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100 Healthy, Low-Calorie Dinners to Make in the New Year

Break up with heavy, high-calorie meals. These healthy, low-calorie dinners have less than 400 calories per serving, making it easy to enjoy a healthier meal with the family.

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Chicken Korma

Spicy and satisfying, try this chicken korma recipe that is the perfect weeknight meal for the whole family. —Jemima Madhavan, Lincoln, Nebraska

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Crunchy Chili Lime Shrimp

Easy, quick and family friendly, this chili lime shrimp recipe is dairy free and comes together in about 30 minutes. The secret is the bright flavor-packed sauce. Serve over greens, store-bought slaw or cauliflower rice. —Julie Peterson, Crofton, Maryland

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One-Dish Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet

I'm still settling into married life and learning how to balance our busy schedules. This quick one-dish ground turkey sweet potato skillet helps keep us on track throughout the week. —Shannon Barden, Alpharetta, Georgia
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Kimchi Cauliflower Fried Rice Exps Tohescodr20 246006 E03 17 2b 20

Kimchi Cauliflower Fried Rice

This healthier take on kimchi fried rice is one of my favorite recipes because it's customizable. If there's a vegetarian in the family, leave out the bacon and add your favorite veggies. —Stefanie Schaldenbrand, Los Angeles, California
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Air Fryer Coconut Crusted Turkey Strips Exps Hckar21 246490 E10 28 4b 20

Air-Fryer Coconut-Crusted Turkey Fingers

My granddaughter shared this recipe for turkey fingers with me. With a plum dipping sauce, they're just the thing for a light supper. —Agnes Ward, Stratford, Ontario
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Barley Beef Skillet Exps Gbbz21 50097 E10 21 2b 16

Barley Beef Skillet

Even my 3-year-old loves this family-favorite beef barley skillet. It's very filling, inexpensive and packed with veggies. It's also really good spiced up with chili powder, cayenne or a dash of Tabasco. —Kit Tunstall, Boise, Idaho
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Chicken Creole Exps Ft20 2424 F 1027 1 3

Chicken Creole

I like food with a little zip to it, and this Creole chicken recipe fits the bill. It's especially good served over rice. —Dolly Hall, Wheelwright, Kentucky
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Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Salad Exps Hcbz21 175204 B10 13 1b 3

Slow-Cooker Chicken Taco Salad

We use this super-duper chicken across several meals, including it in tacos, sandwiches, omelets and enchiladas. My little guys love helping to measure the seasonings. —Karie Houghton, Lynnwood, Washington
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Spicy Cowboy Chili Exps Tohfm20 148521 B09 23 4b 20

Spicy Cowboy Chili

Toasting the peppers for this chili releases their earthy flavors – but do wear gloves when handling dried peppers and seeds. — Rachel Sprinkel, Hilo, Hawaii
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Curry Pomegranate Protein Bowl Exps Rc20 255978 B09 15 8b 20

Curry Pomegranate Protein Bowl

This recipe is simple and beautiful. It uses a lot of unique flavors that, when blended together, create an out-of-this-world taste sensation. You can substitute other roasted, salted nuts for the soy nuts and can use warmed berry jam in place of the molasses. —Mary Baker, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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Chunky Potato Leek Soup Exps Ft20 23901 F 0916 1 1

Chunky Potato Leek Soup

My family and I crave a steaming bowl of potato leek soup on a cold winter evening, but we don't want the butter and fat content of regular soup recipes. So I created this lighter version. I have shared it with many folks, and everyone who has tried it loves it for the robust, satisfying flavor. —Christine Frye, Odessa, Missouri
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Roasted Veggie Quesadillas Exps Cimzw20 130776 B09 03 3b 7

Potato Veggie Quesadillas

I am always looking for recipes that will encourage children to eat vegetables and this one has been a huge success. You can also use other vegetables, such as mushrooms, eggplant, asparagus and broccoli. Just remember to roast your vegetables before making the quesadillas. —Kathy Carlan, Canton, Georgia
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Best Curried Pumpkin Soup

I whipped this up for my family on Thanksgiving, and everyone was crazy about it! Even my brother, who is one of the pickiest eaters I know, asked for seconds of this curry pumpkin soup. —Kimberly Knepper, Euless, Texas
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Saucy Beef And Cabbage Dinner Exps Cimzw20 125430 B09 02 4b 10

