Family Friendly Dinners · Seasonal Cravings

If you’re on the perpetual hunt for dinners that please everyone at the table without causing a culinary meltdown, you’re in the right place. Welcome to our guide on family-friendly dinners, where we’ve rounded up a collection of recipes guaranteed to bring smiles to even the pickiest eaters. From classic comfort foods like spaghetti and meatballs to creative twists on tacos and stir-fries, we’ve got dishes that’ll satisfy the whole crew. No need to stress about complicated ingredients or hours spent in the kitchen – these recipes are all about simplicity and flavor, designed to make your family dinners a breeze. So, put on your apron, gather around the table, and get ready to enjoy some quality time with your loved ones over delicious, stress-free meals!

The Secret To Tender London Broil

London broil on a white tray.
The Secret To Tender London Broil. Photo credit: Seasonal Cravings.

This trick to tenderize your London broil makes it tender every time! This grilled London Broil is so easy this it will become a weeknight staple. {keto, gluten free}
Get the Recipe: The Secret To Tender London Broil

Instant Pot Chicken Soup

Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup.
Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup. Photo credit: Seasonal Cravings.

Your family will love this Easy Instant Pot Chicken Soup. It’s ready in 30 minutes and made with pantry staples so it can be thrown together any night of the week.
Get the Recipe: Instant Pot Chicken Soup

Caprese Chicken {Five Ingredient!}

Chicken breasts with tomato and glaze in a pan.
Caprese Chicken {Five Ingredient!}. Photo credit: Seasonal Cravings.

This Easy 5-ingredient Caprese Chicken is everything you want in a one-pan meal. It’s wholesome, healthy, delicious, hearty, total comfort food, and a family favorite. The best part is this gluten-free dinner recipe has only 5 ingredients and is made in one pan.
Get the Recipe: Caprese Chicken {Five Ingredient!}

Thai Basil Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Thai chicken lettuce wraps on a plate with lime wedges.
Thai Basil Chicken Lettuce Wraps. Photo Credit: Seasonal Cravings.

These Thai Basil Chicken Lettuce Wraps are loaded with Thai spices and flavors. Top them will all the goodies and you’ve got yourself a healthy dinner the family will love in under 30 minutes. (gluten free)
Get the Recipe: Thai Basil Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Two Ingredient Slow Cooker Beef Brisket

Shared comfort food recipes for pulled pork tacos with radishes and limes.
Two Ingredient Slow Cooker Beef Brisket. Photo Credit: Seasonal Cravings.

This gluten free Two Ingredient Slow Cooker Beef Brisket will be a dinner home run. It’s tender and juicy and oh so easy!
Get the Recipe: Two Ingredient Slow Cooker Beef Brisket

Easy Balsamic Chicken

Balsamic chicken with cherry tomatoes.
Easy Balsamic Chicken. Photo credit: Seasonal Cravings.

This balsamic chicken is a one-pan dinner that can be made in just 20 minutes. Tomatoes and balsamic vinegar add a savory touch to this gluten-free meal.
Get the Recipe: Easy Balsamic Chicken

Sheet Pan Brown Sugar Pork Chops

Pork chops and potatoes on a baking sheet.
Sheet Pan Brown Sugar Pork Chops. Photo credit: Seasonal Cravings.

These Sheet Pan Brown Sugar Pork Chops will become a weeknight fall favorite for parents and kids alike. {gluten-free, dairy free}
Get the Recipe: Sheet Pan Brown Sugar Pork Chops

American Chop Suey

Macaroni and cheese in a casserole dish with a wooden spoon.
American Chop Suey. Photo credit: Gypsyplate.

American Chop Suey is a classic recipe, where ground beef and pasta cook in a well seasoned tomato based sauce.
Get the Recipe: American Chop Suey

Ground Beef Stroganoff

Beef stroganoff in a bowl with noodles.
Ground Beef Stroganoff. Photo credit: Gypsyplate.

Ground Beef Stroganoff is an easier twist on the classic, where hamburger meat cooks in a creamy mushroom gravy.
Get the Recipe: Ground Beef Stroganoff

TikTok Spaghetti

A dish of spaghetti with meat sauce and parmesan cheese.
TikTok Spaghetti. Photo credit: Gypsyplate.

TikTok Spaghetti is a viral hit recipe where creamy, cheesy alfredo pasta meets tomato meat sauce in a casserole that’s hard to resist!
Get the Recipe: TikTok Spaghetti

Chicken And Chorizo Pasta Bake

A dish of pasta with tomatoes and bread on a table.
Chicken And Chorizo Pasta Bake. Photo credit: Donna Dundas.

The perfect mid-week family dinner, this Cheesy Chicken and Chorizo Pasta Bake has it all. Easy, filling, and packed with gorgeous flavours.
Get the Recipe: Chicken And Chorizo Pasta Bake

Air Fryer Katsu Curry

A plate with chicken, rice and broccoli.
Air Fryer Katsu Curry. Photo credit: Donna Dundas.

