Friday Night Dinner Ideas

The best evenings are spent with the people you love, eating good food and having a good time. But what if you don't have any ideas for Friday night dinner? Well, this blog post is just for you!

Let us help you with some of our favorite recipes that'll make your mouth water and stomach happy!

1. Maple Glazed Salmon

Maple Glazed Salmon

This Maple Glazed Salmon recipe is one you'll want to add to your regular rotation. The salmon is tender and juicy with a delicious maple glaze that subtle sweetness.

This recipe is easy to follow, and it's perfect for a quick and easy Friday night dinner.

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2. Nacho Pot Pie

Nacho Pot Pie

Nachos and pot pies are a match made in heaven. Grab a store-bought crust, layer some nachos on the bottom for some needed crunch, and stick it in the oven at 350 degrees F until it's crispy.

Pour some cheese over the nachos, add a little taco meat or salsa, more cheese, then some beans and corn for added protein.

If you're feeling adventurous, top with guacamole and sour cream! Get this Nacho Pot Pie recipe here.

3. Coca Cola Chicken

Coca Cola Chicken

This Coca-Cola Chicken is a dish with a sweet and sticky flavor. The chicken will be moist from the cola that seeps into it. You can cook it with other ingredients in a baking dish to make the meal even tastier.

4. Meatball Subs

Meatball Subs

Meatball Subs are a favorite recipe for a crowd and are easy to make. The sandwiches are broiled until golden, and the cheese is bubbly for the perfect bite! They are tender and juicy and simmered in a flavorful tomato sauce.

5. Bisquick Cheeseburger Pie

Bisquick Cheeseburger Pie

This tasty dinner recipe is made with Bisquick mix, cheese, ground beef, eggs, ketchup, and mustard. It has a crust that is buttery and moist.

The filling has a quiche-like consistency. It tastes so good! Get this Bisquick Cheeseburger Pie Recipe here.

6. Toad In The Hole 

Toad In The Hole

Toad in the Hole is a classic British dish consisting of a Yorkshire pudding embedded inside the sausage. It's a pretty simple dish to make, and it's always a hit with everyone.

7. Aubergine Parmesan Milanese

Aubergine Parmesan Milanese

This Aubergine dish is a great way to elevate the humble vegetable. The breadcrumbs add a nice crunch to the dish, while the buttery texture of the Aubergine is a real treat. Get this Aubergine Parmesan Milanese recipe here.

8. Steak Diane 

Steak Diane Sauce

Steak Diane is an easy yet impressive meal to make for guests. The sauce is cream, cognac, shallots, beef stock, dijon mustard, and Worcestershire sauce. It's simple yet flavorful and sure to impress your guests!

9. French Onion Meatloaf

French Onion Meatloaf

This is an easy French Onion Meatloaf meal that you can make for dinner. The recipe uses a blend of spices with caramelized onions and savory onion gravy. It's the ultimate comfort meal.

10. Chicken Paella With Prawns And Beans 

Chicken Paella With Prawns And Beans

This Chicken Paella With Prawns And Beans dish is a great meal to make on a Friday night.

It's simple to prepare, and it's sure to please everyone at the dinner table. Plus, the leftovers make for a delicious lunch the next day.

11. Cob Loaf Recipes

Cob Loaf Recipes

If you're looking for a fun and easy dinner idea, why not try making a Cob Loaf?

Cob loaves are bread bowls that are stuffed with all sorts of delicious ingredients, and they're perfect for feeding a crowd.

12. Butter Chicken

Butter Chicken

Butter Chicken is a dish that you can make in 30 minutes, and it's a perfect side to a bowl of rice or cauliflower rice if you're going for a healthier option instead.

Butter chicken is delicious because it has a creamy sauce, and the best part about it is that it's pretty easy to make- just read the recipe for yourself!

13. Avocado Chicken Parmesan

Avocado Chicken Parmesan

This Avocado Chicken Parmesan is a really easy and tasty meal to make on a Friday night.

Just bread some chicken breasts, fry them up and top with a simple avocado and tomato sauce. Finished off with some cheese, and you're good to go!

14. Sesame Beef

Sesame Beef

Sesame Beef is a stir-fry dish comprised of flank steak, red peppers, and green onions. This dish tastes just as great as takeout without extra fat and calories!

15. Layer Dip

7 Layer Dip

7 Layer Dip is one of the most delicious dips you can serve at a party. It features seven layers that are filled with all sorts of tasty ingredients.

It’s perfect for any occasion, and always the first thing is gone. Everyone loves it. And, it couldn't be easier to prepare!

16. American Goulash

American Goulash

American Goulash is an easy, home-style meal perfect for feeding a crowd or a hungry family.

It's made in one pot and loaded with beef and pasta. So it's hearty and filling! You can serve it with garlic bread or a salad on the side.

17. Margherita Flatbread Pizza

Margherita Flatbread Pizza

This Margherita Flatbread Pizza recipe is the fastest way to get a taste of your favorite pie. In just 5 minutes, you have got a delicious Margherita flatbread pizza ready to serve with a store-bought crust!

18. Vegetarian Black Bean Enchiladas

Vegetarian Black Bean Enchiladas

This dish is a perfect option for vegetarian people because it doesn't include any meat.

