Jul
28
2014

10 Easy Back To School Dinner Recipes

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So excited to share my 10 easy back to school dinner recipes with you today!

10 Easy Back To School Dinner Recipes

I know it’s different all over the country, but school starts in less than one week here in AZ!!  I thought I’d put together some of my favorite easy dinner recipes to help us ease into the new school year.

Eeek how fast did summer go?!!  Do your kids start in August too?   I teased the boys a few times this summer saying I can’t wait until school starts when they’d be fighting non stop, but now that’s it’s upon us I could use a few more weeks!   One more family stay cation sure sounds great.  Well…..let the craziness begin with daily lunch making, hours of homework and early bed time!  I’ll just embrace it :)

10 Easy Back To School Dinner Recipes

Skillet Nachos with Spicy Salsa Verde Chicken

You can never have enough nacho recipes.  This one is packed with a hearty salsa verde chicken along with black beans and cheese of course.  Simple and kind of awesome :)

10 Easy Back To School Dinner Recipes

Classic Cheesy Stuffed Sausage Pasta Bake

If I had a dollar for every time I made this recipe I’d be RICH!  My boys love pasta, in fact that was one of Pax’s first words.  Not kidding. This is a great casserole style dish that also happens to make great leftovers.

10 Easy Back To School Dinner Recipes

Salsa Verde Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

It’s no secret that we do Mexican style food numerous times during the week.  My favorite ingredients also happen to make quick and simple meals like my Salsa Verde Chicken and Wild Rice Soup.  Win!

10 Easy Back To School Dinner Recipes

The Best 5 Ingredient Salsa Verde Beef Tacos

These tacos are literally amazing and take minutes to prepare.  Don’t take my word on it, try them on your family :)

10 Easy Back To School Dinner Recipes

Southwest Buttermilk Baked Chicken Thighs

These flavorful baked chicken thighs make a great weeknight meal.  Serve with your favorite loaf of bread and a side of roasted veggies.

10 Easy Back To School Dinner Recipes

Honey Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

Why not have a homemade pizza night?!  Make each member of the family their own custom pizza and have them help with their toppings.  Did I mention this dough only takes about 10 minutes to prepare?!

10 Easy Back To School Dinner Recipes

Cheesy Sausage Skillet Lasagna

LOVE this quick and simple skillet lasagna.  No more waiting a good hour for your lasagna, use this recipe and have dinner ready in 30 minutes.  Serve with some crusty garlic bread and enjoy!

10 Easy Back To School Dinner Recipes

Grilled Taco and Lime Chicken for Tacos

This grilled chicken recipe is not only amazing in tacos, it is perfect for salad and just snacking in the refrigerator.  One of our favorite go-to recipes.

10 Easy Back To School Dinner Recipes

BBQ Chicken Pizza Soup

I love soup all year round.  This particular recipe literally takes 10 minutes to prepare and dinner is done.  Such fun flavor combinations in this one.  Give it a try!

10 Easy Back To School Dinner Recipes

Cheesy Mediterranean Bacon Quesadillas

Flavor perfection is how I describe this buttery crisp quesadilla.  Bacon, roasted red peppers, kalamata olives, and a number of cheeses make for a killer quesadilla night!  Enjoy!


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  1. 1
    Sues says:

    I don’t have kids yet, but these meals look perfect for all of my late work nights!

  2. 2

    I want one of each! I always love your weeknight dinner recipes :)

  3. 3

    Love this post Jenny ~ so helpful!!!

  4. 4

    Wow Jenny! That’s so hard to believe. We’ve got 4 week left of summer here. And I totally plan on taking advantage of every day.
    In the mean time thanks for simplifying my life a bit. I hate meal planning!
    Looks like some great choices. Love the Bacon Quesadillas!

  5. 5

    What a great recipe roundup for easing back to school!

  6. 6
    Gaby says:

    Fantastic dinner ideas! I need to try them all!

  7. 7
    Maria says:

    Love all of these dinner ideas!

  8. 8
    Bev says:

    I use several of your recipes but my absolute favorite for taste and convenience is your Salsa Verde Chicken and Wild Rice Soup. Our grands are in the Chandler school district so they already have a full week under their belts! We live near Chicago (now spend half the year in Apache Junction) and I’ve always loved that school schedule for so very many reasons.

  9. 9

    These are awesome! I have been wanting to make a few of them for a while now :)

  10. 10
    naomi says:

    Whaaat? Back to school already? :( Yes, summer goes to fast. As for the round-up — so many good things in it!

  11. 11

    So many great recipe that my sons would enjoy. Can’t wait for september, I like it when days are cooler.

  12. 12
    Nevila says:

    Here in Albania ( in the Balkans-Europe) school starts on Sept 15th, so we have a few weeks more.
    thanks a lot for your recipes

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