Main Dish Recipes

Everybody has a different idea of what a “main dish recipe” should include. It might be a chicken or meat recipe for Paleo or gluten-free folks, a crockpot meal for busy foodies who want dinner waiting when they get home, or a filling pasta main dish for vegetarians or vegans. Whatever your idea of the ideal main dish recipe may be, you’ll find it here in our main dish recipes section.

If you’re in a “recipe rut” and need to try something new, how about something really different: Indian spiced chicken meatball wraps, or perhaps Thai red curry chicken? We also have several meatless main dishes to choose from, too – like spicy sweet potato black bean burgers with avocado-cilantro cream and sprouts or healthy chipotle sweet corn fettuccine.



For those on a gluten-free or Paleo diet, you might choose recipes such as tomato avocado burgers (which use a tomato as the burger bun), beef and eggplant casserole, several variations on grilled chicken or shish kebabs, sugar-crusted salmon with avocado-peach salsa, or light zucchini parmigiana.

Of course, there are several easy main dish recipes for busy days – because even dedicated foodies need an easy and quick meal option sometimes! That’s when you can fall back on old quick-fix favorites like the Southern tuna salad sandwich, chicken quesadillas, teriyaki chicken, grilled teriyaki chicken, Caprese BLT paninis, a noodle casserole, or classic and nouveau macaroni and cheese recipes.

Our main dish recipes cover several different cuisines and cooking styles, from down-home American meals to Thai curries. It’s easy to find something new and expand your recipe repertoire!

All our main dish recipes have been tried, tested and beautifully photographed by your fellow foodies who write food blogs – so you can browse our scrumptious selection of main dishes and drool over several before you make your choice of what’s for dinner this week.

And if you have your own food blog and want to submit a recipe (or several) to RecipeChart.com, please do! Just hit Submit Content to tell us all about your blog and join our community of serious foodies. Our website is all about foodies sharing great recipe ideas and inspiration with each other.