10 Family Weeknight Stir Fry Recipes


When you need to get a healthy dinner on the table fast, a good stir fry recipe saves the day. Find one here that suits your family’s style, and make it yours!

Meal prep can do wonders for your sanity at 5pm on a weeknight. But if you’re human, like us, prepping every meal ahead of time just isn’t going to happen. (Hey, a little flexibility is healthy, too.)

Even when you don’t have food prepped, your family still has to eat. Unbelievable, right? 😉

Whenever possible–even on nights when we have to throw something together at the last minute–we strive for balanced dinners that pack in fruits and veggies. A stir fry recipe makes this entirely possible. And tasty, too!

Stir fries make great “clear-out-the-fridge” dinners, because you can literally throw in any veggie and leftover protein for a healthy, fast, and rainbow-colored meal. If you’re still getting the hang of stir-fry cooking, trying a few of these recipes will help you get down the techniques, and also learn what flavors your family likes.

Heat up your skillet, and let’s get started!

15 Family Weeknight Stir Fry Recipes

beef and veggie stir fryTry this veggie-packed stir-fry with strips of beef and a classic sweet and savory sauce.

easy chicken stir fry

Tender chicken, mixed veggies and a sticky-sweet sauce will win over everyone at the table.

ginger veggie stir fry

Go meatless with this colorful blend of stir-fried veggies in a warming, gingery sauce.

garlic tofu stir fry

Tasty, high-protein tofu isn’t just for vegetarians. Check out this garlicky stir fry recipe, which includes practical tips for getting nicely-browned tofu right in the skillet.

teriyaki veggie shrimp stir fryQuick-cooking shrimp adds fancy flavor without a lot of fuss in this teriyaki stir fry recipe.

pineapple chicken stir fryKids with a sweet tooth (OK, that’s basically all kids) will love this fruity take stir fry.

veggie chow mein Stir fried veggies pair perfectly with pasta. Toss this healthy medley with whole wheat noodles for a comforting kid-friendly meal.

beef and veggie stir fry with peanut saucePeanut sauce? Yes please! Feel free to make this fast and flexible stir-fry with whatever veggies your kids like best.

teriyaki pork stir fryPork tenderloin cooks fast and lends a great texture to this colorful stir fry recipe.

lemon chicken stir fryIf your kids hesitate in front of a plate full of many veggies, this flavorful stir fry recipe, which features simple green beans and chicken, might help.