Here are 7 easy weeknight dinners that are a nice break from the usual; from Pure Wow

On those days when you feel like you’ve been through the ringer, the last thing you want to do is come home and cook up a gourmet meal—but the last thing your kids’ want is yet another plate of spaghetti (fine, the last thing they need). While there’s absolutely no shame in the noodle game, there are a few alternatives you should consider adding to your dinner rotation. Here, seven easy weeknight recipes the kids will love.

20 minute shrimp scampi zoodles recipe 9211

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Enlist the kiddos as sous chefs and let them spiralize the zucchinis themselves.

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30-MINUTE CREAMY CHICKEN, CORN AND TOMATO SKILLET

One skillet wonders are the super hero of weekday dinners.

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CHEATER’S VEGETARIAN PIZZA WITH ZUCCHINI AND BELL PEPPERS

No kid has ever turned down pizza (even if it is overloaded with healthy veggies).

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15 minute skillet pepper steak recipe 9211

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15-MINUTE SKILLET PEPPER STEAK

A stir-fry go-to that’s as pretty as it is delicious.

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slow cooker chicken tikka masala meatballs recipe

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SLOW COOKER CHICKEN TIKKA MASALA MEATBALLS

Technically this recipe takes 6 hours. But 5 hours and 50 minutes of that is spent in the slow cooker, so really, it’s a ten-minute effort with a day’s worth of flavor.

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cacio e pepe cauliflower 921

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CACIO E PEPE CAULIFLOWER

It’s basically an über fancy mac and cheese. They won’t even miss the macaroni pasta (if you don’t tell them).

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HONEY LIME CHICKEN AND VEGGIES IN FOIL

No mess, no stress.

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