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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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!

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.   

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Crispy Air Fryer Cod

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This recipe is a delicious place to start if you've decided to eat more fish. Cod has a mild flavor but is still full of healthy omega-3.

Sweet Potato Soup

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

Southwestern Salad

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 This classic salad will be your next go-to for a party or get-together!

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.

Quick Cooker Mediterranean Chicken & Rice Bowls

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Using a pressure cooker to make these rice bowls means that your meal comes together with only a little hands-on time, but still delivers fantastic Mediterranean flavor.

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.

Quick Cooker Corn Chowder

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This easy corn chowder comes together quickly in your pressure cooker.

Chicken Sausage With Peppers

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This basic recipe is easy and delicious, but the best part is how versatile it is: Serve it over rice or pasta, put it in buns, or just eat it plain!

General Tso Chicken Stir-Fry

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This gluten-free, one-pot wonder brings both great flavor and color to your weeknight table.

Quick Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

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This hearty, comforting chicken soup is just like mom made—but it’s done in record time thanks to the Quick Cooker.

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