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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Vegan Black Bean Soup

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This vegan black bean soup is so creamy, rich, and deep in flavor, topped with a quick tomato salsa.

Fried Chicken Sandwich

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Crispy, juicy at home fried chicken sandwiches are easier than you thought. Adding the buttermilk and baking powder to the flour mixture is key to make extra crispy chicken!

One-Pot Chicken & Gnocchi

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

Burrito Cups

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Bring everyone to the table with easy to customize burrito cups.

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.

Jamaican Jerk Chicken Sandwich

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You can skip the bread and serve the this chicken and pineapple pico de gallo on top of a simple salad. (The pico de gallo is great with chips, too!)

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.

BBQ Chicken & Cornbread Waffles

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Crispy cornbread waffles, barbecue chicken, and melted cheese with crunchy onions and pickles make every bite of this sandwich an adventure.

Mushroom & Ricotta Sandwiches

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Asiago cheese? Grilled mushrooms and onions? Italian bread? We’re in love. This beautiful, open-faced sandwich tastes as great as it looks.

Chicken Vegetable Soup

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

Black Bean Burgers

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

Yellow Squash Soup

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Here’s a beautiful, creamy summer squash soup perfect for the moment you realize you might have over-planted your garden.

Hibachi Shrimp & Vegetables

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

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.

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.

Pizza Grilled Cheese

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It’s grilled cheese. It’s pizza flavors. It’s a match made in heaven.

Spinach and Artichoke Pizza

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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.

Ratatouille

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Hearty vegetables, like tasty red tomatoes and fresh eggplant and zucchini, create rich flavors in this showstopper dish.

New York-Style Pizza

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Crust, sauce, cheese...this is your essential New-York-style pizza recipe. Embellish if you must, or just enjoy this classic recipe from our friend Miriam Weiskind from the thezareport.

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!

Chicago Deep-Dish Sausage Pizza

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In the mood for authentic Chicago-style pizza but don't want to leave home? Fire up your oven and try this amazing pizza from @Sherriesavorsthecity.

Canadian Hawaiian Pizza

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Hawaiian pizza originated in Canada back in 1962, when a pizza shop owner decided to add some pineapple to his pizzas. Folks can argue online all they want about whether or not pineapple belongs on pizza. We say it does and we'll prove it with this fantastic Hawaiian pizza recipe sent to us by our friend Jennifer at Seasons & Suppers. #TeamPineapple

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.

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