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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Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan

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This recipe combines the flavors of the classic Caprese salad of fresh tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, and balsamic vinegar with fried chicken and tortellini pasta.

Quick Cooker Thai Coconut Soup

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Ginger and lime juice add just the right amount of tanginess to our pressure cooker version of tom kha gai which is a traditional Thai coconut chicken soup.

Stovetop Mac & Cheese

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This is mac & cheese with hotdogs and peas for grownups. Hotdogs are upgraded to andouille sausages and Parmesan cheese makes an entrance. The peas stay.

Chili Lime Pork

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This one-pot meal is all about big flavors. The pork is seasoned with a Latin-inspired rub that brings bright lime flavor and deep chili spice.

Moo Shu Pork Wraps

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Full of fresh and delicious flavors, this recipe is packed with veggies and protein and uses time-saving broccoli slaw for a nice, healthy crunch.

Hidden Veggie Marinara Pasta

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Fresh veggies are added to this family favorite by pureeing them into a smooth sauce. The result is so delicious, no one will know they’re eating veggies.

Low-Carb Bubble Waffle Pizza

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This mozzarella-crust pizza recipe was created and submitted to us by Senior Consultant Jennifer S. to celebrate the launch of our Waffle Puff Pan. Thanks, Jennifer!

Cheddar & Chive Bubble Waffle BLT

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This fun spin on a classic bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich uses a savory bubble waffle instead of bread.

Cuban Sandwich

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This recipe is a fresh take on a classic Cuban sandwich. Grilling the citrus for the marinade adds deep, caramelized flavor that makes the pork taste like it was cooked over an open flame.

Broccoli Crust Pizza

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This green pizza has a broccoli and almond flour crust that's topped with fresh mozzarella, avocado, red onion, and arugula. Lemon juice keeps the flavors bright. 

Quinoa Fried Rice With Shrimp

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Bump up your protein with this version of fried rice that swaps out rice for quinoa. If shrimp isn't to your taste you can use chicken. 

Pasta Primavera With Gremolata

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This fresh weeknight meal is on the table in less than 30 minutes.

Chicken Sausage With Peppers

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This basic recipe is easy and delicious, but the best part is how versatile it is: Serve it over rice or pasta, put it in buns, or just eat it plain!

Quick Cooker Creamy Cauliflower Alfredo

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This pressure cooker alfredo tastes rich, but the cauliflower and Greek yogurt keep it on the healthy side of decadence.

Quick Cooker Corn Chowder

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This easy corn chowder comes together quickly in your pressure cooker.

General Tso Chicken Stir-Fry

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This gluten-free, one-pot wonder brings both great flavor and color to your weeknight table.

Greek Potato & Green Bean Salad

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This main dish salad can be made with or without meat and comes together quickly using ingredients that you probably stock in your pantry.

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.

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. 

Grilled Peach Salad

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The dressing in this recipe uses browned butter, and while it sounds fancy, it's really easy to make. It’s a simple shortcut that deepens the flavor of sweet and savory foods. 

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.

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