Top 100 Weekend Dinners

Weekends are for splurging, and we've got all the best ways to do it! Whether it's smoked brisket that's slow-cooked for hours, or handmade pasta that the whole family helps with, the pay-off ensures it's time well-spent.

Szechuan Noodles With Spicy Beef Sauce

“The flavor was fantastic, and it was super easy to throw together! Next time, I’ll add some veggies like cabbage or snow peas.”


Breakfast For Dinner Bananas Foster French Toast

“Oh my, this is so rich but oh so yummy! I could only eat half of mine as it’s very rich and filling, but it’s so worth it!”


Best Ever Lasagna

“Wow, this was the absolute best! I made it tonight for dinner and it was delicious. My husband had two big helpings and he loved it! I’ll definitely make this again and again.”

-mom of 4

Chicken & Dumplings

“Super easy and quite tasty! I pre-roasted my chicken to save time and it was still so delicious.”

-Aiden S.

Survivor Inspired Tropical Tilapia

“A simple tropical meal that is inspired by the food available to contestants on many of the destinations of the hit show Survivor.”


Braised Beef Ribs

“These were delicious with a fine, restaurant-quality depth of flavor! My guests raved about this recipe. It’s definitely the best braised short ribs recipe I’ve made so far.”


Brown Sugar & Mustard Glazed Corned Beef

"Loved this corned beef recipe—especially the wonderful glaze! Made this dish using the stovetop method, but I might try it in the slow cooker next time. I served it with cabbage, which I cooked in the pressure cooker."


Honey Mustard Pork Chops With Capers & Mustard Greens

"Seared well, these luscious pork chops have a crispy golden crust."


Quick & Easy Pizza Dough

“This pizza dough was amazing. I made it twice, because the first one left cravings for seconds!”


Japanese Mum's Chicken

“This is extremely easy to make. I used dark soy sauce instead of regular. It was enjoyed by all!”

-Back in Blyat

Fried Chicken Sandwich With Hot Honey

“Superb! Everything goes perfectly together in this sandwich. The family loved it.”


Sheet Pan Taco Dutch Baby

"Such a great recipe for a crowd! It’s super easy to put together too, which is a bonus!"

-Jonathan Melendez

Melt-In-Your-Mouth Barbecue Ribs

“An amazing, simple recipe. My husband said it’s better than the best restaurant ribs he’s ever had! It’s a keeper.”


The Perfect Burger

“I prepared this recipe as stated with no extra add-ins. The result was simply burger heaven! This was the first time I attempted to prepare my own patties. This was too easy, and adds a whole new definition of burger!”

-stinsniper ..

Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

“This recipe was easy and delicious! My family enjoyed it and wants me to make it again. Definitely a keeper!”

-Chrystal L.

Pork Chops With Lime & Mayo

“A great recipe for the grill. It gives great ‘crispies’ and a delicious, creamy taste!”


Korean-Inspired Popcorn Chicken

“This is really good, it turned out yummy! I’ll make this again, maybe with shrimp!”


Cheesy Chicken Parm Volcanos

"Our volcanos turned out just like the pictures and tasted awesome. They were much easier to make than I expected!”


Waffle Cone Fried Chicken

Introducing a mash-up loved by many, but on-the-go! Crispy fried chicken smothered in cheese sauce and placed into a sweet waffle cone, what could be better?

Pressure Cooker Short Ribs

“This was great! I was so nervous, but they were fall-apart tender!”


Baked Corned Beef Brisket

"I just tried this tonight and thought it turned out great! It was moist, tender and very flavorful!”


Chicken Fried Steak with Gravy

“I’ve been wanting to know my grandma’s recipe for this gravy, and now I have it! This was awesome. I’ve never made chicken fried steak before and this couldn’t have come out better.”


General Tso's Chicken

"This is an absolutely wonderful recipe! I’m so happy I found it.”


Delicious Chicken Pot Pie

“This is without a doubt the best chicken pot pie I’ve ever made or eaten in my life! My boys said ‘it was the bomb.’ I had to double the recipe to feed my gang!”


