Take a look at these 46 new family dinners—from Turkey Sausage Lasagna to Caribbean-Spiced Chicken Kebabs. Everyone in your family will rave about these tasty dinner recipes.
Skirt steak is packed with flavor and is a great alternative to more expensive cuts. You’ll love it in steak tacos or served
on its own with this delicious herb sauce. The most important thing about preparing skirt steak is to slice it against the
grain. The grain in the skirt steak is obvious−it looks like big lines running across the meat. Cut the slices perpendicular
to those lines, and you’re left with very tender, flavorful meat.
View Recipe: Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce
This is the ideal weeknight meal. You can prep all your ingredients earlier in the day, and then it takes 10 minutes for it
to come together. Center-cut loin pork chops are very lean, so they cook quickly and are a great alternative to chicken, but
boneless, skinless chicken breast can certainly stand in for pork, if you’d like. Serve with steamed jasmine or brown rice
to round out the meal.
View Recipe: Pork and Mango Stir-Fry
Put a twist on classic spaghetti and meatballs with this to-die-for dish. Turkey meatballs and fun wagon wheel pasta sprinkled
with fresh Parmesan cheese is the perfect combination for any pasta lover.
View Recipe: Mini Turkey Meatballs with Wagon Wheel Pasta
The Lime Crema really makes the recipe! If you don’t have any mango on hand, pineapple makes a good substitute. Add a side
of Cilantro-Lime Rice to complete your meal.
View Recipe: Fish Tacos with Lime Crema and Mango Salsa
Loaded with surprising hits of curry powder, lime juice, and cilantro, this soup pairs perfectly with a panini or with a salad
for dinner. It also makes a wonderful first course for a fancier meal. Make this a vegetarian option by using vegetable broth
instead of chicken broth.
View Recipe: Carrot-Ginger Soup
Risotto is comforting, substantial, and so versatile. Plus, once you learn how to stir it and add the broth, you realize it’s
truly a cinch to make.
View Recipe: Spring Vegetable Risotto
Easy to make, easy to love. Here’s another recipe that everyone in the family can customize to their own tastes.
View Recipe: Veggie Tostadas with Black Beans and Easy Guacamole
You can’t get much better than this tasty turkey burger. Topped with crunchy apple and tangy mango chutney, you won’t stop
raving about this recipe.
View Recipe: The Ultimate Turkey Burger
Loaded with the flavors you crave, but packed with enough broccoli and lean flank steak to make it nutritious, this is a great
meal for any night of the week. Gluten-free tamari is a delicious stand-in for the soy sauce.
View Recipe: Beef and Broccoli
Serve over egg noodles, as a sandwich, or simply on its own−this pot roast is perfection!
View Recipe: Pot Roast
This pizza is a definite crowd-pleaser that is sure to satisfy everyone in the house!
View Recipe: Caramelized Onion and Turkey Sausage Pizza
This is a perfect cold-weather soup. Because it’s pureed, the creamy texture and vibrant color make it appealing to most kids,
and no cream is needed. It’s an ideal make-ahead meal on a weekend when you have a little time to sit around and let it cook.
Then on Monday night, all you have to do is reheat it and make some garlic bread.
View Recipe: Creamy Broccoli Soup
Allowing the steaks to come to room temperature for an hour before cooking is the secret to evenly cooked meat. Plus, it gives
them time to marinate.
View Recipe: Pan-Fried Beef Tenderloin
Cooking in parchment paper leaves you with food that is flavorful and tender. All you have to do is fill the pouch with your
favorite fish−halibut, salmon, cod, or snapper−seasonal veggies, and seasonings, and twist the ends of the parchment. Presto!
Dinner is served.
View Recipe: Twisted Fish
This savory rack of lamb is coated with chives, fresh parsley and mint. It is simplified enough for a weeknight meal but can
still be used for special occasions.
View Recipe: Herbed Rack of Lamb
Pine nuts and currants create the perfect tasty combination of flavor to drench atop this chicken. Serve with couscous to
add even more.
View Recipe: Lemon Chicken with Currants and Pine Nuts
With a make-ahead dough and a simple sauce, this pizza is an option any night of the week. Just make the dough in the morning;
then shape it an hour before you’re ready to eat. If homemade dough is not your thing, just buy the premade dough at Trader
Joe’s or Whole Foods Market and shape it as you would the scratch dough.
View Recipe: Mozzarella and Basil Pizza
This is the ultimate comfort food. It still has all its cheesy, creamy goodness−but without any of the guilt.
View Recipe: Chicken Divan
Stuffing spinach into chicken is a genius idea when you don’t want to eat those plain green vegetables. Serve with tomatoes
to finish off this delightfully healthy dish.
View Recipe: Spinach and Feta-Stuffed Chicken
If you have leftover chicken, put it to use in this pasta recipe. Feel free to add any of your family's favorite ingredients.
