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Quick Main Dish Recipes

Looking for more quick main dish recipes? Find many more quick main dish recipes, healthy quick main dish recipes, and quick main dish recipe ideas.

Grilled Tuna

Grilled Tuna

Grilled Tuna

"After sampling some wonderful tuna at a Japanese restaurant, I decided to try my hand at coming up with the recipe," says Michelle Dennis of Clarks Hill, Indiana. "It took a little trial and error, but I was pleased with the results—these seasonings are a lovely complement to the tuna."

Marinated Ham Steak for 2

Marinated Ham Steak for 2

Marinated Ham Steak for 2

In this downsized main dish, ham steaks are marinated in a tasty brown sugar mixture, then grilled to sizzling perfection. The recipe is shared by Maribeth Edwards of Follansbee, West Virginia.

Citrus-Marinated Salmon

Citrus-Marinated Salmon

Citrus-Marinated Salmon

"This is the perfect thing to make for a speedy, healthy meal. I sometimes prepare the marinade in the morning and put the salmon in when I get home from work, and within 30 minutes, they're sizzling on the grill. Add a salad and dinner's ready!" Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, TX
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Ribeyes with Mushrooms

Ribeyes with Mushrooms

Ribeyes with Mushrooms

Lissa Hutson of Phelan, California shared this easy entree. The hearty steak is well-seasoned with a robust marinade and served with a fresh mushroom sauce.

Pan-Fried Catfish

Pan-Fried Catfish

Pan-Fried Catfish

Nestled in a skillet with colorful, nutritious carrots and spinach, this catfish fillet comes out perfectly moist. This meal is no more trouble than heating a frozen dinner, but it tastes much better!

Scallops with Chipotle-Orange Sauce

Scallops with Chipotle-Orange Sauce

Scallops with Chipotle-Orange Sauce

Kindle cozy conversation with these tender scallops in a spicy sauce from Jan Justice in Catlettsburg, Kentucky. It’s a surefire recipe for warming up a twosome in no time!

Italian Beef with Spaghetti

Italian Beef with Spaghetti

Italian Beef with Spaghetti

Simple, savory and stir-fry fast, this easy entree from Dette Rainwater in Baker, Louisiana adds colorful summer zucchini, tomatoes and a splash of Italian dressing to leftover beef. Fabulous! TIP: For an even faster version, skip the spaghetti and serve as a hearty cold salad.

Glazed Ham with Sweet Potatoes

Glazed Ham with Sweet Potatoes

Glazed Ham with Sweet Potatoes

“I took a class at a local junior college on cooking for singles,” shares Eloise Smith from Willowbrook, Illinois. “This recipe is the perfect size, and I can reheat the second serving for lunch the next day.”

Thai Shrimp Linguine

Thai Shrimp Linguine

Thai Shrimp Linguine

"Yum" is what my family says when I serve this. With a squeeze of lime juice and a few sprigs of cilantro added at the end, you'll have a simple meal with complex flavors. —Paula Marchesi, Lenhartsville, Pennsylvania

Cherry-Topped Chicken

Cherry-Topped Chicken

Cherry-Topped Chicken

Looking for an entree that’s simple enough to fix on busy weeknights, but special enough to serve company? This scrumptious recipe from Tabetha Moore of New Braunfels, Texas fits the bill. "It goes together in just minutes and uses only four ingredients. We enjoy it at least once every week," she says.

Salmon with Sweet Salsa

Salmon with Sweet Salsa

Salmon with Sweet Salsa

"After years of not eating salmon, I tasted it one night at a formal dinner, where it was served with a sweet topping that I really liked," recalls Rebecca Reece from Henderson, Nevada. "After experimenting on my own, I came up with this sweet, spicy combo that’s become a favorite. I serve with fried rice I pick up on my way home from work."
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