Our 80 Best Dinner Recipes · i am a food blog
Are you bored of the same dinners? Enjoy our best dinner recipes, categorized for you. 8 super easy dinner recipes Recipes for when you can not, but you still have standards. 8 Asian dinner recipes Authentic, Fun, Hassle-Free Asian Dinner Recipes One of the best comfort foods on this planet is now made super easy […]

Are you bored of the same dinners? Enjoy our best dinner recipes, categorized for you.

8 super easy dinner recipes

Recipes for when you can not, but you still have standards.

8 Asian dinner recipes

Authentic, Fun, Hassle-Free Asian Dinner Recipes

One Pot Hainanese Chicken Rice |  www.iamafoodblog.com

One of the best comfort foods on this planet is now made super easy and unique, yet still deeply authentic.

Malaysian Chicken Coconut Curry |  www.iamafoodblog.com

Super comforting Malaysian chicken curry. The coconut and spoonful curry sauce on rice is so good.

Roasted Chicken and Potatoes with Honey from Gochujang |  www.iamafoodblog.com

Lightly spicy and slightly sweet Korean-inspired chicken with creamy and crispy roasted potatoes

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A comforting spicy stew with spam, sausage, tofu, mushrooms and ramen noodles.

Ginger and Onion Stir-Fry |  www.iamafoodblog.com

This super easy 7 ingredient ginger beef stir-fry is the answer to what's for dinner tonight

Chicken with Thai basil |  www.iamafoodblog.com

This quick and easy Thai classic is just the right amount of spicy stir-fry for incredible taste with minimal work. You can also prepare it with ground turkey.

Taiwanese Fried Chicken |  www.iamafoodblog.com

Whip up that super crunchy and absolutely addicting snack with our ultimate guide to Taiwanese chicken popcorn, one of the best fried chickens on the planet.

Malaysian Chicken Satay |  www.iamafoodblog.com

Try these juicy charred bright yellow chicken skewers begging to be dipped in a creamy hazelnut sauce.

8 pasta dinner recipes

Pasta for dinner is never a bad choice, especially if you're looking for that little something special.

Lemon and Date Pasta |  www.iamafoodblog.com

If you want a stress-free and reliable but still special evening, this creamy lemon pasta is for you.

Vodka sauce |  www.iamafoodblog.com

The perfect, not-so-fancy but still a little fancy, weekday dinner of your dreams, consisting of vodka, pasta and cheese.

Bone Marrow Ragu |  www.iamafoodblog.com

This Umbrian-inspired sauce is bright and cheerful with beef, sausage, bone marrow and hints of rosemary.

Spaghetti-Os and mini homemade meatballs |  www.iamafoodblog.com

A slightly grown-up version of the Spaghetti-Bone you grew up eating.

Ragù with sage and chicken liver |  www.iamafoodblog.com

If you love pâté, you'll love this inexpensive, authentic Italian sauce that makes in minutes.

Super Creamy Cacio e Pepe |  www.iamafoodblog.com

This extra creamy cacio e pepe is perfect when you're craving mac and cheese but trying to grow up too.

Pasta alla Norcina |  www.iamafoodblog.com

This sausage and cream pasta tastes so good you'll never believe it's ready in 10 minutes.

Ragu di prosciutto |  www.iamafoodblog.com

If you love proscuitto, you'll love this Modena take on ragu with pork, proscuitto and mozzarella.

8 Chinese dinner recipes

Your favorite Chinese food, well prepared, usually faster than takeout.

8 Mainly Meat-Focused Chicken Dinner Recipes

When you just need a massive protein hit, these recipes have you covered.

Baked Chicken Al Pastor Tacos |  www.iamafoodblog.com

This al pastor sauce is the easiest sauce to make and keep in the fridge when the cravings for al pastor strike.

Char Siu really easy (Chinese barbecue pork) |  www.iamafoodblog.com

Missing some Chinese barbecue pork? Try to make this easy char siu at home!

Barbacoa |  www.iamafoodblog.com

Juicy, tender and tender beef coated in a savory red chili sauce with a little hint of spice and a huge touch of flavor.

Chicken with lemon and pepper and couscous |  www.iamafoodblog.com

If you are looking for a tasty and healthy dinner, here is the answer.

Creamy Mushroom Chicken with Dijon Mustard |  www.iamafoodblog.com

This creamy one-pan chicken with mushrooms and Dijon mustard is a quick and easy dinner packed with flavor.

