  Do any of you have the “Time Hop” feature on Facebook?  While I love to reminisce about what I was doing exactly one, two, three, SIX years ago on a certain date, at the same time it makes me feel old.  It also hits me in the face how fast the years go by.  SCARY!

Bed times for kids get earlier this time of year so I think all of you parents (and others who just like to cook simple meals) will really appreciate this collection of easy Back to School Dinner Ideas. Oh, and be sure to check out my new favorite dessert that I posted earlier this week: Pumpkin Spice Latte Cannoli!  Enjoy, everyone!

Skillet Enchilada Bake

Skillet Enchilada Bake

Beef Stroganoff Ravioli Skillet


Chicken Mozzarella Pasta


Pepperoni Bubble Up Pizza


One-Pot Southwest Macaroni


Pizza Muffins


Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup


One Pot Spinach Artichoke Pasta


Baked Chicken Street Tacos


Smoky Tex Mex Sloppy Joes


Triple Grilled Cheese


Sloppy Joe Mac & Cheese


30 Minute 2 Ingredient BBQ Wings


One Pot Spaghetti and Meat Sauce


French Spaghetti


One Pot Cheesy Pizza Pasta Bake


Baked Orzo with Chicken


Easy Beef Sliders


Slow Cooker Pineapple Brown Sugar Pulled Pork


Shepherd’s Pie Loaded Baked Potatoes


Slow Cooker Meaty Marinara


Breakfast Egg Muffins


Bubble Up Carbonara


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11 Responses to “Best Easy Back to School Dinner Ideas”

  1. El Jeffe de la Torta
    September 22, 2016 at 9:20 AM #

    these will keep mi esposa muy busy!

    like the fat man says, “get in my belly!”

  2. El Jeffe de la Torta
    September 22, 2016 at 9:33 AM #


    the Chicken Mozzarella Pasta text link takes you to the Beef Stroganoff Ravioli Skillet. :0

    The image link for the Chicken mozzarella pasta takes you to the right place though.

  3. September 22, 2016 at 12:59 PM #

    Such a well timed post! Yes, bed time is definitely earlier – even though my daughter is a senior in high school.

  4. September 22, 2016 at 3:14 PM #

    I love this group of delicious weeknight meals! It’s so hard to get dinner on the table some nights, but this is super helpful! I’m going to start with the street tacos and then have the grilled cheese, mmmmmmmmmm, k?!

  5. September 22, 2016 at 5:54 PM #

    these are some great ideas…even for us that don’t have kids

  6. September 23, 2016 at 10:36 AM #

    Lots of homey pasta and comforting, saucy meats in the round up. Bring it on, Fall!

  7. September 23, 2016 at 11:26 AM #

    Oh my gosh. I can’t even pick a favorite this week! I think, like, 5 recipes are at the top of my list. They all look amazing!

  8. September 23, 2016 at 3:57 PM #

    Whoa, this just might be my favorite week of recipes! I am always looking for easy weeknight dishes!

  9. September 23, 2016 at 5:37 PM #

    I want to eat all of these!! That Bubble Up Pizza is especially calling my name!

  10. September 23, 2016 at 8:11 PM #

    I seriously don’t know where to start. I was like ooooh Bubble up Pizza! Yeah! And then I was like, aaaahhhh, Street Tacos? But then there was Triple Grilled Cheese!!! How does a girl decide? It all looks so freaking good!!

  11. September 26, 2016 at 9:12 AM #

    GAH! Some of my favorites! What a great list!

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