Free Weekly Meal Plan – Family Dinner Menu Ideas (Week 6)

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Free Weekly Meal Plans - WEEK 6

Welcome to week 6 of Melanie’s FREE Meal Plans! Here’s what’s cooking this week:
  • Chicken Vegetable Lo Mein Noodle Bowl
  • Stuffed Meatloaf
  • Hawaiian Pizza
  • Salmon Fishcakes
  • Baked Pasta Shells Casserole

And for dessert we’ll be having Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies – delicious!

Never wonder what’s for dinner where you have so many tasty ideas :)  Use them all or just a few of your favorites and get dinner on the table quickly and easily!

Please don’t forget to check back next Monday for week 7 meal plan!  Here are the links to previous weeks’ meal plans in case you missed them:

Free Menu Plan – Week 1
Free Menu Plan – Week 2
Free Menu Plan – Week 3
Free Menu Plan – Week 4
Free Menu Plan – Week 5

FREE Family Meal Plan – Week 6

Monday Dinner Idea – Chicken Vegetable Lo Mein Noodle Bowl

How To Make Chicken Lo Mein (a.k.a Chicken Chow Mein)

Did you know that you can make this classic Chinese chicken lo mein at home quickly and easily?  It’s just chicken stir-fried with vegetables and cooked noddles, and seasoned with soy sauce, garlic and lime!  Quicker and easier than picking up Chinese takeout, and much healthier too!

Recipe Link: Chicken Vegetable Lo Mein Noodle Bowl Recipe

Tuesday Dinner Idea – Stuffed Meatloaf

How To Make A Stuffed Meatloaf

This stuffed meatloaf is a fun twist on the regular meatloaf – on the outside it looks like the normal meatloaf glazed with ketchup, but when you slice it, it will reveal the boiled eggs, melted cheese and green peas!

Recipe Link: Stuffed Meatloaf Recipe

Wednesday Dinner Idea – Hawaiian Pizza

How To Make Hawaiian Pizza

Classic toppings for Hawaiian pizza are ham, pineapple chunks, onion slices and cheese.  This is a vegetarian version of Hawaiian pizza that omits the ham but has all other ingredients – pineapple, onions and cheese – on top of a pizza crust.  This recipe can be made in 20 minutes by using a store-bought pizza crust.

Recipe Link: Hawaiian Pizza Recipe

Thursday Dinner Idea – Salmon Fishcakes

Canned Salmon Fishcakes Recipe

These delicious fishcakes are made with canned salmon and other pantry ingredients.  This meal can be put together in under 30 minutes from start to finish – perfect for a weeknight meal!

Recipe Link: Canned Salmon Fishcakes Recipe

Friday Dinner Idea – Baked Pasta Shells Casserole

How To Make Baked Pasta Shells Casserole

This easy recipe is a crowd-pleaser – everyone loves a pasta casserole!  Ground meat, ricotta and cheddar cheese are baked with pasta shells and tomato sauce in a casserole dish – delicious!

Recipe Link: Baked Pasta Shells Casserole Recipe

Weekly Dessert Idea: Ghirardelli Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ghirardelli Cookie Recipe With Mini Chocolate Chips

The smaller the size of the chocolate chips, the larger the quantity you can use in a recipe!  These delicious cookies have so many chocolate chips all over – perfect for the chocolate lovers!

Recipe Link: Girardelli Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Meal Plan Shopping List

Chicken Vegetable Lo Mein

  • 12 oz Chinese Lo Mein or Chow Mein noodles (or spaghetti)
  • 1 lb skinless boneless chicken breast
  • 1 onion
  • 1 lb asparagus
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 lime

Stuffed Meatloaf

  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 4  eggs
  • ½ cup frozen green peas
  • 4 cheese slices
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 2 slices of bread
  • 2 tbsp ketchup

Hawaiian Pizza

  • 1 large prepared pizza crust
  • 1 can (8 oz) pineapple chunks
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 cup shredded cheese

Salmon Fishcakes

  • 1 can (14 oz) salmon
  • 1 potato
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup  dried breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp of oil

Baked Pasta Shells Casserole


  • 1 lb pasta shells (small or medium size – NOT the huge ones for stuffing)
  • 1 lb ricotta cheese
  • 1 lb ground meat
  • 1 jar pasta sauce (1 lb)
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 bag (11 oz) Ghirardelli mini chocolate chips

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