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100 Dinner Recipes For Meal Planning

100 Dinner Recipes For Meal Planning

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Meal planning for weeknight dinner is easy when you use our top 100 Dinner Recipes!  We’ve taken the time to gather the best dishes from our favorite bloggers around the Internet to share with you.  This list will take the mystery out of your meal planning each week or even month!  With 100 delicious options, you can’t go wrong!

Meal planning is easy with our amazing list of 100 Dinner Recipes! Check out recipes to fit your family needs!

100 Dinner Recipes For Meal Planning

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We have separated these dinner recipes out by categories to make it easy for you to navigate.  Basic chicken, beef, pork, fish, salads, soups, casseroles, and slow cooker meals will be easy to pull together to feed your family, plus many of these recipes are freezer friendly which makes meal planning in advance even easier to manage!  We’ve even tried to pick menu items that are affordable and easy to find ingredients for so you aren’t struggling to afford something on your meal plan.

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  1. Asian Chicken Bowl from Operation $40K
  2. Bacon-Wrapped Chicken with Alfredo Potatoes from A Worthey Read
  3. Chicken Pot Pie from Operation $40K
  4. Bacon-Wrapped Chicken from Moms Confession
  5. Homemade Chicken Alfredo from Moms Confession
  6. The Best Healthy Savory Roasted Chicken Bake from Operation $40k
  7. Easy Pulled Chicken in Red Sauce from About A Mom
  8. Brown Sugar Garlic Chicken in the Slow Cooker from Operation $40K
  9. Chicken Adobo from Dinner with the Rollos
  10. Stuffed Ranch Chicken from Thinking Outside The Sandbox
  11. Healthy Chicken Stir Fry from DIY Candy
  12. Caribbean Chicken Skewers from The Nerds Wife
  13. Chicken Marsala Recipe from Saved By Grace Blog
  14. Sweet & Salty Chicken from Fantabulosity
  15. Honey Sriracha-Orange Chicken from Recipe Girl
  16. Grilled Chicken with Root Beer BBQ Sauce from Greta’s Day

Beef Recipes for Meal Planning: 

  1. Slow Cooker Roast Beef from Midwest Modern Momma
  2. Beef Enchiladas from Raking In The Savings
  3. French Onion Beef Stroganoff in A Cast Iron Skillet from Operation $40K
  4. Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers from Almost Supermom
  5. Beef & Sausage Manicotti from Emily Bites
  6. 30-Minute Sloppy Joes from Thinking Outside The Sandbox
  7. Steak & Rice Bowl with Veggies from Saved By Grace Blog
  8. Cheesy Meatballs Recipe from Easy Peasy & Fun
  9. Easy Sheet Pan Beef Fajitas In the Oven Recipe from Operation $40K
  10. 30-Minute Beef Stroganoff from My Heavenly Recipes
  11. Loaded Steak Potato Nachos from Parenting Chaos


  1. Easy Roasted Pork Tenderloin from Raking In The Savings
  2. Pork Tenderloin with Apples & Onions from About A Mom
  3. Raspberry Chipotle BBQ Pork Tenderloin from Emily Bites
  4. Sweet Pork Barbacoa from Bless This Mess
  5. Pork Piccata Recipe from The Suburban Mom
  6. 15-Minute Sweet & Sour Pork from Frugal Mom Eh!
  7. Grilled Stuffed Pork Chops from Hoosier Homemade
  8. Pork Chops with Balsamic Glaze from KitchMe
  9. Peach Yogurt Cury Marinated Pork Chops from Inspiring Savings
  10. The Most Amazing Tuscan Pork Chops with White Beans and Crispy Sage from Operation $40k
  11. Adobe Pulled Pork Sandwiches from My Heavenly Recipes

Fish Recipes for Meal Planning

  1. Grilled Shrimp with Easy Marinade & Sauce from You Brew My Tea
  2. Herb Marinated Salmon with Savory Rice from A Worthey Read
  3. Blackened Salmon with Pineapple Salsa from Midwest Modern Momma
  4. Sesame Teriyaki Tuna from Slap Dash Mom
  5. Shrimp Lo Mein Made in the Instant Pot from Operation $40K
  6. Linguine Rosa with Shrimp from Bless This Mess
  7. The Best Chili Shrimp Pasta Your Budget Can Enjoy – from Operation $40K
  8. Tuna Melt Stuffed Tomatoes from Thinking Outside The Sandbox
  9. Coconut Shrimp with Mango Dipping Sauce from Recipe Girl
  10. Coconut Crusted Cod with Mango Sauce from Frugal Mom Eh!
  11. Chipotle Shrimp Tacos from Greta’s Day
  12. Oven Fried Fish from KitchMe
Meal planning is easy with our amazing list of 100 Dinner Recipes! Check out recipes to fit your family needs!


