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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Pizza Pasta

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The kids will absolutely love how this pasta dish tastes like pepperoni pizza and you’ll love how easy it comes together in just one pot!

Chicken Satay

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This easy, family-friendly dinner is packed with flavor, especially when served with the sweet-and-tangy peanut sauce. Also great as an appetizer.

Quick Cooker Shrimp & Grits

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When made in a pressure cooker, this classic Southern dish is easy enough for a busy weeknight meal—with an added bonus of fewer pots and pans to clean.

Potato Tacos

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These vegetarian tacos are filled with cheesy mashed potatoes, cooked in an air fryer for the perfect crispiness, then topped with a cool, chili lime crema.

White Pizza

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Our white pizza is anything but boring. We’ve added a bit of sun-dried tomatoes for an extra flavor boost. Baking on a stone ensures a crispy, delicious crust.

Quick Cooker Spinach & Artichoke Dip

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This a creamy, cheesy restaurant favorite is easy to make at home in a pressure cooker. It’s super delicious served warm or cold.

Quick Cooker BBQ Chicken Dip

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If you like your dips with a kick, try this one. This fan favorite comes together easily in a pressure cooker. It’s addictive whether served warm or cold.

Brown Butter Maple Cookie Pizza

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This dessert pizza has a crisp sugar cookie base and a creamy maple frosting. It's a great afternoon treat with a cup of coffee or a quick weeknight dessert.

S'mores Dip

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This s’mores dip has all the gooeyness of smores without the mess, and only takes about 5 minutes to make. Great for backyard picnics or an after-dinner treat!

Skillet Cookie

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Making a homemade chocolate chip cookie in a skillet is easier, and arguably more delicious than baking them in the oven. You don’t have to scoop out individual cookies, and the cast iron gives the cookie a crisp crust with a soft, chewy center.

Detroit-Style Pizza

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Detroit-style pizza is one of a kind, with its thick focaccia-like crust, caramelized cheese, and dollops of tomato sauce.

Corned Beef Hash

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This cast iron breakfast skillet recipe is a classic way to use leftover corned beef from your St. Patrick’s Day celebration, but it’s simple and easy enough to make all year long.

Orange-Raspberry Petit Fours

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 Simple, elegant, and great for a party or a dessert table.

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. 

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

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These crispy fries are rich in Vitamin A and are the perfect accompaniment to tangy main dishes like barbecue.

Blackened Chicken

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Tender and juicy Jamaican-spiced chicken is the star of this one-pot meal.

Air Fryer Hand Pies

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These lemon-blueberry hand pies are ready in just 30 minutes and are an easy, delicious dessert with or without a dollop of freshly whipped cream. 

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.

Lemon Blueberry Cake

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Blueberries and lemons are a classic flavor combination, but a cake that's ready to serve in just 20 minutes from start to finish is definitely a new twist on the old favorite.

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.

Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan

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This recipe combines the flavors of the classic Caprese salad of fresh tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, and balsamic vinegar with fried chicken and tortellini pasta.

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.

Fried Chicken Salad

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This salad is the perfect combination of fresh, bright flavors and comforting crunch. It combines sweet grapes, creamy honey mustard dressing, with crispy air-fried chicken.

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