Saucy Beef and Cabbage Dinner

Using cabbage is a fantastic way to bulk up a meal without adding extra fat and calories. The cabbage in this dish is tender but still has a nice crunch. —Marcia Doyle, Pompano, Florida
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Yellow Squash Soup Exps Ft20 40947 F 0903 1 16

Yellow Squash Soup

Delicate and lemony, this yellow squash soup recipe would set the stage for a memorable ladies' luncheon. It's the best of late summer in a bowl. —Heidi Wilcox, Lapeer, Michigan
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Herb Roasted Salmon Fillets Exps Ft20 164150 F 0812 1 3

Herb-Roasted Salmon Fillets

My roasted salmon is so simple but elegant enough to serve to company. I make it on days when I have less than an hour to cook. The salmon seasoning is an easy way to add flavor. —Luanne Asta, Hampton Bays, New York
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Portuguese Shrimp

I received this recipe nearly 40 years ago from a co-worker who was raised in Portugal. She made this Portuguese shrimp dish for an office potluck and everyone wanted the recipe! It is easy to make, impressive to serve, and delicious. The sauce is also good served on fish fillets. —Kristine Chayes, Smithtown, New York
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Chickpea Tortilla Soup Exps Opfrb19 216413 B07 19 3bc 22

Chickpea Tortilla Soup

This vegan tortilla soup recipe is healthy, filling and family-friendly! We love how hearty and flavorful it is. We like to play around with the different toppings we add each time it's served. —Julie Peterson, Crofton, Maryland
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Slow Cooker Turkey Breast Exps Ft20 56214 F 0730 1 3

Slow-Cooker Turkey Breast

Try this wonderfully flavored, easy-to-fix slow-cooker turkey breast when you're craving something delicious. It makes a great holiday dish for smaller families, too. —Maria Juco, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Chicken Souvlaki Pitas

These chicken souvlaki pitas are a favorite at our house, especially in summer. A quick trip to the market for a few ingredients results in gourmet-style Greek sandwiches we often enjoy outdoors by the grill. Of course, a simple Greek salad on the side is a nice addition. —Becky Drees, Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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Slow-Cooker Sweet Potato Chocolate Mole Soup

This recipe is perfect for those days when you’re craving something just a little bit different. It’s spicy, flavorful and a delightful excuse to open up a bar of chocolate—if you’re the type of person who needs an excuse! —Colleen Delawder, Herndon, Virginia
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Tropical Chicken Cauliflower Rice Bowls

This tropical favorite is a delicious and healthy dinner with tons of flavor! You can substitute regular rice for the cauliflower rice if desired. —Bethany DiCarlo, Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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Autumn Pumpkin Chili

We have this turkey pumpkin chili often because everyone loves it, even the most finicky grandchildren. It’s a definite keeper in my book! —Kimberly Nagy, Port Hadlock, Washington
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Grilled Salmon Salad Exps Ft20 18538 F 0723 1 8

Grilled Salmon Salad

For a cool summer supper, try this fresh-tasting grilled salmon salad. Lightly dressed with tangy raspberry vinegar, it gets a little crunch from onion and celery. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Bean Bulgur Chili Exps Dodbz20 50115 07 21 E 3b 4

Bean & Bulgur Chili

A hot bowl of this zesty bulgur and bean chili will warm you throughout the year. The bulgur adds amazing texture and heartiness, so you won’t miss the meat. —Tari Ambler, Shorewood, Illinois
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Crumb Coated Red Snapper Exps Ft20 37513 F 0623 1 3

Crumb-Coated Red Snapper

I reel in compliments with this moist, crispy red snapper recipe. Heart-healthy omega-3 oils are an added bonus with my simple but delicious entree that’s done in mere minutes. It's one of the best red snapper recipes I've found. —Charlotte Elliott, Neenah, Wisconsin
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Healthy Chipotle Chicken Pumpkin Pizza  Exps Tohon20 246665 B06 04 5b 14

Spicy Chicken Pumpkin Pizza

Think pizza and pumpkin can’t go together? This chicken pumpkin pizza will change your mind. The sweetness of the pumpkin paired with the spice of the chipotle peppers makes for a delicious, balanced sauce. I love that this recipe incorporates healthy ingredients in a fun, family-friendly way. —Julie Peterson, Crofton, Maryland
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Halibut Soft Tacos Exps Ft20 48539 F 0521 1 Home 4

