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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Quick Cooker Smashed Brussels Sprouts

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Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, all topped with cheese! This easy side will become your new favorite veggie. Also great as a warm appetizer.

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.

Tomato Basil Soup

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All you need is 30 minutes to turn fresh tomatoes and basil into a smooth, rich, hot soup. Pair with crusty bread and a fresh salad for a great dinner.

Cheesy Potato Soup

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All you need is 30 minutes to turn potatoes and cheese into a smooth, rich, hot soup. Pair with crusty bread and a fresh salad for a great dinner.

Cauliflower Soup

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All you need is 30 minutes to turn a head of raw cauliflower into a smooth, rich, hot soup. Pair with crusty bread and a fresh salad for a great dinner.

Frozen Piña Colada

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If you like pina coladas, and not getting caught in the rain, then make these at home, kick back, and enjoy the weather wherever you are.

Frozen Margarita

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It’s hard to beat a frozen margarita on a hot day. Refreshing, frosty, and delicious, it’s the perfect grown-up slushy.

Chocolate Nice Cream

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This dairy-free ice cream is great for vegans, those who are lactose sensitive, or anyone who wants a special frozen treat.

Orange Marmalade

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Fresh-squeezed orange juice and orange zest combine for a sweet marmalade that has a little bite. Easy to make and great for gift-giving.

Low-Sugar Strawberry Jam

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This homemade jam is fresh, free of additives and chemicals, and is easily made without the hassle and time commitment of canning. Great for gift-giving!

Strawberry Jam

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This homemade jam is fresh, free of additives and chemicals, and is easily made without the hassle and time commitment of canning. Great for gift-giving!

Raspberry Jam

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This homemade jam is fresh, free of additives and chemicals, and is easily made without the hassle and time commitment of canning. Great for gift-giving!

Blueberry Jam

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This homemade jam is fresh, free of additives and chemicals, and is easily made without the hassle and time commitment of canning. Great for gift-giving!

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!

Hot Chocolate

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This classic family fave comes together easily for a rich, creamy treat. Top with little marshmallows or whipped cream to make it a little more special.

Hollandaise Sauce

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This easy version is made in a blender, not a double boiler. A few, simple ingredients and voila! A rich, creamy sauce for eggs, asparagus, fish, and more.

Alfredo Sauce

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Simple to make, this creamy alfredo sauce turns a busy weeknight meal into something special.

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.

Broccoli Cheddar Soup With Cheddar Biscuits

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Comfort in a bowl. This creamy soup is loaded with fresh veggies, easy to make, and ready in about 30 minutes. The 3-ingredient biscuits are a perfect match.

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.

Horchata

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This easy, creamy Mexican rice milk drink has a hint of cinnamon and vanilla that adds the perfect amount of sweetness. Serve over ice for a refreshing treat.

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