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33 Easy Monday Dinner Ideas

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These easy Monday night dinner ideas will help you get dinner on the table and your feet up on the sofa after a long day.

Delicious recipes include; cooking with fewer ingredients, Slow Cooker recipes and even the Instant Pot and Air Fryer for simple and easy to prepare dinner ideas.

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Baked Chicken Quesadillas on a white dish with guacamole
Baked Chicken and Cheese Quesadillas
  1. Baked Chicken and Cheese Quesadillas Recipe

An easy recipe for crispy baked Chicken and Cheese Quesadillas with a creamy cheesy filling. Ready to eat in about 30 minutes.

Shrimp Tacos
Shrimp Tacos

2. Easy Shrimp Tacos Recipe

Taco Tuesday never tasted so good. Have these Shrimp Tacos on the table in about 25 minutes. A nice change on Taco Tuesday.

Loaded Nachos on a sheet pan

3. Sheet Pan Nachos Easy Recipe

An easy recipe using fresh ingredients made from scratch. There are multiple steps but they are all easy. A great way to use a pound of ground beef.

Pork Chop Casserole
Pork Chop Casserole

4. Pork Chop Casserole

This Pork Chop Casserole with potatoes and a creamy sauce is the perfect meal for Monday dinners. . Quick and easy to get into the oven. A filling comfort food dish.

Homemade Pepperoni pizza sliced on a cutting board
Crockpot Deep Dish Pizza

5. Crockpot Deep Dish Pizza Recipe

A four ingredient meal ready to eat in about 90 minutes in the Slow Cooker.

lasagna on a plate in front of a casserole dish with lasagna

6. Easy Classic Lasagna Recipe

A jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce makes this easy lasagna recipe quick and easy. Bakes in about 30 minutes. This is a great meal that takes little time to get into the oven.

Shrimp Penne Pasta with broccoli

7. Lemon Shrimp Penne Pasta Dinner with Broccoli

Lemony roasted shrimp and fresh vegetables ready to eat in under 30 minutes.

Lemon Shrimp and Fried Rice on a white dinner plate

8. Garlic Butter Lemon Shrimp and Rice Recipe

An easy one pan seafood dinner with lemon, garlic and herb flavored shrimp and rice. Ready to eat in under one hour.

Shrimp Fried Rice
Shrimp Fried Rice

9. Shrimp Fried Rice easy recipe

Ready to eat in under one hour. Shrimp Fried Rice can be cooked in a large skillet, an electric skillet or on the Blackstone.

Baked potato with mushrooms and onions
Baked Stuffed Potato with Mushrooms and Onions

10. Baked Stuffed Potatoes with Mushrooms & Onions

Get the recipe for these baked stuffed potatoes with mushrooms and onions and see my list of ingredients to fill a baked potato for a meatless meal. A good meatless Monday dinner option.

Pierogi's and meatballs on a red dish with alfredo sauce
Pierogi and Meatballs Alfredo

11. Crockpot Pierogi & Meatballs Alfredo Easy Recipe

A simple Slow Cooker recipe for a weeknight dinner filled with flavor and only four ingredients. This one is the perfect recipe for the entire family to enjoy comfort food without a lot of work on the cook.

chicken fajita wraps
Chicken Fajita Lettuce Wraps

12. Homemade Chicken Fajita Wraps with Cilantro-Lime Sauce

Pick up a rotisserie chicken from the Deli and save yourself some time. This hearty and delicious meal can be served on Romaine lettuce leaves for a lower carb version or on tortilla shells the traditional way.

Easy Veggie Shephard's Pie recipe.
Veggie Shephard’s Pie

13. Easy Veggie Shepard’s Pie

Fresh potatoes paired with canned vegetable soup and seasonings make a delicious and easy comfort food weeknight meal. One of my favorite ways to use instant mashed potatoes for a hearty dinner.

Easy Beef & Bean Burritos made from scratch recipe.
Beef and Bean Burritos

14. Easy Beef & Bean Burritos

Use canned beans instead of cooking dried beans to make quick and easy Beef and Bean Burritos for a quick Monday night dinner idea.

Chicken slider sandwiches with pickles on a plaid plate
Ranch Chicken Sliders

15. Crockpot Ranch Chicken Sliders

The chicken for these sliders slow cooks with only two ingredients. Dinner is easy, just shred the tender, tasty meat and make your sliders.

Grilled Pork Chops rubbed with fresh herbs.
Grilled Herb Rubbed Pork Chops

16. Grilled Herb-Rubbed Pork Chops

Grilled Bone-In Pork Chops smothered with fresh herbs and ready to eat in minutes!

Cheerios Crusted Baked Chicken Thighs
Cheerios Crusted Baked Chicken Thighs

17. Cheerios Crusted Baked Chicken Thighs

This entrée is ready to eat in about 30 minutes. Cook your favorite side dishes and sit down to a hearty meal in under an hour.

