Glazed ham studded with cloves sitting in apple cider in a pie pan on a grill, surrounded by smoke.

Main Dish Recipe Ideas

The main dish of any meal is the centerpiece and is accompanied by sides such as vegetables or salads. It is most often protein-heavy and the most popular element.

Main dishes include items like roasts, large smoked or grilled meats, or baked meats. They however can also include a created dish like a bake, stew, or casserole.

Outdoors the main dish is often a one-pot meal due to the ease of cooking or sometimes a two-pot meal with the main and an accompaniment such as rice, pasta or vegetable that is cooked in the second pot.

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