Time-Saver Easy Suppers: 21 Swift and Satisfying Family Meals

These time-saver easy suppers are ideal for quick and delightful family dining tailored to your hectic life. Turn meal preparation into a swift and pleasurable process with these scrumptious offerings. Enjoy the tender juiciness of chicken, enhanced with a rich tapestry of herbs and spices, for a truly mouthwatering experience. They’re designed for maximum flavor with minimum fuss, streamlining your dinner routine effortlessly.

Air Fryer Sausages

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Sausage made quickly in an air fryer has a crispy, brown exterior and a juicy, savory interior. You can make delicious Italian sausages with this recipe, which takes around 15 minutes to prepare. Get the recipe: Air Fryer Sausages

Chicken Marengo

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You will be enamored with this simple chicken Marengo dish since it is packed with of flavor. Perfect for a weekday dinner, this dish is made with juicy, succulent chicken cooked in tomato sauce and served over your favorite pasta. Get the recipe: Chicken Marengo 

Instant Pot Meatballs

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Do you have a hankering for meatballs but are short on time? Give this instant pot ground beef meatball recipe a whirl. It whips up the most tender meatballs in red sauce in 12 minutes of pressure cooking, perfect for a meatball sub or served over pasta for dinner. Get the recipe: Instant Pot Meatballs

Chicken Capri

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A magazine advertisement served as the inspiration for this dish for Chicken Capri. Compared to regular chicken parmesan, it has fewer fat and calories. Get the recipe: Chicken Capri

Baked Eggplant Parmesan

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Offering a healthier twist on the classic eggplant parmesan, this baked recipe ensures a satisfying meal you can relish guilt-free. This dish is an instant crowd-pleaser with its delightful blend of extra melty cheese, savory tomato sauce, and flawlessly cooked eggplant! Get the recipe: Baked Eggplant Parmesan 

Instant Pot Chicken Soup

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Crafting a whole chicken soup in an instant pot couldn’t be easier. Just toss in your ingredients, set the timer, and before you know it, you’ll be savoring this hearty and delicious soup. Get the recipe: Instant Pot Chicken Soup 

Bacon Tomato Pasta

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A luxurious blend of flavor and succulent lobster meat, lobster bisque has long been considered a gourmet treat. To ensure a pleasant and exceptional taste experience, this recipe is made the old-fashioned way, in small batches, giving each spoonful the care it deserves. Get the recipe: Lobster Bisque 

Instant Pot Pork Chops

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Delightfully tender, juicy, and flavorful, these boneless pork chops prepared in the Instant Pot are an absolute crowd-pleaser. Simmered to perfection in a creamy mushroom broth, they make for a weekday dinner with everyone craving more. Get the recipe: Instant Pot Pork Chops 

American Chop Suey

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An easy-to-make meal, American chop suey brings together tender ground beef, vegetables, and a savory tomato sauce, all served with elbow macaroni. This flavorful and comforting dinner is prepared swiftly in just 30 minutes, making it a perfect pick for weeknight dinners. Get the recipe: American Chop Suey 

Deep Dish Pizza

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Learn the secrets of crafting a Chicago-style deep-dish pizza featuring a thick, buttery crust stuffed with cheese and sauce. This family favorite is bound to win hearts! Get the recipe: Deep Dish Pizza

Air Fryer Chicken Wings

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These chicken wings stand out among the myriad recipes for your air fryer. With their delightful flavor and coveted crispy skin, they’re a breeze to make and can be ready in under 30 minutes, showcasing the magic of this fantastic kitchen appliance. Get the recipe: Air Fryer Chicken Wings

Instant Pot Chicken Pot Pie Soup

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Featuring tender chicken thighs and veggies in a rich creamy broth, this Instant Pot chicken pot pie soup is both hearty and comforting. It’s a wholesome yet indulgent comfort dish that meets Whole30 standards while being dairy-free and gluten-free. Get the recipe: Instant Pot Chicken Pot Pie Soup 

Bucatini Carbonara

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In under 30 minutes, whip up this easy bucatini carbonara recipe for a rich, delightful meal. The creamiest carbonara sauce and crispy pancetta create the ultimate comfort food delight! Get the recipe: Bucatini Carbonara

