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14 Classic Dinner Recipes

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When it comes to dinner, nothing beats a classic. We put together a collection of some of our favorite classic dinner recipes like spaghetti and meatballs, meat loaf, macaroni & cheese and some other greats that are just timeless. Whether you want to keep it traditional or add your own spin is totally up to you. When it comes to food, we don't judge. 

Down Home Meat Loaf

Meat loaf is an easy put-together dish, and it always seems to adapt well to added flavorings. Our Down Home Meat Loaf is a perfect example!

Backwoods Pork Chops with River Gravy

Move over fried chicken, because fried pork chops are in town! You'll love this Southern twist on classic pork chops.

Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes are an American favorite, for sure! C'mon, what family doesn't have a Sloppy Joe night? After all, it's the one meal the kids (and all of us) really love.

Beer Battered Fish Fry

Pancake mix isn't just for breakfast and beer isn't just for drinking. Proof of that is with our mouthwatering pub-style recipe for Beer Battered Fish Fry. 

Old Fashioned Pot Roast

What could be more comforting that an old-fashioned pot roast? Our recipe for fork-tender Old-Fashioned Pot Roast is chock-full of potatoes, carrots and onions will stick to their ribs and absolutely satisfy!

Bread Bowl Chili

Edible bowls make it easy for our gang to clean their plates! This hearty beef chili recipe is served up in individual Kaiser rolls is as fun to make as it is to eat. Don't forget to keep this idea in mind for stews and chowders, too!

Chicken and Dumplings

Why is this one of our favorite chicken soups? Maybe because of the homemade dumplings that are swimming in it. Chicken and Dumplings is a hearty soup that you can enjoy as a meal-starter or a main dish.

No-Fuss Salisbury Steak

Can you guess some of the reasons we love this recipe so much? We love it not only because it's delicious, but also because it's no stress and no fuss! This No Fuss Salisbury Steak is easy and delicious- our kind of recipe!

Homestyle Macaroni and Cheese

Nothing that comes out of a box will compare to our comforting recipe for Homestyle Macaroni and Cheese. The little bit of extra effort to do it ourselves will reap such a big pay-off -- it's worth every moment!

Extra Crispy Fried Chicken

Nothing shouts down-home Southern cooking more than some Extra Crispy Fried Chicken. This classic chicken recipe is one of our favorites in the Test Kitchen and is sure to be a family favorite of yours.

Stovetop Chicken Noodle Parmigiana

Who would guess that those inexpensive Asian-style ramen noodles could be so versatile? Our delicious Stovetop Chicken Noodle Parmigiana cooks up all in one skillet, so it's quicker and there's the bonus of less clean-up.

Moms Tuna Noodle Casserole

Did you love your Mom's Tuna Noodle Casserole? Our version will take you right back to your childhood kitchen table. It's like getting a warm hug from your mom!

There's nothing as comforting as good, old-fashioned spaghetti and meatballs, just like you grew up eating. Now you can recreate that favorite taste in half the time!

When it comes to these great-tasting tacos, the title says it all - No Fuss Tacos. No fuss, no hassle; slow-cooker, one-dish. So easy! 

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