Whether you're planning weeknight dinners for the family, leisurely weekend meals, or a special occasion dinner for friends, our comprehensive collection of recipes, how-tos, menus, and tips will help you organize and cook delicious meals. It's easy to get dinner on the table fast when you have our 15-minute entree recipes, quick pastas, and quick chicken recipes. There are also make-ahead dinners and freezable entrees so you can cook ahead and quickly heat up dinner when you get home. For days when you have more time, one-pot recipes are an easy option, so are slow-cooker recipes, and everyone adores comfort food classics. And for entertaining, we have easy recipes and more sophisticated dinner menu ideas.
Chicken Bolognese With TagliatelleOur light version of pasta Bolognese features ground chicken -- and plenty of flavorAdvertisementAdvertisementRecipe
Cucumber, Cranberry-Bean, and Beet Salad in Cucumber BoatsTossed with bacon, yogurt, and curry powder, this combination of cucumbers, beets, and cranberry beans is a real treat.
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Sheet-Pan SuppersIt's time to lay it all out -- in the pan. Cooking an entire meal on a single baking sheet is a great alternative to classic one-pot recipes. Not only does it allow the individual flavors of your proteins and side dishes to shine, it also guarantees the easiest cleanup ever. Try out this streamlined approach to instantly create an impressive spread.
15 Chicken Recipes You Can Make Any Night of the WeekWe know how much you love chicken -- everyone loves chicken that’s why it’s now the most popular meat in the U.S. It’s versatile, pretty reasonable price-wise, (of course) delicious, and relatively easy to prepare. You can braise chicken legs, stir-fry boneless breast, make a curry with a whole chicken -- all that and much more once you have these weeknight doable recipes.
What's for Dinner? 10 Budget MealsYes, for less than the price of a large pie from the local pizza place, you can put a fresh, satisfying dinner for four on the table. Try these recipes.
Healthy One-Pot MealsWe're totally behind a healthy and sensible "everything in moderation" approach to eating with an emphasis on whole, unprocessed foods. An easy route to healthy meals is to make dinner in just one pot. Here are some of our favorite recipes.
All Grown-Up: Macaroni and Cheese ... for the Mature KidThings that are grown-up: tea in a porcelain cup, making to-do lists, effectively using sticky notes, and using matching pot holders. Things that are not grown-up: microwavable mac and cheese. See also: mac and cheese from a pouch and macaroni with cold peels of shredded American cheese. For when you're too sophisticated for mac and cheese but not quite over the cozy-comfort-delicious factor, these recipes should do the trick.
New Little Italy: Classic Italian-American Recipes with a Lighter Touch
Lucinda Scala Quinn's lighter and fresher versions of classic Italian-American recipes.
Kid-Friendly Pasta Recipes That Will Make Them Smile and Clean Their PlatesFamily dinner on a weeknight should be nutritious, delicious, and, most important, easy to make. That can be a tall order, so when it comes to Wednesday noshing, who are you gonna call? The answer is pasta: It cooks quickly and pleases the palates of persnickety youngsters. See our favorite pasta recipes to satisfy small-fry hunger.
One-Pot Chicken RecipesYou have your main ingredient -- chicken -- but how to cook it? All these recipes require is one pot, pan, or baking dish. And these recipes for all-in-one meals can be prepared with little effort and minimal cleanup.
Broiler Plates: Sweet and Savory Oven Broiler RecipesTo replicate the flavor of a grilled dinner without stepping outside, just turn on your broiler. This underused kitchen workhorse lets you prepare meals splatter-free, just like the oven, but it heats up quicker and cooks twice as fast. Its blast of direct heat seals in juices as it perfectly caramelizes the outside of meats, seafood, and vegetables for delicious dinners in a flash.
Make It in the Morning: Dinner Recipes for Early BirdsIf you’re the type who’s always up to greet the sunrise, early mornings are the perfect time to get dinner prep done. Here are some quick meals that are even quicker to reheat.
Real-Deal Turkey Chili in Less than an Hour!A quick-to-cook turkey chili that's as flavorful as the beefy original.
Freezer-Friendly MealsWant to make homemade meals even easier? Your freezer can help! Stock your freezer with meals, from meat to pasta and soups, that will be ready in a snap. Just prep, freeze, and then heat the meal on a busy weeknight.
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Curried Lamb ChopsServe these fragrantly-spiced lamb chops with our Cucumber, Cranberry-Bean, and Beet Salad.Recipe
Fried Catfish SandwichCatfish topped with mayo, pickle relish, and sweet onion, and served on white bread make this the perfect Southern style sandwich.Recipe
Grilled Mixed-Vegetable SaladBase this salad on your favorite produce available at a local market for ultimate freshness.Recipe
Lemon-Herb Grilled SeafoodWe used thyme sprigs in our marinade, but you can use other fresh herbs, such as rosemary, oregano, or marjoram for this light grilled dish.Recipe
Chilled Shrimp and Chopped-Tomato Salad with Crisp Garlic CroutonsChilled shrimp is a party favorite. Here, the shellfish is combined with a chopped salad and garlicky croutons.Recipe
Lentils with Tarragon, Shallots, and BeetsDeep-hued lentils and roasted beets make a delicious combination.Recipe
Farro Salad with Thinly Sliced Zucchini, Pine Nuts, and Lemon ZestFarro is a type of hulled wheat that has been cultivated in Italy for centuries. Look for it at gourmet shops and health-food stores, where it is also sold as spelt.Recipe
Orzo Salad with Roasted Carrots and DillLemon juice gives orzo and roasted carrots a bright, fresh taste.Recipe
Saucy Black BeansBlack beans are a go-to side dish for any Baja meal.Recipe
Grilled MahimahiYou can use other types of firm, white-fleshed fish, or even shrimp or chicken for this grilled dish.Recipe
Sesame-Broccoli SaladThe simple addition of sesame seeds and the perfect vinaigrette turn plain broccoli into a delicious salad.Recipe
Watermelon IceThe high water content -- more than 90 percent -- of watermelon makes it the ideal ingredient for a granita-style dessert. Campari and freshly squeezed lime juice add a bracing dash of tartness.Recipe
EscabecheIn this traditional Mediterranean dish, sauteed red snapper or lemon sole is flavored overnight in a vinegar-and-citrus marinade.Recipe
Cucumber RelishThe fresh taste and refreshing crunch of cucumber makes this a perfect addition to any grilled fish dish.Recipe
Lemongrass MarinadeUse this recipe to make our Chopped Lemongrass Chicken Salad. This marinade may be made in advance and kept in the refrigerator for two days.AdvertisementAdvertisementRecipe
Honeydew Cucumber SoupWe served this cool, refreshing soup in demitasse cups and filled the saucers with ice to keep it chilled.Recipe
Spicy Grilled Shrimp with Plum SaladSweet raw-plum relish eases the mellow burn of spicy grilled shrimp.Recipe
Fennel Crab Salad on Beefsteak TomatoesOrange tomato slices are topped with lump crabmeat and sweet organic baby fennel.