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12 Last Minute Dinner Ideas

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These Last Minute Dinner Ideas are all you need next time you’re in a bind and short on time. Whether prepped ahead or tossed together a few minutes before, your evening meals will be utterly delicious and beloved by the entire family. From skillet meals, to salads, to breakfast-for-dinner, you will find inspiration for whatever you’re craving!

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This wraps up our “What’s For Dinner?” meal series, consisting of over 10 weeks of delicious and fun meals for busy weeknights. I hope you received some inspiration to help you decide what’s for dinner!

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Take these main dishes and pair them with a few sides and desserts for a bountiful meal



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24 thoughts on “12 Last Minute Dinner Ideas”

  1. These are some really helpful suggestions for meals. I have been on a weight loss journey and to eat better, I have been doing it for nearly 3 weeks and it has been really helpful in managing my pain. Easy to make meals are helpful when my pains are bad, so I want an easy to make dinner sometimes. Thank you for sharing your suggestions.

    Lauren x

  2. A great list with lots of options! Thanks for putting up so much of effort to bring such a wonderful collection.

  3. This post made my mouth water! Thanks for the tips. I’m always at a loss of what to make for dinner and feel like I’m eating the same thing over and over.

  4. Love the look of the chicken burrito bowl although I don’t think my OH would appreciate it! I’m always looking out for fast and last minute decisions, so some of these could work well with us

  5. Oh wow these all sound delicious I can’t wait to make them all! I always need last minute dinner ideas for when I finish work late, thank you so much

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