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Quick Main Dish Recipes

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Cobb Salad Wraps

Cobb Salad Wraps

Cobb Salad Wraps

A homemade dressing lightens up these refreshing tortilla wraps. The avocado, bacon, blue cheese and tomato deliver the flavors I enjoy most while keeping me on my healthy eating plan. -Lynne Van Wagenen of Salt Lake City, Utah

Lime Shrimp with Asparagus

Lime Shrimp with Asparagus

Lime Shrimp with Asparagus

For this colorful main dish, I combine shrimp, asparagus and sweet red pepper and flavor them with lime juice, lime peel, garlic and soy sauce. It may look like it takes a long time to prepare, but it goes together fast in the microwave. -Peggy Davies Canon City, Colorado

Gingered Flank Steak

Gingered Flank Steak

Gingered Flank Steak

A simple marinade lends plenty of flavor to this flank steak. "It's always my brother's birthday entree of choice," notes Pam Winter of St. Peters, Missouri.
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Pork Teriyaki

Pork Teriyaki

Pork Teriyaki

I came up with this recipe when I had leftover cooked pork that I wanted to use up. The whole family enjoys this entree. It's easy even if you don't have leftover meat, because the pork cooks so quickly. Or you can use chicken instead.—Denise Loewenthal, Hinckley, Ohio

Linguine with Marinated Tomato and Basil

Linguine with Marinated Tomato and Basil

Linguine with Marinated Tomato and Basil

Tired of pasta weighted down by sauce? Opt for Linda Nichols' nutritious toss-up of marinated tomatoes, linguine and cheese. "This recipe comes from my husband's sister, Allison, and is in our family cookbook. It is one of our favorite summer meals," she says from Atlantic, Iowa. "The leftovers make a great cold pasta salad."

Citrus-Ginger Tuna Steaks

Citrus-Ginger Tuna Steaks

Citrus-Ginger Tuna Steaks

Now that I am retired, I have lots of time to plan, experiment and prepare meals...but this tuna, with its well-seasoned marinade, takes only a few minutes to make."

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

Curried Turkey Tacos

Curried Turkey Tacos

Curried Turkey Tacos

In Covington, Kentucky, Peggy Bailey gives a twist to traditional tacos by adding curry powder, black beans and salsa to ground turkey filling. "This is simple, economical and very tasty," she writes.

Pesto Sauce

Pesto Sauce

Pesto Sauce

I like to serve the pesto over butter gnocchi with an extra sprinkle of Parmesan cheese. Gnocchi are light little Italian potato dumplings, which are available in Italian grocery stores and cook up in mere minutes. The pesto is also delicious tossed with penne or other types of pasta. —Sue A. Jurack

Taquitos with Salsa

Taquitos with Salsa

Taquitos with Salsa

Our Test Kitchen jazzed up store-boughten quesadilla rolls from the freezer section with a spicy salsa that's a breeze to stir up. Tip: Serve the combo as an appetizer, snack or quick dinner.

Breaded Sea Scallops

Breaded Sea Scallops

Breaded Sea Scallops

From Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, Martina Preston writes, "I never liked seafood until my husband urged me to try scallops, and now I love them. He says my breaded version is the best he's ever had." TIP: "I put them on a paper-towel-topped plate to soak up excess oil," Martina notes.
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