Quick & Easy Main Dishes

Start the evening off right with a stellar (super-fast and easy) homemade supper with these quick dinner ideas.

Even if you’re short on time you can still sit down to a comforting home-cooked dinner any night of the week. The key is choosing the right recipe. To help you get started, we gathered our best easy dinner ideas in one place. These simple but satisfying easy dinner recipes don’t require much advance prep or a long cooking time, so you’ll be sitting down to eat before you know it. Choose from Southern favorites like Chicken Fried Steak, Smothered Chicken, and Salmon Croquettes. Or try something new like Tempura Shrimp Tacos, Spaghetti with Sausage and Peppers, Barbecue Pork Quesadillas, or Mediterranean Turkey Cutlets and Pasta. In the mood for something light and healthy? Try our parchment-wrapped Lemon-Dill Tilapia or Lemon Pork Chops with Quinoa Salad. We also have several creative pork tenderloin recipes including Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin and Sage-and-Pecan Pork Tenderloin Cutlets. Whatever you choose, you’re sure to find a new favorite weeknight dinner.


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