Back To School Dinner Recipes

These Back to School Dinner Recipes are perfect for that hectic time of year when school starts up once again. These fresh family dinner recipes are all you need to make the transition as smooth and easy as possible!

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Back to School Dinner Recipes

Back to school time means we need dinner on the table for our busy family time, lol! Something about Summer makes it ok to have cold cereal and frozen waffles for dinner, right?! With most of the country back at school….us next week, it’s time we get cooking 🙂 Well, I’ve got some of my favorite Picky Palate dinner recipes to share with you that will make those weeknights a little easier when deciding what to make for the family. Enjoy! Follow Picky Palate on Instagram for daily recipe inspiration.


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Mozarella Stuffed Meatballs

These stuffed mozzarella meatballs are good enough to eat by themselves, but throw in some nice pasta and pasta sauce and dinner could not be better! Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs

Hawaiian Haysticks

I remember asking everyone if they’d ever had Hawaiin Haystacks growing up and it was about 50/50! If you haven’t it’s basically a big plate of rice with a homemade chicken gravy on top with some of your favorite toppings. The kids love preparing their own little mountain of dinner. Homemade Hawaiian Haystacks

5 Minute Mac and Cheese

Well, the name says it all right? The key to this recipe is do not alter the recipe. You need milk with fat and good shredded cheese. Serve with some grilled chicken and vegetables and you are good to go. 5 Minute Homemade Mac and Cheese

Cheesy Chicken & Rice Skillet with Bacon

This dinner in a skillet doesn’t last long once it’s set on the table so be prepared for it to go quickly. Topped with crispy bacon and lots of cheddar cheese, this one pleases even those picky little eaters! Cheesy Chicken and Rice Skillet With Bacon Dinner

Hot Ham & Cheese Skillet Sandwiches

There’s something about a hot melty ham and cheese sandwich that is downright delicious. These little sandwiches do not disappoint. Serve with soup and salad for a quick meal. Hot Ham and Cheese Skillet Sandwiches

Broccoli and Cheese Pasta

My family loves this simple broccoli and cheese pasta. It’s quick to prepare and full of great flavor with bites of chicken breast throughout. Stovetop Broccoli and Cheese Pasta

Creamy Crock Pot Spaghetti

Have you ever made spaghetti in the crock pot? It’s quite fun. Be sure to not let this one over cook, you don’t want your noodles to get mushy. When cooked just right, you’ve got a flavorful spaghetti that’s hard to resist! Creamy Crock Pot Spaghetti

Queso Taco Pasta Bake

I love making casseroles for dinner! They are quick and easy to feed the whole family! This Mexi-style casserole has flavor that impresses everyone! Queso Taco Pasta Bake

Cheesy Chicken & Wild Rice Casserole

You may have seen this recipe on Pinterest if you are a Pinterest fan 🙂  It really is comfort food on a plate. Full of rice, vegetables chicken and cheese….this one is a hit! Cheesy Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole


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  2. Sarah @ I Will Go to Texas

    I LOVE everything here!! It’s nice to have someone who will take the time to think up dinner ideas because I’m sure as heck not doing it!

  3. Minnie(@thelady8home)

    Lovely ideas!!! Each of them look so delicious. Mouthwatering. 😀

    BTW I am hosting a gala dinner extravaganza, a fabulous linky party for all. Please come and join the fun. You can post anything – appetizers, drinks, soups, stews, desserts, finger foods – anything that takes your fancy. You can also post party decor or other party related ideas.

  4. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes

    LOVE this post. I’ve made the 5-minute mac and cheese and it definitely tasted like it took a long time to make! Delicious!

  5. carrian

    Love all of these ideas in one place. I’m hungry already! Hope that sweet baby is doing well. Still offering some prayers for ya. much love to you all!

  6. Kare @ Kitchen Treaty

    What a great collection of ideas! I transition back into a Crock Pot and freezer meal fiend this time of year. I feel like a squirrel trying to pack every nook and cranny of the freezer as tight as I possibly can! The smallest amount of work after a long, tiring weekday the better.

    I’m going to try that Crock Pot spaghetti soon!

  7. veronica

    I am totally saving this under my favorites for the next time I am stumped on what to make for dinner – every dish looks so yummy!

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