Dinner Recipes

Whether you're planning a weeknight dinner, weekend meal, or special-occasion feast for friends, we'll show you how to do it right, with tips, menus, and so much more. Check out our 15-minute main dishes, quick pastas, inspired chicken recipes, make-ahead meals, and freezable entrees.

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20 One-Pot Recipes That You Can Make in a Dutch Oven

From a classic beef stew to smoked-salmon chowder that's perfect for summer, all of these recipes can be made in a sturdy, colorful Dutch oven.
By Kelly Vaughan

How to Make Classic Beef Stew—Plus, Two Tasty Variations to Master

From a classic beef stew recipe to a fragrant version North-African inspired riff, these recipes are the perfect thing to make on a winter night.
By Claire Sullivan

Dinner Casserole Recipes That the Whole Family Will Love

Make one of these dishes for a comforting, hearty meal.
By Emily Goldman

Quick Kid-Friendly Dinner Recipes for Busy Weeknights

We're sharing family-friendly dinner recipes guaranteed to appeal to even the most finicky eaters. Try our easy stovetop mac and cheese, sheet-pan fajitas, pork and pineapple kebabs, and more.
By Lynn Andriani

Our Cheesiest, Most Satisfying Lasagna and Baked Pasta Recipes

For weeknight dinners or holiday entertaining, our favorite baked pasta recipes are loaded with melted cheese and couldn't be more comforting.
By Kelly Vaughan

One-Pan Pasta

Rating: 3.35 stars 7146
It's one of our most popular recipes and for good reason. This is our original one-pot pasta recipe, inspired by a dish one of our food editors ate in Puglia, Italy. All the ingredients cook together in a straight-sided skillet, you don’t even need to boil water first—and it's on the table in just 20 minutes.

John Legend's Macaroni and Cheese

Rating: 3.69 stars 1738
When musician John Legend visited Martha Stewart, he shared this recipe for his favorite Southern comfort food. Learn how to make the singer's delicious, creamy macaroni and cheese at home.

Basic Chicken Soup

Rating: 3.62 stars 377
Everyone has their own favorite chicken soup recipe, but rarely have so few ingredients added up to so much comfort. This version has classic flavors and, thanks to a simplified method, cooks more quickly than traditional chicken soups (the dish is ready in a little over an hour). There's no need to make a separate stock; the vegetables and meat form their own satisfying broth.

Easy Roasted Chicken Thighs

Rating: 3.16 stars 1540
This oven-roasted chicken recipe showcases juicy, flavorful thighs with a lemony sauce that makes itself in the pan. It's the ideal weeknight dinner for busy families, especially when served with simple Roasted Potatoes.

Perfect Roast Chicken

Rating: 3.44 stars 1371
The almost universal appeal of roasted chicken stems from its power to comfort. The ideal roasted chicken recipe will leave your chicken golden brown and gleaming, tender, and juicy. The crackle of chicken as it roasts and the wondrous aroma that perfumes the kitchen provoke a feeling of satisfaction and fulfillment.

Classic Chicken-Vegetable Soup

Rating: 3.3 stars 88
You can't go wrong with this classic chicken-vegetable soothing soup—it's good for what ails you. This traditional recipe is delicious and easy to make.

Creamy Lemon Chicken with Spinach and Artichokes

Like your favorite dip reinvented as a meal, and made healthier to boot! Sauteed chicken cutlets cook fast, and cream cheese provides a little richness with less fat than heavy cream.
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Inspiration and Ideas

14 Surprisingly Healthy Casseroles Everyone Is Sure to Adore
A beloved comfort food and a staple for many families, casseroles have a reputation for being heavy on fat and calories. The one-pan wonders featured here, from creamy chicken and rice to enchiladas and elegant vegetable gratins, contain all the things we love about casseroles, but with smart ingredient tweaks and healthy swaps that will change the game for good.
Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie

With lentils and cremini mushrooms as well as the traditional carrots and peas, this vegetarian take on the traditional British potato-topped Shepherd's pie is satisfying and delicious. We use French green lentils because they hold their shape in cooking.