Easy And Quick Weeknight Dinners for the Busy Holiday Season!

Pin RecipeComments

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure policy.

With office parties, holiday school events, and shopping to be done, there can be very little time to put a delicious meal on the table. But before you surrender to a carry-out dinner, try one of these Easy And Quick Weeknight Dinners for the Busy Holiday Season!

Quick Easy Dinner Ideas For the Holiday Season Photo Collage


 

Jump To

December is here, and the struggle is real! Around this time of year, we spend a lot of time focusing on our holiday baking and holiday meals, but what do we cook on those busy nights leading up to the big event? We want the perfect Holiday main dish, spectacular side dish recipes, and the best cookies; however, we still gotta eat in between all of that.

Avoid your fave pizza delivery place or the fast food restaurant around the corner, and choose to make one of these Easy And Quick Weeknight Dinners for the Busy Holiday Season. We have pulled together a selection of our best sheet pan suppers, foil-pack dinners, and one-pot meals to help you fix a quick and easy dinner for your family.

An open garlic and herb steak and potatoes foil packet.
5 from 15 votes

Steak and Potato Foil Packets

These savory steak and potatoes foil packets are made with juicy sirloin steak bites and tender potatoes seasoned with garlic and herbs. It's an easy family dinner that's perfect for grilling, camping, or the oven!
View Recipe
Chicken and Rice Fajitas in Foil - Incredibly delicious and easy to prepare fajitas with chicken, peppers, onions and rice all cooked in foil packets. Easy, quick and SO GOOD!
4.89 from 9 votes

Chicken Fajitas in Foil Packs

Incredibly delicious and easy to make chicken fajitas featuring juicy chicken breasts, peppers, onions, and rice, all cooked together in foil packets.
View Recipe
Burrito skillet recipe with ground beef, avocados, sour cream, and tomato.
4.75 from 4 votes

Beef Burrito Skillet

This burrito skillet features juicy ground beef, diced tomatoes, creamy avocado slices, and cheese. This one-skillet dinner is ready in 30 minutes and combines all of your favorite Mexican flavors!
View Recipe
Close up overhead view of a steak and potatoes skillet on a marble countertop.
4.77 from 13 votes

Steak and Potatoes Skillet

This easy steak and potatoes skillet is a flavorful one-pan meal made with tender sirloin steak, cubed potatoes, and healthy veggies cooked in a zesty citrus-soy marinade.
View Recipe
A white plate with a shrimp fajita, sliced avocado, and extra serving of shrimp and vegetables.
5 from 2 votes

Shrimp Fajitas

Sizzling hot fajitas with juicy shrimp, flavorful bell peppers and onions, all tossed in a homemade fajitas seasoning mix. This is an easy, quick, and delicious shrimp fajitas dinner prepared in just one skillet!
View Recipe
Tortillas filled with taco skillet.
4.34 from 6 votes

Southwestern Taco Skillet

The delicious Southwestern flavors of a taco are made quick and easy in this one-skillet recipe! Super quick weeknight meal!
View Recipe
cooked steak with pat of butter on top and asparagus to the side
5 from 15 votes

Oven Grilled Steak

Make the perfect grilled steak with this easy recipe for Oven Grilled Steak. Delicious, tender, and juicy thick-cut steak grilled in the oven!
View Recipe
close up shot of juicy oven baked chicken breast cut into horizontal slices.
4.77 from 99 votes

Juicy Oven Roasted Chicken Breasts

Juicy and tender, this tasty Oven Roasted Chicken Breast recipe comes out perfect each and every time! No more dry chicken with this easy recipe, using a quick soak in salt water and a delicious homemade mix of spices.
View Recipe
Close up of a fork stuck into a baked honey garlic pork chop on a sheet pan.
4.75 from 167 votes

Baked Honey Garlic Pork Chops

These tender baked honey garlic pork chops are extra juicy and coated in a sticky honey garlic sauce. Ready in 30 minutes!
View Recipe
Chicken and veggies in the skillet with lemon-garlic marinade.
4.86 from 7 votes

