Let’s be real, some days are hard to get motivated and inspired in the kitchen, especially when we’ve been spending extra time at home these past couple of months. Good news: I’m here to give you a fresh batch of delicious, creative dinner ideas that will help change up weeknight menu at home.
Tony and I have been doing lots of cooking together, which I’ve been absolutely loving. We’ve been trying to mix it up each week with something new and different and we’re rarely bored when it comes to dinner. I put together some of our favorite dinners we’ve been making that are great for meal prep, sharing with your family, or just date nights in like we’ve been having.
I broke these fun dinner ideas down into pasta recipes, seafood dishes, homemade meatballs, one pan meals and creative vegetarian dinner recipes so that you can mix and match all week long!
GF = Gluten free
V = Vegan
VT = Vegetarian
I hope you love these new, fresh dinner ideas and get to enjoy them at home this week! If you make any of them, be sure to leave a comment below and let me know how you liked it. You can also tag #ambitiouskitchen on Instagram so that I can see your creations. Enjoy, xo!
Comforting Pasta Recipes
Brown Butter Pistachio Pesto Pasta with Chickpeas
Incredible Caramelized Onion Spinach Chicken Pasta Bake
Spinach Garlic Parmesan Orzo with Crispy Bacon
Street Corn Pasta Salad with Cilantro Pesto + Goat Cheese
Brussels Sprouts Mac and Cheese
Seafood Dishes You’ll Love
Damn Good Salmon Taco Bowls For Two
Spicy Maple Glazed Salmon for Two!
30 Minute Chili Maple Lime Salmon Bowls with Forbidden Rice
Delicious Homemade Meatballs
One Pan Cilantro Chicken Meatballs in Mango Coconut Sauce
One Pan Ginger Chicken Meatballs with Peanut Sauce
Juicy Turkey Meatballs in Tomato Basil Sauce with Burrata
Sheet Pan Zucchini Chicken Meatballs with Coconut Curry Sauce
One Pan Enchilada Zucchini Turkey Meatballs and Rice
Paleo Turmeric Chicken Meatballs with Green Tahini Sauce
One Pan Meals for Everyone
Sheet Pan Kickin’ Curry Honey Mustard Chicken & Veggies
One Pan Thai Coconut Yellow Curry Chicken & Rice
Goat Cheese & Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast with Caramelized Onions + Mushrooms
How to Make an Easy Roasted Chicken
Sheet Pan Moroccan Chicken with Sweet Potatoes & Cauliflower
Amazing Easy Turkey Tacos (with a slow cooker option!)
Cheddar-Stuffed Sweet Potato BBQ Turkey Meatloaf
Healthy Enchilada Chicken & Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers
One Pan Caribbean Jerk Chicken with Pineapple-Coconut Rice
One Pan Green Chicken and Rice (Green Arroz Con Pollo)
Mama’s Puerto Rican Chicken and Rice (Arroz con Pollo)
Easy, Creative Stir Frys
30-Minute Sesame Chicken Green Bean Stir Fry
Kung Pao Chickpea & Brussels Sprouts Stir-Fry
Healthy Orange Chicken Stir Fry with Coconut Cauliflower Rice
Delicious Zucchini Pizza Crust Recipe
Sweet Potato Black Bean Enchiladas with Avocado Lime Crema
How to Make the Best Cauliflower Pizza Crust
Mom’s Authentic Puerto Rican Rice and Beans
Vegetarian Thai Pineapple Forbidden Fried Rice
Thai Peanut Coconut Cauliflower Chickpea Curry
Mama’s Chickpeas in Sofrito with Arroz con Gandules
Homemade Roasted Tomato Basil Soup
Jalapeño Sweet Potato Black Bean Tacos with Avocado-Lime Crema
Mom’s Ultimate Vegetarian Lentil Loaf
If you make any of these creative dinner recipes, be sure to leave a comment below and let me know how you liked it! You can also tag #ambitiouskitchen on Instagram so that I can see your creations. Thank you, xo!
Obsessed with your pictures for every recipe I see!! Do you take them, you’re so talented!!
Thank you! I take some and have another photographer take others 🙂
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