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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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Sicilian Skillet Strata

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

Quick Curried Couscous Skillet

Apricots and goat cheese add panache to this speedy dish.

New Orleans-Style Chicken & Sausage Gumbo

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

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.

Mexican Chicken “Lasagna”

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

Loaded Baked Potato Chowder

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

Italian Pot Pie

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

Hawaiian Luau Pizza

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

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.

Ham & Cheese Calzone

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

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.

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.

Greek Chicken Pot Pies

Our lemony version of a classic comfort food is prepared in a surprisingly short amount of time.

Family-Style Taco

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

Deluxe Cheeseburger Salad

This unexpected spin on the classic burger will delight even the pickiest eaters at the table.

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