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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.

Salmon en Papillote

Cooking fish en papillote [pah-pee-YOHT] refers to the French method of baking fish in a wrapping of parchment paper.  

Zucchini Ribbon Primavera

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

Asian Vegetable Alfredo

Lite coconut milk serves a dual purpose in this Asian-inspired dish; it provides rich creaminess and flavor.

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.

Caesar Pasta Salad

Great Caesar’s taste! This slimmed-down version has all the rich Caesar flavor, but with fewer calories and less fat. Serve it with crusty Italian bread or hard rolls.

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.

Bacon, Linguini & Tomato Toss

The ‘L” stands for linguini in this guest-worthy spin on the classic BLT sandwich.

Sweet Potato Tagine with Pine Nut Couscous

This aromatic, Moroccan-inspired dish is sure to be a dinnertime favorite.

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.

Mediterranean Lettuce Wraps

These lettuce wraps are a fun and unique way to serve this turkey and couscous salad.

Mandarin Pasta Salad

This fresh, Asian-inspired main dish is ideal for impromptu entertaining.

Curly Pasta & Chicken Toss

Fusilli pasta is long, spiral-shaped spaghetti. It adds a new twist to stir-fried chicken and vegetables. 

Grilled Vegetable Pasta Salad

Whole-wheat pasta and garden-fresh vegetables make this meatless salad a deliciously healthy option for dinner. 

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!

Chicken and Orzo Soup

Say goodbye to ho-hum chicken soup with this delicious Greek-style version.

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.

Dilly Seafood Pasta Salad

Pack this chilled salad, featuring shrimp and pasta shells, for your next picnic at the beach. 

Cashew Chicken & Broccoli Stir-Fry

No one will mind eating veggies tonight —not when they're in a stir-fry with golden chicken, curly noodles and a flavorful sauce with a special ingredient... peanut butter!

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