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Quick Main Dish Recipes

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Baked Chicken Quesadillas

Baked Chicken Quesadillas

Baked Chicken Quesadillas

"I created these after ordering something similar at a local restaurant," explains Deborah Hord of Concord, North Carolina. "My husband loves the crispy tortillas and spicy filling."

Cajun Shrimp

Cajun Shrimp

Cajun Shrimp

Donna Thomason knows how to bring a little pizzazz to her El Pas, Texas table—she stirs up a batch of these zippy shrimp. Use as much or as little cayenne pepper as you like, depending on your family's tastes. "This is nice served alongside rice pilaf," she suggests.

Black Bean Soft Tacos

Black Bean Soft Tacos

Black Bean Soft Tacos

Spiced just right, These bean-based tacos have plenty of South-of-the-border appeal. Lynn Hamilton of Naperville, Illinois livens up her black bean filling with diced tomatoes, green chilies and a variety of seasonings, then garnishes each taco with a slice of avocado.
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Creamed Chicken

Creamed Chicken

Creamed Chicken

"I came up with this recipe as a variation to beef Stroganoff," recalls Debra Baker of Greenville, North Carolina. "I like to serve it over toasted English muffins or egg noodles," she suggests.

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.

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."
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