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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Autumn Risotto with Chicken & Cranberries

Here is an easy, delicious and healthy way to make use of leftover chicken or turkey.

Fiesta Salad Turnover

Chock-full of ground beef, vegetables and a zippy homemade dressing, this simple turnover resembles a giant taco that feeds the whole family.

Microwave White Chicken Chili

Three whole heads of garlic may seem like a lot, but “roasting” them in the microwave lends a mild, mellow taste to this chili.

Thai Peanut Chicken Stir-Fry Salad

Served over crisp lettuce, this stir-fry is perfect for a quick weeknight meal.

Edamame Chicken Salad

This colorful, crunchy salad uses julienne-cut vegetables instead of noodles and can be made into a vegetarian dish by substituting tofu for the chicken.

Pasta Roll-Ups

Preparing lasagna, usually an involved, time-consuming process, is easy when planned-over meat sauce and a creative use of lasgna noodles are used. 

Double Duty Meatballs

One recipe of zesty meatballs makes two great meals—Italian Meatball Sub and Spaghetti with Meatballs.

Turkey Panini with Onion-Cranberry Marmalade

Cider vinegar and tart cranberries give this sweet caramelized onion marmalade a tangy zip.

Grilled Shrimp on Lemongrass Skewers

Lemongrass, a key flavoring in Thai cooking, adds a distinct lemony perfume to the glaze in this recipe.

Bruschetta & Zucchini Pasta

 Zucchini noodles and regular noodles combine for a lightened up Italian dinner. 

Quick Chicken Fajitas

In a rush? These quick chicken fajitas come together quickly in the microwave.  

Spooktacular Pizza

Mozzarella ghosts add a haunting flavor to this pizza that's sure to bring some extra spirit to any Halloween celebration.

Savory Vegetable Latkes

 Cook up these tasty potato latkes with a colorful twist!

Baked Spiral Ham with Apple-Bourbon Glaze

This spiral ham is perfect for all your holiday get togethers! 

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