101+ Dinner Ideas

What’s for dinner??? The age-old question that has to be answered EVERY.SINGLE.NIGHT.  Some weeks, I do really awesome with meal planning.  Other weeks, it is a nightly struggle.  Before you call for pizza or hit the nearest drive thru, check out this list of 101+ dinner ideas.  Want even more ideas? Check out  Sweet Purple Tulips on Pinterest for more recipes (organized by type).  I also post a recipe on my Facebook page every day, so make sure to like Sweet Purple Tulips on Facebook!



Beef and Bean Chimichangas

Chicken Fried Steak

Cabbage Rolls

French Dip Sandwiches

Grilled Steak with Mushroom Tarragon Cream sauce

Honey Lime Steak Bites



Pepper Steak

Salisbury Steak

Skillet Lasagna

Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Jo sliders

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Steak and Cheesy Bacon Potatoes Foil Packs


Sweet and Sour Meatballs


Tator Tot Casserole

Tin Foil Dinners



Baked Fried Chicken

Broccoli cheese casserole

Broccoli chicken casserole

Buffalo Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Butter Chicken

Chicken Alfredo

Chicken Avocado Burritos

Chicken Caesar Salad Wraps

Chicken Cordon Bleu

Chicken Enchiladas

Chicken Fajitas

Chicken Lasagna

Chicken Parmesan stuffed spaghetti squash

Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Salad on croissants

Chicken Zucchini Casserole

Country Fried chicken and mashed potatoes

Hawaiin Haystacks

Honey BBQ Chicken Strips

Lemon Chicken Wraps

Orange Chicken

Parmesan Chicken Ziti with artichokes and spinach

Sweet and Sour chicken with Fried Rice

Teriyaki Chicken

Tuscan Garlic Chicken




Citrus Pork Tacos

Ham and Cheese Sliders

Pork Chops

Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Smothered Sweet Pork Burritos

Sweet Pork Dippers

Teriyaki Pulled Pork Sandwiches


Slow Cooker

Beef Brisket

Chicken and Stuffing

Chicken Parmesan Pasta

Cream Cheese Chicken Taquitos

Cube Steak and gravy

Italian Chicken


Ritz Chicken

Roast with Potatoes and Carrots

Sweet Chile Pineapple Chicken


Instant Pot

Baby Back Ribs

Broccoli Cheddar Pasta

Chicken Marsala

Chicken Coconut Curry

Creamy Tuscan Garlic Chicken

Lemon Pepper Whole Chicken

Mac and Cheese

Mongolian Beef

Wild Rice Soup



8 can Taco Soup

Bean and Bacon soup

Beef Stew

Broccoli cheese soup

Chicken Noodle Soup


Clam Chowder

Creamy white chicken Chili

Ham and Potato Corn Chowder

Loaded Potato Soup

Sausage and Tortelloni Soup

Tomato Basil soup

Wisconsin Cauliflower Soup



Bowtie Chicken Caesar salad

Honey mustard Chicken avocado bacon salad

Steak Fajita salad

Sweet Pork Salad



Baked potatoes (Bacon cheese, Broccoli cheese, Chili cheese)

Baked Ravioli

Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta

Breakfast for Dinner (Pancakes, Waffles, French Toast, etc.)

Breakfast Burritos

Creamy Spinach Parmesan Spaghetti Squash

Creamy Spinach Tomato Tortellini

Four Cheese Ziti

Hoagies/Sub sandwiches

Homemade Pizza

Spaghetti Squash Carbonara

Shrimp, Mushroom and Spinach Alfredo

Teriyaki Salmon


This will be an ever growing list, so check back often for more ideas!