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Quick Main Dish Recipes

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Cod Delight

Cod Delight

Cod Delight

I used to make this in the oven, but then I discovered that microwave lets me enjoy it even faster. It's a pretty dish to serve company. In fact, many of my friends and family now cook this at home. —Nancy Daugherty, Cortland, Ohio

Mexicali Pork Chops

Mexicali Pork Chops

Mexicali Pork Chops

Grab just a couple pantry staples—taco seasoning and your favorite salsa—to cook up a super-quick dinner of tender pork chops smothered in fun flavors. —Laura Cohen, Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Easy Chicken and Noodles

Easy Chicken and Noodles

Easy Chicken and Noodles

In Lancaster, Ohio, Shirley Heston can prepare this stovetop supper in mere minutes. Canned soup makes the sauce a snap to throw together while the noodles boil. It's comforting and inexpensive, too, at $1.22 per serving.
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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."

Chicken Cacciatore Over Rice

Chicken Cacciatore Over Rice

Chicken Cacciatore Over Rice

"Not only is this satisfying main dish easy to fix, it tastes fantastic," assures Susan Adair from Somerset, Kentucky. And it has plenty of nicely spiced sauce.

Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo with Veggies

Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo with Veggies

Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo with Veggies

"I especially like to use frozen California-blend veggies when making this dish. If you prefer, you can substitute fresh garden vegetables, but it will add a little time. Simply start them in boiling water before adding the pasta. Then add the pasta during the last 3 minutes of cooking the veggies. This makes an easy, colorful and delicious entree!" Talena Keeler - Siloam Springs, Arkansas

Cajun Shrimp and Rice

Cajun Shrimp and Rice

Cajun Shrimp and Rice

I have a friend with Celiac's disease and I serve this when she comes over for lunch. It lets her have something besides meat and potatoes. It's become a requested recipe. —Ruth Miller, Boyertown, Pennsylvania

Cherry-Topped Chicken

Cherry-Topped Chicken

Cherry-Topped Chicken

Looking for an entree that’s simple enough to fix on busy weeknights, but special enough to serve company? This scrumptious recipe from Tabetha Moore of New Braunfels, Texas fits the bill. "It goes together in just minutes and uses only four ingredients. We enjoy it at least once every week," she says.

Garlic Shrimp Stir-Fry

Garlic Shrimp Stir-Fry

Garlic Shrimp Stir-Fry

This entree tastes wonderful and is pretty enough to serve to company. Most of the preparation can be done in advance. Tender shrimp, colorful sweet peppers and crunchy snow peas give it a variety of interesting textures and flavors. -Irene Lalevee, River Vale, New Jersey

Fried Chicken Coating

Fried Chicken Coating

Fried Chicken Coating

Eileen Frank relies on this made-in-minutes mixture to cook up a down-home chicken dinner. "We think this flavorful coating tastes a lot like the one at a well-known chicken restaurant chain," she writes form Castor, Alberta.

Quick Pork Fried Rice

Quick Pork Fried Rice

Quick Pork Fried Rice

Making use of leftover pork and cooked rice, this delicious take on takeout comes together faster than you can order the No. 5 on the value menu. —Judy Lammers, Columbia, Missouri
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