20 Easy Recipes for New Parents

There must be something in the air because it seems like so many people in my life are either about to have a baby or just had a baby and they’re HUNGRY!! I’m guessing you might know someone who could benefit from a post like this too – so without further ado… here are a bunch of easy recipes for new parents ! Easy enough to make during a nap, or easy enough for you to bring to your friend who’s a new mom or dad!

Sun Dried Tomato Pasta with Chicken Meatballs

Sun Dried Tomato Pasta with Chicken Meatballs from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Sesame Noodle Salad (so good eaten cold or at room temp)


Southwestern Lasagna

Southwestern Lasagna from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Broccoli Cheddar Soup and some garlic bread!

Broccoli Cheddar Soup from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Chicken Rigatoni with Vodka Sauce (don’t worry – the vodka burns off when you cook it)

Chicken Pasta with Vodka Sauce from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Baked Mac and Cheese

Spring Mac and Cheese from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Black Bean and Sweetpotato Chili

Black Bean Sweet Potato Chili from www.whatsgabycooking,com (@whatsgabycookin)

Mexican Corn + Quinoa Salad

Mexican Corn and Quinoa Salad from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Chicken Enchilada Pasta

Chicken Enchilada Pasta Bake from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Chicken and Mushroom Parmesan Pasta

Mushroom + Chicken Parmesan Pasta

Stacked Eggplant Parmesan


Smoky Chipotle Chicken Chili

Chipotle Chicken Chili from www.whatsgabycookin.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Carnitas!!! with guacamole and salsa and tortillas please

Slow Roasted Carnitas

Shredded BBQ Chicken and a package of Brioche Burger Buns

Shredded BBQ Chicken Burger

Poblano Chicken Enchiladas

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

Easy Mexican Shredded Chicken! (bring some guacamole and tortillas too!)

Easy Mexican Shredded Chicken from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Butter Chicken and a package of Naan or Pita Bread

The most life changing Butter Chicken from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Chili Con Carne

Chili Con Carne from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

Chicken Parmesan Meatballs from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

and some sweets for good measure that can be breakfast, snacks or dessert…

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread! A quick and easy quick bread that will be the best thing you make with pumpkin all season!

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread for a Mother's Day Brunch Menu from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

20 savory and 2 sweet recipes for new parents!! Now go be a good friend make some of these for someone in your life!

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  1. Heather Christo

    Boy do I wish that I had some of these dinners back when I had babies!

  2. Julie | Table for Two

    So many great recipes! Several of my friends should expect some of these soon!

  3. Naomi @BakersRoyale

    A tasty round up Gaby! Looking forward to trying a few of these!

  4. Sommer @aspicyperspective

    I wish I had these recipes when I had my kids! These looks delicious!