Main Dishes

Hundreds of main dish recipes. Choose from top-rated comfort food, healthy, and vegetarian options. Find your dinner star now!

Staff Picks

World's Best Lasagna

Rating: 5 stars 18982
Filling and satisfying, John Chandler's lasagna is our most popular recipe. With basil, sausage, ground beef and three types of cheese, it lives up to its name.

Easy Meatloaf

Rating: 4.5 stars 8258
This easy meatloaf recipe is one of our best--made over 7,000 times and never disappoints! This no-fail meatloaf makes 8 servings.
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Chicken Parmesan

Rating: 5 stars 4035
You'll love Chef John's recipe for the best crispy-crusted chicken Parmesan.

Shrimp Scampi with Pasta

Rating: 4.5 stars 1185
Try this shrimp scampi recipe served with pasta for the ultimate seafood pasta dish.

Delicious Egg Salad for Sandwiches

Rating: 4.5 stars 2029
Simple ingredients and quick prep makes the perfect egg salad for sandwiches!

Homemade Mac and Cheese

Rating: 4 stars 2498
Sharp Cheddar and Parmesan cheese combine for this extra creamy mac 'n' cheese recipe. Just 20 minutes to prep and 30 to bake.
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Spaghetti Carbonara II

Rating: 4.5 stars 2032
A super rich, classic 'bacon and egg' spaghetti dish. Great to serve for company. This recipe also makes an unusual brunch offering.

Sicilian Roasted Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars 211
I made up this one to resemble the rotisserie chicken I love so much. It is so expensive here, so here's my version.

Slow Cooker Texas Pulled Pork

Rating: 4.5 stars 2914
Texas-style pulled pork simmers in a tangy chili-seasoned barbecue sauce with plenty of onion, then pulled into tender shreds to serve on a buttered, toasted bun.

Easy Crispy Baked Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars 138
This is an easy way to have the fried chicken texture, but baked.


Rating: 4.5 stars 1469
These homemade flour dumplings are quick and easy to make.
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Juicy Roasted Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars 3815
A couple of simple ingredients with no-fuss prep make a roast chicken that many swear is the juiciest they've ever eaten.

Inspiration and Ideas

15 of Grandma's Best Casserole Recipes
If you miss Grandma's cooking from time to time, or just want to recreate that warm and fuzzy feeling in your own home, this collection of Grandma-made and approved casserole recipes has a bit of everything you're searching for, from cheesy pasta dishes to decadent desserts.
15 Top-Rated Casserole Recipes for Spring
These family-pleasing casserole recipes get the most from spring vegetables and other ingredients that taste great as we slide into spring. They're a bit lighter than the heavy winter casseroles we craved in the cold but hearty enough to satisfy the whole crew. 
Fresh Asparagus and Chicken Casserole
Rating: 4 stars 241

Great in the spring when asparagus first comes in and you can get it fresh.