Halibut Soft Tacos

I sometimes serve these halibut tacos wrapped in lettuce instead of tortillas. Either way, the mango salsa tastes amazing with grilled halibut. This warm-weather recipe is quick, colorful and full of nutrients. —Kristin Kossak, Bozeman, Montana
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Cajun Spiced Pork Loin With Sweet Potato Puree Exps Tsee19 243667 C06 27 3b Based On 3

Multicooker Cajun Pork Loin with Sweet Potato Puree

A sauce made with sweet potatoes gives a golden look to this cajun pork loin recipe. It will be your new fall favorite. —Holly Ottum, Racine, Wisconsin
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Basic Meat Loaf Exps Ft20 27563 F 0519 1 Home 15

Basic Meat Loaf

Since I can't have much salt, I've come up with a recipe for easy meatloaf that is really tasty without it. —Lillian Wittler, Wayne, Nebraska
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Spaghetti Pie Exps Ft20 26868 F 0507 1 Home 4

Spaghetti Pie

A classic Italian combination is remade into a creamy, family-pleasing spaghetti pie. This recipe was given to me several years ago. My family never grows tired of it. — Ellen Thompson, Springfield, Ohio
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Venison Stew Exps Ft20 777 F 0512 1 Home 10

Venison Stew

I had no choice but to learn to cook many years ago while my wife recuperated from surgery. But I found I really enjoyed trying different recipes and adapting them to my own taste—that's how my now-famous venison stew recipe came to be! —Gene Pitts, Wilsonville, Alabama
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Baked Lemon Haddock Exps Ft20 36 F 0428 1 Home 2

Baked Lemon Haddock

After testing out a ton of fish recipes, I've decided this baked haddock version is the best. The mix of crunchy topping and lemon is just delicious. —Jean Ann Perkins, Newburyport, Maryland
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Rosemary Salmon And Veggies Exps Tohas20 245937 F04 14 2b Home 2

Rosemary Salmon and Veggies

My husband and I eat a lot of salmon. One night, while in a rush to get dinner on the table, I created this rosemary salmon meal. It's a keeper! You can also include sliced zucchini, small cauliflower florets or fresh green beans. —Elizabeth Bramkamp, Gig Harbor, Washington
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Quick and Healthy Turkey Veggie Soup

I freeze our leftover turkey at the holidays so we can enjoy meals like this year-round. This soup is especially delicious on a chilly fall or winter day. If you're looking for a dish that's more filling, add some cooked pasta. —Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas
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Mediterranean Sole Exps Tohas 244626 F04 13 1b Home 14

Mediterranean Sole

This Mediterranean sole recipe may be simple, but it's also elegant and incredibly flavorful. Steaming in parchment is an easy and healthy way to cook fish and vegetables. Any white fish will work in place of the sole. —Andrea Potischman, Menlo Park, California
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One Pan Sweet Chili Shrimp And Veggies Exps Tohas20 245857 F04 09 1b 4

One-Pan Sweet Chili Shrimp and Veggies

This one-pan shrimp and veggies recipe has everything I'm looking for in a weeknight family dinner: quick, flavorful, nutritious and all three of my kids will eat it! My oldest son loves shrimp and I thought it would work well as a sheet-pan supper. —Elisabeth Larsen, Pleasant Grove, Utah
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Down Home Pork Chops Exps Ft20 44059 F 0401 1 Home 6

Down-Home Pork Chops

Zippy sauce adds personality to these otherwise straightforward brown sugar pork chops. —Denise Hruz, Germantown, Wisconsin
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Tilapia & Lemon Sauce

Serve this lemon tilapia with any tossed salad full of your favorite vegetables and buttered bread. It's easy, quick and unique. And it's a big hit with company, too. —Susan Taul, Birmingham, Alabama
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Tomato Walnut Tilapia Exps Ft20 36052 F 0403 1 Home 2

Tomato Walnut Tilapia

Tomato, bread crumbs and crunchy walnuts dress up pan tilapia fillets in this favorite recipe. I serve it with cooked julienne carrots and green beans. —Phyl Broich-Wessling, Garner, Iowa
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Honey Balsamic Chicken Exps Ft20 43845 F 0326 1 Home 17

