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Quick Main Dish Recipes

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Tomato Macaroni Casserole

Tomato Macaroni Casserole

Tomato Macaroni Casserole

Karen Smith dresses up cooked macaroni with four flavorful ingredients. "This dish is one of my husband's favorites," says the Thornton, Colorado cook.

Spicy Ground Beef Stew

Spicy Ground Beef Stew

Spicy Ground Beef Stew

"I don't remember how I came up with the recipe for this swift stew, but it's so easy," writes Kelly Tyras of Houston, Texas. "It has good flavor from the spicy tomatoes and green chilies, and my co-workers love it."

Slumber Party Pizza

Slumber Party Pizza

Slumber Party Pizza

Our Test Kitchen staff made sure you'd only need a handful of ingredients for this palate-pleaser. A prebaked crust, bottled barbecue sauce, shredded chicken and lots of cheese make it one of the tastiest pizzas you'll ever try.
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Ranchero Supper

Ranchero Supper

Ranchero Supper

This hearty dish is quick and easy to fix after a busy workday. We like to use hickory and bacon baked beans and serve it with fruit or a green salad for a complete meal. —Karen Roberts, Lawrence, Kansas

Lemon-Pepper Catfish

Lemon-Pepper Catfish

Lemon-Pepper Catfish

Nothing beats a late supper of grilled catfish after a hard day's work. It's a favorite of our family during the summertime. —Regina Rosenberry, Greencastle, Pennsylvania

Ground Beef Mix

Ground Beef Mix

Ground Beef Mix

From Newark, Ohio, Candace Robinson shares her secret to succulent suppers. She seasons a batch of ground beef, divides it into meal-size portions and keeps it in the freezer. With a few additional ingredients, she can quickly whip up the three entrees that follow.

Chinese Fish

Chinese Fish

Chinese Fish

"A Chinese friend gave me this recipe for flavorful fish," writes Ruth Solyntjes of Waterville, Minnesota. "She didn't know U.S. measurements, so I'd hold up a plastic teaspoon and ask, 'How much?' for each ingredient she used."

Microwave Red Snapper

Microwave Red Snapper

Microwave Red Snapper

"We fish a lot, so when I tried this recipe at a microwave cooking class, I knew it was a keeper," relates Evelyn Gavin of Cayucos, California. "My husband requests it several times a month."

Greek Pita Pizzas

Greek Pita Pizzas

Greek Pita Pizzas

Pita bread is the crust for these single-serving pizzas that get Mediterranean flair from olives, spinach and feta cheese. Breadsticks and a wedge of iceberg lettuce drizzled with salad dressing (pictured above right) make fine pizza partners. Or serve an appetizer of fresh vegetables with dip, then cap off the meal with lemon Italian ice.

Pineapple Pork Kabobs

Pineapple Pork Kabobs

Pineapple Pork Kabobs

Pork tenderloin is marinated and grilled to tender perfection in these eye-catching kabobs. Enjoy the skewers with strawberry gelatin and chocolate cupcakes for dessert...or round out dinner with canned peaches and vanilla ice cream.

Grilled Tarragon Chicken

Grilled Tarragon Chicken

Grilled Tarragon Chicken

Just a few simple seasonings is all that's needed to make grilled chicken moist and tasty. Mustard and tarragon make great combination.—Janie Thorpe, Tullahoma, Tennessee
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