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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Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

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Golden raisins add just the right amount of sweetness and depth to this speedy weeknight dinner that's made using ingredients you probably have in your pantry.

Quick Cooker Cheddar Broccoli Risotto With Chicken

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Using an electric pressure cooker means that you can make a delicious, creamy risotto even on weeknights when you don't have a lot of time to make dinner.

Quick Cooker Carnitas

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This carnitas recipe comes together quickly in an electric pressure cooker which makes it a great weeknight option.

Quick Cooker Red Lentil & Spinach Soup

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Thanks to an electric pressure cooker, this delicious soup comes together quickly.

Grilled Spinach, Basil & Honey Pizza

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This white pizza will be ready faster than a pizza you order could be delivered!

Upside-Down Caramelized Banana Skillet Cake

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This cake is both beautiful and delicious. The caramelized bananas and rum give the cake a light, warm flavor. 

Easy Strawberry Shortcake

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Two-ingredient biscuits help make this delicious dessert an easy treat to make.

Adobo Chicken Sandwich

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This sandwich is a great example of balancing flavors: sweet, salty, sour, savory (umami), and bitter. There’s sweetness from the brown sugar, saltiness from the soy sauce, sourness from the vinegar, savory from the chicken and soy sauce, and bitterness from the arugula.

Pasta Romano With Bacon & Broccoli

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This one-pot meal is comfort food that comes together quickly enough for a weeknight meal. 

Toasted Orzo Skillet With Shrimp

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Toasting the orzo develops an unexpected nutty flavor and golden color. Searing the shrimp is such an easy and fast way to get great flavor, color and texture. These two techniques step up this simple weeknight meal.

Chicken Verde Soup

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Poaching the chicken in this recipe—or starting the chicken in cold water and bringing the temperature up together—gives you tender, juicy pieces in the finished soup.

Orange-Ginger Tofu Stir-Fry

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Haven’t tried tofu? Try this recipe. This versatile vegan staple is like a blank canvas that absorbs the flavor of other ingredients. Draining the tofu and coating it in cornstarch helps develop a delicious crust when you sear it.

Barbecue Chicken Chopped Salad

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This salad is both beautiful and hearty enough to leave you satisfied

Roasted Chicken & Asparagus With Pan Sauce

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The pan sauce in this recipe brings an additional layer of flavor to the dish without overwhelming the lighter flavors of the chicken, asparagus, and mushrooms.

Turkey Sausage & Pepper Breakfast Quesadillas

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Grilling the peppers and quesadillas gives you a smoky, charred flavor because it sears a portion of the food. You get deep, flavorful grill marks by using the same technique as searing—just leave the food undisturbed.

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