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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Easy Dinner Recipes

But every once and a while I just can’t make up my mind. Or nothing sounds good. Have you been there? You need a quick dinner ideas that your family will actually eat. Here is a list of recipe for dinner from our own site. Perfect for the home cook and every single one of them is tested and family approved.

Beef Recipes for Dinner

Beef recipes are some of our favorite quick weeknight meals. Whether it is a juicy steak on the grill or ground beef recipes, it is sure to please and cooks up fast, plus it is one of the most complete proteins.

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Easy Beef Stroganoff Recipe

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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Franks and Beans (Beanie Weenies)

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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Mini Beef Wellington

Mini Beef Wellington is one of the best party appetizers out there! Mini pieces of beef tenderloin seasoned with mushrooms, thyme, Dijon and bacon, all tucked into puff pastry and topped with a creamy mustard sauce.
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Instant Pot Short Ribs

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 and Potatoes Skillet

This steak and potato skillet recipe is filled with lots of flavor and veggies — it makes a great meal for a busy weeknight!
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Pan Fried Steak

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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Crock Pot Beef and Noodles Recipe

With chunks of tender beef, egg noodles and gravy to cover it all, this Crock Pot Beef and Noodles recipe is the ultimate comfort food.
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Creamed Chipped Beef

Creamed Chipped Beef, also known as SOS, consists of thinly sliced beef in a velvety creamy gravy. This easy recipe is the BEST!
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Steak Frites

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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Southwest Meatloaf

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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Baked Eye of Round Roast

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

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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Slow Cooker Italian Beef Hoagies

Slow Cooker Italian Beef Hoagies is pot roast cooked in pepperoncini chiles until fork tender, then smothered in cheese and serve on a hoagie roll. Great for parties too! 
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Italian Beef Braciole Recipe (without Egg)

This EASY Beef Braciole recipe is the best Italian comfort food! Juicy flank steak, tomato sauce, herbs and cheese make up this delicious Italian rolled steak!
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Best Burger Recipe in the Skillet

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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Honey Ginger Short Rib Recipe

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

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

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

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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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

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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Cabbage Roll with Tomato Sauce

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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Birria Tacos Recipe

These beefy EASY Birria Tacos, packed spicy, earthy, and aromatic flavors will have you looking forward to taco Tuesday at home!
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Skyline Chili Recipe (Cincinnati Chili)

A Cincinnati favorite, This EASY Skyline Chili is easy to make and can be served over noodles and with piles of cheddar cheese on top!
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You can also consider some of our more celebratory beef dinners, like Prime Rib or Beef Wellington or a Coffee Crusted Beef Tenderloin.

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 recipes for dinner to brighten up your dinner table. Make sure to check out our chicken temperature cooking chart for the chicken temps!

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Italian Chicken Panini Recipe

Italian Chicken Panini Recipe – Crusty bread filled with gooey mozzarella cheese, roasted red pepper, shredded chicken and lots and lots of garlicky pesto.
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Chicken Caprese Recipe

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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Chicken Salad with Grapes and Walnuts

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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Chinese Almond Chicken Recipe

Chinese Almond Chicken, aka Detroit Almond Chicken, ABC Chicken or Almond Boneless Chicken, is a dish with fried chicken and mushroom gravy served over iceberg lettuce.
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Fireman Chicken

Fireman Chicken, also known as Cornell Chicken BBQ, is a classic BBQ chicken marinade that originated in upstate New York, but is making its way through the states!
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Marry Me Chicken

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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Chicken Pot Pie Casserole

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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Buttermilk Fried Chicken

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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Chicken Piccata Recipe

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

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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Hibachi at Home Recipes

Make your favorite hibachi dinner, complete with an onion volcano and shrimp toss, at home!
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Easy King Ranch Recipe

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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Slow Cooker Cowboy Chicken Recipe

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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French Onion Chicken Casserole Recipe

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

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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Baked Chicken Thighs in Oven

