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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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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.

Hawaiian Luau Pizza

The sweet and smoky flavors in this pizza are sure to make it a favorite.

New Orleans-Style Chicken & Sausage Gumbo

Smoked sausage, celery, green bell pepper and onion deliver big flavor in a flash.

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.

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.

Autumn Risotto with Chicken & Cranberries

Here is an easy, delicious and healthy way to make use of leftover chicken or turkey.

Thai Peanut Chicken Stir-Fry Salad

Served over crisp lettuce, this stir-fry is perfect for a quick weeknight meal.

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