Between practices and games, coming up with quick meals that my family will actually enjoy and isn’t just something unhealthy, can be tricky. I tend to just make the same things over because I know how to and I know everyone will eat them. So switching it up is exciting for everyone. All these dinner ideas for sports nights are simple and quick, but you can still sit down and enjoy eating as a family before a hectic night of sports!
Easy Dinner Ideas for Sports Nights
Making sure to get in the kitchen and prepare a good dinner for my family is important to me. And during the fall and spring sport seasons, it can be hard to find the time. So I find recipes like all of these listed below, to insure I don’t have to stop for fast food several nights a week.
This super easy and quick chicken pot pie looks delicious! I use rotisserie chicken and frozen vegetables to cut down the prep time. Chicken pot pie is always a hit around here.
Creamy sausage and potatoes! I like simple and hearty meals to refuel for the next day.
These pan fried pork chops make for a quick and easy dinner! We don’t eat fried food often, especially at home, but when we do it’s normally lean pork chops.
Now I’ve been known to go hunting for the perfect cheesesteak. This cheesesteak casserole makes it a week night treat!
This three cheese chicken florentine looks amazing!
Roasted broccoli and chicken. Quick, yummy and healthy!
This one pot taco skillet looks amazing and so easy to make! They had me at “one pot.”
Quick and easy meatball casserole. I’m not sure what it is about kids and meatballs but they are always a hit.
Shrimp cooks so fast! We love these grilled ginger garlic shrimp skewers. The marinade can be prepared ahead of time. I like to let the shrimp marinate while we are practice. Once we get home, I just have to fire up the gas grill and turn on the rice cooker. It takes minutes to cook!
I’ll definitely need to try this sausage tortellini skillet!
Instant pot spaghetti! Who doesn’t love spaghetti?! I make my spaghetti sauce loaded with fresh vegetables. Not only does the instant pot make it a quick meal to prepare, but I double up my recipe and freeze half of it for another night.
Super easy one pot chicken veggie skillet! Chicken is a great source of protein.
Skillet chili, a great go-to! This one is perfect for the cooler nights near the end of the fall season. We’re in Florida so we sweat through most of the fall season.
Sausage onion and potato sheet pan dinner!
I love one pot dinners, and this broccoli mushroom pasta looks like a great one!
This balsamic chicken salad sandwich recipe looks like something I need to try! Wish me luck because my family doesn’t believe in sandwiches for dinner!
Fruit and savory fried rice… clever name!
Mini turkey meatloaves are an easy freeze ahead meal. I make great use of our deep freezer during the busier seasons.
One skillet beef and cabbage, super quick and easy! This one is a great recipe for the spring season. Cabbage is in season and normally on sale because of Saint Patrick’s Day. I don’t just get enough for our Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage night. I stock up for other meals too!
This crockpot pierogi casserole looks so fun!
Light chicken and pasta is always a kid favorite. We often have this for lunch in the summer too.
If you wish you could be at Ikea instead of at sports practice, you could make these easy swedish meatballs and feel like you are there, at least.
Are you tired of having the same old tacos on Tuesdays? Mix it up with these street rib beef tacos.
Who doesn’t love a 30 minute chicken pita recipe?
Definitely going to have to try this crunchy taco pie!
Super quick and easy ground beef casserole!
And of course we have sloppy joes on our menu too…a healthier version, of course.
Looking for more?
Hopefully you were able to find lots of new recipes to try out! I know how hard it can be, but it’s definitely not impossible to make great meals even on sports nights. Let me know which ones you plan on trying and which ones work out for your family!
What is your go-to meal on sports nights?
I’d love to get even more ideas so leave me some suggestions! And don’t forget to pin this so you can grab a recipe whenever you need one!
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