  1. Quinoa Shrimp Salad Recipe from Raking In The Savings
  2. Cheeseburger Salad from Emily Bites
  3. Southwestern Taco Salad with Cilantro Dressing from 5 Minutes For Mom
  4. Kale Strawberry Salad from The Typical Mom
  5. How to Make a Chicken Caesar Salad with Homemade Caeser Dressing from Operation $40k
  6. Italian Cobb Salad from Greta’s Day
  7. Crunchy Orange Ginger Salad from Hip Mama’s Place
  8. Chinese Chicken Salad from Hoosier Homemade
  9. Warm Lentil Salad from Simply Stacie

Soups Recipes for Meal Planning

  1. Slow Cooker Hearty Guinness French Onion Soup from Operation $40K
  2. Zuppa Toscana Recipe from Moms Confession
  3. Baja Chicken Enchilada Soup from Almost Supermom
  4. Slow Cooker Sausage, Kale & Lentil Soup from 5 Minutes For Mom
  5. White Chicken Chili from Bless This Mess
  6. Crockpot Vegetable Beef Soup from The Typical Mom
  7. Stuffed Bell Pepper Soup from Easy Peasy & Fun
  8. Beef & Kale Soup Recipe from Frugality Gal
  9. Taco Soup from Hoosier Homemade
  10. Creamy Tomato Soup with Cheese Toast Croutons from Simply Stacie


  1. Baked Rigatoni with Broccoli & Mozzarella from A Worthey Read
  2. Best Lasagna Recipe from Moms Confession
  3. Everything But the Kitchen Sink Pasta from Operation $40K
  4. Classic Baked Penne Pasta with Ricotta from About A Mom
  5. Spinach Tomato Pasta Bake from 5 Minutes For Mom
  6. Baked Macaroni & Cheese with Ham from Thinking Outside The Sandbox
  7. Caprese Lasagna Rolls from Foodie Fun
  8. Lasagna Alfredo Roll Ups from Fab Fatale
  9. Gluten Free Chicken Lo Mein Stir Fry from Saved By Grace Blog
  10. Homestyle Goulash from The Life Of Jennifer Dawn
  11. Pasta Puttanesca from KitchMe
  12. Fresh Spinach Ricotta Stuffed Shells from Inspiring Savings

Casserole Recipes for Meal Planning

  1. Chili Dog Casserole from Operation $40k
  2. Ground Turkey Noodle Bake from About A Mom
  3. Broccoli Cheese Casserole from Foodie Fun
  4. Easy Chicken Tater Tots Casserole For the InstantPot from Operation $40K
  5. Easy Taco Casserole from Third Stop On The Right
  6. Chicken & Stuffing Casserole from The Nerds Wife
  7. Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole Recipe from Operation $40K
  8. Cheesy Beef & Pasta Casserole from Recipe Girl
  9. Cornbread Taco Casserole from Parenting Chaos

Slow Cooker: 

  1. Crockpot Tater Tot Cheesy Chicken Casserole from Operation $40k
  2. Crockpot Cuban Pork Roast Recipe from Operation $40k
  3. Crock Pot Ham Bone Mixed Bean Soup from Operation $40K
  4. Slow Cooker Chicken Stew from Midwest Modern Momma
  5. Slow Cooker Korean BBQ from About A Mom
  6. Crockpot Pulled BBQ Chicken from Almost Supermom
  7. Slow Cooker Pizza Casserole from The Typical Mom
  8. Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Tacos from Foodie Fun
  9. Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala from Fab Fatale
  10. Slow Cooker Bolognese Sauce from Fab Fatale
  11. Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken from Frugality Gal
  12. Slow Cooker Chicken Curry from Frugal Mom Eh!

Meal planning for your family has never been easier.  Grab your favorite dry erase calendar or meal planning notebook to create a wonderful plan your entire family will love.  From simple classic casseroles to delicious slow cooker meals that make dinner time fast and easy – this list includes everything you want for making your evening meals an easy to manage item on your to-do list!

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