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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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Squash Lasagna with Fresh Basil

Made with frozen squash and fresh zucchini, this rich an creamy lasagna is easy to prepare.

Chipotle Shrimp Scampi

The perfect blend of tangy and savory makes this dish a true standout.

Italian Sausage & Escarole Stew

Escarole provides a slightly bitter yet delicate flavor and balances the rich and spicy sausage in this stew.

Zucchini Ribbon Primavera

Zucchini and carrots cut into fine julienne strips provide a colorful contrast to multigrain spaghetti for a fun pasta presentation.

Tomato, Basil and Portobello Napoleons

A spin-off of the layered French puff pastry dessert, these stacked salads are crowned with crispy breaded goat cheese rounds.

Grilled Chicken Penne al Fresco

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

Tuna Cannelloni with Tomato-Caper Relish

Tuna salad is dressed up with capers, lemon zest and fresh parsley and served in cool cannelloni shells. The result is a classic Spanish tapas dish.

Italian Pasta Stir-Fry

This colorful, crunchy salad uses sliced vegetables instead of noodles and can be made into a vegetarian dish by substituting tofu for the chicken.

Chicken Caesar Salad Pizza

Salad gets a delicious makeover! Diced chicken and vegetables are tossed with Caesar salad dressing and served atop a crispy pizza crust. 

Quick Chicken Primavera Risotto

Caramelized lemon halves add a splash of smoky, mellow lemon flavor to this satisfying main dish.

Creamy Spinach Ravioli

Refrigerated cheese-filled ravioli and vegetables are tossed in a velvety sauce for a meatless dish that comes together in no time.

Spicy Sausage & Peppers Penne

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

Grilled Caprese Chicken

Fresh and simple, the flavors in a classic Italian salad are enhanced when placed over grilled chicken breasts.

Seafood Lasagna

This colorful seafood and vegetable lasagna takes time to assemble, but once it’s in the oven, a hostess can mingle with guests.

Quick Chicken Cacciatore

This robust Italian dish, with tomatoes, mushrooms, onions and bell pepper, uses convenient frozen chicken patties.

Tortellini with Fresh Tomato Basil Sauce

When you've got a bumper crop of tomatoes on hand, savor this garden-fresh pasta sauce over cheese-stuffed pasta shapes.

Vegetable Primavera

Fresh garden vegetables add seasonal freshness and flavor to a packaged cheesy pasta mix.

Pepperoni Pizzadillas

The pizzadilla is the Italian spin-off of the quesadilla. These fun sandwiches will be a welcome addition to soup at lunchtime.

Sicilian Skillet Strata

This no-fuss dinner is started on the stovetop, then finished in the oven in minutes!

Spring Pasta Stir-Fry

This colorful stir-fry is a light main-dish meal, just right for any night of the week.

Chicken Lasagna Alfredo

Guests will enjoy the balance of flavors in this creamy layered pasta dish. You'll enjoy a leisurely afternoon with guest when you prepare this update classic ahead of time. 

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