Dinner Recipes

Whether you're planning a weeknight dinner, weekend meal, or special-occasion feast for friends, we'll show you how to do it right, with tips, menus, and so much more. Check out our 15-minute main dishes, quick pastas, inspired chicken recipes, make-ahead meals, and freezable entrees.

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20 One-Pot Recipes That You Can Make in a Dutch Oven

From a classic beef stew to smoked-salmon chowder that's perfect for summer, all of these recipes can be made in a sturdy, colorful Dutch oven.
By Kelly Vaughan

How to Make Classic Beef Stew—Plus, Two Tasty Variations to Master

From a classic beef stew recipe to a fragrant version North-African inspired riff, these recipes are the perfect thing to make on a winter night.
By Claire Sullivan

Dinner Casserole Recipes That the Whole Family Will Love

Make one of these dishes for a comforting, hearty meal.
By Emily Goldman

Quick Kid-Friendly Dinner Recipes for Busy Weeknights

We're sharing family-friendly dinner recipes guaranteed to appeal to even the most finicky eaters. Try our easy stovetop mac and cheese, sheet-pan fajitas, pork and pineapple kebabs, and more.
By Lynn Andriani

Our Cheesiest, Most Satisfying Lasagna and Baked Pasta Recipes

For weeknight dinners or holiday entertaining, our favorite baked pasta recipes are loaded with melted cheese and couldn't be more comforting.
By Kelly Vaughan

One-Pan Pasta

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It's one of our most popular recipes and for good reason. This is our original one-pot pasta recipe, inspired by a dish one of our food editors ate in Puglia, Italy. All the ingredients cook together in a straight-sided skillet, you don’t even need to boil water first—and it's on the table in just 20 minutes.

John Legend's Macaroni and Cheese

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When musician John Legend visited Martha Stewart, he shared this recipe for his favorite Southern comfort food. Learn how to make the singer's delicious, creamy macaroni and cheese at home.

Roast Turkey with Herb Butter

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Getting a great-tasting turkey on the Thanksgiving table is easier than you might think. Here, the bird is rubbed with a flavorful mixture of butter and fresh rosemary, sage, and thyme before going into the oven. Use the roasted vegetables and turkey neck to make Rich Gravy.

Perfect Roast Turkey 101

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This recipe yields a plump and regal roast turkey, with crisp, golden-brown skin and an aroma to match.

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Rating: 3.47 stars 1388
We took the pumpkin out of the pie and baked it into a rich and creamy cheesecake; it's an especially memorable ending to a holiday meal.

Turkey Brine

Rating: 3.49 stars 918
Keeping your bird juicy isn't that hard—all you need is the right seasoning and a really large fridge. Brining is the first step in our roasted turkey recipe.

Basic Chicken Soup

Rating: 3.62 stars 377
Everyone has their own favorite chicken soup recipe, but rarely have so few ingredients added up to so much comfort. This version has classic flavors and, thanks to a simplified method, cooks more quickly than traditional chicken soups (the dish is ready in a little over an hour). There's no need to make a separate stock; the vegetables and meat form their own satisfying broth.
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Inspiration and Ideas

30 Easy Thanksgiving Side Dishes Guaranteed to Please
Thanksgiving side dishes don't need to be time-consuming in order to be delicious. Streamline your Thanksgiving meal prep with these easy side dish recipes, including sauteed and roasted seasonal vegetables and favorite potato and sweet potato dishes to seamlessly complement the turkey prepared via our downloadable guide.
20 Classic Takeout Recipes That You Can Make at Home
No need to dial the phone or download an app—make these takeout-inspired recipes at home any night of the week.

Classic Brined and Roasted Turkey

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Brined to retain moisture, then basted with butter and wine while roasting, this turkey, the centerpiece of the Thanksgiving meal, is golden and juicy. The bird is brined for 24 hours, so leave plenty of time for this recipe. If you don't brine yours, skip steps one and two.