Blue Ribbon Main Course Recipes

Add a pinch of fun to your next meal with these beloved main course recipe ideas. Meat and potatoes? You bet! But it doesn’t stop there…


Crock Pot Po' Boys (or Italian Beef) Sandwiches

By Paula Collier
Italian Beef is a popular food in these parts. Great on football Sundays.

Simple Lasagna

By Kitchen Crew
Store-bought sauce and a box of pasta, help this lasagna recipe come together in a snap....

Roasted Pork

By Giana Martino
I usually make this when company comes. The problem is after eating they want to stay!

Crusted Broccoli Mac and Four Cheese Skillet

By Linda BONWILL
This recipe is so simple, easy, and delicious! No time to cook? No worries with this...

Italian Beef -- Fantastico

By Gary Hancq
Family and friends tell me this beats the Best of the Best of those served ...

~ Cassie's Comforting Chicken & Noodles ~

By Cassie *
I made this easy, tasty meal for my mom to help out while ill. She loved...

State Champion Chili Made Easy

By Martha Ray Deen
This chili has the makings of a champion, but it's so simple! You can modify the...

Turkey, Brined and Bagged!

By Candi Hummer
Juicy, full of flavor, and even though it's a 20 pounder, it's gone the day after...

Our Family Crock Pot Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches

By Lana Bade
You will be making these often when you see how easy and delicious this one is....

Mom's Beef Barley Soup

By Deb Lund
I have a family of men and they love this hearty soup. It makes alot...

The BEST Chicken Pot Pie Ever!

By Martha Ray Deen
I get a request from my family to make this dish at LEAST once a month....

Potato Soup With Ham

By Lynne Hawkins
Great way to use leftover ham!

Baked Cream Cheese Spaghetti

By Betty Graves
Cream cheese and spaghetti. Wow! One of my favorite ingredients to cook with is cream cheese....

Baked Dijon Chicken

By Randi Williams
This is a perfect meal for those nights where time is of the essence. Team this...

Crock Pot Mexicali Chicken

By Barbara Perkins
This really easy recipe is a hit with my friends. It has a very good flavor...

Taco Meatloaf

By Holly Black
Out of all the taco meatloaf recipes I have tried, this one is hands down the...

Yang Chow Fried Rice

By Connie "Kiyu" Guerrero
My family would call me an expert when it comes to fried rice. Why? Because I...

Buddy's Crock Pot Spooky White Chili

By Kayla Brunner
My husband and I make this for Halloween and we make hot buttery rolls to go...

Crock Pot French Dip Sandwiches

By Teresa Carter
These sandwiches are SO easy and delicious. We have them at least once a week. The...

Meg's Homemade Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff

By Megan Flores
The perfect comfort food for a night in with the family. We just love it! ***Disclaimer -...

German Style Roast Pork With Caramelized Sauerkraut

By Helene Mulvihill
Something my mom made and I have been making for 25 years. It's my recipe now,...

Homemade Chicken Hot Pockets

By David Henson
I created this out of necessity for something different and something easy to eat at work!

Beef and Snow Peas

By Laurie Roberts
We wanted a yummy, hot comfort meal with all the snow and colder weather here. This...

Bacon Wrapped BBQ Meatloaf Stuffed with Cheese!

By Barbara Kavorkian
This meatloaf is so full of flavor! I did look through many recipes to finally...
28 Fall Quick Breads

28 Fall Quick Breads


These quick bread recipes are bursting with fall flavors! Pumpkin, apple, zucchini, pear, cinnamon, caramel, and more make for lovely and easy bread recipes. As the leaves change, you’ll find yourself in the kitchen making one (or 17) of these quick bread recipes.

Terrific Dishes That Are Made With American Cheese

Terrific Dishes That Are Made With American Cheese


American cheese on a burger is classic. Grilled cheese achieves its optimal gooeyness when American cheese is added. It may not be the fanciest of cheeses (technically it’s pasteurized process American cheese), but many many terrific dishes are made with American cheese. Next time you’re at the deli counter, pick up a pound of sliced […]

How to Make Lasagna

How to Make Lasagna


Lasagna is popular around the world. There are varying opinions of its origin. Many think its infancy is in Greece stemming from the Greek word “laganon” which refers to dough cut in strips. Proud Italians believe it has its roots in Naples, Italy. Others claim the oldest written recipe was found in a British cookbook. […]