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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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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!

Twenty-Minute Barbecue Ribs

Our Deep Covered Baker allows you to prepare barbecue ribs in the microwave. Finish by grilling them indoors for great smoky flavor.

Skillet Lasagna

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This family favorite delivers all of the flavor of lasagna in half of the time. Spicy turkey sausage boosts the flavor.

Ultimate Peppercorn Burgers

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  These bistro-style burgers are designed to be cooked until well-done, yet they are juicy and flavorful. How? A bread “paste” lends incredible moistness.

Brown Butter Tortellini with Spinach & Ham

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This simple pasta toss uses the method of draining the tortellini right over fresh spinach leaves to quickly wilt the spinach with the pasta cooking water.

Molten Chocolate Mini Cakes

These luscious miniature cakes feature intense chocolate-flavored liquid centers. Make sure not to overbake them, or the centers will set up.

Ham & Cheese Brunch Squares

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Brunch guests on their way? No problem! This colorful dish comes together in no time and serves a crowd.

Asian Pork & Noodle Skillet

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Tight on time? This quick skillet dish is a great “go-to” recipe that will become a family favorite.

Barbecue Pork Tenderloin

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Our Deep Covered Baker allows you to prepare a pork tenderloin in the microwave, which gives you a head start on speedy sandwiches or salad.

Thirty-Minute Chicken

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Our Deep Covered Baker and a flavorful seasoning mixture make this chicken easy and irresistible. This quick microwave method is a real time-saver, perfect for a weeknight meal or when a recipe calls for cooked chicken.

Jerk Chicken Nachos

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This twist on a classic is so easy to make and is perfect for a casual night in with friends.

Cran-Raspberry Fizz

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This simple beverage takes just minutes to make. Let the sorbet stand at room temperature as you prepare the rest of the ingredients.

Tangy Pepper-Pecan Brie

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Holiday appetizers don't get any easier than this. Start with a round of Brie, add your choice of three delicious toppings, surround with slices of French bread, and bake!

Southwestern Salad

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 This classic salad will be your next go-to for a party or get-together!

Turkey and Wild Rice Soup

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Leftover holiday turkey can be used to prepare this elegant soup that's suitable for guests.

Lazy Lasagna Chili

Preparing lasagna is no longer a time-consuming process when you have this tasty “chili” recipe at your fingertips.

Easy Corn Chowder

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This thick, satisfying chowder, complete with ham and potatoes, can be prepared in half an hour.

Spicy Sausage & Peppers Penne

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Penne pasta is tossed with colorful peppers, zesty sausage and a seasoned tomato sauce—now that's Italian!

Teriyaki Pork Stir-Fry

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Lean pork loin is marinated in Asian seasonings and served with an array of vegetables for an unforgettable dinner.

Hot Artichoke & Spinach Dip

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This updated classic uses creamed spinach to create the tastiest, creamiest hot dip ever!

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