12 Easy Recipes for Busy Weeknight Dinners


Weeknight meals can be less of a threat if you have the chance to plan ahead. Here are 12 recipes that are on constant rotation in my house. Most can be on the table in 30 minutes (or less!) they are healthy, belly filling and also budget friendly. They make pretty big portions too, great for leftovers or if you are feeding a crowd. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. Don’t forget to tag #marlameridith on Instagram if you share your creations!  


My Family Favorite Vegetarian Lasagna recipe is a budget friendly, delicious, healthy family meal. #casserole #lasagna #recipe

Casseroles like my Family Favorite Vegetarian Lasagna are very budget friendly,  very healthy and the perfect way to assure leftovers!


These Greek Nachos are the perfect dish for parties! #recipe #nachos

These Greek Nachos have been making all kinds of delicious waves over Pinterest lately…it’s time you try them too!


Irish Nachos | a delicious gluten-free Recipe on

Another take on nachos that you can’t pass up are these Irish Nachos, using thinly sliced potatoes as a base instead of classic tortilla chips.


No need for take out when you can quickly cook up this Lightened-Up Sesame Chicken recipe!

No need for take-out when you can make this healthy Lightened-Up Sesame Chicken with Broccoli and Couscous.


One Pot Pasta with Beef & Broccoli recipe. A delicious meal on the table in less than 30 minutes!

This One-Pot Pasta with Beef and Broccoli can be on the table in less than 30 minutes!


The MOST DELICIOUS Chicken & Dumpling Soup recipe you will ever eat! The perfect way to warm up on a chilly fall or winters day.

Chicken and Dumpling Soup is belly filling, healthy, protein packed and super delicious. A comfort food essential!


Cook up this easy and delicious Creamy Spaghetti Carbonara recipe for family dinners and entertaining. Ready in just 20 minutes!

We all love this Creamy Spaghetti Carbonara, it’s been blowing up all over the web with wonderful reviews. Great Italian food can easily be made in your own home!


This healthy and delicious One-Pot Beef Stroganoff Soup recipe is everything you need for a warming family meal that comes together in just 30 minutes |

One-Pot Beef Stroganoff Soup is a flavor packed, easy to make and clean up dinner.


We love this easy Chicken Marsala recipe, it's great for weeknights or entertaining. A healthy, flavor packed Italian-American dish.

Easy Chicken Marsala is a classic Italian-American dish that I prefer to make in a cast iron skillet


Best Ever Swedish Meatballs recipe. Make some today! Great for entertaining or a quick weeknight meal.

These Best Ever Swedish Meatballs are just that and then some! Serve with rice, spaghetti and a side salad (or steamed veggies)  for a full meal.


You've gotta try this Vegetarian Sheet Pan Nachos recipe on

Vegetarian Sheet Pan Nachos, here’s option #3 for a quick meal. Made in a foil lined sheet pan makes clean up so simple!


Make this recipe for delicious Orecchiette with Sausage, Mushrooms & Spinach and your family will swoon over it! No need for Italian take-out when you can cook this dish easily at home.

Orecchiette with Sausage, Mushrooms and Spinach only tastes fancy…it takes no time at all to whip up this delicious dinner.







~ Marla Meridith

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