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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Ham Florentine Wreath

This beautifully woven savory pastry is perfectly suited for a casual buffet-style lunch or brunch.

Pork Tenderloin and Citrus Salad

This colorful salad features a pork tenderloin, which is cut into medallions and seasoned with our Citrus & Basil Rub.

Tomato, Basil and Portobello Napoleons

A spin-off of the layered French puff pastry dessert, these stacked salads are crowned with crispy breaded goat cheese rounds.

Steak & Plantain Tacos

The heat of the banana peppers combined with sweet plantains makes this dish hard to resist!

Catfish Fillets with Chimichurri

Spicy catfish fillets are served with fresh cilantro-parsley sauce.

Crunchy Breakfast Tacos

Here is an interesting twist on breakfast that the whole family will enjoy. A quick blender salsa is added to eggs after they are soft-set.

Casbah Chicken & Couscous

This aromatic skillet entrée highlights flavors of Morocco with fresh mango and toasted almonds.

Citrus-Butter Shrimp Toss

While the rice pilaf cooks in the microwave, prepare and grill the shrimp and asparagus. Everything will finish cooking around the same time.

Mojito Chicken Salad

In the time it takes to reduce the syrup for the flavorful mojito-inspired salad dressing, the rest of the salad ingredients can be prepared and the chicken ready to grill.

Asian Grilled Chicken Rolls

Carrot and zucchini ribbons are too pretty to hide, so they are rolled on the outside of these grilled spirals.

Chipotle-Rubbed Beef Filets

It is possible to prepare steaks and mashed sweet potatoes in 30 minutes. Start the sweet potatoes, then get the steaks on the grill. While the steaks are resting, finish the potatoes.

Chicken Piccata Pasta

Creamy and lemony, this dish is a fresh take on piccata and is made in a fraction of the time!

Chipotle Chili Cornbread Bake

Two family favorites, chili and cornbread, come together in this microwaveable one-dish meal.

Spring Vegetable Minestrone

Unique ingredients like fresh fennel and smoked paprika add excitement to traditional minestrone.

Zesty Ravioli Skillet

It's amazing that such a fresh and flavorful dish starts with frozen ravioli and only takes about 20 minutes to prepare.

The Easiest Kid-Pleasin' Lasagna Ever

Need we say more? Oh, by the way - you don't have to cook the lasagna noodles ahead of time. How do you like that for ease? 

Lemon Seasoned Turkey Breast with Sweet Potatoes and Onions

This lemony roasted meal has great family appeal.  The distinctive herbs blend beautifully with the sweet potato and onion flavors.

Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Bacon & Fresh Sage

The pleasing combination of earthy sage and smoky bacon complements this rustic homemade pasta.

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