Simplify Your Weeknight Dinners with these Recipes

Say goodbye to that all-too-familiar dinner dilemma with these recipes that can easily be pulled off on any weeknight!

May 9, 2019

Weeknights Don’t Get Any Easier Than This

Life might get totally complicated sometimes, but it doesn’t mean your meals have to be as well! Skip the delivery this week with this meal plan of simple dinners that is not only beyond easy to put together, but uses common ingredients that you probably have at home already for the ultimate stress-free suppers.

Monday: Lentil gumbo

Instant Pot Lentil Gumbo

Cotter Crunch

Have a meatless Monday tonight with this simple and hearty gumbo that can be made in one pot! Lentils work amazingly well in instant pots, ensuring a perfect and tender texture so you don’t have to worry about chowing down on mushy legumes. This is definitely going to be your new favourite quick comfort food fix that is also super-healthy.

Tuesday: Teriyaki chicken

Teriyaki Chicken

Wok & Skillet

Toss out that last-resort takeout menu for good and make your own teriyaki chicken that definitely tastes better than any fast-food version. Soy sauce, mirin, honey, and brown sugar combine to form a mouth-watering glaze to the chicken. Serve over a bed of rice or a side of leftover veggies from Monday for a lower-carb option.

Wednesday: Meatloaf express

Meatloaf Express

Campbell's Kitchen

There is no better way to end your hump day than with some nice homemade comfort food. The ketchup-based sauce is delightfully sweet and tangy, and acts as the perfect topper to keep the meat tender and delicious. Plus, this recipe is perfect for a family dinner or for sharing with friends, since it makes single-serve meatloaves that are easy to serve for groups!

Thursday: Veggie Zoodle Stir Fry

Veggie Zoodle Stir Fry

Proportional Plate

Thursday nights are about to be a breeze with this super-duper-simple zoodle stir fry that takes just under half an hour to make! Tuesday’s mirin and soy sauce make a flavourful base, and all you need to do from there is add your veggies and zoodles.

Friday: Chicken Alfredo Pasta

Easy Chicken Alfredo Pasta


Who said you have to go all out with the prep to put together a delicious dish with a fancy-sounding name? Finish off your week with this creamy pot of chicken alfredo pasta.

You May Also Like
Make cooking easy
Discover personalized recipes, organize your meal plans, shop ingredients, and cook with confidence alongside our FREE, step-by-step cooking app.
You're one smart cookie! 🍪
By using this site, you agree to the use of cookies by SideChef and our partners for analytics and personalized content. ACCEPT