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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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.

White Bean, Kale & Sausage Stew

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This stew is hearty and healthy. Perfect for chilly evenings when you want something satisfying, but don't have time (or energy!) to spare.   

Cauliflower Potato Soup

This creamy, simple, and hearty soup will warm you up and keep you coming back for more! If you skip the bacon, it’s vegetarian.

Pizza Pasta

The kids will absolutely love how this pasta dish tastes like pepperoni pizza and you’ll love how easy it comes together in just one pot!

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.

Quick Cooker Shrimp & Grits

When made in a pressure cooker, this classic Southern dish is easy enough for a busy weeknight meal—with an added bonus of fewer pots and pans to clean.

Vegetarian Lasagna

This easy recipe for homemade lasagna doesn’t require you to boil your lasagna noodles ahead of time, or to buy specialty precooked noodles.

Chicken Satay

This easy, family-friendly dinner is packed with flavor, especially when served with the sweet-and-tangy peanut sauce. Also great as an appetizer.

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.

Homemade Pizza Dough

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Meet your go-to pizza dough. It’s tender, crispy, and perfect for our White Pizza recipe. You’ll want to make a double batch so you're ready for your next pizza night.

Detroit-Style Pizza

Detroit-style pizza is one of a kind, with its thick focaccia-like crust, caramelized cheese, and dollops of tomato sauce.

Blackened Chicken

Tender and juicy Jamaican-spiced chicken is the star of this one-pot meal.

Peruvian Green Sauce

This fresh herb sauce is amazing served with Peruvian Chicken or served over anything from eggs to salads. It's great for dipping fresh veggies in, too.

Peruvian Chicken

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Peruvian chicken made in an air fryer is quick to prep and packed with amazing flavor. This is a classic blackened chicken dish originating from Lima, Peru.

Stromboli

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Our stromboli has classic pizza flavors wrapped in a pizza dough crust. Think of it as a pizza turnover that's ready to enjoy in less than 30 minutes.

Homemade Chicken Tenders

Make crispy chicken tenders at home. They're made with familiar ingredients and are ready to serve in 20 minutes. Leave the preservatives at the store!

Chili Lime Pork

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This one-pot meal is all about big flavors. The pork is seasoned with a Latin-inspired rub that brings bright lime flavor and deep chili spice.

Cauliflower Curry

This vegan, tomato-based curry provides 11 grams of protein so it's a great option for weeknight satisfaction whether or not you're usually a meat-eater.

Stovetop Mac & Cheese

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This is mac & cheese with hotdogs and peas for grownups. Hotdogs are upgraded to andouille sausages and Parmesan cheese makes an entrance. The peas stay.

Quick Cooker Thai Coconut Soup

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Ginger and lime juice add just the right amount of tanginess to our pressure cooker version of tom kha gai which is a traditional Thai coconut chicken soup.

Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan

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This recipe combines the flavors of the classic Caprese salad of fresh tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, and balsamic vinegar with fried chicken and tortellini pasta.

Chopped Salad

If you're looking for a salad that is satisfying enough to be the main dish, you've just found it! It's filled with crisp romaine hearts, bacon, pasta, and gorgonzola—delicious!

Fried Chicken Salad

This salad is the perfect combination of fresh, bright flavors and comforting crunch. It combines sweet grapes, creamy honey mustard dressing, with crispy air-fried chicken.

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