Flavorful and crispy baked chicken thighs basted with a garlic lemon butter sauce. An easy chicken dinner in the oven.
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Juicy Baked Chicken Breasts

These JUICY Baked Chicken Breasts are delicious on their own with a simple seasoning, but we take it up a notch with a White Garlic Sauce!
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Cajun Chicken Alfredo

Ready in less than 30 minutes, this Cajun Chicken Alfredo is simple and delicious. Perfect for weeknight dinners or even date night at home!
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Blackened Chicken

This EASY Blackened Chicken recipe is perfect for busy weeknight dinners, and ready in 30 minutes. It can be paired on its own with your favorite sauce, or added to a variety of dishes ranging from salads to tacos.
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Chicken Taquitos (Baked)

Baked chicken taquitos are cheesy, crunchy and delicious! Served with your favorite toppings, these taquitos are a perfect meal.
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Creamy Garlic Chicken Recipe

Creamy Garlic Chicken is an easy chicken recipe for dinner using a homemade cream sauce, parmesan cheese, bacon, peas and sun dried tomatoes. A chicken dinner idea ready in just 30 minutes. 
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Baked chicken with lemon and fresh herbs

Brine Recipe for Chicken

This step-by-step guide will show you how to brine chicken, tips for a juicy chicken, how to get crispy chicken skin and, of course, the best chicken brine recipe!
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Szechuan Chicken Recipe

Quick and EASY Szechuan Chicken & Rice is an easy dinner recipe using unique Chinese spices, like sichuan peppercorns and a vegetable stir fry.
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Garlic Herb Cornish Hens Recipe

Roasted Cornish Hens are basted with a fresh herbs olive oil, roasted for browned crispy skin and finished with a zesty butter garlic sauce.
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We also have a whole host of stuffed chicken breast recipes and crock pot chicken ideas.

Easy Pork Recipes for Dinner

Pork recipes comes in so many forms. The most common is probably bacon and if we were listing bacon recipes, this would be a long list. Has you have it, we really like pork and prepare it often in the form of pork chops, sausages, ribs, tenderloins and loins.

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Brine Pork Chops Recipe

This step-by-step guide will show you how to brine pork chops, tips for a juicy pork and the best pork brine recipe!
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French Onion Pork Loin

This French Onion Pork Loin with potatoes, carrots, parsnip and onion is the perfect one-dish weeknight meal!
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Crock Pot Pork Loin Roast

Use your slow cooker to make a tender pork loin roast. Serve with onion gravy and mashed potatoes for a hearty comfort meal.
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Instant Pot Pork Pozole Recipe

With tomatillos and green chiles, this Instant Pot Pork Pozole recipe is a traditional Mexican stew full of flavor and spices!
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Pork Chops in the Crock Pot

These Crock Pot Pork Chops are the perfect family dinner. Super tender, cooked in BBQ sauce and a special spice rub, then smothered with bacon and cheese!
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Pork Chili Verde Recipe

Pork Chili Verde is a wonderful mixture made up of green chilis, tomatoes and spices, best served over giant burritos, eggs, refried beans or in tacos. 
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Instant Pot Pork Pozole Recipe

With tomatillos and green chiles, this Instant Pot Pork Pozole recipe is a traditional Mexican stew full of flavor and spices!
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Crispy Baked Pork Chops

If you've never made pork chops in the oven, this shake and bake Crispy Baked Pork Chop recipe is the best! It's even better than shake and bake!
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Crock Pot Ribs Recipe

Slow Cooker Ribs, the new normal way you need to cook ribs at home! The best part, this Slow Cooker Rib recipe is fall off the bone perfection in every way.
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Grilled Stuffed Pork Chops

Grilled Stuffed Pork Chops are an easy grilled pork recipe. Herb marinated pork is stuffed with bread crumbs, herbs and Parmesan cheese and grilled to flavorful perfection in just 15 minutes!
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Hawaiian Slow Cook Pork Loin

Bring the island flavors to the table with this simple, slow cooker Hawaiian Pork loin made with pantry staples and finished with an easy to make sauce.
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Pork and Sauerkraut Skillet

Easy and succulent, this recipe uses smoky kielbasa for the pork. Precooked and flavorful, it is the BEST pork and sauerkraut recipe out there!
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Pasta Recipes for Dinner

There is nothing more comforting than a steaming bowl of pasta or a piping pasta bake. Pasta recipes bring a smile to my face. Did you know that every culture has a type of pasta as part of their cuisine?

