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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Southern-Fried Chicken Salad

Crushed cereal gives the chicken a satisfying flavor and crunch without all the calories!

Thirty-Minute Chicken

Our Deep Covered Baker and a flavorful seasoning mixture make this chicken easy and irresistible. This quick microwave method is a real time-saver, perfect for a weeknight meal or when a recipe calls for cooked chicken.

Chicken Parmesan Soup

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

Smoky Chicken & Bacon Tostadas

You’ll love every smoky, crunchy bite!  

Southern-Fried Chicken Salad

Crushed cereal gives the chicken a satisfying flavor and crunch without all the calories!

Sweet & Sour Pork & Pineapple Stir-Fry

Forget heavy, batter-fried sweet and sour entrées. Fresh pineapple and a tangy homemade sauce make our rendition the clear winner.

Chicken Avocado Caprese Salad

A classic Caprese salad, plus chicken and avocado equals a refreshing and filling summer meal!

Summer Fruit & Spinach Salad

This light, easy and delicious salad is perfect for brunches, bridal showers or a light dinner.

Grilled Vegetable Panzanella Salad

Panzanella is a hearty Tuscan bread salad that is popular in the summer. For a more substantial meal, add diced cooked chicken or Italian deli meats.

Chipotle Shrimp Scampi

The perfect blend of tangy and savory makes this dish a true standout.

Crunchy Whole-Grain Chicken Bites

These family-friendly chicken bites can be made Buffalo style with the addition of hot sauce and blue cheese.

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.

Pork Pot Sticker Stir-Fry

Using prepared pot stickers is a fun way to get a restaurant-style stir-fry in no time! 

Asian Noodle Bowl

Green onions, fresh gingerroot and Chinese cabbage make this aromatic soup similar to those served in authentic Asian noodle shops.

Harvest Pasta Skillet

Pumpkin adds appealing color and texture to this vegetarian dish.

Casbah Chicken & Couscous

This aromatic skillet entrée highlights flavors of Morocco with fresh mango and toasted almonds.

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