40+ Easy Fall Dinners for When You Don’t Want to Cook
I enjoy cooking, but there are plenty of weeknights I don’t feel like getting in the kitchen. When I’m running on fumes after a long day of work and caring for a toddler who’s always on the move, I’d rather cozy up with my Netflix queue. But we all have to eat, and takeout isn’t always affordable. Sound familiar?
Those nights, I lean into these easy dinner ideas. They deliver maximum satisfaction with minimal effort, so I can get my family fed and curl up under the blanket on the couch just a little quicker. If you also find yourself just not wanting to cook some nights, here are over 40 quick and easy fall dinner recipes to keep in your meal plan lineup.
Yes, you can make a pot of soup in the middle of the week. Even when you really don’t feel like cooking. Bookmark these low-effort favorites because they lean hard on pantry ingredients and don’t take a lot of time to get on the table.
Quick and Easy Pantry Dinners
You know that pack of tortillas you forgot about in the back of the fridge or the lentils and broth in the pantry? They can be the start of some truly easy meals.
Fast and Fancy Pastas
When you’re feeling your laziest, reaching for a box of pasta and jar of sauce feels like the easiest option, right? But if you’re looking for something with just a little more flavor, these are our easiest upgrades.
Sheet Pan Dinners
These family-friendly favorite don’t require much more than tossing everything on your trusty sheet pan.
This article originally published on The Kitchn. See it there: 40+ Easy Fall Dinners for When You Don’t Want to Cook