Here are 85 of the best back to school dinners! Whether you’re going back to the classroom or not, these meals can get you back into your routine and make life easier. Easy, 30-minute weeknight meals that the entire family will love. They’re all so good!

I have the best back-to-school recipe guide for you today!

I love the fall season – it always represents the start of a new “year” for me, even before my kids were in school! It’s my favorite time of year and the kids love it too. Feels so good to get back into somewhat of a structured routine – and that means making easy, delicious weeknight meals that everyone loves. Even if you’re not in back-to-school mode where you are, it’s always nice to get back into the swing of things with a bunch of fantastic dinners.

And especially with meals that don’t take all day to make. Below you’ll find a bunch of our favorite dinners; ones I love to throw on our menu plan during the week. If you plan on trying one new thing a week, these recipes below will last you over ONE YEAR!

I’ve shared posts in previous years with the best back to school meals and I reference it constantly for easy weeknight meals. So here’s a little inspo if you’re in back-to-school mode… or if you feel super rejuvenated by the approaching fall season like I do! You can also find me on instagram cooking up all these recipes, step-by-step, just for you!

85 of the best Back to School Dinners

Ranch Chicken Meatballs with Broccoli Couscous

Potato Chip Crusted Chicken Fingers with Roasted Broccoli

One Pot Garlic Butter Shrimp and Orzo

French Onion Meatballs

Tortilla Pizza with Pepperoni Chickpeas

Grilled Chicken Caprese Pasta Salad

Sheet Pan Gnocchi

Sticky BBQ Chicken Meatballs

Lemon Chicken Pasta Salad

Burrata Baked Ravioli

Vodka Sauce Chicken Parm

Roasted Cauliflower Sheet Pan Fajitas

Grilled Chicken Rice Bowls

Creamiest Broccoli Shells and Cheese

Crispy Baked Quesadillas

Skillet Ricotta Pasta

Crispy Baked Buffalo Chicken Wraps

Spinach Artichoke Chicken Spinach Lasagna

Maple BBQ Salmon with Couscous

Sticky Apricot Chicken and Broccoli

Turkey Taco Stuffed Peppers

Weeknight baked turkey tacos

Cheesy baked tortellini skillet

Crispy broccoli cheddar tortilla pizzas

Ranch lovers’ chicken fingers

Sticky garlic butter salmon

Hearty white chickpea chili

Skillet pepperoni pizza

Fire roasted chicken tortellini soup

Lemon chicken meatball soup

Baked cheeseburger puff pastry pockets

Cheesy turkey meatball subs

Weeknight BBQ chicken sandwiches

Ceasar pasta salad

Mediterranean smashed turkey burger tacos

Pesto lovers’ baked pasta

Vodka Sauce Pizza

Easy Parmesan Chickpea Soup

Cheesy Baked Tomato Basil Orzo

Chicken Soup Risotto

Taco Puff Pastry Pizza.

Pesto Meatball Melts

Baked Cheeseburger Tacos

Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken and Broccoli

One Pot Fall Orzo

Weeknight Peanut Noodles with Roasted Broccoli

Lime Loaded Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas

Cheeseburger Tostadas

Weeknight Maple Turkey Chili

Crispy Baked Salsa Chicken Tacos

Lemon Butter Shrimp and Broccoli Skillet

Pistachio Crusted Salmon

Lentil Bolognese

Weeknight Skillet Chicken

Smoked Sausage and Kale Skillet Gnocchi

Lemon Garlic Butter Orzo Fish Packets

Sun Dried Tomato Skillet Gnocchi

Weeknight Burst Tomato Pasta with Burrata

Rotisserie Chicken Salad

Chicken Parmesan Soup

Lemon Parm Cauliflower Gnocchi

Pizza Lasagna Roll Ups

Sweet Potato Taco Bowls with Chipotle Ranch

Mini Turkey Meatloaves with Cauliflower Mash

Chicken Tortellini Soup

Chicken Marsala with Almond Green Beans

Ground Turkey Bolognese Stuffed Peppers

Weeknight Ground Beef Tacos

Cheeseburger Crunchwraps

Crispy Broccoli Cheddar Melt Chicken

Baked Parmesan Chicken with Lemon Arugula

Baked Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

Spaghetti Squash Parmesan

20 Minute Basil Chickpea Curry

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas with Quick Guac

Pesto Mini Meatball Soup

Vegetable & Burrata Baked Ziti

Pizza Stuffed Shells

Spicy Sausage, Kale and Whole Wheat Pasta Soup

Lemon Ginger Couscous Chicken Soup

Chicken Taco Soup with Cheese Quesadilla Croutons

Sheet Pan Sausage and Peppers.

Cajun Chicken Penne

Vodka Sauce Meatballs on Ricotta Toast

Cheeseburger Chopped Salad.

Easy Weeknight Chicken Tacos.

Potato Chip Frittata