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16 Quick And Easy Dinners Your Whole Family Will Love

From comforting mac 'n' cheese to simple one-pan meals.

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Back-to-school season is quickly approaching, and finding time to cook a homemade dinner during these busy few weeks can be difficult.

So we rounded up a bunch of quick and easy recipes that'll please everyone — from creamy tomato soup to comforting baked spaghetti — to help make back-to-school season a little less stressful.

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1. Slow Cooker Creamy Beef Stroganoff

FYI: You'll have to cook the noodles separately, so make sure to plan accordingly and get your water boiling as soon as you get home.

Get the recipe: Slow Cooker Creamy Beef Stroganoff

2. Sheet Pan Honey Chili Chicken With Veggies

eatwell101.com

This recipe uses a homemade chili sauce made with just five ingredients to glaze the chicken, but you can use your favorite bottled variety to save yourself some time.

Get the recipe: Sheet Pan Honey Chili Chicken With Veggies

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3. Lemon Garlic Parmesan Chicken Tenders

Serve these crispy chicken tenders with roasted vegetables and your favorite dipping sauce for a fuss-free dinner that'll please everyone.

Get the recipe: Lemon Garlic Parmesan Chicken Tenders

4. Sheet Pan Steak Fajitas

kirbiecravings.com

One pan and one hour is all you need to make a crowd-pleasing dinner perfect for Taco Tuesday.

Get the recipe: Sheet Pan Steak Fajitas

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5. Baked Spaghetti

thekitchn.com

Feel free to assemble this pasta ahead of time and stash it in the fridge until you're ready to bake it. This way you can get a head start on the week and not have to worry as much about cooking.

Get the recipe: Baked Spaghetti

6. Creamy Tomato Soup With Grilled Cheese "Croutons"

damndelicious.net

Because grilled cheese and tomato soup is the ultimate after-school snack.

Get the recipe: Creamy Tomato Soup With Grilled Cheese "Croutons"

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7. One-Pan Mini Meatloaves

This recipe cooks both the mashed potatoes and the meatloaves at the same time — and all on one sheet pan. It can't get much easier!

Get the recipe: One-Pan Mini Meatloaves

8. Baked Chicken Taquitos

Feel free to assemble these taquitos and stash them in plastic baggies in the freezer to get a head start. When time to bake, just increase the baking time by a few minutes.

Get the recipe: Baked Chicken Taquitos

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9. Italian Sloppy Joe Sub Sandwiches

letsdishrecipes.com

FYI: This recipe makes a lot of filling, so feel free to cut the recipe in half or save the leftovers and reheat throughout the week.

Get the recipe: Italian Sloppy Joe Sub Sandwiches

10. Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese

Just throw everything into your slow cooker and walk away. No need to boil the pasta or make a separate sauce.

Get the recipe: Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese

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11. Tater Tot Casserole

dearcrissy.com

Casseroles are always a good idea — especially when they're loaded with veggies and covered in cheesy tater tots.

Get the recipe: Tater Tot Casserole

12. Taco French Bread Pizza

life-in-the-lofthouse.com

This French bread pizza comes together in less than 30 minutes and is totally customizable. Don't like olives? Leave 'em out! Love tomatoes? Use extra!

Get the recipe: Taco French Bread Pizza

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13. Instant Pot Hamburger Helper

julieseatsandtreats.com

A comfort food classic made in no time at all — all thanks to the Instant Pot!

Get the recipe: Instant Pot Hamburger Helper

14. Creamy Chicken and Rice

thekitchn.com

Feel free to use shredded store-bought rotisserie chicken in place of breasts to save yourself some time.

Get the recipe: Creamy Chicken and Rice

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15. Sheet Pan Crispy Cheddar Pork Chops

Potatoes, brussels sprouts, and pork chops all cooked together on one pan. What could be easier?

Get the recipe: Sheet Pan Crispy Cheddar Pork Chops

16. Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

chefsavvy.com

Get this chili started in the morning and come home to a warm dinner ready to be enjoyed.

Get the recipe: Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

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