When it comes to dinner, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Everyone has different tastes and preferences. But luckily, there are plenty of delicious recipes out there to make dinner an enjoyable experience for everyone. Whether you are a vegetarian, a meat-lover, or someone who likes to try new flavors, these recipes for dinner will have something for you. Let’s take a look at some of the best recipes for dinner that you can make in 2023.
Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes and Basil
This simple and delicious dinner is perfect for busy weeknights. Start by preheating the oven to 400°F. Cut a pound of ripe tomatoes into wedges, and mix them with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of salt, and a few grinds of black pepper. Place the tomatoes on a baking sheet and roast for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, cook 12 ounces of your favorite pasta according to package instructions. When the tomatoes are done, toss them with 1/4 cup of chopped fresh basil leaves and 1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese. Drain the pasta and combine it with the roasted tomatoes. Serve with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese and a glass of your favorite red wine.
One-Pan Salmon and Asparagus
This is a great recipe for those who like seafood. Preheat the oven to 425°F. In a large baking dish, combine 1 pound of asparagus spears, 1/2 cup of sliced mushrooms, 1/4 cup of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of dried oregano, 1 teaspoon of garlic powder, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt and pepper. Toss to combine. Place four 6-ounce salmon fillets on top of the vegetables and season with salt and pepper.Roast the salmon and vegetables for 20 minutes. Serve with a side of your favorite rice or a salad.
Easy Veggie Quesadillas
If you are looking for a vegetarian-friendly dinner option, these veggie quesadillas are a great choice. Start by preheating a large skillet over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1/2 cup of diced onion. Cook until the onion is softened, about 5 minutes. Add 1 cup of diced bell peppers and 1/2 cup of corn kernels and cook for another 5 minutes. Add 1/4 teaspoon of salt and pepper. Remove the vegetables from the heat and set aside. To assemble the quesadillas, heat a large skillet over medium heat and lightly grease with oil. Place a large flour tortilla in the skillet and fill it with the cooked vegetables, 1/2 cup of shredded cheese, and a few tablespoons of salsa. Top with another tortilla and cook until the cheese has melted and the bottom tortilla is golden brown. Flip and cook the other side. Cut into wedges and serve with a dollop of sour cream.
Slow Cooker Chicken Curry
This slow cooker chicken curry is a great way to enjoy a flavorful and comforting dinner without much effort. Start by seasoning 2 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken thighs with 1 teaspoon of curry powder, 1 teaspoon of garam masala, 1 teaspoon of ground ginger, 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric, 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper. Place the chicken in a slow cooker and add 1/2 cup of chicken broth, 1 can of coconut milk, 1/4 cup of tomato paste, 1 diced onion, 2 cloves of garlic, 1 diced bell pepper, and 1 diced jalapeño pepper. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours. Serve with steamed rice or naan bread.
This vegan chili is packed with flavor and protein. Start by heating a large pot over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 diced onion. Cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add 2 cloves of minced garlic and cook for another minute. Add 1 can of each: black beans, kidney beans, and diced tomatoes. Add 2 tablespoons of chili powder, 1 tablespoon of cumin, 1 teaspoon of oregano, 1/2 teaspoon of smoked paprika, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Cover and simmer for 25 minutes. Serve with a dollop of vegan sour cream and your favorite toppings.
For an easy weeknight meal, these enchiladas will hit the spot. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1/2 cup of diced onion. Cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add 1 cup of cooked chicken, 1 can of black beans, 1/2 cup of corn, 1/4 cup of diced jalapeño pepper, 1 teaspoon of chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt and pepper. Cook for another 5 minutes and set aside. To assemble the enchiladas, spread 1/2 cup of enchilada sauce in the bottom of a 9×13 inch baking dish. Fill 8 soft corn tortillas with the chicken and bean mixture and roll them up. Place them in the baking dish and top with the remaining enchilada sauce and 1 cup of shredded cheese. Bake for 20 minutes. Serve with a dollop of sour cream and a side of your favorite salsa.
Whether you are looking for a vegetarian-friendly dinner or a classic comfort meal, these recipes for dinner are sure to please. From pasta to enchiladas, there is something for everyone. So get cooking and enjoy these delicious dishes! And remember, as the old saying goes: “A recipe for dinner is not complete without a song in the air”.