Family Dinner Ideas

  • Pasta sauce can be used in so many dishes! From classic spaghetti and pizza (yes, it can be used on pizza!) to stuffed shells, as long as your pantry's stocked with pasta and sauce, you’ve got dinner.
  • apple cider braised chicken thighs with sweet potatoes in black cast iron skillet
    1 hr
    Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free
    Want a perfect fall weeknight meal? These Apple Cider Chicken Thighs are it. Simmered in the oven with sweet potatoes and onions, it's a one-pot skillet dinner that'll fill you up without stressing you out.
  • Instant Pot Chicken Soup
    1 hr, 20 min
    Gluten-Free, Paleo
    Make quick chicken soup in the pressure cooker! This classic recipe is made with whole chicken (or chicken pieces), carrots, onions, and celery, and it's ready in 60 minutes. Just add noodles for chicken noodle soup!
  • 14 30-minute meals
    Crazy week? We hear you. Bookmark this round-up of easy 30-minute meals and you'll be set for those nights when dinner seems impossible.
  • Casserole dish filled with easy vegetarian enchiladas fillled iwth butternut squash and topped with cheese
    1 hr, 10 min
    Vegetarian
    Butternut squash enchiladas are a vegetarian dinner dream. The slightly sweet combination of squash combined with the rich, earthy spices of ancho chili powder, cumin, and oregano create a sure-to-please vegetarian take on a classic.
  • Taco Pasta Skillet Recipe
    33 min
    Tacos and pasta! Why didn't we put these two together before? This one-skillet dish full of Southwestern flavors and pasta comes together in a flash with pantry staples. Your new favorite weeknight go-to!
  • Meatballs in a slow cooker filled with tomato sauce with a spoon lifting a meatball out of the sauce.
    8 hrs, 30 min
    This easy slow cooker meatball recipe uses a blend of beef and Italian turkey sausage for a lightened-up version that still makes a flavorful, juicy meatball. Perfect for a weeknight dinner served over pasta or with toothpicks at tailgating party!
  • Tuscan Bean Soup
    50 min
    Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
    This EASY bean soup is the answer to the "What's for dinner?" dilemma. You probably have most of the ingredients in your pantry already, and turning them into a satisfying vegetarian soup is easy-peasy.
  • Vegetable Lentil Soup in a bowl with a spoons.
    1 hr, 15 min
    Dairy-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
    Three things make this vegetarian lentil soup so good: caramelized onions, toasted tomato paste (it's easy!), and lots of carrots and celery. Make a big pot to have some now and save some for later—this soup is freezer friendly!
  • Perfectly tender pot roast piled onto a gray plate with carrots and potatoes and covered in gravy.
    8 hrs, 25 min
    Gluten-Free, Low Carb
    Pot Roast with gravy is comfort food at its finest. Put it in a slow cooker to make all of your chilly winter dreams come true. Carrots, potatoes, and mushrooms cook low and slow along with the roast while you’re at work. Dinner is ready when you are!
  • Cooked green lentils in vegan sloppy joes ingredients
    40 min
    Vegan, Vegetarian
    These Vegan Sloppy Joes are made with green lentils and a spice blend so good you’ll be licking the plate. You won't miss the meat! Great make-ahead or freezer meal, too.
  • Easy Skillet lasagna
    55 min
    Vegetarian
    How about a quicker, easier lasagna? Pull pasta and canned tomatoes out of the pantry, frozen spinach from the freezer, pick up some cheese on the way home, and you’re on your way to lasagna in an hour.
  • Vegetarian pot pie on white plate.
    1 hr, 10 min
    Vegetarian
    Make a comforting bowl of savory vegetable pot pie, topped with a flaky crust. This version is loaded with tender vegetables and baked with a puff pastry lid for a hearty, individually portioned meal.
  • Crispy crust and cheese on a pepperoni pizza made at home
    25 min
    This Homemade Pepperoni Pizza has everything you want—a great crust, gooey cheese, and tons of pepperoni. The secret to great pepperoni flavor? Hide extra under the cheese! Who needs delivery?
  • A white bowl, sitting next to a blue napkin on a cutting board. The bowl is filled with the best chicken wing ramen. It has noodles, chicken, scallions, and a soft boiled egg -- all made in the pressure cooker.
    1 hr, 15 min
    Got wings left over from a night out, game day party, or midnight snack? Make luscious, chicken wing ramen with a perfect jammy egg—all in your Instant Pot!
  • A beautiful fast bolognese sauce on a blue patterned plate with noodles and fork.
    40 min
    Rich, meaty Bolognese Sauce is easy to make and can be on the table in 35 minutes. Use it to top pasta noodles, or layer in lasagna. It’s freezer-friendly too. Make a double or triple batch to enjoy all winter long!
  • 11 Soups for Fall
    With cooler temps comes SOUP SEASON! Here are eleven of our best soups to put on your menu plan this season, from hearty Bean and Bacon Soup to an easy Tomato Soup that you can whip up from the pantry.
  • Risotto with Mushrooms - white bowls filed creamy mushroom risotto
    55 min
    Vegetarian
    Easy weeknight mushroom risotto that’s special enough for occasions, too! The Instant Pot makes it fast, and fail-safe. Plus we have a hack that lets you time your dinner perfectly!

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