Honey Balsamic Chicken

This balsamic chicken is a recipe I adapted from a cookbook that featured quick and easy recipes. I adjusted the seasonings somewhat and added a bit more honey to better suit my tastes. —Lisa Varner, El Paso, Texas
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Chickpea Sausage Skillet Exps Tohescodr20 32919 E03 12 2b 8

Sausage & Chickpea Skillet

This quick sausage and chickpea dish is perfect for weeknight meals! You can throw it together quickly with just a few ingredients. —Phyllis Schwartz, Arcadia, Florida
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Pork Chops With Nectarine Salsa Exps Fttmz20 23105 E03 06 8b 8

Pork Chops with Nectarine Salsa

My special pork dish has so much flavor and is a snap to prepare. A sweet, fruity salsa perfectly balances the spicy rub that coats the pan-fried chops. —Bonnie Bufford, Nicholson, Pennsylvania
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Cedar Plank Salmon with Blackberry Sauce

Here's my go-to entree for a warm-weather cookout. The salmon has a rich, grilled taste that's enhanced by the savory blackberry sauce. It's a nice balance of sweet, smoky and spicy. —Stephanie Matthews, Tempe, AZ
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Comforting Barley & Pumpkin Beef Stew

There's nothing more comforting than a bowl of beef stew—unless, of course, it's a steaming hot beef stew loaded with lots and lots of barley. Now this is comfort food at its best—a bowl of stew robust enough to be a meal on its own. Rinsing the barley will help remove any dust, dirt or debris. —Colleen Delawder, Herndon, Virginia
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Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast Exps Ft20 250448 F 0313 1 1

Easy Slow-Cooker Pot Roast

I love this easy pot roast Crock-Pot recipe for a couple of reasons. First, it's delicious. Second, it's easy! I can't describe the feeling of walking into my house after work and smelling this dish that's been simmering in the slow cooker all day. There's nothing better. —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor
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Oven Fried Chicken Drumsticks Exps Ff20 167360 B02 25 2b 2

Oven-Fried Chicken Drumsticks

This fabulous recipe uses Greek yogurt to create an amazing marinade that makes the chicken incredibly moist. No one will guess that it has been lightened up and is not even fried! — Kim Wallace, Dennison, Ohio
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Grilled Mahi Mahi

Instead of grilling out the usual hamburgers or chicken breasts, prepare this grilled mahi mahi and reel in raves! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Slow Cooked Ropa Vieja Exps Tohescodr20 239047 E02 11 4b 3

Slow-Cooked Ropa Vieja

I traveled to Cuba a few years back and experienced some of the best food imaginable. One staple dish stuck out more than the rest, and that was ropa vieja. I had multiple variations, and when I returned home, I began to experiment making ropa vieja in the slow cooker. I went through roughly 5 trials before coming to this recipe. —Joshua Boyer, Traverse City, Michigan
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Turkey Tenderloin And Root Veggie Sheet Pan Supper Exps Tohescodr20 214331 B02 19 2b 1

Turkey and Root Veggie Sheet-Pan Dinner

My family loves this turkey sheet-pan dinner. I used ingredients I had on hand, including bacon, which lends a nice smoky flavor. It's so quick and easy to prepare. —Susan Bickta, Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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Sheet Pan Taco Turkey Meat Loaf Exps Tohescodr20 53851 B02 19 4b 12

Taco Turkey Meat Loaf

After buying a supersized package of ground turkey, I made this spicy taco turkey meat loaf using what I had on hand. It's now become a family favorite! I serve it for tailgating parties and it's delicious the next day for sandwiches. —Holly Battiste, Barrington, New Jersey
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Vegetarian Chili

Vegetarian skillet chili screams comfort food to me. This recipe makes me feel warm and fuzzy, and it's loved by both my vegetarian and non-vegetarian friends. —Casey Hill, London, United Kingdom
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Easy Citrus Seafood Salad Exps Tohjj20 242786 E02 05 1b 6

