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Top 7 go-to dinner recipes—chosen by you

You sent us your tried-and-true recipe ideas, and we turned them into a week of healthy meals. From a super-quick vegetarian pasta to slow cooker ribs, there's a go-to dinner for every family here.

By Eshun Mott

Top 7 go-to dinner recipes—chosen by you

Photo: Maya Visnyei

April Reader Generated Recipes

Family faves

We put the call out to our readers for their favourite kid-friendly recipes, and what we received was priceless: inspiration for this roundup of easy, sure-to-please meals from all across the country.

Read more: 11 of our favourite recipes>

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Capellini with Cherry Tomatoes and Spinach

This quick, easy and vegetarian pasta recipe was an idea from reader Crystal Davis of Winnipeg. It takes less than thirty minutes to make, start to finish, which means it's perfect for busy weeknights.

Get the recipe here: Capellini with Cherry Tomatoes and Spinach

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Slow Cooker Ribs

We know how much you love slow cooker recipes, so it was no surprise when reader Jennifer Hawley of North Battleford, Sask. suggested we devise a hearty and family-friendly slow cooker ribs recipe.

Use your favourite barbecue sauce for the final glaze, or make our Homemade BBQ Sauce if you've got some extra time up your sleeve.

Get the recipe here: Slow Cooker Ribs

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Mexican Quinoa

This healthy and satisfying one-pot meal was suggested by Laura Kimball of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. It's gluten-free and vegetarian, and also makes an excellent filling for a wrap or burrito. (Which means any leftovers are perfect for school or work lunches the next day.)

Get the recipe here: Mexican Quinoa

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Peanutty Baked Chicken

Kids will love this peanutty baked chicken breast recipe, and you'll be enticed by how easy it is to make. Don't just take our work for it, either—reader Christine Hayes of Petitcodiac, NB suggested this fabulous meal.

Psst... Use tahini if there are peanut allergies in your family.

Get the recipe here: Peanutty Baked Chicken

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Sticky Rice Balls

If your kids think plain rice is "borrrrr-ing," try serving this fun sesame-studded sticky rice balls recipe instead. It’s vegetarian and gluten-free, and was inspired by reader Christine Hayes of Petitcodiac, NB.

Get the recipe here: Sticky Rice Balls

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Crispy Oven-Baked Trout

Reader Kristin White of Toronto suggested this super-simple Parmesan- and panko-crusted trout recipe, and it’s a real winner. How about pairing it with one of our easy vegetable side dishes?

Get the recipe here: Crispy Oven-Baked Trout

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Shepherd's Pie

This vegetable-packed Shepherd’s Pie recipe is a hearty and healthy idea from reader Catherine Dishman of Stratford, Ont. Make it in advance (on the weekend, perhaps?) for a quick weeknight dinner later down the track.

Get the recipe here: Shepherd's Pie

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