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20 Easy & Quick Weeknight Dinner Ideas for the Busy Holiday Season!

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With office parties, holiday school events & 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 quick & easy dinner ideas!

Easy and Quick Weeknight Dinners for the Busy Holiday Season

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 top-rated recipes. 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.

Garlic Herb Steak and Potato Foil Packs - DELICIOUS Steak and potatoes seasoned with garlic and herbs and cooked inside foil packets. They can be cooked on the grill OR in the oven, and are perfect for a family dinner or a backyard get-together. 

Garlic Herb Steak Recipe with Potato Foil Packs

DELICIOUS Steak and potatoes seasoned with garlic and herbs and cooked inside foil packets.

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!

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!

Skillet Burritos | www.diethood.com | One-Skillet dinner ready in 30-minutes, combining all your favorite Mexican flavors!

Skillet Burritos Recipe

One-Skillet dinner ready in 30-minutes, combining all your favorite Mexican flavors! A perfect weeknight dinner for the busy Holiday Season!

Steak and Potatoes Skillet | www.diethood.com | This easy skillet recipe involves tender strips of sirloin steak and cubed potatoes tossed with colorful veggies and Citrus Soy Sauce. It's SO good, it should win an award!

Steak and Potatoes Skillet

This easy skillet steak recipe involves tender strips of sirloin steak and cubed potatoes tossed with colorful veggies and Citrus Soy Sauce.

Skillet Shrimp Fajitas Recipe - 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!

Skillet Shrimp Fajitas Recipe

Sizzling hot fajitas with juicy shrimp, flavorful bell peppers and onions, all tossed in a homemade fajitas seasoning mix.

Southwestern Taco Skillet | www.diethood.com | The delicious Southwestern flavors of a taco are made quick and easy in this one-skillet recipe! Super quick weeknight meal!

Southwestern Taco Skillet

The delicious Southwestern flavors of a taco are made quick and easy in this one-skillet recipe!

Oven Grilled Steak - Delicious, tender, and juicy thick-cut steak grilled in the oven!

Oven Grilled Steak Recipe

Delicious, tender, and juicy thick-cut steak grilled in the oven!

Oven Baked Chicken Breasts Recipe | How to Cook Chicken Breasts

Juicy Oven Baked Chicken Breasts Recipe

Simple and easy method for how to make perfectly juicy and deliciously seasoned oven baked chicken breasts. This is the recipe I always recommend when someone asks me how to bake chicken breasts in the oven!

Honey Garlic Baked Pork Chops - Incredibly tender and super juicy pork chops coated in a sticky honey garlic sauce and baked to a delicious perfection. If you're looking for an amazing boneless baked pork chops recipe, this is it!

Honey Garlic Baked Pork Chops Recipe

Incredibly tender and super juicy pork chops coated in a sticky honey garlic sauce and baked to a delicious perfection.

One-Pot Lemon Chicken and Potatoes - This super easy, amazingly flavored dish with lemon chicken, veggies, and potatoes is a complete meal made all in one pot and in just 30-minutes!

One-Pot Lemon Chicken and Potatoes

This super easy, amazingly flavored dish with lemon chicken, veggies, and potatoes is a complete meal made all in one pot!

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!

Skillet Chicken in White Wine Sauce

Quick and easy skillet seared chicken recipe topped with a creamy garlic and onions white wine sauce that’s sure to please any crowd!

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

Creamy Tomato One Pot Pasta

Easy to make, delicious creamy pasta! Throw all of your ingredients into one pot and dinner will be ready in just 20 minutes!

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

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. Easy and quick weeknight dinner ready in 30 minutes!

Creamy Tortellini Soup | www.diethood.com | Quick, easy, and deliciously creamy soup packed with cheesy tortellini and fresh spinach.

Creamy Tortellini Soup

Quick, easy, and deliciously creamy soup packed with cheesy tortellini and fresh spinach.

Chorizo, Rice and Bean Soup | www.diethood.com | Spicy chorizo sausage adds amazing flavor to this easy, warm and comforting Bean Soup.

Chorizo, Rice and Bean Soup

Spicy chorizo sausage adds amazing flavor to this easy, warm and comforting Bean Soup.

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!

One Pot Chicken and Orzo with Spinach and Tomatoes

Loaded with flavors and texture, this is a super delicious and very easy one pot chicken recipe that everyone will love!

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!

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!

Sheet Pan Steak and Shrimp Dinner | Easy Steak Recipe + Dinner Idea

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.

Garlic Butter Baked Salmon - Tender and juicy salmon brushed with an incredible garlic butter sauce and baked on a sheet pan with your favorite veggies. This delicious baked salmon takes just a few minutes of prep and makes for a perfect weeknight meal in just 30 minutes.

Garlic Butter Baked Salmon

Tender and juicy salmon brushed with an incredible garlic butter sauce and baked on a sheet pan with your favorite veggies. This delicious salmon makes for a perfect easy and quick weeknight dinner for the busy Holiday Season.

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.

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!

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  1. Kara

    You’ve got a few of our favorites on the list (love the southwestern taco skillet!) I can’t wait to try several more, starting with the Garlic Butter Baked Salmon. It looks amazing!

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