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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Shrimp Boil

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This delicious shrimp boil is done in less than 15 minutes thanks to a microwave-safe bag. It’s a perfect weeknight dinner!

Cacio e Pepe With Zucchini & Peas

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Our version of cacio e pepe adds peas and zucchini for an extra dose of veggies, texture, and flavor.

Grilled Honey Garlic Chicken

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This simple, family-friendly grilled chicken recipe comes together quickly and for a flavorful and tasty weeknight dinner.

Sous Vide Fire-Roasted Chicken

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Turn up the flavor on chicken night with a fire-roasted tomato sauce. This new family favorite can be served as-is or over pasta.

Pressure Cooker Tuscan Bean Soup

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This hearty Italian white bean soup, also called Ribollita, is bursting with flavor, loaded with fresh veggies, and ready in less than an hour. A comforting classic!

Rosemary Roasted Butternut Squash Pizza

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The key to this pizza is the rosemary herb roasted butternut squash. It adds just the right amount of warming fall flavor and makes for such a delicious pizza! We're loving this recipe from Tieghan Gerard at Half-Baked Harvest.

Falafel Burgers

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These vegetarian burgers are a filling and flavorful meal! Instead of being deep fried, these are made in a skillet for a simple weeknight meal.

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!

Broccoli-Cheddar Burgers

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These cheesy broccoli burgers with a tangy familiar sauce are simple and satisfying!

Burrito Cups

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

Beef Burrito Bowl

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This burrito bowl uses our Chipotle Rub to add a smoky, spicy kick to ground beef and fresh tomato salsa.

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.

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.

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