Main Course Ideas

If you’re looking for a main course or main dish recipe for dinner, you’ve found the right place. This collection of easy dinner ideas and recipes includes everything from weeknight dinner ideas to fun weekend recipes!

During the busy week, we want dinner to be as simple as possible. Some of our favorite weeknight dinners include Instant Pot beef stew recipe, easy oven rosemary roasted chicken, or cajun chicken alfredo.

During the weekend, we usually have more time to get creative in the kitchen. Chicken pot pie and slow cooker pot roast are some of our favorite go-to’s!

If we need to make main dishes for large groups, baked sloppy joe tacos or copycat Chick-Fil-A sandwiches are always a crowd pleaser!

What To Serve With The Main Course

When deciding on the side dishes to serve with your main course, take into account how filling everything will be.

Something like slow cooker chicken rice soup would go perfectly with some dinner rolls and a tossed salad.

A casserole like turkey casserole is basically a full meal, a salad may go nicely if you’re preparing it for a crowd though!

Is serving a salad as a main course, top it with baked chicken or oven baked pork chops for an extra filling option!

Crispy fried tortellini on a white plate with marinara sauce

Fried Tortellini

Ranch macaroni salad with bacon and chicken in a bowl

Ranch Macaroni Salad with Bacon and Chicken

Pizza mac and cheese bites on a plate garnished with parsley

Pizza Mac and Cheese Bites

Cheesy chicken stuffed shells in a casserole dish with one being scooped out

Cheesy Chicken Stuffed Shells recipe

Cheesy Ranch potatoes with bacon in a white casserole dish

Cheesy Bacon Ranch Potatoes

Crock-Pot chicken noodle soup in white bowls with a spoon on the side

CrockPot Chicken Noodle Soup

Chili cheese dog bake in a casserole dish with a spoon

Chili Cheese Dog Bake

Creamy tomato tortellini soup in white bowls garnished with parsley

Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup Crockpot recipe

Chicken alfredo tortellini in a bowl with a fork

Chicken Tortellini

Taco pockets on parchment paper with salsa in the background

Cheesy Taco Pockets

Leftover turkey casserole on white plates with gravy

Leftover Turkey Casserole

Stuffing zucchini casserole in a clear casserole dish with a spoon

Zucchini Casserole With Stuffing

Sloppy joe tacos in a white casserole dish

Baked Sloppy Joe Tacos recipe

Crock-Pot taco chili in a crock pot topped with shredded cheese tomatoes and green onions

Easy Taco Chili recipe!

Pulled pork sundae in a glass dish garnished with parsley and a cherry tomato

Pulled Pork Sundaes

Pulled pork mini pizzas on a baking sheet garnished with cilantro

Pulled Pork Pizza

Creamed corn casserole on a white plate with the casserole dish on the side

Cream Corn Casserole

Chicken tetrazzini on a white plate garnished with parsley

Chicken Tetrazzini (or turkey)

Avocado egg rolls on a plate with dip in a glass bowl

Chicken Avocado Egg Rolls

Sausage and potato Skillet in a pot with a spoon

Sausage and Potatoes Skillet

Southwestern macaroni salad in a bowl with a lime wedge on top

Southwest Pasta Salad

Cowboy casserole on a white plate with green onions on top

Cowboy Casserole Recipe

Slow cooker pot roast on a plate with veggies and parsley

Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Chile relleno casserole on a white plate with avocado and a fork

Chile Relleno Casserole