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.

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Turkey Meatloaf Muffins

Rating: 5 stars 35
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 5
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: 4.5 stars 15
These steak-wrapped asparagus 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 Countertop Induction Oven.
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Mexican Shakshuka

Rating: 4.5 stars 12
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.
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Ground Turkey Taco Meat

Rating: 4.5 stars 193
Flavorful seasoned ground turkey that's great in tacos or baked potatoes.

Korean Kebabs

Rating: 4.5 stars 12
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 stars 26
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 6
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.

Key West Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars 1576
This recipe from the Florida Keys has been given to almost everyone I know. It is the best marinade for chicken, and it only takes 30 minutes from prep till you can grill! It's a great blend of flavors with honey, soy sauce, and lime juice. If you have time, try marinating overnight for the fullest flavor.

Garlic Shrimp Kabobs

Rating: 4.5 stars 29
This is a quick and easy shrimp kabob recipe, perfect for beginners. Requires minimal ingredients, but is bursting with flavor. Serve over a bed of rice with fresh lemon wedges.

Vegetarian Gnocchi with Spinach and Mushroom-Butter Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 18
Spinach and mushrooms sauteed in butter make a cheesy sauce that coats every nook and cranny of pasta in this easy and quick vegetarian gnocchi recipe.

Slow Cooker Chicken Creole

Rating: 4 stars 362
The stewed tomatoes and jalapeno pepper give this slow cooker recipe its Creole zing, along with seasoning and other veggies. This is an easy and tasty Creole chicken recipe. Just put all ingredients into the slow cooker and let it simmer all day. It's perfect over egg noodles. Add extra water and veggies to the leftovers to make a tasty afternoon soup.

Inspiration and Ideas

Roast Chicken with Rosemary
Rating: Unrated 840
"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 3002
See how to make a quick-and-easy, oven-baked pork chop recipe.
Salmon Patties I
Rating: 4.5 stars 826

These salmon patties are delicious for lunch or dinner.