15 Easy Dinner Recipes You Can Make in a 9×13

15 Easy Dinner Recipes You Can Make in a 9x13

Make all of your dinner in one marvelous dish.

The 9×13-inch baking dish is what I remember watching my mom pull out of the oven and set on the table often. It’s a versatile cooking vessel that can be used to make a wide variety of quick and easy weeknight dinners. I reach for my ceramic 9×13, which holds heat efficiently and keeps food warm longer once it’s out of the oven. Plus, it has handles, making it easy to get from oven to table.

Below there’s a collection of 15 baked chicken recipes, pasta, and some cozy casseroles to make in your favorite 9×13.

Walking Taco Casserole


Simply Recipes / Karishma Pradhan

Bring the joy of walking tacos to a 9×13 casserole instead of a single-serving Frito bag. You can swap the ground beef for ground turkey but don’t skimp on the toppings.

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Slow-Roasted Salmon with Sweet Chili Glaze and Scallions

Sally Vargas

Sally Vargas

My family loves this salmon. It’s mildly spicy, has a balanced flavor, and isn’t overpowering. You can serve it on a bed of lettuce or with rice (or both!).

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One-Pan Baked Penne alla Vodka


Simply Recipes / Ciara Kehoe

You’re gonna want to print this recipe ASAP. Both the pasta and sauce cook in the same pot, requiring minimal dishwashing. The alcohol in the vodka cooks off, so you can feel okay adding it to the sauce and serving it to the kiddos.

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Chicken Cobbler With Cheddar Bay Biscuit Top


Simply Recipes / Ciara Kehoe

I love when a cozy meal requires minimal chopping. Rotisserie chicken and frozen vegetables make this weeknight friendly. The cheddar biscuits get dropped on top and bake perfectly flaky and buttery.

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Oven Roasted Piri Piri Chicken


Sharee Hill / Simply Recipes

This one is for the spice lovers! Piri piri chicken is made with piri piri peppers, a type of (very hot) African bird’s eye pepper. Serve this tasty chicken with fragrant yellow rice.

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Chicken Taco Casserole


Simply Recipes / Mihaela Kozaric Sebrek

I’ve made a lot of taco casseroles but always end up with the same problem: soggy tortillas at the bottom. This easy chicken casserole solves this problem by swapping tortillas for tostada shells on the bottom layer.

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Baked Chicken Thighs With Cherry Tomatoes

Elise Bauer

Elise Bauer

You’ll have this beautiful chicken dish in the oven in less than 10 minutes. Buy peeled garlic and I bet it will be in the oven in five minutes. Serve with crusty bread to sop up the juices.

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Salsa Verde Baked Tilapia

Lori Rice

Lori Rice

Smothering tilapia in salsa verde and baking it in the oven is about as easy as it gets, especially if you buy a jar of salsa verde instead of making it from scratch. You could serve it with rice, or cut it up and stuff in a warm tortilla for fish tacos.

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Paprika Chicken with Chickpeas

Elise Bauer

Elise Bauer

You probably already have everything you need to make this dinner. The warmly spiced chicken and chickpeas are layered on top of sliced onions and then baked. Serve with couscous.

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Sausage, Pepper, and Potato Bake

Marta Rivera

Marta Rivera

Kielbasa is my secret ingredient for easy, flavorful meals. My whole family loves it! You can make the balsamic vinaigrette up to two days in advance.

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Herb-Roasted Chicken Thighs With Potatoes

Elise Bauer

Elise Bauer

Once you bite into the juicy chicken and thinly sliced potatoes, you won’t look back. The potatoes layered underneath the chicken soak up all those tasty juices.

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Easy Enchiladas

Elise Bauer
Elise Bauer

I order enchiladas at restaurants but it was this recipe that encouraged me to start making them at home. You can assemble these a day ahead of time and then bake the following day.

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Easy Chicken Pot Pie

Marta Rivera

Marta Rivera

Chicken pot pie made simpler with rotisserie chicken, frozen vegetables, and puff pastry. Puff pastry comes in a pack of two so you can use the second sheet for easy palmiers.

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Lemon Chicken

Sheryl Julian and Elise Bauer

Sheryl Julian and Elise Bauer

I love lemon and chicken together but can’t believe I hadn’t thought to use skin-on chicken thighs. The rich thighs are balanced with an easy lemon and herb marinade. Serve with Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto and you’ll have a new favorite meal to add to the rotation.

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Pollo Estofado (Baked Chicken with Raisins and Olives)

Elise Bauer

Elise Bauer

An easy marinade of olive oil, vinegar, herbs, raisins, and olives transforms chicken into an irresistible dinner. Serve with Spanish rice.

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