Recipe Roundups

17 Easy Suppers For The Back To School Season

Kosher.com Staff August 17, 2023

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We go straight from summer into a time that is capital-H HECTIC. Laundry from camp, supplies for the kids, uniforms, hair cuts, lice check, etc. Yom Tov might also be in a few weeks, but nobody asked.

While supper needs to find its way to the table, it is not the first nor third thing on our minds. And when we do get down to it, we have a few stipulations.

We need easy to prep, easy to serve, and pleasing to eat food for all ages. We need ideas that can be done in one pot or one pan, and bonus points if they satisfy the protein, carb, vegetable triangle in one bite.

Deep breaths. We got you covered.

1. One-Pot Asian Meatballs with Rice and Broccoli by Rena Tuchinsky

One pot, a handful of ingredients, and a bit of time in the kitchen is all you need to get supper on the table quickly!

For more super easy suppers that will please everyone at the table, watch Supper, Again?

2. Semi-Homemade Chicken Sandwich by Michal Frischman

When Chanie assigns me a set on the “real recipes I make for my real family barbecues,” my response is a raised eyebrow (a raised eyebrow emoji, if we’re being real, which I feel like we are). The good people who read Family Table have no interest in hearing about me putting chicken into store-bought sauces and grilling them, I say. She begs to differ, and she’s usually right about all things. These are highly customizable, so you can make them exactly how you like them.

3. Gnocchi with Meat Sauce by Esty Wolbe

Esty is back with the ultimate easy one-pot dinner that proves gnocchi isn’t all about the dairy. With Bartenura gnocchi, your meat gnocchi sauce will be ready in three minutes! Get ready to add this one to your weekly dinner rotation.
Watch the video here!

4. Broiled Pesto Pargiyot with Caesar Salad by Danielle Renov

Crispy schnitzel is delicious but who likes standing over a pan of hot oil to get them? These breaded pargiyot (boneless chicken thighs) are dipped in a pesto sauce, breaded and baked- less effort but with the same results, and add extra points for health! Click here to watch Dinner with Danielle.

5. Sheet-Pan Capon Dinner by Miriam (Pascal) Cohen

I first came up with this idea on a whim. I hid some veggies under chicken I was baking — and the result was so good! The chicken gave delicious flavor to the veggies and gave them an almost steamed feel. Feel free to use broccoli instead of cauliflower.

6. Sheet Pan Spatchcock Chicken by Tamar Teitelbaum

Crispy whole chicken with delicious vegetables all roasted up to a perfect, flavorful brown. How do you make a whole chicken on a sheet pan? With the trendy spatchcock method! I will show you how to butterfly a whole chicken, set up the sheet pan, stick it in the oven and an hour later…come back to perfect deliciousness and a smell that will have your whole family gathering for dinner!

This sheet pan dinner includes a whole chicken that will roast up tender and juicy on the inside with a crisp outer skin, perfectly seasoned with fragrant flavors. Onions break down and caramelize on the pan without burning while potatoes and red peppers roast up as a satisfying accompaniment.

7. Salmon Bowl with Veggies and Rice by Faigy Murray

At least once a week, I like to make a light supper. Salmon is a perfect option—it’s pareve, it’s not heavy, and most people like it. This dish is really easy and quick to put together. You can serve it in individual bowls or put out little bowls with all the different components and everyone can make their own.

8. Estee’s Tomato Fish by Estee Kafra

This recipe works well with a variety of white fish. Here I used tilapia, but sole, turbot and halibut are all excellent substitutions. I make it in an oven-to-tableware dish and serve it straight from the oven, still in the baking dish.

9. Sweet and Sour Pepper Steak by Menachem Goodman

I’m a huge fan of Chinese food. This is a twist on everyone’s favorite dish. It’s not only delicious but super simple. Serve it over rice or ramen noodles and you have a winner dinner.

For more great ideas, watch Just Make It!

10. Turkey Stew by Brynie Greisman

This stew is so easy to put together. Put it up and forget about it until your house is infused with delicious aromas. Supper is ready to be served!

11. Crock-Pot Asian Chicken and Rice by Sima Kazarnovsky

Think sheet-pan recipe, but in a Crock-Pot. You’ve got your carb, your protein, and your veggies, all in one steaming bowl of comfort. Enjoy it after a long day or whenever else you’re in the mood of a light but hearty kind of comfort food.

12. Shake ’n Bake Chicken Poppers by Tanya Ohana

Who doesn’t love a good SHAKE’N BAKE chicken recipe? These chicken poppers are the perfect easy, delicious, crowd-pleasing dinner! The best is that they’re baked.

13. Cracker Crumb Chicken Tenders by Leah Leora

New weeknight-meal alert! These crushed crackers-coated and baked chicken strips are a definite must-try.

14. Ramen Shakshuka by Chanie Apfelbaum

Ah, shakshuka, you are my all-time favorite breakfast. I love changing you up with different ingredients, and serving you for brunch, placing the pan right in the middle of the table, family style. I’ve created so many variations of shakshuka on my blog over the years – from garbanzo bean shakshuka to spaghetti squash shakshuka, eggplant shakshuka, and even Mexican quinoa shakshuka. This ramen-based recipe is a super-simplified version, so you can make it with very few ingredients on hand.

15. Falafel Arayes by Erin Grunstein

This is one of those recipes that came about when I realized I didn’t have what I needed for my originally planned dinner. And it’s definitely staying on the dinner rotation.

16. Skillet Lasagna with Mushrooms & Mozzarella by Nina Safar

While I love a hearty lasagna, I am far from thrilled at the thought of boiling noodles, having to assemble the dish, and then waiting for it to bake. When I think of a recipe, I like to strip it down to the essentials. What does it really need to taste good? Everything else is optional and depends on how much energy I have.

What I love about this recipe is that it has the familiar flavors of the classic, but without the fuss. I cooked my veggies, noodles, sauce and cheese all in one pot. No baking. No mess. This is the perfect weeknight dinner. Serve with a fresh garden salad and toasted garlic bread.

17. Egg-stra Special Tortillas by Chavi Feldman

I know that scrambled eggs may seem like a breakfast food, but in a home full of picky eaters, we improvise at mealtime and make use of the foods my kids actually like. So eggs for dinner can be quite normal in the Feldman home. And what’s not to like about this one? It definitely checks all of the boxes…quick and easy, light, filling, and healthy. Oh, and did I mention delicious too?