Are you tired of ordering takeout night after night? We’ve all been there. But fear not, because we have the solution for you. Introducing a collection of easy dishes that will save you from the dreaded takeout menu. Get ready to say goodbye to greasy bags and hello to homemade deliciousness. This is your chance to impress yourself, and maybe even your friends and family, with mouthwatering meals that are a breeze to make. Get ready to become a kitchen hero, without all the fuss and hassle. It’s time to take control of your dinner destiny and rediscover the joy of cooking. So roll up your sleeves, grab your apron, and let’s dive into this awesome collection of easy dishes that will make takeout a thing of the past.

Rigatoni alla vodka on a white bowl with a fork.
Copycat Rigatoni alla Vodka. Photo credit: Dinner by Heather.

Tacos Dorados

Two bowls of Copycat Cracker Barrel Chicken and Dumplins.
Tacos Dorados. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

If you’re craving the flavors of Mexico, these Tacos Dorados are a must-try. With crispy, golden shells and savory fillings, this recipe is a delicious twist on the classic taco. You’ll be transported to the streets of Mexico with every bite.
Get the Recipe: Tacos Dorados

Mediterranean Grilled Shrimp

A platter of sheet pan lemon-rosemary chicken with lemon slices, herbs, and garnished with cherry tomatoes.
Mediterranean Grilled Shrimp. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Transport yourself to the shores of the Mediterranean with these succulent Grilled Shrimp. Bursting with fresh flavors and juicy goodness, this dish is a delightful way to enjoy the taste of summer.
Get the Recipe: Mediterranean Grilled Shrimp

Beefy John Wayne Casserole

A slice of beefy John Wayne casserole on a plate.
Beefy John Wayne Casserole. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Saddle up for a satisfying meal with this Beefy John Wayne Casserole. Packed with hearty ingredients and bold flavors, this dish is a tribute to the rugged spirit of the Wild West.
Get the Recipe: Beefy John Wayne Casserole

Slow Cooker Porcupine Meatballs

A plate of porcupine meatballs covered in tomato sauce and garnished with fresh basil.
Slow Cooker Porcupine Meatballs. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

For a stress-free dinner, look no further than these Slow Cooker Porcupine Meatballs. With minimal prep and maximum flavor, this cozy meal is perfect for busy weeknights. Let your slow cooker do the work while you enjoy a comforting and hearty dish.
Get the Recipe: Slow Cooker Porcupine Meatballs

Pizza Pasta Salad

A platter of pizza pasta salad served on a white rectangular dish.
Pizza Pasta Salad. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

Indulge in the best of Italian and American cuisine with this delectable Pizza Pasta Salad. Packed with the familiar flavors of pizza, this dish is a refreshing take on traditional pasta salad. This recipe is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser for any occasion.
Get the Recipe: Pizza Pasta Salad

Copycat HelloFresh Crispy Shallot Pork Croquettes

Copycat HelloFresh Crispy Shallot Croquettes on a white plate with tomatoes and broccoli.
Copycat HelloFresh Crispy Shallot Pork Croquettes. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

If you’re a fan of crispy and savory delights, you must try this Copycat HelloFresh Crispy Shallot Pork Croquettes. These golden-brown bites are the epitome of comfort food, with a tantalizing crunch and a burst of flavor in every bite.
Get the Recipe: Copycat HelloFresh Crispy Shallot Pork Croquettes

Air Fryer Chicken Cordon Bleu

A plate of Salisbury steak with gravy on mashed potatoes, and a side of peas on a white square dish.
Air Fryer Chicken Cordon Bleu. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

Experience the classic flavors of French cuisine with a modern twist in these Air Fryer Chicken Cordon Bleu. Indulge in the rich and satisfying combination of tender chicken, savory ham, and melted cheese—all without the guilt of deep frying.
Get the Recipe: Air Fryer Chicken Cordon Bleu

Chinese Chicken Salad

A bowl of Chinese chicken salad with shredded chicken, snap peas, carrots, and peppers, accompanied by a bottle of dressing on the side.
Chinese Chicken Salad. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

Elevate your salad game with this vibrant and flavorful Chinese Chicken Salad. Packed with fresh ingredients and a zesty dressing, this salad is a delightful balance of crunch and sweetness. It’s the perfect dish to welcome the flavors of the Far East to your table.
Get the Recipe: Chinese Chicken Salad

Carne Molida: Mexican Ground Beef

A plate of Mexican carne molida with lime wedges served on a wooden table with a striped cloth on the side.
Carne Molida: Mexican Ground Beef. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Feast on the rich and robust flavors of Mexican cuisine with Carne Molida: Mexican Ground Beef. This versatile and comforting dish can be enjoyed in tacos, burritos, or simply on its own. With its warm spices and savory goodness, this recipe is a celebration of the heartwarming flavors of Mexico.
Get the Recipe: Carne Molida: Mexican Ground Beef

Copycat Maggiano’s Little Italy Sausage & Peppers

A plate of Copycat Maggiano’s Little Italy Sausage & Peppers sprinkled with chopped herbs.
Copycat Maggiano’s Little Italy Sausage & Peppers. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

Experience the heartwarming flavors of Italy with this Copycat Maggiano’s Little Italy Sausage & Peppers. With its savory sausages and colorful peppers, this dish offers a taste of the Italian countryside. This recipe is a celebration of simple yet satisfying Italian flavors.
Get the Recipe: Copycat Maggiano’s Little Italy Sausage & Peppers

