18 Easy Weeknight Meals You’ll Want to Make Tonight

After a long day at work, sometimes you need to pull something off an easy weeknight meals list. From pasta to sandwiches, here are 18 quick meal ideas for after a busy day. Leave a comment on some of your favorites below as well.

  1. Pasta Aglio e Olio – Add spinach or kale if you have some on-hand.
  1. Cheese Quesadilla – Grab a can of refried beans, use leftover chicken, or add some vegetables. Serve with lettuce, salsa, and sour cream. 
  1. Avocado Toast – Eat plain or add toppings. 
  1. Parmesan Crusted Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Tomato Soup – Use whatever cheese you have on hand and heat up a can of Tomato soup.
  1. Tik Tok Baked Feta Pasta – Use any pasta you have on hand.
  1. Easy Buddha Bowl – Save time by using leftover chicken and making the dressing ahead of time. 
  1. Sheet Pan Nachos – Customize with what you have. Simplify the recipe by just making one plate and heating it up in the microwave. 
  1. Loaded baked potato with side salad – Cook in the oven or microwave if you’re really hungry. 
  1. Julia Child’s Poached Egg on Toast – If you want less effort, do scrambled or a fried egg. 
  1. French Toast – Any breakfast for dinner options are usually fast and delicious. This America’s Test Kitchen recipe is the perfect serving for one and gives a nice crust on the french toast. 
  1. Tuna Pasta Salad – If you’re short on time, add whatever veggies you feel like – or none at all.
  1. Peanut Butter and Banana Toast – Use regular bread or an English muffin. 
  1. Copycat Panera Mac and Cheese – Ok this might require a bit more effort, but it’s too delicious to resist. 
  1. Plougman’s Lunch (for dinner) – Crusty bread, some cheese and/or deli meat, hard boiled eggs, and some veg and you have a winner. 
  1. Grinder Salad Sandwich – A bit more effort, but worth it for this Tik Tok star. 
  1. Quick Fish Tacos – Just grab some fish sticks and flour tortillas.
  1. Sloppy Joes – This is one that the whole family enjoys. 
  1. Pub Night Apps – Grab a bunch of freezer apps for a once in a while treat. From onion rings, mini pizzas, sausage rolls, and more. 

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