Easy Meals To Make At Home: Find A Recipe For Dinner Tonight!

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When you’re planning dinner for the week, it’s important to find something easy. Nobody has time to cook elaborate, time-consuming meals when you’ve got a life to live! We have work, family, friends, hobbies, and other important things that take priority over hard-to-make dinners.

JOW wants to help make mealtimes easier with our one-click personal grocery shopper and our collection of under-30 minute recipes. 

Just tell JOW about yourself, like the size of your household, any dietary restrictions, and the cooking appliances you have around the house. We’ll recommend a personalized menu and add everything you need to your grocery cart, reducing food waste and optimizing your dinnertime.

Today, JOW is bringing you a helpful list of easy-to-make recipes for dinner. While pan-fried chicken breasts and tacos with pre-made tortillas can be great, we wanted to switch it around a bit more with inventive, healthy, and delicious meals you can make in a flash. These easy dinner ideas are full of delicious flavors that everyone will enjoy!

Grilled Cheese and Ham

Everybody loves grilled cheese. Grilled cheese is the ultimate comfort food, and most importantly, it’s an easy dinner you could be making right now! 

Our Grilled Cheese and Ham is fantastically delicious and incredibly easy to make, with only four minutes of preparation and four minutes of cooking time. The titular ham is prosciutto, paired with mozzarella cheese and pesto for an Italian twist on an American classic.

Gather these key ingredients with your JOW shopping cart: soft bread, pesto, prosciutto, a handful of arugula, and fresh mozzarella.

Enjoy this Grilled Cheese and Ham with a cup of warm soup for dipping on a cold winter night. 

Lebanese Turkey Stir-Fry

For a versatile and exciting dinner, we recommend trying our Lebanese Turkey Stir-Fry. This meal is fantastically flavorful and incredibly easy to make. 

Incorporating raw vegetables, rice, a slightly spicy turkey, and a cottage cheese sauce creates a quick and balanced dish that will satisfy your turkey cravings! This meal requires five minutes of preparation time and ten minutes of cooking time before it’s ready to serve.

Next time you’re shopping, you’ll need to purchase these ingredients: turkey cutlet, cherry tomatoes, paprika, cucumbers, rice, white cheese, plus some lemon and mint. 

Of course, with JOW, you can cut down your shopping time and have the ingredients for your favorite recipes added to your cart with just one click. Save time shopping—and save time cooking, with this fast and simple recipe—so you can spend your evening relaxing with the people you love most.

Serve with a side of broccoli or bell peppers for an easy, filling weeknight dinner. 

Sardines and Grilled Zucchini

This Sardine and Grilled Zucchini meal is an insanely delicious dish that is perfect for households in a hurry.

Our Sardine and Grilled Zucchini dish takes only four minutes to prepare and 20 minutes to cook, making it a perfect choice for your dinner plans. Gather the stars of the plate, zucchini and canned sardines, alongside garlic, parsley, and lemon.

This meal is a great opportunity to introduce your little ones to new flavors, or you can save this juicy recipe for the adults. Bring it to your next dinner party, or make it for a date night at home.

Serve with the lemon zest and a bit of parsley if you’re feeling adventurous, and enjoy!

Green Pea Gazpacho With Mint

This fresh, original, and refreshing soup is a wonderful choice for anyone looking to cook a simple meal for dinner that packs a flavorful punch. Our Green Pea Gazpacho with Mint recipe is a mesmerizingly tasty dinner.

This recipe takes six minutes of prep time and 12 minutes of cooking time, using green peas, shallots, pepper, coconut milk, and mint leaves.

Gazpacho is a great food to prepare in advance for any meal prepping families, since it can keep well in the refrigerator and it can be served straight from the jar. 

Make this gazpacho for summer nights on the porch, when it’s too hot outside to even think about turning on your oven and you’re looking for a meal that can help cool you down.

Chinese Fried Rice

This Chinese Fried Rice can be thrown together so easily, you’ll want to add it as a side for every dinner! This simple and easy dish takes five minutes to prepare and ten minutes to cook. 

You only need four ingredients for our Chinese Fried Rice recipe. JOW knows that less is more when it comes to the kitchen, so all of our recipes use the fewest number of ingredients possible to pack the biggest punch. We’ve tested each and every one of these meals to make sure you’re getting the best flavor combinations with the easiest prep time, every time.  

For this recipe, simply combine rice, peas, ham, and eggs. You could also throw in some fresh parsley, if you’d like. Chinese Fried Rice pairs wonderfully with a stir fry, or you can toss in chicken or shrimp to make it a standalone meal.

Roasted Salmon & Asparagus

This is another dinner recipe that is so easy, you’ll have to see it to believe it. Our Roasted Salmon and Asparagus sheet pan dinner couldn’t be simpler to make. Just throw your ingredients in the oven for 12 minutes, then come back when it’s hot and ready to come out of the oven.

This recipe takes five minutes to prepare before baking. You’ll need fresh salmon, fresh green asparagus, and lemon to make this meal come to life. 

Salmon is a nutritious and delicious fishy treat, rich in B vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, potassium and protein. Served on a bed of crispy, healthy asparagus—a great source of fiber, vitamin K, and folate—these ingredients are a match made in heaven. 

You don’t need anything else to make this dish a complete meal, but if you’re looking for a side, salmon and asparagus pair well with a starch like roasted potatoes or pasta. 

Roasted Camembert

One of the most simple but delicious recipes we could think of is our fantastic Roasted Camembert meal. It’s just bread, cheese, and your family. What more can you ask for?

This recipe only needs two minutes of prep time and 20 minutes of cooking time, using unsliced country bread and camembert cheese.

Serve with extra bread to capture all that cheesy goodness. It’s a great vegetarian option if you’re looking for a break from meaty meals like chicken dinners or shrimp stir-fry. 

Pasta With Marinara

A classic dish, our Pasta with Marinara is a valuable addition to your dinner itinerary. Pasta with Marinara is easy to make, and it can be easily customized to suit your family’s needs. 

This recipe only has five minutes of preparation time and 15 minutes of cook time. Just gather garlic, onion, tomato, oregano, pappardelle, and some Parmesan cheese using your JOW personalized shopping cart. It can be so hard to figure out how much pasta you need to feed your entire household—let JOW get rid of the guesswork, so your family can go back for seconds.

Meat-eating households can mix in spicy shrimp or meatballs for added protein, while vegetarian homes may opt for basil, mozzarella, or roasted cherry tomatoes. Make this recipe vegan by nixing the parmesan in favor of grilled veggies like eggplant, bell peppers, or onions.

Easy, Breezy Dinner for Tonight

It’s important for your physical and mental well-being to avoid stress, and nothing is more stressful than worrying about dinner. The worst feeling in the world is spending hours and hours making dinner, only for it to be disappointing. We’ve all been there, right? The agonizing process of trying to figure out what to make for dinner and spending even more time actually making it is just brutal, especially if it doesn’t yield a picture-perfect finish.

JOW wants to streamline the cooking process, cutting out the uncertainty of dinnertime by giving you these easy recipes to add to your cookbook and the tools you need to make mealtimes a breeze. Try all of our under-30 minute recipes, tested and perfected specially for you.