Hassle-Free 40 Minute Dinner Recipes For Busy Weeknights

Busy weeknights and not sure what to make? These 40-minute dinner recipes, featuring comforting casseroles & tasty pasta dishes promise to be a hit with the entire family!

Chicken & Stuffing Casserole

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With just 15 minutes of prep, this Easy Chicken and Stuffing Casserole will delight your hungry family after baking for 30 minutes. Get the Recipe: Chicken & Stuffing Casserole

Chicken & Broccoli Pasta

Chicken and broccoli pasta on a white plate.
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This Easy Chicken and Broccoli Pasta is perfect for dinner and elegant enough for guests. You’ll love how the flavors of chicken, broccoli, pasta, and seasonings complement each other. Combined with a creamy sauce. Get the Recipe the Recipe: Chicken & Broccoli Pasta

Mexican Chicken & Rice Casserole

Chicken and rice casserole on a white plate.
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This Mexican Chicken and Rice Casserole, also known as Fiesta Chicken Casserole, is a family favorite. It features tender chicken, fluffy rice, black beans, corn, and zesty salsa. With only 15 minutes of prep and 40 minutes of baking, it’s a Tex-Mex delight that’s perfect for busy nights! Get the Recipe: Mexican Chicken & Rice Casserole

Buffalo Chicken Pasta

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. Creamy Buffalo Chicken Pasta is one of our go-to cheesy casseroles, perfect for hectic weeknights. Shredded chicken in a creamy buffalo sauce is mixed with cooked pasta, topped with cheese, and baked to cheesy perfection. Get the Recipe: Buffalo Chicken Pasta

French Onion Chicken

French onion chicken in cast iron skillet, covered in cheese.
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This French Onion Chicken Skillet is an easy weeknight dinner, perfect for busy families. Ready in 40 minutes, its caramelized onion gravy will win you over at the first bite! Get the Recipe: French Onion Chicken

Beef Enchilada Casserole

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This Beef Enchilada Casserole with Corn Tortillas is a hearty one-pan dinner ready in just 40 minutes. Packed with flavor, it features layers of red enchilada sauce, seasoned ground beef, corn tortillas, and plenty of ooey-gooey cheese. Get the Recipe: Beef Enchilada Casserole

Easy One-Pot Chicken Cacciatore

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This Easy One Pot Chicken Cacciatore features tender chicken simmered in a creamy red sauce with fresh vegetables, ready in under 40 minutes. Simple to make, this classic dish pairs perfectly with your favorite pasta or rice for a delightful dinner! Get the Recipe: Chicken Cacciatore

Poppyseed Chicken Casserole

Poppyseed chicken casserole on a white plate.
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This easy Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole is perfect for busy families, with just 10 minutes of prep time. It features tender chicken chunks in a creamy sauce with a buttery Ritz cracker topping. Get the Recipe: Poppyseed Chicken Casserole

Sloppy Joe Casserole

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This Easy Sloppy Joe Casserole with Noodles features a delicious homemade Sloppy Joe sauce, perfectly seasoned, with melty cheese layers in the middle and on top. It’s the perfect easy weeknight meal. Get the Recipe: Sloppy Joe Casserole

Cowboy Cornbread Casserole

Cowboy cornbread casserole on a white plate.
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Indulge in the mouth-watering flavors of our Cowboy Cornbread Casserole! Savory beef, zesty tomatoes, and cheesy cornbread combine for a Tex-Mex fiesta that’s perfect for any day of the week. Get the Recipe: Cowboy Cornbread Casserole

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