Join the AK Dinner Party
homemade takeout dinner recipes: cauliflower pizza crust

18 Healthy Dinner Recipes That Are Better Than Takeout

Homemade healthy dinner recipes that are seriously better than takeout! These healthy twists on your favorite takeout dinners are easy to make, packed with flavor, and perfect for sharing or meal prepping for your week.

This post may contain affiliate links, which means that I make a small commission off items you purchase at no additional cost to you. Please read my policy page.

When the weekend rolls around I’m ready to relax, clean & organize my house, go on walks in the city, and make some delicious dinners for Tony and I. There’s something about making a homemade meal for yourself or for loved ones that feels extra rewarding. I unintentionally create some of my best recipes when I’m just cooking on a Saturday night.

That’s why I rounded up these 18 incredible healthy dinner recipes that are 100% better than takeout. These recipes may have a healthy makeover to them, but they do not mess around when it comes to flavor.

Grubhub, who?

I included a mix of meat and vegetarian options, and everything from homemade pizza to incredible stir fry recipes that won’t have you missing your go-to order of orange chicken. Scroll through, pick something delicious for this weekend, and enjoy! xoxo

cauliflower pizza crust with cheese cut into slices

1. How to Make the Best Cauliflower Pizza Crust

two chicken burrito bowls with avocado and jalapeño slices next to a bowl of corn salsa

2. Better-Than-Chipotle DIY Chicken Burrito Bowls

sweet potato noodle stir fry with broccoli, chicken, and red bell pepper on a plate with a fork

3. Spicy Thai Peanut Chicken Sweet Potato Noodle Stir Fry

chickpea stir fry on two plates next to a linen and skillet of stir fry

4. Kung Pao Chickpea and Brussels Sprouts Stir Fry

meatballs in peanut sauce in a skillet with a spoon next to a small bowl of crushed peanuts

5. One Pan Ginger Chicken Meatballs with Peanut Sauce

pesto shrimp pasta on a plate with a fork twirling noodles into the air

6. Date Night In Cilantro Pistachio Pesto Shrimp Pasta

caramelized onion, fig, and goat cheese pizza with arugula

7. Caramelized Onion, Fig & Goat Cheese Pizza with Arugula

chicken tikka masala with rice in a white bowl

8. Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

mango chicken stir fry with red bell pepper and snap peas in a skillet

9. Mango Chicken Stir-Fry

two bowls of chickpea curry with rice on a grey linen

10. Healing Lemongrass Chickpea Thai Green Curry with Toasted Coconut Brown Rice

sloppy joe with cheese and jalapeño slices on a wooden board

11. 30-Minute Healthier Turkey Sloppy Joes with Homemade Sauce

cauliflower curry with red bell pepper and peas in a skillet with a wooden spoon

12. Thai Peanut Coconut Cauliflower Chickpea Curry

brussels sprouts mac and cheese in a skillet with a spoon

13. Brussels Sprouts Mac & Cheese

chicken, rice, green beans, and red bell pepper in a skillet with a wooden spoon

14. One Pan Thai Coconut Yellow Curry Chicken & Rice

chickpeas, green onion, and red bell pepper over quinoa in a white bowl

15. Healthy Sesame-Orange Ginger Chickpea Stir Fry

turkey tacos topped with jalapeño slices on a grey board

16. Amazing Slow Cooker Turkey Tacos

broccoli, red pepper, chicken, and edamame in a red skillet with a wooden spoon

17. Thai Peanut Chicken, Edamame, and Quinoa Stir Fry

zucchini pizza crust topped with veggies and cheese

18. Delicious Zucchini Pizza Crust Recipe

If you make any of these homemade takeout recipes be sure to leave a comment and let me know how you liked it, and share a photo on Instagram with the hashtag #ambitiouskitchen. xoxo!

Download My FREE 7-Day Meal Plan

Download My FREE 7-Day Meal Plan

Join the AK email list and get my brand new, FREE Simple & Nourishing 7-day Meal Plan delivered to your inbox.

    Leave a comment & rating

    Your email address will not be published.

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


    Show Comments

    You might also like