Main Dishes

Host dinner parties, celebrate the holidays, or simply bring the family together for a home-cooked meal. Pampered Chef's main dish recipes offer easy dinner recipes and healthy meal inspiration for American food, Asian food, Italian food, and other cuisines from around the world. Browse vegetarian recipes, gluten-free recipes, pasta dishes, casserole dishes, and more now.


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Quick Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

This hearty, comforting chicken soup is just like mom made—but it’s done in record time thanks to the Quick Cooker.

Quick Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

This classic chicken tortilla soup is so quick, you can make it on a weekday—but it will taste like it was cooking all day.

Quick Cooker Jambalaya

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Spicy, one-pot meal that satisfies! Bring a little bit of New Orleans into your kitchen.

Margherita Pizza

This delicious pizza classic will be one that your family asks for again and again!

Quick Veggie Burger

Turn a frozen veggie burger into a delicious lunch in just a few minutes!

Quick Turkey Florentine Sandwich

This easy-to-make sandwich packs in a whole serving of green veggies, and it’s ready to eat in 2 minutes.

Microwave Philly Cheesesteak Wrap

This mouthwatering cheese steak wrap is even better because you can make it in just 2 minutes.

Easy Monte Cristo

This lightened-up Monte Cristo uses bagel thins instead of French toast—but it’s the perfect combo of sweet and savory flavors.

Lunch Hour Chicken Fajita

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Love fajitas but don’t have time on your lunch break? This simple recipe lets you make a fajita in minutes thanks to the Breakfast Sandwich Maker.

Quick Cooker Pot Roast With Mashed Potatoes

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Thanks to the Quick Cooker, you can make a meal that’s usually reserved for Sundays any day of the week.

Zucchini Noodle Lasagna Bowl

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Fresh zucchini and ricotta cheese create a lightened-up version of a family favorite.

Pizza Pasta

It’s so easy to put together a fun and tasty dinner for your kids when they don’t want to have what mom and dad are eating for dinner.

Microwave Mac & Cheese

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This easy Mac & Cheese is perfect for nights when the kids don’t want the same dinner as mom and dad.

Caprese Pasta

Whether you need a quick dinner or lunch at the office, this recipe is easy to prepare and seriously satisfying.

Creamy Spinach & Mushroom Penne

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You won’t believe this creamy, flavor-packed pasta is made in the microwave!

Tuna Noodle Pasta Bowl

This quick version of classic tuna noodle casserole will be your new go-to for easy lunches and dinners!

Minestrone Pasta Bowl

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Inspired by classic Italian minestrone, this all-in-one meal is perfect for lunch on the go or a simple dinner for one.

Thai Noodle Bowl

This Thai-style pasta bowl has a creamy peanut sauce, fresh bright veggies, and it comes together in minutes!

Quick Cooker Salsa Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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This dish is perfect for busy weeknights, plus you can choose your favorite toppings!

Quick Cooker Citrus-Herb Salmon & Green Beans

The orange and thyme mixture pairs well with the salmon and side of green beans—making it a healthy, tasty meal for your family.

Quick Cooker Beef Stew With Parmesan Polenta

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You can’t beat the flavors of the tender beef paired with the creamy polenta and other stew ingredients!

Quick Cooker Homemade Chili

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There’s no need to plan ahead for this recipe—you can cook dried beans (without soaking!) in the same time it takes to cook your beef.

Quick Cooker Barbecue Root Beer Ribs

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This recipe comes together in a fraction of the time it takes to make traditional ribs, but they’re every bit as tender and delicious.

Quick Cooker Chicken Parmesan Pasta

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Make Italian night any night of the week with this easy recipe thanks to the Quick Cooker.

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