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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The Best Bubbly Cheesy Shrimp Dip

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Filled with fresh shrimp, melty cheeses, garlic, and herbs, there's a reason this bubbly cheesy shrimp dip is the best shrimp dip you've ever had. This delicious reinvention of our Cheesy Chicken Dip was sent to us by our friend Jen at @midwestlifeandstyle.

Baked Ricotta

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This crowd-pleasing delicious dip is warm, extra cheesy, creamy, and hard to stop eating. Really, the perfect appetizer for any occasion.

Quick Cooker Spinach & Artichoke Dip

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This a creamy, cheesy restaurant favorite is easy to make at home in a pressure cooker. It’s super delicious served warm or cold.

Quick Cooker BBQ Chicken Dip

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If you like your dips with a kick, try this one. This fan favorite comes together easily in a pressure cooker. It’s addictive whether served warm or cold.

Toasted Ravioli

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Skip the deep fryer and make in the air fryer. You’ll get all the crispiness but not all the oil. It comes together in no time and is sure to be a hit.

Air Fryer Fried Pickles

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Toss dill pickle slices with some cornmeal and air fry them. Dip them in a special sauce—made even more special with a dollop of horseradish sauce—and you have a hit on your hands.

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

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These crispy fries are rich in Vitamin A and are the perfect accompaniment to tangy main dishes like barbecue.

Spicy Cauliflower Bites

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Make these bites as spicy or mild as you like. They're a delicious, meat-free option if you're making snacks for a game or appetizers for a casual dinner.

Stuffed Mushrooms

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This air fryer stuffed mushroom recipe has just a splash of red wine vinegar which is the perfect balance for the earthy mushrooms and creamy cheese.

Homemade Beef Jerky

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Making your own beef jerky lets you control the amount of salt and cut of beef that you use. All it takes is a simple marinade and a bit of patience. 

Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp

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The salty sweetness of this coconut shrimp pairs perfectly with a spicy (you can make it as spicy as you'd like it to be—or not to be) apricot chili sauce.

Air Fryer French Fries

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French fries are always the perfect side for burgers, but these fries prove that fantastic fries can carry the show on their own.

Air Fryer Chicken Wings

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These wings have all the zing of the wings at your local sports bar—but without the sticky tables.

Quick Cooker Smashed Brussels Sprouts

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Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, all topped with cheese! This easy side will become your new favorite veggie. Also great as a warm appetizer.

Greek Hummus

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This simple homemade hummus recipe is quick and easy to make, super-smooth and creamy, and tastes so much better than store-bought.

Nacho Cheese Sauce

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Smooth, creamy, and easy. Pour warm sauce over tortilla chips and load up the toppings. Always great as an appetizer, but how about nachos for dinner!

Homemade Hummus

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This simple homemade hummus recipe is quick and easy to make, super-smooth and creamy, and tastes so much better than store-bought.

Roasted Red Pepper & Walnut Dip

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This version of muhammara, a delicious Middle Eastern dip, is made with store-bought roasted red peppers for a quick, creamy, vegan dip, a great alternative to hummus.

Quick Cooker Pimento Cheese Deviled Eggs

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Two classic summer dishes are combined to make truly special deviled eggs for your next picnic or potluck.

Cheesy Chicken Dip

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This cheesy bruschetta dip is served warm and takes only 10 minutes of prep time. 

Cranberry Salsa

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This gluten-free, low-calorie appetizer is a fun twist on traditional salsa.

Pumpkin Dip

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This appetizer has all the flavors of pumpkin pie but in an easier and healthier party dip.

Berry Lemonade Quicksicles

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Red, white, blue, and refreshing! These homemade frozen treats make great snacks on a summer day. 

Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Bars

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These yogurt bars make a fresh and healthy breakfast.

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