50 delicious dinner time recipes

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September 23, 2021
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50 delicious dinner time recipes

Even before the coronavirus pandemic, global cooking trends were showing an uptick in people cooking at home. Gallup and Cookpad’s latest report published Dec. 17, 2020, showed that through 2019, a growing number of people around the world were cooking at home rather than going out or eating pre-cooked meals.

In the U.S., the swelling popularity of at-home meal prep subscriptions from Blue Apron to Hello Fresh! and the growing prevalence of grocery delivery underscore a renewed interest in prepping meals at home. Then as COVID-19 spread, mandatory restaurant shutdowns and capacity limits drove a dramatic jump in home cooking—not to mention demand for recipes and sales of things like yeast and kitchen appliances.

Of all meals, dinner is perhaps the one most likely to feel boring after too much repetition. And after a year of dining at home, the dinnertime rut is real for many of us. To help diversify things, Stacker compiled a list of 50 dinner recipes from Allrecipes. Many of these dishes require just a few pantry staples and fresh produce. Keep reading to discover some new recipes to mix up your nightly routine

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Chicken, Apple, and Brussels Sprout Sheet Pan Dinner

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 40 mins
- Total: 55 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 chicken thighs
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Tennessee Meatloaf

- Prep: 40 mins
- Cook: 1 hr
- Additional: 15 mins
- Total: 1 hr 55 mins
- Servings: 10
- Yield: 2 9x5-inch loaves
- Number of ingredients: 19
- Read more about the recipe here

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Tasty Baked Mac n Cheese

- Prep: 30 mins
- Cook: 25 mins
- Total: 55 mins
- Servings: 12
- Yield: 12 servings
- Number of ingredients: 12
- Read more about the recipe here

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Paleo Pecan-Maple Salmon

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 12 mins
- Additional: 2 hrs
- Total: 2 hrs 27 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Stuffed Peppers My Way

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 40 mins
- Total: 1 hr
- Servings: 2
- Yield: 2 servings
- Number of ingredients: 11
- Read more about the recipe here

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Lemon Chicken Tenders

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 20 mins
- Total: 35 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Chef John's Smothered Pork Chops

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 55 mins
- Total: 1 hr 10 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 11
- Read more about the recipe here

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Kim's Lasagna

- Prep: 30 mins
- Cook: 1 hr 10 mins
- Additional: 45 mins
- Total: 2 hrs 25 mins
- Servings: 10
- Yield: 1 9x13-inch pan
- Number of ingredients: 24
- Read more about the recipe here

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Pork and Pepper Stir Fry

- Prep: 30 mins
- Cook: 10 mins
- Additional: 30 mins
- Total: 1 hr 10 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 16
- Read more about the recipe here

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Cheesy Tuna Noodle Casserole

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 55 mins
- Total: 1 hr 5 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 11
- Read more about the recipe here

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Easy Meatloaf

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 1 hr
- Total: 1 hr 10 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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World's Best Lasagna

- Prep: 30 mins
- Cook: 2 hrs 30 mins
- Additional: 15 mins
- Total: 3 hrs 15 mins
- Servings: 12
- Yield: 12 servings
- Number of ingredients: 20
- Read more about the recipe here

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Classic Meatloaf

- Prep: 30 mins
- Cook: 45 mins
- Total: 1 hr 15 mins
- Servings: 10
- Yield: 1 meatloaf
- Number of ingredients: 19
- Read more about the recipe here

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Cast Iron Pan-Seared Steak (Oven-Finished)

- Prep: 5 mins
- Cook: 12 mins
- Additional: 1 hr 5 mins
- Total: 1 hr 22 mins
- Servings: 2
- Yield: 2 steaks
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Baked Teriyaki Chicken

- Prep: 30 mins
- Cook: 1 hr
- Total: 1 hr 30 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Dumplings

- Prep: 5 mins
- Cook: 15 mins
- Total: 20 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 dumplings
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Slow Cooker Texas Pulled Pork

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 5 hrs
- Total: 5 hrs 15 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 sandwiches
- Number of ingredients: 14
- Read more about the recipe here

