5 Low Maintenance Recipes for Busy Weeknights

When it comes to weeknights, cooking dinner for a family is usually not at the top of anyone's list of favorite things to do. After all, whether you have spent your day in the workplace or shuttling kids around town for whatever they might be doing, nobody wants to spend time cooking, much less deciding what to make for dinner and whether you have all the ingredients.

Whether you’re fresh out of ideas or just burnt out from the day, these five low maintenance meal kits will be your saving grace. At Chef’d, we’re the only subscription-free meal delivery service that offers hundreds of ready-to-cook kits designed for people just like you.

5 Low Maintenance Meal Kits for Families

Check out these quick, easy, and delicious meal kits that you can whip up in just 20 minutes or less.

1. Cajun Chicken Pasta

Low Maintenance Recipes for Busy Weeknights

Are you in search of an exceedingly yummy and decadent pasta dish that will spoil you with all the chicken, vegetables, and endless sumptuous carbs? Here it is. The mix of Cajun spices makes this 10-minute pasta dish unforgettable. Go ahead and play with it—that's part of the fun of cooking. Just remember the deliciousness of that first spicy bite.

Try it: Cajun Chicken Pasta

2. Italian Caprese Grilled Cheese

Low Maintenance Recipes for Busy Weeknights

Want to put new meaning in the term grilled cheese? Give it a gourmet twist by creating an Americanized Caprese sandwich. We combine fresh mozzarella, fresh tomatoes, and freshly-cut basil to produce this fantastic yet simple dish for when you are looking for something different for dinner.

Try it: Italian Caprese Grilled Cheese

3. Lemon Peppered Turkey Scaloppine

Low Maintenance Recipes for Busy Weeknights

The last time you had a turkey breast, it was probably pretty bland. This time, however, we’ve added a few things that will make this the most mouth-watering dish you’ve ever had. With plenty of lemon, cracked peppercorn, and juicy cherry tomatoes all soaked with sweet wine and butter make this a quick, easy, and delicious dish that the family will crave time and time again.

Try it: Lemon Peppered Turkey Scaloppine

4. Spicy Korean Pork Farro Bowl

Low Maintenance Recipes for Busy Weeknights

Want to add a fiery touch to your lunch or dinner? Explore new and exciting flavors with this traditional Korean dish. We provide everything you need—nutty farro, tender pork slices, and tons of fresh veggies to make a gorgeous dish topped off with a sunny-side-up egg, "fired up" with native gochujang paste.

Try it: Spicy Korean Pork Farro Bowl

5. Penne Pesto with Cherry Tomatoes and Mozzarella Cheese

Low Maintenance Recipes for Busy Weeknights

This classic combination of tomatoes, pesto, and mozzarella will create what could be called nothing less than a total game changer. This hearty penne pasta is made with the creamiest, most mouthwatering mozzarella and you'll never forget the taste—it will become a new regular meal in your household! Penne is an excellent carby base for quick family meals, and pesto is a traditional yet well-loved flavoring with deliciously nutty undertones. This is sure to be a family favorite all-around.

Try it: Penne Pesto with Cherry Tomatoes and Mozzarella Cheese

Make a Delicious Dinner in Just 10 Minutes

If you’re feeling the mid-week burnout, try adding a few of our popular 10-minute meals to your meal planning menu! Shop all of our quick, easy, and delicious meals now.