Meat, Pasta, and Main Dish Recipes

Best of 2008

Before Christmas we gave you a roundup of some of our dessert recipes from this past year, but everyone knows that you have to eat dinner before you get your dessert. We love coming up with new recipes for main dishes and supper, especially ones that are frugal, quick, practical, or some combination of all three. Here are some of the main dishes that we remember from this past year.

Click through for a gallery of mouthwatering pasta, hearty meat and chicken, and some lovely fish. What are you cooking this weekend?

Watch for more pasta recipes soon in our roundups of quick meals and vegetarian recipes.

Pasta

Strozzapretti with Pecorino, Prosciutto and Something Green
No-Boil Chunky Cheese Lasagna
Farfalle with Cauliflower and Toasted Breadcrumbs
Italian Template Recipe: Pasta, Meat, Greens and Cheese
Linguine with Mussels and Dandelion Greens
Basic Tomato Sauce (with Optional Zing!)
Penne with Acorn Squash and Pancetta
Greek Chicken Pasta with Olives and Feta
Slow-Cooked Bolognese Sauce
Creamy Pasta with Tomato, Bacon, and Ricotta

Meat, Fish, & Poultry

Cincinnati Chili
Old-Fashioned Juicy Burgers
Southwest Skillet Ragu
Old-Fashioned Sloppy Joes
Friday Night Slow-Cooked Brisket and Onions
Pork Chops with Sweet-and-Sour Cabbage and Apples
Braised Summer Pork Shank (Adaptable For Any Season)
Chicken with Shallot-Apricot Sauce
Roasted Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Goat Cheese and Fresh Garlic
Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Grapes, Hazelnuts, and Parmesan
Beer-Brined Chicken on the Grill
Slow-Cooker Lemon Garlic Chicken
Pecan Crusted Salmon with Sautéed Ramps and Purple Potatoes
John Besh's Louisiana Speckled Trout Amandine
Spelt Farotto with Tuna and Artichokes
Grilled Potato, Gorgonzola and Prosciutto Pizza
Sauerbraten for Oktoberfest
Pipérade
Confetti Quiche with Curry Crust
Chicken (or Turkey!) Pot Pie
Low-tech Korean Bulgogi Mini Pies

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