Unconventionally Domestic

Dinner Recipes

Here, you’ll find endless delicious dinner recipes from my kitchen. Each of these recipes have these things in common:

  • No lengthy backstory – just pin and get cooking!
  • Fresh ingredients
  • Easy assembly and minimal prep
  • Kid-approved without sacrificing flavor

Italian Wedding Soup

Nothing reminds me more of growing up than Italian Wedding Soup. Those baby meatballs, even smaller pasta bites of Acini De Pepe. Wedding soup comes from the Italian phrase “minestera maritata” or married soup. It’s the marriage of greens and meat. My kids love this Italian Wedding Soup recipe, including packed up for school lunch!

Nic’s Chicken Cacciatore

This Chicken Cacciatore recipe will remind you of your favorite Italian restaurant, or in my case home. The scent from the fresh herbs intermingled with the veggies and chicken is heavenly, and always gets the family ready for dinner.

Baked Ravioli with Beef

Try a new twist on lasagna or ravioli with this easy family-friendly Baked Ravioli with Beef dish. By using quality ingredients, this dish becomes super simple and absolutely delicious.

Italian Style Burgers

Being Italian means you use basil, fresh mozzarella, and tomato wherever you can – Including on burgers. Here is my go-to Italian Burger recipe.

Greek Style Quinoa Salad

A twist on a traditional Greek Salad recipe – By adding quinoa and arugula we turn this side salad into a full meal!

Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Soup

Creamy chicken soup is an easy way to get a healthy dinner on the table with minimal work! This recipe combines fresh flavors, healthy vegetables, and never turns out mushy!

Traditional Greek Salad

A traditional Greek salad recipe that will have you seeing blue & white! Ultra fresh ingredients, excellent olive oil. That’s it.

Broccolini with Italian Sausage Pasta

Broccolini with Italian sausage pasta might just be my favorite pasta recipe. While I say this about all carbs, this time I might really mean it. It’s a recipe that’s light, flavorful, and textured.

Panko-Parmesan Chicken with a Shallot Lemon Salad

A full family-friendly dinner that’s a go-to for when I have chicken and no idea what to do with it. The chicken is mild in flavor and boasts a crisp crust. It blends perfectly with the tangy notes of lemon in the salad. It’s light, clean, and airy. I serve it with a glass of…

Thai Rainbow Noodle Salad

Thai Rainbow Noodle Salad is a recipe simple to whip up and delicious any time of year. It’s pretty, fresh and full of flavor. Serve with our easy satay chicken or shrimp!

Tandoori Masala Chicken

Hands down the easiest and best Tandoori Masala Chicken recipe – made for those (like me) who do not think they could tackle Tandoori Masala.

Greek Makaronia Me Kima

Makaronia Me Kima is a Greek-style meat sauce that is bold on taste and an instant hit for both kids and adults. The traditional Greek flavor is so unique – Acidity of the tomatoes intermingles with woody cinnamon, red pepper heat, and fresh mint. Make extra of this dish to freeze for easy dinners on…

Top 6 Recipes for Fall

My Top 6 Recipes for Fall. Each recipe has been chosen for easy preparations, ultimate flavor, and peak color!

Bibb Wedge Salad

This Bibb Lettuce Wedge Salad is one I crave. The ingredients you select are most important. It might seem fussy, I know. Just try it, I promise you’ll fall in love.

Meatball Caprese

Meatball caprese is a go-to recipe in my home, one I serve once a month. I always make enough to share with the neighbors – it’s that kind of recipe! Simple to assemble and quick to bake, plan for the kids to join in on the cooking.

Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

This creamy chicken and rice soup recipe will warm your heart and fill your belly too! Serve with a nice crusty bread or a side of veggies for a full meal.

Sheet Pan Nachos Dinner

Sheet pan nachos are a crazy easy dinner recipe, perfect for cooking in on vacation nights or weeknights. We promise this will be a hit for everyone!

Saffron Cream Chicken Scaloppine

Hands down one of our favorite dishes! Saffron Cream Chicken Scaloppini is a little Italian + a little Moroccan. The saffron adds coveted taste, intoxicating scent and rich color.

Chicken Saltimbocca with Basil

Unconventionally Domestic’s Chicken Saltimbocca. Simple to assemble dish offering light Italian flavor. Serve with a robust salad or veggies.

Simple Slow Cooker Pot Roast

A simple slow cooker pot roast you can prep in the morning and not tend to again until you serve! Fall-apart tender meat and hearty vegetables make for a full meal.

Egg Salad that never disappoints!

This egg salad recipe will never let you down! We often make this for dinner and serve with a salad, roasted broccoli or green beans, and a side of cous-cous. It also goes well with our scalloped potatoes!

Vodka Sauce

Who doesn’t love vodka, especially in a sauce. The trick to vodka sauce is simple – minimal vodka + allow it to reduce. Now you have a quick and delicious recipe everyone will have extra portions of!

Italian Girl’s Chicken Parmesan

This Italian Girl’s Chicken Parmesan is as good as it gets! Authentic and simple, this Chicken Parm dish will become a meal time go to!

Mexican Flank Steak

So simple and so good. This delicious marinaded flank steak is a quick and easy recipe and great for entertaining!

Sausage Rigatoni

Delicious and kid-friendly Sausage Rigatoni, Just the Recipe, submitted by Kari Hoffman of Lake Placid, NY. Her twins are big fans of this yummy dish!

Chicken Divan

This southern style casserole, Chicken Divan, has been an instant hit in our home for years. The kids can even help with the mixing and measuring!

Steak Pizzaiola

Steak Pizzaiola is a dish we’ve made for years. Easy and impressive Italian recipe.

Fresh Stuffed Peppers

Super easy stuffed pepper recipe, integrating fresh ingredients over artificial flavors. Make for a healthy and balanced meal the kids will love!

Chicken Marsala

Delicious chicken marsala that’s both a hit for the whole family and company! Fresh rosemary is the key to this healthy dish.

Easy and Delicious Chili

Quick and customizable chili! Make this dish your own by simply switching one item for another. This is a great dish when you’re in a pinch!

Pasta e Fagioli

Pasta e fagioli made simple. Delicious and hearty Italian soup makes for an excellent family meal. Serve with a crusty bread for dipping!

Simple Chicken Piccata

Simple lemon chicken piccata your family and guest’s will ask you to make again and again!

Warm Chicken Veggie Rice Bowl

Quick and easy homemade rice bowl for a healthy meal option for the whole family. Mix ingredients or serve separate for picky eaters.

Pot Roast Sliders

Flavorful roast beef topped with creamy chipotle sauce and swiss cheese on a delicious roll.

Easy Chicken Satay

Simple Martha Stewart recipe for the grill the whole family will love. Our kids request I make this every couple weeks.

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