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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Grilled Steak & Vegetable Salad

Fire up the grill and make this hearty bistro-style salad tonight.

Spicy Tilapia Burritos

Cool and crunchy slaw surrounds spicy, grilled tilapia for a great contrast in texture with every bite.

Chicken with Caramelized Garlic & Sage

The sweetness of caramelized garlic combined with the distinctive flavor of fresh sage creates a delicious and aromatic meal.

Chicken Medallions with Capers & Tomatoes

This quick-cooking main dish features a rich and flavorful pan sauce.

Grilled Shrimp on Lemongrass Skewers

Lemongrass, a key flavoring in Thai cooking, adds a distinct lemony perfume to the glaze in this recipe.

Ham & Cheese Calzone

Rather than spending time assembling individual sandwiches, try this quick twist on hot ham and cheese.

Orecchiette with Spinach, Sausage & Tomatoes

Adding some of the liquid from the canned tomatoes at the helps to cook the tomatoes and spinach without losing any flavor.

Thai Peanut Chicken Stir-Fry Salad

Served over crisp lettuce, this stir-fry is perfect for a quick weeknight meal.

Warm Lemon Pepper Chicken Salad

Served warm, this main dish salad gets its fresh flavor from our Lemon Pepper Rub.

Cool & Crunchy Chicken Tacos

Refreshing jicama and mango pair beautifully with the warm flavor of the cumin sauce, making these tacos true standouts.

Chicken, Pesto & Tomato Flatbread

The secret to this delicious flatbread is the homemade pesto.

Beef Ragout With Polenta

While this well-seasoned beef stew slowly bakes, you'll have time to make a salad and set the table. 

Grilled Asparagus & Portobello Mushroom Salad

The flavors of fresh grilled vegetables come to life in this salad.

Turkey Piccata

In just minutes, you can serve your family a classic Italian dish made with lean turkey slices and a light, lemony sauce.

Pancetta-Wrapped Prawns with Polenta

These peppery shrimp are a great combination with the creamy, soft polenta.

Skillet Chicken Mole

This recipe will have your family asking for mole every night.

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