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Eight easy dinners for busy school nights

Spaghetti and meatballs are an easy recipe that will please everyone at the dinner table

JOHN LEHMANN/John Lehmann/The Globe and Mail

Amid full-time work, getting kids to school and driving them to their extra-curricular activities, there's little time for parents to think about what to eat for dinner. If you're racking your brain for tasty but simple dinner ideas that will appease your rambunctious children, try these easy recipes.

20-minute chicken curry: In the time it takes to order takeout, you can make this healthier option

Pasta al forno with mushrooms: Baked pasta is simple to whip up and keeps well if there are leftovers. Use it for lunch the next day.

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Mac 'n' cheese: Even picky eaters will love this easy, classic dish

Chicken and mushroom ragout: Use a food processor to make quick work of chopping the ingredients

Kid-friendly pizza: Make this delicious homemade pizza in about the same time as it takes for delivery

Roasted halibut with panko crust: One of the fastest and easiest ways to get fish on the table is by roasting it.

Vikram Vij's lamb kebabs: Kids love the flavour and the fact that this kebab is served on a skewer − they can hold the stick and eat it just like a corn dog.

Spaghetti and meatballs in meat sauce: Chef Rob Feenie often makes this for his kids. What's great for adults is that it can be made in advance

Want more recipe ideas? Get inspired with The Globe's recipe archives. Click here to get started.

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