Main Dishes

The main event!!! Elegant yet straightforward main dishes & delicious entrée recipes. The perfect main course recipes for a weeknight dinner with your boo thang or a casual & effortless dinner party.

Pasta entrees (hellooo, Best-Ever Bolognese!), chicken entrees (like these Grilled Chicken Shawarma Hummus Bowls), plant-based & vegan entrees (the crowd favorite Easy Roasted Veggie Tacos) & so much more! There’s a little bit of everything for everyone but these main dishes are always always always approachable, elevated, & flavorful. Pinky promise.

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No-Stir Pumpkin Risotto

This No-Stir Pumpkin Risotto recipe is a delicious autumnal risotto, just as easy to make as it is to eat! Pumpkin purée is stirred into perfectly al dente risotto with plenty of parmesan cheese & nutmeg, adding festive color & the perfect touch of earthy, sweet pumpkin flavor. Using just…

Hi there, I'm Jess!

If there’s 1 thing to know about me, it’s this: I am head-over-heels in love with food. I’m on a mission to make weeknight cooking flavorful, fast, & fun for other foodies, & PWWB is where I share foolproof recipes that deliver major flavor with minimal effort. Other true loves: pretty shoes, puppies, Grey’s Anatomy, & my cozy kitchen in Minneapolis, MN.

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Creamy Pumpkin Mac & Cheese with Brown Butter Sage Breadcrumbs

The ultimate mac & cheese recipe for fall: Creamy Pumpkin Mac & Cheese with Brown Butter Sage Breadcrumbs! Pasta is tossed into a velvety, rich pumpkin cheese sauce made with warm fall spices & 3 types of cheese, finished with crispy brown butter sage breadcrumbs, & baked until bubbly & perfect. This homemade pumpkin macaroni & cheese is savory, rich, creamy & decadent. Perfect for the best cozy dinner this fall, or to serve as a festive side dish at Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving.

Italian Chicken and Gnocchi Dumplings

The ultimate cozy meal for comfort food season: Italian Chicken and Gnocchi Dumplings! The creamiest homemade chicken soup with a little bit of Italian flair – it is infused with Italian spices & parmesan, & finished with pillowy, fluffy fresh gnocchi dumplings. This chicken and gnocchi soup is a creamy, comforting one-pot wonder, & it's ready in 60 minutes or less!

Creamy Pork Marsala with Mushrooms

One of our favorite classic comforts, Creamy Pork Marsala with Mushrooms! Pan-fried pork chops & deeply caramelized mushrooms served smothered in a creamy marsala sauce. Enjoy it on its own, or pile it atop pasta, polenta, or mashed potatoes for the ultimate comfort food meal! This pork chop marsala delivers the cozy comfort of a home-cooked meal in a totally restaurant-worthy way – & it all comes together in 35 minutes or less!

Hearty Vegan Pumpkin Chili

Just in time for cool autumn nights, the coziest Vegan Pumpkin Chili! This plant-based chili delivers bold flavor, hearty texture, warm spice, & the perfect kick of heat. Plus, it's packed with autumnal flare, thanks to 3 layers of pumpkin. The ultimate pumpkin chili recipe! Perfect for weeknights or game day. Stovetop, slow cooker, & Instant Pot directions provided. Naturally vegetarian, vegan, & dairy-free.

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Cast Iron Skillet Pizza all’Amatriciana

Say hello to your newest at-home pizza night favorite: Cast Iron Skillet Pizza Amatriciana! Cast iron pizza is the simplest, quickest, & easiest way to make the perfect homemade pizzas without any special equipment or gadgets: you need a cast iron skillet, pizza dough, & your favorite pizza night toppings! This post will walk you through everything you need to know about how to cook pizza in a cast iron skillet - be sure to bookmark for later! This cast iron skillet pizza recipe yields the easiest homemade pizza with perfectly crisp & chewy crust, finished with all'Amatriciana-inspired toppings – spicy, pancetta-infused tomato sauce with plenty of cheese & pepperoni (toppings variations offered at the end of this post!).

Cozy Autumn Grain Bowls (with Cinnamon Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette!)

The coziest kale salad you'll ever meet – Autumn Harvest Grain Bowls! These hearty & healthy grain bowls are loaded with autumn-inspired ingredients - kale, wild rice, quinoa, roasted sweet potatoes, apple, & smoked gouda - & finished with creamy cinnamon maple balsamic vinaigrette. These cozy harvest bowls are perfect for a healthy dinner this fall! Meal prep-friendly, easily vegetarian, vegan, &/or dairy-free.

Sheet Pan Pollo Verde (Easy Salsa Verde Chicken)

Sheet Pan Pollo Verde! Zippy, zesty, bright salsa verde chicken made from scratch in 30 minutes or less with just 10 ingredients. There are so many reasons you're going to be absolutely obsessed with this chicken sheet pan dinner: it is EASY, takes 10 minutes to prep, is packed with fresh flavor, & it's super versatile - once you make your sheet pan chicken verde, the sky's the limit: tacos, burritos, nachos...it works with just about anything. A weeknight dinner dream!

Slow Roasted Whole Chicken Soup

There is no better way to kick soup season off than with this Slow Roasted Whole Chicken Soup recipe! Whole chicken slowly roasts in an intensely aromatic broth infused onions, garlic, & fresh herbs, until it's fall-off-the-bone tender. Serve the roasted chicken noodle soup with egg noodles & crusty bread for the perfect cozy meal. If you've never made chicken soup with whole chicken, you are in the right place - this is the coziest & easiest homemade chicken soup recipe you'll ever make!

Hi there, I'm Jess!

If there’s 1 thing to know about me, it’s this: I am head-over-heels in love with food. I’m on a mission to make weeknight cooking flavorful, fast, & fun for other foodies, & PWWB is where I share foolproof recipes that deliver major flavor with minimal effort. Other true loves: pretty shoes, puppies, Grey’s Anatomy, & my cozy kitchen in Minneapolis, MN.

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