88 All-Time Best Dinner Recipes

It's easy to get something simple and nutritious on the table with our community's top dinner recipes. We've rounded up our most-popular main dishes, sides and salads — here's what you want to eat for dinner right now.

Ground Beef Gyros

"Super yummy. I love that I can recreate one of my favorite foods so easily at home."

-Logans Mommy


"Super delicious meal! I paired it with salad I prepared and fresh Italian loaf from my local supermarket!"

-Blitzy P.

The Best Easy Beef & Broccoli Stir-Fry

"Wow, an easy dish with excellent flavor and no packaged spice/sauce mix loaded with MSG."


The Ultimate Greek Salad

"The dressing was absolutely heavenly. Make sure to use red wine vinegar — don't substitute!"


Easy Stovetop Macaroni 'n' Cheese

"This was excellent, exactly what you want mac and cheese to be: decadent and saucy."


Bev's Spaghetti Sauce

"This is an excellent recipe for spaghetti sauce. You can really tell a difference between jar sauce and this sauce. I will use this as my go to recipe for sauce in the future!"

-Ginny Ax

Perfect Southern Fried Chicken

"This is an outstanding recipe. When I found this I decided I didn't need to look for the perfect fried chicken recipe any more—I already had it."


Chicken Fried Rice

"We made this for dinner tonight using chicken from a rotisserie chicken I had bought during the week. It was so good."

-Sandra B.

Sloppy Joes

"I used this recipe to build a vegetarian sloppy joe with mashed kidney beans and it was amazing! The perfect comfort food!"


Chicken Parmesan

"Delicious! Definitely going to be a favorite go-to."


Leftover Mashed Potato Pancakes

"We loved the flavor and they had the perfect crispness."


Simple Pasta Toss

"Very nice and easy pasta dish with ingredients that are readily available. I preseasoned the chicken for a little spice."

-Vicki in CT

Scalloped Potatoes

"This has become my go-to potato recipe. There is not a single person I have made it for that doesn't LOVE them. Can't go wrong with this one."


Jo Mama's World Famous Spaghetti

"I won't be buying the bottled sauce anymore! The sauce is nice and thick, and I like the sausage in the sauce."


Turkey Meatloaf

"My family was shocked that it was turkey. Very good taste."

-Irma C.

Mexican Rice

"I have never in my born days had such tempting, tantalizing and tremendous tasting rice! You MUST wash the rice. It absolutely does make a difference."

-Andi of Longmeadow Farm

Pizza Meatloaf Cups

"I cannot believe how super fast and easy this is! My kids loved it, and I will be repeating the recipe often!"


Stovetop Tuna Casserole

"This is super quick and easy to make. It is just perfect for those nights when you need to prepare dinner quickly."

-Lavender Lynn

Perfect Basic White Rice

"I've banished the boil in the bag variety and retired my rice cooker because of this tried and true recipe!"

-Jug OMud

Perfect Rump Roast

"Wow, I will never make a rump roast another way. This is incredible! So juicy and flavorful."

-Chef #431830

Japanese Mum's Chicken

"It just doesn't get better than this chicken. I have double the recipe when I cook it because my family loves it so much. It's a regular at our dinner table!"

-Mom on the move

Famous Challah

"This has become the challah recipe that I will pass down to my children. Seriously the best challah I have ever had."

-Ezzies Mama

Sweet & Sour Chicken

"This is pretty darn good. I've made it twice and I'll make it again!"


Potato and Buffalo Chicken Casserole

"This recipe was amazing. Even the kids loved it and went back for more."


Skillet Tarragon Chicken

"This chicken is so good! I took one bite and was in heaven."


Lemon Baked Cod

"This was outstanding — really moist and tender. I used breadcrumbs instead of the flour, and it came out perfect."


Oven Barbecue Ribs

"This method is awesome! Fabulous ribs, and clean up is so easy!"


Balsamic Chicken Thighs

"This recipe is phenomenal. The sauce is delicious, and incredibly easy to make."


