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Try 33 of the best Monday night dinner ideas. From pizza and pasta to tacos and more, these meals are easy and delicious.

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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.

Simple Oven Baked Pork Chops Recipe
Try this simple baked pork chops recipe. This oven baked pork chops recipe is full of flavor. It is the best way to bake pork chops!
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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.

Crockpot Chicken Quesadillas Recipe
This crockpot chicken quesadilla recipe is so easy and packed with tons of flavor. Slow cooker chicken quesadilla recipe will be a new favorite. It’s perfect for busy nights. Learn how to make chicken quesadillas.
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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.

Homemade hamburger helper
Homemade hamburger helper is so easy to fix and better than anything you can buy in the store. Skip those box mixes and make this hamburger helper recipe.
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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.

Crock Pot Stuffed Peppers
Need an easy crock pot recipe? Try this delicious Crock pot Stuffed Peppers recipe that is better than the traditional stuffed peppers recipe.
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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.

Easy Cheesy Pasta and Sausage Skillet Dinner
Looking for one pot meals? Try this Cheesy Pasta and Sausage Skillet Dinner recipe. It is so easy and delicious. Perfect for a busy night.
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6. Sloppy Joes Recipe

With only 3 ingredients, Sloppy Joes makes a delicious dinner. This is always a crowd favorite.

Sloppy Joes Recipe
This Sloppy Joes is so easy to make and taste way better than sloppy joes in a can. How to make sloppy joes with ketchup and just two more ingredients.
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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.

Cracker Barrel Meatloaf
This copycat Cracker Barrel Meatloaf Recipe is easy to make at home. This meatloaf tastes even better than the one from the Country Store!
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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.

Crock Pot Spinach Tortellini Soup
Crock Pot Spinach Tortellini Soup Recipe is the perfect recipe to make for Meatless Monday or any day of the week! This soup is creamy and delicious!
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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.

Crock pot Pulled Pork Recipe
Crock pot bbq pulled pork is tender, flavorful and so easy. This recipe makes a lot and you can enjoy on sandwiches, over potatoes and more.
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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.

BBQ Chicken Quesadillas
Today I wanted to show you how we make this fun BBQ chicken quesadilla recipe using leftovers. It is so delicious and super easy.
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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.

Double Crust Chicken Pot Pie
Make this easy and delicious Double Crust Chicken Pot Pie. It is simply amazing and the entire family will love this Double Crust Chicken Pot Pie.
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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.

Easy Pizza Casserole Recipe
This easy pizza casserole recipe is a family pleaser! An Easy casserole recipe. Plus this pizza pasta casserole is an easy freezer meal. Try it today!
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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.

Crockpot White Chicken Chili Recipe
Crockpot White Chicken Chili is a family favorite around here and so easy to prepare. You can make this meal for under $5 making this a frugal meal idea.
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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.

Creamy Chicken Alfredo Recipe
Give this Creamy Chicken Alfredo Skillet Dinner a try for a quick and delicious meal. Chicken Alfredo Pasta is creamy and packed with flavor.
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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.

Salsa verde chicken is so easy to make. You only need 2 to 3 ingredients and the flavor is amazing. The sauce is delicious on everything.
Salsa Verde Baked Chicken Recipe
Easy chicken dinner! Salsa Verde baked chicken recipe. This salsa verde chicken is easy and delicious. We love the verde sauce over everything!
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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.

How to make Hamburger Casserole
Looking for easy casserole recipes? Make the best hamburger casserole recipe you will ever need.
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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.

Bacon cheeseburger casserole recipe
Bacon cheeseburger casserole recipe has everything you love about cheeseburgers in a tasty and easy casserole dish. This is a must try recipe!
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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.

Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta Recipe
Try this easy Cajun Pasta for dinner this week. Your family will love this Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta Recipe. It’s very simple but incredibly tasty!
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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.

Pepperoni Pasta
This Pepperoni pasta dinner is frugal and fast to make. Your kids will beg for more with the pepperonis inside!
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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.

Chicken Fried Rice Recipe
No need to get take out when you can make this easy chicken fried rice recipe at home. In 15 minutes, your family can enjoy authentic chicken fried rice.
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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.

Easy Homemade Flatbread Pizza
Try this easy homemade flatbread pizza recipe that your family will love. Flat bread pizza is ready in 15 minutes making it a fun family dinner.
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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.

Dorito Taco Salad
Doritos Taco Salad is a family favorite recipe. It is loaded with ground beef, taco seasoning, Doritos and tossed with Catalina Dressing.
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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.

Easy Carne Asada Street Tacos recipe
Try Carne Asada Street Tacos for a quick and tasty meal idea. Carne asada tacos are packed with flavor. Everyone will love this easy carne asada recipe.
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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.

Air fryer hamburgers are delicious and so easy to prepare. Enjoy juicy and flavor packed burgers in just minutes thanks to the air fryer. 
Air Fryer Hamburgers
Air fryer hamburgers are delicious and so easy to prepare. Enjoy juicy and flavor packed burgers in just minutes thanks to the air fryer. 
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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.

Oven Nachos
Oven nachos are delicious and perfect to feed a crowd.  You can fix sheet pan nachos in minutes and everyone can enjoy their favorite toppings!
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26. Air Fryer Salmon Recipe

Salmon is a healthy and quick meal idea. You just need 7 ingredients for this easy recipe.

Air Fryer Salmon Recipe
I love my air fryer! I hope you try this simple and quick air fryer salmon recipe. It only requires 7 ingredients and cook in 7 minutes!
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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.

Lemon Garlic Shrimp Scampi Recipe
You are going to love this Lemon Garlic Shrimp Scampi Recipe. It is a simple and quick recipe. The perfect healthy meal idea ready in 10 min.
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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.

Easy Baked Tilapia Recipe
Make this easy baked tilapia recipe. Cooking tilapia is so quick that dinner will be a breeze. This healthy tilapia recipe will be a hit with the family. Learn how to cook tilapia in oven. Once you know how to bake tilapia, it’s so quick and easy. Find easy tilapia recipes.
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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.

BBQ Chicken
Need easy chicken dinner ideas? Make this BBQ Bacon Chicken dinner idea that you can make on a budget. It is one of our favorite easy chicken recipes.
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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.

Easy Beef Enchilada Tator Tot Casserole Recipe
If you love tator tot casseroles, you will love this easy beef enchilada tator tot casserole recipe. All the flavors of beef enchiladas in a casserole.
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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.

Lasagna Casserole
This EASY lasagna casserole recipe is cheesy and oh so yummy! Quick and easy lasagna casserole is the best dinner for busy nights. You will love lasagna style pasta bake. Freeze this easy lasagna bake for a quick and easy meal.
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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.

Black pepper chicken recipe 
Skip takeout and make this delicious Black pepper chicken recipe in 15 minutes. Chinese black pepper chicken is the best one pot meal and so easy.
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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.

Ground Beef Tacos
All you need is 3 ingredients to make the best ground beef tacos recipe. Enjoy delicious tacos in minutes with this easy skillet recipe. 
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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.

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