Main Dishes

White bowl full of homemade Mediterranean Orzo Salad with chopped vegetables and fresh herbs. Side view.

Mediterranean Orzo Salad

This salad is full of fresh, crisp veggies, orzo, and a tangy lemon vinaigrette. It is bursting with Mediterranean flavors and is a healthy, light, and delicious family favorite. Add some protein for a complete meal.

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Close up of crispy oven baked chicken taquitos, drizzled with lime crema.

Crispy Oven Baked Chicken Taquitos

Cinco de Mayo is just a day away and if you’re celebrating at home like we are, then these crispy oven baked taquitos are perfect as an appetizer or main course. Spiced shredded chicken, cheese, and flavorings are baked to crunchy golden perfect.

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Skewers of Chicken Spiedini on a white plate and garnished with parsley, onion slices, and lemon wedges. Close up view.

Chicken Spiedini

This easy and tasty weeknight dish that’s always a family favorite. Tender chunks of marinated chicken are skewered, then lightly breaded and grilled to flavorful perfection. They’re versatile enough to serve on a salad, in a pita, or as hors d’oeuvres for a party.

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Homemade Baked Turkey and Brie Sandwich with a homemade mayonnaise and cranberry sauce spread.

Baked Turkey And Brie Sandwich

Thinking about what to do with your leftover holiday turkey? Why not reinvent a classic grilled cheese with sliced turkey, brie, and a leftover cranberry sauce spread? This sandwich is so delicious you may be making it year-round with rotisserie chicken from your grocery store and canned cranberry sauce.

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Old fashioned ham salad in a white bowl. Closeup view

Old Fashioned Ham Salad

Take a stroll down memory lane and use up the leftover holiday ham. Old-fashioned ham salad is a delicious way to reinvent your ham leftovers into a wonderful, vintage appetizer or sandwich spread.

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Side view of a spooky tray with individual Skull Calzones - pizza dough filled with sauce, cheese, ricotta, and pepperoni and baked in a skull shaped muffin tin.

Skull Calzones

These individual skull calzones are the perfect, gory, macabre, Halloween dinner idea that you need to feed your family and ensure the kids will eat! This recipe is easy – refrigerated pizza crust dough, mini pepperonis, shredded cheese, ricotta cheese, and sauce make these spooky treats even better than the plain personal calzones you get from your local pizza place.

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Top view - Orange pot with Zombie Finger Stew - baked beans, full of vegetables, and hot dogs cut to resemble fingers. Perfect kid-friendly Halloween dinner.

Zombie Finger Stew

Trying to get something nutritious into your kids before they go Trick-Or-Treating and embark on a week-long sugar high is challenging, at best. Luckily, Zombie Finger Stew comes to the rescue – delighting the kids with the gory zombie fingers and satisfying mom’s need to provide a veggie-dense meal they’ll actually eat.

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Better Than Takeout Gyros With Tzatziki Sauce

This is a better-than-take-out recipe that is sure to become one of your favorites. A classic Greek sandwich of soft, pillowy pita bread stuffed with slices of garlicky, savory meat, fresh tomatoes, crunchy onion, and a cool, creamy Tzatziki sauce. This recipe only looks involved. It’s easier than you think!

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White bowl of Braised beef ragu served over ziti and garnished with Parmesan cheese shavings. Side view.

Braised Beef Ragu

Beef chuck is braised in a vegetable and tomato sauce until fork tender and shredded. Serve it over ziti or pappardelle pasta for a stick-to-your-ribs meal that your whole family will love.

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The Star of Your Menu

Designing a menu isn’t an easy job! There’re several things you need to consider when shortlisting dishes before you land on the perfect combination. Undoubtedly, the most important item on your menu is the main dish you’ll be serving. It’s the star of your meal! Everything else on your menu is based around it.

We’ve all got our go-to main dishes that we love to fall back on when it’s time to invite guests over for dinner. But hey, serving the same meal over and over again can get a little boring, both for you and your dinner guests. You don’t need a complicated dish to up your game! With our easy-to-prepare main dish recipes, you’re in for a treat! Say goodbye to the same old Turkey roast, and say hello to Seared Sea Scallops, Tex-Mex Fajitas, and Shrimp Paella! Check out our food blog for detailed recipes and guidelines.