Midwest Foodie focuses on sharing simple recipes that make it easy to feed your family. Here you'll find family favorite recipes that are filled with flavor and made with simple ingredients.
Reader Favorite Recipes
These are the most popular recipes on Midwest Foodie right now. They are tried and true family favorites - not to mention, DELICIOUS!
Easy Holiday Recipes
Let me take the stress out of the holidays this year with my tried and true, family-favorite holiday recipes! You'll find everything from delicious appetizers, to tasty side dishes, to unique main courses.
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Easy Side Dishes
If you're looking for simple side dishes for the holidays, check out these quick and easy flavorful options!
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These starters are simple, delicious, and the best part is that most of them can be made ahead of time!
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Family Style Dinners
These recipes use accessible ingredients and (mostly) whole foods. So you can feel good about feeding your family a wholesome dinner!
- Easy One-Pot Chicken Tortellini Soup35 minutes
- One Pot Chicken Dumpling Soup (with refrigerated biscuit dough!)40 minutes
- Easy 15-Minute Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets15 minutes
- The Best Smoked Chicken Thighs1 hour 20 minutes
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These easy smoker recipes are perfect for those who are new to using a wood pellet grill but delicious enough for those who have been smoking their favorite foods for years!
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30 Minute Meals
No one loves a 30-minute meal more than me! I try to keep all of my recipes pretty simple and straightforward, but weeknight dinners that can be made from start to finish in less than a half hour are my specialty!
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I love the ease and simplicity of a one-pot meal which means you'll find a lot of them around here! You are going to love these one-pot wonders!
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Easy Pasta Dishes
Pasta is the one dish that my daughter will always eat. And with endless options of sauce and cheese, I never tire of trying new things and incorporating veggies into the mix.
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Easy Soup Recipes
When the temps start to dip, soup becomes a weekly staple in our house! These are our family's favorite quick and easy soup recipes!
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Easy Air Fryer Recipes
These recipes rely on the convenience of the air fryer to get all your favorite main dishes, sides, and appetizers on the table! You may be surprised how many things you can cook right in an air fryer!
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Easy Vegan Recipes
These vegan meals are satisfying, simple, and plant-based! They will fuel you through a busy workday or make it easy to feed your family a healthy, hearty dinner.
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Simple Vegetarian Meals
These vegetarian meals are comfort food at its finest! Of course, sticking with the quick and easy theme of Midwest Foodie, you'll have them on the dinner table in no time!
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Instant Pot & Slow Cooker Recipes
These easy recipes take just minutes of prep and then it's hands-off cook time while you get the important things done!
- 3 Ingredient Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos2 hours 5 minutes
- Creamy Garlic Parmesan Instant Pot Pasta with Broccoli19 minutes
- Creamy Instant Pot Chicken Soup with Rice45 minutes
- Chili Lime Party Meatball Appetizer25 minutes
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Quick Pasta Salads
These pasta salad recipes are quick, easy, and loaded with flavor! Skip the same old boring macaroni salad and bring something unique to the backyard BBQ this year!
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Let me share with you a behind the scenes look at what it takes to run a food blog as a full time career that supports a family of three!
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I love to share my favorite products with my readers! Here you will find my honest reviews about different products that I love. I'll share with you exactly what makes them worth the money and how I use them in my own day-to-day life!
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If you're not sure what to get for that hard-to-shop-for person on your life, I've got you covered! Unique, fun gift ideas await!
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