Main Dishes

My main dish recipes contain a mix of ingredients from meat, fish and vegetarian options. Some recipes contain lots of complex and delicious ingredients, others are simple and easy. From stews, pastas like butternut squash pasta , casseroles, curries, like South African bobotie to a delicate grilled fish, like fried trout or steamed mussels these are all my favourite main dish recipes.

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Traditional cottage pie

Traditional cottage pie

Full of delicious flavors and textures, this traditional cottage pie recipe is a warm, comforting, classic English dish. This savory pie is made in layers consisting of a ground beef and vegetable filling cooked in a delicious gravy which is then topped off with...

Pasta alla peperonata recipe

Pasta alla peperonata recipe

Italian pasta peperonata combines pasta with a rich sauce featuring sweet bell peppers, onions, garlic and tomatoes. This rustic Italian pasta recipe is made with a handful of pantry friendly ingredients, perfect for an easy weeknight dinner or lazy weekend meal....

Lemon baked whiting with roasted vegetables

Lemon baked whiting with roasted vegetables

This lemon baked whiting recipe is a delicious and easy sheet pan dinner recipe. Baked with a colourful medley of Mediterranean vegetables, this lemon whiting recipe can be served with baked or roasted potatoes or rice for a complete and satisfying meal bursting with...

Creamy pumpkin stew with spinach

Creamy pumpkin stew with spinach

This creamy pumpkin stew with spinach is a delicious one-pot meal packed with vegetables cooked to perfection in a broth. Fork-tender pumpkin, wilted spinach and mild zucchini are stewed with aromatics and warm spices which are then thickened with Greek yoghurt...

Carbonnade Flamande – Flemish beef stew

Carbonnade Flamande – Flemish beef stew

Carbonnade Flamande or Flemish beef stew is a hearty, satisfying and flavoursome dish. Originating from Belgium, this humble stew consists of tender beef cubes simmered in a rich flavoured sauce made with brown beer, onions, mustard and aromatic herbs. With the beef...

Creamy butternut squash pasta with sage

Creamy butternut squash pasta with sage

This creamy butternut squash pasta with sage combines a delightful blend of flavours into a hearty bowl of comfort food. Al dente cooked pasta is smothered in a delicious sauce made from butternut squash, garlic, onions, cream, fresh sage and earthy nutmeg. An...

Chicken stuffed peppers with feta

Chicken stuffed peppers with feta

These chicken stuffed peppers are a delicious and vibrant meal bursting with bold Mediterranean flavours. Succulent roasted bell peppers are generously stuffed with tender chicken pieces, fragrant spices, juicy tomatoes and tangy feta cheese after which they are...

Chicken and sweet potato curry

Chicken and sweet potato curry

This chicken sweet potato curry is warming, healthy and scrumptiously creamy. A colorful dish loaded with juicy chicken and tender sweet vegetables simmered in a coconut milk based curry full of exotic and aromatic flavors. Served with rice, noodles or naan, this...

Vegetarian lentil bobotie

Vegetarian lentil bobotie

This lentil bobotie is the vegetarian version of the South African classic dish that has its roots in Cape Malay cuisine. This vegetarian bobotie recipe is a warm, comforting and nourishing dish, loaded with tender lentils and bursting with exotic flavours. South...

Chicken Normandy – French apple cider chicken

Chicken Normandy – French apple cider chicken

Chicken Normandy or chicken à la Normande is a traditional French casserole dish. Chicken is browned and slowly braised to perfection in a creamy apple cider sauce which is then finished off with caramelised apple wedges. This apple cider chicken is a classic French...

Stuffed peppers with ground beef

Stuffed peppers with ground beef

This stuffed peppers with ground beef recipe is such an easy to prepare dish full of Mediterranean flavours. It is the perfect comfort food everyone will love. The sweet and colourful bell peppers are filled with savoury ground beef, onions, zucchini and mix of...

Pan fried trout with garlic butter

Pan fried trout with garlic butter

Pan fried trout with garlic butter is easy to prepare yet crazy delicious. Adding homemade garlic butter enhances the mild flavor of the fish. Pan frying trout can be done over an open fire while camping or in your backyard, or in your kitchen on the stovetop to enjoy...

Grilled chicken wraps with mango and spicy mayo

Grilled chicken wraps with mango and spicy mayo

Mango chicken wraps are great for an easy lunch or as a quick dinner and will become your new family favourite. These wraps are loaded with grilled chicken strips, sweet mango, crunchy cucumbers and juicy tomatoes. Served with fresh cilantro and a dollop of homemade...

Traditional ratatouille recipe

Traditional ratatouille recipe

Ratatouille is a French vegetable stew made with fresh summer vegetables and flavoured with Mediterranean herbs. This traditional ratatouille recipe is a bright and colourful dish, packed with flavour and which immediately makes you think of the south of France. Side...

Chicken saltimbocca with sage and prosciutto

Chicken saltimbocca with sage and prosciutto

This chicken saltimbocca recipe features pan-seared chicken with sage wrapped in prosciutto. It is then cooked to perfection in a delicious white wine sauce with a hint of lemon. An easy and delicious dinner recipe that comes together in under 30 minutes. It is...

Mango chicken curry with coconut

Mango chicken curry with coconut

This creamy chicken curry with mango is a deliciously mild and slightly sweet curry packed with flavour. It combines chicken breasts poached in a creamy coconut sauce with naturally sweet, fresh, juicy mangos. The medley of fruit, coconut and spices creates a...

Chicken with flat beans and bell pepper

Chicken with flat beans and bell pepper

This chicken recipe with flat beans and bell pepper features seared chicken and sautéed vegetables with garlic and ginger. This colourful dish is a delicious everyday meal and is ready in only 30 minutes. A great and healthy dinner option made with fresh and easy to...

South African Bobotie

South African Bobotie

South African bobotie is a fruity and spiced minced meat dish covered with a creamy egg custard. Often considered as South Africa's national dish, this Cape Malay curry has a perfect balance of spice and sweetness. Traditionally served with a bowl of fragrant yellow...

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Hi there, I'm Sabine, passionate foodie and avid traveller. Over the years I have combined my love for food, travel and photography and this is what The Tasty Chilli is all about. So please browse around and enjoy my recipes and cooking inspiration.