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Main Dish Recipes

Our Family’s BEST Main Dish Recipes
Never wonder “What’s for Dinner?” again! Here you’ll find all of our best main dish recipes for dinner inspiration.

I’ll admit it. Although we cook for a job and enjoy creating recipes for you, I often find it really hard to find something to put on the dinner table. I often think I need to always have new main dish recipes to try, but sometimes grandma’s old fashioned recipes are just what I need.

This website is our collection of some of the best old fashioned classics that you’ll always find me craving, peppered with flavor twists on original recipes with beef, chicken, pork and more. You’ll even find vegetarian recipes for Meatless Monday. They’re perfect for every home cook.

What is the most popular dish for dinner?

What is the greatest dish ever? Many people say pizza because you can find it everywhere in the world and almost everyone likes it. I’d definitely say it is America’s #1 food. And our homemade pizza dough is pretty fabulous. But our top 4 main dish recipes that readers love are:

Easy Lasagna Recipe (No Boil Noodles)

Ohio Shredded Chicken Sandwiches

How to Cook a Ham

3 Ingredient Pork Rib Marinade

These recipes are easy to pair with salad, vegetables as a side dish or even sweet potatoes or oven roasted potatoes.

What is the difference between dinner and supper?

Dinner usually refers to the main meal of the day, whether midday or in the evening, and is normally formal. Supper is a term for a meal served in the evening, normally light and informal.

What time should you eat dinner?

Generally speaking, it is better to eat your main meal of the day before 6:30 PM. Of course this all depends on your schedule, but if you eat a large meal too late in the day, it can affect your sleep and may not be the best for your health. It’s good to let your dinner digest slightly before heading to bed.

What to Make for Dinner

You’ll love our easy main dish recipes such as casserole recipes with beef or rotisserie chicken. Many of these casseroles are freezer friendly, making them easy to pull out on busy weeknights.
Sheet pan dinners and grilling recipes are no-fuss and easy to clean up. Perfect for summer picnics and cool winter nights.
And don’t forget entree recipes for special family gatherings and holidays. This is where our comforting family recipes really shine. From roast to turkey to lasagna dinners, you’re guaranteed to find something new to try.

Easy Dinner Recipes

Looking for easy weeknight dinners that are a breeze to get on the table? Try one of these for dinner tonight or another time you might need last minute meals:

Garlic Butter Pork Tenderloin

Tomato Bisque Soup

Instant Pot Spaghetti

Easy Chicken Fried Rice

Our Family Favorites Recipes

Bowtie Pasta

Baked Chicken Legs

Chicken and Orzo Bake

Chili Lime Tilapia with Mango Salsa

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Top Seafood Recipes

Lemon Garlic Butter Salmon

Smoked Shrimp

Paleo Battered Fish

Popular Grilling Recipes

Smoked Shrimp

Barbecue Bacon Cheeseburgers

Key West Chicken

Greek Chicken Marinade

Newest Main Dish Recipes

Bowtie Pasta

Baked Chicken Legs

Chicken and Orzo Bake

Chili Lime Tilapia with Mango Salsa

Mexican Chicken and Rice

Mexican Chicken Marinade

Mexican Lasagna with Noodles

Turkey Bacon Lettuce Wraps

Pizza Potatoes

Slow Cooker Ham Recipe

How to Make a Honey Baked Ham

Ham Loaf

Crock Pot Pork Chops and Rice

How to Cook a Ham

Easy Ham and Cheese Sliders

Mac and Cheese with Cottage Cheese

Chipotle Chicken Pasta

Chicken Bacon Lasagna

Taco Lasagna

Easy Lasagna Recipe (No Boil Noodles)

15 Bean and Ham Soup

Slow Cooker Shepherd’s Pie

Mexican Beef and Rice Soup

Homemade Turkey Sausage