Easy Seafood Salad

This super simple, deceptively delicious recipe was inspired by a seafood salad I had in the Bahamas that featured conch. I substituted crab and shrimp for the conch and like it even more! —Cindy Heyd, Edmond, Oklahoma
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Dilly Chickpea Salad Sandwiches Exps Tohjj20 190103 B02 06 10b 24

Dilly Chickpea Salad Sandwiches

These chickpea salad sandwiches are super flavorful and contain less fat and cholesterol than chicken salad. They make delightful picnic sandwiches. —Deanna McDonald, Muskegon, Michigan
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Lemon Garlic Turkey Breast Exps Qebz20 161052 B01 28 5b 8

Lemon-Garlic Turkey Breast

It's simple to prepare a main dish that easily morphs into tender slices of lunch meat. This turkey breast is hearty, healthy and easy to make!—Sandra Hall, Decatur, Texas
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Jamaican Jerk Turkey Wraps Exps Qebz20 32284 E01 24 4b 3

Jamaican Jerk Turkey Wraps

After tasting these spicy wraps at a neighborhood party, I got the recipe. The grilled turkey tenderloin and light jalapeno dressing make them a hit. —Mary Ann Dell, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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Slow Cooked Hungarian Goulash Exps Qebz20 30961 E01 30 1b 12

Slow-Cooked Hungarian Goulash

The tasty family dish boasts a rich creamy sauce certain to satisfy goulash lovers. I enjoy sharing recipes with friends and family and this one's great for potluck suppers, too. Garnish with fresh parsley for flavor and color. —Jackie Kohn, Duluth, Minnesota
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Pesto Vegetable Pizza Exps Qebz20 26064 E01 24 3b 1

Pesto Vegetable Pizza

My family loves pizza, but we rarely have it delivered since I created this fresh and flavorful version. Always a winner in my house, it is a fast and delicious meal that even my young son looks forward to. --Kate Selner of Lino Lakes, Minnesota.
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Hawaiian Pork Chops Exps Qebz20 25004 B01 24 7b 26

Hawaiian Pork Chops

Looking for a great last-minute meal when friends drop in? Hampton, Virginia's Michelle Cavalier recommends one of her husband's sweet-and-sour favorites. “This is so easy, tastes just like Hawaiian pizza, and I usually have all ingredients on hand.”
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Country-Style Pork Loin

This pork roast is so moist and tender that it melts in your mouth. My son puts it at the top of his list of favorite foods. We like it with mashed potatoes. —Corina Flansberg, Carson City, Nevada
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Ginger Pork Stir Fry Exps Qebz20 17024 E01 23 3b 2

Ginger Pork Stir-Fry

My recipe box is full of delicious pork recipes, but this fast-to-fix stir-fry really stands out from the rest. My family loves the citrus glaze that coats the tender pork and vegetables. Ginger, garlic and orange juice provide its terrific taste. —Jackie Hannahs, Cedar Springs, Michigan
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Pressure Cooker Pineapple Chicken Exps Ft20 232819 F 0213 1 18

Pressure-Cooker Pineapple Chicken

We love Hawaiian-style chicken in a slow cooker, but sometimes we need something that comes together fast! We tweaked our favorite recipe and came up with this Instant Pot pineapple chicken for a quick and easy weeknight dinner. Add a side salad for a complete meal. —Courtney Stultz, Weir, Kansas
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Air Fryer Low Carb Pork Chops Exps Ft20 245833 F 0211 1 2

Air-Fryer Pork Chops

These air-fryer pork chops get their rich flavor from Creole seasoning and Parmesan cheese. Bonus: They're low in carbs, too! —Dawn Parker, Surrey, British Columbia
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Baked Chicken Chimichangas Exps Ft20 35504 F 0211 1 23

Baked Chicken Chimichangas

I developed this quick and easy recipe through trial and error. I used to garnish it with sour cream, too, but I eliminated it in order to lighten the recipe. My friends all love it when I cook these chimichangas, and they're much healthier than deep-fried. —Rickey Madden, Clinton, South Carolina
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Brunswick Stew Exps Ft20 4170 F 0207 1 10

Brunswick Stew

Brunswick stew dates back to the 1860s, when it was served as a complete meal. We now use it as an accompaniment to barbecues. It is delicious picnic fare when served with country ribs, coleslaw or potato salad. When I make this stew, I double the recipe and freeze small portions so we can enjoy it at several meals. —Alyce Ray, Forest Park, Georgia
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Slow Cooker Butter Chicken Exps Ft20 192992 F 0204 1 4

