Main Dishes

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Staff Picks

World's Best Lasagna

Rating: 4.8 stars 18912
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: 4.59 stars 8213
This easy meatloaf recipe is one of our best--made over 7,000 times and never disappoints! This no-fail meatloaf makes 8 servings.

Perfect Chicken

Rating: 4.6 stars 188
Chicken stock, wine, onions, garlic, mushroom, cream, butter, herbs, lemon, and capers reduce to make a perfect sauce. Served alongside mushroom rice and asparagus; it is HEAVEN! Patience is key with the sauce. The flavors will come together beautifully if you allow them to reduce as directed.

Slow Cooker Texas Pulled Pork

Rating: 4.52 stars 2911
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.

Homemade Mac and Cheese

Rating: 4.16 stars 2485
Sharp Cheddar and Parmesan cheese combine for this extra creamy mac 'n' cheese recipe. Just 20 minutes to prep and 30 to bake.

Best Beef Enchiladas

Rating: 4.62 stars 434
These easy enchiladas are stuffed with a savory filling of ground beef, Cheddar cheese, black beans, and black olives.

Chicken, Broccoli, and Cheddar Casserole

Rating: 4.63 stars 23
Super comfort food, but kinda healthy because it has broccoli in it, right? My grandmother passed this chicken and Cheddar recipe down and it is a family favorite. After the first time I made it, I went on a casserole kick and made it twice a week for 3 months straight! I typically serve this over rice, but it is just as great by itself. Last time I didn't make rice, but served it with bread.

Juicy Roasted Chicken

Rating: 4.71 stars 3801
A couple of simple ingredients with no-fuss prep make a roast chicken that many swear is the juiciest they've ever eaten.

Grandma's Famous Salmon Cakes

Rating: 4.38 stars 387
Simple and tasty pan fried salmon cakes! Just salmon, eggs, onion and black pepper. Mix it all up, shape into patties and you are ready to go! Great with macaroni and cheese.

Easy Swedish Meatball Sauce

Rating: 4.35 stars 342
This quick and easy savory sauce turns heat-and-eat meatballs into tonight's main attraction. Serve on a bed of noodles or rice. Add a side salad, and dinner is ready in no time.

Melt-In-Your-Mouth Meat Loaf

Rating: 4.54 stars 954
This recipe is anything but regular old meatloaf! Everyone will love this moist version made in the slow cooker, with milk, mushrooms, and a little sage for extra flavor.

Simple Baked Parmesan Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars 15
Baked chicken thighs are coated with a spicy Parmesan topping this simple recipe that doesn't require bread crumbs.

Inspiration and Ideas

Simple Macaroni and Cheese
Rating: 4.43 stars

This quick and easy macaroni and cheese is ready in under 30 minutes.