Does your mind go blank when coming up with dinner ideas?
You sit down to meal plan and woosh every meal you have ever known is gone!
Believe me. I feel ya!
I used to hate when my husband would ask, “What’s for dinner?”
I would secretly wish that food would just appear out of nowhere, but sadly that never happened. 😉
Half the battle of knowing what to cook for dinner is not having any starting list to refer to. But having a huge list of meal ideas available to look at is super helpful!
I call it a master list of common family meal ideas.
My family has a list of about 30 dinners that we rotate on a regular basis. They are the tried and true family meals that we enjoy, and I know how to cook well.
Whenever I meal plan, I simply refer to my master list of common dinners and then choose a couple of simple side dishes to go with it.
In this post, I’ve created a huge list of meal ideas to provide you inspiration to make your own master list of family meals.
Of course, not every meal idea is going to be your family’s favorite. This list is meant to give you a bunch of ideas, so that you can add to your list of dinner foods.
90+ List of Common Family Meals
Italian/Pasta Dinner Ideas
Mexican Dinner Ideas
tacos (beef, chicken, pork, fish)
Meaty Dinner Ideaspork tenderloinroasted chicken
chicken fried steak
meatballs (BBQ, Swedish)
baked chicken (BBQ, Herbs)
gam (Sliced, Maple Glazed,fried steaks)
chicken pot pie
Sandwich Dinner Ideas
philly cheese steak
BBQ pulled pork
BBQ pulled chicken
grilled or breaded chicken
egg and tomato
Rice Dinner Ideas
beef and broccoli stir fry
beef tips over rice
cheesy chicken, broccoli and rice
fried rice (chicken, pork, beef)
red beans, sausage, and rice
Korean beef bowl
Meatless Dinner Ideas
macaroni and cheese
baked potato bar
bean and cheese burrito
black bean stuffed peppers
spinach lasagna rolls
bean and veggie burrito bowl
Seafood Dinner Ideas
honey garlic butter salmon
shrimp fried rice
shrimp and sausage gumbo
garlic parmesan tilapia
baked honey marinated cod
seafood stuffed shells
Soup Dinner Ideas
loaded baked potato
vegetable (Beef, Chicken)
I hope this huge list of meal ideas has given you many popular dinner foods to consider as you meal plan.
Instead of frantically searching the internet every time you want know what to make for supper, get a printable list of common family meals when you purchase the Easy-Peasy Meal Plan Kit!
You’ll never run out of ideas to feed your family!