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Dinner Recipes

What's for dinner? Get great ideas for casserole, pasta, chicken, beef, pork, or other favorite recipes with this easy guide.

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Traditional Lasagna

Traditional Lasagna

Traditional Lasagna

My family first tasted this rich, classic lasagna at a friend's home on Christmas Eve. We were so impressed that it became our own holiday tradition as well. I also prepare it other times of the year. It's requested often by my sister's Italian in-laws—I consider that the highest compliment! —Lorri Foockle, Granville, Illinois

Lil Cheddar Meat Loaves

Lil Cheddar Meat Loaves

Lil Cheddar Meat Loaves

I got this recipe from my aunt when I was a teen and have made these miniature loaves many times since. My husband and three children count this main dish among their favorites. —Kathy Bowron, Cocolalla, Idaho

Favorite Chicken Potpie

Favorite Chicken Potpie

Favorite Chicken Potpie

Chock-full of chicken, potatoes, peas and corn, this autumn favorite makes two golden pies, so you can serve one at supper and save the other for a busy night. These potpies are perfect for company or a potluck. —Karen Johnson, Bakersfield, California
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Flavorful Chicken Fajitas

Flavorful Chicken Fajitas

Flavorful Chicken Fajitas

The marinated chicken in these popular wraps is mouthwatering. They go together in a snap and always get raves! —Julie Sterchi, Jackson, Missouri

Seafood Lasagna

Seafood Lasagna

Seafood Lasagna

This rich satisfying dish, adapted from a recipe given to me by a friend, is my husband's favorite. I usually serve it on his birthday. It's loaded with scallops, shrimp and crab in a creamy sauce. I consider this the "crown jewel" in my repertoire of recipes. —Elena Hansen, Ruidoso, New Mexico

Taco Lasagna

Taco Lasagna

Taco Lasagna

If you like foods with Southwestern flair, this just might become a new favorite. Loaded with cheese, meat and beans, the layered casserole comes together in a snap. There are never any leftovers when I take this dish to potlucks. —Terri Keena, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Smothered Chicken Breasts

Smothered Chicken Breasts

Smothered Chicken Breasts

After trying this delicious chicken dish in a restaurant, I decided to recreate it at home. Topped with bacon, caramelized onions and zippy shredded cheese, it comes together in no time with ingredients I usually have on hand. Plus, it cooks in one skillet, so it’s a cinch to clean up! —Brenda Carpenter, Warrensburg, Missouri

Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp Scampi

This shrimp scampi recipe looks like you fussed, but it’s easy to prepare. Lemon and herbs enhance the shrimp, and bread crumbs add a pleasing crunch. Served over pasta, this main dish is pretty enough for company. —Lori Packer, Omaha, Nebraska

Grilled Huli Huli Chicken

Grilled Huli Huli Chicken

Grilled Huli Huli Chicken

I got this grilled chicken recipe from a friend while living in Hawaii. It sizzles with the flavors of brown sugar, ginger and soy sauce. Huli means "turn" in Hawaiian. —Sharon Boling, Coronado, California

Bacon-Cheese Topped Chicken

Bacon-Cheese Topped Chicken

Bacon-Cheese Topped Chicken

Mushrooms, bacon strips and Monterey Jack cheese top these tender marinated chicken breasts that provide a flavorful dining experience with a just a little fuss. I get compliments whenever I serve them. They're one of my family's favorites. -Melanie Kennedy Battle Ground, Washington



Baked Mushroom Chicken

Baked Mushroom Chicken

Baked Mushroom Chicken

Here's a way to dress up chicken breasts for a family dinner or party, using fresh mushrooms, green onions and two kinds of cheese. It's a recipe I can count on to yield tender and flavorful chicken every time. —Barbara McCalley, Allison Park, Pennsylvania

Chicken Penne Casserole

Chicken Penne Casserole

Chicken Penne Casserole

This is my family’s favorite casserole recipe. I make it every week or two and we never tire of it. I like that I can clean my kitchen and then relax while it bakes. It won’t disappoint! —Carmen Vanosch, Vernon, British Columbia

Pesto-Chicken Penne Casseroles

Pesto-Chicken Penne Casseroles

Pesto-Chicken Penne Casseroles

Creamy, flavorful and so easy to fix, this meal-in-one will wow family and friends. Get ready for recipe requests for this easy chicken casserole! —Laura Kayser, Ankeny, Iowa

Dijon-Crusted Fish

Dijon-Crusted Fish

Dijon-Crusted Fish

Dijon, Parmesan and a hint of horseradish give this toasty fish from Scott Schmidtke of Chicago, Illinois lots of flavor. The preparation is so easy, it takes just 5 to 7 minutes to get 4 servings ready for the oven.
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