Free Weekly Dinner Meal Plans, Take Two

They’re back! After a long hiatus, Menus4Moms is once again publishing free weekly dinner menu plans. We still have our 52 week dinner menu packs for sale for those who like the extra hand-holding and downloadable files.

Free Dinner Meal Plans from Menus4Moms

I have tried other menu planning systems and have never found anything else that works for us the way Menus4Moms does. We love the recipes and love the common sense approach to using leftovers and freezer cooking. I recommend the site to EVERYONE! ~Dawn

Most Recent Menus

What to Expect from the Free Dinner Menus

To help you make the most of our meal plans, please read through our Menus4Moms Primer and the Busy Cook’s Pyramid to learn more about how to take advantage of the principles in our meal plans:

About the Free Weekly Meal Plans
Menus4Moms Primer
Secrets of a Busy Cook/Busy Cook’s Pyramid

We also have a frequently asked questions page that may be helpful.

If you have questions, you can leave a comment on any meal plan page or drop a comment on a meal plan post on Facebook.

Some personal notes…

I’m not sure what the new free menus will look like over time; I’ve been a pescatarian for several years now, so I’ll probably mix up some of what I’m cooking now, some of what I used in the past, and some of our archives. I expect it may take me a little while to get into the flow of things again.

Menus are dated but can be used any week you want. They don’t have to be used on a specific date. Detailed recipes for side dishes won’t be included unless they are needed (for example, I would include a recipe for macaroni and cheese, but not for sugar snap peas). The new menus will be somewhat scaled back; we won’t be including a grocery list (we now have the ability for you to automatically generate grocery lists for the recipes you plan to make!).

I hope this will be a long term project, but I need your support. If you are using the menus, please let me know. The more people using them, the more likely that they will continue long-term.

I hope this will take off and I will be able to justify the time it requires, so if you like the menus, please share them on social media and tell your friends about them!

Each menu post will have a summary of the meal items for the week (we do five nights of dinners to allow for leftovers and eating out). If the meal item is a Menus4Moms recipe, we’ll include the recipe card on the menu page to make things easier, but some recipes may be from other sites. If so, we will link to those. Meals generally feed a family of 4-6 but quantities will vary for the different recipes.

You’ll find links to each of the weekly menus on this page, so bookmark it and check back weekly.

Feedback is welcome. Enjoy!

Free Dinner Meal Plans from Menus4Moms


  1. So happy you are back. I have all of the old menus from your gluten free menu and the weekly menu saved. I always enjoyed your menus vs others I have tried. They are more to my food likes and abilities. Thank you so much for offering this to others again. Love it!

  2. I was so thrilled to find you back! I, too, was back in the Yahoo days, then the old site. I was so sad when the free plans went away. Thank you so much!

  3. A homeschool mom says

    I am so happy you’ve started doing this again! I still have my old menus from the yahoo group days! I’ve been looking for more menu plans and these are fantastic! Thank you so much for doing this again! ❤

  4. Rhonda Wilson says

    I used your menus years ago when I was feeding 8. Everyone loved the recipes. I too lost track for awhile and saw you on pinterest. Am going to be looking again. Thank you for all the work you’ve put into this. Busy moms sure appreciate it.

  5. I’m so glad to see these menu plans back! I used them a few years ago amd kind of lost track of them. Menu planning is a struggle for me and I appreciate these menus much!

  6. Quick, easy meals that are equally delicious. I look forward to seeing what’s on next week’s menu every week.

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