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.

Basic Chicken Soup

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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.

Baked-Eggplant Parmesan

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Choose firm, smooth eggplants. We bake rather than fry ours for less mess and less fat.

Lemon Cake

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This cheery lemon cake is perfect for festive occasions. Top it off with our Whipped Frosting that's the perfect light and fluffy complement to this moist cake.

Breaded Chicken Breasts

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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.

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.

Easy Roasted Chicken Thighs

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This oven-roasted chicken recipe showcases juicy, flavorful thighs with a lemony sauce that makes itself in the pan. It's the ideal weeknight dinner for busy families, especially when served with simple Roasted Potatoes.
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Inspiration and Ideas

What's for Dinner? 22 Weeknight Recipes to Make This September
We're all about embracing summer for as long as possible. Here you'll find light salads alongside grilled chicken, pasta with fresh vegetables, and meat-free dishes. These are family-friendly weeknight dinner recipes that you can get on the table in less than one hour.

Roasted Red Potatoes

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Fresh rosemary complements the earthy taste of roasted red potatoes in this simple but satisfying side dish.