10 Easy Weeknight Dinners

Armed with these recipes, you'll be able to get dinner on the table in quickly - and the best part is your family will love it.

  • 01 of 10

    Classic Sausage and Peppers


    This classic robustly-flavored dish is always a hit at the table. It can be served as is with a mixed green salad and French bread, or as a filling for grinders or calzones.

  • 02 of 10

    Easy Chicken Marsala


    Most chicken Marsala recipes call for the chicken to be pounded out thin before cooking, but this chicken Marsala recipe uses the whole breast for a moister, and easier version. Chicken Marsala is a classic dish in Italian-American restaurants, and now you can make a delicious version at home.

  • 03 of 10

    Steak Fajitas

    Steak Fajitas
    Steak Fajitas. Getty

    Steak fajitas are quick and easy to assemble. Marinating the meat overnight makes it tender and flavorful. This is a fun dish to serve because everyone can make their own using the toppings of their choice.

  • 04 of 10

    Penne all' Amatriciana

    Penne all’ Amatriciana Recipe

    The Spruce Eats / Elaine Lemm

    For something a little different, though just as easy, try penne all' Amatriciana. It mixes cubed guanciale or pancetta into a flavorful tomato-based sauce of onion, garlic, red wine, and chili flakes. Tossed with penne, it will have dinner on the table in less than an hour.

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  • 05 of 10

    Easy Lemon Chicken

    Chicken Picatta
    Chicken Picatta. Getty Images

    The fresh, clean taste of Lemon Chicken is good served all year round. Lemon does a much for chicken as it does for fish as you'll see with this recipe. The lemon shines through and highlights the other flavors in this dish as well. The best part about this Lemon Chicken recipe is that it's ready in under 30 minutes, and it can also be easily doubled to feed more.

  • 06 of 10

    Garlic Lemon Shrimp with Pasta

    K. Kingsley

    This garlicky shrimp recipe is simple, delicious and so easy to make that it will quickly become one of your go-to dishes. The beauty of this dish is that it can be served many ways: tossed with pasta as it is here, or over rice, couscous, or plain with a side of crusty herb buttered bread. Anyway I serve this dish, it's always hit

  • 07 of 10

    Grilled Salmon with Mango Salsa

    Photo (c) John Mitzewich

    Mango salsa is a very popular topping for grilled salmon in restaurants, but not as common at home, which is a shame since it's so easy to do well. The tropical and tangy topping is a perfect match with smoky fish.

  • 08 of 10

    Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

    Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe. Photo (c) John Mitzewich

    Chicken fettuccine Alfredo is easy to make at home, and this recipe doesn't use butter, and replaces some of the cream with chicken broth for a slightly lighter, but just as delicious version. Do not make this unless you have the real Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese!

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  • 09 of 10

    Turkey Burgers

    Juicy Baked Turkey Burgers on a cutting board with various ingredients in the background

    The Spruce 

    Say goodbye to dry and tasteless turkey burgers. These get a boost of flavor from Dijon mustard, ketchup, olives, and Worcestershire sauce—which also make them moist and juicy. Serve on a toasted roll, brushed with more mustard and topped with sliced tomatoes and lettuce for an easy and satisfying summer meal. And once you've mastered this recipe, try one of the variations: Spicy Mexican, Curried, or Greek-Style Turkey Burgers.

  • 10 of 10

    Grilled Rib-Eye Steaks

    Rib-Eye Steak
    Rib-Eye Steak. Getty

    Beef rib-eye steaks are tender and delicious, but this zesty dry marinade can give any steak a lift. Make a large batch of the dry rub and store airtight in a cool dry place. It's also good rubbed on pork, chicken, or turkey.