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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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Loaded Baked Potato Chowder

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

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.

Chipotle Chili Cornbread Bake

Two family favorites, chili and cornbread, come together in this microwaveable one-dish meal.

Autumn Risotto with Chicken & Cranberries

Here is an easy, delicious and healthy way to make use of leftover chicken or turkey.

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.

Pasta Primavera

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Who wouldn't want to eat their veggies when they're tossed with pasta and a delicious cheesy sauce?

Chicken Parmesan Soup

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Give this soup some crunch with homemade croutons made in the microwave!

Summertime Spaghetti

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Light and delicious spaghetti made in the microwave!  

Pan-Seared Scallops and Spinach

A hot skillet makes quick work of cooking scallops with beautifully browned edges for this elegant, restaurant-style entrée.

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.

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.

Chicken Tortilla Casserole

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

South-Of-The-Border Meat Loaf

Nobody will believe that this delicious meat loaf came out of the microwave! Tortilla chip crumbs and a poblano pepper add moisture.

Moroccan White Bean Turkey Chili

Filling and satisfying, a bowlful of this hearty chili will hit the spot on a cool day.

Microwave White Chicken Chili

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

Speedy Shrimp & Sausage Paella

This rendition of the classic Spanish dish achieves delicious, complex flavors with minimal effort.

Creamy Lemon-Pesto Chicken & Linguine

A rich, creamy sauce tops chicken and linguine to create a restaurant-style meal at home.

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.

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