Back To School Recipes

15 Back To School Recipes – Back to school is a crazy time of year. You don’t have time to think about dinner when you are trying to figure out math homework. Give a few of these recipes a try so at least dinner will be an A+! Make-ahead recipes, soups, casseroles, Instant Pot meals, an Air Fryer recipe, and a super quick stovetop meal. All of these recipes are super easy to make and are sure to please even the pickiest eaters! #mealplan #backtoschool

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I can’t believe that I am already seeing the first day of school pictures online. It feels like summer just started! Where did the time go?!?!?

With school starting, dinner is the last thing you want to be thinking about. Today I am sharing 15 of the best recipes to make dinner during the new school year a breeze. All of these recipes are super easy to make and are sure to please even the pickiest eaters. I’ve got make-ahead recipes, soups, casseroles, Instant Pot meals, and a super quick stovetop meal.

Back to school is a crazy time of year. You don’t have time to think about dinner when you are trying to figure out math homework. Give a few of these recipes a try so at least dinner will be an A+!

Old School Chicken and Rice Casserole - seriously THE BEST!!! Everyone cleaned their plate and went back for seconds - even our picky eaters!!! Chicken, cream of chicken, cream of mushroom, cream of celery, onion powder, garlic powder, water, milk, instant rice and parmesan cheese. This has quickly become a family favorite! We make it at least once a month. SO good!!

Old School Chicken & Rice Casserole

Tater Tot Sausage Breakfast Casserole - great make ahead recipe! Sausage, cheddar cheese, tater tots, eggs, milk, garlic, onion and black pepper. Can refrigerate or freeze for later. Great for breakfast. lunch or dinner. Everyone loves this easy breakfast casserole!!

Tater Tot Sausage Breakfast Casserole

Overnight Chicken Tetrazzini - a new family favorite! It is on repeat in our house! Just dump everything in the casserole dish and refrigerate overnight. No boiling the noodles. They will soften overnight and be cooked to perfection in the finished dish. Chicken, cream of chicken, cream of mushroom, milk, chicken broth, onion, garlic, elbow macaroni and parmesan cheese. Use a rotisserie chicken for quick prep. #casserole #chicken #kidfriendly #noboil

Overnight Chicken Tetrazzini

Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan - all the flavor and none of the fat! I am OBSESSED with this crunchy and delicious chicken! SO easy to make and ready in about 10 minutes. Chicken cutlets, eggs, flour, Italian breadcrumbs, panko breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, spaghetti sauce and mozzarella cheese. Serves with a simple side salad and dinner is done! #airfryer #chicken

Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan

taco rice casserole on a plate with biscuits

Taco Sour Cream Rice Bake

Instant Pot Crack Chicken Pasta - chicken pasta loaded with cheddar, bacon and ranch! Seriously delicious! 4 minutes of cook time. We ate this two days in a row. Chicken, ranch dressing mix, bacon, chicken broth, water, cream cheese, penne pasta and cheddar cheese. Everyone cleaned their plate! Even our picky eaters!! #chicken #InstantPot #pasta

Instant Pot Crack Chicken Pasta

BBQ Pot Roast over Cheddar Ranch Grits - chuck roast slow cooked in a homemade BBQ sauce and served over Quick Cheddar Ranch Grits - this pot roast is SOOO good! I wanted to lick my plate! EVERYONE LOVES this pot roast!

BBQ Pot Roast Over Cheddar Ranch Grits

cheesy chicken taco meat in slow cooker

Slow Cooker Queso Chicken Tacos

spoonful of chicken casserole

Million Dollar Chicken Casserole

Crazy Crust Pizza - our new favorite pizza!! No rolling out dough - the crust is made from a liquid batter. Top the pizza with your favorite toppings. Flour, salt, Italian seasoning, eggs, milk, pepperoni, sausage, ham, pizza sauce and mozzarella cheese. We LOVE this pizza! We've been making it once a week for the past month. It is our go-to recipe!! #pizza #casserole

Crazy Crust Pizza

Spicy Pork Noodles - ready to eat in 10 minutes!!! Only 5 ingredients! Great weeknight meal!! Great way to use up leftover pork tenderloin. Pork tenderloin, brown sugar, soy sauce, chili garlic sauce, ramen noodles and green onions for garnish. Can add green beans or asparagus. We ate this twice in one week. Everyone LOVES this easy noodle bowl!! #pork #asian #ramen #noodles

Spicy Pork Noodles

Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Crack Chicken Chili - this stuff is AMAZING! We've made it 3 times this month! We can't get enough of it!!! Chicken, corn, black beans, chicken broth, diced tomatoes and green chiles, cumin, chili powder, onion, ranch seasoning, bacon and cheddar cheese. We served the chili with some cornbread and Fritos. PERFECT! This is already on the menu again this weekend! YUM! #crockpot #slowcooker #chicken #chili

Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Crack Chicken Chili

Million Dollar Ravioli Casserole - seriously delicious! Meat sauce, frozen ravioli, and 4 cheeses! The BEST pasta casserole EVER!!! Can make ahead and refrigerate or freeze for later. Frozen cheese ravioli, cream cheese, sour cream, cottage cheese, Italian sausage, spaghetti sauce, parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese. Serve with a simple salad and garlic bread. Great for dinner parties and potlucks! Everyone loves this easy casserole! I never have any leftovers!! #casserole #pasta #freezermeal

Million Dollar Ravioli Casserole

Slow Cooker Steak Soup - sirloin roast, beef broth, onion soup mix, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce and egg noodles. Cooks all day in the crockpot - even the noodles. Serve with some crusty bread for an easy weeknight meal!

Slow Cooker Steak Soup

chicken and gravy in a crock pot

Crockpot Chicken & Gravy

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  1. I love your recipes?. I hate that you use "crack" in the titles in such a profligate manner. Can't you use words like delicious, delectable and other such words?

    1. Toni – I hate that people don't know the definition of crack. Look it up! Crack as an adjective is defined as "very good, especially at a specified activity or in a specified role". I guess you’ve never cracked glass, or cracked a joke, or cracked up laughing. Crack was a word long before there was ever a drug.

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