Back To School Recipes

17 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!

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Easy Recipes for Back To School

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 17 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 few super quick stovetop meals.

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 and head to ball practice. Give a few of these recipes a try so at least dinner will be an A+!

Need some side dish ideas to go with all of the yummy recipes? Here are a few of our favorite recipes from the blog that go great with these easy back to school recipes:

Teriyaki Green Beans

Teriyaki Green Beans – our favorite green bean recipe. SO delicious!! Green beans, shallot, mushrooms, garlic, teriyaki sauce and sesame…

Asparagus Au Gratin

Asparagus and Mushroom Au Gratin – so easy and tastes great! Asparagus and mushrooms topped with an easy cheese sauce…

baking dish of chicken & rice casserole

Old School Chicken & Rice Casserole

baking dish of tater tot sausage casserole

Tater Tot Sausage Breakfast Casserole

scooping taco pasta from casserole dish

Overnight Taco Pasta

two pieces of chicken parmesan in air fryer basket

Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan

baking dish of mexican casserole

Easy Mexican Casserole

bowl of brunswick stew

Quick Brunswick Stew

bowl of chicken bacon pasta

Instant Pot Crack Chicken Pasta

skillet of smoked sausage cajun alfredo pasta

Smoked Sausage Cajun Alfredo

slow cooker of cheesy chicken taco meat

Slow Cooker Queso Chicken Tacos

spooning crack chicken casserole from baking dish

Crack Chicken Casserole

bowl of spicy chicken over pasta

Chicken Lazone

slice of pizza on a spatula

Crazy Crust Pizza

bowl of spicy pork noodles

Spicy Pork Noodles

bowl of chicken chili with cornbread and fritos

Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Crack Chicken Chili

slice of million dollar lasagna on a plate with salad and a roll

Million Dollar Lasagna

bowl of steak soup and noodles

Slow Cooker Steak Soup

crockpot of shredded chicken & gravy

Crockpot Chicken & Gravy

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  1. I receive many recipes from various websites daily. While I enjoy seeing all of the recipes , I actually USE more of your recipes than anyone else’s! You have captured the essence of how we cook here in the south and I look forward to every recipe. Keep sending the “crack” sister! We love it!!

    1. I COMPLETELY AGREE Lynn! My email is full of recipe sites, but Stephanie’s caught my eye immediately! I print new recipes each week, and have tried so many, and all different types from Plainchicken.com. We have never been disappointed! Classic Southern cooking, and so good. Thank you Stephanie, all of your effort is worth it!!!!

  2. 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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