Juiciest Baked Chicken Thighs |  www.iamafoodblog.com

Perfect Pantry Juicy Cooked Chicken Thighs, Every Time!

Steak and fries of the week |  www.iamafoodblog.com

Pepper, cream of mustard, garlic mushroom, coconut curry and Japanese chimichurri.

Braised beef in the bourguignon oven |  www.iamafoodblog.com

Braised bones in the oven in beef ribs in red wine and beef broth with garlic, onions and carrots.

8 Vietnamese dinner recipes

Super tasty, fresh and complex dinners.

Vietnamese Beef Bo Kho |  www.iamafoodblog.com

Warm, comforting and familiar, like snuggling up in your favorite cozy blanket on a cold night.

Vietnamese beef with lemongrass |  www.iamafoodblog.com

Lemongrass smoked beef, served on a salad of fresh herbs and cold vermicelli with fish sauce vinaigrette.

Vietnamese Goi Ga Chicken Salad |  www.iamafoodblog.com

This lively and crispy Vietnamese chicken salad is perfect for summer or winter. Bonus: it's an amazing taco filling.

Lemongrass Beef Salad |  www.iamafoodblog.com

These guys were so good we did them while camping. Fresh, bright and satisfying.

Grilled Chicken with Garlic and Shallots |  www.iamafoodblog.com

Our secret recipe for chicken, sweet and savory and delicious, grilled or pan-fried, on rice or in wraps.

Air Fryer Vietnamese Chicken Wings |  www.iamafoodblog.com

Light, crunchy, sweet, salty and addicting, you won't believe these Vietnamese chicken wings came out of an air fryer.

Vietnamese Chicken Curry |  www.iamafoodblog.com

This super easy weekday Vietnamese coconut chicken curry is the perfect dish to spice up your dinner.

Vietnamese Caramelized Pork Belly Pasta |  www.iamafoodblog.com

Caramelized pork belly, freshly cracked black pepper and al dente pasta make for a very comforting bowl.

8 noodle dinner recipes

Because, like us, you live #thatnoodlelife.

8 recipes for dinner

When you want to go all out and do something special.

8 keto friendly dinner recipes

These delicious keto friendly dinners will make you say, carbs? what carbohydrates?

Low Carb Bolognese with Shirataki Noodles |  www.iamafoodblog.com

Bolognese sauce with a mixture of beef and pork and the extra fat from butter and cream makes for an extra high, low carb meal.

Thai Red Curry Noodle Soup |  www.iamafoodblog.com

Creamy, comforting and spicy Thai red curry with shirataki noodles, chicken, green onions, lime and cilantro.

Chicken Souvlaki with Tzatziki |  www.iamafoodblog.com

Juicy Lemon Garlic Chicken Souvlaki with Tzatziki and Crunchy Crispy Cucumber Salad.

Pork Balls Piri Piri Weeknight |  www.iamafoodblog.com

The low-carb, keto piri piri oven-baked meatballs add spice while the chilling yogurt provides a tangy, creamy contrast.

Seared Garlic Mushrooms |  www.iamafoodblog.com

Pure Comfort is a perfect plate of garlic, butter and pan-fried mushrooms.

Chicken Shirataki Noodle Stir-Fry |  www.iamafoodblog.com

Wondering what calorie-free “miracle” shirataki noodles are? All the answers, here!

Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry |  www.iamafoodblog.com

Tasty juicy beef and tender green broccoli in an addicting sauce. Super tasty, quick and low in carbs.

Creamy Lemon Zoodles |  www.iamafoodblog.com

Low-carb zoodles in a creamy and dreamy lemony parmesan sauce.

8 healthy meal recipes

Not always vegetarian, probably not vegan, but still delicious and your daily serving of veggies.

Dinners are the best part of my day and I hope they are yours too!
-Mike



Whether you regularly whip up Michelin-worthy meals at the drop of a hat or your cooking skills are best described as “fine, ” you can always benefit from the helpful little tricks of others. Here, 14 of our friends’, families’ and coworkers’ most-used cooking tips.

There’s a time and a place to whip out that complicated coq au vin recipe you’ve been dying to try. A dinner party isn’t that time. With a new recipe, you’ll likely be chained to the kitchen the whole time, plus, when you’re trying something for the first time, there’s always the possibility that it could go horribly wrong. When cooking for a group, we always err on the side of tried-and-true crowd-pleasers.

