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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California-Style Wild Mushroom Pizza

When making a Californian pizza at home, the key is to just have fun and get creative with some fresh produce and local ingredients that you can find at a farmer's market or your local grocery stores. This California-style pizza was sent to us by our friend @Brandiego.

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.

Thanksgiving Leftover Wreath

Use your Thanksgiving leftovers to create the perfect festive food wreath. The more leftovers you have the more croquettes you can make! This reinvention of our Turkey Cranberry Wreath was sent to us by our friend Meg at the More Momma Blog.

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.   

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?

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!

Baked Ziti With Sausage

This classic one-pot dinner starts on the stove and finishes in the oven for gooey cheese perfection. Warm, comforting, and kid-approved.

Dutch Oven Chicken

Cooking a whole roasted chicken in an enameled cast iron Dutch oven is a simple way to get dinner done for family or friends. The process is sped up by preheating the Dutch oven before the potatoes and chicken go in.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mushroom Stew

When looking for an easy stew that’s hearty and vegetarian, this is it. It’s cooked in one pot, full of flavor, and tastes great with crusty bread.

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.

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.

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