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Weeknight Holiday Dinners

Do shopping and long holiday activities make your family hungry? Avoid the mad fast-food rush and whip up one of these delicious suppers.

We spend a lot of time focusing on our holiday meals. We want the perfect main dish, such as juicy hams and succulent roast beefs. Spectacular side dish recipes are always a hit and promise to become family favorites. Most importantly, we strive to create show-stopping desserts, those delectable treats that our guests will be talking about for months to come. But the holiday event is just one weekend out of the month, so what do we cook on those busy nights leading up to the big event? Weeknights get pretty hectic during the Christmas season. With office parties, after-school events, and shopping to be done, everyone is hungry but there seems to be little time to put a satisfying meal on the table. Avoid the lines at the restaurants and choose one of these top-rated recipes. We have pulled together a selection of our best casseroles, sheet pan suppers, and one-pot meals to help you fix a quick and easy supper for your family. Budget items, such as ground beef and chicken thighs, are easy on the pocketbook and can also be cooked in so many different ways and flavor profiles. Pasta is always a family favorite, whether covered in a tomato or cheese sauce. For more weeknight meal options, check out these delicious soups and stews.

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