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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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!

Barbecue Pork Tenderloin

Our Deep Covered Baker allows you to prepare a pork tenderloin in the microwave, which gives you a head start on speedy sandwiches or salad.

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.

Quick Curried Couscous Skillet

Apricots and goat cheese add panache to this speedy dish.

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.

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.

South-Of-The-Border Meat Loaf

Nobody will believe that this delicious meat loaf came out of the microwave! Tortilla chip crumbs and a poblano pepper add moisture.

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