We have often needed some new, exciting Wednesday dinner ideas. When hump day comes around, you really need something delicious to help get you through the rest of the week!
If you have also struggled to find great Wednesday night dinner ideas, don’t worry, we can help! We have searched the internet to find some exciting recipes that are also easy to make.
We are all tired from a busy week by Wednesday and need a nice simple meal.
These recipes may be quick, but they are also very flavorful. There is a good variety of dishes on this list, so there is something for everyone!
Wednesday night is going to become a night everyone looks forward to. With this yummy recipe list, you can keep Wednesday night dinners fresh and new for several weeks.
1. Simple Chicken Parmesan
Our Simple Green Moms chicken parmesan is so easy to make but a real crowd-pleaser. Everyone loves chicken with cheese and sauce!
We skip the bread crumbs on our chicken and opt for simple cheeses instead. The chicken breast is rolled in grated parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese.
It bakes with marinara sauce while you boil the pasta.
You only need five ingredients to make this perfect, simple Wednesday night dinner. It is healthy, tasty, and ideal for a mid-week meal.
2. Pineapple Fried Rice
This pineapple fried rice’s sweet and savory flavor combinations make it a meal everyone will love. Recipes that make everyone smile are definitely the best!
This pineapple fried rice is exciting enough to spice up Wednesday hump day but easy enough to make in the middle of a busy week.
This recipe from Cookie and Kate is made with brown rice, pineapple, red bell pepper, garlic, and cashews. The tamari and chili garlic sauce in the fried rice add a nice spicy taste.
This is a delicious food that even your kids will love! Dinner recipes like this really are the best.
3. Loaded Sweet Potatoes
Loaded baked sweet potatoes are a fun meal to help you get over the mid-week slump. You can roast the sweet potatoes ahead of time, so they are ready to eat when dinner time comes around.
Sweet potatoes are stuffed with black beans, corn, tomatoes, green onions, and melted cheese. This recipe from Skinnytaste is vegetarian, but you can easily add some cooked ground beef to bulk up the meal.
4. Fettuccini Alfredo
Fettuccine alfredo is a decadent dish that is often you may think belongs in a fancy restaurant. With this simple recipe from Lil Luna, you can make fettuccine in under half an hour! Sounds like a perfect Wednesday meal!
Tender-cooked fettuccini noodles are tossed in a creamy, rich parmesan cheese sauce.
Feel free to add mushrooms or grilled chicken to make the pasta dish more filling. Grilled shrimp is another addition that will increase the flavors and make the meal a little more filling. However, it is great on its own!
5. Easy Homemade Pizza
Make Wednesday night pizza night using this recipe from Simply Recipes. It will show you how to quickly make your personalized pizza in just a few minutes.
While the recipe will show you how to make pizza dough from scratch, you can choose to buy store-bought dough to save even more time.
Ask your local pizza restaurant if you can buy just pizza dough. You can also find it in the freezer section of any grocery store.
Top your pizza with tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, bell peppers, bacon, or any of your favorite toppings.
6. Marinated Grilled Chicken
Lime marinated grilled chicken will make your work week so much better. Start marinating your chicken in the morning and then grill it for dinner. One bit of this delicious lime chicken, and you will be happy it is Wednesday!
Use this recipe from Recipe Tin Eats to make a perfect chicken breast marinade. Grill the chicken until it is slightly charred.
Serve the chicken over brown rice or with some simple pasta and steamed vegetables. It is quick dinner ideas like this that we love!
7. Mac and Cheese
Our Simple Green Moms white cheddar mac and cheese is easy and super delicious. It is a fun switch from regular mac and cheese and way better than any boxed mac and cheese you may try.
We use a blend of sharp cheddar, milk, and butter. Use any of your favorite pasta shapes to make the mac and cheese. Get creative with your Wednesday food!
8. Air Fryer Chicken
We love chicken wings, and making them in the air fryer makes them healthier but still delicious. Use this recipe from Wholesome Yum to make perfect, crispy chicken wings in the air fryer.
Make your fried chicken dinner complete and serve your wings with ranch dressing, hot sauce, or a chili-lime garlic glaze. The sauce can really make this recipe pop!
