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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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.

Fresh Pineapple Salsa

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Tangy and refreshing, this tropical-inspired salsa would be excellent served over chicken or fish.

Sausage and Apple Herbed Stuffing

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Turkey just isn’t complete unless it is passed with a pan of aromatic stuffing.

Tiramisu Brownie Trifle

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Coffee liqueur makes a bold statement in this dramatic dessert. If desired, use our nonalcoholic variation, as shown in our Cook's Tip.

Sausage & Pepper Biscuit Frittata

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Fast and easy, this versatile dish can be served for a weekend brunch or weeknight dinner.

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.

Classic Mini Cheeseburgers

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A quick, innovative cooking technique delivers big cheeseburger taste in fun, bite-size appetizers.

Brown Sugar-Dijon Brie

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Appetizers don’t get any easier than this. Start with brie, add toppings, surround with slices of French bread, and bake!

Strawberry Cream Trifle

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This pretty pink trifle showcases the summery combination of strawberries and cream.

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.

Quiche Lorraine Tartlets

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Our petite version of the classic is sure to brighten up your next brunch!

Triple-Citrus Mojitos

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This citrusy cocktail puts a twist on a Cuban classic and is perfect for a hot summer day.

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.

Warm Nutty Caramel Brownies

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A nut topping, chocolate caramel candies and a chocolate drizzle all top these decadent brownies with a hidden candy surprise.

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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