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Dinner Recipes

What’s for dinner? Well, we’ve got an idea or two! Take a look below for everything for 30-minute meals you can pull together from the pantry to slow cooked favorites that simmer on the back burner while you go about your day.

Best Summer Dinners

  • How to Grill the Best Burgers

    We tested all sorts of methods for mixing, shaping, and grilling backyard burgers, and even talked with grilling expert Steven Raichlen! Here is our take on the perfect grilled burger.

  • Elise Bauer

    Barbecued Chicken on the Grill

    BBQ Chicken cooked slowly on the grill, slathered with your favorite barbecue sauce — does it get any better? This is the best recipe for making perfect BBQ chicken for all your summer gatherings and cook outs.

  • Elise Bauer

    Eggplant Parmesan

    A classic Italian baked Eggplant Parmesan casserole with breaded eggplant slices layered with Mozzarella, Parmesan, basil, and tomato sauce.

  • Sally Vargas

    Seafood Paella

    This saffron-infused paella is loaded with mussels, clams, and shrimp. Cook it on the grill in your biggest skillet for best flavor (no special pan required). It serves a crowd and would be so much fun for your next cookout.

  • Elise Bauer

    Easy Grilled Salmon

    45 min

    Gluten-Free, Healthy, Low Carb, Paleo

    Here's an easy way to grill salmon without the fish sticking to the grates. Promise! And mix up your approach with 4 different marinades while you're at it.

  • Elise Bauer

    Tandoori Chicken

    6 hrs, 55 min

    Gluten-Free, Low Carb

    Make tandoori chicken on your grill! Chicken legs marinated in lemon juice, yogurt, and aromatic spices.

  • Sally Vargas

    Easy Salmon Foil Packets with Vegetables

    35 min

    Gluten-Free, Healthy, Low Carb

    This easy, all-in-one Salmon Foil Packet with potatoes, snap peas, and tomatoes gets its spicy zing from Harissa paste, a North African spice mix. Baking in foil makes super-tender salmon and clean up is a snap! This dinner is designed to feed two, but it’s easy to scale up or down.

  • Elise Bauer

    Beef Steak Fajitas

    Classic Tex Mex fajitas recipe, made with strips of skirt steak, onions and bell peppers, and served sizzling hot with fresh tortillas, guacamole, sour cream, and salsa.

  • Elise Bauer

    Santa Maria Style Tri Tip

    1 hr, 35 min

    Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Paleo

    A California classic, Santa Maria style tri tip beef roast, a triangle shaped bottom sirloin cut, with a peppery, salty, garlic-y crust.

  • Elise Bauer

    Beer Can Chicken

    What's Beer Can Chicken, you ask?! A whole chicken cooked upright with a can of beer as its base. The reward? Tender, falling-off-the-bone chicken that's moist on the inside, crispy on the outside.

  • Elise Bauer

    Nicoise Salad

    Salad Nicoise, a French composed salad with tuna, green beans, hard boiled eggs, tomatoes, onion, capers, and potatoes.

  • Elise Bauer

    Beef Kebabs

    1 hr

    Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Paleo

    Call them kabobs, kebabs, or shish kebobs, what's a summer grill without them? Top sirloin chunks, marinated in soy sauce, garlic, ginger, olive oil marinade, grilled with onions, mushrooms, bell peppers.

  • Elise Bauer

    Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

    Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos are such an easy meal, either on a busy weeknight or for a party. Just throw chicken, spices, and pineapple juice (the secret ingredient!) in the slow cooker, and let it cook for hours. Leftovers freeze well for later.

  • Elise Bauer

    Jerk Chicken

    Caribbean jerk chicken full of flavor and and a good amount of heat, using habaneros (or scotch bonnet chili peppers) and allspice. Make jerk chicken in oven or grill.

  • Elise Bauer

    Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken

    45 min

    Gluten-Free, Healthy, Low Carb, Paleo

    Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken! Marinate skinless boneless chicken breasts in lime juice and cilantro marinade and then quickly grill to perfection. So easy!

  • Elise Bauer

    Dad’s Ratatouille

    1 hr, 50 min

    Gluten-Free, Paleo, Vegan

    This luxuriously smooth and flavorful ratatouille recipe is well worth the effort. Vegetables are first browned, then roasted, then cooked in a tomato sauce. This ratatouille dish includes onion, garlic, zucchini, squash, bell peppers, eggplant, tomatoes, and fresh herbs.

Recent Dinner Recipes & Ideas

  • Claudia Cash

    Summer at Home: Family Pizza Night!

    If you’re not already making pizza every week, what are you waiting for? This is a fantastic tradition to start for your family. And thanks to our method for pizza on the grill, it’s also a great way to enjoy pizza at home in your backyard this summer!

