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Main Dish Recipes

Try one of the main dish Southern recipes for dinner today.  There is something for every taste.  Everyone will enjoy the main attraction!

Chicken Cheesesteak

Chicken Swiss Philly Sandwiches

Chicken Cheesesteak can be prepared and ready to eat in 30 minutes. Prepare this recipe with chicken instead of beef for a healthy alternative.  Combine bell peppers, onions, and your choice of other ingredients such as mushrooms and jalapenos. Top with Swiss cheese, American or Provolone for a mouth-watering treat. Faster than fast food – and you control what ingredients are in it.  How to Make Chicken Cheesesteak at Home…

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Chicken Tetrazzini

Chicken tetrazzini recipe made with spaghetti, parmesan cheese, and a creamy homemade sauce served in a clear casserole dish baked with cheese on top.

All fresh ingredients and no cream of anything soup makes this Chicken Tetrazzini a savory casserole to serve for dinner tonight.  It is easy to prepare using a rotisserie chicken, or you can cook a batch of chicken in your slow cooker or see how to cook and shred chicken using your Instant Pot.  Serve it with a Caesar salad and some garlic bread for a complete meal.  Enjoy something classy (and easy) for dinner…

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Chicken Rotel Spaghetti

Chicken rotel spaghetti in a cassrole dish.

Chicken Rotel Spaghetti is Southern Comfort Food from the Deep South.  It is easy to make and delicious to eat now and later!  Sometimes I get a craving for creamy, cheesy pasta and chicken. This dish is a wonderful blend since you use thin spaghetti it keeps the texture light.  The tomatoes and green chilies add just the right kick without it being overwhelmingly spicy.  The Velveeta cheese makes it…

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Italian Casserole {Crescent Rolls}

Italian Crescent Roll Casserole on a plate

Italian Casserole {Crescent Rolls} is a delicious and easy Italian Crescent Roll Bake recipe with only 4 ingredients.  When will dinner be ready?  In 30 minutes!  Fill the house with a wonderful aroma of Italian spices and bread baking. Serve with a garden or Caesar salad for a complete meal.  What a warm and welcoming dinner to make tonight! How to Make Italian Crescent Roll Bake I just love a…

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Salmon Patties

easy salmon patty recipe

Try this easy salmon patty recipe when you need a quick, hearty, inexpensive and delicious meal. Using 3 ingredients and a little oil is all it takes to make a tasty main dish in about 15 minutes! Why is the Easy Salmon Patty Recipe the Perfect Main Dish? This salmon recipe has 3 ingredients plus a little oil. Moreover, the meat of the ingredient is shelf stable – packaged or…

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Grill Tilapia Indoors – Step by Step Instructions

Plate with grilled tilapia and 3 lime slices on top

Are you wondering how to grill tilapia indoors?  I use my Cuisinart Griddler to make delicious grilled fish super fast!  You could easily use a George Foreman grill or other brand indoor grill or panini maker.  Alternately you could also use a skillet on top of the stove if you flip it half way through cooking.  It only takes a few minutes to have healthy and tasty grilled fish for…

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Quesadilla Recipe

Chicken Quesadilla with spinach and cheese on a plate

This quesadilla recipe is the answer for a quick lunch, supper or snack. Quesadillas are a great way to use whatever ingredients you have available. I made this one with shredded chicken, spinach, a mixture of onions, tomatoes and bell peppers and Swiss cheese. For the final dish you can use salsa or ranch dressing for an easy dip. Since you use cooked ingredients to make the quesadilla, you can…

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Chicken Salad Recipe

Chicken Salad

Sometimes nothing but a good chicken salad recipe will do! I don’t know about you, but I get a craving for a delicious sandwich or salad with it from time to time. Sometimes I like it plain with just chicken, celery and a little mayonnaise. Other times I like it all dressed up with grapes and nuts! This is an easy dressed up recipe.  It makes about 4 servings so…

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Healthy Baked Salmon Recipe

Baked Fresh Salmon on a plate topped with 3 lemons next to fresh cooked asparagus

This healthy baked salmon recipe is easy, delicious and quick to prepare in 15 minutes or less. It is one of my go-to dishes for a dinner idea because you can use frozen (think in my freezer already) or fresh fish.  If using frozen fish, just place the salmon in its plastic wrapped package in a dish in the sink.  Next, run cold water over it and it will thaw…

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Shrimp and Grits in the Instant Pot

Shrimp and grits prepared in instant pot on a plate ready to eat

Shrimp and Grits in the Instant Pot Shrimp and grits are a classic Southern Recipe.  Using your instant pot to help you prepare it is a modern twist on an old favorite.  I prepared Old Fashioned Grits in the Instant Pot for a hands free grit making experience – no standing over the stove for 20 minutes constantly stirring.  Just put a little olive oil, water, salt, Cajun seasoning, and grits…

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Meatball Sandwich

meatball sandwich

A meatball sandwich or sub sandwich is a simple recipe to make.  It takes only a few ingredients and is ready in 30 minutes.  You can freeze the cooked meatballs and sauce for an easy meal whenever you need it.  It also makes a great meal to take camping or tailgating.  You could even serve on tiny buns for a party snack or  just serve the meat and sauce only…

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Biscuit Casserole

Biscuit Casserole Southern Recipe

Biscuit Casserole Try this Biscuit Casserole for a comforting main dish tonight.  It is so easy to make and you can use your choice of ground beef, ground chicken, or ground turkey.  The simple ingredients come together so well you will wonder why you haven’t tried it before! How to Make Biscuit Casserole Cook 1 pound of ground beef, ground chicken, or ground turkey and 1 chopped onion in a…

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Nacho Bell Peppers

Green and yellow bell peppers with cooked ground beef topped with shredded cheese on a baking sheet.

If you are looking for a different dinner idea, try this recipe for easy to make Nacho Bell Peppers for dinner tonight!  Simple to make and easy to clean up! I like to get ground beef from Sam’s Club, divide it up, and then freeze it. The packages are normally 5 pounds or so, and I split them into four Ziploc bags. Most of the time I use just over a pound of ground beef…

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