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!

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

spaghetti and meatballs in a crock pot with a spoon

Crock Pot Spaghetti and Meatballs

Butter being poured on shrimp boil foil packets

Shrimp Boil Foil Packets

Spaghetti tacos on a wooden board

Spaghetti Tacos Recipe

Close up of Crockpot Pulled Pork

Crockpot Pulled Pork

Italian Sliders in a pan with one being pulled out to show the melted cheese

Italian Sliders

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

Easy StoveTop Stuffing Meatloaf recipe

Mediterranean pasta salad in a white bowl with serving spoons

Mediterranean Pasta Salad

cheese ravioli in a casserole dish with a wooden spoon

Baked Ravioli

Piece of crescent roll pizza on a metal plate

Crescent Roll Pizza

piece of french toast bake with berries and icing

French Toast Bake

Instant pot honey garlic chicken garnished with green onion and sesame seeds

Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken