What Should I Make for Dinner Tonight?

Another day trying to find dinner ideas for tonight. I love food. My whole day revolves around food. Generally speaking, I always thinking about my next meal. I need more supper ideas.

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What to Make for Dinner Tonight

But every once and a while I just can’t make up my mind. Or nothing sounds good. Have you been there? The age old question what should I make tonight for dinner?

Here is a group of easy dinner recipes from our own site. Perfect recipes for the home cook and every single one of them is tested and family approved. Some are cooking from scratch and others semi-homemade (like using rotisserie chicken), but one thing is for sure.

Dinner will be ready and on the table in less than an hour from start to finish… some are even 30 minutes!

Beef Recipes for Dinner

Beef is one of our favorite quick weeknight meals. Whether it is a juicy steak on the grill or ground beef recipes, it is sure to please. Learn more about beef dinner ideas and how to cook them in each of these recipes. No beef dinner would be complete without a side dish, so make sure to try our steamed green beans, refried black beans, or over 40 sweet potatoes recipes all aimed at busy nights.

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Slow Cooker Beef Stew Recipe

4.58 from 19 votes
Beef Stew is one of the most iconic comfort foods and this version features tender beef, onions, potatoes, fire roasted tomatoes in a rich herb filled stew. This recipe can be made in the slow cooker or Dutch oven.
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Easy Beef Stroganoff Recipe

4.82 from 50 votes
This easy Beef Stroganoff recipe uses yogurt instead of sour cream for a creamy tang that adds to the gravy along with peas and spinach.
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This Franks and Beans recipe, aka Beanie Weenies, is made with real beef hot dogs and less sugar than the canned version. Perfect as a quick and easy lunch or a classic camping food! #franksandbeans #homemadebeanieweenies www.savoryexperiments.com

Franks and Beans

4.66 from 52 votes
This Franks and Beans recipe is made with real beef hot dogs and less sugar than the canned version. Perfect as a quick and easy lunch or a classic camping food! 
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Easy Beef Wellington

4.39 from 34 votes
Beef Wellington a classic dish for a special occasion. Tender beef tenderloin is smothered in Dijon mustard, mushroom, shallot and proscuitto before being baked in a delicate puff pastry.
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Instant Pot Short Ribs

5 from 8 votes
These Instant Pot Short Ribs are fork tender, flavorful and so good you’ll make them again and again. Pressure cooker short ribs take considerably less time to make than typical braised short ribs!
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Steak Stir Fry

4.50 from 10 votes
This Steak Stir Fry recipe is filled with lots of flavor and veggies. A beef stir fry makes a great meal for a busy weeknight!
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Pan Fried Steak

4.41 from 25 votes
How to make a Pan Fried Steak at home is easier than you think with my step-by-step instructions and easy steak seasoning!
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Steak Frites

4.84 from 84 votes
A juicy seasoned steak over crispy French fried potatoes, topped with tangy maitre d’hotel butter and served with sauteed garlic mushrooms and onions.
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two slices of meatloaf over mashed potatoes topped with corn

Southwest Meatloaf

4.48 from 34 votes
Southwest Meatloaf is a classic meatloaf recipe with a southwestern spin. Crushed tortilla chips and bottled salsa give this easy meatloaf a zesty edge.
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Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe

4.83 from 39 votes
Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage is the best way to prepare brisket. Fork tender meat made with a delicious spice blend and root vegetables. 
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30-Minute Mongolian Beef

4.87 from 15 votes
Skip the takeout and make this homemade Mongolian Beef recipe instead! It tastes even better than the PF Chang's recipe!
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Baked Eye of Round Roast

4.20 from 15 votes
This Baked Eye of Round Roast is the easiest way to make delicious roast beef in your oven! Slice your roast beef and serve with a flavorful gravy made from the drippings.
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Italian Meatloaf

4.50 from 69 votes
Italian Meatloaf blends Italian sausage and ground beef with spices and cheese for a tender one dish meal. The perfect family meal!
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Garlic and Onion Roast Beef Sandwiches

5 from 3 votes
Garlic and Onion Roast Beef Sandwiches is one of our favorite lunch meals. Tender roast beef with caramelized onions, roasted garlic and a whipped horseradish cream sauce on buttery brioche rolls.
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Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli is a quick, easy and healthy alternative to your favorite Chinese takeout dish. Ready in just 30 minutes! #beefandbroccoli #instantpotrecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli

5 from 4 votes
If Beef and Broccoli is one of your go-to takeout dishes, you will LOVE this Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli! It’s easy to make and will be ready faster than your takeout could be delivered!
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Best Burger Recipe in the Skillet

4.45 from 40 votes
Ready to make the BEST hamburgers at home without a grill? These easy Skillet Hamburgers are simple to put together and ready in less than 30 minutes for the perfect diner-style meal at home.
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plate of seared beef tenderloin with tomatoes and scallions