Slow-Cooker Butter Chicken

I spent several years in Malaysia eating a variety of Middle Eastern and Southeast Asian food. This was one of my favorite dishes! There are many versions of butter chicken, but this is similar to the Middle Eastern version I had. —Shannon Copley, Upper Arlington, Ohio
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Pressure Cooker Loaded Chicken Veggie Soup Exps Ft20 191181 F 0124 1 10

Pressure Cooker Loaded Chicken Veggie Soup

When someone at our house gets sick, I whip up this quick and easy chicken soup. It resembles chicken noodle, but uses a variety of veggies instead of noodles for even more nutrition. Plus, if you use a pressure cooker or slow cooker, it makes meal prep even simpler! — Courtney Stultz, Weir, Kansas
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Texan Ranch Chicken Casserole Exps Ft20 44393 F 0124 1 25

Texan Ranch Chicken Casserole

Every time I serve this creamy chicken ranch casserole, it gets rave reviews. The recipe was passed down to me and is so good! It's really easy to make, freezes well and has just a touch of heat. If your family likes more, add some jalapenos! —Kendra Doss, Smithville, Missouri
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Carrot And Lentil Chili  Exps Thedscodr20 241396 B01 10 2b 2

Carrot and Lentil Chili

I make this lentil chili in the fall or spring. I love the satisfying combination of fresh bright orange carrots and hearty earthy lentils. Filled with flavor and color, it leaves me energized and nourished. It's also affordable and a terrific way to fit in more veggies and legumes. I serve this with yogurt, sour cream or plant-based cheese. It also makes a fun dip for your favorite crackers or cubes of bread. —Rebekah Ranes, Sedona, Arizona
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Moroccan Lamb Lettuce Wraps Exps Thedscodr20 239368 B01 10 5b 4

Moroccan Lamb Lettuce Wraps

I am a huge fan of both Moroccan lamb and lettuce wraps. This combination—with the creamy dressing and crunchy cucumber—makes a tasty slow-cooked dish. The wine and chili powder add even more flavor elements. —Arlene Erlbach, Morton Grove, Illinois
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Slow Cooker Honey Teriyaki Chicken Exps Scmbzs20 193033 E01 17 3b 24

Slow-Cooker Teriyaki Chicken

This slow-cooker teriyaki chicken is a snap to whip up on a workday, and it tastes just like Chinese takeout! My kids love it, and they don’t even know it’s healthy. —Rachel Ruiz, Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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Chicken Tomatillo Soup

I had tomatillos to use and wanted to make something more exquisite than salsa verde. I combined two favorite recipes, added my own special touches and made chicken tomatillo soup. Feel free to add cayenne pepper or Tabasco sauce to spice it up. —Katrina Krumm, Apple Valley, Minnesota
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Chicken Breasts with Melon Relish

This tropical-tasting melon relish is sweet and very flavorful. It tastes so good with the tender chicken breasts and is perfect for summer. —Roxanne Chan, Albany, California
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Tuna Burgers Exps Sdfm17 925 C10 06 2b Basedon 1

Air-Fryer Tuna Burgers

My family was accustomed to traditional beef burgers before trying these fried tuna patties. At first they were hesitant, but all skepticism disappeared after one bite of this delicious air-fryer recipe. —Kim Stoller, Smithville, Ohio
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Moroccan Vegetarian Stew Exps Ft20 49877 F 0108 1 5

Moroccan Vegetarian Stew

This fragrant, spicy chickpea stew can be served over couscous or with warm pita bread. Try topping this Moroccan dish with a dollop of yogurt or sour cream to cool it down. —Sonya Labbe, West Hollywood, California
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Leftover Turkey Croquettes Exps Tgckbz1 133447 D05 03 2b Basedon 1

Air-Fryer Turkey Croquettes

I grew up with a family that looked forward to Thanksgiving leftovers. But we didn't just reheat turkey and spuds in the microwave—we took our culinary creativity to a new level with recipes like these air-fryer turkey croquettes. Serve them with a crisp green salad for an unforgettable meal. —Meredith Coe, Charlottesville, Virginia
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Vegetarian Enchilada Bake Exps Ft20 41796 F 0108 1 11

