[dropcap]N[/dropcap]ot sure what to make for dinner tonight? No worries, leave dinner to us. Rather than spend your evening scrolling endlessly through Pinterest for dinner ideas, we are bringing the inspiration right to your table with some of our personal favorites. A main course, sides, lighter fare, or comfort food we've got it all. So if you're in need of a little inspiration, try one of these scrumptious recipes.
1. Garlic Grilled Chicken Thighs
In the mood for some protein? You can't go wrong with this grilled chicken dinner. It only requires six ingredients and about 5 minutes of prep time. How's that for an easy weeknight dinner?
Oh, and for a side, these would go nicely with our buttery slow cooker mashed potatoes.
2. Ginger Chicken Stir-Fry
While we're on the subject of quick and easy dinner recipes, this Chinese style stir-fry is a satisfying one to try. It's got chicken, broccoli, carrots, ginger, garlic, and some soy sauce with a hint of honey for flavoring. This is an excellent easy recipe to bust out on a busy weeknight.
3. Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas
Easy and delicious is the name of the game in this recipe. To start, in a large bowl toss chicken, bell peppers, and red onion in our spicy Mexican fajita seasoning blend. Layer everything on a baking sheet and let the oven do its thing for 20 minutes. Once done, we recommend pairing it with warm tortillas, lime, and all your favorite fixings.
Chef's Note: If you're not in the mood for another chicken recipe, you could replace it with some salmon or even tofu.
4. Texas Sweet Potato Casserole
There's something to be said about the comfort of a casserole. Enjoy one tonight Texas style with this recipe. It's loaded with sweet potatoes, black olives, green onions, and shredded jack cheese.
5. Vegetarian Eggplant Parmesan
Racking your brain for what to make for Meatless Monday? We've got you covered. This eggplant parmesan is loaded with cheese, zesty tomato sauce, and perfectly breaded eggplant. Now that's how to do Monday.
6. No-Boil Spaghetti
Back to school night? You're in need of an easy dinner idea and you can't go wrong with a pasta recipe. We particularly enjoy this Italian pasta dish. It calls for Italian sausage, spaghetti, parmesan, and a homemade red sauce.
7. Caprese Salad with Grilled Avocadoes
For those looking for something on the lighter, healthier side, try our spruced up version of a caprese. It calls for coating tomatoes and fresh mozzarella in garlic oil, then plating them with olive oil coated grilled avocado and basil leaves. Add on a pinch of salt and some cracked pepper and dinner is served.
8. Black Bean Burger
If you want something on the healthier side but a salad just won't suffice, satisfy your taste buds and feel good doing so with these black bean burgers. While we went for sprouts, cucumber, greens, and avocado slices for this one, load them up any way you like.
9. Chimichurri Marinated Fajitas
Fire up the grill because you are going to go crazy over these flank steak fajitas. Tender and juicy, they do need to marinate with lime juice and the homemade chimichurri for an hour. But after a single bite, you'll realize it was well worth the wait.
10. Crawfish Pies
If you're in the mood for something different and have a little more time to spare, then have at it with these savory pies. They're stuffed with some Louisiana inspired fixings what with their cajun spices and crawfish and all. Flaky on the outside and bursting with flavor on the insides, you'll dig these meat pies.
11. Teriyaki Salmon with Sesame Potatoes and Green Beans
We love how tasty and filling this dish is. You've got flaky salmon, sesame baby potatoes, and fork tender green beans all with a homemade teriyaki sauce. This is a good weeknight meal to switch things up.
12. New England Style Clam Chowder
Of course, it's hard to pass up a cozy, comforting bowl of creamy clam chowder. Ours requires canned clams, onion, celery, garlic, stock, half-and-half, herbs, and some butter. Pair it with a toasted roll or some oyster crackers.