Try 33 of the best Monday night dinner ideas. From pizza and pasta to tacos and more, these meals are easy and delicious.
What’s for dinner on a Monday?
In our house, Monday is always a bit hectic. The weekends are packed with activities and Monday is the day to catch up. However, with work and more, that can be a bit difficult.
Dinner often gets tossed to the back burner and we are tempted to get takeout. I knew we needed a solution so I rounded up some of the easiest recipes that our family loves.
Any of these can be made in minutes with very little prep work. I can get these on the table in less time than take out. Plus, we are eating really delicious meals.
You might be surprised just how quick Chicken Piccata, Stuffed Bell Peppers and Salsa Verde Chicken Casserole can be. Another favorite is Pizza Casserole. My kids love this.
Get started with these easy recipes and change the way Monday looks at your house.
Monday night dinner ideas
If you are looking for a quick weeknight meal, we have a big list of ideas. Many of these dinner recipes take just 20 minutes or 30 minutes to make. Anyone can easily make these for Monday dinners.
There is something for everyone from comfort food to healthy dinner options. Feel free to choose the options that work best for your family.
Skip the store bought dinner kits and make these homemade recipes for a fabulous Monday dinner. In fact, these are so delicious that you might want them other days too.
1. Simple Oven Baked Pork Chops Recipe
Jazz up plain pork chops with a few easy seasonings that taste amazing. This baked recipe is effortless and packed with flavor.
2. Crockpot Chicken Quesadillas Recipe
Come home to dinner ready to enjoy thanks to this simple slow cooker recipe. These easy Chicken Quesadillas make Mexican Monday a breeze.
3. Homemade Hamburger Helper
You can skip the store bought kits and easily make Hamburger Helper from scratch. It is the best comfort food and super easy to make.
4. Crock Pot Stuffed Peppers
Learn how to make stuffed peppers in the crock pot for a super easy dinner idea. Everything you love about this classic recipe is made even easier thanks to the slow cooker.
5. Easy Cheesy Pasta and Sausage Skillet Dinner
Monday night is the perfect time to make this quick skillet dinner. The sausage, pasta and veggies make for a filling meal.
6. Sloppy Joes Recipe
With only 3 ingredients, Sloppy Joes makes a delicious dinner. This is always a crowd favorite.
7. Cracker Barrel Meatloaf
You can easily enjoy this copycat Cracker Barrel recipe for an easy dinner. The ground beef is so moist and flavorful.
8. Crock Pot Spinach Tortellini Soup
This rich and creamy soup is easy to make with only a few ingredients. Everything you need for a great meal is packed into this recipe.
9. BBQ Pulled Pork Recipe
Let the slow cooker do all of the work to make the best pulled pork. Serve with extra BBQ sauce and you are set.
10. BBQ Chicken Quesadillas
This is a great meal to use leftover chicken and turn into tasty BBQ Quesadillas. You can add your favorite toppings for a yummy meal.
11. Double Crust Chicken Pot Pie
Each bite of this classic recipe for Chicken Pot Pie is so filling and delicious. The chicken tender and veggies combine for the perfect pot pie topped with flaky crust.
12. Easy Pizza Casserole Recipe
This easy recipe is effortless to adapt with your favorite pizza toppings. It is the perfect Monday night meal idea.
13. Crockpot White Chicken Chili Recipe
Not only is this White Chicken Chili packed with flavor but it is frugal too. Your family can enjoy a great meal for about $5.
14. Creamy Chicken Alfredo Recipe
Creamy alfredo sauce and tender chicken make the best meal in minutes. It is so amazing and easy to prepare.
15. Salsa Verde Baked Chicken Recipe
Anyone can easily enjoy great Mexican food without spending a ton of time. This Salsa Verde Chicken recipe is a great example of an easy but tasty meal.
16. Hamburger Casserole
Make this casserole for a one pan dinner idea. Everything you need for the perfect dinner is packed into this casserole. The tender potatoes and hearty beef come together for a meal the entire family will like.
17. Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole
Enjoy all the flavors of a bacon cheeseburger in this easy to make casserole. It is super easy and loaded with flavor.
18. Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta
Pasta lovers will enjoy this Cajun style pasta recipe. The creamy sauce has the perfect amount of heat with the chicken.
19. Pepperoni Pasta
Get dinner on the table in about 20 minutes when you make this simple recipe. It has easy ingredients but turns out so amazing.
20. Chicken Fried Rice Recipe
Turn leftover rice into a complete meal with this Chicken Fried Rice recipe. It takes just 15 minutes and everyone will love it.
21. Homemade Flatbread Pizza
Make pizza at home in minutes with this flatbread recipe. Everyone can choose their favorite toppings and eat in just 15 minutes.
22. Dorito Taco Salad
We love to use leftover ground beef to make this Dorito Taco Salad. You can also stretch your meat by adding beans and lots of veggies.
23. Easy Carne Asasa Street Tacos Recipe
Serve these simple but tasty street tacos for your family. The recipe is very easy but the flavor is outstanding.
24. Air Fryer Hamburgers
Try making hamburgers in the air fryer in just minutes. They are super tender and moist while being full of flavor.
25. Oven Nachos
Sheet pan nachos are really easy to make and always a popular dinner for Monday night. This is a great way to use leftover ground beef, chicken and more.
26. Air Fryer Salmon Recipe
Salmon is a healthy and quick meal idea. You just need 7 ingredients for this easy recipe.
27. Lemon Garlic Shrimp Scampi Recipe
In literally 10 minutes, this shrimp scamp recipe comes together fast. Everyone will be so impressed with this meal packed with lemon garlic shrimp and pasta.
28. Easy Baked Tilapia Recipe
Enjoy a healthy meal of Tilapia in minutes. It is a mild tasting fish and so yummy with the lemon.
29. BBQ Bacon Chicken Dinner
Each piece of chicken is loaded with the best toppings. From the cheese and BBQ sauce and more, this meal is a crowd pleaser.
30. Easy Beef Enchilada Tator Tot Casserole
The tender beef in this Mexican casserole is even better topped with tator tots. Everything comes together for a great meal.
31. Lasagna Casserole
You can enjoy all the flavors of lasagna with this easy casserole recipe. It is freezer friendly and perfect for a busy Monday night dinner.
32. Black Pepper Chicken Recipe
Don’t even think about takeout and make this 15 minute Black Pepper Chicken stir fry instead. The chicken is so tender and filling with the veggies.
33. Ground Beef Tacos
Taco night is effortless with this 3 ingredient recipe everyone will love. My kids love this for dinner and the toppings are easy too.
These are the best Monday night dinner ideas.
Get started this week enjoying easy but delicious meals even on busy weeknights. These are perfect for a hectic Monday. Everyone will enjoy coming home to a great meal after a busy day.
You can spend more time sitting around the dinner table and less time in the kitchen. These recipes are so easy that you won’t even be tempted to get takeout.