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Stuffed Shells with Ricotta

If you're craving hearty Italian food but also a quick and easy recipe, these classic stuffed shells are what you're looking for.
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Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese

Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese is a quick and spicy baked mac and cheese recipe the whole family will love. Perfect as a potluck recipe or for a BBQ side dish!
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Pesto Tortellini with Asiago

With only 5 ingredients, Pesto Tortellini with Asiago is perfect for busy nights. Ready in only 15 minutes, it still packs huge flavor!
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Easy Authentic Carbonara Recipe

Authentic Carbonara is an easy Italian pasta recipe using eggs, cheese and bacon. This is an easy carbonara recipe that any home cook can feel confident in making! 
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Smoked Salmon Pasta

This Smoked Salmon Pasta recipe is a new way to use smoked salmon! You can prepare a delicious dinner in just 25 minutes with only a handful of ingredients.
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Easy Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

Fettuccine pasta with a homemade alfredo sauce made with 4 simple ingredients. Quick and easy fettuccine alfredo, the perfect vegetarian pasta recipe.
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Creamy Pastina Recipe

This quick and easy pastina recipe uses butter, cheese and broth for a quick, simple and comforting meal. Perfect for little kids and adults!
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Seafood Fra Diavolo Recipe

Sweet and spicy tomato-based sauce simmered with tender seafood like shrimp, scallops, calamari and more.
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Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp Scampi is a traditional Italian dish made with a garlic butter sauce and shrimp with al dente pasta and fresh lemon juice.
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Creamy Cajun Pasta Recipe

Creamy Cajun Pasta is seriously AH-MAZING and only takes 20 minutes! Rotini covered in a cream sauce with Cajun seasoning, smoky andouille sausage, sautéed peppers, red onion and grape tomatoes.
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Parmesan Garlic Linguine Pasta Recipe

Creamy, cheesy & delicious, this EASY Parmesan Garlic Linguine pasta recipe is perfect for a quick weeknight dinner! With simple ingredients!
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Squid Ink Pasta with White Wine Cream Sauce

Squid Ink Pasta with White Wine Cream Sauce Recipe is an elegant dish that is easy to prepare. Wow, your diners with this striking dish.
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Honeycomb Pasta Recipe

Honeycomb Pasta is a new twist on an old classic. Ziti smothered in marinara and cheese, but in cake form! Serve with a side of Italian sausage or meatballs.
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Creamy Vodka Sauce Recipe

Creamy Vodka Sauce is an easy pasta sauce recipe pancetta, tomatoes and cream. Serve over your favorite pasta like Penne alla Vodka!
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Spinach Sausage Pasta

Spinach Sausage Pasta is an easy pasta recipe packed with spinach, fennel seeds, sausage, garlic and onion.
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Pasta and Peas

Pasta and Peas is an easy pasta recipe that the whole family will love. Only one pot and 10 ingredients to a family friendly meal!
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Creamy Sausage Tortellini Soup Recipe

Creamy Sausage Tortellini Soup can be made in the slow cooker, instant pot or on the stove top. Cheesy tortellini with zesty sauce in a tomato based soup!
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Baked Mostaccioli

A delicious one-dish meal with baked pasta, tomato sauce, cheese and sausage. Great for potlucks and as a freezer meal!
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Linguine with Clam Sauce Recipe

