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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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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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

Hibachi Shrimp & Vegetables

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This recipe brings the flavors of a Japanese steakhouse experience to your home.

Orecchiette With Brussels Sprouts & Broccoli

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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

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

Chicken Vegetable Soup

This summer refresh of a classic chicken soup is loaded with fresh vegetables and flavors that can come right from the garden.

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.

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.

Chicken & Kale Braid

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We’ve added a little twist to one our popular braids with the addition of kale. Just as cheesy, just as delicious, just as impressive.

Baked Orzo

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This simple, vegan one-pot pasta dish brims with cozy Mediterranean flavors and can feed a crowd. It’s wonderful as a main or side dish.

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.

Pressure 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.

Kentucky Hot Browns

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Using your holiday turkey leftovers is a great way to make a new dish! A Hot Brown sandwich is an American hot sandwich originally created at the Brown Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky in 1926.

Chicken Satay

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

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