50+ Dinner Ideas for Busy Moms

dinner ideas for busy moms

Dinner Ideas for Busy Moms

Are you a busy mom or wife struggling to come up with dinner ideas to make each week for the family? If you are like me, you tend to forget what to make during the week when you have several other things to juggle and remember!

I created a list below of 50+ dinner ideas for busy moms. The purpose of this list is to serve as a reminder of menu ideas that you can make during the week because it’s easy to forget them if you don’t have this list available. Many of these do not require a recipe because they are very basic. Print this list and laminate it! Take it with you to the grocery store each week to help you remember what you can make while you are browsing the aisles!

  1. Lasagna
  2. Baked Ziti
  3. Spaghetti
  4. Homemade Pizza
  5. Pizza Rolls
  6. Ravioli
  7. Calzones
  8. Beans & Cornbread
  9. Beans & Rice
  10. 15 Bean Soup
  11. Red Beans & Rice with Sausage
  12. Chili & Cornbread
  13. Black Eyed Peas with Bacon
  14. Sauteed Cabbage with Bacon
  15. Frito Pie
  16. Hot Dogs
  17. Corn Dogs
  18. Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
  19. Macaroni & Cheese
  20. Chili Cheese Dogs
  21. Nachos
  22. Tacos
  23. Taco Pizza
  24. Beef or Chicken Fajitas
  25. Mexican Casserole
  26. Beef and Cheese Quesadillas
  27. Enchiladas
  28. Burritos
  29. Hamburgers
  30. Bacon Cheeseburgers
  31. Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches
  32. Steak & Baked Potato
  33. Chicken Fried Steak
  34. Fried Chicken with Mashed Potatoes
  35. Beef or Pork Roast
  36. Pork Chops
  37. Pork Ribs
  38. Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwiches
  39. Beef Stew
  40. Meatloaf
  41. Sloppy Joes
  42. Tuna Sandwiches
  43. Gumbo
  44. Jambalaya
  45. Soup & Salad
  46. Chicken Nuggets
  47. Baked Chicken
  48. Grilled or Fried Chicken
  49. Sweet & Sour Chicken
  50. BBQ Chicken
  51. Chicken Noodle Soup
  52. Chicken Salad Sandwiches
  53. Chicken Wings
  54. Chicken & Dumplings
  55. Chicken Cacciatore
  56. Chicken Parmesan
  57. Chicken Alfredo
  58. Stuffed Bell Peppers
  59. Pot Pie
  60. Grilled or Fried Fish

Do you have any ideas to add to this list? Leave a comment!



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    • Mom. Wife. Busy Life. says

      I have to keep this list handy because it’s too easy to forget what to cook at the end of the day!

    • Mom. Wife. Busy Life. says

      Thank you! I’m working to add recipe links as I create new recipes. I’m also going to be searching for great recipes to add from other websites as well!

  1. Charissa says

    Hey thank you for posting this. But I cant see all of the recipes. Only a few of the recipes are blue so I can click on them.

    • Mom. Wife. Busy Life. says

      Yes, this is correct. I am working on creating recipes and creating the links as I go. The list is to serve as a guide to help decide what to have for dinner. It’s too easy to forget all of the wonderful things to make without a handy list!