We are all looking for dinner ideas these days. I have a family of four, you have a family of four; we need to feed them and takeout is tricky in these quarantine days. We ordered Chinese takeout last week and honestly, it was harder than cooking. I took all of the food out of the containers, into casserole dishes, into the oven to re-cook. I reboiled the soups, I baked the wonton strips, then I had to clean all those dishes. No thanks. So, I thought I would put together some of my most popular dinner recipes for a family of four.
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7 Dinner Recipes For A Family Of Four
These 7 dinner recipes for a family of four will get you through the week with ease. All recipes are family friendly, all are tested and approved by my kids (meaning they don’t scream at me “Why can’t I have corn dogs tonight”? and slam their bedroom door).
Weeknight Chicken Florentine Bake
Weeknight Chicken Florentine Bake is one of my back-pocket favorites. Crispy chicken thighs, creamy spinach sauce. I assemble it all frozen and then throw it in the oven when we are ready to eat. Perfect for these days when we might not feel like cooking. Or if you are reading this when life is back on, it’s perfect for sports nights or when you need a quick meal. Serve this with Old Fashioned Southern Green Beans.
15 Minute Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan
15 Minute Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan comes together so quickly that I sometimes make a scaled down version for lunch. The chicken is juicy and perfect, topped with Magic Bullet Marinara Sauce, sitting on top of whole wheat linguini. Even the kids with love this fast chicken parmesan recipe.
I use the Power Air Fryer Pro Plus from Walmart. I love it because I can see everything cooking and there are separate trays vs. a basket.
Instant Pot Chicken And Rice Casserole With Spinach
This is currently my family’s favorite back-pocket dump dinner. This Instant Pot Chicken And Rice Casserole With Spinach, goes into the Instant Pot frozen. 45 minutes later it is topped with cheese becomes your new favorite comfort meal. This easy dinner recipe for four is almost completely hands-off.
I use one of these Instant Pots from Walmart. If I could only buy one small appliance for my kitchen, it would be an Instant Pot.
Instant Pot Panera 10 Vegetable Soup
If you are thinking about a meatless Monday this Instant Pot Panera 10 Vegetable Soup is perfect. Super healthy and Vegetarian/Vegan friendly, this soup is packed with all the vegetables and yummy barley. Every bite is so good and will have you coming back for seconds. This dinner recipe will feed more than a family of four, we have leftovers for days.
I use one of these Instant Pots from Walmart. If I could choose one small appliance for my kitchen this would be it.
Instant Pot Creamy Tortellini Soup
The meat in this recipe is totally up to you. I used kielbasa but crumbled sausage, ground chicken, ground beef would be equally amazing in this Instant Pot Creamy Tortellini Soup. We used canned diced tomatoes and frozen tortellini to make this dinner for four as easy as possible.
I use one of these Instant Pots from Walmart. If I could choose only one small kitchen appliance, this would be it.
Easy Homemade Chicken Pot Pie
This easy homemade chicken pot pie uses one frozen pie crust to make dinner time a little bit easier and saves a few carbs with no bottom crust. Serve this with Old Fashioned Southern Green Beans. With sides, this is one of the dinner recipes for four easily feeds the whole family.
Greek Moussaka Dinner
This yummy Greek Moussaka Dinner is one of our favorites. Filled with spiced meat, eggplant, and saucy tomato sauce I’m ready to eat it right this second. Crusty bread, Asiago Baked Asparagus, and Red Wine pairs perfectly with this dinner.