30 Minutes or Less

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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Cheddar & Chive Bubble Waffle BLT

This fun spin on a classic bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich uses a savory bubble waffle instead of bread.

Cuban Sandwich

This recipe is a fresh take on a classic Cuban sandwich. Grilling the citrus for the marinade adds deep, caramelized flavor that makes the pork taste like it was cooked over an open flame.

Quick Cooker Mediterranean Chicken & Rice Bowls

Using a pressure cooker to make these rice bowls means that your meal comes together with only a little hands-on time, but still delivers fantastic Mediterranean flavor.

Broccoli Crust Pizza

This green pizza has a broccoli and almond flour crust that's topped with fresh mozzarella, avocado, red onion, and arugula. Lemon juice keeps the flavors bright.

Quinoa Fried Rice With Shrimp

Bump up your protein with this version of fried rice that swaps out rice for quinoa. If shrimp isn't to your taste you can use chicken.  

7-Layer Tex-Mex Salad

This crunchy, fresh salad is both colorful and satisfying! 

Pasta Primavera With Gremolata

This fresh weeknight meal is on the table in less than 30 minutes.

Quick Cooker Creamy Cauliflower Alfredo

This pressure cooker alfredo tastes rich, but the cauliflower and Greek yogurt keep it on the healthy side of decadence.

Quick Cooker Corn Chowder

This easy corn chowder comes together quickly in your pressure cooker.

Chicken Sausage With Peppers

This basic recipe is easy and delicious, but the best part is how versatile it is: Serve it over rice or pasta, put it in buns, or just eat it plain!

General Tso Chicken Stir-Fry

This gluten-free, one-pot wonder brings both great flavor and color to your weeknight table.

Butternut Squash Pasta With Brussels Sprouts & Bacon

This colorful main dish comes together quickly and calls for only 5 ingredients!

Chicken Sausage & Spinach Ravioli

This one-pot meal comes together in 30 minutes which makes it perfect for when you're short on time, but unwilling to compromise on flavor.

Beef & Mushroom Sliders

The mushrooms in this recipe aren't just for flavor—they replace half the ground beef. The flavor of the mushrooms complements the beef, so you end up with a seriously satisfying slider.

Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

Golden raisins add just the right amount of sweetness and depth to this speedy weeknight dinner that's made using ingredients you probably have in your pantry.

Quick Cooker Carnitas

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This carnitas recipe comes together quickly in an electric pressure cooker which makes it a great weeknight dinner option.

Sloppy Joe Skillet With Polenta

This satisfying main dish comes together in just 20 minutes!

Egg Roll in a Bowl

This fast, healthy version of an egg roll (in a bowl!) has serious potential to become your next weeknight favorite.

Pasta Romano With Bacon & Broccoli

This one-pot meal is comfort food that comes together quickly enough for a weeknight meal.  

Grilled Peach Salad

The dressing in this recipe uses browned butter, and while it sounds fancy, it's really easy to make. It’s a simple shortcut that deepens the flavor of sweet and savory foods. 

Toasted Orzo Skillet With Shrimp

Toasting the orzo develops an unexpected nutty flavor and golden color. Searing the shrimp is such an easy and fast way to get great flavor, color and texture. These two techniques step up this simple weeknight meal.

Chicken Verde Soup

Poaching the chicken in this recipe—or starting the chicken in cold water and bringing the temperature up together—gives you tender, juicy pieces in the finished soup.

Orange-Ginger Tofu Stir-Fry

Haven’t tried tofu? Try this recipe. This versatile vegan staple is like a blank canvas that absorbs the flavor of other ingredients. Draining the tofu and coating it in cornstarch helps develop a delicious crust when you sear it.

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