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Quick Family Dinner Ideas for End of School Year

I’ve gotten to the point of the school year that I just can’t even. You know that last month and a half where you’re officially done. Done with the chauffeuring to and from sports practices, done with the homework, done with the school projects that are really meant for the parents. Just done. Done. Done. Done.

It’s not just sports and regular school stuff at this time of year either. It’s end of year field trips, sports tournaments and school productions added into the mix which means that I don’t have a ton of time (or patience!) to make a big old dinner for the family every night. I just can’t and I know you can’t either.

That’s why I’ve put together this handy list of great QUICK family dinner ideas to get us all through this last weeks until summer. (Then we can bitch about the kids being home for summer, amIright?!?)

taco pop tarts

Photo by Babble


Babble just combined two of my kids’ favorite foods together – Pop Tarts + Tacos. What’s not to love with a Taco Pop Tart Dinner?

taco cups

Photo by Kevin & Amanda


Have a family member who isn’t a fan of so much crust like in the Taco Pop Tarts? Try these Taco Cups by Kevin & Amanda. Less than 30 minutes and you are all eating!!

turkey quesadillas


These Healthy Turkey Quesadillas from Skinny Not Skinny are one of my go-to weekly meals. The family loves them and they are so easy to make!

mandarin chicken salad

Photo by Skinny Not Skinny


Even if you have kids who aren’t salad fans, you MUST try this Mandarin Chicken Salad by Skinny Not Skinny at least once! It has crunchy ramen noodles in it that my kids LOVE!

meatball sliders

Photo by Homemade Interest


Sliders are some of the quickest and easiest dinner ideas that you can make. There are a ton of different slider recipes you can make but these Meatball Sliders by Homemade Interest are one of our favorites.

mac and cheese tortellini


This Mac & Cheese Tortellini Casserole takes a few extra minutes but is totally worth it! Plus, you’ll probably have leftovers for the next night. 🙂

philly cheesesteak sloppy joes


Put a spin on the boring, old sloppy joes and make it Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes! So easy and so good!

chicken broccoli and rice

Photo by The Girl Who Ate Everything

One-Pan Cheesy Chicken, Broccoli and Rice

I love one pan dishes and this Cheesy Chicken, Broccoli and Rice dish by The Girl Who Ate Everything hits the spot with the family and I feel good that I got them to eat broccoli!

thai pizza

Even though NO ONE is judging you for feeding them pizza at this time of year, make this Thai Chicken Flatbread Pizza by Carlsbad Cravings and you’ll feel fancy and good about your decision.

sausage pasta


One pan + 20 minutes and you are done with the One Pan Cheesy Sausage Pasta by Dinners, Dishes and Desserts.

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