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Tired of planning your recipes for your whole family? Did you ever hear about Dump Dinner Recipes? It's recipes that you can easily toss in one pot, from tossing ingredients in a slow cooker , baking in the oven, baking in a casserole dish, to cooking in a pan. The only problem with these recipes is that some may not be very healthy for you and may include ingredients you shouldn't be eating every day. This post will share some of my favorite healthy dump dinner recipes from my weeknight collection of recipes over the years. I've been doing dinner recipes on the blog since 2015, so I have many to share with you.
Benefits of making healthy dump dinner recipes.
The benefits are endless when it comes to making healthy versions of dump dinner recipes. Below are the most important ones.
- You save money. Since you probably will have lots of these ingredients in your pantry and refrigerator, you won't need to go and buy more. These recipes are great for end-of-the-month savings so you can use up all the food you have.
- Improve your eating menu. With our hectic lives, we need ways to create shortcuts. But shortcuts can easily not be healthy. So, by making these dump dinner recipes, you will be able to eat better AND feed your family great food.
- Don't have to think of what to make. Try a few of these recipes and rotate them throughout your week for easy prep. Have a bin in your pantry or refrigerator for that night's dinner ingredients to save you time gathering the ingredients when you are ready to eat.
- Save you time during the week. It will also save you time so you can easily have a quiet moment to yourself while your dinner is cooking. And, hopefully, make you more productive.
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Healthy Dump Dinner Recipes
This post will be divided into different sections:
- Benefits of making healthy dump dinner recipes.
- What products will you need to make these healthy dump dinner recipes?
- Healthy Dump Dinner Recipes
- Slow Cooker Dump Dinner Recipes
- Oven Roasted Sheet Pan Dump Dinner Recipes
- Instant Pot Dump Dinner Recipes
- Stovetop Dump Dinner Recipes
- Keto-Friendly Dump Dinner Recipes
Slow Cooker Dump Dinner Recipes
The first dump dinner option is to use a slow cooker . It's an easy one to use, and almost everyone has a slow cooker or CrockPot(TM). To minimize the salt and high fat and carbs options out there, I created this collection for people who want to use their slow cooker but stay low carb or high fiber.
This slow cooker recipe takes about 6 ½ hours to cook and serves a family of 6 or a family of 4 with leftovers. The shells are added in the last ½ hour to cook. Visit the post at CHICKEN SOUP WITH SHELLS AND VEGETABLES RECIPE.
Oven Roasted Sheet Pan Dump Dinner Recipes
This oven-roasted method of cooking is one of my favorites. Just by cutting vegetables and placing them on a lined baking sheet in a preheated oven at 400-425 degrees, you can have a flavorful meal that you can easily cook in 25-40 minutes, depending on how many ingredients you use and how stuffed the baking sheets are. Below are my favorite healthy recipes for oven-roasted sheet pans.
This vegetable oven-roasted recipe was a surprise at how many people enjoyed this. The roasted beets make a good combination with the honey glaze that is added to these vegetables. It makes a serving of 4 but easily can be doubled and cooks for 25 minutes at 400 degrees. Feel free to check out the recipe at HONEY ROASTED BEETS CARROTS AND SWEET POTATO RECIPE.
This oven-roasted recipe is cooked with turkey tenderloins. An easy dish to toss and add to a baking sheet for a 30-minute meal cooking time at 450 degrees. It makes a serving of 4. Check out the recipe at ROASTED TURKEY TENDERS AND SQUASH RECIPE.
Instant Pot Dump Dinner Recipes
The Instant Pot recipes are easy also because you can saute ingredients in them and then dump the rest of the ingredients in them and let the pressure cooker part do the rest. Keep in mind that pressure cookers need to decompress, so that will add to the time in the evening you may not have during a busy week.
Below are my favorite healthy recipes.
This is a beef brisket InstantPot recipe where we added several seasonings for an easy dish that can be made ahead. It makes a serving of 8, and the cooking time with depressurizing is 1 hour and 30 minutes. Feel free to check it out at KETO STYLE INSTANT POT BRISKET RECIPE.
Beans and rice is a great for a vegetarian option during the week. This recipe makes a serving of 6 and cooks about 45 minutes. It is so filling and easy to make in the InstantPot. Check out the complete recipe at RICE AND BEANS WITH TOMATOES INSTANTPOT RECIPE.
Stovetop Dump Dinner Recipes
Chili Recipes are great dump dinner recipes. And I have tons of them here! It's one of my go-to dinners because they are complete and easy to put together. They can easily be cooked ahead of time and either frozen or reheated for those busy evenings.
White Turkey Chili is one of the staple recipes I like to make in the winter. It's warm and easy to make at the last minute because I usually have all the ingredients in my home at all times. I love chili but prefer a lighter version of it. This recipe serves a family of four. You can double it and freeze part of it for next week's meal. It freezes well. Visit the recipe here.
This tomato-based turkey chili recipe is a part of my freezer meal series, where I share lots of delicious, easy meals to make ahead and enjoy later. It was one of my favorites when my kids were younger, and it helped me keep us all eating a well-balanced meal almost every day of the week. This chili recipe can be made on Sunday and frozen to thaw and reheat later in the week. Visit the recipe at EASY TURKEY CHILI RECIPE.
Pasta dishes are also great dump dinners for the stovetop. Below are a few of my balanced meal favorites.
This pasta recipe is a popular one on our site. It is super easy to make, and with fresh vegetables, it is a wonderful addition to your dump dish recipes. While the pasta needs to be made separately because it is a gluten-free option, you can easily cook all the vegetables together and dump the cooked pasta in it. GLUTEN FREE PASTA PRIMAVERA RECIPE
This egg, bacon, and peas spaghetti dish is made in a matter of minutes. The longest part of this recipe is to boil the pasta. Then, you add the mixture and allow the mixture to cook, and then it is done! Easy peasy! EGGS BACON AND PEAS SPAGHETTI RECIPE
Keto-Friendly Dump Dinner Recipes
These recipes are for people who are specifically on a low-carb diet and want quick but healthy keto-friendly recipes. Check them out below.
The gluten-free soy sauce gives the broccoli rabe a run for its money. It balances nicely with the veggies and meat, and it is super easy to make. It’s less than a half an hour meal and is simple to make for weeknight meals. Get the recipe at Asian Beef and Broccoli Rabe recipe.
This recipe also has beef in it. But includes vegetables, like mushrooms. Feel free to get the recipe at KETO STYLE GROUND BEEF AND MUSHROOM ONE SKILLET RECIPE.
I hope all these recipes entice you to make them for your weekly dinner menu. Feel free to visit any of them and rate the recipe. And, of course, if you love it, please share it on social media and Pinterest. Thank you!