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The Best Nine Day Main Dish Recipe Ideas (2024)

Rachel Kor January 2, 2024

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Welcome to our ultimate recipe guide for the Nine Days. This roundup is your go-to source for the best of the best dairy and parve recipes, ensuring you won’t miss a single meat dish.

We’ve handpicked a delightful array of fish and dairy mains that are both satisfying and full of flavor. From creamy pastas to savory fish dishes, The Best Nine Day Main Dish Recipe Ideas roundup offers a variety of delicious options that will keep your taste buds happy and your meals exciting. Dive in and enjoy these top-notch recipes that make observing the Nine Days a little bit easier.

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1. Butter-Seared Salmon in Basil Cream Sauce by Malky and Yossi Levine

Enjoy the rich taste of Salmon in Basil Cream Sauce. Served with charred potatoes, this dish combines different flavors and textures for a delicious experience.

2. Mozzarella Basket Salmon by Sima Kazarnovsky

I first had a mozzarella basket at Café Renaissance in Flatbush. It was so delicious, I needed to recreate it. A tortilla bowl is filled with piping hot roasted vegetables and perfectly stringy balls of breaded mozzarella, all coated in a thick and sweet teriyaki sauce. This recipe essentially mimics those flavors, giving salmon a complete makeover and topping the whole experience with a browned, crispy cheese crust. And crispy cheese crust is enough details for you to want to try this recipe. Crispy cheese crusts are good on anything.

3. Creamy Truffle and Salmon Gnocchi by Charnie Kohn

4. Pistachio Crusted Sea Bass with Lemon Wine Sauce by Elky Friedman

This recipe, which uses very basic ingredients, is an easy and delicious way to prepare fish.

5. Sea Bass with Red Pepper Sauce by Zehava Krohn

6. Tuna Quiche by What’s Cooking?

7. Tuna Carpaccio with Truffle by Michal Frischman

Let’s be real – everything in this dish is just a vehicle for the decadent truffle, and if your only experience with truffle so far has been truffle oil, the sliced truffles are a completely different (better!!) experience. Don’t let the butter freak you out; there’s something incredible about the butter/soy sauce combo that can’t really be explained but it just works really well.

8. Perfect Seared Tuna by Ahron Posen

9. Citrus Tuna Tacos by Victoria Dwek

Whenever I go to a restaurant, I order whatever raw tuna dish is on the appetizer section of the menu. Anything with raw tuna is my favorite. But I never prepare anything like that at home because I’m the only one who will eat it (I’d rather please everyone else). When there’s company coming, though, we have an excuse to keep the tuna raw. Just make sure it’s super fresh. Adding the marinated tuna to taco shells is way easier than making sushi or any fancy dish and is effortlessly pretty.

10. Citrus Tuna Ceviche by Menachem Goodman

I’m not a huge fan of raw fish, but I’m obsessed with this recipe. The flavors truly complement the fish and it’s like an explosion of goodness once it hits your mouth.

11. Creamy Avocado Pesto Toast with Tuna by Chavi Feldman

Infusing avocado with the heady scent and flavor of basil adds an unexpected zing to this super-creamy version of pesto. Use as a topping on a thick slab of sourdough or whole-grain toast and serve alongside freshly seared tuna and veggies, and you’ve got a finger-licking way to enjoy your day!

12. 3-Ingredient Tuna Patties by Rikki Samuels

This is my shvigger’s tuna patty recipe and solves the what’s for dinner dilemma with so little drama that you’ll have plenty of time for everything else on your to-do list.

13. Easy Homemade Salmon Gravlax by Yussi Weisz

14. Deluxe Stuffed Shells from the Dining In Cookbook

15. Eggplant Parmesan Lasagna by Miriam Fried

This is a delicious twist to your classic Eggplant Parmesan.

16. Spinach Lasagna Roll-Ups from the Nitra Cookbook

An easy and satisfying noodle dish with cheesy spinach filling.

17. Easy No-Frying Eggplant Parmesan from the Nitra Cookbook

This lightened up version of eggplant parmesan takes two minutes to prepare, with zero prep and easy ingredients. A great dinner idea when you’re short on time! This recipe doesn’t call for any actual parmesan cheese, but it can easily be added if you’d like. Top with cheese for extra cheesiness!

18. Perfect No-Fry Eggplant Rollatini by Sasha Salamon

An easy and beautiful crowd-pleaser recipe. Almost like a lighter version of eggplant parmesan, without the breading and frying!

19. Tamburello di Melanzane – Penne Pie with Eggplant and Mozzarella by Elana Horwich

Watch Naomi and her daughter Gabi prepare this recipe here!  

20. Spinach Mushroom Feta Cheese “Siti” (Baked Spaghetti Squash Ziti) by Rorie Weisberg

With my low-glycemic baked “siti,” you can have that delicious pasta meal without the heavy post-pasta feel.

For more Rorie, watch Living Full ‘n Free!

21. Faked Ziti by Esty Wolbe

This is my Faked Ziti (“Baked Ziti”). There’s no draining and no baking and the easiest thing to make for dinner. It’s super quick and you can do it all with one hand, because when it’s supper-o’clock you’re probably doing something else with the other. Watch the video!

22. The Best Baked Ziti by Danielle Renov

Always trying to find the perfect easy dinner? Look no further than Danielle’s tried and tested Baked Ziti. You won’t want to miss her tips for taking it from good to an unbelievable weekly staple. Watch here!

23. Classic Fettuccine Alfredo by Charnie Kohn

To cook mouthwatering pasta, you don’t need much more than a few basic ingredients, so long as they are top notch in quality. Start with authentic Italian Tuscanini pasta and your job is halfway done.

24. Artisanal Sweet Potato and Feta Pizza by Malky and Yossi Levine

With a sweet potato base perfectly complemented by mozzarella and feta cheese, this dish offers a vibrant taste in every bite.

25. Macaroni Pizza by Dorit Teichman

Pizza and macaroni in one dish. Can kids get any happier?

26. Rorie’s Pizza Shop Pizza by Rorie Weisberg

This healthy pizza is extremely quick and easy to make. The dough is very easy to work with and rolls out beautifully. The dough will puff up, so keep that in mind when rolling it out. Play around with the toppings to create your own personal pizza shop in your home!

27. Macaroni and Cheese Casserole from the Nitra Cookbook

Here’s a really simple way to elevate your standard mac-and-cheese lunch or dinner.