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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Brown Butter Tortellini with Spinach & Ham

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.

Grilled Chicken Penne al Fresco

Preparing a tomato-garlic sauce from scratch in the microwave will fill your kitchen with the aromas of an upscale Italian restaurant.

Shrimp Panzanella Salad

Using cooked shrimp makes this updated Italian-style bread salad faster to prepare. A lemony vinaigrette adds a fresh twist.

Skillet Lasagna

This family favorite delivers all of the flavor of lasagna in half of the time. Spicy turkey sausage boosts the flavor.

Chicken Piccata Pasta

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

Chicken, Pesto & Tomato Flatbread

The secret to this delicious flatbread is the homemade pesto.

Creamy Broccoli & Sun-Dried Tomato Orzotto

This quick-cooking “risotto” gets a burst of color from broccoli and sun-dried tomatoes.

Creamy Lemon-Pesto Chicken & Linguine

A rich, creamy sauce tops chicken and linguine to create a restaurant-style meal at home.

Autumn Risotto with Chicken & Cranberries

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

Bruschetta & Zucchini Pasta

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 Zucchini noodles and regular noodles combine for a lightened up Italian dinner. 

Caprese Pizzas

Refrigerated pizza dough gives you a head start on this Italian classic. The dough is cut into three long strips for a dramatic presentation.

Ham & Cheese Calzone

Rather than spending time assembling individual sandwiches, try this quick twist on hot ham and cheese.

Provençal Chicken with Brown Rice

Caramelizing the tomato paste gives this sauce a “slow cooked” flavor.

Rav'n Ravioli

This saucy ravioli bakes along with the garlic bread in our Oval Baker. The tender, refrigerated pasta doesn’t even need precooking.

Rigatoni with Tuna and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Tossing the pasta in the Stir-Fry Skillet with the other ingredients lightly sauces the pasta while delivering a lot of flavor.

Stovetop Pan Pizza

Homemade pizza – no oven required! 

Artichoke Chicken with Roasted Potatoes

This restaurant-style dish combines artichokes, Parmesan cheese and rosemary for an authentic Italian flavor.

Sun-Dried Tomato & Sausage Risotto

Flavorful Italian sausage and Arborio rice are simmered in the Deep Dish Baker for a no-fuss risotto the whole family will enjoy.

Zesty Ravioli Skillet

It's amazing that such a fresh and flavorful dish starts with frozen ravioli and only takes about 20 minutes to prepare.

Green, White & Red Lasagna

The Italian flag never tasted so good! A traditional Italian dish gets a new look with slices of polenta instead of lasagna noodles.

Antipasto Vegetable Pizza

This meatless pizza, decked out in colorful marinated vegetables, will look glorious on your dinner table.

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