View Recipe: Farfalle with Chicken and Sun-Dried Tomatoes
This tasty dish combines chicken, an assortment of the best root vegetables, and an aromatic broth to create an amazing stew
served over couscous.
View Recipe: Couscous with Chicken and Root Vegetables
Don’t take this soup lightly. Packed with mini meatballs, Swiss chard, tomatoes, and chickpeas, this hearty bowl of soup will
not disappoint your taste buds.
View Recipe: Mini Meatball Minestrone
Try this turkey-penne bake with a glass of pinot noir and a mixed greens salad.
View Recipe: Baked Penne with Turkey
Pulled pork is outstanding, but pulled chicken is a perfect substitute on a weeknight. Everyone will go nuts for this sandwich
topped with Crunchy, Creamy Coleslaw and homemade Barbecue Sauce.
View Recipe: Pulled Barbecue Chicken and Coleslaw Sandwiches
This simple soup hits the spot. For richer flavor, you could substitute chicken stock for vegetable broth.
View Recipe: Black Bean Soup
Lasagna is love on a plate. The homemade sauce, the layering of noodles with cheese… it’s pretty much perfection. So how do
you pull it off on a weeknight? No-boil noodles. You can make the lasagna in the morning, cover and refrigerate it, and then
bake it just before dinnertime. Serve it with a crunchy romaine salad and garlic bread, and your kids might think you’re the
best cook ever.
View Recipe: Turkey Sausage Lasagna
When stuck in a rut with pasta and basic tomato sauce, turn to veggies. Sautéed in a little olive oil with lemon juice, this
combination is great as a “sauce” on its own. It’s a wonderful way to enjoy the flavors of spring and get some color into
your family’s diet. Make it a gluten-free option by using gluten-free pasta.
View Recipe: Spring Pasta with Asparagus and Grape Tomatoes
This is an easy make-ahead option and ideal for a crowd. Even kids will rave about this meal!
View Recipe: Citrus-Marinated Pork Tacos with Pickled Onions
This chicken tastes great with a romaine salad and a side of corn, or sliced and turned into tacos with rice and beans.
View Recipe: Honey-Lime Chicken
Chasen’s was an Old Hollywood restaurant frequented by Elizabeth Taylor and many other stars. If you want to skip the dried-bean
step, you can substitute two (15-ounce) cans of pinto beans that have been drained and rinsed. Add some cornbread and a salad
for the perfect casual dinner on a cold night.
View Recipe: Chasen’s Famous Chili
Top your pizza with the sauce, prosciutto, onions, and cheese. This pizza is the perfect dish for a dinner party.
View Recipe: Caramelized Onion and Prosciutto Pizza
Salt and pepper are all you need to roast this chicken and allow it to truly live up to its name. It tastes heavenly and is
View Recipe: Simplest Roast Chicken Ever
What’s not to love about stuffed shells? Loaded with cheese and tomato sauce, this pasta dish is a total crowd-pleaser. To
change it up, you can add a little lean ground beef or different herbs to the sauce. Also, it’s easy to double the recipe
and freeze one batch.
View Recipe: Cheesy Stuffed Shells with My Secret Tomato Sauce
These chicken enchiladas come together in no time. Serve with a salad and a batch of margaritas and you’ll have a killer combination.
View Recipe: Chicken Enchiladas
These mini burgers satiate your craving for beef without the guilt of a ½-pound serving. Cook the burgers in a pan or on a
grill over medium-high heat. Mini hamburger buns or Parker House Rolls are perfect.
View Recipe: Sliders with Cheddar and Onions
Serve with corn chips for dipping, or roll this yummy mixture up in a tortilla with some chopped romaine lettuce for an amazing
View Recipe: Mexican Skillet Casserole
If you love steak, you will love this. Fresh ginger and soy sauce combine to create a mouth-watering and flavorful steak dish!
View Recipe: Ginger-Soy Flank Steak
A better option than straight pepperoni, this mushroom and salami combination is still very kid friendly. Pair it with a glass
of red wine for the adults.
View Recipe: Salami and Mushroom Pizza
Brining your meat is certainly not necessary, but it adds so much moisture to lean cuts like pork and chicken. It’s worth
it if you have the time.
View Recipe: Brined Pork Chops with Apple Compote
These bowls might take a little longer to make, but they are definitely worth it. Packed with Thai chicken, rice, and veggies,
adults and kids will not be able to resist this delightful dish.
View Recipe: Thai Chicken Noodle Bowls
You can make this super spicy with hot pepper sauce or omit it altogether and enjoy the milder spices of the Caribbean that
are totally kid friendly. If you use wooden skewers, make sure to soak them in water first, or you’ll set them on fire. Serve
with some Greek yogurt and chopped cilantro as a dipping sauce, if desired.
View Recipe: Caribbean-Spiced Chicken Kebabs
If you’ve been afraid to give your kids fish, start here. Salmon is firm-fleshed and flavorful.
View Recipe: Grilled-Asian Salmon