There’s nothing like a home-cooked meal, and these simple family supper ideas are sure to delight. You’ll have an infinite supply of family-style dishes to pick from night after night, whether you have all day or only minutes to prepare them. You may wonder what constitutes a family supper. That, of course, is dependent on the preferences of each family and their children. We compiled a list of our favourite dishes that are crowd-pleasers (spaghetti and meatballs! ), quick to prepare for at least four people (tacos! ), and suitable for even the pickiest diners (hot dogs, Alfredo, meatloaf and more). Look no farther if you’re looking for simple, tasty meals that will please the whole family.
First, a few pointers to help you get started. Any fresh vegetables should be washed and dried over the weekend or the night before you want to prepare it. On busy weeknights, this will save you a lot of time. Second, plan ahead of time for your meals so you may purchase for what you need and prevent wasting food. This doesn’t have to be rigorous; you may prepare a few meals and rely on leftovers on days when you don’t feel like cooking. Last but not least, clean as you go! While something roasts in the oven, wash a few pans or put away items while the pasta water boils. Hopefully, these few pointers, together with these incredibly inexpensive and simple supper dishes, will set you up for success in the kitchen with your family.
Fennel Roasted Chicken and Peppers
The addition of juicy chicken legs to this veggie-heavy dish adds just the proper amount of richness.
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This delectable classic feeds four people with delicate chicken, meaty sausage, and a sweet-sour sauce.
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Gingery Pork Meatball Subs
What’s the greatest approach to get your child interested in trying different flavours? Make a meatball out of them!
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Pasta e Fagioli
This rich soup is filled with tender noodles, beans, and robust vegetables, making it nourishing enough for the whole family.
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Seared Salmon With Charred Green Beans
This classic has only 5 ingredients yet is jam-packed with flavour.
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You can still eat lasagna if you have dairy allergies or if you have plant-based diners in your home. Yum!
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With our mildly spicy spin on this crunchy family favourite, Taco Tuesday takes on a new lightness.
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Garam Masala Roasted Chicken and Cauliflower
Garam masala offers a warming heat that isn’t too hot for children.
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Air Fryer Squash Soup
This 45-minute soup is made much easier with the use of an air fryer.
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Gluten-Free Spaghetti with Clams and Bacon Crumbs
Do you have gluten-free members in your family? Don’t let that put a damper on spaghetti night!
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Crispy Pork Noodles
This recipe is inspired by Szechuan cuisine, with ramen noodles mixed in a creamy peanut sauce and crispy pan-fried pork on top.
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Grilled Hanger Steak with Charred Broccolini
Everyone likes steak, especially when it’s served simply and can be prepared in under 30 minutes.
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Fish Tacos with Pico de Gallo
These tasty, fresh tacos are the perfect way to convert even the most averse to seafood eaters.
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An ordinary hot dog is transformed into an epic supper meal with a scoop of spicy, meaty chilli.
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Buttermilk Fried Chicken
For the most delectable summer supper, serve homemade crispy coated chicken with an easy barbeque side.
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Succulent dark-meat chicken is cooked in a rich, savoury sauce made with onions, tomatoes, chilli powder, and a hint of chocolate (yes, really!).
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This tiered pasta dish is ideal for a large group. Make a huge batch over the weekend and freeze it for a night when cooking dinner is the last thing on your mind.
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BBQ Beef Nachos
Barbecue sauce is the secret ingredient that adds a little more zing to these nachos. No one will realise how simple it was to season this party nibble that morphed into a family supper.
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Short Ribs with Creamy Polenta
The most crowd-pleasing version of steak and potatoes is this dish for tender meat and creamy grits.
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Making fajitas in the air fryer is simple: Season the veggies and meat with salt and pepper, then air-fry them and serve with toppings. It’s restaurant-style cooking in your own house!
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Instant Pot Risotto with Parmesan
Is it possible to make risotto in the Instant Pot? This 20-minute meal is ideal for a family meal.
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Cauliflower, the king of disguise, is combined into a thick and creamy spaghetti sauce. It’s also vegan!
