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Creative Dinner Recipes to Cook at Home

Delicious, creative dinner recipes that are perfect for cooking and enjoying at home! You’ll find easy dinner ideas for the whole family, fun dishes to cook for two and more. From pastas and homemade meatballs to seafood and vegetarian dinners!

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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

pasta with chickpeas on two plates

Brown Butter Pistachio Pesto Pasta with Chickpeas

Incredible Caramelized Onion Spinach Chicken Pasta Bake

Zucchini Mac and Cheese

Spinach Garlic Parmesan Orzo with Crispy Bacon

Easy Vegan Mac and Cheese

Street Corn Pasta Salad with Cilantro Pesto + Goat Cheese

Brussels Sprouts Mac and Cheese

Seafood Dishes You’ll Love

healthy salmon taco bowl topped with avocado and greek yogurt

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

cilantro chicken meatballs in a skillet with mango coconut sauce

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 honey mustard chicken and veggies on a pan

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

sesame chicken and green bean stir fry on a plate with chopsticks

30-Minute Sesame Chicken Green Bean Stir Fry

Kung Pao Chickpea & Brussels Sprouts Stir-Fry

Healthy Orange Chicken Stir Fry with Coconut Cauliflower Rice

Vegetarian Favorites

low carb zucchini pizza crust topped with cheese and veggies

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

Vegan Sweet Potato Burgers

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!

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