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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Gourmet Stuffed Burgers

Favorite hamburger toppings can be found inside these juicy burgers.

Vegetarian Panini Sandwiches

These hearty grilled sandwiches can take on different flavors and characteristics, depending on the ingredients you put into them. It's up to you!

Fiesta Salad Turnover

Chock-full of ground beef, vegetables and a zippy homemade dressing, this simple turnover resembles a giant taco that feeds the whole family.

Easy Artichoke Pizza

A creamy Parmesan cheese sauce, artichokes and olives top this meatless crowd-pleaser.

Juiciest Roast Chicken

Our new Deep Covered Baker and flavorful seasoning mixture make roast chicken irresistibly moist.

Cider-Poached Chicken & Bulghur Wheat Salad

Bulghur wheat, which are wheat kernels that have been steamed, dried and crushed, gives this hearty salad nutty flavor and interesting texture.

Panko-Crusted Pork with Plum Sauce

Plum sauce is a staple in Chinese cuisine, and its tart flavor balances the richness of the pork.

Stovetop Grilled Pizzas

The convenience of refrigerated pizza crust makes this a great recipe to prepare with friends. Try other favorite toppings and let guests build their own creations.

Provençal Fish Stew

This simplified fish stew is flavored with garlic and tomatoes, two ingredients traditionally found in Provençal dishes. The fresh fennel adds a special touch.

Japanese-Style Wasabi Steak Salad

This exotic salad, featuring a nice textural contrast between rice noodles and crisp vegetables, uses part of the wasabi salad dressing as a marinade for the steak.

Tuscan Salmon and Bean Salad

This is a delicious example of a composed salad, in which ingredients are arranged rather than tossed together. In this case, each guest can build his or her own masterpiece.

Cheesy Chicken Chilaquiles

This Mexican classic, a mixture of tortilla chips, cheese, vegetables and meat, gets an update as a layered microwave casserole.

Beef Satay Fried Rice

This easy and versatile dish is sure to be a family favorite.

Chicago-Style Deep-Dish Pizza

Chicagoans are proud of their deep-dish pizzas, though they never agree as to which restaurant serves the best. Maybe we should have them taste this one.

Mac 'n Cheese Soup

By starting with a packaged macaroni & cheese dinner, you can have this soup ready in a jiffy. 

New England Corned Beef Dinner

This complete meal slowly simmers in your oven. Plan to have enough leftover meat for our uniquely delicious Reuben Quesadillas. 

Basic Brined Turkey

For juicier and tastier meat, try brining. It’s easy, and the results are worth the wait.

Turkey Pasta Pie

Your family will look forward to leftover turkey when you prepare it with vegetables and a spaghetti “crust.”

Baked Potato Soup

This chunky cream soup is a delicious encore for baked potatoes.

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