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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Coffee-Rubbed Beef Roast With Sweet Potatoes

This coffee-rubbed beef roast has a charred taste we love. Slow and steady cooking elevates this tougher cut of meat to tasty and tender perfection!

Weeknight Pressure Cooker Chicken Ramen

As part of our series on rightovers, @food.kids.love shared her chicken ramen recipe with us. Use leftovers from this recipe to make a Ramen Frittata!

Italian Meatball & Rice Bake

Bake meatballs and rice in a pan with Italian Seasoning Mix for a one-pot casserole even picky eaters will love.

Lasagna Primavera

This lasagna primavera recipe has creamy ricotta and delicious noodles. Get ready to add it to your regular dinner rotation!

Garlic & Herb Burgers

These burgers pair well with easy homemade french fries. Try this recipe for Air Fryer French Fries!

Falafel Burgers

These vegetarian burgers are a filling and flavorful meal! Instead of being deep fried, these are made in a skillet for a simple weeknight meal.

Chipotle Marinade

Get ready to slather this smoky marinade loaded with Southwestern flavors onto whatever you’re grilling—fish, shrimp, chicken, pork, steak, vegetables, or really anything!

Pressure Cooker Butter Chicken

Butter Chicken is a curry of chicken that was developed in the 1950’s by the founder of a restaurant in Delhi, India. It’s known for its spiced tomato, butter and cream sauce. Best served with basmati rice and or naan!

Vegan Black Bean Soup

This vegan black bean soup is so creamy, rich, and deep in flavor, topped with a quick tomato salsa.

Fried Chicken Sandwich

Crispy, juicy at home fried chicken sandwiches are easier than you thought. Adding the buttermilk and baking powder to the flour mixture is key to make extra crispy chicken!

Rigatoni With Roasted Tomato Vodka Sauce

The charred vegetables gives this sauce a slightly smokey flavor with more depth than a typical vodka sauce.

One-Pot Chicken & Gnocchi

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Even the pickiest eaters will love the pillowy-soft gnocchi and juicy chicken thighs.

Broccoli-Cheddar Burgers

These cheesy broccoli burgers with a tangy familiar sauce are simple and satisfying!

Burrito Cups

Bring everyone to the table with easy to customize burrito cups.

Shrimp Teriyaki

This simple, one pot meal with lots of flavor from the Asian-inspired sauce is a perfect weeknight dinner.

Chicken Divan

With ingredients you already have in your kitchen, and such little prep time, this Chicken Divan is comfort food at its finest!

Kansas City BBQ Ribs

These ribs are baked in the oven until they’re tender, then finished on the grill for added flavor.

Carolina Barbecue Salmon

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Tangy lemon brightens up the mustardy flavor of our South Carolina-Style Barbecue Rub and the savory flavor of salmon.

Shrimp Saganaki

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Saganaki, is a classic Greek dish, named after the pan in which it's prepared, and is delicious served straight from the skillet with either orzo or warm toasted bread.

Jamaican Jerk Chicken Sandwich

You can skip the bread and serve the this chicken and pineapple pico de gallo on top of a simple salad. (The pico de gallo is great with chips, too!)

Creamy Chicken and Asparagus

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For Sunday-dinner vibes in less than 30 minutes, this rich, brothy meal starts on the stovetop and finishes cooking in the microwave.

Yellow Squash Soup

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

Grilled Steaks & Asparagus With Rosemary Garlic Butter

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Wow your family and guests with charred asparagus, juicy steak, and a dash of rosemary garlic butter.

BBQ Chicken & Cornbread Waffles

Crispy cornbread waffles, barbecue chicken, and melted cheese with crunchy onions and pickles make every bite of this sandwich an adventure.

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