Meals your Man Craves

These are the Meals Your Man Craves. We asked men to tell us what meals they wanted for special occasion dinners. You might be surprised by some of the answers.

The Meals Your Man Craves

Steak and Baked Potato – This made the list of almost everyone we asked.  Try making a Filet Mignon with a garlicky blue cheese crust, grilled baked potatoes, and simple grilled asparagus.

filet mignon with grilled zucchini and squash
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Filet Mignon with Roast Garlic and Blue Cheese

Best Ever Baked Potato

Simple Grilled Veggies


Lobster and a Simple Salad – Make this meal easy by grilling lobster tails and making a simple heirloom tomato salad.  Serve with drawn butter and lemon + a crusty loaf of bread.

Simple grilled lobster
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Grilled Lobster

Heirloom Tomato Salad


Grilled Chicken with Peppers and Onions Packets – Serve this with a simple Greek salad and roasted potatoes.

chicken and peppers
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Grilled Chicken with Peppers and Onion Packets

Simple Greek Salad

Roasted Potatoes


Burgers and Fries – Try one of these burger recipes and grilled “fries”

Celebrate national Burger Day with french fries and a bacon cheeseburger
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Pick a Burger Recipe

Grilled American “Fries”


Wasabi Seared Tuna and Seaweed Salad – Buy the best tuna you can find (preferably fresh) and serve with a seaweed salad.

Wasabi seared ahi tuna
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Wasabi Seared Ahi Tuna


Chicken and Sauce with Penne Pasta & Nina’s Famous Garlic Bread – This is my husband’s go-to meal for all occasions.  It’s a meal his Mom (The kids called her Nina and it stuck as her nickname) made when he was a kid.  It’s a super easy meal and can be made in giant batches to serve a crowd.  Make enough for leftovers, the chicken makes great sandwiches the next day.

Nina's famous Chicken and Sauce
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Nina’s Chicken and Sauce with Penne Pasta

Nina’s Famous Garlic Bread


Italian Roast Pork with Garlicky Broccoli Rabe – Slow cooked roast pork with simple seasoning served with a side of garlicky broccoli rabe is so good.

Italian Pesto Roast Pork
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Italian Pesto Slow Cooker Roast Pork


Crab Feast – Boil Blue Crabs with baby red potatoes and corn on the cob and serve with a simple summer salad.

Crab Feast
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Maryland Crab Boil

Simple Summer Salad


Shrimp Boil and an Iceberg Lettuce Salad– Try a Cajun shrimp boil served with a simple iceberg lettuce and vegetable salad.

Low Country Shrimp Boil Party
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Cajun Shrimp Boil


Grilled Sausage and Peppers – Try hot Italian sausage grilled to perfection served on a soft hoagie roll and topped with grilled peppers and onions.  Serve with home fries and a salad.

Sausage and peppers
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Sausage & Peppers

Grilled American “Fries”


Crab Legs and Corn On the Cob – Simple and easy, serve with a grilled nectarine salad.

Alaskan King Crab
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Snow Crab or Alaskan King Crab Legs

Grilled Nectarine Salad


Shredded Beef Tacos with Black Bean Salsa – Try Beef Deshebrada as your taco filling and make a quick Black Bean Salsa.

Beef tacos - Beef Deshebrada
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Beef Deshebrada


Simple Roast Chicken with Roasted Potatoes – Rosemary and lemon roast chicken is one of my favorite ways to cook chicken, serve with roast potatoes and Caesar Salad.

Simple Roast Lemon and Rosemary Chicken
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Simple Lemon and Rosemary Roast Chicken

Roast Potatoes


Wood Fired Pizza –  If you don’t have a wood fired pizza oven ( I don’t, but I want one) try grilling your pizza crust with smoke from wood chips.

barbecue chicken pizza
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Make your own Grilled Pizza


Southern Fried Chicken with Garlic Mashed Potatoes – Try a spicy buttermilk batter for your pan-fried chicken and serve with easy garlic mashed potatoes and orange spiked green beans.

Southern Pan Fried Chicken
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Southern Pan-Fried Chicken

Easy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Orange Spiked Green Beans



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