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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Mexican Quinoa Bowl

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This healthy, gluten-free recipe is a one-pot wonder that comes together in a snap! Skip the sour cream and it becomes a great vegan option also. 

Summertime Spaghetti

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Light and delicious spaghetti made in the microwave!  

Chicken Parmesan Soup

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

Autumn Risotto with Chicken & Cranberries

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Juiciest Roast Chicken

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Our new Deep Covered Baker and flavorful seasoning mixture make roast chicken irresistibly moist.

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