Easy Dinner Ideas

Whether you're too tired for extravagant cooking or just don't have time, these easy dinner ideas can help. Read through recipes and find easy dinner ideas to get you through the week.

Tapas have come to mean almost any type of appetizer or finger food, but that doesn't mean they aren't hearty enough to be a full meal. Here are five Spanish tapas recipes that will have everyone saying delicioso at dinnertime.

Easy, versatile and nearly foolproof, kabobs can be adapted to any sort of cuisine. Give these five tasty and healthy variations a try.

A sandwich for dinner? Why not? It's quick, easy and -- if you choose the right ingredients -- creative and filling. We've got 10 sandwiches here worthy of any dinner.

Between work, school, homework and household chores, sometimes it's a wonder that our families get fed at all. But these 10 dinners are nutritious and delicious without being a major time suck.

Cooking doesn't have to be complicated. In fact, there are quite a few dishes that only require a handful of ingredients. Read on to discover our picks for the 10 best five-ingredient dinner meals.

Unless you're a successful professional chef with plenty of free time on your hands, you most likely engage in a nightly struggle to put something tasty, easy and affordable on the table. Check out these dishes to end your dinner pain.

Casseroles are delicious and relatively easy to make. But they're not always quick. So what do you need to punch out a tasty dish that'll feed your family but won't force you to stay in the kitchen cooking all night?

Black beans are a versatile, tasty ingredient in soups, salads, chili and even brownies! Here are 10 things you can make with a can of black beans.

Great meals don't have to take hours. It's easy enough to whip up a delicious, adventurous or maybe even impressive dinner in fewer than 30 minutes. What are five of the tastiest quick recipes in the TLC cookbook?

With the invention of cool kitchen gadgets, prepping for dinner is easier than ever. Check out our list of your five must-haves.

Campfires are good for more than s'mores and ghost stories. They can give you a gourmet meal if you know what to bring in your pack.

Comfort food dinners make you feel warm and fuzzy, and not just because eating them can evoke happy memories of home. They're also usually a breeze to make. Here are five American comfort food favorites that won't make you a slave to your kitchen.

Making dinner every night isn't always easy, especially when you have kids. But don't worry -- you can create these no-fail meals your children are sure to love, regardless how long you have to prepare.

Finger foods are perfect mealtime options for the days when a fork and knife seem like way too much trouble. Learn more about five of our favorite easy, family-friendly finger food options!

You're short on time, and your family is hungry for dinner. What to cook? Here we highlight five one-pan meals that are nutritious, flavorful crowd-pleasers.

If you think that authentic Southern cuisine is too time-consuming, think again. Here are five essentials for quick and easy Deep South dinners.

The world is your oyster when it comes to salads. You can use almost anything you want, and it's ready in minutes. These five essentials will make your prep time a snap.

On weekday nights, most of us just want an easy crowd-pleasing dinner. So before you order a pizza or make your thousandth box of mac and cheese, check out these five ideas for quick and light meals.

French cooking may scare the daylights out of even experienced cooks. But it's not as frightening as you might think. In fact, these five dishes are almost too easy.

When you've had a busy day, it's tempting to stop for carry-out than to go home and cook. But healthier options are available with these five staples in your kitchen.

Lose the number of your local Chinese joint, because these five recipes are so easy, you can cook your favorite dish at home.

One of the biggest determinants of how long you'll spend cooking is your protein source, and happily, the ever-popular beef option is fully conducive to getting a healthy meal on the table in no time. Here, five tips on how to do it.

You probably already have a few Italian meals in your dinner rotation at home, but these tips and recipes will have you upping the Italian ante.

Mexican food gets a bad rap as a fat-laden menu option, but fiesta night at your house doesn't have to be prep intensive and heavy on the calories.

When Mexican cuisine crossed the border into the United States and took up with cowboys and ranchers, it also took on a new name: Tex-Mex. Can you serve up a Tex-Mex meal in a hurry?