If your family has a hectic schedule like mine does, you need all the quick and easy family meal ideas you can get! No matter what sports or after school activities or summer activities you have on your calendar, these family dinner ideas will fit right into you meal plan!

quick and easy family meals ideas for baseball season

Dinner time is family time. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to get everyone together and it’s often even more difficult to find time to prepare meals especially during baseball season.

It seems that almost every night we are at the baseball fields (we aren’t but it sure does feel that way). We practically have something going on every single night or day.

It’s easy during this busy time to rely on fast food and pizza but that gets old quick and expensive. Instead, with a little meal planning and some advanced preparation, I can get a meal on the table in mere minutes.

Easy Meal Ideas for Baseball Season

My main go-to’s for busy nights are Crock Pot Meals, Casseroles, and One Pan/One Pot dinners. These are easy to prep and easy to make. Clean-up is also a breeze!

These meals tend to make a ton so you’ll have leftovers for another night. We like to have a buffet night where everyone eats buffet style. This helps use up our leftovers without wasting food!

Crock Pot Meals

The crock pot is an ideal kitchen tool for busy families. You can make soups, stews, roasts, and casseroles in your crock pot and it only takes a few minutes of your time.

● Easy Crock Pot Pulled Pork from Jo-Lynne Shane

● Easy Crockpot “Rotisserie” Chicken from Kylee Cooks

● Crockpot Chili Cheese Dogs from Served Up with Love

● Crockpot Beef and Broccoli from Love Bakes Good Cakes

● Slow Cooker Pork Salsa from Mashup Mom

● Crockpot Chicken Stew from The Weary Chef

● Slow Cooker Taco Meat from Around My Kitchen Table

● Crockpot Chicken Chili from The Pinning Mama


Casserole recipes are a busy family’s best friend. Plan ahead, prepare what you can in advance and enjoy meal time with your family.

● Chicken Parmesan Pasta Bake

● Creamy Chicken Noodle Casserole

● Southwest Chicken Bake

● Taco Casserole by Slap Sash Mom

● Tuna Noodle Casserole by The Weary Chef

● Meatzza Casserole from Simply Stacie

● Spicy Sausage and Pasta Casserole from 4 Sons ‘R Us

● Meatball Sub Casserole from Simply Stacie

One Pot or Pan Dinners

Cooking in one pot or pan means there is less to clean up! And when you are trying to get out the door to game, that’s really important!

One Pan Creamy Ham Peas Pasta

● One Pot Cheeseburger Casserole

● Balsamic Chicken and Vegetables

● One Pot Cheesy Chicken Pasta  by Call Me PMC

● Creamy Chicken and Rice by Natasha’s Kitchen

● One Pot BBQ Chicken & Bacon Pasta by The Recipe Rebel

● One Pan Baked Ziti by Tastes Better from Scratch

● Easy Goulash by Mandy’s Recipe Box

Looking for even more dinner recipes?

If you need even more dinner recipes for your busy nights, we have some more quick and easy meals that you might enjoy!

● Easy Chicken Lettuce Wraps

● Turkey Chili Taco Soup

● Pork Eggroll in a Bowl

● Easy Fried Rice

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