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!

Sour cream noodle bake in a casserole dish with a scoop being taken out with a serving spoon

Sour Cream Noodle Bake

Chicken kale soup in a white bowl garnished with parsley and a lemon slice

Chicken Kale Soup

Crock-Pot Crock-Pot cheesy chicken rice on a white plate with broccoli and a fork

Crock Pot Cheesy Chicken and Rice

Slow Cooker Leek Soup in a ladle with a Crock-Pot in the background

Slow Cooker Leek Soup

Spinach stuffed chicken on a plate garnished with parsley and Seasonings

Spinach Stuffed Chicken

Taco shepherd's pie on a white plate garnished with parsley

Taco Shepherd’s Pie

Tater tot hotdish on a plate with the pan of tater tot hotdish in the background

Tater Tot Hotdish

Slow cooker chicken wild rice soup in a white bowl with a slice of bread and a spoon on the side

Slow Cooker Chicken Wild Rice Soup

Eggs benedict casserole on a plate with Hollandaise sauce on top

Eggs Benedict Casserole

Rice topped with pepper steak garnished with green onions in a white bowl

Pepper Steak

Cranberry bread pudding in a white casserole dish drizzled with sauce

Cranberry Bread Pudding

Overhead shot of Chicken and Mushroom Casserole in baking dish with a wooden spoon

Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Casserole

Crock-Pot corn chowder in white bowls with a spoon

Crockpot Corn Chowder with Potatoes and Bacon

Jambalaya Recipe in a blue pot with a wooden spoon

Easy Jambalaya Recipe

Italian sausage pasta being served out of a skillet.

Italian Sausage Pasta

Butter chicken on a white plate with rice garnished with parsley and cashews

Butter Chicken

Chicken alfredo lasagna on a plate garnish with parsley

Chicken Alfredo Lasagna

Crockpot chili in a bowl with jalapenos corn chips and cheddar cheese on top

Slow Cooker Chili

minestrone soup homemade in a stockpot garnished with parmesan cheese.

Minestrone Soup

Tuscan Chicken in a pot with a spoon

Creamy Tuscan Chicken

beef and mushrooms in gravy over mashed potatoes

Beef Burgundy

Tuna casserole on a white plate with a fork and parsley

Easy Tuna Casserole

Stove top meatloaf on a plate with mashed potatoes gravy and parsley

Stove Top Meatloaf recipe

Spinach quiche on a plate garnished with thyme and green onions

Spinach Quiche Recipe