Chicken Cutlets

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Are you needing a quick and delicious chicken dinner during a busy weekday? These crispy chicken cutlets offer the perfect solution. These cutlets will surely become a beloved family staple with their tender, flavorful goodness reminiscent of Italy. All you need are a few basic ingredients to whip them up. Get the recipe: Chicken Cutlets

Tuscan White Bean Soup

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When the chill sets in, this Tuscan white bean soup recipe is your ticket to warmth, boasting tastiness, creaminess, and sheer deliciousness. Get the recipe: Tuscan White Bean Soup 

No Boil Lasagna

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Aside from its deliciousness, this no-boil lasagna is incredibly easy to make. Say goodbye to the hassle of boiling and handling hot lasagna noodles—this straightforward Italian comfort dish is ready to savor without the stove-side toil. Get the recipe: No Boil Lasagna 

Chicken Piccata

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Creating this delicious and flavorful chicken piccata is a breeze. You’ll achieve perfectly baked, boneless, and skinless chicken without the hassle of breading. Get the recipe: Chicken Piccata 

Gnocchi with Pancetta

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This gnocchi with pancetta dish is a household favorite, and I often fulfill my guests’ requests. Adding pancetta and vegetables elevates the soft and delightful gnocchi to new heights of flavor and richness. Get the recipe: Gnocchi with Pancetta 

Old Fashioned Chicken Soup

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A classic chicken soup recipe brings a sense of nostalgia with its traditional preparation. Simmered on the stove, the comforting aroma of this chicken soup evokes memories of days gone by. Packed with veggies and chicken, it’s a soothing bowl that can offer comfort whether you feel under the weather or not. Get the recipe: Old Fashioned Chicken Soup 

Oven Roasted Chicken Thighs

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The medley of spices used in this oven-roasted chicken thigh dish ensures each tender piece is infused with a delightful flavor, consistently delivering juicy results! So good you’ll crave them week after week. Dive into this simple and speedy dinner recipe—it’s a keeper! Get the recipe: Oven Roasted Chicken Thighs 

Baked Mustard Chicken

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For those seeking a flavorful baked chicken infused with the perfect blend of maple and mustard, look no further than maple mustard chicken! This classic recipe achieves an incredible flavor fusion by incorporating garlic, Dijon mustard, maple syrup, and a medley of other seasonings. Get the recipe: Baked Mustard Chicken

33 Fall Soups That Are Both Classic and Creative

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As the season’s chill takes hold, the comfort of steaming hot soups becomes a delightful way to bring warmth and fulfillment. Whether it’s the hearty embrace of a classic Italian wedding soup or the zest of a spicy cabbage soup, there’s a variety to cater to every palate. These recipes are designed to delight and provide cozy warmth, regardless of your cooking experience. Prepare to be both impressed and comforted by these nourishing creations. GET THE RECIPE

17 Delicious Side Dishes that Will Elevate Every Meal

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If you’re orchestrating a family meal, prepping for a festive holiday banquet, or simply aiming to spice up your everyday dining. In that case, these mouthwatering side dishes will delight your palate and wow your company. Our handpicked selection brings a rich variety of tastes and consistencies. GET THE RECIPES

Dinner in a Dash: 25 Instant Pot Creations for Busy Foodies

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Enjoy classic instant pot comfort dishes like chicken cacciatore or savor the rich, hearty flavors of lamb stew. The collection offers an array of choices, from succulent pork chops to zesty sausage and peppers or a homely whole chicken soup. Whether craving the fiery taste of jollof rice or the soothing warmth of split pea soup, these Instant Pot recipes ensure a delectable meal with minimal fuss. GET THE RECIPE

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From lighting up stages with her BA in theater to food journalist, Elaine Benoit's journey is a testament to passion's transformative power. As the CEO of Dishes Delish, she offers a blend of healthy, comforting recipes and exquisitely crafted cocktails. Beyond the kitchen, Elaine voiced her culinary adventures on her podcast, "Dishing," and co-owns Food Blogger Help, extending her expertise to guide budding food bloggers to success. Whether it's for a heartwarming dish or insights into food blogging, Elaine's diverse experiences make her a beacon in the culinary digital landscape.

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  1. I’m going to make the eggplant parmesan and chicken capri this weekend! Another great round up, Elaine. Thank you!

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