  • Summer Miller

    Freekeh Vegetable Soup

    1 hr, 10 min

    Dairy-Free, Healthy, Vegetarian

    Simple ingredients come together to make a deeply satisfying and nourishing soup. Freekeh, smoked wheat, adds a character and body while vegetables like kohlrabi, carrots, and zucchini boost the nutrition and flavor factor.

  • Marta Rivera

    5 Recipes to Break the Dinner Rut

    Looking for a way to break out of the dinner rut? This week’s meals are packed with robust flavors and fresh techniques. Try out Hawaiian Pork Burgers and Jerk Chicken to tingle your taste buds.

  • Jessica Gavin

    Tuscan Chicken Pasta Skillet

    This quick and easy Tuscan Chicken Pasta Skillet is a one-pot noodle dish made with simple, yet flavorful ingredients. Marinated chicken breast is tossed with tender spaghetti, tomatoes, artichokes, olives, freshly grated Parmesan cheese, and herbs. It’s the perfect easy weekday meal!

  • Sally Vargas

    Asian Beef Lettuce Wraps

    Try this easy Asian-inspired take on lettuce wraps with grilled beef, crisp vegetables, and fresh herbs. The spicy marinade of sriracha, ginger, lime, and fish sauce doubles as a dipping sauce!

  • Marta Rivera

    5 Quick, Easy, and Delicious Summer Dinner Recipes

    This week's meal plan is full of clever ways to squeeze the most out of every meal. Ideas on how to turn last night’s dinner into today’s breakfast, multiple uses for a tasty marinade, and ways to use up extra Tuna Patties. Efficient and delicious!

  • Nick Evans

    Italian Sub Sandwich

    Looking for a sandwich to make for a quick weeknight dinner, take to your next backyard BBQ or simply divide, wrap, and eat for lunch throughout the week? Well, this Italian Super Sub Sandwich is the answer. It’s loaded with salami, turkey breast, pepperoni, and, of course, banana peppers.

  • Nick Evans

    Grilled BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

    It’s summertime and that means it’s time to grill! These easy grilled BBQ chicken sandwiches are just what you (and your backyard) ordered. Tangy barbecue sauce, shredded chicken, and toasty bun piled high crunchy slaw make this a family dinner win!

  • Marta Rivera

    5 Inspiring Pantry Dinner Ideas

    Kick the doldrums out the door with this week's inspiring meal plan. Make a dry rub with pantry spices for Grilled Salmon with Peach Salsa and use all those avocados for a delicious Avocado Chicken Salad.

  • Raspberry Salmon Cakes with Chipotle Aioli

    Take your salmon cakes to the next level with fresh raspberries and a spicy chipotle aioli! Serve as an appetizer at your next family dinner party or as a special weeknight meal.

  • Nick Evans

    Spicy Sausage Pizza

    Put this homemade pizza topped with spicy Italian sausage and mozzarella cheese at the top of the list for your next pizza night. Don’t skip the hot honey sauce for dipping the crust!

  • Marta Rivera

    5 Dinner Recipes to Eat Outdoors

    Keep the kitchen cool by taking the cooking outside on the grill or for a family picnic in the backyard. This week’s meals include Carne Asada, Seafood Paella, and Lentil Salad with Summer Vegetables. Let’s get cooking!

  • Sally Vargas

    Classic New England Lobster Rolls

    Nothing says summer like a New England Lobster Roll! This classic recipe lets the lobster shine with big chunks of sweet meat, a little mayo, and a touch of lemon. Keep it simple and serve it with a side of chips.

  • Erin Alderson

    Rosemary Olive Steak Kabobs

    1 hr

    Gluten-Free, Low Carb

    What's a summer cookout without steak kabobs?! Olives, steak, and rosemary are a match made in heaven. Tender grilled sirloin…juicy olives…What more could you want?!

  • Sally Vargas

    Chickpea Salad Sandwiches

    15 min

    Healthy, Vegetarian

    Lunch just got easier. Pop open a can of chickpeas and make this vegetarian take on a chicken salad sandwich. It uses pantry staples and its loaded with fiber and protein. The best part? It’s delicious and it’s ready in about 15 minutes.

  • Marta Rivera

    Chillo al Ajillo (Pan Fried Red Snapper in Garlic Sauce)

    This simplified version of a classic Puerto Rican Lenten dish takes a restaurant staple and makes it easy for the home cook. Red snapper fillets are rubbed with citrus-garlic marinade, then pan-fried until the outside is crispy, and the inside is flaky and tender. A zesty garlic-vinegar sauce is the finishing touch!

  • Marta Rivera

    5 Freezer-Friendly Make and Save Meals

    Having a backup dinner is ALWAYS a good idea. Sometimes you need one for yourself, and sometimes you need one to share. Whatever the reason, this week’s meal plan is chock-full of freezer-friendly meals so you can have dinner now and later!