Grilled Chicken Caprese Sandwich

A bowl of Mediterranean orzo salad on a black plate.
Grilled Chicken Caprese Sandwich. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Savor the flavors of summer with this Grilled Chicken Caprese Sandwich. Layers of juicy chicken, fresh tomatoes, and creamy mozzarella create a delightful symphony of flavors. Whether enjoyed at a picnic or a cozy lunch at home, this sandwich is a celebration of the vibrant tastes of the Mediterranean.
Get the Recipe: Grilled Chicken Caprese Sandwich

Turkey à la King

A plate with a Turkey à la King and salad on it.
Turkey à la King. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Delight in the comforting flavors and textures of this Turkey à la King. With its creamy sauce and tender turkey, this dish is a satisfying and homely choice for any meal. Whether served over rice, pasta, or toast, this recipe is an inviting and heartwarming addition to any family dinner.
Get the Recipe: Turkey à la King

Copycat Il Fornaio Rigatoni Alla Vodka

A hand holding a fork over a bowl of Fornaio Rigatoni Alla Vodka on a wooden table.
Copycat Il Fornaio Rigatoni Alla Vodka. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

Indulge in the rich and creamy goodness of this Copycat Il Fornaio Rigatoni Alla Vodka. This dish is a delightful union of Italian pasta and a luscious vodka-infused tomato cream sauce. Experience the comforting flavors of Italy with every indulgent bite of this beloved classic.
Get the Recipe: Copycat Il Fornaio Rigatoni Alla Vodka

Chicken Piccata

A platter of pizza pasta salad served on a white rectangular dish.
Chicken Piccata. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

Treat your taste buds to the bright and zesty flavors of this Chicken Piccata. With its tender chicken and vibrant lemon sauce, this dish offers a delightful burst of freshness in every bite. Whether enjoyed at a casual dinner or a special occasion, this recipe is a celebration of simple and satisfying Italian flavors.
Get the Recipe: Chicken Piccata

Baja Fish Tacos

A plate with a Turkey à la King and salad on it.
Baja Fish Tacos. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Embark on a culinary journey to the sunny shores of Baja with these tantalizing Baja Fish Tacos. Delight in the crispy texture of the fish and the vibrant flavors of fresh salsa and slaw, all nestled in a warm tortilla. This recipe captures the essence of coastal cuisine and is a delightful way to bring the flavors of the sea to your table.
Get the Recipe: Baja Fish Tacos

Skillet Gnocchi with Sausage & Broccoli Rabe

Shrimp skewers on a white plate with lemon wedges.
Skillet Gnocchi with Sausage & Broccoli Rabe. Photo credit: Grill What You Love.

Experience the comforting and hearty flavors of Italy with this Skillet Gnocchi with Sausage & Broccoli Rabe. This one-pot wonder is a celebration of rich and savory flavors, creating a satisfying and inviting meal. Whether enjoyed as a cozy dinner or shared with friends, this dish is a delightful addition to any Italian-inspired menu.
Get the Recipe: Skillet Gnocchi with Sausage & Broccoli Rabe

Diner Style Salisbury Steak

A plate of Salisbury steak with gravy on mashed potatoes, and a side of peas on a white square dish.
Diner Style Salisbury Steak. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

Indulge in the timeless diner classic with this Diner Style Salisbury Steak. With its rich gravy and tender beef patties, this dish is a comforting and satisfying choice for any meal. Whether served with mashed potatoes or over egg noodles, this recipe is a delightful reminder of the heartwarming flavors of home-cooked comfort food.
Get the Recipe: Diner Style Salisbury Steak

Cuban Sandwich Casserole

A plate of Mexican carne molida with lime wedges served on a wooden table with a striped cloth on the side.
Cuban Sandwich Casserole. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Transport your taste buds to the lively streets of Cuba with this Cuban Sandwich Casserole. Packed with the savory flavors of ham, pork, pickles, and mustard, this dish offers a delightful homage to the famous Cuban sandwich. Whether enjoyed at a potluck or a casual family dinner, this recipe is a celebration of bold and satisfying flavors.
Get the Recipe: Cuban Sandwich Casserole

Steak & Pasta Salad

A hand holding a fork over a bowl of Fornaio Rigatoni Alla Vodka on a wooden table.
Steak & Pasta Salad. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

Bring together the best of steak and pasta in this refreshing Steak & Pasta Salad. With juicy steak, tender pasta, and crisp veggies, this dish is a delightful symphony of textures and flavors. Whether served as a meal on its own or as a side dish, this recipe is a refreshing take on classic steak and pasta dishes.
Get the Recipe: Steak & Pasta Salad

Chicken Stir Fry

Kung Pao Chicken in a bowl with a bowl of rice in the background.
Chicken Stir Fry. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

Embrace the sizzling and savory flavors of Asia with this hearty Chicken Stir Fry. Packed with tender chicken and vibrant vegetables, this dish offers a delightful balance of flavors and textures. Whether enjoyed over rice or noodles, this recipe is a comforting and satisfying addition to any Asian-inspired menu.
Get the Recipe: Chicken Stir Fry

Brisket Fried Rice

A plate of cottage cheese toast with blueberries, next to a honey dipper.
Brisket Fried Rice. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

Experience the comforting flavors and generous textures of Brisket Fried Rice. Packed with succulent brisket and savory rice, this dish offers a delightful medley of flavors and textures. Whether enjoyed as a standalone meal or as a side dish, this recipe is a celebration of hearty and satisfying comfort food.
Get the Recipe: Brisket Fried Rice

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