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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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?

Moroccan White Bean Turkey Chili

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

Zesty Ravioli Skillet

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This updated, easy ravioli recipe only takes 20 minutes and one pan to make.

Chipotle Chili Cornbread Bake

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

Chicken Piccata Pasta

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Creamy and lemony, this dish is a fresh take on piccata and is made in a fraction of the time!

Italian Pot Pie

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A family favorite made with an Italian spin, this dish is great for a busy weeknight.

Chicken, Pesto & Tomato Flatbread

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The secret to this delicious flatbread is the homemade pesto.

Cool & Crunchy Chicken Tacos

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Refreshing jicama and mango pair beautifully with the warm flavor of the cumin sauce, making these tacos true standouts.

Bacon, Linguini & Tomato Toss

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

Orecchiette with Spinach, Sausage & Tomatoes

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Adding some of the liquid from the canned tomatoes at the helps to cook the tomatoes and spinach without losing any flavor.

South-Of-The-Border Meat Loaf

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

Loaded Baked Potato Chowder

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

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.

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.

Microwave White Chicken Chili

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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