HEALTHY MAIN DISH MEAL IDEAS / RECIPES

July 29, 2008 · 6 comments

Have you had a chance to try any of these main dish recipes?

If so, I hope you’ll leave a comment and tell us what you thought AT THE POST FOR THAT RECIPE, not here please. Thanks!

NOTE – Now SEAFOOD and SOUPS & STEWS have their own post.

Also, check out the crock-pot meals for more easy main dish ideas.

  1. Shepherds Pie (Mmmmmm)
  2. Easy crock pot meal (Beef, make-ahead mashed potatoes, veggies.)
  3. Hamburger Helper Alternatives (A couple easy, yummy recipes instead of using those nasty boxed meals. One with chicken, one with beef.)
  4. Better than “Chicken Nuggets” (Kids AND adults love these.)
  5. Roasted Asparagus Lasagna (Chicken is optional.)
  6. Homemade Pizza (There are many variations listed for whatever mood you’re in.)  Also try this sloppy joe pizza!  And here’s pizzamy latest favorite homemade pizza (soaked flour crust) with a VIDEO showing you how I do it.  :)
  7. Organic Fettuccine Alfredo (With chicken or without, yummy either way.)
  8. Yakisoba (Kent’s favorite while in Japan when he was in the Marines. I surprised him one night after I’d found a recipe to try – he loved it.)
  9. Mom’s Baked Macaroni & Cheese (She is asked to take this everywhere she goes!)  Or we also like this stove-top bacon/mac and cheese from Chef Michael Symon.
  10. Organic Chicken Hurry (Another recipe for busy evenings.)
  11. Mostly Organic Chicken Enchiladas (The best enchiladas I’ve ever had.)
  12. Easy Chicken Pesto/Cheesy Chicken Recipe (There’s nothing like FAST recipes that taste great, too.) I JUST ADDED AN EVEN EASIER (AND TASTIER?) VERSION AT THIS POST, TOO!
  13. Healthy Egg Recipes (We often have breakfast for dinner.)
  14. Amy D.’s Honey Balsamic Chicken (Another nice and easy meal.)
  15. Italian Stuffed Shells recipe
  16. Super Easy Ravioli (compromise version – one of my “fast food” meals), and this one is a Homemade 3-Cheese Garlic Tomato Ravioli
  17. Jenn’s Mexican Lasagna (This is so good, and easy to throw together.)
  18. Meg’s Chicken Salad Recipe (The grapes add great flavor.)  Also, try these two dreamy chicken salad variations!
  19. Organic Chicken Broccoli Casserole (A “feel good” meal, for sure.)
  20. Chicken Stir-Fried Rice (Easy and a hit with the fam) & here’s a meatless fried rice recipe
  21. 3 main dish recipes: Guinness barbecued ribs, Guinness barbecued beef sandwiches, beef & noodles dinner
  22. Meatless Pasta & Veggie Stir Fry
  23. Easy Organic Burritos from Shauna
  24. Organic Sloppy Joes
  25. A few Pork loin recipes – they’re all different, though:

    1. Easy Pork Loin (A great crock-pot recipe.)
    2. Kent’s Easy Asian Pork Loin (gluten-free & low-carb)
    3. Pork Loin with Cranberry Red Wine Sauce
    4. Another yummy pork loin that is so tender:  Grilled Marinated Pork Loin (and a grilling tip, too)
    5. Charcoaled (or grilled) pork roast with French brine, from Stanley Fishman
  26. French Dip
  27. Classic Meatloaf with an Extra Healthy Twist
  28. Easy way to use up leftover soup:  Homemade Pot Pie
  29. Easy barbecued grass-fed beef sandwiches on homemade buns
  30. Ala King – chicken, beef, pork, whatever
  31. How to bake a whole chicken (comments have info on cooking it in the crock pot!), and then see the post on how to use those bones to make homemade stock/broth!  Another one that’s even easier and faster to throw together:  5-minute prep comfort meal:  quick baked chicken from Anne.
  32. Egg salad/Deviled eggs
  33. Stovetop chicken & rice – so easy, so nourishing, and so tasty!
  34. Fried cabbage – use as a side dish OR a main dish…
  35. A Venison recipe (& Maddie’s first deer!)
  36. This one isn’t mine, but I’m adding it to this list because we love it so much!Beef burgundy from Jenny at Nourished Kitchen.
  37. Meg’s Cashew Chicken
  38. 3 Easy Main Dish Recipes:  Cheeseburger Cups, Bubble Pizza, & Sausage Dinner
  39. Kitchen Kop’s Beef Stroganoff
  40. Easy Shredded Chicken Tacos
  41. Lyn’s Chicken Mushroom Parmesan (This is so fast and easy to make!)
  42. Spanish Rice (just add seasoned ground beef!)
  43. Sausage shish kabobs with a yummy homemade mustard barbecue sauce
  44. Homemade sub sandwiches
  45. Pizza on bunmy favorite cafeteria lunch growing up!  (Good for lunch or dinner.)
  46. Sonia’s Margarita Pasta
  47. Mini Pizzas (Quick Compromise Version & Homemade Version)
  48. Thai Vegetable and Chicken or Beef Stir-Fry – sooooo delicious and grain-free!
  49. Easy ideas using homemade tortillas
  50. Fajitas with grass fed flank steak
  51. Mary Jo’s Meatball Sub Casserole
  52. Tangy baked chicken main dish recipe — easy for company or everyday
  53. Baked lemon chicken recipe – another delicious way to make chicken!
  54. Everyone loved this recipe from Kendahl: Chicken cordon bleu casserole
  55. Bunless burger bonanza!  (Try these Haystack Onion Rings for Your Grassfed Burgers!)
  56. Simple Melt-In-Your-Mouth Crock Pot Roast Dinner
  57. Parmesan Pesto Pasta with Seasoned Chicken – now on our family’s favorite list!
  58. Classic Escalloped Potatoes and Ham
  59. Main Dish Southwest Chicken Salad with Barbecue Ranch Dressing
  60. Triple Pork Poutine – a Canadian tradition!
  61. Cheesy Sloppy Joe Noodle Bake – A Make-Ahead (or Freeze-Ahead) Meal Everyone Devours

  62. Mom’s Eggs Benedict - a breakfast meal that’s also great for a fast supper!
  63. Mojito Lime Chicken Bake – Gluten Free

  64. Creamy Parmesan Herb Turkey Tetrazzini
  65. Creamy Feta and Herb-Stuffed Chicken Breasts
  66. Sourdough Galore: English Muffins, Crackers, Pizza Crust, Pancakes, and Waffles!
  67. Creamy Sausage and Kale Pasta
  68. Italian Beef Crock Pot Recipe {With or Without a Bun}
  69. Savory Pork Chops with a Simple Rosemary Lime Marinade – This is an easy weeknight dinner!  (Also in this post is info on traditional pork preparation and how to cook pork safely.
  70. Parmesan Garlic Chicken
  71. Wild Mushroom Soup – a recipe from Nourished Kitchen!
  72. Spring Vegetable Stew {Includes Instructions for Broth Made with Chicken Feet!} – one more from Nourished Kitchen
  73. Simple Baked Spaghetti Pie – a great meal to make-ahead and keep in the freezer!

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  • { 6 comments… read them below or add one }

    1 Kelley May 28, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    Hello! Does anyone have any good recipies for preparing liver?? Thanks!

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    2 KitchenKop May 28, 2011 at 1:13 pm
    3 KitchenKop May 28, 2011 at 1:16 pm
    4 Kelsey February 26, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    Just FYI – your spanish rice recipe link goes to a pork loin recipe, not the spanish rice recipe… I noticed it in today’s post on mexican foods and came here to find the actual recipe, but this link is wrong too! :)

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    5 KitchenKop February 26, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Thank you for telling me!!! That’s what I get for working too late. I’ll go fix them now. :)

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    6 KitchenKop February 26, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    OK it’s fixed now, thanks again!
    Kelly

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