10+ Easy and Delicious 1 Hour Weeknight Dinners

Weeknight dinners need not be boring or complicated! In fact you can have delicious and exciting meals on your table in less than 1 hour! I promise. Here are 10+ Easy and Delicious 1 Hour Weeknight Dinners!

It can sometimes feel like we spend so much time scrambling around trying to come up with ideas for dinner during the week. And when you think about it, 5 out of 7 dinners during the week are rushed and at times quite stressful, but they don’t have to be. There are so many easy and delicious recipe options out there to choose from, including those that take less than an hour to make!

Meal Planning is a Stress Saver!

With a little meal planning done ahead of time you can stock a fridge full of ingredients to make dinners all week long that won’t leave you feeling uninspired! Quick dinners that are ready in less than one hour? Yes please. Here are 10+ ideas to get you started…

Smothered Pork Chops

These Smothered Pork Chops are a delicious and ‘fancy’ weeknight dinner idea! Ok, they just look fancy, but the recipe really is easy to whip together, and in less than 1 hour!

A pan full of Creamy Smothered Pork Chops

Cheesy Chicken + Spinach Noodle Bake

This Cheesy Chicken & Spinach Noodle Bake is so cheesy and comforting! It’s a family fave over here! One hour from oven to table.

Broccoli and Cheddar Soup

Make this Broccoli Cheddar Soup for dinner tonight with simple ingredients you likely already have in your pantry! Creamy, cheesy and tastes so flavourful. Ready in less than 1 hour.

Easy Ravioli Lasagna

I love this recipe for Easy Ravioli Lasagna. With just a few simple ingredients, you can have this hearty and delicious dish on your table in no time. A delicious twist on a classic.

Sheet Pan Gnocchi with Sausage

If you’re looking for a really delicious and quick dinner to feed your family, this Sheet Pan Gnocchi with Italian Sausages and Veggies is a great option! Made with simple ingredients (sausages, peppers, onions, garlic) this meal comes together easily.

sheet pan Gnocchi

Easy Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Casserole

My kids always love dinners that include salsa and cheese! This Easy Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Casserole is a dinner time hit.

Sweet + Sour Meatballs

These Sweet + Sour Meatballs are a family favourite! Sweet, tangy, meaty and so good. Easy to make and are delicious served over steamed rice.

Coconut Curry Noodle Soup

This Coconut Curry Noodle Soup is one of my go-to recipes when I don’t know what to make during the week. The ingredients are simple and it’s a great way to use up leftover chicken. A bowl of this soup is my most favourite of all time.

Creamy Tomato Mac + Cheese

Not only is this Creamy Tomato Macaroni + Cheese easy to put together, but it can be on your table in under 1 hour! This is what I make on weeknights when I don’t know what to make for dinner.

3 Cheese Stovetop Mac+ and Cheese

Make this Three Cheese Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese in less than 1 hour! A perfectly delicious weeknight (or any night) dinner.

Sweet Chili Chicken

This Sweet Chili Chicken tastes as good as takeout, without all the extra cost! I never have leftovers when this is served. And the best part, it’s ready in less than 1 hour.

One Hour, One-Pot Roasted Chicken

This One Hour, One Pot Roasted Chicken Dinner can be ready and on your table in about 1 hour! Made with chicken, carrots, potatoes, squash and onions. Healthy and delicious!

30 Minute Korean Beef

This Korean Beef is ready and on your table in 30 minutes or less! Sweet, spicy and delicious served over steamed rice with green onion slices.

Beef Stroganoff Meatballs

These delicious and hearty Beef Stroganoff Meatballs are a great dinner idea! Ready in less than 1 hour!

Nacho Pasta Bake

This Nacho Pasta Bake has all the delicious flavours of nachos, but in a pasta! Quick, delicious and on your dinner table in 40 minutes!

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See how delicious your weeknights can be? I hope you found some inspiring ideas for your next dinner! Have a delicious day!

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  1. Thanks for sharing! I’ve been stuck in a dinner rut. The Ravioli lasagna looks delicious! I’m adding it to my grocery list for next week.

  2. Saw your blog on Organized Junkie Menu Mondays linking post. Everything sounds like meals that would fit seamlessly into my rotation! Great compilation! Check out my blog when you get a chance, you find a few recipes there too! 🙂