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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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Curried Chicken Noodle Soup

This family-pleasing soup proves that our Indian Mild Curry Rub is a tasty way to add flavor to classic recipes.

Family-Style Taco

This giant taco makes for a fun mid-week meal!

Ham & Cheese Calzone

Rather than spending time assembling individual sandwiches, try this quick twist on hot ham and cheese.

Quick Curried Couscous Skillet

Apricots and goat cheese add panache to this speedy dish.

Stovetop Pan Pizza

Homemade pizza – no oven required! 

Summertime Spaghetti

Light and delicious spaghetti made in the microwave!  

Sun-Dried Tomato & Sausage Risotto

Flavorful Italian sausage and Arborio rice are simmered in the Deep Dish Baker for a no-fuss risotto the whole family will enjoy.

Zesty Ravioli Skillet

It's amazing that such a fresh and flavorful dish starts with frozen ravioli and only takes about 20 minutes to prepare.

Chicken & Sweet Potato Pad Thai

This gluten-free sweet potato noodle dish curbs your Thai craving without the guilt!

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.

Harvest Pasta Skillet

Pumpkin adds appealing color and texture to this vegetarian dish.

Cool & Crunchy Chicken Tacos

Refreshing jicama and mango pair beautifully with the warm flavor of the cumin sauce, making these tacos true standouts.

Mexican Chicken “Lasagna”

A fun twist on lasagna starts with enchilada sauce and corn tortillas to create a quick microwave casserole.

Spicy Noodle & Edamame Salad

This cool salad starts with multi-grain noodles and edamame for a delicious meatless main dish.

Italian Pot Pie

A family favorite made with an Italian spin, this dish is great for a busy weeknight.

Loaded Baked Potato Chowder

Thick and satisfying, there's nothing like a hearty chowder to warm up the family.

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