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Simple Dinner Recipes

Find simple dinner recipes from our Simple and Delicious Magazine. Get easy to make, simple dinner recipes featured in our publication.

Ham and Swiss Casserole

Ham and Swiss Casserole

Ham and Swiss Casserole

"When I prepare this noodle casserole for church gatherings, it's always a hit," writes Doris Barb from El Dorado, Kansas. "It can easily be doubled or tripled for a crowd."

Crunchy Curried Chicken

Crunchy Curried Chicken

Crunchy Curried Chicken

"If you have leftover ham and chicken (or turkey) on hand, try this," suggests Eleanor Doering of Stoughton, Wisconsin. "It's a great potluck dish because it can be made a day ahead."

Fiesta Chicken

Fiesta Chicken

Fiesta Chicken

"Chili powder and picante sauce add just the right dash of zip to this hearty main dish," notes Teresa Peterson of Kasson, Minnesota. "It's a snap to assemble since it uses convenience foods."
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Pasta Shells and Peppers

Pasta Shells and Peppers

Pasta Shells and Peppers

"Tomatoes and green peppers spooned over the top give this easy-to-prepare macaroni and cheese fresh homemade taste," shares Sharon Ann Sluski from West Ossipee, New Hampshire. Our test kitchen figures her thrifty main dish costs just 94 cents per serving.

Saucy Franks with Rice

Saucy Franks with Rice

Saucy Franks with Rice

"Here is a fast, flavorful, simple way to dress up plain old hot dogs," writes Roslyn Beal of Bremen, Georgia. Her hearty, economical mainstay comes in at only 43 cents per serving.

Favorite Pot Roast

Favorite Pot Roast

Favorite Pot Roast

"I love cooking a pot roast on the weekend because it can simmer for hours while I'm doing other things," says Leona Therou of Overland Park, Kansas. Her hearty beef roast with potatoes and carrots makes enough for a family of four with plenty left over.

Beef Pasties

Beef Pasties

Beef Pasties

We had lots of leftovers when we sampled Leona's pot roast in out test kitchen, so our staff came up with this recipe for fast-to-fix pasties. Just tuck the cooked roast beef, carrots, potatoes and onion into pie pastry-your family will be amazed at the tender and flaky results!

Turkey Breast with Gravy

Turkey Breast with Gravy

Turkey Breast with Gravy

Emily Chaney of Penobscot, Maine reveals her tried-and-true secret for savory roast turkey. "The herb rub seasons the meat nicely and makes a wonderful gravy," she remarks. Depending on the size of your family, you may want to cook two turkey breasts so you can ensure there will be lots of leftovers!

Turkey Florentine

Turkey Florentine

Turkey Florentine

"This creamy dish is one of my family's favorite ways to use up leftover turkey and gravy," adds Emily. "With the spinach and noodles, it's a hearty meal-in-one."

Bubble Pizza

Bubble Pizza

Bubble Pizza

A top-ranked food with teens, pizza can quickly quell a growling tummy! Jo Groth of Plainfield, Iowa says, "This recipe has a no-fuss crust made from refrigerated biscuits. For a jazzed-up version, add favorite toppings."

Fish and Veggies Primavera

Fish and Veggies Primavera

Fish and Veggies Primavera

"The most time-consuming thing about this recipe is chopping the vegetables-and that takes just seconds," notes Annette White of Whittier, California. Broccoli, cauliflower and carrots perk up her seafood entree, which goes from oven to table in less than half an hour.
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