Main Dishes

Host dinner parties, celebrate the holidays, or simply bring the family together for a home-cooked meal. Pampered Chef's main dish recipes offer easy dinner recipes and healthy meal inspiration for American food, Asian food, Italian food, and other cuisines from around the world. Browse vegetarian recipes, gluten-free recipes, pasta dishes, casserole dishes, and more now.


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Yellow Squash Soup

Here’s a beautiful, creamy summer squash soup perfect for the moment you realize you might have over-planted your garden.

Greek Zucchini Fritters

We’re big fans of these tasty, vegetarian fritters. Feta and onion are a winning combo that pairs beautifully with a fresh, bright yogurt sauce.

Mushroom & Ricotta Sandwiches

Asiago cheese? Grilled mushrooms and onions? Italian bread? We’re in love. This beautiful, open-faced sandwich tastes as great as it looks.

Orecchiette With Brussels Sprouts & Broccoli

Garlic, Parmesan, parsley, and lemon make this pasta delicious, and its fresh, green veggies call to mind all the beauty of spring.  

Black Bean Burgers

Get your veggies in with this simple black bean veggie burger made with simple-to-find ingredients.  

Super Veggie Marinara Sauce

This quick and flavorful sauce with hidden vegetables is great over pasta or as a dipping sauce.

Spinach and Artichoke Pizza

This recipe transforms spinach dip into a melty, crispy pizza. It makes eight servings, so it’s perfect for family night or sharing with friends.

Fall Hummus Pizza

Try a healthier twist to traditional cheese pizza with this hummus pizza! Topped with roasted rosemary, butternut squash, crunchy apples, and thinly sliced radishes, it's a delicious vegetarian spin for fall. This fresh, fall reinvention of our Cool Veggie Pizza was sent to us by our friend Gina at Running to the Kitchen.

Carrot Ginger Soup

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This vegetarian soup is creamy and packed with warm flavors. Topping with crunchy croutons and spiced yogurt takes it to the next level of delish.

Potato Tacos

These vegetarian tacos are filled with cheesy mashed potatoes, cooked in an air fryer for the perfect crispiness, then topped with a cool, chili lime crema.

Mushroom Stew

When looking for an easy stew that’s hearty and vegetarian, this is it. It’s cooked in one pot, full of flavor, and tastes great with crusty bread.

White Pizza

Our white pizza is anything but boring. We’ve added a bit of sun-dried tomatoes for an extra flavor boost. Baking on a stone ensures a crispy, delicious crust.

Farfalle With Green Sauce

The hidden veggies in this cream sauce make this a comfort food recipe that you can feel extra comfortable about serving to your family.

Sweet Potato Soup

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This is a great first recipe to make in the Deluxe Cooking Blender.  

Four-Cheese Mac & Cheese

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The blend of four cheeses is what gives this crowd-pleaser a special flavor. It’s lower in fat due to the availability of today’s lighter cheeses... plus a few other ingredient adjustments.

Broccoli Crust Pizza

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This green pizza has a broccoli and almond flour crust that's topped with fresh mozzarella, avocado, red onion, and arugula. Lemon juice keeps the flavors bright.

Pasta Primavera With Gremolata

This fresh weeknight meal is on the table in less than 30 minutes.

Quick Cooker Creamy Cauliflower Alfredo

This pressure cooker alfredo tastes rich, but the cauliflower and Greek yogurt keep it on the healthy side of decadence.

Margherita Pizza

This delicious pizza classic will be one that your family asks for again and again!

Greek Potato & Green Bean Salad

This main dish salad can be made with or without meat and comes together quickly using ingredients that you probably stock in your pantry.

Sweet Potato Black Bean Enchilada Casserole

Weeknight comfort food that's ready in 30 minutes and made using ingredients you probably stock in your pantry.

Quick Cooker Red Lentil & Spinach Soup

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Thanks to an electric pressure cooker, this delicious soup comes together quickly.

Sloppy Joe Skillet With Polenta

This satisfying main dish comes together in just 20 minutes!

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