Vegetarian Enchilada Bake

I’ve had this vegetarian enchilada bake recipe for years. You’ll enjoy the delicious Tex-Mex flavors so much that you won't even miss the meat. —Barbara Stelluto, Devon, Pennsylvania
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Curry Coconut Chicken Exps Cf2bz20 245717 B12 11 7b 15

Slow-Cooker Coconut Curry Chicken

My husband and I love this slow-cooker coconut curry chicken! It’s a breeze to prepare and it tastes just like a meal you’d have at your favorite Indian or Thai restaurant. —Andi Kauffman, Beavercreek, Oregon
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Pressure Cooker Mexican Stuffed Peppers Exps Cf2bz20 245423 E12 12 4b 1

Pressure-Cooker Mexican Stuffed Peppers

These pressure-cooker stuffed peppers get a southwestern twist! The filling also makes a delicious meat loaf that we like cold as a sandwich with cheddar cheese, mayo and salsa. —Traci Wynne, Denver, Pennsylvania
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Air Fryer Almond Chicken Exps Cf2bz20 235841 B12 11 3b 18

Air-Fryer Almond Chicken

My husband bought an air fryer about six months ago, after seeing one on television. We have used it at least twice a week and love how delicious the food has been. The chicken recipes that we have tried are especially good because of how moist the meat remains. We started a low-carb diet and did not want to use bread crumbs, so we tried the chicken with almonds. It is a favorite now. —Pamela Shank, Parkersburg, West Virginia
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Grilled Jerk Shrimp Orzo Salad Exps Cf2bz20 48862 B12 12 3b 4

Grilled Jerk Shrimp Orzo Salad

The heat, seasonings and appearance of this colorful main-dish salad are perfect for summer—or any time of year that you want to summon memories of sunshine. —Eileen Budnyk, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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Grilled Pepper Jack Chicken Sandwiches Exps Cf2bz20 42960 B12 04 2b 5

Grilled Pepper Jack Chicken Sandwiches

Basic, yet packed with flavor, this sandwich gets a kick from zesty cheese and savory bacon. It's a great meal for summer days. —Linda Foreman, Locust Grove, Oklahoma
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Turkey Spinach Salad With Maple Dressing Exps Cf2bz20 40327 E12 06 5b 5

Turkey Spinach Salad with Maple Dressing

"My husband and I love to hike in New England," writes Jessica Gerschitz of Jericho, New York. "The maple syrup in Vermont is wonderful, and we always bring some home to extend the vacation spirit. This recipe I created reminds us of those lovely days."
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Lauren's Bouillabaisse

This golden-colored soup is brimming with an assortment of seafood and is paired with savory, colorful sourdough toast with spread.— Lauren Covas, New Brunswick, New Jersey
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Flavorful Salmon Fillets

Compliments are a sure thing when I fix these fabulous salmon fillets. A tasty marinade pumps up the flavor and keeps them moist and tender. —Krista Frank, Rhododendron, Oregon
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Honey-Dijon Chicken Salad

This delightful main-dish salad has an easy dressing that lends a sweet-tangy flavor to the mix. "You can add or take away vegetables to suit your taste," notes Janelle Hensley of Harrisonburg, Virginia.
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Goat Cheese And Spinach Stuffed Chicken Exps Toham20 198868 E10 30 3b 2

Goat Cheese and Spinach Stuffed Chicken

This spinach-stuffed chicken breast recipe is special to me because it has so much flavor, yet not too many calories. I love Italian food, but most of the time it is too heavy. This is a healthy twist on an Italian dish! —Nicole Stevens, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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Spicy Turkey Stir Fry With Noodles Exps Toham20 191520 B11 13 3b 19

Spicy Turkey Stir Fry with Noodles

I created this ground turkey stir-fry recipe when I began my journey to get fit. Eating well always sounded bland and boring, so I wanted to bring life to the world of healthy eating. I think I did it with this spicy dish. —Jermell Clark, Desert Hot Springs, California
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Portobello And Chickpea Sheet Pan Supper Exps Toham20 233622 E11 06 2b 4