Coffee Crusted Beef Tenderloin Recipe

4.68 from 25 votes
Coffee Crusted Beef Tenderloin will add a whole new flavor dimension to your roast! Serve with delicious whipped horseradish sauce.
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Honey Ginger Short Rib Recipe

4.53 from 19 votes
Honey Ginger Short Ribs are a zesty and sweet, fall off the bone short rib recipe, braised to perfection and served with the best fried rice ever!
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Cubed Steak and Gravy

4.65 from 34 votes
Cooking dinner every night can be challenging, but save both time and money with this easy Cube Steak Recipe with Mushroom Gravy!
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Salisbury Steak

4.42 from 24 votes
Forget what you know about salisbury steak, this Homemade Salisbury Steak recipe is out of this world! Topped with a mushroom gravy, it's moist and delicious!
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Garlic Butter Sirloin Steaks

4.71 from 51 votes
This Garlic Butter Sirloin Steak recipe is melt-in-your-mouth delicious. Juicy sirloin with homemade garlic herb butter for ultimate flavor!
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Everything Meatball Stromboli is meatballs, marinara sauce and cheese wrapped in pizza dough topped with everything bagel seasoning. An easy weeknight meal recipe! #howtomakestromboli #strombolirecipe #meatballstromboli www.savoryexperiments.com

Everything Meatball Stromboli

4.31 from 39 votes
Everything Meatball Stromboli is meatballs, marinara sauce and cheese wrapped in pizza dough topped with everything bagel seasoning. An easy weeknight meal recipe!
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A Garlic Truffle Burger is the perfect way to make a gourmet burger at home. Truffle Aioli, sautéed mushrooms, Swiss cheese and a juicy burger patty on a buttery brioche roll. #gourmetburgers #truffleburgers www.savoryexperiments.com

Garlic Truffle Burgers

4.77 from 17 votes
A Garlic Truffle Burger is the perfect way to make a gourmet burger at home. Truffle Aioli, sautéed mushrooms, Swiss cheese and a juicy burger patty on a buttery brioche roll.
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Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole combines layers of crispy tater tots with homemade sloppy Joe mix, cream cheese and cheddar for the ultimate quick meal or party food! #tatertotcasserole #sloppyjoes www.savoryexperiments.com

Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole

4.91 from 11 votes
Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole combines layers of crispy tater tots with homemade sloppy Joe mix, cream cheese and cheddar for the ultimate quick meal or party food! 
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Smothered Beef Burritos

4.67 from 6 votes
Smothered Beef Burritos are a cheesy and easy weeknight meal perfect for quick assembly, freezing or making ahead. Loaded with ground beef, vegetables, enchilada sauce and cheese!
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Homemade Sloppy Joes are so easy to make! Use my special sweet heat sloppy Joe sauce recipe with ground pork, beef, chicken or even turkey! #homemadesloppyjoes #sloppyjoesauce #sloppyjoerecipe www.savoryexperiments.com

Homemade Sloppy Joe Recipe

4.75 from 4 votes
Homemade Sloppy Joes are so easy to make! Use my special sweet heat sloppy Joe sauce recipe with ground pork, beef, chicken or even turkey! 
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Cabbage Roll with Tomato Sauce

4.79 from 83 votes
This EASY Stuffed Cabbage Rolls recipe is a family favorite! Made with ground beef, rice, onion and seasoning, these baked cabbage rolls are delicious!
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Italian Meatball Soup

5 from 5 votes
Meatballs and pasta in a savory tomato broth, Italian meatball soup is a simple and hearty meal that is on the table in less than an hour!
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Easy Chicken Recipes for Dinner

Chicken recipes range the gamut from easy to hard, simple to complex. The one thing we all know is that chicken can get boring. Here are just a few chicken dinner recipes to brighten up your evening from chicken breast, chicken thighs, drumsticks, chicken wings and of course, crockpot chicken recipes. Make sure to check out our chicken temperature cooking chart for the chicken temps!

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Chicken Parmesan

4.79 from 37 votes
Chicken Parmesan Recipe- The BEST Chicken Parmesan. Chicken cutlets are a quick and easy 30 minute weeknight meal everyone will love!
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Chicken Salad with Grapes and Walnuts

4.65 from 14 votes
I've finally made the best chicken salad recipe! With grapes, celery, onions and walnuts, this Classic Chicken Salad recipe is perfect for a light lunch.
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marry me chicken on a spoon

Marry Me Chicken

4.84 from 53 votes
Juicy chicken breasts in a creamy sauce and ready in under an hour, this Marry Me Chicken recipe is the perfect weeknight meal!
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Instant Pot Chicken Paella is based off the traditional Spanish dish. Flavorful & ready in just minutes, this will be your go-to chicken and rice recipe. #chickenpaella #instantpotchickenrecipes #chickenandricerecipe www.savoryexperiments.com

Instant Pot Chicken Paella

4.79 from 38 votes
Instant Pot Chicken Paella is based off the traditional Spanish dish. Flavorful & ready in just minutes, this will be your go-to chicken and rice recipe. 
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Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup (Crockpot Recipe)

4.88 from 39 votes
No chicken soup recipe is easier than this Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup! Throw everything together and let the crockpot do the work for you.
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Chicken Pot Pie Casserole

4.64 from 25 votes
Chicken Pot Pie Casserole using biscuits is an easy way to make a comforting chicken casserole. Easy pot pie filling with buttery topping.
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Creamy Asiago Chicken

4.37 from 25 votes
Creamy Asiago Chicken is a tasty and easy chicken recipe that is perfect for a weeknight meal. Mushrooms, shallots and thyme flavor this delicious dish. 
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Butter Chicken Flatbread

Get dinner on the table fast without sacrificing any flavour. This quick and easy butter chicken flatbread is ready in just 15 minutes making it a perfect weeknight meal.
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Buttermilk Fried Chicken

4.72 from 7 votes
This is the best Buttermilk Fried Chicken recipe! Brined chicken with fresh herbs, buttermilk and seasoned flour makes for a crispy and flavorful southern fried chicken.
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Air Fryer Chicken Wings

5 from 45 votes
The BEST way to make the crispiest wings: in the air fryer! You won't believe how easy it is to make these Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Wings!
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Baked Chicken Enchiladas

4.56 from 79 votes
These Chicken Enchiladas are rolled in flour tortillas, covered in a delicious homemade sauce and smothered in gooey cheese! Using pre-made rotisserie chicken makes them ready in a snap!
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Chicken Piccata Recipe

4.79 from 56 votes
Classic Chicken Piccata is an easy Italian recipe that comes together in less than 30 minutes and explodes with flavors of lemon, caper and shallot.
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Broccoli Chicken Alfredo

4.88 from 8 votes
Broccoli Chicken Alfredo is a quick and easy weeknight meal using pasta, a creamy parmesan alfredo sauce and tender marinated chicken. 
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This Slow Cooker Orange Chicken Recipe creates a healthier version of the Chinese delivery dish right at home in your slow cooker! #orangechickenrecipe #crockpotorangechicken www.savoryexperiments.com

Slow Cooker Orange Chicken Recipe

4.80 from 10 votes
Slow Cooker Orange Chicken Recipe- create a healthier version of the Chinese delivery dish in your slow cooker!
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Chicken Caprese Recipe

5 from 9 votes
This Caprese Chicken is sure to be one of your favorite grilled or baked chicken recipes. Juicy & delicious, it comes together with only 6 ingredients!
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Hibachi at Home Recipes

4.79 from 51 votes
Make your favorite hibachi dinner, complete with an onion volcano and shrimp toss, at home!
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Chicken Marsala Recipe

4.46 from 42 votes
This Chicken Marsala recipe is made in 1 pan in less than 30 minutes! Whip up this EASY dish with a rich creamy mushroom sauce on top of juicy chicken.
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Southwest Chicken Casserole is an easy one-dish meal using chicken, rice, black beans, tomato, corn and southwest spices. #chickencasserole #onedishchickenrecipe www.savoryexperiments.com

Southwest Chicken Casserole Recipe

4.88 from 8 votes
Southwest Chicken Casserole is an easy one-dish meal using chicken, rice, black beans, tomato, corn and southwest spices. 
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Easy King Ranch Recipe

4.34 from 42 votes
This King Ranch Chicken Casserole is packed with incredible Tex-Mex flavors and of course loads of cheesy goodness. This simple recipe is perfect for a family dinner and can be made ahead of time.
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Best Grilled Chicken Marinade

4.96 from 22 votes
This simple marinade hands down makes the best chicken I have ever had on the grill. And versatile enough to be used on both vegetables and other meats.
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How to Roast Chicken

5 from 7 votes
Easy steps on how to roast chicken plus the mostly frequently asked questions about baking a whole chicken answered! Moist and flavorful chicken and vegetables in under 2 hours. 
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Slow Cooker Cowboy Chicken Recipe

4.38 from 8 votes
Slow Cooker Cowboy Chicken is an easy chicken recipe your whole family will love packed with corn, potatoes, bean and a zesty taco seasoning! Serve over rice or as tacos.
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Homemade Sesame Chicken

4.70 from 10 votes
This Crispy Sesame Chicken recipe has the same sweet and tangy sauce as takeout, and perfectly crisp chicken that you’ll love even more!
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French Onion Chicken Casserole Recipe

4.43 from 61 votes
French Onion Chicken Casserole is a one-dish meal that blends chicken, green beans, a creamy sauce, and buttery biscuits. It’s 100% delicious!
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French Onion Chicken Bake

4.46 from 33 votes
If you want comfort food inspired by French onion soup, this EASY French Onion Chicken Bake should be your next weeknight dinner!
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