32 Best Dinner Ideas For Tonight

No need to worry about what to make for dinner tonight. I have got you covered. Below I have gathered some of the best dinner recipes for you to make. Included on the list are casserole recipes, chicken recipes, potato recipes, and many more options to choose from. Let’s get started going through the recipes.

Best Dinner Recipes To Make Tonight

creamy mac and cheese

1. Mac and Cheese Casserole

The first recipe on the list shows you how to make the best homemade mac and cheese. A perfect quick and easy dinner recipe for tonight. The family will love this delicious mac and cheese casserole. It is made with your favorite pasta, macaroni, and cheese, combined with a deliciously creamy cheese sauce.

Get this recipe on The Chunky Chef.

2. Lasagna with Cottage Cheese

Nothing is better than a hot lasagna. Delicious meat sauce, creamy, cheesy, and absolutely tasty. Great filling meal the whole family can enjoy.

Get this recipe on Go Money Mom.

3. BBQ Chicken Breasts

These juicy chicken breasts are oven-baked and then topped with your favorite bbq sauce. Serve with a side of vegetables. A quick and easy recipe that only requires 25 minutes of cooking time.

Get this recipe on Foodie Crush.

chili in a bowl

4. Homemade Chili

Nothing is better than a hot pot of delicious chili loaded with ground beef, beans, tomatoes, onions, and seasonings. This is an easy weeknight meal to make for the family.

Get this recipe on Go Money Mom.

5. Ground Turkey Bowls

Try this healthy ground turkey recipe. Brown or white rice is topped with ground turkey and broccoli which is smothered with the best teriyaki sauce. A perfect recipe to make for dinner tonight.

Get this recipe on Yellow Bliss Road.

6. Sloppy Joes

Skip the canned stuff and make your own Sloppy Joes with this simple recipe. Sloppy joes are a fast, easy, hearty family meal that is quick to make. Serve on a hamburger bun with a side of fries or coleslaw.

Get this recipe on Five Heart Home.

sloppy joes

7. Chicken and Rice Casserole

Here is delicious rice and chicken casserole that is made all in one dish. Chicken and rice are combined with the best sauce and then are topped with cheese. This is an easy-filling recipe to make for the family.

Get this recipe on Tastes Better From Scratch.

8. Meatloaf

Delicious tender meatloaf recipe which is full of flavors. It is topped with the best sweet and tangy glaze. Serve with rice, potatoes, or vegetables.

Get this recipe on Natasha’s Kitchen.

meatloaf

9. Chicken Parmesan

When you’re craving comfort food, this baked chicken parmesan is the perfect solution. Tender chicken perfectly paired with a crispy coating and marinara sauce. It can be on your table in just 30 minutes.

Get this recipe on Skinny Taste.

10. Honey Garlic Chicken

This recipe for Honey Garlic Chicken is a quick and easy meal that you can have on the table in just 15 minutes. The chicken breasts are cooked with a homemade honey garlic sauce which comes together quickly and is so delicious.

Get this recipe on Recipe Tin Eats.

11. Chicken Alfredo

Chicken Alfredo has always been a dinner favorite. It’s creamy, packed with flavors and delicious. It’s fast, easy to make, and delicious. Noddles topped with chicken combined with the best creamy sauce.

Get this recipe on Belly Full.

chicken alfredo

12. Meatballs

Get dinner on the table in just 45 minutes with this baked meatball recipe full of flavors and sauce. You can serve them on their own or create a complete meal by topping them over pasta.

Get this recipe on Gimme Some Oven.

13. Sheet Pan Sausage and Potatoes

These delicious sheet pan sausages and potatoes make the perfect weeknight meal. Only 5 ingredients are needed to make this recipe.

Get this recipe on Averie Cooks.

14. Chicken and Potato Casserole

We all know potatoes are so versatile. Baked, mashed, fried—the choices are endless. This recipe walks you through the steps to make a delicious chicken potato casserole that is layered with gooey cheese, crisp bacon, and fresh green onions.

Get this recipe on Life in the Loft House.

15. Chicken Parmesan Pasta

Nothing is better than a hearty, home-cooked meal on a chilly night. This delicious pasta recipe is made all in one pot with a few simple ingredients needed.

Get this recipe on The Cookie Rookie.

