10 Delicious Dinner Ideas You Need to Try

It’s so easy to get into a rut when planning your meals for the week, so I thought I’d put together some dinner ideas that you might not have thought of, so you can ring the changes and bring some variety into your weekly menu.

Mongolian Beef Dinner Recipe from Savory Tooth

This delicious beef stir-fry recipe will only take 15 minutes to cook, and is great served with authentic steamed rice or noodles.

The sauce is delightfully sticky, and has jalapenos and ginger to give it a slight kick.

Savory Tooth even tells you how to prepare the beef you’re using so that it comes out wonderfully tender.

Beef stir-fry served on a bed of rice in a white bowl with chopsticks.
Savory Tooth


Seafood Pasta Recipe from Dinner at the Zoo

This recipe shows you exactly how to prepare and cook seafood, so it is really easy to create.

With a tasty homemade tomato sauce that can be prepared up to 2 days in advance, it’s really easy and quick to create this impressive seafood pasta dish.

Seafood pasta with prawns and shellfish with pasta served in a blue and white bowl.
Dinner At The Zoo


Roasted Vegetable Lasagne from The Live-In Kitchen

This is a great recipe for healthy vegetarian comfort food from The Live-in Kitchen!  

The roasted vegetables caramelize when they are roasted in the oven, and blend wonderfully with the melted cheese.

Once you’ve created the layers of pasta, vegetables and sauce this recipe will look after itself in the oven!

A piece of vegetable lasagne with several layers,served on a white plate.
The Live-In Kitchen


Lightened-up Beef Stroganoff from Jamie Cooks it Up

This is a low-calorie twist on a classic dinner recipe.

No cream, you substitute greek yoghurt instead! Even better, it only takes half an hour to prepared and cook.

Beef stroganoff served on a bed of pasta in a blue bowl.
Jamie Cooks It Up


5 Ingredient Lemon Chicken with Asparagus from Pinch of Yum 

Here’s a healthy twenty minute recipe from Pinch of Yum.

You only need 5 ingredients, so it’s really quick and simple to make. Delicious and healthy served with wholemeal bread, brown rice or quinoa.

Cooked lemon chicken in a black pan with asparagus
Pinch Of Yum


French Onion Chicken and Rice Casserole from It’s Always Autumn

This is a childhood favorite from Autumn at It’s Always Autumn.

Her mother perfected the recipe to be quick and easy – 5 ingredients with 5 minutes of prep time and then put it in the oven!

Autumn has even included a recipe with this video to show how easy it is to make!

Chicken and rice on a small white plate with a fork.


Taco Lasagne from Sugar Apron

This unusual recipe is called “lasagne” because it has layers of tortillas (instead of lasagne noodles), along with beef with taco seasoning and pico de galla layers.

It’s great if you’ve got loads of people to feed!

A taco lasagne in a glass serving dish with a slice removed. There is some sour cream on top sprinkled with chopped scallions.
Sugar Apron


Garlic Butter Baked Salmon from Spending with Pennies

This is a healthy, quick meal – the salmon fillet is infused with lemon, dill and home-made garlic butter.

Encased in a foil parcel, it stays deliciously moist whilst it cooks in the oven- it only takes about 20 minutes to cook!

A baked salmon fresh from the oven, still in its foil, with lemon slices and herbs on top.


Honey Balsamic Instant Pot Chicken from Eatwell101.com

You can use your Instant Pot or pressure cooker to create this sweet and tangy chicken dish in less than 30 minutes!

Delicious served with rice, pasta or mashed potatoes.

Honey balsamic chicken pieces sprinkled with herbs being served from a white oval dish.


Cheeseburger Sloppy Joes from Two Healthy Kitchens

This recipe combines the get-it-on-the-table-now simplicity of sloppy joes with the satisfying flavor of a really good cheeseburger.

The traditional (and some less traditional) burger toppings are chopped into the beef mix, and served on soft wholegrain burger buns.

Cheeseburger sloppy joes with minced meat filling in burger buns with slices of cheese.


I hope these dinner ideas give you food for thought when you’re planning your menus!

Let me know if you try any in the comments below – I fancy the seafood pasta I think!

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4 thoughts on “10 Delicious Dinner Ideas You Need to Try

    1. Glad you liked them Heidi – I’m working on some more recipe posts today – do come back and see what you think of them.

  1. Terrific list! Always so fun to see which recipes are the best out there right now – I’m honored you chose our Cheeseburger Sloppy Joes! 🙂 They’re definitely a go-to at our house, since they only take about 15 minutes and everybody LOVES them!!

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