Incredible Baked Meatballs

“These are the best meatballs! I add a pound of ground mild Italian sausage in and double the recipe! I bake them in cupcake tins so they cook perfectly. These are my family and friend’s favorite!”


Copycat Zuppa Toscana

“What a spectacular recipe! I substituted water for chicken broth. I made this dozens of times over the years. It’s a staple and freezes well!”


Pepperoni Pizza Casserole

“This is way better than mine! We loved this. I think what made it extra special was the cup of parmesan cheese!”


Homemade Pasta

“This was the easiest and most successful pasta dough I’ve ever made. I will definitely make this again!”

-Angela F.

Shredded Chicken Sandwiches

“What a tasty chicken filling for sandwiches! It’s so much easier than having to make a traditional shredded chicken filling, but just as tasty!”

-Jonathan Melendez

Southern Fried Chicken

“An amazing recipe! Don’t skip the brine. The buttermilk dredge is so good, in addition to the cornmeal resulting in the crispiest chicken ever! This’ll be my go-to recipe from now on.”

-Ashley Cuoco

Cross Rib Roast

"By far the best roast I’ve ever made!! Came out medium rare. Felt like this could have been on a cooking show, it was absolute perfection! Followed recipe exactly as written."

-Allison J.

California-Style Shrimp & Potato Tacos With Cilantro Crema

“What a great dish! How clever to include potatoes in the tacos - genius!”


Broil a Perfect Steak

"I was really happy to have this recipe during the winter when we couldn't use our grill. The steaks got a great sear on the outside, but stayed nice and pink on the inside.”

-Baby Duck

Thai Grilled Chicken Thighs

“Yummy, quick and easy! I paired it with steamed rice and broccoli. This is definitely a keeper!”

-judy c.

French Onion Burgers

“Yummy, and so easy! The burgers were both flavorful and tender. Delicious!”


Ravioli Lasagna With Ricotta

“What an excellent recipe! I doubled the sauce and ravioli. My nephews gobbled it up, and they’re very picky. This is a keeper!”


Skillet Tarragon Chicken

“This was delish! I love tarragon and I love sauce, so this dish was heavenly for me.”


Garlic & Herb Pork Chops

"It's so simple, yet so delicious! It’s also perfect served with brown rice and veggies or a simple salad. What a great weeknight meal!"

-Jonathan Melendez

Barbecued Pulled Pork

"I've been making this recipe for several years. It’s wonderful! I always freeze the leftovers in several small containers for quick and easy weeknight meals.”

-Lori Ann D

Mexican Shepherd's Pie

“This is my husband’s favorite dinner! He would eat it every day if he could.”


Spanish Pork

“Lovely! My sometimes picky ones enjoyed this too!”


Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

"All of the flavors of the real deal, but in significantly less time! It was really easy to prepare, especially if you can get the cheese and ham pre-cubed.”


Ground Beef Gyros

“My son is impossible to feed. I made this on the grill and it was delicious. My son loved it!"


Old Bay Shrimp Boil

“This was very good! The recipe halves easily, and for a family of four I could've gotten a way with just a pound of shrimp!”

-Rochelle T.

Baked Ziti

“Quick to make and super easy! We loved this. I made the whole recipe and put the leftovers in the freezer for another time. It tasted great!”


Roast "Sticky" Chicken

“I’ve loved this for over 20 years! You get tender, delicious and stick-to-your-fingers chicken. Throw in potatoes during the last couple of hours with some butter and baste away. I’ll be making this again tonight!”

-Nate H.

Maryland Crab Cakes

“What a great recipe! We’ve now replaced our old crab cake recipe with this one. I served it to our neighbors and they said it was the best!”

-Betty C.

Old-Fashioned Pan-Fried Pork Chops

“I loved these pork chops. They're so simple, but are really tasty. I served it with mashed potatoes and green beans for a simple, weeknight dinner.”

-Jonathan Melendez

Macaroni & Cheese

“If you’re looking for a classic macaroni and cheese recipe, this is it. It’s creamy and delicious. I served it alongside meatloaf. This is perfect comfort food.”

