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Easy And Quick Weeknight Dinners for the Busy Holiday Season!

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!

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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.

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!
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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 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.
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Skillet Burritos

Skillet Burritos are a mix of juicy ground beef, diced tomatoes, creamy avocado slices, and cheesy goodness! This one-skillet dinner is ready in 30 minutes, and it combines all of your favorite Mexican flavors!
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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.
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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!
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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! Super quick weeknight meal!
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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!
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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.
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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!
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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 One-Pot Lemon Chicken and Potatoes recipe is an easy, amazingly flavored dish with lemon chicken, veggies, and potatoes is a complete meal made all in one pot!
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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 topped with a creamy garlic and onions white wine sauce that’s sure to please any crowd!
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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

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!
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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.
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Creamy Tortellini Soup

This Creamy Tortellini Soup is a quick, easy, and deliciously creamy soup packed with cheesy tortellini and fresh spinach.
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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.
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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 delicious and easy one pot meal that everyone will love!
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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 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!
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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. Broccoli and potato wedges, included!
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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.
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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.

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.
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12 comments on “Easy And Quick Weeknight Dinners for the Busy Holiday Season!”

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    Melanie Bauer

    These looks incredibly delicious! Definitely making these specially when we need something quick and easy!

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    Chrissie Baker

    Wow an impressive collection! I want to try all the ideas but first of all I want to try tortellini soup. It really impresses ..

  3. OMGGGG how will I choose which one to try first?! I think I am going to have to go with the garlic butter salmon – YUM.

  4. 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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