The Perfect Burger

"This was the first time I attempted to prepare my own patties, and I will never buy frozen burgers again. This was the best burger I have ever had!"

-stinsniper ..

Tabbouleh Salad (Parsley Salad)

"Can you say scrumptious? This is even better than the one I had at a restaurant. It's absolutely fantastic, light and refreshing."

-Ann Cecile

Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

"If you aren't a fan of spicy then tone down on the cajun seasoning, but I loved it just how it was!"


Cheese, Potato & Sausage Casserole

"Great recipe! My family absolutely loved it. The Velveeta cheese made this dish a hit."


General Tso's Chicken

"Wow! This is just like at a Chinese restaurant, especially the crunchiness of the chicken. The cornstarch slurry is a trip. Is it a solid? A liquid? I dunno, but it works somehow!"


Chicken Pot Pie

"This pot pie recipe is so versatile. You can change the protein and veggies to anything you want!"


Beer Bread

"This recipe is so delicious. People raved over the crispy, buttery texture on the crust and the sweet, soft flavorful middle."


Southern Buttermilk Biscuits

"These biscuits were exceptional — tender and moist."


Loaded Baked Potato Soup

"I love being able to make this soup in the slow cooker, and it's my husband's favorite!"

-Julie N.

Ground Beef Stuffed Green Bell Peppers

"These are the best stuffed peppers I have ever had. This is the only recipe I use!"


Traditional Irish Shepherd's Pie

Absolutely phenomenal. The flavor was incredible, and it was so simple."

-Andy P.

Melt-In-Your-Mouth Chicken Breasts

"I sprinkled the chicken with parsley, oregano and thyme, and it gave it an awesome twist."

-Carie R

30-Minute Chicken & Dumplings

"Very easy to make, delicious and comforting!"


Oven-Roasted Greek Potatoes

"This is foolproof! For an easy meal, toss in chicken breasts or lean pork chops and bake dinner in one pan."

-Chef #483307

Classic Potato Salad

"A classic potato salad! There was a moment when I felt young again, back at my parents' house laughing the summer evening away. I love the way a good meal can do that!"


Zuppa Toscana

"This is the absolute family favorite. My kids never agree on food and this is one they all beg for. So very good."

-Wanda H.

Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas

"Delicious! My Mexican-food-loving hubby gobbled these up! The sauce is wonderful, and I seasoned the chicken with a bit of taco seasoning."


Bourbon Chicken

"OMG! I have died and gone to heaven. The chicken was tender, juicy and delicious."

-The Boopster

Simple Baked Chicken Drumsticks

"It's so simple, yet so delicious! I topped it off with a squeeze of lemon before serving. I couldn't get enough, and ate everything straight to the bone."

-Chef #1800657884

Chicken-Macaroni Casserole

"Perfect comfort food! I added peas and used a rotisserie chicken to make it even easier and couldn't have loved it more!"


Creamy Burrito Casserole

"This casserole is great! It was easy to put together, and I used low-fat versions of the ingredients."


Chicken Tikka Masala

"Yum! I am a chicken tikka masala snob, and this was delicious. I've been trying to re-create this dish at home for years, and this is the best!"


Chicken Tortilla Soup

"This soup is basic, but delicious. It can easily be customized to suit individual tastes."

-Susan O.

Fantastic Taco Casserole

"We love tacos, but our 3-year-old gets frustrated because they are hard for him to eat. This is the perfect solution!"

-Peppermint Wind

Broil a Perfect Steak

"I was happy to have this recipe during the winter when we couldn't use our grill. The steaks got a great sear on the outside, but they stayed nice and pink on the inside."

-Baby Duck

Award Winning Chili

"Wow! I think this is going to be my go-to recipe! I made some adjustments based on what I had in my pantry, but the flavor is great!"


Simple Oven-Roasted Corn on the Cob

"This was so easy and delicious! All we had to do was sprinkle with some salt and pepper and chow down."


Angel Chicken Pasta

"I served this with a glass of Chardonnay and it was a big hit. It's very easy to make and very flavorful."


