It’s back to school season across the country, meaning more structured meal times as days grow shorter and summer winds down. In the excitement of the new school year, we present six of our favorite kid-approved recipes that make for great weeknight dinner solutions. We get it – life gets busy with sports practices, after-school activities, homework, and schedule juggling. Don’t let your busy day get in the way of family time around the dinner table!


Bottom-of-the-Box Crushed Cracker Pork

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With just six ingredients, this simple recipe will soon be a regular rotation. These pork tenderloin slices are the perfect finger food. Simply pair with your favorite dipping sauces, like BBQ or honey mustard!

Pork Pot Pies

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Comfort food in a flash- Pork Pot Pies have it all. A simple five minute prep with everyday ingredients will have you on your way to a weeknight dinner masterpiece.


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Don’t let the name fool you, this German-inspired dish is essentially ham and pasta goodness. Recipe courtesy of our friend What’s Gaby Cooking!

HPB Sandwiches

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Ham, pineapple, biscuits, oh my! Make the biscuits as directed in the recipe, or take a shortcut and purchase refrigerated biscuit dough. Either way these will be delicious. Recipe thanks to weelicious!

BBQ Pork Mac N’ Cheese

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Everyone loves pulled pork, and everyone loves mac n’ cheese- so this is a surefire win of a recipe. Cook the pork shoulder low and slow for eight hours and you’ll have half of your meal made by the time you get home! Add a fresh salad to make a well-rounded meal.

Parmesan-Crusted Pork Chops

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When we say we want to make dinner easy for you, we mean it. This recipe is literally four ingredients, and the entire family will love it. Plus the Parmesan flavors pair well with all of your favorite sides!

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