European dinner party main dish recipes

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Italian Meatballs

Italian Meatballs

Years ago I had an Italian neighbor who became a close friend. I always commented on her delicious meatballs and one day she shared the recipe with…

Salad Foodie
Mar 2011
Professional
14 votes
17883 views
Filet Mignon Topped With Shrimp, Crab with a Garlicy Wine Sauce

Filet Mignon Topped With Shrimp, Crab with a Garlicy Wine Sauce

This tender filet is bursting with flavor. Starting with a mouth watering filet, portabello mushrooms, shrimp,…

Claudia lamascolo
Mar 2010
Professional
6 votes
12730 views
Chicken en Papillote

Chicken en Papillote

A fast baked chicken breast that's more delicious than you can image. Try this!

K. Garner
Aug 2012
Intermediate
1 vote
1157 views
Rotini with Pesto, Tomatoes and Spinach

Rotini with Pesto, Tomatoes and Spinach

My friend's daughter tasted this last year on a vacation and dubbed it the "Best Pasta Ever." I'll go along…

Salad Foodie
Jan 2015
Professional
2 votes
584 views
Almond Crusted Stuffed Haddock with Shrimp in wine butter

Almond Crusted Stuffed Haddock with Shrimp in wine butter

A buttery wine sauce swimming around a white fish that has been stuffed with shrimp, bread crumbs, garlic, that…

Claudia lamascolo
Feb 2010
Professional
21 votes
6770 views
Golumpkis (Polish stuffed cabbage rolls)

Golumpkis (Polish stuffed cabbage rolls)

Try something a little different: Have a Polish food festive dinner party!

Debi Shawcross
Mar 2010
Professional
3 votes
9878 views
Braised Beef & Tortellini with Marsala Wine Sauce

Braised Beef & Tortellini with Marsala Wine Sauce

I had this same meal at Olive Garden and had to come home and find a similiar recipe- I found a recipe that was…

Katie J.
Mar 2011
Intermediate
3 votes
10254 views
Chicken Cacciatore

Chicken Cacciatore

Cacciatore in cuisine refers to a meal prepared “hunter style” with meat, tomatoes, onions, herbs, wine (and depending on region and availability…

Salad Foodie
Jun 2012
Professional
2 votes
2763 views
Vegetable Lasagna

Vegetable Lasagna

Lasagna laced with garden vegetables makes a healthier pasta alternative to traditional lasagna. Don’t let the list of ingredients daunt you. I just…

Salad Foodie
Aug 2012
Professional
2 votes
4139 views
Rotini with Swiss Chard

Rotini with Swiss Chard

Healthy and delicious, this recipe is a stand-out as a vegetarian main dish or side dish. Simple preparation and quick cooking bring this pasta…

Salad Foodie
Nov 2014
Professional
2 votes
701 views
This Is It Spaghetti Sauce

This Is It Spaghetti Sauce

Everybody who cooks has a great spaghetti sauce. This is mine, after years of perfection. It's lowfat, It's vegetarian, It's deep, rich, and…

Gabriel Denison Chandler
Jul 2014
Intermediate
1 vote
1420 views
Tarragon Grilled Chicken Fillets over Salad

Tarragon Grilled Chicken Fillets over Salad

This recipe is adapted from one in Steven Raichlen's BBQ USA, which he in turn borrowed from a restaurant in…

John Spottiswood
Dec 2014
Advanced
2 votes
788 views
Arroz con Pollo: (Yellow) Rice and Chicken

Arroz con Pollo: (Yellow) Rice and Chicken

Spanish, Cuban, South American - a traditional and popular ethnic dish, this ranks among my favorite entrees of…

Salad Foodie
Oct 2012
Professional
2 votes
2702 views
Chicken Chilindron

Chicken Chilindron

I was reading a biography of Fransisco de Goya Spain's most important Artist of the late 18th and Early 19th Century - in which the artist describes…

Pam Lynn
Sep 2013
Professional
1 vote
846 views
Porchetta

Porchetta

An alltime Italian favourite roast. Great warm or even served cold the next day.

John Allred
Jun 2011
Professional
1 vote
1829 views