The dish is made with original GOYA® Black Bean Soup and corn tortillas, cheese, and scallions.

This recipe starts by heating the black bean soup and adding onion, pepper, and extra virgin olive oil. Get this Vegetarian Black Bean Enchiladas recipe here.

19. Chicken Burrito Bowl

Chicken Burrito Bowl

This Chicken Burrito Bowl is a great, easy meal to make. It's perfect for a quick weeknight dinner. The chicken is grilled and juicy, and the bowl is packed with flavor. You can customize your bowl however you like, with any toppings.

20. Blackened Mahi Mahi

Blackened Mahi Mahi

This Blackened Mahi Mahi dinner meal is a healthy and easy way to enjoy seafood. The fish is marinated in blackening seasoning, olive oil, and lemon juice.

It is then pan-seared to perfection. The avocado-cilantro-lime sauce adds a delicious finishing touch to the dish.

21. Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

These Quinoa Stuffed Peppers are inspired by the Middle East and the Mediterranean flavors.

They are filled with delicious vegetables, spices, nuts, and dried cranberries, making them a nutritious meal that is vegetarian-friendly and gluten-free.

22. Everything Bagel Chicken Tenders

Everything Bagel Chicken Tenders

Everything Bagel Chicken Tenders make for a quick and easy weeknight dinner!

These crispy baked chicken tenders are coated in a flavorful everything bagel seasoning, making them the perfect meal for any bagel lover.

Serve these chicken tenders with a sweet and tangy maple-mustard dipping sauce for a meal that will be sure to please!

23. Mustard & Sage Potato Encrusted Pork Cutlets

Mustard & Sage Potato Encrusted Pork Cutlets

This Mustard and Sage Potato Encrusted Pork Cutlets is a dinner meal that we all enjoy at times. The dish is tender center-cut pork cutlets lightly breaded with potato flakes, mustard, and fresh sage. After the steak has been breaded, it's fried until golden brown.

24. Pasta with Turkey Sausage and Peas

Pasta with Turkey Sausage and Peas

This pasta dish is a healthy and easy way to make a fast Italian dinner for any night of the week.

The turkey sausage and peas give this dish a hearty and comforting flavor, while the whole-wheat pasta provides plenty of fiber.

This meal is also low in calories and sodium, making it a healthy option for anyone looking for a quick and easy dinner. Get this Pasta with Turkey Sausage and Peas recipe here.

25. Grilled Steak Kabobs

Grilled Steak Kabobs

These Grilled Steak Kabobs are delicious, easy to make dinner on the grill.

The steak, onion, squash, potato, and mushroom combination is a great flavor combination that everyone will love.

The kabobs are also easy to prepare, making them perfect for a Friday night meal.

26. Sausage White Bean Soup

Sausage and white bean soup come with bread

This Sausage White Bean Soup recipe is a delicious and hearty Italian soup perfect for a winter dinner. The soup is made with bacon, sausage, spinach, and cannellini beans, packed with flavor.

27. Thai Steak and Noodle Salad 

Thai Steak and Noodle Salad

This Thai Steak and Noodle Salad is a light and refreshing summer meal. The steak is marinated in a delicious Thai-inspired sauce, and the veggie noodles add a healthy and tasty crunch to the salad. This is a perfect meal for a hot summer night!

28. Creamy Chicken Corn Chowder

Creamy Chicken Corn Chowder

This Creamy Chicken Corn Chowder is a delicious dish that is low in points. It has many foods that are considered healthy and a great way to balance out a meal. The creamy chicken corn chowder also includes potatoes, filling, and satisfying.

29. Salad Jambalaya

Salad Jambalaya

This Salad Jambalaya is the main dish that you can prepare in a short amount of time. It is perfect for a hot and sultry day and has many different flavors. 

It is made with rice, vegetables, and seafood. There is little cooking involved, and you can even make it with pre-cooked rice you zap in the microwave.

The dish has all the flavors of a traditional Jambalaya.

30. Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes

The Sloppy Joes dinner meal is a famous American dish that most people enjoy. It is a sloppy, savory, and sweetmeat dish with tang. The dish includes a tomato-based sauce, and they freeze well for future use.

31. Cold Peanut Soba Noodles with Chicken

Cold Peanut Soba Noodles with Chicken

This delicious and easy Cold Peanut Soba Noodles with Chicken meal is perfect for a Friday night party.

The dish comes together in just 25 minutes, and it's a great way to get protein, starch, and vegetable all in one meal.

Plus, the frozen shelled edamame adds a nice pop of color and texture to the dish.

32. Quick Shells And Cheese

Quick Shells And Cheese

Who doesn't love a good box of mac and cheese? This recipe from Ree Drummond is so quick and easy to make, and the cheese sauce is extra creamy. Your kids will love this meal! Get this Quick Shells And Cheese recipe here.


Whether you want to impress your friends at the next potluck or just have an enjoyable Friday night with family, this list has something for everyone!

From sliders to lasagna rolls, there's no need to spend hours cooking on Friday nights when we've got so many delicious options right here.

Which recipe do you think sounds best? Let us know by commenting below!

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