Air Fryer Katsu Curry is a meal packed with flavour and texture. A delicious and easy midweek dinner that’s always a hit on a school night.
Get the Recipe: Air Fryer Katsu Curry

One Pot Pasta With Ricotta And Lemon

Penne pasta with lemon and peas on a white plate.
One Pot Pasta With Ricotta And Lemon. Photo credit: Hello Frozen Bananas.

One Pot Pasta with Ricotta and Lemon is an easy and tasty weeknight dish! Serve it as the main course or alongside chicken or shrimp.
Get the Recipe: One Pot Pasta With Ricotta And Lemon

Ground Turkey Potato Skillet

A bowl with broccoli and meat in it.
Ground Turkey Potato Skillet. Photo credit: Midlife Healthy Living.

This easy and delicious ground turkey potato skillet is a great weeknight meal that you can make in one pan! Simple, wholesome, and delicious. Be sure you see all of the other great ground turkey recipes for more meal ideas.
Get the Recipe: Ground Turkey Potato Skillet

Taco Spaghetti

Spaghetti and meatballs in a white dish with a spoon.
Taco Spaghetti. Photo credit: The Forked Spoon.

This irresistible Taco Spaghetti Recipe fuses the classic flavors of tacos with the convenience and texture of Italian spaghetti noodles for an easy and delicious weeknight dinner. Ready in just 30 minutes!
Get the Recipe: Taco Spaghetti

The Best Smash Turkey Burgers

A person holding a hamburger with cheese and pickles on a plate.
The Best Smash Turkey Burgers. Photo credit: One Wholesome Life.

These delicious turkey Smash Burgers are juicy and skillet-pressed with a golden crust, melty cheese, and topped with flavorful Smash Sauce.
Get the Recipe: The Best Smash Turkey Burgers

Tahini Pasta

A bowl of pasta with parsley and parmesan cheese.
Tahini Pasta. Photo credit: A Sweet Alternative.

This vegan tahini pasta is creamy and comforting. It’s full of bright, zingy flavor from plenty of fresh lemon zest and juice.
Get the Recipe: Tahini Pasta


A casserole dish with meat, tomatoes, onions and green peppers.
Tachos. Photo credit: She Wants To Be Good.

These Tachos are a delicious main dish, a snack, or an appetizer! They are basically tater tots used to make your favorite version of nachos.
Get the Recipe: Tachos

Easy Korean Ground Beef And Broccoli

A bowl of rice with beef and broccoli.
Easy Korean Ground Beef And Broccoli. Photo credit: Miss In The Kitchen.

Easy Korean Ground Beef and Broccoli is a delicious meal that comes together in about 30 minutes! Great flavors that the whole family can agree on.
Get the Recipe: Easy Korean Ground Beef And Broccoli

Brisket Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Three stuffed peppers on a baking sheet.
Brisket Stuffed Poblano Peppers. Photo credit: Out Grilling.

Brisket Stuffed Poblano Peppers are stuffed with smoked brisket, cheese and tomatoes grilled until the flavors combine into a hearty meal.
Get the Recipe: Brisket Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Easy & Protein-Packed Lentil Stew

Two bowls of lentil soup on a wooden table.
Easy & Protein-Packed Lentil Stew. Photo credit: Let’s Go Tomato.

This healthy lentil stew combines a few cheap ingredients into a delicious, warming meal. It’s super easy to prepare and tastes fantastic!
Get the Recipe: Easy & Protein-Packed Lentil Stew

Easy Layered Enchilada Casserole

A slice of cheesy mexican casserole being taken out of a dish.
Easy Layered Enchilada Casserole. Photo credit: What A Girl Eats.

This easy, family-friendly, layered enchilada casserole will become one of your go-to meals on a busy weeknight.
Get the Recipe: Easy Layered Enchilada Casserole

Mini Chicken Pot Pies

A plate with three chicken biscuits topped with cheese and peas.
Mini Chicken Pot Pies. Photo credit: Semi Homemade Kitchen.

Discover comfort in every bite with our Mini Chicken Pot Pies recipe. Savory, flaky, and oh-so-easy to make! A family favorite for busy nights
Get the Recipe: Mini Chicken Pot Pies

Easy Chicken Cobbler

Chicken casserole on a white plate with a fork.
Easy Chicken Cobbler. Photo credit: The Cookin’ Chicks.

Discover the ultimate comfort food with our quick and simple chicken cobbler recipe, perfect for weeknight dinners or cozy gatherings.
Get the Recipe: Easy Chicken Cobbler

Quinoa Ground Turkey Skillet

A bowl filled with chicken, avocado and tomatoes.
Quinoa Ground Turkey Skillet. Photo credit: Piper Cooks.

Quinoa Ground Turkey Skillet – One-pan weeknight dinner with ground turkey, quinoa, vegetables, and black beans | Level: Easy
Get the Recipe: Quinoa Ground Turkey Skillet

Hi, I’m Karen Kelly a certified health coach, freelance food and travel writer, and blogger. At Seasonal Cravings, you will find delicious recipes and fun travel ideas.

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