We’ve all been there, scrolling through recipes, looking for dinner ideas that won’t take all night or leave a mountain of dishes. That’s why we’ve fallen in love with these 15 oven-baked dinners. They’re the kind of meals that make your oven do most of the work while you relax. From cozy casseroles to one-pan wonders, we keep coming back to these dishes because they’re just that good. Once you try them, you’ll be adding them to your regular rotation too.

Chicken marsala in a skillet with sauce and herbs.
Stuffed Chicken Marsala. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.
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Turkey Chili Pie

Turkey chili pie in a skillet and serving bowls.
Turkey Chili Pie. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Who says pie is just for dessert? This turkey chili pie throws a delicious curveball into your oven-baked dinner plans, combining hearty chili with a cornbread topping. It’s a one-skillet wonder that’s as easy to make as it is to clean up afterward. Lean, mean, and full of flavor, it’s a cozy meal that’s perfect for any night of the week. Get ready for a comforting dish that’s bound to become a staple in your home.
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Pecan Crusted Chicken

Pecan crusted chicken cut into slices on a plate with honey dijon sauce and green beans.
Pecan Crusted Chicken. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Shake up your chicken dinner routine with this pecan crusted chicken, served with an irresistible honey dijon yogurt sauce. It’s crunchy, flavorful, and just what you need to add some excitement to your oven-baked dinner lineup. Easy enough for a weeknight meal but impressive enough for guests, it’s a versatile dish that keeps on giving. Plus, who can resist that crunch? It’s a tasty twist on chicken that you’ll want to make again and again.
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Cheddar Chicken Bake

Chicken cheddar quinoa casserole in a pyrex dish.
Cheddar Chicken Bake. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

This cheddar chicken quinoa bake is the wholesome, hearty meal your dinner rotation has been missing. It’s a cinch to throw together, especially if you have leftover chicken on hand. Packed with protein and flavor, it’s a healthy casserole that doesn’t skimp on taste. The oven melds all the ingredients together beautifully, making for a comforting meal that’s as nutritious as it is delicious. Perfect for those nights when you want something easy yet fulfilling.
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Pretzel Crusted Pork Chops

Pretzel crusted pork chop on a plate with broccoli and sweet potato.
Pretzel Crusted Pork Chops. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

For a dinner that’s both easy and exciting, try these pretzel crusted pork chops. The pretzel coating adds a delightful crunch, while the maple dijon sauce brings a sweet and tangy contrast that’s absolutely delicious. Baked in the oven, these pork chops come out perfectly juicy every time. It’s a fun twist on a classic that’s sure to become a favorite for its flavor and simplicity. A great way to keep dinner interesting without a lot of work.
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Bacon Wrapped Salmon

Plate of salmon with bacon.
Bacon Wrapped Salmon. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Elevate your dinner with this bacon-wrapped salmon, a dish that promises a restaurant-quality meal right from your oven. The salmon stays moist and flavorful, wrapped in crispy bacon that adds a smoky depth. It’s a luxurious yet surprisingly straightforward meal that’s perfect for when you want to treat yourself. Plus, it’s a great way to get those omega-3s in the most enjoyable way possible. Get ready for a dinner that feels fancy without all the fuss.
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Chicken Sorrentino

Chicken sorrentino on a serving spoon.
Chicken Sorrentino. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Dive into the flavors of Italy with chicken sorrentino, a dish that combines everything you love about Italian cooking in one oven-baked masterpiece. Breaded chicken meets prosciutto, eggplant, and loads of cheese, all swimming in a rich tomato sauce. It’s a comforting, hearty meal that’s surprisingly simple to whip up at home. Perfect for when you’re in the mood for something special without spending hours in the kitchen. This dish is a definite must-try for an elevated dinner night.
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Maple Miso Chicken

Maple miso chicken in cast iron skillet.
Maple Miso Chicken. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Maple miso chicken is where sweet meets savory in the best possible way. This dish is a simple yet incredibly rewarding addition to your oven-baked dinner repertoire, featuring a glaze that’s nothing short of divine. The combination of miso, maple syrup, and a hint of garlic and ginger creates a flavor profile that’s both unique and utterly irresistible. Plus, it’s easy to make, ensuring a standout meal with minimal effort.
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Blackened Mahi Mahi

A piece of blackened mahi mahi on a plate with rice and lime wedges.
Blackened Mahi Mahi. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

This blackened mahi mahi recipe is a game changer. Just mix up a homemade seasoning blend, coat the fish, and pop it under the broiler. In no time, you’ve got a flavorful dinner that feels fancy without the fuss. It’s the perfect example of how a few ingredients can transform into something special, making it a weeknight favorite.

