Friday Night Dinner Ideas
Easily plan dinner for Friday night and kick off your weekend celebration with this Friday Night Dinner Ideas Roundup!
Each of these recipes are kid-friendly and kid-approved! They require minimal ingredients, are packed with flavor and only take 30 minutes or less to make!
We are kicking of this easy Friday night dinner ideas roundup with a BANG! This pesto tortellini pasta is seriously so crazy easy to make. You just need 4 ingredients — yep, just 4 — and 10 minutes!
This is such a fun way to do Friday night pizza without having to make the dough, wait for it to rise, etc. etc. Using French bread makes it easy, quick and yet fun and delicious!
This is an easy homemade meal that has simple ingredients and is very healthy, too! It’s a fun take on stuffed peppers and a quicker way to make them.
This lemon pasta is creamy and delicious! It requires very few ingredients and yet is so tasty! It’s a favorite of ours and a frequent Friday meal for our family.
Turn your pre-made/frozen chicken tenders into a restaurant-style menu item with this delicious homemade Wingers sticky fingers sauce! It’s a great dinner idea for a Friday night!
You may think the recipe list for this bucatini cacao e pepe is too simple, but believe me, it has a delicate and delicious flavor! It’s a great kid-friendly and easy dinner idea!
I couldn’t make a Friday night dinner recipes roundup without including this sesame noodles recipe! My kids love it and so do my husband and I! It’s such a fun Asian take on noodles.
Salmon is a perfect Friday meal because salmon cooks so quickly! Add in some delicious (seriously so stinking good!) homemade sauce and you just made a fancy meal for Friday night in no time at all!
You’ve probably heard me say this already, but I make this meal like 4 times a month. It comes together so quickly, doesn’t require many ingredients, is deliciously creamy and such a fun and unique flavor. It’s got everything going for it 😂
Do you like doing Friday night pizza night? Mix it up with these homemade pizza rolls! Cut out some prep time by using store-bought pizza dough or pre-made pizza dough you’ve frozen and thawed! Queue up the movie night!
A healthy burger? Really? Yes, truly. These taco turkey burgers are simple and easy to make and take a fun Mexican twist on hamburgers.
I believe that adding goat cheese to a dish is a surefire way to make something not fancy totally fancy! So break out the goat cheese and make your family think you spent tons of time making a restaurant-style pasta dish (they don’t need to know it took less than 30 minutes 😉!)
Before you see the 3 hours bit on this recipe, let me ease your mind! This recipe takes like 5 minutes max to put together and then it cooks in the crockpot for 3 hours. I decided to include it in this roundup because the amount of time you need to worry about dinner is only 5 minutes! Let the crockpot do the rest!
Want to make a special Friday night meal but don’t have the time to spending an hour in the kitchen? I’m telling you, salmon is the key! This easy salmon recipe is so flavorful and delicious and yet quick and easy to make!
My kids love these English muffin pizzas! They can help make them and customize them by choosing whatever toppings they’d like. It’s a fun way to make dinner time a family activity, too!
Dinner is ready in 20 minutes with this chickpea gyros recipe! You can spend an extra 5 minutes and make my homemade tzatziki sauce, or don’t even worry about it and grab some homemade sauce from the store if you have 20 minutes and that’s it. Such a tasty recipe in no time at all!
I know you are tempted to grab one of those store-bought bottles of Alfredo sauce, but with just a few ingredients and a few extra minutes you have have the best homemade alfredo sauce! You’ll taste the difference while being grateful it didn’t take long at all!
This creamy Tuscan chicken tastes great on its own or you can put it on top of pasta or rice. It’s a fun Italian dish the entire family will love!
You can probably tell my kiddos love pasta! Which is why I’ve had to get creative and find new and healthy ways to make pasta for dinner. This tuna carbonara is a fun twist, while still keeping the noodles simple for those young eaters!
Elevate your quick cheesy quesadillas by making this Greek spin! Quesadillas can be delicious and packed with flavor and healthy ingredients while still being easy to make! Give them a try and let me know what you think!
Pesto pasta is a frequent request for dinner. Adding some tiny mozzarella and some cherry tomatoes and a seemingly simple dinner is now fun, fancy and delicious!
Another delicious and creamy chicken recipe added to the docket with this creamy dijon chicken! Eat it alone with a side of vegetables or put it over rice.
Take a trip to southern Italy this weekend with this classic penne pomodoro pasta recipe! It’s easy and quick to make but packed with fresh flavors.
This is a fun creamy pasta recipe with zucchini that everyone in the family will love! Feeding younger mouths? Cut out or reduce the red pepper flakes; dinner for two? Kick up the heat and double the red pepper flakes instead!
This recipe from How Sweet Eats is so simple and so delicious! I’m telling you, adding goat cheese is an easy fancy factor!
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