Clam Sauce Recipe- just like at the restaurant, plus see me super easy tips for cleaning clams for any recipe! Buttery broth, chopped and whole clams in an easy shallot, garlic and parsley sauce. Ready in just 40 minutes!
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Mediterranean Lobster Ravioli Sauce

Similar to a garlic butter sauce, but with a few simple additions, this sauce is the perfect complement to Mediterranean Lobster Ravioli!
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Easy Seafood Recipes for Dinner

People tend to be intimidated to prepare seafood at home. The general scope ranges from shellfish and crustaceans to gilled fish and beyond like uni or eel. Salmon, crab, shrimp, scallops, lobster they are all good choices.

The trick is to be confident on how you cook them and also where you buy them, both for freshness and price. Here are our favorite seafood recipes.

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Classic Seafood Paella

If you’re a seafood lover, you’ll adore this paella. My Classic Seafood Paella recipe gives you an easy, step-by-step paella for the paella novice.
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Shrimp Rangoon

Succulent shrimp mixed with cream cheese and wrapped in a crispy wonton wrapper, Shrimp Rangoon is sure to be your new favorite appetizer.
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How To Cook Snow Crab Legs

Snow Crab Legs are easy to make and take so little time — they can elevate a casual gathering and are perfect for a special occasion!
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Fish Fry

This beer batter fried fish uses light beer and a few basic ingredients to create the best fish fry batter for British fish and chips. Yum!
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How to Brine Shrimp

The next time you're planning to prepare shrimp, set aside the few extra minutes it takes to brine them to get juicy and tender shrimp!
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Maryland Style Crab Cake Recipe

Maryland Crab Cakes are made with jumbo lump crab meat with little filler, Dijon mustard and Old Bay Seasoning plus secrets to making authentic Chesapeake crab cakes!
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Salmon Croquettes Recipe

Salmon Croquettes are a southern classic! Full of salmon, peppers, onions and seasoning, this versatile dish is sure to be loved by all!
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Easy Baked Halibut

Easy Baked Halibut is an easy, healthy and colorful dish. Perfect for an easy weeknight meal or sophisticated enough for a holiday.
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Crab Imperial

Baked Crab Imperial is a creamy and buttery masterpiece made with lump crab meat, fresh lemon and topped with bread crumbs.
 
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Pesto Salmon

This Pesto Salmon recipe is the best way to make baked salmon. With only 5 ingredients including Greek yogurt and homemade pesto, it will be your new favorite.
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Honey Walnut Shrimp

This quick & easy Honey Walnut Shrimp recipe makes the best weeknight dinner. The shrimp is crisp and coated in a sweet honey glaze sauce!
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Grilled Lobster Tail Recipe (How to Grill Lobster Tails)

Easy Grilled Lobster Tails using a lemon garlic butter sauce. Ready in less than 20 minutes. Sweet, succulent and delicious!
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How to Sear Scallops

Pan Seared Scallops at home are easy to make. Learn how to prevent your scallops from sticking and get restaurant quality crust every time!
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Thai Coconut Soup

Seafood Thai Coconut Soup is an easy and healthy appetizer or entree using scallops, shrimp, vegetables and a red curry coconut broth.
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Salmon Poke Bowls

Celebrate Fish Fridays with this irresistible Salmon Poke Bowl recipe. This Hawaiian-inspired dinner is the perfect healthy meal for two!
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Cold Lobster Salad

Lobster Salad is perfect for a light lunch or dinner! Serve on top of greens or even in a roll, which is known as a Cold Lobster Roll or New England Roll.
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Seafood Mac and Cheese

This Seafood Mac and Cheese is super creamy with two types of cheese, seasonings, your favorite seafood and crunchy topping.
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Hibachi Shrimp

If you love hibachi, now you can make it at home! This Hibachi Shrimp recipes is the BEST, and there is even a homemade yum yum sauce!
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Easy Salmon Burgers