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Hearty Bean and Beef Chili
Chilly? Chili is a good option. On the coldest of nights, this delicious one-pot meal will keep you warm.
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Chicken Roulades with Marinated Tomatoes
Your regular chicken breast becomes a dinner party-worthy entrée with the addition of spinach and parmesan.
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Lemon Orzo Salad
This picnic-worthy spaghetti is tossed in a lemony vinaigrette with freshly grated zucchini. For a quick family meal, serve it on its own or with whatever protein you like.
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Creamy Broccolini Pasta with Chile Breadcrumbs
When preparing this quick evening meal, make extra breadcrumbs since you’ll want to use them in all of your favourite meals.
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Ground beef, balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, onion, and parsley combine to make a spicy meatloaf that will become your family’s new favorite.
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Cheesy Tex-Mex Stuffed Chicken
This Mexican-inspired chicken dish is spiced up with jalapeos.
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Classic Omelet and Greens
This omelette, full of soft sautéed onions and salty Parmesan cheese, is simple yet tasty and stylish enough for supper. To round out the dinner, serve with a side of lemony greens.
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Chicken Mole Tacos
For a fresh take on taco Tuesday, brush the exterior of chicken breast with mole tastes (without all the work!).
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Everything Bagel Crusted Salmon
Check out this delicate side of salmon coated in everyone’s favourite flavour and served with a bright and fresh fennel salad if you’re searching for a show-stopping centrepiece for family dinner.
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Creamy Turkey Pasta Casserole
This crowd-pleasing pasta bake with Gruyère, mushrooms, and spinach is the greatest way to use up leftover Thanksgiving turkey, but it’s also a fantastic complement to any midweek meal. . Cooked chicken breasts can be substituted for leftover turkey if you don’t have any. .
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Roasted Cauliflower Pizza
It doesn’t get any easier than this five-ingredient classic when it comes to pizza night.
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Barbecued Chicken with Roasted Corn Pudding
For a delightful summer supper, combine a rich and sweet corn casserole with smokey (and fun to eat!) grilled chicken legs.
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Pan-Fried Chicken with Lemony Roasted Broccoli
It’s likely that you already have all of the ingredients for this quick weeknight meal.
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French Onion Soup
The taste of this classic comes from onions that have been patiently roasted until they are dark brown and caramelised. This dish may easily be doubled and frozen for a family lunch. Simply sauté the onions in two skillets and freeze the leftovers.
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With only five ingredients and 30 minutes, you can prepare a delicious supper that the whole family will enjoy.
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For a lighter and super-easy weekday meal, top a fresh chopped salmon patty with loads of vibrant vegetables — cucumber, sprouts, and lettuce — and a herb-yogurt sauce.
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Creamy Fettuccine with Leeks and Ham
This family favourite, made from leftover ham, takes only 25 minutes to prepare.
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Mediterranean Chicken Bowls
Cooking juicy tomatoes in the air fryer results in a delicious, hands-off sauce. Toss it on top of your food for extra taste!
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Spinach Artichoke Tartines
When stacked on top of bread and grilled, your favourite party appetiser becomes a quick evening supper.
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Lasagna with Meat Sauce
This hearty dish is stacked with no-boil noodles and topped with a pig meat sauce, three cheeses, spinach, and herbs.
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Orecchiette with White Beans and Spinach
With the aid of cannellini beans, this substantial and healthful vegetarian pasta dish packs a lot of protein.
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Shortcut Mac 'n' Cheese with Crispy Bacon and Sweet Potatoes
This simple dinner is kid-friendly because to the bacon and spaghetti, and it’s also parent-approved thanks to the sweet potato.
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Pork and Veggie Stir Fry
By preparing your vegetables ahead of time, you can just toss everything in the pan when you’re ready to cook, making family supper a breeze!
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Instant Pot Pho with Chicken
Using your Instant Pot and a variety of aromatics, you can maximise taste in a short amount of time.
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Cheeseburgers and grilled cheese, take a backseat. The patty melt is an incredible mix of these two classic diner dishes.
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Spinach and Artichoke Mac & Cheese
For a supper that will appeal to all ages, include vegetables into pasta and cheese.
