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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Barbecue Pork Tenderloin

Our Deep Covered Baker allows you to prepare a pork tenderloin in the microwave, which gives you a head start on speedy sandwiches or salad.

Mediterranean Hummus Pizza

Hummus spread and flavorful vegetables top a thin pizza crust for a satisfying meatless main dish.

Brown Butter Tortellini with Spinach & Ham

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This simple pasta toss uses the method of draining the tortellini right over fresh spinach leaves to quickly wilt the spinach with the pasta cooking water.

Provençal Chicken with Brown Rice

Caramelizing the tomato paste gives this sauce a “slow cooked” flavor.

Rigatoni with Tuna and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Tossing the pasta in the Stir-Fry Skillet with the other ingredients lightly sauces the pasta while delivering a lot of flavor.

Mandarin Pasta Salad

This fresh, Asian-inspired main dish is ideal for impromptu entertaining.

Grilled BBQ Chicken Pizza

Push the smoky flavor of barbecue chicken pizza to the limits by putting it on the grill. Our BBQ Pizza Pan helps make it easy.

Calico Bean Bake

A colorful medley of beans adds interest to a casserole that will feed a crowd but is still easy on the budget.

Four-Cheese Mac & Cheese

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The blend of four cheeses is what gives this crowd-pleaser a special flavor. It’s lower in fat due to the availability of today’s lighter cheeses... plus a few other ingredient adjustments.

Cheeseburger Hoagie Sandwiches

If you're holding out for a hero, wait no more. Boasting the goodness of lean ground beef, these sandwiches are hearty, tasty and an excellent source of protein.

Zesty Beef Pot Roast Dinner

For a spicy twist to the traditional Sunday dinner, salsa, chili powder and cumin are added to a beef roast and simmered slowly for best flavor. 

Barbecue Beef & Peppers Sub

Turn last night's brisket into a saucy, flavorful sandwich for dinner tonight.

Ham & Cheese Omelet Roll

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This brunch specialty combines ham, cheese and green onions rolled into a soufflé-like omelet. 

Chicken Caesar Salad Pizza

Salad gets a delicious makeover! Diced chicken and vegetables are tossed with Caesar salad dressing and served atop a crispy pizza crust. 

Stuffed Peppers with Shrimp & Chorizo

Steaming the peppers in the microwave using the Deep Dish Baker jump-starts the recipe.

Chicken & Asparagus Risotto Skillet

Our 30-minute version of this creamy rice dish features instant rice, chicken and asparagus with a hint of fresh lemon. 

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