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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Bacon, Linguini & Tomato Toss

The ‘L” stands for linguini in this guest-worthy spin on the classic BLT sandwich.

Berry-Pine Nut Chicken Salad

Using cooked chicken and bagged lettuce shaves off a great deal of time for this colorful salad.

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.

Sicilian Skillet Strata

This no-fuss dinner is started on the stovetop, then finished in the oven in minutes!

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!

Crunchy Whole-Grain Chicken Bites

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

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.

Casbah Chicken & Couscous

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

Mexican Chicken Napoleons

Chicken and black beans are layered between crunchy tortillas and topped with fresh fruit salsa for a healthy and stylish double-decker tostada.

Turkey & Pesto Ravioli with Fresh Tomato Sauce

Wonton wrappers make it easy to make these healthy, great-tasting ravioli.

Twenty-Minute Barbecue Ribs

Our Deep Covered Baker allows you to prepare barbecue ribs in the microwave. Finish by grilling them indoors for great smoky flavor.

Ultimate Peppercorn Burgers

These bistro-style burgers are designed to be cooked until well-done, yet they are juicy and flavorful. How? A bread “paste” lends incredible moistness.

Warm Lemon Pepper Chicken Salad

Served warm, this main dish salad gets its fresh flavor from our Lemon Pepper Rub.

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