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13 EASY WEEKNIGHT DINNER RECIPES

Life seems to get extra busy once school starts back.  These weeknight dinner recipes will make your meal planning easier so you will not have to stress over what’s for dinner.

This post is full of easy back to school weeknight dinner recipes your kids will love.  Recipes For Our Daily Bread is all about easy recipes.  As my kids were growing up, I depended on the following meals to get me through the busy seasons of life.  My kids are now older, but you can still find these weeknight dinner recipes on my table often.

13 EASY WEEKNIGHT DINNER RECIPES

Besides pizza, pasta makes easy bake to school weekday dinner meals in minutes.  You can see 25 of my favorites here.

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Let’s Talk Pizza For Back To School Weeknight Meals

Pizza is always a kid favorite.  The following pizzas are all semi-homemade but taste fabulous.  Some of these pizzas are made with a frozen yeast dough.  Others pizzas are made using store bought crust or dough you get in the refrigerator section of the store and roll out.

DEEP DISH BBQ CHICKEN SKILLET PIZZA

What do you need to make this easy skillet pizza?

You begin with a cast iron skillet and add frozen dinner rolls.  After the dinner rolls have risen, you smash them down and add BBQ sauce, chopped chicken, purple onion, and Mozzarella cheese.  It is easy to make and tastes terrific. HOW TO MAKE EASY DEEP DISH SKILLET BBQ CHICKEN PIZZA

SKILLET CHICKEN SPINACH ALFREDO PIZZA

This Easy To Make Homemade Spinach Alfredo Recipe Is Creamy, Flavorful And Perfect For A Delicious Skillet Chicken Alfredo Pizza.

Back to School Spinach Alfredo Pizza

DEEP DISH SKILLET MEATY PIZZA

To make the pizza crust, I allow rolls to thaw out and rise in my cast iron skillet.  After the frozen dinner rolls rise, I flatten them using the bottom of a cup.

HOW TO MAKE EASY DEEP DISH BBQ CHICKEN SKILLET PIZZA

CHICKEN BACON RANCH PIZZA

Delicious Homemade Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza is layered with Creamy Ranch Dressing, Chicken, Bacon, and Cheese all on a store-bought crust.  Kids of all ages will love this pizza.

CHICKEN BACON RANCH PIZZA PERFECT FOR BACK TO SCHOOL

BBQ CHICKEN PIZZA RECIPE

This BBQ Chicken Pizza Recipe Couldn’t Be Easier.  It’s Savory, Sweet, Tangy And Perfect For A Quick Back To School Weekday Meal.

What ingredients will you need to make this BBQ Chicken Pizza Recipe?

Whip up this bbq chicken pizza in no time using a store bought pizza crust.  I layer barbeque sauce, chopped chicken seasoned with salt, pepper, and garlic, thin slices of purple onions, and lots of Mozzarella cheese.  It is that easy to make, but yet it tastes terrific.

BBQ CHICKEN PIZZA USING STORE BOUGHT CRUST

SKILLET CHICKEN PESTO PIZZA

If you have older kids or kids who like pesto and tomatoes, this Pesto Pizza is fast, easy to make and extremely flavorful.  This Skillet Chicken Pesto Pizza is made in minutes with a jar of pesto sauce.

SKILLET PESTO PIZZA

SLOW COOKER BBQ CHICKEN PIZZA 

Did you know you can use your slow cooker to make crispy pizza?  This Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Pizza turns out great in your slow cooker, and it was easy to make.

Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Pizza

INDIVIDUAL TORTILLA PIZZAS LIGHT & EASY

Individual Tortilla Pizzas Can Be Made In Less Than Thirty Minutes.  They Are Perfect For A Fast Lunch Or Dinner, And Everyone Will Love Them.

Quick Easy Pizza on Tortilla

SLOW COOKER CHICKEN BACON RANCH PIZZA

What are you missing by not using your slow cooker to fix homemade pizza?  Do you need a secret to help you lift food out of your slow cooker without dropping it?  You will love this Slow Cooker Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza.

SLOW COOKER CHICKEN BACON RANCH PIZZA

PIZZA PASTA SALAD

I am sharing a couple of Pizza Pasta Salads but pasta salads.  Pasta salads are easy to make and kid-friendly.  For this reason, I have made a lot of them over the years.  You can see some of them here.

This post includes the recipe and a video to teach you how to make this terrific Pizza Pasta Salad.  You can make it ahead of time.   You can serve it cold or warm.

What Is In This Fantastic Pizza Pasta Salad?

Pizza Pasta Salad includes Rotini, Italian Dressing, pepperoni, Canadain Bacon.  It also includes bell pepper, Mozzarella cheese, and Italian season.  This pizza pasta salad has all the flavors of a pizza.

Pizza Pasta Salad Recipe with Italian dressing

PEPPERONI PIZZA PASTA SALAD WITH MARINA

To Make This Pizza Pasta Salad, You Will Need:

  • 16-ounces of Rotini, cooked
  • 2 cups Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
  • 6-ounces Canadian Bacon, chopped into bite-size pieces
  • 5-ounces Pepperoni Minis
  • ½ small green bell pepper, diced
  • One cup chopped Cherry Tomatoes
  • One tablespoon Paul Prudhomme’s Pizza Pasta Magic (or your favorite Italian seasoning blend)
  • 16 ounces of Spaghetti sauce or Marinara

Pizza Pasta Salad Recipe with Marina

SAUSAGE PEPPERONI PIZZA SLIDERS

You will find a video in this post to show you how easy these Pizza Sliders are to prepare.

What Is In These Pizza Sliders?

You can whip up these pizza sliders quick and easy with a pack of Hawaiian dinner rolls, ground sausage, pepperoni, Italian seasoning, Jar of Spaghetti sauce, and Mozzarella cheese.

HOW TO MAKE EASY SAUSAGE PEPPERONI PIZZA SLIDERS

PIZZA MUFFINS FROZEN DINNER ROLLS

These Deep Dish Meaty Pizza Muffins are easy because they are made with frozen yeast rolls.  Making individual pizza muffins is a great way for everyone to get the toppings they enjoy on their pizza.

Pizza Muffins using frozen dinner rolls #pizza

Recipes Use To Make Parts Of These Pizzas

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1 thought on “13 EASY WEEKNIGHT DINNER RECIPES

  1. I seriously wished I lived closer because I would so come to see you cook at Walmart any day of the week if I could. That said so excited for you and know you are going to be a huge hit. That said thank you for the easy weeknight dinner ideas as I can use all the help I can get once the girls go back to school here 🙂

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