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? 
Overhead view of Sweet Potato Quinoa Chili with a side of tortilla chips.

Sweet Potato Quinoa Chili

This Sweet Potato Quinoa Chili is the perfect healthy comfort food! It’s naturally vegan and gluten-free, so it’s perfect for those with dietary restrictions, and it’s made with nourishing ingredients so you can feel good about eating it.

vertical shot of chicken and chorizo paella plated on white plate with lemon in the background

30-Minute Chicken and Chorizo Paella

You’re going to fall in love with this Spanish inspired Chicken and Chorizo Paella recipe. This healthy paella recipe is ready in just 30 minutes! Chorizo and fire roasted tomatoes give it tons of flavor, and everything cooks together in one pan for easy cleanup. 

Overhead view of a plate of skillet French onion chicken breasts smothered with gruyere cheese and served with steamed green beans.

Skillet French Onion Chicken Breasts

This French Onion Chicken skillet recipe is just as ooey, gooey, and cheesy as your favorite French onion soup but is packed with lean protein to keep you full. The best part is that it’s made in one skillet for easy cleanup and it’s ready in about 45 minutes!

Brussels Sprout Salad with Maple Vinaigrette 1

Brussels Sprout Salad with Maple Vinaigrette

This Brussels sprout salad recipe is great if you’re looking for something fresh and different. It has a the perfect combination of textures and flavors that makes it super satisfying. Plus it’s easy enough to whip up on a weeknight but elegant enough to feel right at home with your holiday meal.

Two beef sausages on top of eggplant and chickpea stew.

Homemade Beef Sausage (Loukaniko Style)

Homemade beef sausages flavored with orange zest, leeks, and red wine are easier to make at home than you might imagine! This recipe delivers big, bold flavor that’s perfect all year round.

Vegetarian Rice Pilaf with Apples and Cranberries 2

Vegetarian Rice Pilaf with Apples and Cranberries

Vegetarian rice pilaf, studded with cranberries, apples, and pecans is a fun and festive side dish that’s perfect for winter and fall. Make it in a rice cooker, Instant Pot, or on the stovetop! Your whole family will beg you to make it again and again.

Homemade Chicken Gravy without Drippings 3

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.