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

Lasagna and its baked pasta kin are ideal for everything from weeknight dinners to holiday entertaining. Not only do they feed a crowd, but the leftovers also reheat beautifully. Our favorite recipes are chock-full of 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.

Creamy Lemon Chicken with Spinach and Artichokes

Like your favorite dip reinvented as a meal, and made healthier to boot! Sauteed chicken cutlets cook fast, and cream cheese provides a little richness with less fat than heavy cream.

Basic Chicken Soup

Rating: 3.62 stars
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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.

John Legend's Macaroni and Cheese

Rating: 3.69 stars
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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.

Breaded Chicken Breasts

Rating: 3.21 stars
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Whenever you make breaded and fried chicken, it disappears almost immediately. Try our foolproof three-step method for perfect results every time, then turn it into Chicken Parmesan or serve over salad.

Pan-Fried Steak

Rating: 3.67 stars
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Follow our foolproof recipe for a restaurant-quality pan-fried steak in under 10 minutes. Serve with a simple steak sauce and a classic side like roasted potatoes. From the book Mad Hungry, by Lucinda Scala Quinn (Artisan Books).

Baked-Eggplant Parmesan

Rating: 3.36 stars
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Choose firm, smooth eggplants. We bake rather than fry ours for less mess and less fat.
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Chicken Schnitzel with Dill and Sesame

All the delicious crunch of fried chicken, with less mess—that's the elevator pitch for schnitzel. Pounding the breasts into thin cutlets helps them cook in a flash. We season the flour and the panko mixture, not just the meat, and add sesame seeds for a nuttier crunch. Serve the dish with Watercress-Apple Relish for a bright, peppery counterpoint.