Quick Main Dish Recipes

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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

Spicy Chicken Tenders

Spicy Chicken Tenders

Spicy Chicken Tenders

These quick chicken bites from Carol Dodds in Aurora, Ontario are moist, delicious and boast traditional East Indian flavors of cinnamon, ginger and curry. “I serve this simple dish with rice and veggies for a great meal,” says Carol. TIP: Warm up your next fall gathering with Carol's Spicy Chicken Tenders for appetizers. Simply double the recipe and serve with fancy party picks.

Two-Cheese Pizzas

Two-Cheese Pizzas

Two-Cheese Pizzas

When time is tight, Nevine Farid of Overland Park, Kansas uses pita rounds to form the crust for these cute little pizzas. Cut into quarters, they make appealing appetizers when there's just a few of you. "Serve wedges alone...or with pizza sauce," she says.

One-For-All Marinated Beef

One-For-All Marinated Beef

One-For-All Marinated Beef

"I use this great marinade not just for beef, but for everything I grill-from pork chops to chicken," notes Sue Sauer of Deer River, Minnesota. "The marinade's main ingredient-orange juice- is both low in calories and a good tenderizer."

Beef Tostadas

Beef Tostadas

Beef Tostadas

Chipotle sauce gives these meaty open-faced tacos just the right amount of heat to fire up a fiesta at the dinner table. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Bacon Avocado Wraps

Bacon Avocado Wraps

Bacon Avocado Wraps

A variety of flavored flour tortillas are now available and would add nice variation to this recipe.

Tuna with Wasabi Sauce

Tuna  with Wasabi Sauce

Tuna with Wasabi Sauce

Wasabi mayonnaise can be found in the Asian section of your local supermarket. Wasabi, an Asian plant similar to horseradish, has a fiery flavor. Add some plain mayonnaise to make a milder sauce.

Fiery Chicken Spinach Salad

Fiery Chicken Spinach Salad

Fiery Chicken Spinach Salad

This hearty and colorful main-course salad is easy to throw together when I get home from work, because it uses canned black beans and Mexicorn and packaged chicken breast strips. I sometimes add a can of ripe olives and fresh cherry tomatoes from our garden.

Tuna Salad Wraps

Tuna Salad Wraps

Tuna Salad Wraps

“Usually, I make my tuna salad the night before, so the flavors have more time to blend. Plus, the sandwiches go together quickly for a neat and compact meal.” —Ivy Abbadessa, Loxahatchee, Florida

Vegetable Shrimp Toss

Vegetable Shrimp Toss

Vegetable Shrimp Toss

"Whenever I cook too much spaghetti, I just pop it in the refrigerator," relates Sharyn Craig from El Cajon, California. "The next time I have leftover veggies, I combine them with the pasta, some sauteed shrimp and a little Parmesan cheese."

Garlic-Herb Red Snapper

Garlic-Herb Red Snapper

Garlic-Herb Red Snapper

When it's time to fix dinner, Nancy and John Mueller of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin head to the kitchen together. Married 48 years, they find that dividing up the work is fun, saves time and yields delicious results. John, a retired elementary school principal and teacher, usually prepares the entree, "He especially likes to grill seafood like Garlic-Herb Red Snapper," says Nancy. "He started cooking 29 years ago when I went to work full time."
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