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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.

Cheesy Beef Enchiladas

Cheesy Beef Enchiladas

Cheesy Beef Enchiladas

Warm up a cold winter night with a hearty serving of Tex-Mex food. These enchiladas have a flavorful combination of ingredients and a rich homemade sauce. This easy one-dish meal gives me more time to spend with guests. —Mary Anne McWhirter, Pearland, Texas

Best Meat Loaf

Best Meat Loaf

Best Meat Loaf

If you're like my husband, you enjoy a hearty meat loaf. Everyone who's ever tried it agrees it lives up to its name. This delicious dish doesn't last long!—Dorothy Pritchett, Wills Point, Texas

Breaded Pork Chops

Breaded Pork Chops

Breaded Pork Chops

These traditional pork chops have a wonderful home-cooked flavor like the ones Mom used to make. The breading makes them crispy outside and tender and juicy inside. Why not treat your family to them tonight? —Deborah Amrine, Grand Haven, Michigan
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Broccoli-Ham Hot Dish

Broccoli-Ham Hot Dish

Broccoli-Ham Hot Dish

One of my best friends shared this recipe with me. My family loves it because it includes one of our favorite vegetables—broccoli. For potluck, it's a delicious and colorful way to use up leftover ham. —Margaret Wagner Allen Abingdon, Virginia

Brown-Bag Burritos

Brown-Bag Burritos

Brown-Bag Burritos

"For a change from sandwiches, we like burritos-something many people don't consider in a brown-bag lunch," says Rhonda Cliett of Barton, Texas. "They're good cold or easy to heat if a microwave's available."

Budget Macaroni and Cheese

Budget Macaroni and Cheese

Budget Macaroni and Cheese

This is a quick and creamy main dish. I've tried many macaroni and cheese recipes, but this is my favorite.—Debbie Carlson, San Diego, California

Cabbage With Meat Sauce

Cabbage With Meat Sauce

Cabbage With Meat Sauce

A flavorful meat sauce is served over thinly sliced cabbage—instead of hot cooked noodles—for a deliciously different dish.—Janet Carter, Tullahoma, Tennessee

Cashew Chicken

Cashew Chicken

Cashew Chicken

We love eating ethnic foods, especially Asian dishes. This chicken stir-fry is my family's favorite! The cashews add crunch and a sweet, nutty flavor, and the tasty sauce adds richness to garden-fresh carrots and broccoli. —Ena Quiggle, Goodhue, Minnesota

Catfish Cakes

Catfish Cakes

Catfish Cakes

These cakes are crispy on the outside and moist and flavorful on the inside—a real treat! I like to serve them with hush puppies and coleslaw. I developed the recipe to put to good use all the catfish we catch at our lake cabin. —Jan Campbell, Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Catfish with Lemon/Butter Sauce

Catfish with Lemon/Butter Sauce

Catfish with Lemon/Butter Sauce

I created this recipe for a catfish cooking contest by modifying a recipe for shrimp and spaghetti, which I also developed. —Rita Futral, Ocean Spring, Mississippi



Cheese-Stuffed Shells

Cheese-Stuffed Shells

Cheese-Stuffed Shells

When I was living in California, I tasted this rich cheesy pasta dish at a neighborhood Italian restaurant. I got the recipe and made a few changes to it in my own kitchen. I'm happy to share it with you. —Lori Mecca, Grants Pass, Oregon

Chicken and Barley Boiled Dinner

Chicken and Barley Boiled Dinner

Chicken and Barley Boiled Dinner

I was looking for a recipe that was nutritious and would adequately feed my two teenage sons and husband. I'm a busy teacher, and time is of the essence. This tasty recipe is easily prepared for an evening meal. -Susan Greeley, Morrill, Maine

Chicken and Dumplings

Chicken and Dumplings

Chicken and Dumplings

On Sundays, Mom set our big round oak table with a snowy white cloth and her fine dishes and tableware. On the old wood stove, pushed way back to simmer slowly, was a big pot of chicken and dumplings in a thick gravy. I can still taste it. -Willa Govoro, St. Clair, Missouri

Chicken and Rice Dinner

Chicken and Rice Dinner

Chicken and Rice Dinner

My family lines up seconds of this hearty main dish from my mother-in-law, Mary Lou Baumert—a great cook! In this easy tasty recipe, the chicken bakes to a beautiful golden brown.—Denise Baumert, Dalhart, Texas
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