Healthy Weeknight Dinner Recipes

Looking for dinner ideas for tonight? These healthy weeknight dinner ideas are perfect when you’re tired of takeout but don’t know what to make for your family. 

With over 300 healthy dinner ideas (that taste good!) you’ll be sure to find a ton of new favorites for your family. These nourishing homemade dinner recipes focus on fresh produce, lean meats, and whole grains so you feel healthy inside and out.

This collection of healthy weeknight dinners includes plenty of options no matter what diet you follow -- from gluten free and low carb recipes to Whole 30 and Paleo options to healthier spins on classic comfort food favorites. 

You’ll also find tons of sheet pan dinners and one pan meals that make clean up so easy! 

Your whole family will love this sheet pan chicken recipe with crispy gnocchi and my favorite goulash soup. In the summer, grill up some Greek burgers. Or make an easy marinade for sirloin tip steak as a quick Monday night meal. 

Who knew healthy could taste so good -- or be so simple? 
Homemade Chicken Gravy without Drippings 1

Homemade Chicken Gravy without Drippings

This homemade chicken gravy without drippings is savory and rich–perfect over biscuits, mashed potatoes or French fries! It also goes great with my air fryer rotisserie chicken for that classic chicken dinner experience without the effort.

4 Ingredient Spicy Cranberry Meatballs (Slow Cooker Recipe) 4

4 Ingredient Spicy Cranberry Meatballs (Slow Cooker Recipe)

These cranberry meatballs are the perfect addition to any party, but they also make a fantastic dinner any night of the year.

Made with just 4 ingredients, this spin on traditional grape jelly meatballs has a great sweet-and-spicy flavor that everyone loves.

Cowboy Caviar (aka Texas Caviar) 5

Cowboy Caviar (aka Texas Caviar)

Make this Cowboy Caviar recipe for your next get-together and watch how quickly it disappears from the table!
This easy-to-make salad combines two types of beans, colorful vegetables, and a sweet and tangy lime vinaigrette.

Instant Pot Basil Chicken with Green Beans 6

Instant Pot Basil Chicken with Green Beans

This easy Instant Pot chicken recipe is inspired by one of my favorite take-out meals: Thai basil chicken! You’ll love the vibrant, fresh flavor and the snap of the green beans. Making this take-out favorite at home means you can adjust the spice level to your family’s preferences.

Air Fryer Chicken Meatballs 7

Air Fryer Chicken Meatballs

Air fryer chicken meatballs are an easy and versatile dinner that the whole family will love. They have a crisp, golden crust surrounding a juicy center and are ready in under a half-hour with minimal cleanup! Go ahead and make a double batch, because these delicious meatballs also freeze really well.

Spicy Air Fryer Steak Fingers with Dill Pickle Dip 8

Spicy Air Fryer Steak Fingers with Dill Pickle Dip

You’ve probably heard of chicken fingers, but have you ever heard of steak fingers? In my take on this popular Idaho recipe, tender pieces of steak are coated in spicy gluten-free breading and air fried until they’re perfectly crisp. Brush on some more Nashville hot sauce, then dip them in creamy dill pickle dip to tone down the heat.