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Easy Ways to Make a Meal
Roasting the entire meal is one pan is an easy way to feed a family on a weeknight or on a busy weekend when errands have consumed most of the day. Just plop the meats and vegetables, along with some seasonings and maybe a sauce, into a roasting pan, put it in the oven, and in about an hour or so, depending on how long it takes to cook the meat, you'll have a complete dinner ready for four to six people.
Once you get the hang of roasting your dinner, you can vary these recipes any way you'd like. Remember that the more quickly roasted meats, like fish and chicken breasts, should be paired with delicate vegetables like mushrooms, bell peppers, and yellow squash; while beef roasts, chops, and whole birds can be roasted along with potatoes, carrots and other root vegetables.
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Chicken Potato Bake
This very popular recipe combines a flavorful potato mixture topped with crisp and juicy chicken breasts.
Recipe: Chicken Potato Bake
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Roasted Chicken and Root Veggies
Baby carrots and small potatoes roast to perfection alongside chicken breasts in this delicious meal.
Recipe: Roasted Chicken and Root VeggiesContinue to 5 of 14 below.
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Spicy Sausage Potato Bake
This wonderful and hearty meal is perfect for a cold, rainy fall evening. Roasted potatoes, tender cabbage, sweet onions and juicy sausages all bake together in a spicy mustard sauce.
Recipe: Spicy Sausage Potato Bake
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Italian Chicken Tenders
Baby carrots, mushrooms, and chicken tenders cook in pasta sauce in this excellent and easy recipe.
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Pork Chops and Vegetables
Pork chops are the perfect partner to potatoes, mushrooms and green beans.
Recipe: Pork Chops and VegetablesContinue to 9 of 14 below.
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Chicken and Rice Bake
This recipe takes a bit more work, but it's still super easy. Crunchy almonds top tender chicken and green beans baked with rice.
Recipe: Chicken and Rice Bake
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Overnight Meatball Casserole
This recipe is super simple: You make it the night before and refrigerate, then pop into the oven when you are ready to fix dinner.
Recipe: Overnight Meatball Casserole
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Roasted Pork Tenderloin Dinner
Pork tenderloin bakes up very tender and flavorful; surround it with onions, carrots, and potatoes for a hearty meal.
Recipe: Roasted Pork Tenderloin DinnerContinue to 13 of 14 below.
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Roasted Herbed Fish Fillets
Tomatoes, mushrooms and bell peppers are excellent partners to roasted tender fish.
Recipe: Roasted Herbed Fish Fillets
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Roasted Chicken and Squash
Tender squash is seasoned with maple syrup, butter, and thyme leaves and roasted alongside chicken.
Recipe: Roasted Chicken and Squash