30 Easy Dinner Recipes for April
April never tasted so good with help from these deliciously easy dinner recipes!
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A new month means a new opportunity for trying new dishes! These 30 easy dinner recipes are sure to delight and give you and your family a whole month of dishes that are anything but boring!
Below, we've included some of our favorite dinners featuring chicken, beef, casseroles, and veggies. From lemon-grilled asparagus and chicken teriyaki to cheesy casseroles, beef stir fry noodles and more, you'll have help making dinner all month long with these easy dinner ideas.
When making a meal, the first step is knowing what you're making. Don't let dinner creep up on you at the end of a long day! Bookmark a recipe or two from this collection and be prepared with something already on hand. You'll thank us later.
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Easy Chicken Dinners
For your dining pleasure, we've collected these tasty chicken dinners to get you through the month. Whether you're in the mood for Asian-style chicken recipes, like Chicken Teriyaki or something zesty like jerk chicken or Mexican-style taco bowls, these chicken recipes are sure to hit the spot this month!
- Slow Cooker Jerk Chicken
Is a quick recipe with fantastic authentic Jamaican flavors of peppers, onions, allspice and cloves and with no mess to clean up.
- Baked Ritz Chicken
This recipe for Ritzy Baked Chicken is one of the easiest ways to get a crispy outer layer on your chicken without frying it.
- Easy Baked Chicken Parmesan
And this baked chicken parmesan without breading, without frying, seems to check off all my boxes.
- Chicken Cannelloni
Chicken Cannelloni is tender and juicy and full of so much yummy flavor!
- Dump-and-Bake Chicken Teriyaki
With just 5 minutes of prep and only 5 ingredients, this Dump-and-Bake Chicken Teriyaki is an easy, family-friendly dinner for busy nights!
- 4-Minute Chicken Taco Rice Bowls
These 4-Ingredient, 4-Minute Chicken Taco Rice Bowls make preparing a nutritious and delicious lunch or dinner a breeze.
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Easy Dinners with Seasonal Vegetables
What's better than taking advantage of seasonal produce? Your meals will end up tasting infinitely more fresh and satisfying when you're able to incorporate the best fruits and veggies of the season into them. Let's take a look at what's in season in April. Broccoli, avocado, strawberries, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and beets should all make an appearance on your plate this month, and the recipes below include all of those! Enjoy.
- Kielbasa, Brussels Sprouts, Potato & Pear Skillet
A one pot, Cast-Iron Skillet healthy dinner recipe filled with turkey kielbasa, Brussels sprouts, potatoes and pears.
- Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup
Is a lightened up Irish dish made with Creamer potatoes! This would be a fabulous addition to your St. Patrick's Day meal!
- Healthy Beet and Feta Salad
This salad was inspired by the Blue Lemon Roasted Beet Salad. So many wonderful flavors all nestled together in one bowl.
- Pesto Pasta With Asparagus Recipe
This dish is amazing when it is cold. So I normally have it for dinner and have the leftovers for lunch the next day.
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Easy Casserole Recipes
Who doesn't love some great casserole recipe options when they're trying to think of what to put on the table for dinner? Casseroles offer a quick and easy way to serve dinner to a crowd without having to spend too much time or energy in the kitchen. The recipes below include some of the best ingredients of the season with hearty proteins and other yummy indulgences (like cheese!) that will keep you and your family satisfied all month long.
- Cheesy Potato and Corn Flake Casserole
This recipe is a little different because it incorporates corn flakes for a tasty crunch you won't forget.
- Not-Your-Mom's Cheeseburger Casserole
Ready for cheeseburgers in a new way? Think of everything you love in a cheeseburger, and now put it into a dinner casserole.
- Amish Casserole
Amish Casserole is a family favorite ground beef casserole recipe from the recipe box of Amish cooks. The noodle and beef bake is comfort food at its finest.
- Mamaw's Mexican Casserole
With ooey gooey goodness coming from the Mexican cheese and the cream of chicken soup, plus a whole lot of heartiness from the ground beef.
- Comforting Retro Tuna Noodle Casserole
If you're ever reminiscent for the days when you'd go over to Grandma's house and she'd have a hot meal ready and waiting, then get ready for this Comforting Retro Tuna Noodle Casserole.
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Easy Beef Dinners
We've saved our favorite for last: beef! These delicious beef dinner recipes will keep you smiling all month long. Not only are they super easy to make, they are some of the tastiest beef recipes around. If you've never tried your hand at making Asian-inspired beef cuisine, here's your chance. This section is admittedly a little heavy with Asian influence, but it's because there is so much flavor to be found in these dishes. Plus, it doesn't hurt that you also get a huge helping of veggies in most of these recipes, so you're dinner is promised to be a balanced one. Can't beat that!
- Stovetop Chuckwagon Macaroni
A childhood favorite is revamped for the stovetop — making it even faster, easier, and healthier than the original!
- Asian Beef Kabobs
Need a quick and easy dinner idea that the entire family will love? These tender and juicy Asian Beef Kabobs are packed with flavor and then seared on the grill for maximum smokey char.
- Texas Hash
With just 5 minutes of prep time, this skillet meal comes together in a hurry and is ready to serve in as little as 30 minutes.
- Beef Sticky Buns
It’s because it’s got healthy vegetables like spinach and mushrooms, protein like lean ground beef, and carbs from a pizza dough.
- Lightened-Up Mini Meatloaf
The cold and dark winter evenings call for cozy dinners that bring everyone together around the table.
- Spicy Mongolian Beef with Pineapple
This spicy Mongolian beef is made in the slow cooker after quickly browning the beef on the stovetop.
- Pad Thai Fry Dog
The Pad Thai Fry Dog! With tangy cabbage slaw, spicy Sriracha ketchup, creamy peanut satay sauce, & crispy French fries.
- 10-Minute Beef Teriyaki Skillet
You have less than 30 minutes to make, serve, and devour dinner with your family before heading back out for soccer practice…
- Molasses Pomegranate Braised Short Ribs
These succulent short ribs are braised in a molasses and pomegranate liquid sauce that is spiked with delicious spices.
- Sundried Tomato and Gorgonzola Burgers
Fire up the grill and get this fun burger cooking! Check out these Sundried Tomato and Gorgonzola Burgers!
- Thai Beef with Broccoli
Thai Beef with Broccoli - an easy flavorful weeknight meal with coconut milk, red curry paste, shallots, brown sugar, fish sauce, broccoli, and beef.
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