Dinner Recipes

We have over 600 Dinner Recipes to make for your family tonight. Check out our easy meal ideas, ranging from quick dinner ideas to crockpot dinner recipes that cook low and slow all day. We specialize in easy Dinner Ideas that the entire family will love to eat.

Favorite Easy Dinner Ideas

At The Cookie Rookie, we are known for our easy dinner ideas. Since 2012, we have been creating simple dinner recipes that are sure to please the entire family.

SUPER EASY Oven Baked Spicy Chicken Tacos make a weekly appearance on our table. All the flavor and none of the stress. ALL THAT MELTED CHEESE! Perfect Chicken Tacos recipe for a crowd on Family Mexican Night!

Most Popular Dinner Recipes

Here are our most popular Dinner Recipes to make for your family tonight. The question “What’s for dinner?” just got very simple. If you need Dinner Ideas, you’ve come to the right place.

a bowl of soup with bread and carrots.
Creamy Chicken Soup

This creamy chicken soup recipe is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal. It's made with simple ingredients and comes together in under an hour.

stovetop burger
Stovetop Burgers

The burgers are juicy and flavorful, and they can be cooked in just under 30 minutes. We includes tips on how to season the meat, form the patties, and cook them to perfection.

Crockpot Chicken

Crockpot Chicken is easy to make, healthy, and versatile. The chicken can be cooked in the slow cooker all day, so you can come home to a delicious meal without having to do any work.

a hand dipping a birria taco into a bowl of dipping sauce.
Birria Tacos

This is one of our juiciest dinner recipes. The tacos are filled with the shredded beef, cheese, and onions, and served with a dipping sauce.

overhead view of crockpot taco soup in a white bowl with a spoon.
Crockpot Taco Soup

This is an easy dinner recipe because it can be made in a crockpot, which means you don't have to do a lot of work. The ingredients are also simple and easy to find. The soup can be made ahead of time, so you can have it ready when you get home from work.

overhead view of fettuccini alfredo in a white dutch oven with tongs.
Homemade Alfredo Sauce

This meal is simple and classic. The ingredients are all common pantry staples, and the only real cooking involved is melting the butter, sautéing the garlic, and whisking in the cream and cheese.

A bowl of pasta with meatballs and parsley.
Swedish Meatballs

This is a flavorful dinner idea including meatballs made with a combination of ground beef and chicken, as well as a creamy sauce made with sour cream, beef broth, and Dijon mustard.

Two bowls of chili with tortilla chips and jalapenos.
Creamy White Chicken Chili

This white chicken chili is easy to make and only takes 45 minutes to cook. It is also a hearty and filling meal that is perfect for a cold winter night. It's won many chili cook-offs!

Beef Stew

We adore this beef stew because of its comforting warmth, making it ideal for a chilly winter's day. The beef is simmered to perfection, resulting in tender, flavorful morsels.

crockpot chicken and dumplings garnished with parsley
Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings

This dinner recipe is made with chicken thighs, biscuit dough, and cream of chicken soup. The ingredients are cooked in a crockpot for several hours, resulting in a flavorful and satisfying meal.

overhead view of a piece of kentucky fried chicken on a white plate with corn and mashed potatoes.
Copycat KFC Chicken

Copycat Kentucky Fried Chicken is easy to make, uses simple ingredients, and is kid-friendly. The chicken is marinated in buttermilk, which makes it tender and juicy, and then coated in a crispy breading.

close up on smothered pork chops in a skillet
Smothered Pork Chops

Smothered Pork Chops are filling, flavorful, and picky-eater approved. The pork chops are cooked to golden brown tender perfection and smothered with a creamy sauce.

This Caesar Chicken Recipe (MELT IN YOUR MOUTH and only 4 Ingredients!) is made with only 3 ingredients (say WHAT?!) and is oh so tender and delicious. Easiest tastiest weeknight dinner ever. Made with just chicken, sour cream, creamy caesar, and grated parmesan. It will knock your socks off for both its flavor and how easy it is!
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72+ Easy Chicken Dinner Recipes

If you’re looking for simple dinner ideas at home, these go-to chicken recipes can’t be beat.

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