Easy Weekly Dinner Menu #127: Pesto, Quiche, Burger Quesadillas, and more!

3 minutes
June 3, 2016
Andi Gleeson

Thank you to La Terra Fina for providing me with product samples that are featured in today’s menu of easy dinner ideas. I was not compensated in any other way for this post, and my opinions are genuine.

This week's easy dinner ideas include Quick Shrimp Pasta, Veggie Burger Quesadillas, Carnitas, and a quiche shortcut!

Hi! Thanks so much to all of you who responded when I asked last week if anyone found my weekly menus useful. I so appreciate all your kind comments and emails, and I’m happy to know that you really are using these posts to help plan your meals. You may remember that I also told you last week that I joined a gym. That was fun while it lasted. I went twice that first week, and now my foot hurts again! Dang it! I’m pretty sure this tendonitis is never going to heal completely. That’s what I get for trying to exercise. I’m just going to go back to what I do best. Sitting around and writing about food. Here are your dinner ideas for the week!

1. Shrimp Pasta with Pesto White Wine Sauce – Don’t miss this recipe, folks. It is really delicious and one of my easiest recipes yet. The whole meal is ready in the time it takes to cook the pasta!

In the time it takes to cook pasta, you can be enjoying this easy shrimp pasta in a pesto and white wine sauce!

2. Spinach Quiche with Classic Greek Salad (minus the chicken) – When you are looking for a really easy dinner, a quiche by La Terra Fina is just the thing. Just pop a pre-made quiche in the oven, and pair it with a salad. This lovely quiche pictured is the Spinach Artichoke Florentine flavor, but they have lots of other tasty flavor combinations too. I love that they are made with real ingredients, and they taste amazing. Look for them in your grocery store!

Find this Spinach Artichoke Florentine Quiche by @LaTerraFina at your grocery store!

3. Cheesy Chicken over Pesto Quinoa – You don’t mind two pesto recipes in one week, do you? I didn’t think so. I’m not thrilled with these photos, but I was thrilled with this recipe. I hope you’ll try it!

Mozzarella-covered chicken over a bed of pesto quinoa is a quick and easy dinner you'll love!

4. Grilled Black Bean Burger Quesadillas – If you want a fun vegetarian dinner where you won’t even miss the meat, try these on for size! (If you don’t have a grill, you could make them on the stovetop for an equally delicious meal.)

Mexican food and burgers are two of my favorite of my favorite things. Find out how to combine them into these fun and easy Grilled Black Bean Burger Quesadillas!

5. Sausage Pizza Pot Pie – Y-U-M. This is all the goodness of pizza and a casserole wrapped up into one tasty dinner.

This easy Sausage Pizza Pot Pie is a new spin on pizza that makes a fun family dinner!

6. Lemon Rice with Spinach and Tuna – This dinner is so perfect for summer if you ask me. The flavors are light, and it’s easy to make!

Lemon Rice Recipe with Tuna and Spinach is one of my easiest and healthiest dinners ever!

7. Slow Cooker Carnitas – Matt was out of town for a few days this week, and we’re having this tonight to celebrate having him back home. This is a family and reader favorite!

Slow Cooker Carnitas - The best thing to ever come out of my crockpot!

If you’re looking for breakfast ideas for the coming week too, don’t miss these!

You don't need to go to a diner to enjoy an all-American breakfast thanks to this collection of great recipes

Andi Gleeson, food blogger

Andi Gleeson

Andi Gleeson is a passionate blogger and mom based in San Francisco who focuses on easy and delicious dinner recipes.


Angie S
9 years ago

This is great collection and I cannot WAIT to try the veggie burger quesadilla idea!
On the gym, can I suggest a body pump class if they offer it? That, and riding my bike, are the only two exercises that don’t kill my feet (we have many of the same issues). Think about it! It’s a blast!

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

Thanks for the advice, Angie! I have a friend who says she does body pump classes, but I don’t know what they are (except she says they are hard). I’ll have to look into it. Hope you’ve had a good weekend!

Angie S
9 years ago

The best way to describe it is a low weight, high repetition class using the major muscle groups by way of squats, presses, curls and lifts. Really, the “classic” moves. It’s NOT about loading your bar with a ton of weight, but proper form and technique which give awesome results. All to fun music!

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

I ended up buying a pilates type of exercise machine to do at home. I’ve only gotten to use it one day so far, but I love it! I’ll let you know how it goes :)

angie s
9 years ago

Please do! Pilates humbles me! :)

9 years ago

Sausage pizza pot pie!! Nom Nom Nom get in my belly!

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

Ha! I like the way you think. Thank you, Rach!

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