Outstanding Dinner Recipes To Make Every Month In 2023

Shrimp and Burst Cherry Tomato Pasta
Photo: Photographer Victor Protasio, Food Stylist Ruth Blackburn, Prop Stylist Christine Keely

When a new year begins, we all hope to refresh our weeknight dinners and revisit some of our favorite Southern dishes, but sometimes we get in a dinner rut. After the end-of-year rush of the holidays, it is hard to return to the classic, simple dinners that we enjoy for most of the year. To help make your post-holiday blues go away a little bit sooner, we’ve pulled together some of our favorite and most popular recipes of 2022. We have tried to cover all of our bases on this list from hearty, soul soothing soups to light and fresh summer salads and everything in between. Ring in this new year with seasonal dishes that are bound to delight as well as carry some of those memories from years past along with you. 

With 12 delicious dinners, you are one step closer to a year full of meals that will inspire you and those you love.

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January: Creole Daube

Creole Daube
Victor Protasio; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall; Prop Styling: Christine Keely

This hearty beef stew with influences of French and Italian cuisine will warm your heart. Pronounced "dohb," this electrifying stew is perfect for those bitterly cold days when only a good stew can soften your mood.

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February: Chicken-Parmesan Meatballs

Chicken-Parmesan Meatballs
Victor Protasio; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall; Prop Styling: Christine Keely

We've taken that classic chicken parm you love and turned it into something even better. This dish will easily become a weeknight staple and a family favorite. It's also a great stay-in date-night dinner that's perfect for Valentine's Day.

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March: Green Chile-Chicken Soup

Green Chile-Chicken Soup
Victor Protasio; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis

A good bowl of soup is unbeatable on those cold, early spring days. Plus, if you are feeling a little bit under this weather, this soup has what we believe are medicinal qualities that are sure to help perk you up.

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April: Grilled Lamb Chops With Green Garlic Chimichurri

Grilled Lamb Chops with Green Garlic Chimichurri
Greg DuPree; Food Styling: Chelsea Zimmer; Prop Styling: Christine Keely

We've got a whole bunch of lamb-lovers in the South, and this main dish is sure to impress everyone at your Easter table. The bright chimichurri is bursting with flavor, which means you can skip out on the mint jelly if you choose.

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May: Smoky-Sweet Baked Salmon In Parchment

Smoky-Sweet Baked Salmon in Parchment
Victor Protasio; Food Styling: Ruth Blackburn; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis

Parchment packets are an absolute game changer when it comes to simple suppers that are ready in a flash. Serve this salmon with a side of greens and rice and you have a supper that turns out just right every time.

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June: Lemony White Bean Salad With Broccoli

Lemony White Bean Salad with Broccoli
Victor Protasio; Food Styling: Ruth Blackburn; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis

We will never grumble while eating our veggies again, if this is the type of salad that's being served. With bright flavors of lemon zest paired with the bite of arugula and thinly sliced onion, this is a salad you will want to serve for every meal in the summer.

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July: Spicy Grilled Chicken Breasts

Spicy Grilled Chicken Breasts
Victor Protasio; Food Styling: Ruth Blackburn; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis

Spice up your life this summer with these Spicy Grilled Chicken Breasts. This dish is all about the brine, but be sure to not leave your chicken in there for more than 30 minutes.

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August: Shrimp And Burst Cherry Tomato Pasta

Shrimp and Burst Cherry Tomato Pasta

Victor Protasio; Food Stylist Ruth Blackburn; Prop Stylist Christine Keely

A seafood supper is a staple of Southern summers that we have no plans of taking away. We love this Shrimp And Burst Cherry Tomato Pasta that will look beautiful on any dinner table from the porch to poolside.

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September: Rasberry Family Shrimp-And-Sausage Gumbo

Rasberry Family Shrimp-and-Sausage Gumbo
Photographer: Antonis Achilleos, Prop Stylist: Chelsea Zimmer Food Stylist: Mary Clayton Carl

As the school year starts and the leaves start to turn, a little gumbo is the perfect thing to soothe those Sunday scaries. Enjoy this dish with a big scoop of rice now, and thank us for sharing this family tradition recipe later.

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October: Chicken-And-Biscuit Pot Pie

Chicken-and-Biscuit Pot Pie

Antonis Achilleos; Prop Stylist: Christina Brockman; Food Stylist: Emily Nabors Hall

Is there anything better than an old-fashioned chicken pot pie? Yes! A biscuit covered chicken pot pie. We absolutely love this easy to throw together dinner that uses frozen biscuits as a topping, so there is no need to get out a rolling pin. For those crazy school nights and older evenings, there is nothing better than this pie.

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November: Turkey-And-Persimmon Salad

Tukey and Persimmon Salad


Give that leftover turkey some new life by making this Turkey-And-Persimmon Salad. It is always good to have lighter option after filling up on all those decadent Thanksgiving sides and treats, and this salad is oh-so refreshing.

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December: Chipotle-Maple Chicken Thighs With Acorn Squash

Chipotle-Maple Chicken Thighs with Candied Acorn Squash
Victor Protasio; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall; Prop Styling: Christine Keely

You want to end 2023 with a bang, and this elevated chicken dinner will help you do that. With seasonal, candied acorn squash, juicy chicken thighs and so much more, this dish is sure to become a unique household favorite.

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