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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Coffee Smoothie

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Why force yourself to choose between drinking coffee in the morning or drinking a smoothie? This delicious recipe lets you do both. 

Dutch Baby

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Preheating your cast iron skillet before adding your batter makes this pancake a crispy golden treat. Top with fresh fruit and whipped cream for an easy dessert.

Cauliflower Curry

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This vegan, tomato-based curry provides 11 grams of protein so it's a great option for weeknight satisfaction whether or not you're usually a meat-eater.

Quick Cooker Thai Coconut Soup

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Ginger and lime juice add just the right amount of tanginess to our pressure cooker version of tom kha gai which is a traditional Thai coconut chicken soup.

Stovetop Mac & Cheese

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This is mac & cheese with hotdogs and peas for grownups. Hotdogs are upgraded to andouille sausages and Parmesan cheese makes an entrance. The peas stay.

Green Monster Muffins

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This portable breakfast is packed with oats, bananas, applesauce, and kale and fiber, which turns the batter a fun green color.

Moo Shu Pork Wraps

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Full of fresh and delicious flavors, this recipe is packed with veggies and protein and uses time-saving broccoli slaw for a nice, healthy crunch.

Cauliflower Shepherd's Pie

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Instead of mashed potatoes, this lower-carb version is topped with cauliflower puree. Perfect when you’re in the mood for a meaty, comfort-food classic.

Greek Hummus

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This simple homemade hummus recipe is quick and easy to make, super-smooth and creamy, and tastes so much better than store-bought.

Nacho Cheese Sauce

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Smooth, creamy, and easy. Pour warm sauce over tortilla chips and load up the toppings. Always great as an appetizer, but how about nachos for dinner!

Hidden Veggie Marinara Pasta

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Fresh veggies are added to this family favorite by pureeing them into a smooth sauce. The result is so delicious, no one will know they’re eating veggies.

Butternut Squash Soup

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The creaminess of this soup is balanced perfectly with a crunchy Pumpkin Seed Granola topping. Perfect for evenings with a bit of a chill in the air. 

Homemade Hummus

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This simple homemade hummus recipe is quick and easy to make, super-smooth and creamy, and tastes so much better than store-bought.

Roasted Red Pepper & Walnut Dip

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This version of muhammara, a delicious Middle Eastern dip, is made with store-bought roasted red peppers for a quick, creamy, vegan dip, a great alternative to hummus.

Peanut Butter

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Creamy nut butter in 3 minutes! This kitchen staple is super easy, budget-friendly, and you can customize based on dietary needs and preference.

Blackberry Cashew Smoothie Bowl

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Who says breakfast can't be nutritious, delicious, AND beautiful? This smoothie gets your day off to a great start whether or not you share a pic with friends!

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

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This recipe is a great place to start if you're new to making smoothies—It's a great recipe to make if you're a smoothie pro, too!

Bubble Waffles

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This is the basic recipe for making your own bubble waffles with the Waffle Puff Pan. Serve them with ice cream, or add your own fun ingredients for something even more creative.

Strawberry Blondies

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Fresh strawberries and just a little bit of white chocolate make these blondies the perfect sweet treat.

Quick Cooker Creamy Cauliflower Alfredo

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This pressure cooker alfredo tastes rich, but the cauliflower and Greek yogurt keep it on the healthy side of decadence.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Lava Cake

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This easy microwave lava cake is ready so quickly that if you start the microwave when you sit down to dinner, it'll be ready to eat when it's time for dessert. 

Quick Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

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This classic chicken tortilla soup is so quick, you can make it on a weekday—but it will taste like it was cooking all day.

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