  • Elise Bauer

    Beef Kebabs

    1 hr

    Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Paleo

    Call them kabobs, kebabs, or shish kebobs, what's a summer grill without them? Top sirloin chunks, marinated in soy sauce, garlic, ginger, olive oil marinade, grilled with onions, mushrooms, bell peppers.

  • Summer Miller

    How to Grill the Best Burgers

    We tested all sorts of methods for mixing, shaping, and grilling backyard burgers, and even talked with grilling expert Steven Raichlen! Here is our take on the perfect grilled burger.

  • Elise Bauer

    Easy Grilled Salmon

    45 min

    Gluten-Free, Healthy, Low Carb, Paleo

    Here's an easy way to grill salmon without the fish sticking to the grates. Promise! And mix up your approach with 4 different marinades while you're at it.

  • Elise Bauer

    Classic Rack of Lamb

    35 min

    Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Paleo

    Rack of Lamb is so elegant! Perfect for entertaining. Tender oven-roasted rack of lamb, seasoned with rosemary, thyme, garlic, salt and freshly ground black pepper, and slathered with olive oil.

  • Elise Bauer

    Glazed Baked Ham

    Glazed Baked Ham is so easy and delicious! Choose from two different glazes, both with honey. Baked ham is a great way to feed a crowd during the holidays.

  • Elise Bauer

    Roast Beef

    4 hrs, 35 min

    Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Paleo

    Classic roast beef recipe using rump roast, round roast, or sirloin tip. This slow roasting method at low heat is good for tougher cuts of beef; the lower heat prevents any gristle from getting too tough.

  • Elise Bauer

    Easy Shepherd’s Pie

    American favorite shepherd's pie recipe, casserole with ground beef, vegetables such as carrots, corn, and peas, topped with mashed potatoes.

  • Elise Bauer

    Corned Beef and Cabbage

    Here's the BEST Corned Beef and Cabbage for your St. Patrick's Day Party! We give you 2-ways to make it—boiled in spiced water the traditional way or baked with cloves and sweet hot honey mustard. Either way is delicious.

  • Elise Bauer

    Lasagna

    This classic lasagna is made with an easy meat sauce as the base. Layer the sauce with noodles and cheese, then bake until bubbly! This is great for feeding a big family, and freezes well, too.

  • Summer Miller

    How to Grill the Best Burgers

    We tested all sorts of methods for mixing, shaping, and grilling backyard burgers, and even talked with grilling expert Steven Raichlen! Here is our take on the perfect grilled burger.

  • Elise Bauer

    Baked Ziti

    Baked Ziti - classic Italian American comfort food of pasta baked with sausage, tomato sauce and all kinds of gooey, yummy cheeses. So EASY and so good!

  • Nick Evans

    Cheesy Potato Casserole

    Cheesy Potato Casserole without the canned cream of anything soup. This recipe relies on simple ingredients in your pantry to make a quick and easy cheese sauce. It sounds fancy, but don’t worry. It’s easy!

  • Elise Bauer

    Homemade Pizza

    Classic homemade pizza recipe, including pizza dough and toppings, step-by-step instructions with photos. Make perfect pizza at home!

  • Summer Miller

    How to Dry Brine and Roast a Turkey

    2 hrs, 15 min

    Gluten-Free, Paleo

    Want the most perfectly moist, flavorful, and juicy Thanksgiving turkey? Try dry-brining! All you do is rub the turkey with salt and let it hang out in the fridge for 24 to 72 hours. No muss, no fuss. The best turkey you'll ever eat will soon be yours!

  • Elise Bauer

    Barbecued Chicken on the Grill

    BBQ Chicken cooked slowly on the grill, slathered with your favorite barbecue sauce — does it get any better? This is the best recipe for making perfect BBQ chicken for all your summer gatherings and cook outs.

  • Irvin Lin

    Sous Vide Steak

    10 min

    Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Paleo

    The EASIEST and BEST way to make steak is cooking it sous vide. It's precise and will cook the steak exactly to your preferred doneness. A quick sear on a skillet to finish, and you’ve got the best steak EVER.

  • Elise Bauer

    Irish Beef Stew

    Irish stew recipe made with beef, garlic, stock, Irish Guinness beer, red wine, potatoes, carrots, and onions. An excellent, hearty stew.

  • Elise Bauer

    Prime Rib

    Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Paleo

    Prime rib recipe, how to cook to perfection a standing rib beef roast, step-by-step instructions and photos. Perfect for Christmas and the holiday season.

  • Jessica Gavin

    Tuscan Chicken Pasta Skillet

    This quick and easy Tuscan Chicken Pasta Skillet is a one-pot noodle dish made with simple, yet flavorful ingredients. It’s the perfect easy weekday meal!

  • Sally Vargas

    Loaf Pan Lasagna

    This small-batch weeknight lasagna comfortably serves two and is ready in half the time as a larger batch. Loaf Pan Lasagna is layered with chunky pieces of sausage and rustic-but-quick tomato sauce.


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