Top 10 Main Dish Recipes

Quick, Easy, and Delicious!

Let's face it, once you've decided on the main dish for dinner, the rest of the menu usually falls into place. It's figuring out the centerpiece that's the trick! So I've decided to collect my Top 10 favorite main dish recipes for you to enjoy. These recipes are all quick and easy, or they're make-ahead. They're perfect for dinner for a family or just the two of you.

  • 01 of 08

    Creamy Tomato Pasta

    Creamy Tomato Pasta

    The Spruce

    I've been seeing references to using cream cheese in just about everything. I use it in my favorite Lasagna recipe and in sandwich spreads. So I thought I'd add it to a tomato pasta sauce. Wow, my new favorite tomato sauce was born!

  • 02 of 08

    Baked Honey Mustard Chicken

    Baked honey mustard chicken
    Photo by Julia Dotcenko / Getty Images

    This super simple and flavorful recipe is so simple. You just sauté onion in butter, add a few more ingredients, pour it over chicken, and bake! This is one of my go-to recipes when I'm too tired to cook.

  • 03 of 08

    Red and White Tortellini

    Red and white tortellini
    sbossert / Getty Images

    I've been making this fabulous recipe for years and we never get tired of it. You can add veggies, use different meatballs or cheese, and try different pasta sauces. It will never fail you and it is so simple.

  • 04 of 08

    My Mom's Meatloaf

    Foodcollection RF / Getty Images

    This meatloaf is so special, so easy, and so good. The aroma of this wonderful recipe baking in the oven just evokes home in my soul. Serve it with scalloped potatoes and a simple salad for a heart-warming meal.

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  • 05 of 08

    Perfect Pot Roast

    Pot roast
    sf_foodphoto / Getty Images

    The name says it all. The classic, perfect pot roast.

  • 06 of 08

    Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings

    Crockpot chicken and dumplings
    wsmahar / Getty Images

    When is the last time you had dumplings? This easy and old-fashioned recipe is full of flavor. Just be sure to keep the lid on while the dumplings are cooking, so they cook through and are nice and fluffy.

  • 07 of 08

    Honey Orange Fish Fillets

    Honey Orange Fish Fillets
    Philippe Desnerck / Getty Images

    Honey and orange make a beautiful and tasty glaze on tender fish. This super easy recipe is so simple to make. Use it on any fish fillets for one of the fastest dinners ever.

  • 08 of 08

    Updated Meatball Stew En Casserole

    Meatball stew
    Shaffer Smith Photography / Getty Images

    For true comfort food when it's cold outside, this recipe just can't be beat. It's a rich and delicious stew ​topped with seasoned potato puffs. If that sounds good, wait until you taste it!