Gourmet Main Dish Recipes

Whether you need something for date night or want to impress a group of friends, here's where you start.

Staff Picks

Gourmet Pub Burgers

Rating: 5 stars 11
I made burgers similar to these in my college training, and tweaked them a little to satisfy picky eaters at home! Moist and juicy burgers guaranteed every time. Garnish the burger with a slice of pancetta, ancient grainy mustard, red onion slices, iceberg lettuce, and Swiss or blue cheese.

Cajun Seafood Pasta

Rating: 4.5 stars 1251
This recipe is a hot one, but delicious! If you are weak of tongue, then divide the amounts of peppers in half. Better to add more than spoil your creation! Bay scallops are preferred, but the larger sea scallops can be used if they are cut in half. This dish can also be placed in a casserole dish and placed under the broiler until top turns golden brown!
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Pork Chops with Raspberry Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 1079
Succulent herbed boneless pork loin chops paired with a tangy raspberry sauce ... heaven on a plate! This is a special family dish or perfect for company. I accompanied it with mashed potatoes and julienned steamed carrots. My husband can't wait to have it again.

Creme Brulee French Toast

Rating: 4.5 stars 1033
Very rich French toast - can be made ahead of time.

Bourbon Pecan Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars 688
Chicken breasts are coated in a pecan breading, and fried in a skillet. Then a rich bourbon sauce is poured over them before serving. This is a fabulous recipe that my Mother gave me from a upscale restaurant in New York. It is to die for. ENJOY!!

Crab-Stuffed Lobster Tail

Rating: 4.5 stars 73
Lobster tail with a New England-style cracker and crabmeat stuffing. Serve with fresh lemon wedges and homemade dinner rolls for an exquisite but surprisingly simple meal.

Chicken Makhani (Indian Butter Chicken)

Rating: 4.5 stars 1350
Chicken makhani is a favorite Indian dish with a bold, full-flavored sauce.

Gnocchi with Sage-Butter Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 332
A delicious sage, butter, garlic and cheese sauce makes a delicious side dish or complete meal!

Avocado Toast with Crumbled Crispy Pancetta

Rating: 4.5 stars 8
If you're expecting company for brunch, cook up this recipe for gourmet avocado toast with crumbled crispy pancetta and poached egg on rye.

Authentic Louisiana Red Beans and Rice

Rating: 4.5 stars 1344
Andouille stars in this authentic red beans and rice recipe.

Roasted Rack of Lamb

Rating: 5 stars 1300
A rack of lamb is seared, and encrusted with Dijon mustard and garlic and rosemary flavored bread crumbs. Then it is roasted to your desired doneness.

Chef John's Chicken Kiev

Rating: 5 stars 257
Oozing with garlic and parsley butter — this chicken Kiev will be a hit!

Inspiration and Ideas

18 Fancy Dinners Ready in 30 Minutes
These simple yet special recipes are perfect for any special-occasion dinner!
Lamb Chops with Balsamic Reduction
Rating: Unrated 1645
"Happiness on a plate! I was worried about the reduction sauce at first, because it seemed thin. But by letting it cook a little longer, the magic happened." – mesohungry