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 tried and true family favorites that you will love!
- Coconut Curry Chicken Skewers with Peanut Sauce1 hour 20 minutes
- 30-Minute Sausage Tortellini Soup30 minutes
- Smoked Pork Butt11 hours 5 minutes
- Oven Baked Juicy Panko Chicken25 minutes
- Easy Spinach Artichoke Dip with No Mayo [Video!]40 minutes
- Fried Goat Cheese Balls30 minutes
- 30 Minute Creamy Salmon Pasta30 minutes
- Easy Vegan Creamy Sweet Corn Soup45 minutes
Family Style Dinners
These recipes use accessible ingredients and (mostly) whole foods. So you can feel good about feeding your family a wholesome dinner!
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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!
- Easy 15-Minute Creamy Cajun Shrimp Pasta15 minutes
- The Easiest Chicken Alfredo Recipe30 minutes
- The Very Best Italian Meatballs Recipe (Ready in 30 Minutes!)30 minutes
- Easy California Burrito Recipe1 hour 35 minutes
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Easy Chicken Dinners
When you get bored with the same old chicken dinner, these recipes will help get you out of that rut! They're loaded with tons of flavor but are made with simple ingredients that you've probably got stocked in your pantry right now!
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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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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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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!
- Crock Pot Chicken Pot Pie (NO CONDENSED SOUP!)3 hours 10 minutes
- Super Easy Instant Pot Spaghetti with Meat Sauce25 minutes
- 3 Ingredient Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos2 hours 5 minutes
- Creamy Garlic Parmesan Instant Pot Pasta with Broccoli19 minutes
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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 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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These starters are simple, delicious, and the best part is that most of them can be made ahead of time!
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Dips and Sauces
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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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Simple Seafood Recipes
These seafood recipes are quick, easy, and flavorful for a delicious meal the whole family will love!
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Easy Taco Recipes
Tacos are a weekly staple in our house so I'm always trying to find ways to switch up the classic ground beef taco to keep things interesting. You are going to love these quick, easy, and flavorful taco recipes!
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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 makes a multi-six-figure income!
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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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