Comforting, uncomplicated, and easy to make: That’s exactly how we’d describe this collection of our most popular dinner recipes. In addition to being absolutely delicious, they’re all made with friendly and approachable ingredients, so it’s simple to see why you, our readers, come back to these dishes time and time again.
So, which recipes have you deemed the best of the best? Here, you’ll find familiar classics like pork chops with apples and onions, roast chicken, classic meatloaf, beef Stroganoff, and the delicious Beef Stew that’s pictured right here. All of these are perfect Sunday suppers, and don’t need elaborate side dishes to shine. If you do want to pair them with something tasty, a simple salad and a loaf of crusty bread will do the trick.
You’ll also find an array of casseroles, starting with perhaps the most beloved of American offerings: mac and cheese. Our no-fail recipe explains exactly how to achieve the creamiest, most delicious results; this one’s got serious potential for earning a spot in your regular rotation. Tuna casserole is here, too, as is an eggplant parmesan that’s baked, not fried, but no less tasty. And while a potpie may stretch the definition of a casserole, we’d nevertheless point out that this rendition is worth a shot. Buttery crust, chicken, and gravy—it’s hard to go wrong.
A few more surprising options land on this list, as well: Our readers love our recipe for the convenient and crowd-pleasing Latin-American-style turnovers known as empanadas, ratatouille (a hearty country dish from France’s Provence region that combines seasonal summer vegetables, garlic, and olive oil), and a vegetarian chili that could easily win over skeptics. With its variety of vegetables, a rich tomato base, and just the right amount of spice, you’ll see why it’s one of our most popular recipes.
Next time you’re at a loss for what to make for dinner, come back and consult this list. The numbers don’t lie: These recipes are our reader’s tried and true favorites for good reason!