300 Calorie Main Dish Recipes

With more than 4,160 trusted main dish recipes with 300 calories or less per serving, you're sure to find a new favorite way to prepare dinner.

Staff Picks

Turkey Meatloaf Muffins

Rating: 4.94 stars
Nobody will beg for the end pieces anymore, because they all come out like end pieces with these individual serving turkey meatloaf muffins.


Rating: 4 stars
Yummy, healthy, comfort food. This simple dish of beans and rice is tasty and helps cleanse the body and heal digestion for all body types. I also love this dish for an easy, healthy, pantry meal I can throw together when I have nothing else in the house. Top with ghee, salt, liquid aminos, or whatever you like. I like lemon pepper, sriracha sauce, and feta cheese.

Grilled Asparagus Steak Bundles

Rating: 5 stars
These steak rolls are packed with bold flavors and make for the perfect well-balanced entrée or tasty appetizer. Serve over rice or with a fresh arugula salad. This recipe was made in a Panasonic CIO.
Sponsored By Panasonic

Mexican Shakshuka

Rating: 4.36 stars
This Mexican-inspired shakshuka is a tomato-y one-skillet poached eggs dish that's full of all the flavors you expect from Mexican recipes. Diced tomatoes, onions, and smoked peppers, plus cumin, chili powders and Spanish paprika. And together, they make this one hearty meal to feed a crowd from one skillet. Serve with warmed corn or flour tortillas and butter-fried hominy.
Sponsored By Hunts

Ground Turkey Taco Meat

Rating: 4.7 stars
This recipe has fewer calories because of the ground turkey and amazing flavor! It is a little spicy, but our family enjoys it this way. Because it has so much flavor, you cannot even tell it's not ground beef. It tastes great as a topping on baked potatoes as well as tacos. Enjoy!

Korean Kebabs

Rating: 4.33 stars
This is a juicy dish and really easy to prepare. I have made these for years and they're still a huge favorite with family and friends. I serve them with mushroom rice and garlic bread. This is a sauceless recipe but the meat is so succulent you don't need it.

Paleo Spaghetti Squash Primavera

Rating: 4.23 stars
This was certainly the hit of the party. I served this paleo pasta primavera with my paleo pork roast loin and it disappeared right in front of me! Keep warm until ready to serve.

Simple Meatballs with Zoodles

Rating: 4.5 stars
Meatballs are one of those foods that really remind me of childhood. Spaghetti and meatballs are definitely one of those 'comfort foods.' Try this simple recipe for your next family dinner or make 1/2 the batch and save the leftovers if you are eating solo. Pour your meatballs and sauce over spiralized zucchini noodles for an ideal paleo meal.

Klupskies (Polish Burgers)

Rating: 4.49 stars
This recipe is a family favorite that was passed down over the generations. Grandma and Pap just ate them plain, with a fork (sometimes dipped in ketchup), but our family likes to top these burgers with cheese and serve on a hamburger bun in a the traditional way. I have also seen these referred to as Kotlety Mielone. These can also be cooked on the grill.


Rating: 4.68 stars
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.

Chile-Garlic Shrimp

Rating: 4.59 stars
This is one of my favorite recipes that can be made as an appetizer of a main course. My wife and I have been making these delicious shrimp for a few years now and the entire family loves it.

Salmon Patties I

Rating: 4.56 stars
These salmon patties are delicious for lunch or dinner.

Inspiration and Ideas

Roast Chicken with Rosemary
Rating: Unrated
"This was excellent. It was easy to prepare, tasted wonderful, and made a very lovely presentation over garlic mushroom rice pilaf." – Jenny
Marinated Baked Pork Chops
Rating: Unrated
See how to make a quick-and-easy, oven-baked pork chop recipe.

Stuffed Peppers

Rating: 4.34 stars

Green peppers stuffed with ground beef and rice and topped with a seasoned tomato sauce.