30+ Creative Dinner Recipes to Cook at Home | Ambitious Kitchen

Fun recipes to cook at home

Let’s face it, some days are hard to motivate and inspire in the kitchen, especially when we’ve been spending more time at home these past few months. Good news: I’m here to give you a new batch of delicious and creative dinner ideas that will help change the weeknight’s menu at home.

Tony and I have been cooking a lot together, which I loved. We’ve been trying to mix it every week with something new and different and we rarely get bored when it comes to dinner. I made some of our favorite dinners we’ve been preparing that are great for preparing meals, sharing with your family, or just date nights like the ones we’ve been having.

I split these fun dinner ideas into pasta recipes, seafood dishes, homemade dumplings, pan meals, and creative vegetarian dinner recipes so you can mix and match throughout the week.

GF = Gluten Free



Vegan VT = Vegetarian

I hope you like these fresh new dinner ideas and can enjoy them at home this week! If you do any of them, be sure to leave a comment below and let me know how you liked it. You can also tag #ambitiouskitchen on Instagram so they can see your creations. Enjoy, xo!

Comforting pasta recipes

Pasta with chickpeas on two plates

Brown butter Pistachio pesto paste with


Amazing caramelized onion Spinach Baked Zucchini Chicken Pasta


with Cheese

Garlic and Parmesan spinach Orzo with crispy bacon

Easy vegan cornpaste salad with cilantro pesto + cheese

Brussels sprouts Macaroni and cheese

Seafood dishes you’ll love

Healthy salmon taco bowl topped with avocado and Greek yogurt

Damn bowls of salmon tacos

for two

spicy maple glazed salmon for two!

30-minute salmon bowls with chili and lime with forbidden rice

Delicious meatballs

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“Chicken meatballs with cilantro in a pan with mango coconut sauce” /> A pan Chicken meatballs with

cilantro chicken in coconut and mango sauce A pan

of chicken dumplings with peanut sauce

Juicy turkey dumplings in tomato sauce and basil with burrata leaf

Zucchini chicken

meatballs with sauce

coconut curry One Bread Enchilada Zucchini Turkey and rice dumplings Chicken meatballs


paleo turmeric with green tahini sauce

A pan

Meals for everyone

Bread leaf honey mustard chicken and vegetables in a pan Leaf Bread

Kickin’ Curry Honey Mustard Chicken & Vegetables

A Thai yellow coconut bread

chicken and rice

Goat cheese and spinach Chicken breast stuffed with caramelized onion + mushrooms How to

Make an

Easy Roast Chicken


Moroccan chicken with sweet potatoes and cauliflower

Amazing easy turkey tacos (with a slow cooker option!)

Cheddar-Stuffed Sweet Potato BBQ Turkey Meatloaf

Healthy Enchilada Chicken & Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers

One Pan Caribbean Jerk Chicken with Pineapple-Coconut Rice One Pan

Green Chicken and Rice (Green Arroz con Pollo)

Mama’s Puerto Rican Chicken and Rice (Arroz con Pollo)

Easy, Creative Stir Frys

Sesame Chicken and Green Bean Stearny on a Plate with Chopsticks

30-Minute Sesame Chicken Green Bean Stiry

Kung Pao Chickpea & Brussels Sprouts Stir-Fry

Healthy Orange Chicken Sauté

with Coconut Cauliflower Rice

Vegetarian favorites

low-carb zucchini pizza crust topped with cheese and vegetables Delicious zucchini pizza crust


enco black bean tops with avocado and lime cream


to Make the best cauliflower pizza crust

Mom’s authentic Puerto Rican rice and beans

Thai Vegetarian

Pineapple Forbidden Thai Fried Rice

Peanut Coconut Cauliflower

Chickpeas Curry

Vegan Sweet Potato Burgers Mom’s

chickpeas in Sofrito with rice with pigeon peas Homemade

roasted tomato Basil soup

Jalapeño Black bean sweet potato tacos with avocado and lime cream

The ultimate for mom Vegetarian lentil bread

If you make any of these creative dinner recipes, be sure to leave a comment below and let me know how you liked it. You can also tag #ambitiouskitchen on Instagram so they can see your creations. Thank you, xo!

Canzaciti.com Culinary specialist with more than 10 years of experience in the restaurant industry.

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