Choose your favorite flavor sauce, and be sure to make extra. A few veggies alongside the air-fried chicken wings make it a healthy, complete meal.
9. Veggie Pasta
A good veggie pasta makes for a fantastic weeknight dinner. We love pastas that are healthy as well as filling, like this one from Cooking Classy.
The veggies in the pasta are beautiful and add a lot of flavors. The bell peppers, zucchini, broccoli, and tomatoes are a perfect combination.
Make this meal even more filling by adding some grilled chicken or shrimp. Some simple shredded rotisserie chicken tossed into the pasta is a great east addition.
10. Stuffed Peppers
Stuffed peppers are such a perfect make-ahead meal that you can serve on Wednesday night. Follow the ingredients directions from Healthy Recipes Blog to make perfect, tender stuffed peppers.
Choose large green or red peppers. Stuff the peppers with rice, ground beef, or ground chicken. Tomato sauce makes the peppers nice and juicy.
Top the peppers with shredded mozzarella and parmesan for a delicious flavor addition.
11. Creamy Chicken Salad
We are crazy about this simple, classic creamy chicken salad from The Kitchn. It takes almost no cooking time and is one of the more easy recipes on our list. You are going to love it for Wednesday night dinner.
Use rotisserie chicken or pre-cooked chicken breast to make this meal extra easy. The crunch walnuts are a nice compliment to the tangy sour cream.
Serve the chicken salad as a sandwich, or simply eat it right from the bowl.
12. Chicken and Waffles
Chicken and waffles may be one of the best Wednesday night dinner ideas we have ever had. Everyone loves breakfast for dinner and the fried chicken paired with waffles is the perfect combination of sweet and savory.
Make this recipe from Grandbaby Cakes, and you are sure to eat every bite of your meal. Your whole family will go crazy for the tender waffles and crunchy chicken. It may become a dish you cook all the time!
13. Grilled Burgers
Juicy steakhouse burgers are a great way to make Wednesday cooking exciting. This recipe from Once Upon a Chef is especially amazing.
Fire up your grill in the summertime and cook the burgers outside. They are also perfect for cooking in the winter, right in a skillet on the stovetop.
Top your burgers with bacon, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, or any of your favorite burger toppings.
14. Fish Tacos
These easy fish tacos from Spend With Pennies will definitely be one of your favorite Wednesday night dinner ideas. We love recipes like this that are customizable and simple!
Choose your favorite fish to add to the soft taco shells. The creamy sour cream, mayonnaise, and sriracha sauce are the perfect topping. A little fresh lime juice really makes the tacos bright and exciting.
Add your favorite toppings to the tacos to make them fit your personal tastes. Crunchy onions, lettuce, jalapenos, some salsa, and even a sprinkle of bacon will all be great.
15. Sloppy Joes
The Culinary Hill will show you how to make a perfect sloppy joe recipe that will remind you of childhood. The tender ground beef is so juicy that you will need extra napkins!
Add some bacon to your sloppy joe, or keep your dinner traditional with just the meat and bun.
16. Vegetable Stir Fry
Don’t order takeout on a Wednesday night. Make your own vegetable stir fry instead! You will love cooking this recipe from Averie Cooks since it is easy and tasty.
Crunchy and tender veggies are sauteed with a homemade stir fry sauce. Soy sauce, ginger, miso paste, and a little honey make the sauce a perfect combination of salty and sweet.
Serve the vegetable stir fry over fried rice and enjoy a perfect Wednesday dinner.
17. Chicken Wraps
Still looking for dinner ideas and recipes to make mid-week? Look no further! This one is a total winner.
Tender, spicy chicken wraps make a fantastic Wednesday night dinner. Use this recipe from Tastes Better From Scratch to make the perfect chicken wraps that your whole family will love.
The spicy chicken in the wraps is coated in a buffalo and sriracha sauce. Feel free to use ranch dressing or blue cheese dressing instead for a more mild version.
18. Cheesy Pigs in a Blanket
We are crazy about these cheesy pigs in a blanket from My Recipe Magic. They take a classic appetizer and turn it into an amazing dinner idea. A tray of these cheesy treats is a food you will look forward to eating on a Wednesday night.
