20 Quick and Easy Dinners for Back-to-School

Back-to-school time always comes faster than you think. In the blink of an eye, summer vacation is coming to a close, and it’s already time to go school supplies shopping. Transitioning from a flexible summer schedule to a structured school week with early mornings and busy nights can be challenging for the kiddos (and parents). For busy school nights, quick and easy meals are a total lifesaver. In just a few minutes, you can get dinner on the table in no time with these 20 kid-friendly recipes.

Szechuan Skirt Steak with Crispy Rice


Spice up dinnertime in less than 30 minutes with this easy and delicious Szechuan Skirt Steak with Crispy Rice recipe.

Tex-Mex Lasagna

Feed a hungry crowd fast with this delicious, easy Tex-Mex Lasagna recipe. It will become a family favorite!

Beef & Sweet Potato Empanadas

Beef & Sweet Potato Empanadas are the perfect handheld snack for hungry kiddos. Get the recipe here!

Crazy Beef Quesadillas

Ready for a flavor explosion? Try our Crazy Beef Quesadilla recipe with bold spices, melted cheese, and tender beef.

Chuckwagon Beef & Pasta Skillet

Calling all parents! Delight your kids with a delicious and easy-to-make kid-friendly Beef and Pasta Skillet recipe.

Beef Fajita Soup

This Beef Fajita Soup is sure to spice up your weeknight dinner routine.

One-dish Beef Stroganoff

Make delicious Beef Stroganoff in just 30 minutes with this easy one-dish meal.

Beef Picadillo Tacos

Enjoy taco night any day of the week with 30-minute Beef Picadillo Tacos. Tip: get the kids involved at dinner with a build-your-own taco bar.

Hoisin BBQ Steak-On-A-Stick with Pineapple Salsa

Kids and adults alike will love these flavorful Asian-inspired steak bites.

Ranch Burger

Looking for the perfect cookout recipe? This Ranch Burger will leave the whole crew satisfied.

Beef Stir-fry with Couscous

It doesn’t get much easier than stir-fry. Start with thin beef strips and add your favorite veggies and sauce!

Beef, Pepper, and Onion Pizza

This beefy and cheesy pizza recipe will satisfy the whole family, and it only takes 30 minutes to make!

Mediterranean Beef Flank Steak Pita


This Mediterranean Steak and Veggie Pita is the best of both worlds: hearty and refreshing. 

Cheeseburger Mac

Combine family favorites, Ground Beef and macaroni, for an epic weeknight meal.

Mongolian Beef

It takes just 20 minutes to prepare this flavorful and satisfying Top Sirloin Steak stir-fry.

Mediterranean Beef Meatball Kabob

The whole family is going to love these flavorful Mediterranean meatballs.

Bao Beef Buns

Move out of the way, boring sandwich! All the kids will be wanting to trade for these yummy buns.

Easy Baked Beef, Bean, and Corn Quesadillas

Mouthwatering beef and cheese quesadillas make the perfect school night dinner.

Beefy Sweet Potato Hash

Reinvent leftover steak or Pot Roast into a delicious hash with sweet potatoes and taco seasoning.

Beef Loving Texans Spaghetti and Meatballs

This is the only spaghetti and meatballs recipe you’ll ever need. Quick tip: if you’re short on time, substitute the homemade sauce for jarred.

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Lone Star Beef and Veggie Sliders


Shredded Beef Breakfast Tacos


Beef, Blueberry, & Flax Burgers