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Sticky Thai Chicken

Thai chicken with sticky glaze and peanut garnish over white rice.
Sticky Thai Chicken. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Ready to switch things up? This sticky Thai chicken is your ticket to a flavor-packed dinner that’s far from the ordinary. With just 30 minutes from start to finish, it’s a quick and easy option for a weeknight meal that tastes like takeout. The oven does all the work, infusing the chicken with a sweet and savory Thai sauce that’s absolutely addictive. It’s a simple way to bring some excitement to your dinner table.
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Sriracha Honey Salmon Vegetable Packets

Sriracha honey salmon vegetable packets cooked in foil.
Sriracha Honey Salmon Vegetable Packets. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

For a dinner that’s as fun to make as it is to eat, check out these sriracha honey salmon vegetable packets. They’re a complete meal all wrapped up in foil, making cleanup a breeze. The sriracha and honey give the salmon a sweet and spicy kick, while the vegetables come out perfectly tender. It’s an oven-baked dinner that’s healthy, flavorful, and mess-free. Perfect for busy weeknights when you’re looking for something both simple and special.
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Pesto Salmon

Pesto Salmon. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Pesto salmon is the answer to your “what’s for dinner?” dilemma. With just five ingredients and less than 25 minutes from oven to table, it’s a no-brainer for a healthy yet flavorful weeknight meal. The oven brings out the best in the salmon, making it flaky and moist, while the pesto adds a fresh, herby kick. It’s a straightforward dish that’s big on flavor and light on cleanup, making it a regular in your dinner lineup.
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Bomb Meatloaf

Meatloaf on a white plate cut into slices with fresh parsley garnish.
Bomb Meatloaf. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Who knew meatloaf could be this good? This recipe is a game-changer for your oven-baked dinner rotation, thanks to its simple prep and a glaze that’ll have everyone asking for seconds. It’s the kind of meal that brings comfort and flavor to your table with minimal fuss. Juicy, tender, and wrapped in a sweet and tangy glaze, it’s bound to become a household favorite. Just mix, bake, and watch it disappear!
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Stuffed Chicken Marsala

Stuffed chicken marsala in a cast iron skillet.
Stuffed Chicken Marsala. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Take chicken marsala to new heights with this stuffed version, filled with melted mozzarella, tomato butter, and fresh basil. It’s a fancy twist on a classic that’s surprisingly simple to pull off, making it a fantastic choice for an oven-baked dinner that impresses. Juicy chicken, rich flavors, and that irresistible stuffing make every bite a celebration. Whether it’s a weeknight treat or a special occasion, this dish is sure to please.
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Salsa Chicken

A white dish with chicken in a tomato sauce.
Salsa Chicken. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Say hello to salsa chicken, your new go-to for a quick and mouthwatering weeknight meal. This dish throws together tender chicken breasts, salsa, sweet corn, and cheddar cheese for a meal that’s ready in a snap. It’s the kind of oven-baked dinner that’s easy to love and even easier to make, perfect for busy evenings. Plus, it’s a hit with the whole family, promising a fast track to becoming one of your repeat dinner favorites.
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Cheesy Chicken Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Poblano peppers stuffed with chicken and cheese.
Cheesy Chicken Stuffed Poblano Peppers. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

If you’re into meals that pack a punch, these stuffed poblano peppers will hit the spot. They’re brimming with melted cheese, black beans, and just the right amount of spice. A perfect pick for oven-baked dinners, they’re effortlessly delicious and bring a cozy vibe to any table. Plus, they’re a breeze to make, ensuring a stress-free, flavor-packed dinner. Get ready for a comfort food experience that’s both hearty and heartwarming.
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Loaded Brisket Potatoes

Loaded brisket potatoes.
Loaded Brisket Potatoes. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Loaded BBQ brisket baked potatoes are here to take your dinner game to a whole new level. Stuffed to the brim with tender brisket and all your favorite toppings, they’re a dream come true for meat and potato lovers. Ideal for using up leftover brisket, these potatoes make for a hearty, oven-baked dinner that’s both satisfying and simple to prepare. They’re the perfect blend of comfort and convenience, guaranteed to be a hit.
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Baked Skillet Gnocchi

Baked gnocchi in a skillet with spinach and potatoes.
Baked Gnocchi. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

This gnocchi bake hits the spot with a simple mix of ground pork, crushed tomatoes, spinach, and gooey mozzarella. It’s a one-skillet, oven-baked meal that packs a punch of flavor with minimal effort. Perfect for busy weeknights, it’s the kind of dinner that gets everyone to the table, eager for a comforting, homemade meal.

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Gina Matsoukas is an AP syndicated writer. She is the founder, photographer and recipe developer of Running to the Kitchen — a food website focused on providing healthy, wholesome recipes using fresh and seasonal ingredients. Her work has been featured in numerous media outlets both digital and print, including MSN, Huffington post, Buzzfeed, Women’s Health and Food Network.

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