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Quick Main Dish Recipes

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Flavorful Sweet and Sour Pork Chops

Flavorful Sweet and Sour Pork Chops

Flavorful Sweet and Sour Pork Chops

It's hard to believe that the flavorful sauce for these tender pork chops calls for only a handful of items. "They're nice enough for company," says Deborah Anderson of Spooner Wisconsin.

Tuna Stuffed Tomatoes for Two

Tuna Stuffed Tomatoes for Two

Tuna Stuffed Tomatoes for Two

"I created these broiled tomato halves one afternoon when I wanted a warm lunch," shares Renee McGowen from her home in Aurora, Colorado. The addition of chopped celery gives the tuna mixture a nice crunch.

Teriyaki Flank Steak

Teriyaki Flank Steak

Teriyaki Flank Steak

Teriyaki sauce, Chinese five-spice powder, ginger and sesame oil combine in this overnight marinade that gives plenty of Asian flair to grilled flank steak. —Nancy Fairless of Clifton, New Jersey
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Chicken Patties

Chicken Patties

Chicken Patties

This recipe is a great way to use up leftover chicken. I've even used canned chicken, as long as it's drained well. I usually serve the patties with flavored rice, a vegetable and salad.—Larry Laatsch, Saginaw, Michigan

Shrimp Pasta Primavera

Shrimp Pasta Primavera

Shrimp Pasta Primavera

They say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. So when I invite that special guy to dinner, I like to prepare something equally special. This well-seasoned pasta dish has lots of flavor...and it won't hurt your budget! -Shari Neff Silver Spring, Maryland

Easy Lemon Herb Chicken

Easy Lemon Herb Chicken

Easy Lemon Herb Chicken

I adapted this main course from a fish recipe. Since I always keep boneless chicken breasts in the freezer, we enjoy this meal regularly!—Helen Turner, Upland, Indiana

Microwaved Cod

Microwaved Cod

Microwaved Cod

The original recipe for this entree came from my grandmother, who baked it in the oven. Today, the fish, which has a pleasant lemon-and-herb flavor, cooks quickly in the microwave. My family has always raved about it.—Gloria A. Warczak, Cedarburg, Wisconsin

Creamy Ham and Rice

Creamy Ham and Rice

Creamy Ham and Rice

"My mother made this dish while we were growing up, and it was the first recipe I requested from her collection when I moved out on my own," recalls Meg Fortino of Powder Springs, Georgia. "My husband loves it and requests the leftovers for his lunch box."

Ramen Noodle Stir-Fry

Ramen Noodle Stir-Fry

Ramen Noodle Stir-Fry

This mildly flavored stir-fry combines tender strips of chicken with vegetables and popular ramen noodles. "I came up with this recipe when I wanted a quick-fix meal for myself," shares Dawn Boothe of Lynn Haven, Florida. "Sometimes I change the vegetables or substitute ground turkey for the chicken."

Scallop Stir-Fry

Scallop Stir-Fry

Scallop Stir-Fry

This saucy seafood stir-fry from our Test Kitchen features scallops, curry, ginger and a colorful medley of vegetables.

Black Bean Fajitas

Black Bean Fajitas

Black Bean Fajitas

"For lunch one day, I dreamed up these fajitas using leftover black beans I had in the refrigerator and a tomato and peppers from my visit to the local farmers market," relates Linda Rock of Stratford, Wisconsin. "It made a fast and satisfying light meal."
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