100 Easy Back to School Dinners

Get the school year started off right with these back to school easy dinner recipes which feature kid-friendly family dinners that take less than 30 minutes. These easy meals are cheap and great for picky eaters. From quick chicken dinners to simple fall soups, there are plenty of delicious kid friendly dinners to choose from.

This collection of easy dinner ideas is perfect for busy weeknights and school nights. It includes kid-friendly family meals such as one pot dinners, sheet pan meals, 30 minute dinners and dump and go instant pot dinner recipes.

Chicken Easy Dinner Ideas

Easy Chicken Parmesan from Spend with Pennies
Instant Pot Chicken Tacos from Spend with Pennies
Instant Pot Chicken and Potatoes from Creme de la Crumb
Chicken Fajita Skillet Meal from Creme de la Crumb
Garlic Parmesan Chicken Alfredo from Cafe Deletes
Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole from The Cookin’ Chicks
Southwest Chicken Skillet from Budget Bytes
Crispy Garlic Parmesan Chicken and Vegetables from The Recipe Critic
Creamy Chicken Noodle Skillet from The Girl Who Ate Everything
Cheesy Chicken Pasta from Yellow Bliss Road
Honey Mustard Chicken and Potatoes from Cafe Deletes
One Pan Cheesy Chicken, Broccoli, and Rice from The Girl Who Ate Everything
Crispy Parmesan Baked Chicken Milanese & Veggies from Cafe Deletes
Chicken Fried Rice from Cooking Classy
Chicken and Broccoli Pasta from Smart School House
Baked Chicken Tacos from The Cookie Rookie
Fiesta Chicken Casserole from Cookies and Cups
Chicken Teriyaki Rice Bowls from Favorite Family Recipes
Balsamic Chicken and Veggies from Chelsea’s Messy Kitchen
One-Skillet Tuscan Chicken from Delicious Meets Healthy
Healthy Roasted Chicken and Veggies from Gimme Delicious
Salsa Chicken and Rice Skillet from I Wash You Dry
One Pan Chicken and Vegetables from Natasha’s Kitchen
Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas from Cooking Classy
Sour Cream Chicken Enchilada Skillet from Heather Likes Food
Garlic Butter Chicken and Potatoes from Eat Well 101
Easy 30 minute Chicken Noodle Soup from Averie Cooks
Chicken and Black Bean Nachos from The Baker Mama
Chicken Fajita Bake from Seeking Good Eats

Beef Easy Dinner Ideas

Instant Pot Beef and Vegetable Soup from Eating on a Dime
One Pan Baked Ziti from Tates Better from Scratch
Instant Pot Cubed Steak and Gravy from Adventures of a Nurse
Instant Pot Goulash from I Don’t Have Time for That
Easy Instant Pot Chili from The Salty Marshmallow
Ground Beef Stroganoff from The Country Cook
Chili Mac from RecipeTin Eats
Easy Skillet Beef Pot Pie from Julie’s Eats and Treats
Skillet Cheeseburger Pasta from Budget Bytes
Stuffed Pepper Casserole from Tornadough Alli
Creamy Beef and Shells from Damn Delicious
Simple Salisbury Steak from CincyShopper
Easy Baked Tortellini Casserole with Meat Sauce from Instrupix
Philly Cheesesteaks from Natasha’s Kitchen
One-Pot Sloppy Joe Noodle Skillet from A Spicy Perspective
Pressure Cooker Beef and Broccoli from Pressure Cooking Today
Sheet Pan Steak and Veggies from Damn Delicious
4 Ingredient Hamburger Casserole from Instrupix
Instant Pot Stuffed Peppers from Happy Foods Tube
One-Pot Homemade Hamburger Helper from The Salty Marshmallow

Pork and Meatless Easy Dinner Ideas

Spaghetti Carbonara from Damn Delicious
Sheet Pan Pork Tenderloin Dinner from No. 2 Pencil
Instant Pot Ham and Cheese Pasta from The Salty Marshmallow
Instant Pot Loaded Potato Soup from Belle of the Kitchen
Eggroll in a Bowl from Flavor Mosaic
Easy Stromboli from Southern Bite
Cheesy Vegetarian Chili Mac from Budget Bytes
Instant Pot Creamy Ziti from Cooking with Karli
Kielbasa and Cabbage Skillet from Bellyful
Sausage Pepper and Rice Skillet from Life Made Simple
Lazy Lasagna from The Lazy Dish
Healthy Sausage and Veggies from Chelsea’s Messy Apron
Ham and Cheese Tortellini from Life in the Lofthouse
Baked Ranch Pork Chops from Wonky Wonderful
One-Pot Kielbasa Pasta from Sugar Apron
Ranch Pork Chops and Potatoes from Jo Cooks
One-Pot Cajun Sausage and Chicken Alfredo from No. 2 Pencil
Instant Pot Mac and Cheese from The Salty Marshmallow
15 Minute Lo Mein from Damn Delicious

Seafood Easy Dinner Ideas

Easy Tuna Casserole from Spend with Pennies
Sheet Pan Garlic Butter Salmon with Potatoes and Asparagus from Cafe Deletes
Easy Garlic Shrimp from She Wears Many Hats
Honey Garlic Salmon from Rasa Malaysia
20 Minute Honey Garlic Shrimp from Sally’s Baking Addiction
Sheet Pan Honey Garlic Shrimp and Broccoli from Peas and Crayons
Parmesan Broiled Tilapia from Spend with Pennies
Baked Cod from The Stay at Home Chef