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Juicy Roasted Chicken

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 1 hr 15 mins
- Additional: 15 mins
- Total: 1 hr 40 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 5
- Read more about the recipe here

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Baked Chicken Schnitzel

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 10 mins
- Total: 30 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Perfect Chicken

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 1 hr 15 mins
- Total: 1 hr 25 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 14
- Read more about the recipe here

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Chicken Parmesan

- Prep: 25 mins
- Cook: 20 mins
- Additional: 15 mins
- Total: 1 hr
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 13
- Read more about the recipe here

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Aussie Chicken

- Prep: 25 mins
- Cook: 25 mins
- Additional: 30 mins
- Total: 1 hr 20 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 12
- Read more about the recipe here

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Homemade Mac and Cheese

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 30 mins
- Total: 50 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Fried Rice Restaurant Style

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 30 mins
- Total: 45 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Hawaii Chicken

- Servings: 5
- Yield: 4 to 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 12
- Read more about the recipe here

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Parmesan-Crusted Shrimp Scampi with Pasta

- Prep: 25 mins
- Cook: 20 mins
- Total: 45 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 10
- Read more about the recipe here

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Simple Macaroni and Cheese

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 20 mins
- Total: 30 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Low-Carb Stuffed Peppers

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 50 mins
- Total: 1 hr 10 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 stuffed peppers
- Number of ingredients: 14
- Read more about the recipe here

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Gourmet Mushroom Risotto

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 30 mins
- Total: 50 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 12
- Read more about the recipe here

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Broccoli Chicken Casserole I

- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Roasted Pork Loin

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 1 hr
- Total: 1 hr 20 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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To Die For Fettuccine Alfredo

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 15 mins
- Total: 30 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Grilled Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Tenders

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 15 mins
- Total: 35 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 5
- Read more about the recipe here

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Chef John's Italian Meatballs

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 35 mins
- Additional: 1 hr 20 mins
- Total: 2 hrs 15 mins
- Servings: 30
- Yield: 30 meatballs
- Number of ingredients: 14
- Read more about the recipe here

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Salmon Patties I

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 10 mins
- Total: 25 mins
- Servings: 5
- Yield: 4 to 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 5
- Read more about the recipe here

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Michele's Ground Beef Casserole

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 45 mins
- Total: 1 hr 5 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 12
- Read more about the recipe here

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Chicken Cordon Bleu I

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 35 mins
- Total: 45 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Baked BBQ Baby Back Ribs

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 2 hrs 50 mins
- Additional: 15 mins
- Total: 3 hrs 20 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 1 rib rack
- Number of ingredients: 11
- Read more about the recipe here

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Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 22 mins
- Total: 32 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Hamburger Steak with Onions and Gravy

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 25 mins
- Total: 40 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 14
- Read more about the recipe here

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Chef John's Perfect Prime Rib

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 2 hrs 20 mins
- Additional: 4 hrs
- Total: 6 hrs 30 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 5
- Read more about the recipe here

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Chinese Pepper Steak

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 15 mins
- Total: 30 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Manhattan Filet with Pan Sauce Bordelaise

- Prep: 25 mins
- Cook: 20 mins
- Additional: 8 hrs
- Total: 8 hrs 45 mins
- Servings: 2
- Yield: 2 servings
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Chef John's Copycat McRib® Sandwich

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 2 hrs 50 mins
- Additional: 8 hrs
- Total: 11 hrs
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 large sandwiches
- Number of ingredients: 10
- Read more about the recipe here

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Hamburger Potato Casserole

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 1 hr
- Additional: 10 mins
- Total: 1 hr 30 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Authentic Louisiana Red Beans and Rice

- Prep: 25 mins
- Cook: 3 hrs 5 mins
- Additional: 8 hrs
- Total: 11 hrs 30 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 16
- Read more about the recipe here

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The Best Meatballs

- Prep: 30 mins
- Cook: 20 mins
- Total: 50 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 11
- Read more about the recipe here

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Easy Mexican Casserole

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 30 mins
- Total: 50 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Quick Beef Stir-Fry

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 10 mins
- Total: 25 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Baked Ziti I

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 35 mins
- Total: 55 mins
- Servings: 10
- Yield: 10 servings
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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