Made with sockeye salmon and flavored with tangy lemon & dill, these EASY delicious Salmon Burgers are on the table in less than 30 minutes!
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Creamy Seafood Stuffed Shells Recipe

Pasta shells stuffed with a mixed seafood filling and topped with a sherry spiked cream sauce. Perfect for a fancy dinner, the holidays or just a random weeknight.
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Salmon Sandwich Recipe

The Ultimate Salmon Sandwich is the best salmon sandwich because it uses two types of salmon with dilled sour cream and caviar on a buttery brioche roll.
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Lemon Pepper Salmon Recipe

Lemon Pepper Salmon is an easy to prepare, fresh and flavorful meal perfect for any night of the week.
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Bang Bang Shrimp

This Bang Bang shrimp recipe combines crunchy shrimp and a creamy sauce for a spicy dish that's a delicious dinner or amazing appetizer.
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Voodoo Shrimp Creole is a tomato-based dish using shrimp and beer to make a sweet and spicy broth. Serve over rice or grits for a full meal. #voodooshrimp #shrimpcreole www.savoryexperiments.com

Voodoo Shrimp Creole

Voodoo Shrimp Creole is a tomato-based dish using shrimp and beer to make a sweet and spicy broth. Serve over rice or grits for a full meal. 
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Vegetarian Dinner Ideas

Whether you eat vegetarian as a lifestyle or just need a meatless main dish recipe for meatless Monday, here are a few that are sure to please and won’t have you missing meat in any way.

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Pimento Cheese Sandwiches

A southern classic, this Pimento Cheese Sandwich recipe is the absolute BEST! It's quick and easy to throw together and tastes amazing with pickles!
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One of the best easy vegetarian recipes are Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms. A great vegetarian dinner idea perfect for meatless Monday! #stuffedmushrooms #vegetarianrecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms

One of the best easy vegetarian recipes are Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms. A great vegetarian dinner idea perfect for meatless Monday!
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Eggplant Rollatini

If you're looking for a vegetarian meal for Meatless Monday, look no further than this Eggplant Rollatini recipe! It's EASY to make and full of flavor!
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Parmesan Cauliflower Pizza Crust

This Parmesan Cauliflower Pizza Crust is the secret to getting a perfectly crispy no-carb cauliflower crust! A healthy alternative to the usual pizza crust! 
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Homemade Pesto Pizza

Tomato Pesto Pizza is an easy vegetarian pizza with fresh tomato slices, mozzarella and feta cheese, sun dried tomatoes, pesto and toasted pine nuts. 
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Hearts of Palm Cakes Recipe

Hearts of Palm Cakes are crunchy cakes made with hearts of palm, artichokes, garlic and panko served with a zesty garlic aioli.
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Baked Potatoes in the Oven

The perfect baked potato in the oven has a crispy skin with fluffy inside. Top with butter, sour cream and chives!
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Pesto Grilled Cheese Recipe

Pesto Grilled Cheese is a gooey grilled cheese recipe featuring cheese, roasted red peppers, pesto, and pine nuts and sourdough bread!
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Spanakopita Spinach Pie

Spanakopita Spinach Pie is a Greek speciality made from wilted spinach and cheese wrapped with flaky pastry, phyllo dough. An easy dish that pairs with anything! 
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Tortilla Espanola, also known as Spanish Tortilla or Potato Tortilla, is a Spanish egg dish made with fried potatoes, onions and cheese. #tortillaespanola #spanishtortilla #potatotortilla www.savoryexperiments.com

Tortilla Espanola Recipe

Tortilla Espanola, also known as Spanish Tortilla or Potato Tortilla, is a Spanish egg dish made with fried potatoes, onions and cheese. 
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Dinner Ideas: Soup Recipes

Soup recipes can be a whole meal! Check out our soups and stews perfect for a chilly night at home or even a warm summer day with chilled soup. Some are Dutch oven favorites, while others are speedy Instant Pot Recipes with amplified flavors in a hurry.

