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Top 10 Main Dish Recipes

Quick, Easy, and Delicious!


Let's face it, once you've decided on the main dish for dinner, the rest of the menu usually falls into place. It's figuring out the centerpiece that's the trick! So I've decided to collect my Top 10 favorite main dish recipes for you to enjoy. These recipes are all quick and easy, or they're make-ahead. They're perfect for dinner for a family or just the two of you.

1. Creamy Tomato Pasta

Creamy Tomato Pasta
Linda Larsen

I've been seeing references to using cream cheese in just about everything. I use it in my favorite Lasagna recipe and in sandwich spreads. So I thought I'd add it to a tomato pasta sauce. Wow, my new favorite tomato sauce was born!

2. Baked Honey Mustard Chicken

Baked Honey Mustard Chicken
Linda Larsen
This super simple and flavorful recipe is so simple. You just sauté onion in butter, add a few more ingredients, pour it over chicken, and bake! This is one of my go-to recipes when I'm too tired to cook.

3. Red and White Tortellini

Red and White Tortellini
Linda Larsen
I've been making this fabulous recipe for years and we never get tired of it. You can add veggies, use different meatballs or cheese, and try different pasta sauces. It will never fail you and it is so simple.

4. My Mom's Meatloaf

My Mom's Meatloaf
Linda Larsen
This meatloaf is so special, so easy, and so good. The aroma of this wonderful recipe baking in the oven just evokes home in my soul. Serve it with scalloped potatoes and a simple salad for a heart-warming meal.

5. Perfect Pot Roast

Perfect Pot Roast
Linda Larsen
The name says it all.

6. Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings

Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings
Linda Larsen
When is the last time you had dumplings? This easy and old-fashioned recipe is full of flavor. Just be sure to keep the lid on while the dumplings are cooking, so they cook through and are nice and fluffy.

7. Honey-Nut Chicken

Honey Nut Chicken
Linda Larsen
For a quick recipe that makes juicy and tender chicken coated with a sweet and salty, crunchy coating, this is the perfect choice.

8. Apple Balsamic Pork Tenderloin

Apple Balsamic Pork Tenderloin
Linda Larsen
The marinade makes this pork so incredibly tender and flavorful. You can make this ahead of time and let it marinate in the fridge overnight, or let it sit for a few minutes, then roast until it's just barely pink in the center. Yum.

9. Honey Orange Fish Fillets

Honey Orange Fish Fillets
Linda Larsen
Honey and orange make a beautiful and tasty glaze on tender fish. This super easy recipe is so simple to make. Use it on any fish fillets for one of the fastest dinners ever.

10. Updated Meatball Stew En Casserole

Updated Meatball Stew En Casserole
Linda Larsen
For true comfort food when it's cold outside, this recipe just can't be beat. It's a rich and delicious stew stopped with seasoned potato puffs. If that sounds good, wait until you taste it!

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