EatWheat’s Easiest Dinner Recipes

12 of our most popular, easiest dinner recipes!

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We get it. You’ve put in a long day, but for some reason, food doesn’t magically appear on the table (someone should file a complaint!) We’ve assembled a collection of our twelve most popular dinner recipes. These can help you get food on the table… Even after a day that feels like it’ll never end.

Don’t forget to serve up a fruit or veggie alongside these dishes! Frozen veggies are absolutely fine, don’t worry! They are frozen at the pinnacle of freshness (and not nutritionally different than their market counterparts), and they typically cost less! You really can eat better, homemade food on a budget!

Easiest Dinner Recipes

Layered Taco Casserole

Layered Taco Casserole
Recipe Info
  • Blender Icon Prep Time: 10 min
  • Oven Icon Baking Time: 20 min
  • Plate Icon Servings: 12
  • Heat Wave Icon Baking Temp: 350 F
  • Fork Icon Flavors: Spicy
    Savory

Have a hungry family breathing down your neck for a filling supper? This recipe is your solution! Remember, it’s easy to prepare two at once. Make one for now and freeze one for later!

Italian Crescent Casserole

Italian Crescent Casserole
Recipe Info
  • Blender Icon Prep Time: 10 min
  • Oven Icon Baking Time: 15 - 20 min
  • Plate Icon Servings: 6 servings
  • Heat Wave Icon Baking Temp: 325 F
  • Fork Icon Flavors: Spicy
    Savory

Classic Italian flavors in a flaky crescent crust, and it’s ready in 30 minutes! What a deliciously easy dinner!

Parmesan & Garlic Buttered Spaghetti

Parmesan & Garlic Buttered Spaghetti
Recipe Info
  • Blender Icon Prep Time: 10 min
  • Plate Icon Servings: 4 servings
  • Fork Icon Flavors: Savory
    Buttery
    Fresh

5 ingredients + 20 minutes = A delicious meal. Gather your family around this Italian-inspired dish and enjoy!

Bierock Casserole

Bierock Casserole
Recipe Info
  • Blender Icon Prep Time: 15 min
  • Oven Icon Baking Time: 25 min
  • Plate Icon Servings: 8
  • Heat Wave Icon Baking Temp: 350°F
  • Fork Icon Flavors: Savory
    Meaty
    Cheesy

Wondering what the heck a bierock is? We’ve got the answer! This casserole is a quick shortcut for those who love bierocks. A crescent dough sheet turns this usual labor of love into a certified kitchen hack!

Sweet Potato and Blackbean Quesadilla

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Quesadillas
Recipe Info
  • Blender Icon Prep Time: 5 min
  • Oven Icon Baking Time: 5 min
  • Plate Icon Servings: 2
  • Fork Icon Flavors: Savory

Black beans are inexpensive and a great source of protein and fiber! The whole wheat tortillas are also a good source of fiber! This quesadilla can easily be customized by adding additional vegetables or other protein sources. Try chicken, pork, or beef!

Stuffed Pasta Shells

Stuffed Pasta Shells
Recipe Info
  • Blender Icon Prep Time: 30-45 min
  • Oven Icon Baking Time: 35-40 min
  • Plate Icon Servings: 18
  • Heat Wave Icon Baking Temp: 350°F
  • Fork Icon Flavors: Savory
    Cheesy

You get three meals when you make this recipe, two of which go straight into the freezer to be enjoyed later. Pair with lettuce salad, roasted green beans and garlic breadsticks.

Wonton Tacos

Wonton Chicken Tacos
Recipe Info
  • Blender Icon Prep Time: 10 min
  • Oven Icon Baking Time: 12 mins
  • Plate Icon Servings: 24 Tacos
  • Heat Wave Icon Baking Temp: 300°F
  • Fork Icon Flavors: Salty
    Savory

It’s food fusion time! These wonton chicken tacos are perfect for an Asian food craving! And it takes less time than it would for delivery to come to your door.

Naan Breakfast Pizza

Naan Breakfast Pizza
Recipe Info
  • Blender Icon Prep Time: 10 min
  • Oven Icon Baking Time: 10 min
  • Plate Icon Servings: 4
  • Heat Wave Icon Baking Temp: 350°F
  • Fork Icon Flavors: Bacony
    Cheesy

Chicken & Penne

Chicken & Penne
Recipe Info
  • Blender Icon Prep Time: 15 min
  • Oven Icon Baking Time: 15 min
  • Plate Icon Servings: 5-6
  • Heat Wave Icon Baking Temp: 350 F
  • Fork Icon Flavors: Creamy
    Cheesy
    Savory

A penne for your thoughts? We already know what you’re thinking. This simple dish is the start of a great dinner-time tradition… The pastabilities are endless!

Southwest Chicken Wraps

Southwest Chicken Wraps
Recipe Info
  • Blender Icon Prep Time: 20 min
  • Plate Icon Servings: 12
  • Fork Icon Flavors: Crunchy
    Fresh
    Whole grain

These wraps are easy to put together and are packed with nutrition and flavor. Leftover chicken salad can be used as part of quesadillas, enchiladas, in a pita pocket or over a bed of lettuce.

Ham and Broccoli Quiche

Ham and Broccoli Quiche
Recipe Info
  • Blender Icon Prep Time: 15 min
  • Oven Icon Baking Time: 43-50 min
  • Plate Icon Servings: 6
  • Heat Wave Icon Baking Temp: 450°F and 375°F
  • Fork Icon Flavors: Flaky
    Cheesy
    Egg

Quiche is often thought of as a brunch food… But quiche can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The addition of feta to this traditional ham and broccoli quiche takes the flavor up a notch. Serve with a side of fruit for a complete meal.

One-Pot Italian Pasta Soup

Nonna’s One-Pot Italian Soup
Recipe Info
  • Blender Icon Prep Time: 30 min
  • Plate Icon Servings: 13 (1-cup each)
  • Fork Icon Flavors: Savory
    Comfort food

This one-pot Italian pasta soup is quick to mix together and is ready for a weeknight dinner in 30 minutes. Serve with your favorite crackers on a cool winter evening.

 

These recipes are sure to please! If you’re looking for more great recipes be sure and check out our friends at the Wheat Foods Council! And if you’d like to learn about the people who grow your family’s food be sure and watch our video with Jason Ochs, a Kansas wheat farmer.

 

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