10 Easy Back to School Dinners

It’s that time of year again – and I’ve got your quick + easy back to school dinners 100% handled!

Omg, where did summer go? I’m not quite ready to come to terms with the fact that it’s almost the end of August. Nope, I’m just not okay with it. I’m planning on living the next 2 months like it’s still summer, because I do what I want – and it’s still very much summer in LA. But…. I know a lot of you have kids that are heading back to school in some way/shape/form and hey, I’ve been there! While Poppy isn’t quite ready for school, back in my private chef days I dealt with the hustle and bustle of back to school season every year. So here’s my take one 10 meals that are perfect for any weeknight regardless of whether you have kids heading back to school or not! And if you want even more – check out the “it’s 6-oclock and I’m starving chapter of my cookbook!)

Chicken Fajitas

Chicken Fajitas! 1 of 10 easy weeknight / back to school meals from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Garlic Sauce Pasta

Garlic Crack Sauce Pasta from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Chicken Bolognese

Chicken Bolognese! 1 of 10 easy weeknight / back to school meals from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Chicken Shawarma Bowls

Chicken Shawarma Bowls from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Poblano Corn Quesadillas

Poblano Corn Quesadillas! 1 of 10 easy weeknight / back to school meals from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Poblano Skillet Enchiladas

Quick and Easy Salmon Tacos

Chipotle Salmon Tacos from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Cheesy Kale Pasta

Cheesy Kale Pasta from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Cauliflower Rice Bowls with Instant Pot Black Beans and Roasted Sweet Potatoes! 

Cauliflower Rice Veggie Bowls (with Instant Pot Black Beans) from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Cheesy Baked Gnocchi

Cheesy Baked Gnocchi 1 of 10 easy weeknight / back to school meals from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

What did I miss? Any tried and true favorites from your kitchens? Should them out in the comments below! xx

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  1. Monika

    I don’t have any one going back to school, but I still love all of these meals!!! They are perfect for anyone, anytime!!

  2. Laura ~ RYG

    Every recipe here looks spot on better than the next, yum yum yum in my tummy tum tum. Those chicken fajitas look like the ones we’ll be getting tonight at our favorite Mexican restaurant. And yes, I’m getting my party hat out of the basement because It’s time to celebrate the rest of summer. Unlike CA, our summers are much shorter here in Buffalo, so we have to live it up =)

  3. Heather Christo

    This is great- I just can’t believe that we are already back at this time of year- such good ideas for weeknight dinners!

  4. Lexi @Lexi’scleankitchen

    Loving all of these recipes! Such a great round-up for back-to-school! I can’t get over how amazing everything looks! I am going to need to try that Cheesy Baked Gnocchi this week!!

  5. Kylie

    Definitely a fan of easy recipes to follow this time of year! Thanks for the share, great recipes!

  6. Liz @ Floating Kitchen

    Oh I’m so not ready for Summer to be over either. But I am ready for those quesadillas! And the rest of these dishes, too!

  7. Jeanine

    I shouldn’t visit your blog before dinner – now I’m starving! That gnocchi has my heart 🙂

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  10. Helen

    I would add your baked ravioli, blackened salmon with cucumber avocado salsa, and crispy salmon succotash to this list. All easy and all delish!