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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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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.

Family-Style Taco

This giant taco makes for a fun mid-week meal!

Ham & Cheese Calzone

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

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! 

Summertime Spaghetti

Light and delicious spaghetti made in the microwave!  

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.

Pecan-Crusted Mozzarella Salad

This salad is a play on textures. The coated fresh mozzarella rounds are pan-fried to be crisp on the outside and slightly melted on the inside.

Chicken Parmesan Soup

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

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.

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.

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