8 Easy Back-to-School Dinner Recipes

It takes a while to adjust to a new schedule. So give yourself a break as your family dips back into the back-to-school season by cooking dinner in batches. Have a Sunday cooking day and prepare for the week ahead. Or just make a large portion as you cook each night and save the rest for tomorrow’s lunch.

Our favorite dinnertime hero? Sheet pan meals. By baking everything on one pan, your prep, cleanup, and cooking process is made simple. Every bit helps during the seasonal mayhem, and these easy back-to-school recipes will be saviors.

Fancy Fish Sticks

Don’t shy away if you’re not into fish — you can use this recipe with chicken, pork, or even tofu! These go from frozen to air-fryer or oven, so make a big batch ahead of time for an easy back-to-school dinner.

Chicken Quesadillas with Guacamole and Pico de Gallo

Chicken Quesadillas on a green plate accompanied by guacamole, sour cream, and pico.

Quesadillas are easy to prepare, fun to make, and yummy to eat. This makes them a great choice to get your kids in the kitchen.

Chicken Caprese

This Chicken Caprese recipe is evidence that a recipe doesn’t need to be complicated to be delicious.

Summer Squash Galette

An aerial view of summer Squash Galette sitting on a baking sheet with one slice cut out. To the right are three silver forks on a plate, with the missing piece on a plate below the forks.

Store-bought dough makes this galette an easy choice for end-of-summer, back-to-school dinners.

Turkey and Black Bean Burger with Sweet Potato Fries

An aerial view of a Turkey and Black Bean Burger, Sweet Potato Fries, blueberrys, and kiwi slices sitting on a light green plate against a green background.

Healthy but hardy — turkey and black bean burgers are a delicious and healthy alternative to traditional burgers.

Strawberry Pecan Salad

“Fresh fresh fresh” is the best way to describe this refreshing strawberry pecan salad.

“Fresh fresh fresh” is the best way to describe this refreshing salad.

Honey Mustard Roasted Chicken

Aerial view of four peices of Honey Mustard Roasted Chicken on a gray plate.

They’ll think you spent hours on this dish… only you will know the truth! Serve alongside a buttery farm-to-table baked potato and your favorite farm store vegetable.

Summer Salad

An aerial shot of a colorful summer salad on a yellow plate sitting on wooden slates purple in color and surrounded by flowers and herbs. Summer Salad Recipe

Stock up on zucchini, cucumbers, and tomatoes and chop your way toward a fresh and healthy farm-to-table meal.

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