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Any cook’s main dish is always the piece de resistance. That’s why it’s so important to serve a main dish that is beautiful, impressive and above all, delicious! How about trying an original Jamaican curry, a Tex-Mex taco pie, or a classic, hearty chili. Or you can go vegetarian with a beautiful stuffed eggplant main dish. Check out our main dish recipes for some mouth-watering inspiration.

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Top Recipe

By Lingonberrylane, Lydia Ln

Rate this recipe 3.8/5 (445 Votes)
Stuffed Eggplant 4 Pictures
Details

Servings 2
Level of difficulty Easy
Preparation time 10
Cost Average budget

  • 1 Eggplant
  • 3 slices Bacon
  • 1/4-1/2 cup onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 package button mushrooms
  • Cheese - I used a mixture of cheddar and parmesan because that's what I had on hand.
  • Topping:
  • breadcrumbs - I had some homemade from an old baguette mixed with a little parmesan
  • garlic and chives
  • Garnish (make it pretty)
  • Crumbled bacon
  • chives
  • parsley

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You can't go wrong with this delicious dish!

Top rated Main dish recipes

By Bmani1213

In a large pot over medium heat combine the broth, water, carrots, celery and ground black pepper and allow to cook

  • 2 (14 oz.) cans chicken broth
  • 2 C. water
  • 3 carrots
  • chopped
  • 3 stalks celery
  • chopped
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper
  • 3 slices fresh ginger root
  • 1 Tbs. vegetable oil
  • 1/2 C. chopped cooked chicken breast meat
  • 1/2 C. egg noodles
3.9/5 (328 Votes)

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By MPozzobon

A classic BBQ favorite with an Asian twist! Full recipe HERE

  • 1 pound button bone spareribs
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • A pinch of salt
  • A pinch of flour
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 3 heaping tablespoons cornstarch mixed in cold water
4.9/5 (209 Votes)

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By Annie13

Cut your chicken into cubes and cook them halfway in a skillet with salt and pepper and set aside

  • 8 oz. bog of frozen broccoli
  • thawed
  • 4 chicken tenderloins
  • 1 1/2 cups grated extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 can cream of chicken
  • 1/2 sleeve Ritz crackers
  • 1 cup rice
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp. melted butter
4.5/5 (215 Votes)

By M-E

Cook chicken in oven until done approx 45 mins Combine BBQ sauce, hot sauce & pepper in a small saucepan stirring ...

  • 8-10 chicken legs or approx 15 wings
  • 1 1/2 cups honey garlic BBQ sauce
  • 2 tsp franks red hot sauce
  • Pinch of pepper
3.8/5 (222 Votes)

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By Gitanjali Roche

Savoyarde Crozet Pasta Bake

  • 300g crozet
  • 100g bacon
  • 150g of Beaufort or Comte cheese
  • 20cl of sour cream or creme fraiche
  • fresh parsley
  • 2 onions
4.5/5 (128 Votes)

By chanel.sk

The pizza crust is made from scratch with spices flavoring it

  • DOUGH
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp club house cajun spice
  • 1 tbsp club house roasted chili and tamarind spice
  • 1 tbsp creole hot sauce
  • 3 1/2 cups AP dough
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 2 tbsp vegan margarine
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 can tomatoes
  • diced
  • 1 pkg salsa seasoning
  • 2 cups lettuce
  • shredded
  • 5 green onions
  • sliced
  • 1 banana pepper
  • chopped
  • 1 sweet red pepper
  • chopped
  • 1 poblano
  • chopped
  • 1 cup vegan soy pepper jack cheese
  • shredded
  • 1 cup old cheddar
  • shredded
3.3/5 (209 Votes)

By JillG

Cheesy goodness for you and your kiddos!

  • 1 1/2 cup macaroni pasta
  • 2 tbspbutter
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1/2 tsp French mustard
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tspgarlic powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 3 cups strong cheddar
  • 2 cups American cheese
  • Salt
  • Pepper
4.1/5 (172 Votes)

By lstuivenberg

Place noodles and water in pot, get water to boil Meanwhile cook ground beef until brown in pan on stove top, wh

  • 1 lb Ground Beef
  • 1/2 jar of cheez whiz
  • onion spice to taste
  • Garlic spice to taste
  • 1/2 bag of elbow noodles
  • 2 can Campbells tomato soup
4.4/5 (102 Votes)

By cdanyell214

Mix ground beef, cheese, onion and hamburger seasoning in bowl

  • 2 LBS Lean Ground Beef
  • 1/2 Cup Crumbled Blue Cheese
  • 1/2 Cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 TBSP McCormick Grill mates Hamburger Seasoning
  • 8 Hamburger or Kaiser rolls
4.7/5 (75 Votes)

By cdanyell214

Preheat Oven to 400 Degrees

  • 6 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 2 TBSP Melted Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/4 Cup Bread Crumbs
  • 1 TSP Oregano
  • 1 TSP Parsley
  • 1/4 TSP Paprika
  • 1 TSP Garlic Powder
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
4.3/5 (104 Votes)

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