Quick Dinner Ideas for your Family

With the busy lifestyle of people nowadays, most people and families neglect to have a quality home-cooked dinner and just resort to dining out and even ordering dinner through the phone just to save the time and effort of cooking meals. However, nothing really beats a home-cooked meal on that night when you want to get energized and relax from a day’s work.

While you want to cook meals for you and your family for dinner, there isn’t enough time to prepare that beef casserole or even that sumptuous chicken barbecue after you arrived home at 6 or 7 o’clock. So to help you provide healthy meals for your family, here are some of the quick dinner ideas that you can prepare in as short as 30 minutes:

Garlic Chickengarlic chicken

Want quick dinners? Then this garlic chicken can make you an instant chef in just less than an hour. You will need 4 skinless and boneless chicken breasts, ½ cup seasoned bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, ½ cup garlic herb, 4 cloves of chopped garlic and ¼ cup olive oil.

Mix garlic with olive oil in a bowl and microwave on high setting for 30 seconds. Next, mix bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese. Get your chicken breasts and dip in the garlic oil mixture followed by coating with the bread crumbs and cheese mixture. Once you’re done coating the chicken breast, place them in an ungreased baking pan and bake the chicken for 30 minutes at 425 ◦F. While waiting for the chicken, you can steam potatoes and broccoli to add vitamins and minerals to your meal.

Steamed Broccoli

Well, that’s one of the good and quick healthy dinners that you can prepare.

Garlic and Olive Oil Pasta

Garlic and Olive Oil Pasta

Another on the list of quick easy dinner ideas is pasta with garlic and olive oil. While cooking your pasta, sauté 10 peeled garlic cloves in olive oil. Once the pasta is cooked, toss with the garlic oil, ground black pepper, Parmesan cheese and parsley.Depending on your taste, you can add more or less of the last three ingredients. This will just need about 15 minutes of your time.

You can add a little ground beef if you like.


Home-Cooked Pizza


While your pizza can take some time to cook in your favorite chain, home-cooked pizza is relatively easier and faster to prepare. Prepare some slices of English muffins. Spread packed pizza sauce and put all your desired toppings and cheese. Put in the toaster for 12 minutes and you’re done.

A simpler English Muffin Pizza

Simple Pizza

Beans and Ham

Ham and Beans

This is another of the quick healthy dinner ideas that you can prepare. Stir fry sliced or cubed hams or luncheon meat in sesame oil. Add 2 cups of green beans and continue to cook without adding water. Season with salt and ground pepper to taste. This meal is already cooked by 10 minutes.

Garlic and Olive Oil Pasta

Beef Fried Rice


Want beef, but don’t have the time to cook that nasty tough meat? Beef friend rice is another on the easy dinner ideas that you can cook. First, bring ground beef to boil and drain when no longer pink in color. Saute 1 small onion and add the cooked beef. Add pepper and salt for the taste. Stir in 2 cups of cooked rice and season with 3 tablespoons of soy sauce. Add chopped spring onions and scrambled eggs.

Beef Fried Rice

Now that you have discovered some of the quick recipes for dinner, you should never get to reason out that you don’t have time to prepare dinner because all of these can be prepared in as short as 10 to 30 minutes.