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.

Chicken Tortilla Casserole

This quick microwave casserole is based on Mexican chilaquiles, which uses broken tortilla chips for added texture.

Chicken, Avocado & Grapefruit Salad

The bright grapefruit vinaigrette heightens the flavors of this main-dish salad.

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.

Harvest Chicken Salad

Crimson apples and tangy orange dressing make this chicken salad the main attraction.

Hawaiian Luau Pizza

The sweet and smoky flavors in this pizza are sure to make it a favorite.

Mediterranean Hummus Pizza

Hummus spread and flavorful vegetables top a thin pizza crust for a satisfying meatless main dish.

New Orleans-Style Chicken & Sausage Gumbo

Smoked sausage, celery, green bell pepper and onion deliver big flavor in a flash.

Satay Chicken Pasta Salad

This delicious and colorful main-dish salad gets its distinct flavor from a simple dressing inspired by Thai peanut sauce.

Shrimp Panzanella Salad

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

Grilled Chicken Shawarma Wrap

Also known as a Middle Eastern “taco,” this authentically-spiced wrap is perfect for lunch or dinner.

Asian Cobb Salad

This colorful and healthy salad will steal the spotlight from overplayed restaurant salads.

Chicken, Pesto & Tomato Flatbread

The secret to this delicious flatbread is the homemade pesto.

Chipotle Chili Cornbread Bake

Two family favorites, chili and cornbread, come together in this microwaveable one-dish meal.

Creamy Broccoli & Sun-Dried Tomato Orzotto

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

Deluxe Cheeseburger Salad

This unexpected spin on the classic burger will delight even the pickiest eaters at the table.

Ham & Cheese Brunch Squares

Drop-in brunch guests on their way? No problem! This colorful dish comes together in no time and serves a crowd.

Microwave White Chicken Chili

Three whole heads of garlic may seem like a lot, but “roasting” them in the microwave lends a mild, mellow taste to this chili.

Thai Peanut Chicken Stir-Fry Salad

Served over crisp lettuce, this stir-fry is perfect for a quick weeknight meal.

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