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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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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 Florentine Wreath

This beautifully woven savory pastry is perfectly suited for a casual buffet-style lunch or brunch.

Italian Sausage Side-by-Side Calzones

With a clever technique to fill and make two calzones at the same time, preparing this main-dish meal will be almost as much fun as eating it!

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.

Farmstand Frittata

You may want to visit the farmer's market to select the freshest produce for this colorful, open-face omelet. 

Chicken Parmesan Soup

Give this soup some crunch with homemade croutons made in the microwave!

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.

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.

Mediterranean Hummus Pizza

Hummus spread and flavorful vegetables top a thin pizza crust for a satisfying meatless main dish.

Portobello-Chicken Panini

Tender portobello mushrooms help keep the chicken juicy in this crispy grilled sandwich.

Quick Curried Couscous Skillet

Apricots and goat cheese add panache to this speedy dish.

Rav'n Ravioli

This saucy ravioli bakes along with the garlic bread in our Oval Baker. The tender, refrigerated pasta doesn’t even need precooking.

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.

Tamale Verde Skillet

This quick, colorful dish is sure to be a main attraction!

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