Lemon Chicken and Potatoes

This one-pot lemon chicken and potatoes recipe with tangy lemon-garlic marinade is an easy, veggie-packed weeknight dinner.
View Recipe
Skillet Chicken in White Wine Sauce - Quick and easy skillet seared chicken topped with a delicious garlic and onions white wine sauce that's sure to please any crowd!
4.91 from 21 votes

Skillet Chicken in White Wine Sauce

Quick and easy skillet seared chicken topped with a creamy garlic and onions white wine sauce that’s sure to please any crowd!
View Recipe
Creamy Tomato One Pot Pasta - The easiest and creamiest pasta without the cream! It all happens in the same pot and it'll be on your dinner table in just 20 minutes! Get the recipe on diethood.com
4.45 from 9 votes

Creamy Tomato One Pot Pasta

This Creamy Tomato One Pot Pasta is a perfect dinner idea for busy weeknights! Throw all of your ingredients into one pot and dinner will be ready in just 20 minutes!
View Recipe
One Pot Spinach & Feta Macaroni and Cheese - Stove top, one pot Mac 'n Cheese covered in a creamy feta cheese sauce, tomatoes and fresh spinach. Dinner will be ready in 30 minutes! Get the recipe on diethood.com
5 from 4 votes

One Pot Spinach & Feta Macaroni and Cheese

Stove top, one pot Mac ‘n Cheese covered in a creamy feta cheese sauce, tomatoes and fresh spinach.
View Recipe
Overhead close up shot of a bowl of cream tortellini soup with a spoon.
4.57 from 82 votes

Creamy Tortellini Soup

This Creamy Tortellini Soup is a quick, easy, and deliciously creamy soup packed with cheesy tortellini and fresh spinach.
View Recipe
Overhead view of a bowls of chorizo soup garnished with a lime wedge and fresh cilantro, next to a glass of water.
5 from 4 votes

Chorizo Soup

This spicy chorizo soup is a quick and easy, one-pot wonder full of YUM! With hearty beans and rice, tangy tomatoes, savory herbs, and juicy sausage in every bite.
View Recipe
One Pot Chicken and Orzo with Spinach and Tomatoes - Loaded with flavors and texture, this is a super delicious and very easy one pot meal that everyone will love!
5 from 13 votes

Chicken Orzo Recipe

This chicken and orzo recipe is loaded with flavors and texture thanks to the buttery orzo, sweet tomatoes, tender spinach, and juicy chicken drumsticks. It's a delicious and easy one-pot meal that everyone will love!
View Recipe
Sheet Pan Chicken "Stir Fry" - Just one pan and 30 minutes is all you will need to make this amazing meal! Skip the wok and make this quick and healthy chicken stir fry dinner in the oven!
5 from 3 votes

Sheet Pan Chicken Stir Fry

Just one pan and 30 minutes are all you will need to make this amazing meal! Skip the wok and make this quick and healthy chicken stir-fry dinner in the oven!
View Recipe
Sheet Pan Steak and Shrimp Dinner | Easy Steak Recipe + Dinner Idea
5 from 11 votes

Sheet Pan Steak and Shrimp Dinner

The classic Surf and Turf dinner prepared with melt-in-your-mouth tender steak and garlicky shrimp on just one sheet pan. Broccoli and potato wedges, included!
View Recipe
overhead shot of four baked salmon fillets on a sheet pan set on top of green vegetables.
4.61 from 111 votes

Garlic Butter Baked Salmon Recipe

This Garlic Butter Baked Salmon is tender, flaky, and drizzled with a delicious garlic butter sauce! Baked on a sheet pan with your favorite veggies, it's quick, easy, and perfect for busy weeknights.
View Recipe
Pan Seared Salmon with Lemon Garlic Cream Sauce - Quick, delicious, bright and creamy salmon dinner prepared in just one skillet and served with an incredible lemon garlic cream sauce! All you need is about 20 minutes and a handful of ingredients.
4.85 from 52 votes

Creamy Pan Seared Salmon with Lemon Garlic Cream Sauce

Quick, delicious, bright, and creamy salmon dinner prepared in just one skillet and served with an incredible lemon garlic cream sauce.
View Recipe

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

12 Comments

  1. Sandra | A Dash of Sanity says:

    I’ll be adding all of these to our weeknight favorites!

  2. Erin | Dinners,Dishes and Dessert says:

    These are on my must-make list! These look outstanding!!