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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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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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!

Strawberry Cheesecake Dip

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This fresh dip tastes delicious with graham crackers, pound cake, or even fresh fruit.

Low-Carb Bubble Waffle Pizza

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This mozzarella-crust pizza recipe was created and submitted to us by Senior Consultant Jennifer S. to celebrate the launch of our Waffle Puff Pan. Thanks, Jennifer!

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.

Quick Cooker Key Lime Cups

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Make six individual servings of key lime pie in 20 minutes!

Dessert Tacos

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These hand pies are easy to make and delicious. Make them with any of your favorite pie fillings!

Chai Toffee Chip Ice Cream

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This homemade ice cream has a rich and creamy texture with the warm spices of chai tea and buttery sweetness of toffee.

Homemade Blueberry Ice Cream

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Adding a little buttermilk to this fresh blueberry ice cream brightens the flavor and keeps it light and refreshing.

Quick Cooker Red Potato Salad

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This classic potato salad recipe will be your go-to for barbecues, potlucks, and picnics.

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