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.

Our Best Main Dish Recipes

Newest Main Dish Recipes

Banana Leaf Salmon

Small bites of salmon are marinated in a spicy-sweet-salty sauce, wrapped in banana leaves, grilled, and served alongside coconut rice.…

by Harry Soo

Stuffed Pork Steaks

Pork steaks are stuffed with homemade sausage before being topped with fresh sage and thyme then sprinkled with a hot…

by Harry Soo

Vegetable Wellington

Wellingtons are a popular pastry style that surrounds typically beef with mushroom duxelles, this variation, however, uses a flavorsome combination…

by Harry Soo

Grilled Teriyaki Chicken

Teriyaki is a Japanese cooking method of grilling marinated chicken, this version uses an easy homemade marinade that features pineapple…

by Jason Aqui

Grilled Beef Short Ribs

These Korean-style kalbi grilled beef short ribs are a nice change to add to your barbecue repertoire. Initially marinated for…

by Jason Aqui