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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One-Pot Sausage & Kale Pasta

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This delicious dish showcases sausage, tomatoes, and bowtie pasta. The best part? You can make it one pot, so cleanup is easy!

One-Pot Chicken & Gnocchi

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

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.

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.

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.

French Onion Sliders

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The classic savory flavor of French onion soup is just as tasty in a sandwich.

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.  

Pumpkin Mac & Cheese

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You can have your mac and cheese and get some healthy nutrients at the same time. This recipe has all the great flavors and colors of mac & cheese plus a boost of nutrients from pumpkin!

Detroit-Style Pizza Recipe With Pickled Tomato Sauce

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Make a zesty pickled tomato sauce and homemade pizza dough in this delicious, modern twist on a Detroit-style pizza. For a traditional version that's weeknight-quick, check out our Detroit-Style Pizza made in a cast-iron skillet.  This great recipe was developed and sent to us by Lori at Foxes Love Lemons.

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.   

Onion Burgers

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Why settle for onions just on top of your burger, when you can infuse the entire burger (including sauce) with flavor?

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.

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.

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.

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.

Braised Chicken

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This flavorful one-pot meal tastes like it’s been cooking all day, but only takes about 40 minutes on the stovetop. Serve with rice, pasta, or mashed potatoes.

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.

Peruvian Green Sauce

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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.

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