Now that we’re back in the fall work/school routine, having a warm meal to come home to sounds so good. But, finding the time to make it happen — that’s the challenge. As parents, we know how important mealtime can be, so we’ve collected some good recipes that bring succulent fall flavors to your dinner table in under 45 minutes. Take a break from takeout with these comforting and healthy weeknight dinners, and your whole family will be asking to eat at home every night of the week.
Butternut Squash and White Bean Soup
Taking only forty-five minutes from start to finish, this flavorful soup is sure to wow your whole family. Filled with squash, chickpeas, and white beans, this soup is fiber-rich and packed with nutrients. After a long day at work or school, you will love to cozy up with this warm bowl of Butternut Squash and White Bean Soup.
Greek Turkey Burgers
Burgers are a staple American comfort food, and these Greek Turkey Burgers give them a healthy and savory twist that your kids will love. Simple to prepare, and with veggies hidden inside, you can feel good about making this delectable treat a part of your weeknight dinner routine.
Pea Pesto Pasta
This pesto recipe offers a delicious way to incorporate nutrient-rich peas to a deliciously indulgent pesto sauce. Quick, delicious, and nutritious, this comforting pesto recipe will have your whole family feeling good about eating their vegetable.
Honey Glazed Chicken and Sweet Potato Kebabs
Everything is more fun to eat on a skewer, so your kids will love this easy-to-eat dish with the nutritional boost of sweet potatoes. The best part? This recipe only takes thirty-five minutes to make! Switch things up with this delectable chicken dish and your whole family will be begging for more.
Easy Beef and Broccoli
Cheaper, easier, and healthier than takeout, this beef and broccoli recipe makes for a tasty and satisfying dinner. Beef and broccoli complement each other perfectly in this saucy recipe, so your children won’t even complain about eating their veggies. Taking only fifteen minutes to make, you’ll wonder why you don’t make this for your family every night of the week.
Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup
Traditional Mexican flavors make their way into a bowl of veggie-packed goodness with this slow cooker chicken tortilla soup. Simply throw everything in a slow cooker before work, and you’ll come home to a delicious meal that will please the taste buds of your whole family.
As one of the healthiest grains on the market, quinoa is a great substitute for normal refined grains. Transforming this grain into something kid-friendly is not always an easy task, but this cheesy quinoa recipe will bring out the kid in all of us. Turning this protein-rich grain into a cheesy treat only takes twenty-five minutes and a few simple ingredients.
Italian Baked Spaghetti Squash
For many of us, spaghetti is on the list of our favorite foods, but squash most likely isn’t. Combining the two into something incredibly kid-friendly, healthy, and easy is something us parents can only dream of. This Italian Baked Spaghetti Squash is perfect for your family’s pasta cravings, but with less refined carbs and more nutrition, everyone will be satisfied with this simple weeknight dinner.
20 Minute Healthy Chicken Parmesan
This chicken parmesan is a classic Italian dish made healthy by sitting on a bed of deliciously nutritious zucchini noodles. Making vegetables fun to eat while also serving up a crispy comforting chicken dish is a win-win. This recipe is also perfect for weeknights as it only takes twenty minutes to make.
Acorn Squash Quesadillas
Quesadillas are perfect fuss-free foods that are only made better when stuffed with in-season acorn squash. You can customize these any way your family likes, as they are sure to be delicious. Simple fall flavors combine with melty cheese and a warm tortilla to create an unforgettable meal for the whole family.