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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Minestrone Pasta Bowl

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Inspired by classic Italian minestrone, this all-in-one meal is perfect for lunch on the go or a simple dinner for one.

Quick Cooker Salsa Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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This dish is perfect for busy weeknights, plus you can choose your favorite toppings!

Quick Cooker Citrus-Herb Salmon & Green Beans

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The orange and thyme mixture pairs well with the salmon and side of green beans—making it a healthy, tasty meal for your family.

Quick Cooker Barbecue Root Beer Ribs

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This recipe comes together in a fraction of the time it takes to make traditional ribs, but they’re every bit as tender and delicious.

Quick Cooker Chicken Parmesan Pasta

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Make Italian night any night of the week with this easy recipe thanks to the Quick Cooker.

Chicken Sausage & Spinach Ravioli

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This one-pot meal comes together in 30 minutes which makes it perfect for when you're short on time, but unwilling to compromise on flavor.

One-Pot Chicken Parmesan & Zucchini Noodles

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This delicious one-pot meal contains only 5 ingredients and comes together in just 20 minutes!

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.

Sweet Potato Black Bean Enchilada Casserole

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Weeknight comfort food that's ready in 30 minutes and made using ingredients 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.

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 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!

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.

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.

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