Easy Main Dish Recipes

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French Bread Pizza

French Bread Pizza

French Bread Pizza

Why reach for a frozen pizza when you can make this easy-to-prepare homemade version? It appeals to kids of all ages.—Sue McLaughlin, Onawa, Iowa

Trout Meuniere

Trout Meuniere

Trout Meuniere

Tossed green salads are always a great way to complete a nice meal, and this recipe goes well with just about any main course for an elegant presentation.—Nancy Kelley, Nashville, Tennessee

Mashed Potato-Topped Hot Dogs

Mashed Potato-Topped Hot Dogs

Mashed Potato-Topped Hot Dogs

INSTEAD of the usual hot dog and bun meal, I like to make more of a main meal. It's a great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes and the toppings can be varied. Best of all, it's kid-friendly and very easy to make to fit everyone's preferences.

Carolina Marinated Pork Tenderloin

Carolina Marinated Pork Tenderloin

Carolina Marinated Pork Tenderloin

You’ll need just three ingredients to make a melt-in-your mouth marinade friends and neighbors will rave about. —Sharisse Dunn, Rocky Point, North Carolina

Crab & Herb Cheese Filet Mignon

Crab & Herb Cheese Filet Mignon

Crab & Herb Cheese Filet Mignon

Save the money you’d spend on going out for surf and turf. Instead, treat your clan to thick-cut steaks stuffed with garlic-herb cheese spread and fresh crabmeat. It’s a home-cooked entree that looks and tastes like it came from a four-star restaurant! —Simple & Delicious Test Kitchen

Mustard-Glazed Ham

Mustard-Glazed Ham

Mustard-Glazed Ham

MY MOM was known as the best cook in the country. This delicious glaze was in her collection of handwritten recipes. I laminated the ones I use most often, and this favorite was included. It's easy to prepare, and everyone seems to like ham made this way. -Dorothy Smith, El Dorado, Arkansas

Baked Chicken Breast

Baked Chicken Breast

Baked Chicken Breast

Give Joy Beck's Salt Substiture (above) a try on this quick-to-fix chicken dish from our Test Kitchen. It's sure to put a feather in your cap at dinnertime!

Tender BBQ Chicken

Tender BBQ Chicken

Tender BBQ Chicken

“When we can’t barbecue on the grill, I bring out my pressure cooker for this fall-off-the-bone BBQ chicken,” relates field editor Diane Hixon of Niceville, Florida. Her jazzed-up BBQ sauce adds good flavor.

Hot Kippered Salmon

Hot Kippered Salmon

Hot Kippered Salmon

We fish commercially in front of our home on Cook Inlet. I developed this recipe as one of the many ways to enjoy our catch. This salmon dish is healthy and delicious served with steamed rice, broccoli and a salad.

Sausage Spaghetti Spirals

Sausage Spaghetti Spirals

Sausage Spaghetti Spirals

"My family loves this flavorful casserole with hearty chunks of sausage and green pepper," says Carol Carolton of Wheaton, Illinois. The recipe makes a big pan, so it's nicely sized for a potluck.

Corn Bread Chili Bake

Corn Bread Chili Bake

Corn Bread Chili Bake

My husband has loved this recipe since the day we were married. He requests it often. It's easy to make, and I usually have the ingredients on hand.—Becky Grubaugh, Newton, Illinois
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