Maple Beans and Franks Slow Cooker Recipe
Crockpot Maple Beans and Franks

18. Crockpot Beans and Franks Recipe

A simple and fun weeknight dinner idea the kids will love. Lots of flavor and quite filling to eat.

beef tips and gravy on rice
Beef Tips and Gravy on Rice

19. Easy Crockpot Beef Tips & Gravy With Two Ingredients

A simple two ingredient recipe that slow cooks in a couple of hours. Just add rice and enjoy a heart meal. A popular recipe, read the comments for optional ingredients from readers.

Italian Sausage and Tortellini Skillet dinner
Italian sausage and Tortellini Skillet

20. Italian Sausage & Tortellini Skillet Meal

Only four ingredients in this quick skillet Sausage Tortellini Alfredo meal for a hearty and tasty weeknight dinner. Tortellini is always on sale at the grocery store making this a budget friendly meal too.

baked tilapia
Lemon Pepper Baked Tilapia

21. Baked Lemon Pepper Tilapia (Low Carb)

Baked Tilapia is ready to eat in about 20 minutes. It would be ready quicker if you didn’t have to wait on the oven to heat up. Serve steam-in-bag veggies to go with it. Easy clean up too.

Tuna Pasta Salad
Tuna Pasta Salad

22. Tuna Pasta Salad Easy Recipe

Make this pasta salad in the morning and stick in the refrigerator for dinner tonight. The flavors will marinate and your light dinner will be delicious.

a blue bowl filled homemade chicken noodle soup with carrots and celery next to it
Homemade Chicken Noodle soup

23. Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup Easy Recipe

This recipe is so simple, the kids can make it while you watch. Serve saltine crackers on the side.

Parmesan crusted Salmon
Parmesan Crusted Salmon

24. Iron Skillet Parmesan Italian Crusted Salmon

No need to turn the oven on, this Parmesan crusted salmon is a stovetop recipe made in the iron skillet.

Baked Sweet Potato Toppings Bar labeled
Baked Sweet Potato Bar

25. Baked Sweet Potato Toppings Bar

While the sweet potatoes are in the oven baking, you set up your favorite toppings buffet. Let everyone serve themselves this fun meal.

Cabbage steaks
Cabbage Steaks

26. Stovetop Grilled Cabbage Steaks with Bacon

Grill thick cut cabbage steaks on the stovetop griddle or on the Blackstone. Skip the bacon and add this healthy meal to your meatless Monday recipes. Make Jiffy corn muffins for your side dish.

baked chicken leg quarter on a white plate with mashed potatoes and green beans
Baked Chicken Leg Quarters

27. Baked Chicken Leg Quarters Easy Recipe

Baked leg quarters go in the oven to cook so you can do other things while dinner is cooking. Make your favorite sides and enjoy a hearty meal on Monday to start the week.

cabbage and ham soup
Cabbage and Ham Soup

28. Southern Style Cabbage Soup

Cabbage, ham and chicken broth come together to create a healthy and delicious easy meal. This one pot meal is a family favorite any time of the year.

Homemade Vegetable Soup
Homemade Vegetable Soup

29. Easy Homemade Vegetable Soup Recipe

The easiest vegetable soup recipe you will ever make from scratch. Instructions include stovetop and Crockpot.

rotisserie chicken and brie sandwich
Rotisserie Chicken Sandwich

30. Easy Rotisserie Chicken & Brie Sandwich

Make restaurant=style sandwiches for dinner on Monday night with a Deli Rotisserie Chicken. Quick and easy Monday night dinner idea. Serve chips on the side and enjoy dinner and conversation with the family.

Glazed Baked Spam served on a bed of rice
Glazed Baked Spam

31. Glazed Baked Spam Recipe

Make a delicious and easy Monday night dinner with canned spam and a couple of simple sauce ingredients. Bake for about 20 minutes while the rice is cooking.

pulled pork sandwich
Pulled Pork Sandwich

32. Easy Crock Pot Pork Butt Pulled Pork

All you need is a pork butt and a couple cans of soda to slow cook tender and delicious pulled pork. Smother it in your favorite BBQ sauce and dinner is ready. Just add burger buns.

Chicken Tenders coated and in an Air Fryer basket ready to cook
Air Fryer chi

33. Air Fryer Cheesy Chicken Tenders Recipe

A great Air Fryer recipe for Cheesy Chicken Tenderloins you can make for dinner or lunch.

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Monday nights will be much easier with any of these easy recipes the whole family will enjoy.

The start of the week should begin with easy dinner ideas to set a good pace for the rest of the week.

One of my favorite kitchen tools on Monday is the Crockpot. It saves me lots of time in the kitchen. This collection of Monday dinner ideas includes Crockpot, Air Fryer and even Instant Pot recipes along with stovetop, grill, Blackstone and oven recipes.

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