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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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.

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.

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.

Grilled Chicken Shawarma Wrap

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

Turkey Taco Sliders

This kid-friendly meal mashup is a great way to help the whole family eat healthy.

Asian Cobb Salad

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

Chicken Piccata Pasta

Creamy and lemony, this dish is a fresh take on piccata and is made in a fraction of the time!

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.

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