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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

Southern-Fried Chicken Salad

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Crushed cereal gives the chicken a satisfying flavor and crunch without all the calories!

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