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Quick Main Dish Recipes

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Pasta Lamb Skillet

Pasta Lamb Skillet

Pasta Lamb Skillet

Ground lamb provides an interesting change from ground beef in this speedy stovetop dinner. Use shells, spirals or any small pasta you have on hand.

Chicken Alfredo

Chicken Alfredo

Chicken Alfredo

Bright broccoli, zucchini and sweet red pepper lend fresh taste to this rich chicken and pasta entree. Cream cheese makes the smooth sauce a snap to stir up. —Jody Stewart, Goldsboro, North Carolina

Country Barbecued Chicken

Country Barbecued Chicken

Country Barbecued Chicken

This moist chicken takes minutes to cook using the direct grilling method. The thick zesty sauce is equally tasty over pork. If you'd like, make a double batch of sauce and reserve half of it to serve at the table.
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Three-Step Stir-Fry

Three-Step Stir-Fry

Three-Step Stir-Fry

"I based this flavorful stir-fry on a fabulous dish I sampled in a San Francisco restaurant," notes Amy Masson from Cypress, California. "It truly is a 10-minute main dish that looks and tastes like it took a lot longer."

Crispy Chicken Strips

Crispy Chicken Strips

Crispy Chicken Strips

From Lake Havasu City, Arizona, Dawn Hart shares an easy method for dressing up chicken. She rolls strips in a quick coating made with potato flakes and bread crumbs, then cooks them for a couple minutes in a skillet.

Hamburger Stroganoff for Two

Hamburger Stroganoff for Two

Hamburger Stroganoff for Two

I've been making this simple yet satisfying dish for more than 25 years," relates Aline Christenot of Chester, Montana. "Just last year, I tried freezing the ground beef mixture so I'd have a head start on a future dinner. It works great!"

Beefy Barbecue Macaroni

Beefy Barbecue Macaroni

Beefy Barbecue Macaroni

"I developed this dish while visiting a friend," says Mary Cokenour of Monticello, Utah. "She came home late from work and didn't have time to grocery shop. So I threw together this all-in-one skillet dish using pantry staples. Her family was so impressed that now she makes it for them once a week."

Taco Dogs

Taco Dogs

Taco Dogs

A taco shell makes a good holder for a hot dog dressed up with a tasty combination of baked beans and cheese. "When our children were young, they asked for this meal at least once a week," remembers Kat Thompson of Prineville, Oregon.

Taco-Topped Potato

Taco-Topped Potato

Taco-Topped Potato

THIS quick-and-easy recipe fits in well with a busy schedule. Along with a garden salad, it makes a nice light meal for two, but when we want something more filling, I'll serve this potato with a small broiled steak. -Linda Brausen, Janesville, Wisconsin

Honey-Fried Walleye

Honey-Fried Walleye

Honey-Fried Walleye

We fish on most summer weekends, so we have lots of fresh fillets. Everyone who tries this crisp, golden fish loves it. It's my husband's favorite, and I never have leftovers. Honey gives the coating a deliciously different twist. —Sharon Collis, Colona, Illinois

Peppy Parmesan Pasta

Peppy Parmesan Pasta

Peppy Parmesan Pasta

When my husband and I needed dinner in a hurry, we came up with this dish that gets spicy flavor from pepperoni. We like to use angel hair pasta because it cooks faster than other noodles. —Debbie Horst, Phoenix, Arizona
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