Fall can be a hectic time. Maybe you’re still trying to get back into that back-to-school routine. Or maybe you’re balancing work, kids’ activities and the impending holiday season. Whatever your reasons, it never hurts to have a few go-to recipes for easy family dinners for busy nights.
1. Browned Butter Gnocchi
If you have kids, they’re sure to love this quick and easy meal! (Of course, grown ups will, too.). To save time, buy your gnocchi already prepared. Then combine simple ingredients: broccoli, pine nuts (or you could even use chopped almonds or chopped pecans), and extra-virgin olive oil.
2. Cider-Glazed Chicken
This recipe is fast, simple, and uses a favorite seasonal flavor — apple cider. If you want a recipe that will get your family in the fall spirit, look no further. To make this cider-glazed chicken and browned butter pecan rice, you’ll need chicken breast cutlets, apple cider, chopped pecans, brown rice, and other fall-flavored ingredients.
3. Lemon Pork Chops with Quinoa Salad
If you want a dinner that’s hearty and healthy, try this lemon pork chop and quinoa salad. You’ll sear the pork chops in a lemon-herb seasoning, and then you’ll combine your cooked quinoa with sugar snap peas, parsley, and chopped almonds.
4. Pumpkin Quesadillas
We all know it’s pumpkin season, but we don’t have to limit the pumpkin madness to just coffee and desserts. You can make pumpkin quesadillas for dinner! To make this autumn-licious dish, you’ll need pure pumpkin puree, ground cumin, flour tortillas, goat cheese, and chopped walnuts. Sounds like a winner to us.
This minestrone soup is ideal for a cool, busy day. All you have to is prepare for it the night or morning before. Then your slow cooker does the rest of the work. Combine ingredients like cannellini beans, dry sage, ditalini pasta, zucchini, thyme, and onion.
Which of these easy family dinners are you dying to try? Do you have any recipes for easy family dinners? Let us know!