Small hot dogs are sprinkled with cheese and then wrapped in flakey puff pastry. The hot dogs cook in the oven until golden brown.
Dip them in ketchup or mustard to make a perfect bite-sized food.
19. Quick Calzones
Calzones are a fantastic Wednesday night dinner idea and one you can make in just a few minutes when you use this recipe from Dinner Then Dessert.
Use pizza dough from your local pizza shop or grocery store. You can make your own pizza dough if you have extra time during the day.
Stuff the calzone with your favorite meat like salami or pepperoni. We love adding fresh spinach and olives to make it even healthier.
Get creative with your food recipes and make a calzone made just for you. That is part of the fun of recipes like these and cooking at home in general. You get to make what you like!
20. Beef Stroganoff
We love easy recipes that you can start in the morning and have ready by dinner. They make Wednesday night dinner ideas much more manageable and save you time when dinner rolls around.
This crockpot beef stroganoff recipe from The Wholesome Dish is a perfect oven-free meal that is packed with flavor.
Beef, mushrooms, and onions are added to a slow cooker and slow-cooked all day. This makes the meat very juicy and flavorful.
Mix in some cream cheese or half and half, and then pour the beef stroganoff and sauce over egg noodles to complete the dish.
21. Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Fifteen Spatulas will show you how to make easy pulled pork that you will crave all Wednesday long. This is a dinner that even kids will love!
Pork is slow-cooked all day with just some simple salt and pepper. The taste of the pork is pure and irresistible.
Place the pork on a bun and serve it with a side of baked beans for a great Wednesday dinner.
22. Sweet and Sour Meatballs
Sweet and sour meatballs are usually served as an appetizer, but we love them as a full dinner. We just can’t get enough of these savory and sweet meatballs! We want to eat a whole bowl full.
Make this recipe from the Kitchen Magpie. The sauce is the perfect blend of soy sauce, ketchup, and brown sugar.
Cook the meatballs in the slow cooker or air fryer. Serve with vegetables on rice, or just eat them right out of the bowl!
23. Beef and Broccoli
Recipes that are better than takeout are always a must-have. Don’t order food on a Wednesday when you can cook it yourself!
This recipe for beef and broccoli from Carlsbad Cravings is simple and way better than any takeout. It is proof that you can make dinner recipes that are way better than any takeout restaurant.
24. Tortellini Skillet Dinner
Make this tortellini skillet dinner from Chew Out Loud in under 20 minutes. This dish is something straight out of a restaurant but easy enough to make on a Wednesday night.
Cheesy tortellini is mixed with tomato sauce, spinach, and some delicious cheese. This food will be something everyone will eat without complaining.
25. Quick Nachos
Everyone loves a big plate of nachos, and we think this nachos recipe from Love From The Oven is one of the best Wednesday night dinner ideas ever.
A big plate of crunchy nachos is something you will look forward to all day long.
Spread the tortilla chips on a baking sheet tray and add your favorite vegetables, cheese, and meat. Bake the nachos in the oven just to melt the cheese, and then scoop them right onto a plate.
This is a dinner you will want to make over and over again.
26. Garlic Chicken Wings
Any chicken wing lover will go crazy for this honey garlic chicken dinner from Homemade Hooplah. The chicken wings are packed with flavors that will make your taste buds sing.
A mix of honey, chili powder, and garlic give the wings a sweet and spicy flavor. Serve the wings with a side of vegetables or just some extra dipping sauce.
Wednesday night dinner ideas don’t have to be hard or complicated, just flavorful! These wings definitely fit the bill.
27. BLT Salad
Salad is one of the healthier dinner ideas but still one of our favorite recipes to make. This BLT salad from How Sweet Eats is so filling that you will forget it is also healthy.
Ripe avocado, bacon, tomatoes, and corn are tossed together in a big bowl. A dressing made with olive oil, lime juice, salt, and pepper top the salad.
Try switching up the salad by adding some grilled chicken or even some slices of your favorite sausages. The more flavors you can pack into the bowl, the better!
Incredible, Easy Wednesday Night Dinner Ideas
We know that you will love many of the recipes on our list. You will never run out of Wednesday night dinner ideas ever again!
Let us know which recipes are your favorite, and be sure to share any dinner ideas you have as well! Enjoy.
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