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Healthy Cabbage Soup

This Healthy Cabbage Soup is based off from the Weightloss Wonder Soup and is full of nothing but veggies for healthy vegetable soup that may even help you lose a few pounds!
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Short Rib Soup

Mildly hot short rib soup is sure to warm your soul and your belly. Tender pieces of beef with veggies and southwest flavors.
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Sausage and Sauerkraut Soup

Using leftover kielbasa and sauerkraut, you can make the BEST Sausage and Sauerkraut Soup recipe in no time! It's hearty, delicious and EASY to make!
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Instant Pot 15 Bean Soup

This easy 15 Bean Soup Recipe goes from dry beans to deliciously magnificent in just an hour using out two chef-approved secret ingredients.
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Broccoli Cheddar Soup Recipe

An easy instant pot recipe that tastes even better than the original Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup. Ready in just 30 minutes! 
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Chicken and Sausage Gumbo Recipe

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo is a rich and hearty sauce mixed with vegetables, Andouille sausage, chicken and sometimes even seafood. Serve over rice for the perfect Creole meal.
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20 Minute Italian Seafood Stew Recipe- this seafood pasta is a classic Italian recipe made by fisherman’s wives using a variety of seafood making a small amount go a long way. Similar to cioppino, this recipe uses couscous for a satisfying and easy meal. www.savoryexperiments.com

Italian Seafood Stew Recipe

Italian Seafood Stew is a quick seafood recipe using couscous, tomatoes, currants and caper berries. This Italian stew comes together in just 20 minutes from start to finish! 
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Italian Meatball Soup

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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White Bean and Ham Soup

A hearty ham soup recipe seasoned with fresh herbs, vegetables and then a splash of my secret ingredient. The best use for leftover ham!
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Salad Ideas for Dinner

I love a large bowl of leafy greens for dinner. I don’t always need a meat plus three- salad recipes are just as satisfying, delicious and full of flavor.

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Jennifer Aniston Salad Recipe

Indulge in the delightful Jennifer Aniston salad! A fresh medley of superfoods and flavors that will leave you feeling satisfied and happy.
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Cobb Salad

With egg, bacon, tomato, onion, avocado and blue cheese, a Classic Cobb Salad recipe can't be beat! This recipe also has the BEST homemade dressing!
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Mexican Salad Recipe

This easy Mexican Salad with lime dressing is the perfect side dish for busy weeknights or to take to picnics and potlucks!
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Skirt Steak Salad - an easy and healthy dinner solution that uses 6 ingredients and a simple homemade miso ginger dressing. The only steak salad recipe you need! #steaksaladrecipe #skirtsteaksalad www.savoryexperiments.com

Hanger Steak Salad Recipe

Hanger Steak Salad is an easy and healthy dinner solution using only 6 ingredients and a simple homemade miso ginger dressing.
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Pear Salad Recipe with Candied Walnuts

Pear Salad with Candied Walnuts is the perfect winter salad for dinner parties and holidays. Honey Balsamic Dressing and tart goat cheese make the best salad recipe!
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Make Your Simple Dinner Ideas a Meal

We hope that we’ve answered your questions what should I make for dinner tonight. Recipes for tasty main dishes and more!

If you are looking for appetizers, side dishes, or even desserts– click on the links for recipes!

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About the Author

Jessica Formicola

Jessica the mom, wife and chef behind Savory Experiments. You might see her on the Emmy- nominated TV show Plate It! or on bookshelves as a cookbook author. Jessica is a Le Cordon Bleu certified recipe developer and regularly contributed to Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal and more!

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Questions and Reviews

  1. What a fantastic variety of flavors, textures and dinner ideas. I have bookmarked this page for future reference.

  2. This was so helpful when I was trying to figure out what to make for dinner tonight! I think we’re going to go with one of your delicious salad dinner ideas for something easy & light. I’ll definitely be bookmarking this post and will be referring back to it often!