Beef Stroganoff

16. Beef Stroganoff

This beef stroganoff recipe is an incredibly flavorful dish that’s perfect for any night of the week. It comes together in less than thirty minutes.

Get this recipe on Damn Delicious.

17. Baked Ziti

Here is another great pasta recipe for baked ziti. Pasta noodles mixed with sausages, tomato sauce, and cheese.

Get this recipe on Simply Recipes.

18. Chicken Broccoli Casserole

This comforting casserole is an ideal weeknight dinner option. It is filled with chicken, broccoli, creamy sauce, and cheese.

Get this recipe on Taste of Home.

19. Honey Garlic Pork Chops

This pork chop recipe with honey garlic sauce is easy to make and is bursting with flavor. It’s simple to make, and the chops are nicely seared to lock in their juices.

Get this recipe on Cafe Delites.

20. Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes roasted in the oven with honey and cinnamon. The end result is a side dish that’s earthy, sweet, and full of flavor. And best of all, it takes about 30 minutes to make.

Get this recipe on Food Network.

21. Loaded Tacos

There’s nothing like a great taco. I love this ground beef taco recipe because it doesn’t just taste great, but is super easy to make. Throw everything in one pot and let it simmer for a few minutes and dinner can be served in less than 30 minutes.

Get this recipe on House of Yumm.

chicken enchiladas on a baking dish

22. Chicken Enchiladas

Enchiladas are one of my favorite Mexican dishes, especially chicken enchiladas. This recipe is super easy to follow and I guarantee you will love the taste.

Get this recipe on Gimme Some Oven.

23. Chow Mein

No time to go out to the restaurant? Save money and make your own delicious chow mein at home. This quick dinner recipe combines ingredients like crispy noodles, fresh vegetables, chicken, and sauces for a one-pot meal that everyone in the family will love.

Get this recipe on Cooking Classy.

24. Beef Stew

Fall is one of the best times to cook up hearty stews and chilis. Whether you’re entertaining guests, or simply want to enjoy a hot, satisfying meal with family, try this Beef Stew.

Get this recipe on Serious Eats.

25. Baked Salmon

Try this healthy salmon recipe for dinner tonight. The salmon is seasoned and then baked to perfection.

Get this recipe on Well Plated.

26. Loaded Nachos

These Crispy Nachos are loaded with ground beef, seasonings, tomatoes, onion, and other tasty ingredients topped with cheddar cheese. This easy recipe uses tortilla chips as the base and is ready in less than 30 minutes. Perfect for a quick dinner or snack.

Get this recipe on Lil Luna.

nachos

27. Fried Chicken

Fried chicken is juicy and crispy on the outside, tender and flavorful on the inside. This recipe takes you through the steps needed to make crispy fried chicken.

Get this recipe on They Stay At Home Chef.

28. Ham Sliders

This recipe is quick, easy, and delicious. It’s perfect for weeknights if you’re looking for something fast and filling.

Get this recipe on My Baking Addiction.

29. Chicken Ramen Stir Fry

Make a delicious stir fry with ramen noodles, chicken, and broccoli. The noodles are combined with a tasty sweet and savory sauce. Get the meal to the table in 20 minutes.

Get this recipe on Inquiring Chef.

30. Garlic Butter Shrimp

If you are looking for a quick dinner for tonight you should try this garlic butter shrimp recipe. It is delicious and tastes amazing.

Get this recipe on Dinner at The Zoo.

garlic butter shrimp

31. Baked Chicken Thighs

This recipe shows you how to make the best crispy baked chicken thighs. Serve with mashed potatoes, rice, or vegetables.

Get this recipe on The Salty Marshmallow.

32. Spicy Shrimp Stir Fry

The last recipe on the list shows you how to make the best spicy shrimp stir fry. Shrimp and vegetables combined with the best spicy stir fry sauce.

Get this recipe on Go Money Mom.

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32 Best Dinner Ideas For Tonight

Delicious dinner recipes to make tonight.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Dinner Ideas For Tonight, Dinner Recipes
Servings: 6
Calories: 200kcal

Ingredients

  • Pasta Noodles
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Chicken Breast
  • Pasta Sauce

Instructions

  • Pick a recipe to make for dinner tonight.
  • Gather all your ingredients.
  • Follow the recipes instructions.
  • Make the recipe and enjoy.

Notes

Nutrition, serving size, and cooking time may vary depending upon which recipe you choose.

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