-Karyn in Portland

Parmesan-Crusted Salmon

"This was delicious! The mayo gave the salmon a lovely taste, and the topping had a great 'crunch' to it.”


Best Beef Stroganoff

“My family and I enjoyed this recipe. My kids don't usually like mushrooms, but they ate this with no complaints. Awesome!”


Funeral Potatoes

“This is perfect, don’t change a thing! Remember to grate your own cheese, it really does make a huge difference in the finished dish.”


Pizza Dough for Thin Crust Pizza

“This dough turned out awesome! It’s the best recipe I’ve tried and is super easy to make.”


Grilled Shrimp

“This is awesome! We just got a new grill and wanted the right recipe to celebrate and break it in. The adults loved them, and surprisingly so did the kids!”


Tender Pot Roast

“I was looking for a different way to do a pot roast, so we had this for dinner tonight! It was superb. The roast was fall-apart tender and the flavor was outstanding.”


Beer Battered Fish & Chips

“I used Guinness and followed the recipe exactly. So crispy on the outside, piping hot and tender on the inside! The key is in the timing of everything. A happy husband means a happy wife!”


Stuffed Pasta Shells

“Absolutely delicious! We also added chopped green onions and chicken sausage!”

-Telina R.

Sweet Potato Casserole

"I make this recipe and get requests every holiday. We like it hot or cold, with whipped cream on top.”


Low & Slow Oven Baked Ribs

“I love this recipe! I’ve made these several times and have received so many compliments on them.”


Crispy Baked Chicken Leg Quarters

“This is my go-to chicken recipe when I can't use the grill or smoker - like rainy weekends and well, pretty much all winter!”

-Stephen M.

Pork Tenderloin

"This has become my family's most requested meal. They can’t get enough of it! Plus, it's unbelievably easy to make.”


Chicken Parmesan

"I made this tonight. This is not merely ‘good,’ it’s excellent! It’s easy and quick, and my husband loved it! He said it’s as good as anything you might get in a restaurant.”


Slow-Cooker Beef Short Ribs

“The whole family loves this. I use bone-in short ribs. It’s delicious! I change the sauces for whatever I have in the cupboard.”

-Julie E.

Chicken, Shrimp & Andouille Jambalaya

"This was my first time making Jambalaya and I sure am glad I used this recipe! Wonderful flavor. I served it with fried okra and collard greens.”


Classic Baked Spaghetti

“This was a good, basic recipe! I followed it exactly, except I used cheddar and mozzarella cheese. This was a great weeknight meal that heated up nicely for lunches!”


Chicken Schnitzel

“This is delicious! I added more fluffy parmesan. Just garnish with a lemon wedge!”


Easy French Onion Soup

"Outstanding, easy and satisfying! I used reduced-fat Swiss cheese. A great recipe!”


Crazy Crust Pizza

"What a great pizza recipe. Both my husband and I are diabetic, so the fact that this crust is about half the amount of carbs as traditional crust is a great bonus for us!”


Korean Roast Chicken Thighs

“Super easy and delicious! No fuss, just add rice, a veggie and supper is ready!”

-Mitzi C.

Drunken Garlic Slow-Cooker Roast

"This was easy and delicious - my kind of Monday night recipe! I prepared the liquid and spice mixture ahead of time, and placed it into the crockpot. In the morning, all I had to do was pop the roast in the pot, switch it on and go!”


Make-Ahead Twice-Baked Potatoes

"I made these for dinner tonight and we ate them up! These were yummy, and I love the fact that I can freeze them!”


Spinach & Feta-Stuffed Chicken Breast

“I’ll definitely make this again. The breading came out crunchy, and the chicken was moist. I used basil and tomato-flavored feta, which worked perfectly. I baked it on parchment paper, which saved me the clean-up."


Pizza Hut-Style Pizza Dough

“This was a really nice recipe for pizza dough! Next time, I’ll brush the crust with butter and dust it with cornmeal and Italian seasonings before baking. We enjoyed this a lot!”


Chicken Scaloppine With Lemon Glaze

“Really, really tasty! It’s definitely easy to make. I’d say it’s company-worthy. I’m a big fan of this recipe!”


