30 Minutes or Less

Wow your guests with tasty finger food or send the kids to school with snacks they'll love with Pampered Chef's collection of appetizer and snack recipes. Find cheese dip recipes, salsa recipes, healthy snacks, and much more today!


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Loaded Baked Potato Chowder

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Thick and satisfying, there's nothing like a hearty chowder to warm up the family.

Bacon-Cheddar Bites

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These smoky, cheesy tartlets can be part of a brunch or evening party spread.

Mini Carrot Cake Cups

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Cream cheese frosting, arguably the best part about carrot cake, is a key player in these miniature homestyle treats.

Cheesy Chicken Chilaquiles

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This Mexican classic, a mixture of tortilla chips, cheese, vegetables and meat, gets an update as a layered microwave casserole.

Chocolate-Banana Cream Trifle

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Thanks to the Trifle Bowl, a few pantry staples can be assembled into an eye-catching dessert.

Mexican Chicken “Lasagna”

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A fun twist on lasagna starts with enchilada sauce and corn tortillas to create a quick microwave casserole.

Grilled Chicken Penne al Fresco

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Preparing a tomato-garlic sauce from scratch in the microwave will fill your kitchen with the aromas of an upscale Italian restaurant.

Fresh Pineapple Salsa

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Tangy and refreshing, this tropical-inspired salsa would be excellent served over chicken or fish.

Tiramisu Brownie Trifle

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Coffee liqueur makes a bold statement in this dramatic dessert. If desired, use our nonalcoholic variation, as shown in our Cook's Tip.

Spinach Carbonara Pizza

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Carbonara, a creamy white sauce flavored with bacon, gives this pizza a deliciously unconventional look and flavor.

Sausage & Pepper Biscuit Frittata

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Fast and easy, this versatile dish can be served for a weekend brunch or weeknight dinner.

Microwave White Chicken Chili

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Three whole heads of garlic may seem like a lot, but “roasting” them in the microwave lends a mild, mellow taste to this chili.

Classic Mini Cheeseburgers

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A quick, innovative cooking technique delivers big cheeseburger taste in fun, bite-size appetizers.

Brown Sugar-Dijon Brie

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Appetizers don’t get any easier than this. Start with brie, add toppings, surround with slices of French bread, and bake!

Strawberry Cream Trifle

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This pretty pink trifle showcases the summery combination of strawberries and cream.

Deluxe Cheeseburger Salad

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This unexpected spin on the classic burger will delight even the pickiest eaters at the table.

Chicken Tortilla Casserole

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This quick microwave casserole is based on Mexican chilaquiles, which uses broken tortilla chips for added texture.

Chicken, Avocado & Grapefruit Salad

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The bright grapefruit vinaigrette heightens the flavors of this main-dish salad.

Quiche Lorraine Tartlets

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Our petite version of the classic is sure to brighten up your next brunch!

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