Semi Homemade Quick and Easy Dinner Recipes

semihomemade easy dinner ideas

With Trader Joe’s around the corner, I found a way to make semi homemade quick and easy dinner recipes that are delicious, use few ingredients and are a hit with the entire family. Here is my round up of easy weeknight meals you can make.

If you have 30 minutes and these staples ( mostly from Trader Joe’s) on hand, you can make a pretty tasty meal.

semihomemade easy dinner ideas

Semi Homemade Quick and Easy Dinner Recipes

Here are some semi homemade quick and easy dinner recipes that have become our favorite semi prepared meal ideas.

Sausage Peppers Onions and Potatoes Skillet


dinner tonight is easy one skillet sausage onions and potatoes from Trader Joe's


My take on the classic Italian sausage, onions and peppers skillet

made with zesty arugula and comes together in one pan!


Eggplant Parmigiana  


easy baked eggplant parmigiana


Pantry staples like marinara sauce and eggplant patties

in the freezer make this our go to meal almost weekly.

Shrimp Fried Rice 


shrimp fried rice semi homemade

 Prepared rice, vegetable medley and frozen shrimp

make this semi homemade almost better than take out version.


Pesto Shrimp & Spinach and Chive Linguine 

pesto grilled shrimp pasta


Pesto is always in our fridge, for this exact recipe.

Delicious, easy and tastes homemade without much fuss!

Chicken Meatballs with Orzo 

easy semi homemade recipe with chicken and orzo from Trader Joe's

Pre-made chicken patties get a makeover as meatballs.

Paired with orzo, kale and sun dried tomatoes for extra flavor and easy weeknight meal.


Mediterranean Inspired Meatballs 


greek style meatballs


 Feta cheese and fresh mint leaves make these mediterranean

inspired meatballs a perfect, low-carb weeknight meal.

Veggie Burgers from Trader Joe’s


Trader Joe's plant based meal ideas


 Our favorite veggie burger makes for a quick and easy lunch

Warm Protein Bowl with Chickpeas & Turkey


cold weather lunch ideas


The ultimate comfort food made with quinoa, ground turkey and roasted chickpeas

for powerful and delicious semi homemade quick and easy dinner recipes.


Quick Homemade Chicken Soup 

This quick homemade chicken soup recipe comes together in

under an hour and you can pick up all of the ingredients at Trader Joe’s.


Skinny Shrimp Scampi 

shrimp scampi recipe

Way less butter and spiralized zucchini noodles make for the most

delicious skinny shrimp scampi recipe for an easy weeknight dinner.


Creamy Chicken Skillet with Sun Dried Tomatoes & Spinach 


creamy chicken recipe for easy weeknight meal


This creamy chicken with sun dried tomatoes and spinach is an easy weeknight meal

that should definitely be on a weekly rotation and your go-to chicken dinner recipe.


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  • Reply Whitnee August 12, 2015 at 3:43 PM

    Thanks for the ideas! Definitely going to be making a few of these recipes this week:)

    • Reply besosalina August 14, 2015 at 12:58 PM

      Can’t wait to hear how it turns out, Whitnee! Hope they’ll become your favorites too. Thanks for reading 🙂

  • Reply BB August 12, 2015 at 8:40 AM

    I’m so excited to try these! My bf will think I’ve become a fabulous chef overnight

    • Reply besosalina August 14, 2015 at 12:59 PM

      Mauricio is on to me now, but you can still fool Al 🙂

  • Reply Yan August 12, 2015 at 6:40 AM

    Gorgeous good pics! I’m hungry

    • Reply besosalina August 14, 2015 at 12:59 PM

      Thanks! Come over, I’ll feed ya!

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