200 Calorie Main Dish Recipes

Looking for main dishes with 200 calories or less per serving? Allrecipes has more than 1,200 trusted recipes with 200 calories or less per serving complete with ratings, reviews and cooking tips.

Staff Picks

Tuna Recipes

Marinated Tuna Steak

Rating: Unrated
This mixture of orange juice, soy sauce, and garlic gives this marinade a wonderful taste.
Tomato Pasta Salad

Italian Pasta Veggie Salad

Rating: Unrated
This pasta salad recipe calls for a fat-free Italian dressing, your choice of veggies and some fresh ground pepper. Sound good?!
Caribbean Recipes

A Jerky Chicken

Rating: Unrated
A great Jamaican style dish. A spicy blend of herbs, vinegar, and a habanero pepper make this chicken dish unforgettable. Serve with rice, yum!
Scandinavian Recipes

Karjalan Pies

Rating: Unrated
These savory pastries were my favorite thing to eat in Finland. Rice porridge surrounded by a rye flour crust, baked until slightly browned. In Finland, they're often eaten at breakfast or lunch. Delicious topped with ham, cheese, or just (real!) butter.
Baked Salmon

Parchment Baked Salmon

Rating: Unrated
Salmon baked in parchment paper is the best way to steam in great taste.
Mexican Recipes

Mexican Chorizo

Rating: Unrated
A mildly hot, and very delicious, Mexican sausage. Excellent for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Can be made into patties and cooked in a skillet, or stuffed into natural hog or collagen casings and grilled at your next family gathering.
Chicken and Dumplings


Rating: Unrated
My mother was one of the best cooks I ever knew. When she made stews we mostly found dumplings in them. We never ate things from packages or microwaves and you sure could taste what food was. That's the only way I cook today - I don't use any electronic gadgets to cook with except an electric stove.
Chicken Breasts

Simple Baked Chicken Breasts

Rating: Unrated
Simple basic recipe for cooking up a bunch of skinless boneless chicken breasts.

German Spaetzle Dumplings

Rating: Unrated
Traditional German dumplings. You can also mince a few pieces of bacon in a pan, and heat the cooked spaetzle in the bacon drippings-only omit the butter, if preparing recipe with bacon.
Chicken Thighs

Crispy and Tender Baked Chicken Thighs

Rating: Unrated
A simple spice blend gives tons of flavor to the crispy skin and moist, juicy thigh meat. This is in the oven in just minutes for a delicious (and budget-friendly!) main dish.
Vegetable Casserole

Broccoli Chicken Divan

Rating: Unrated
A quick and easy chicken and broccoli dish that all will love!

Inspiration and Ideas

Sloppy Joes II

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Traditional Gyro Meat

Rating: Unrated

This Greek/Lebanese style meatloaf is sliced and served with pita bread, tzatziki, and tomatoes for a delicious gyro that is the closest I've come to emulating my favorite Mediterranean restaurant. The preparation time seems long, but most of it is resting time, so you can be doing other stuff! You can substitute pork or chicken for the ground lamb and beef if you prefer.