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Smoky Maple Turkey Chili
This basic chilli is made even better with a DIY chilli bar that includes tortilla bowls, sliced jalapeos, shredded cheese, and sour cream.
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Steak with Grilled Green Beans, Fennel & Farro
For the perfect family supper, fire up the grill and sear green beans and steak.
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Grilled Chicken Wings
Even during family dinner, everyone’s favourite party snack might take centre stage. These wings, with their smokey char and bourbon-apricot barbecue sauce, will steal the show on your dinner table tonight.
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Gingery Pork Meatballs
Before they’re fried till gloriously golden brown in the air fryer, luscious pork meatballs are seasoned with lime zest, fish sauce, plenty of fresh ginger, and a pinch of jalapeo.
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This vibrant 30-minute pasta recipe will persuade even the pickiest eaters to eat their vegetables.
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Skillet Turkey Pot Pie
A staple at any huge family gathering is chicken pot pie (sorry, turkey pot pie). To make this dinner even more filling, serve with a side of greens.
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For many families, pasta night is essential, therefore we insist on include this tasty and light bolognese, made with ground chicken and fresh herbs, on the menu tonight.
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Instant Pot Chicken Soup
Looking for a quick meal in 30 minutes? Grab your Instant Pot and make a soup that will rival Grandma’s.
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Mushroom and Brussels Sprouts Pizza
Before topping this restaurant-worthy pie, the mushrooms and Brussels sprouts are tossed in balsamic vinegar. Fontina cheese, which is rich and creamy, adds even more taste.
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Mini Meatballs with Garlicky Tomatoes
This quick dinner is cooked using items you probably already have in your cupboard. To make a fun and new variation on spaghetti and meatballs, add noodles.
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Sesame Chicken Stir-Fry
Take our word for it: you’ll want to smother everything in this Sriracha honey sauce.
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Chicago-Style Chicken Dogs
This barbeque staple is made much better with sweet and spicy pickles and peppers.
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Breakfast for dinner is usually a wonderful idea, especially when you add these sheet-pan tacos to the menu, which are drizzled with a vivid tomatillo salsa.
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Winter Squash and Spinach Lasagna
No matter how you slice it, lasagna is a family favourite, and this cold-weather version is no exception.
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Creamy Corn Pasta with Bacon and Scallions
To fulfil your summer comfort food desires, brighten up weekday spaghetti with corn, basil, and scallions.
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Ricotta Gnocchi with Toasted Garlic & Walnuts
Make fluffy spinach-ricotta gnocchi instead of your usual weeknight spaghetti. It’s not as difficult as you would imagine!
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Shrimp Boil with Sausage and Spinach
Try this one-pot Southern classic for a simple evening supper.
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Lemon-Dill Chicken Meatball Soup
Bulgar wheat and herby chicken meatballs transform a comforting chicken noodle soup.
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Herbed Ricotta and Fresh Tomato Tart
This fresh and beautiful supper is a wonderful crowdpleaser, with all of the tastes of pizza.
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Sausage and White Bean Bake
Put everything in a pan, arrange the table, and eat – it’s that simple!
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Winter Veggie Tarts
Instead of caramelised fruits, there are sprouts, Swiss chard, onions, and carrots layered on that buttery crust.
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White Bean Cassoulet with Pork and Lentils
If you prefer to cook first thing in the morning, do it before going to work. So you’ll have less to do when it’s time to eat, toss the pork and seasonings into the slow cooker.
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Mozzarella-Stuffed Turkey Meatballs
After one mouthful of these melty meatballs, your guests will never want to leave. Is it possible to blame them?
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Mushroom Chicken Skillet with Herbed Cream Sauce
Chicken dinners are usually fail-safe, but that doesn’t mean they have to be dull; this creamy mushroom dish is anything but.
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Cuban-Style Pulled Pork with Olives
Tonight: Make some insanely wonderful pulled pork to share with guests. You’ll have enough leftovers to make empanadas for yourself the next day. Win-win.
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Bánh Mì Sandwiches
Put out a bunch of these mildly spicy Vietnamese-inspired sandwiches when in doubt. It’s impossible to make a mistake.
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