Chicken Breasts Diane

"This was so good! I used apple juice with a drop of vanilla. We had it with broccoli and rice. I'll try it with mashed potatoes next time!”

-Angela Sara

Baklava Salmon

“I’ve made this several times as an easy weeknight meal. This is a wonderful, easy recipe for salmon that is both unique and flavorful. I love it!”


Adam's Ribs

“Absolutely delicious, and so very easy to make. My husband says they are killers. I had never used liquid smoke before, but loved the flavor it adds.”

-Daisy P.

Balsamic Chicken Breasts With Peppers & Onions

“An absolutely awesome recipe! I loved the peppers and onions in this dish. I ate it over right. Definitely a keeper.”


The Ultimate Salmon Fillets

“This creamy sauce is genius! I love the taste of dill in it. I served mine with asparagus and white rice.”



“Definitely make these if you love horseradish and garlic! The best burger I’ve had in a very long time. A really great mixture of flavors. My boyfriend and I were fighting over who would take leftovers for lunch the next day!”


Garlic Alfredo Sauce

“Very creamy and delicious! I served this with grilled chicken and a salad.”


Kung Pao Chicken

"First, let me say that kung pao is my husband's current favorite dish. To surprise him yesterday, I made this. It was so easy to make, and it was delicious! My husband was amazed.”


Top Rated Classic Meatloaf

“Excellent! In fact, the best meatloaf I’ve ever made! My father-in-law, who is a meatloaf connoisseur, absolutely loved it!”

-Jeff Spiker

Authentic Italian Tomato Sauce

“What a great recipe! The best ones are always the most basic. My family and I love it!”

-Steven B.

Thai Noodles With Spicy Peanut Sauce

“This is my new favorite 20-minute meal. The flavors are robust, and the sauce has the perfect amount of peanut butter so that it’s nice and smooth. This was so good, I packed the leftovers for today’s lunch!”


Honey Roasted Pork Loin

"We really enjoyed this! I added garlic and tarragon. This is something I would be be proud to serve to guests."


Creamy Turkey Tetrazzini

“The perfect Thanksgiving leftover meal! My nine year-old and seven year-old boys never loved a casserole until this one. We will remake this often!”

-Jennifer S.

Pasta with Sausage, Tomatoes & Cream

"This deserves more than five stars! I made this with whole milk, added a few frozen peas for color and the pasta we chose was penne. I will definitely make this often.”


Cheesy Potato & Smoked Sausage Casserole

"This is good ole comfort food! I served it with cornbread. Simple, quick and yummy.”

-Southern Lady

Slow-Cooker Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

“This was absolutely amazing! My kids didn't know that it wasn't pulled pork. Everyone had seconds. This one goes into the ‘keeper’ folder!”

-Jessica Sunshine

Jumbo Shrimp Parmesan

“I’ve made this recipe numerous times. It always turns out the same - absolutely delicious!”


Lamb Chops

"This was delicious! We served it with buttered corn and scalloped potatoes. Fantastic! We will definitely have it again.”


Simple Oven-Baked Sea Bass

"Really, really delicious. I poured wine into the dish after the first cooking period. This created a beautiful sauce as the fish juices and wine reduced over the next few minutes!”


Oven-Fried Chicken Chimichangas

"We live in New Mexico and I can definitely say that these are restaurant-quality chimichangas! Everything turned out wonderful. We agreed to put them on our weekly menu!"


Cheddar-Garlic Oven-Fried Chicken Breast

“This definitely isn't the healthiest recipe, but it sure was delicious! We used this on shrimp, as well as chicken. Don't cook the shrimp as long. No tweaks needed, it’s great as is!”


Award Winning Chili

“I’ve made this with pork, turkey, beef and even just veggies - it’s always great! I also always double it and use coffee instead of water. I’ve made this many times and it never disappoints.”


Chicken Lazone

“This was so easy, quick and tasty. My hubby and one year-old both cleaned their plates and asked for seconds. What a great recipe!”


Panda Express Orange Chicken

“This recipe was amazing and full of flavor, even without the rice wine! I added a bit of white cooking wine instead.”