Portobello and Chickpea Sheet-Pan Supper

This is a fantastic meatless dinner or an amazing side dish. It works well with a variety of sheet-pan-roasted vegetables. We enjoy using zucchini or squash in the summer, and you can also change up the herbs in the dressing. —Elisabeth Larsen, Pleasant Grove, Utah
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Beef Suya Exps Ft19 89779 F 1119 1 6

Beef Suya

My Nigerian brother-in-law introduced me to beef suya, a very spicy street food that's popular in western Africa. I was intrigued when I found out the spice rub is made from ground peanuts and a blend of different seasonings. After lots of experimenting, I came up with my own version. —Elena Iorga, Irvine, California
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Matzo Ball Soup Exps Ft19 41673 F 1119 1 2

Matzo Ball Soup

This traditional matzo ball soup recipe is worth the extra effort. If you prefer, you can add egg noodles instead of matzo balls to this Jewish chicken soup. —Julia Sherman, New Market, Tennessee
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Beefy Cabbage Bean Stew Exps Ssmz20 109535 B10 25 1b 10

Beefy Cabbage Bean Stew

While we were on one of our small-group quilting retreats, one of my friends made this wonderful recipe for dinner. We all loved it and have since passed it around for others to enjoy—now I'm passing it on to you. —Melissa Glancy, La Grange, Kentucky
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Lime And Dill Chimichurri Shrimp Exps Toham20 91004 B10 29 6b 12

Lime and Dill Chimichurri Shrimp

Chimichurri is a very popular condiment in Argentina and Uruguay and is most often used as a dipping sauce or a marinade for meats. My chimichurri shrimp version incorporates dill and lime, which give it a brighter flavor, making it ideal for spring and summer entertaining. —Bonnie Landy, Castro Valley, California
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Spring Essence Soup With Pistou Exps Ssmz20 65884 B04 10 2b 8

Spring Essence Soup with Pistou

I went outside the last part of April and picked what I had available in the garden. I found oregano, leeks, asparagus and rhubarb. This became the base for an essence-of-spring recipe. The rhubarb adds a citrus flavor; which is balanced by the nutty, earthy pistou. It is truly a layering of flavors. —Laurie Bock, Lynden, Washington
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Contest Winning Greek Pasta Bake Exps Hrca20 33152 E10 08 1b 4

Contest-Winning Greek Pasta Bake

I've taken this hot dish to potlucks and it's received rave reviews. There's never a morsel left. Best of all, it's a simple, healthy and hearty supper made with ingredients that are easy to find. —Anne Taglienti, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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Instant Pot Corn Chowder Exps Ft19 246256 F 1022 1

Instant Pot Corn Chowder

Enjoy this chowder’s rich, slow-simmered flavor in record time by using an Instant Pot. Corn chowder is a classic staple, with its hearty flavors of creamy sweet corn, bacon crumbles, shredded cheddar cheese and chopped parsley. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Slow Cooker Country Captain Chicken  Exps Thso18 220748 B04 20 2b 5

Slow-Cooker Country Captain Chicken

Legend has it that the recipe for country captain chicken was brought to Georgia in the early 1800s by a British sea captain. Although it's traditional to serve this over rice, it's also delicious with noodles or mashed potatoes. —Suzanne Banfield, Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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California Roll Wraps Exps Tohfm20 133497 B09 27 4b 3

California Roll Wraps

I love the California rolls I get at sushi restaurants and wanted to capture those flavors in a sandwich I could take to work. I started with the standard ingredients, added a few others and came up with a hit. —Mary Pax-Shipley, Bend, Oregon
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Lemon Chicken Rice Soup Exps Ssmz20 151442 E10 08 3b 4

Lemon Chicken & Rice Soup

Years ago, I fell hard for a lemony Greek soup at Panera Bread. It was just a special back then, but I re-created it at home so we could eat it whenever a craving hit! —Kristin Cherry, Bothell, Washington
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Curried Beef Stew

My mother, who was Japanese, made a dish very similar to this. After a lot of experimenting, I came up with a version that is very close to the one she used to make. This beef curry stew recipe is special to me because it brings back memories of her. —Gloria Gowins, Massillon, Ohio

Emily Racette Parulski
Emily Racette Parulski is a Senior Editor for Taste of Home, specializing in email newsletters. When she’s not writing about food, she’s baking something sweet to feed her chocolate obsession.