You do hours of prep work on an intricate dish, only to be totally disappointed once you taste the final product. Bummer. Instead of putting in all that effort only to be disappointed, taste while you cook. That way, you’ll realize sooner that the dish isn’t tasting how you’d like it to, and you can make all kinds of last-ditch efforts to save it. This doesn’t just work for bad-to-OK meals. Tasting midway through and realizing how perfect a dash of cayenne or a squirt of lemon juice would be can take a great dinner to legendary status.

Plating pasta means tossing some onto a plate and finishing it with a nice dollop of sauce right on the middle, right ? Wrong. Here’s how to take your carbs to the next level : On the stove there should be two pans, one with pasta and one with sauce. Cook the pasta to al dente and transfer it into the sauce. Then, add a little bit of pasta water ( literally just the starchy water the pasta has been cooking in ), which will help the sauce cling to the pasta while also keeping it the right consistency. Perfection.

In the pursuit of the perfect steak, you have to be OK with your kitchen getting a little smoky. That’s because, to get the mouthwatering sear we’re all after, the meat has to be dry and the pan should be pretty damn close to smoking hot. Trust us, it’s worth a few seconds of a blaring alarm.

Most foods are ruined by too much salt. Steak is different. When it comes to seasoning your meat ( before you cook it ), more is more. Use a generous amount of coarse Kosher salt—more than you think you need. Since most cuts of steak are pretty thick, even though you’re using a lot of salt, it’s still only covering the surface.

This one isn’t too complicated. Whether you’re making avocado toast, pizza, fried rice or a burger, the addition of a fried egg on top will not hurt your feelings. Trust us.

This one seems like a no-brainer, but we’ve definitely found ourselves in a situation where we assumed we knew all of the ingredients that went into chocolate chip cookies only to find out that we had about half the required amount of brown sugar. Ugh. tera avoid a mid-cooking grocery-store trip, read the recipe from front to back—carefully—before you start.

Prepping grains in mass quantities is less about taste than convenience. Rice, quinoa and even oatmeal last about a week in the fridge after being cooked. When we’re prepping any one of those, we double up our measurements and store the leftovers, which are then impossibly easy to use up throughout the week. Too tired to make dinner ? Heat up some leftover rice from the fridge and toss an egg on top ( remember ? ). Couldn’t be simpler.

So you fried up a pound of bacon for an indulgent ( read : delicious ) brunch. Great, just make sure you don’t throw out the grease in the pan. Instead, save it in the refrigerator or freezer ( it technically lasts for up to a year, but should be used sooner than that to take full advantage of its flavor ). Then, anytime you’re cooking something you typically prepare in oil, try cooking it in the bacon grease instead. You’ll never want to eat Brussels sprouts the old way again.

You’ve probably heard that whenever a dish is lacking a little something-something, the best thing to do is toss in some salt. But, we have it on good authority that salt isn’t always the answer. When you’re tasting a dish at the end and you think it needs a little oomph, often it just needs a splash of acid ( like lemon juice ) to round out the flavor.

You know the difference between a paring knife and a fillet knife, but do you know how to take care of them ? Or, more importantly, how to use them ? A set of good knives can be the difference between a stressful cooking experience and a great one. First, practice your knife skills. Look up tutorials on YouTube and practice chopping, slicing and julienne-ing. It’s amazing what you can do with your cook time when your prep time is shortened with solid knife skills. Then, once you’ve got your skills down pat, learn how to take care of your set. No one ever achieved kitchen greatness with a dull chef’s knife.

The key to tender, flavorful barbecue and roasts ? Cooking it on a low temperature for a long time. The same doesn’t go for roasting veggies. For crispy, perfectly cooked butternut squash, Brussels sprouts and more, remember the magic number : 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Any lower, and you risk pulling a pan of blah carrots out of the oven. It might seem high, but to get the nice roasted flavor, you need high heat. And while we’re on the subject, stop crowding your veggies in the pan, which will also make them soggy.

You know how just about every cookie recipe suggests that you chill your dough in the refrigerator for at least a few hours, but oftentimes you don’t listen because you just want cookies now ? ! ( Same. ) Unfortunately, this step actually does make a difference. In addition to limiting how much the dough spreads while baking, chilling your dough intensifies the flavors and produces that perfect chewy, crispy texture we know and love.

It won’t do your breath any favors, but never ( ever ) scrimp on garlic. In fact, we typically double the amount a recipe calls for. Apologies to anyone who was planning on kissing us.

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