Slow-Cooker White Chicken Chili

"An amazing recipe. I don't know what makes it so good, but yum! We keep the makings for this recipe in our house at all times for cold, snowy days — it's our go-to comfort food recipe!"


Broccoli Cheese Soup

"The broccoli was perfectly soft, and the soup was an excellent consistency."

-Carley C.

Oven-baked Parmesan Chicken Strips

"This recipe is simple to make and the chicken tastes great. It has just enough seasoning and cheese."


Copycat Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits

"This is the real thing! The secret to being light and fluffy? Don't overmix!"


Chicken Alfredo

"Wow. The whole family gobbled this chicken Alfredo down so fast. We will definitely have this over and over again"


Crock Pot Chicken à La Antoinette

"This was the first slow-cooker dish I've ever made and it was absolutely delicious."


Curry Chicken

"I love how simple this recipe is. If I don't have a lot of time, I pop this in the oven for a delicious dinner."

-Mama Wendy


"This is my favorite meatloaf recipe. It's moist and bakes with a delicious crust."

-Archie's Little Cookie

Hamburger Stroganoff

"This stroganoff is quick, easy and tasty. It's great for a busy weeknight."


Thin Pizza Crust

"Oh my goodness — if I could give this recipe 20 million stars, I would."

-Nika The Mad Baker

King Ranch Chicken

"Holy cow, this recipe was so good I had to make it two nights in a row!"


Amish Chicken

"This chicken is so juicy and flavorful and it browns perfectly. Plus the sauce is thick and creamy."


The Very Best Salisbury Steak

"When I added the French onion soup to the ground beef, I knew it would be a winner. If you plan to serve this with mashed potatoes, double or even triple the gravy!"

-Christmas Carol

Beef Nacho Crescent Bake

"These crescents are wonderful. They are so cute and easy to make."


Italian Sausage Dog

"The full-bodied flavor of the sauce is great with the sausage, then topped with all that melted cheese. This is a spicy treat."


Flat Iron Steak with Parmesan Sauce

"This is a super tasty steak dinner! Throw some shrimp in with the onion mixture for a surf and turf meal."


Baked Salmon

"Second time making this recipe for my boyfriend and I. We both love it!"

-Jaquai R.

Lemon Pepper Chicken Breasts

"This was the most flavorful chicken I have ever tasted. I won't make lemon pepper chicken any other way."


Sesame Crusted Tuna Steaks

"This was my first try at cooking tuna steak at home and I loved this recipe. It was so easy and tasty."


Frank and Potato Bake

"Everything about this recipe is absolutely perfect. It is so simple and has fantastic flavor."


Teriyaki Pork Chops

"These pork chops are so tasty. I love the addition of the orange juice."


Garlic and Oregano Skillet Chicken

"I love the flavors from the butter-herb mixture. Everything is so moist, tender and loaded with flavor."


Pulled Pork BBQ

"The only problem with this recipe is waiting the 6 hours with the scrumptious smell permeating the house."


Perfect Slow-Cooker Pot Roast

"Easiest and tastiest roast I've had in a long time!"


Crusty French Bread

"So good! I've been making bread for years now, and this is the quickest, best-tasting bread you will find."


Easy Oven-Baked Cod

"This was such an easy, great recipe! I loved the lemon zest in the breadcrumb mixture."

-Maven in the Making

Corned Beef & Cabbage

"We use Guinness Beer. Use a good beer because it makes this recipe even more delicious!"


Asian Noodle Bowl

"The flavors of the pasta with the veggies and creamy Asian sauce go so well together. This makes for a delightful meal."


Best Ever Bruschetta

"I added fresh spinach and portobello mushrooms for a heartier bruschetta. Perfection!"

-Sue F.

Properly Prepared Spaghetti Squash

"A perfect recipe! This has much better flavor and texture than traditional steaming."


Teriyaki Chicken Noodle Salad

"Really enjoyed this recipe! I used udon noodles, and it was so easy to prepare."

-Julie F


"This was a huge hit! The kids got up this morning and asked if there were leftovers (there weren't)."

-Teresa B.