Easy Dinner Recipes

Get dinner on the table in a hurry with our recipes that take 30 minutes or less to prepare.
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Fast-and-Easy Grilled Dinner Ideas
Browse our best grilling ideas for chicken, steak, fish, hamburgers and vegetables, including Wine-Marinated Grilled Chicken Breasts, Five-Spice Marinated Pork Satay, and Beer-Simmered Brats and Potatoes.
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Fast Dinner Recipes That Take 30 Minutes or Less
Speed your way toward dinner with our quick and easy 30-minute recipes for main dishes, including chicken stir-fry, tortellini pasta recipes, and super-fast soups and stews.
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Easy Skillet Dinners
Looking for fast recipes? All you need is a skillet to make one of our 25 quick dinner recipes.
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Easy Weeknight Dinner Recipes
Our weeknight dinner recipes—including dairy-free, one-pan and vegetarian dishes—deliver big flavor without a lot of fuss. Most take 30 minutes or less from start to finish.
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Salmon Recipes for Easy, Healthy Meals
An excellent source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids, salmon makes a versatile, healthy main dish. It's easy to bake, grill, roast or saute. Our favorite salmon recipes including planked salmon, Thai curried salmon and oven-baked salmon.
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18 Favorite Recipes with Asparagus
Naturally low in calories and carbohydrates, asparagus makes a healthy addition to many recipes. Serve it roasted, baked, grilled, in a soup or quiche—you'll be able to enjoy this vegetable that flourishes in spring but is available year-round.
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10 Easy One-Pan Meals
One-pan recipes make dinner a snap! Just toss together your veggies, protein, and some herbs or spices in recipes like our Sheet-Pan Chicken and Vegetables or Pork Tenderloin with Pears and Potatoes. Prep and clean-up are easy!
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Sizzling Mexican and Tex-Mex Recipes
Get our best recipes for enchiladas, tamales, tacos, fajitas, salsas, soups, drinks and more with distinctive Mexican and Tex-Mex flavors.
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Top Chicken Dish Recipes
Roasted, stir-fried, stuffed, grilled, served with sauce or in soup—our chicken recipes cook up perfectly for everyday suppers or special occasions.
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Midwest Fall Festivals You Won't Want to Miss
As summer heat fades and hardwood trees start to show their fall colors, Midwest communities welcome the changing of the season with autumnal celebrations. To inspire your next regional road trip, we've rounded up some of the best Midwest fall festivals that promise fun for the whole family. #dinnerdishes #dinnerideas #dinnerrecipes #familydinnerideas #supper #supperideas
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Fruited Couscous
Karen Bell, chef and owner of Bavette La Boucherie in Milwaukee, makes this sweet and nutty couscous to serve with her Chicken Tagine (also on midwestliving.com). #dinnerdishes #dinnerideas #dinnerrecipes #familydinnerideas #supper #supperideas
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Candied Yams
A use-what-you-have cook, Gerard Klass's mom always put SunnyD in her yams. So, the chef and co-owner of Soul Bowl in Minneapolis does, too--along with plenty of butter, brown sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon. #dinnerdishes #dinnerideas #dinnerrecipes #familydinnerideas #supper #supperideas
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Beef en Chile Rojo Tamales
Chef Jorge Guzmán of Petite León in Minneapolis uses two kinds of toasted dried chiles in the braised brisket filling for these tamales, creating deep, layered flavor. #dinnerdishes #dinnerideas #dinnerrecipes #familydinnerideas #supper #supperideas
Tamales are a project, but so worth it—especially with friends or family helping with assembly. This recipe comes from chef Jorge Guzmán of Petite León in Minneapolis #dessertdishes#dessertideas#dessertrecipes#sweettreats#baking#bakingideas#bakingrecipes Chile Verde, Shredded Chicken, Mexican Fiesta
Chicken en Chile Verde Tamales
Tamales are a project, but so worth it—especially with friends or family helping with assembly. This recipe comes from chef Jorge Guzmán of Petite León in Minneapolis #dessertdishes#dessertideas#dessertrecipes#sweettreats#baking#bakingideas#bakingrecipes
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Poppy Seed Bundt Cake
Angela Garbacz, owner of Goldenrod Pastries in Lincoln, Nebraska, features recipes that adapt to gluten- and dairy-free needs in her new cookbook, Perfectly Golden. This simple, sweet cake reminds her of her time in Poland. #dessertdishes#dessertideas#dessertrecipes#sweettreats#baking#bakingideas#bakingrecipes