300 Calorie Vegetarian Main Dish Recipes

Looking for vegetarian recipes with 300 calories or less per serving? Allrecipes has more than 640 trusted vegetarian recipes with 300 calories or less per serving complete with ratings, reviews and cooking tips.

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Zavioli with Spinach and Ricotta

Rating: Unrated
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A low-carb take on ravioli. Thin strips of zucchini are stuffed with a classic magro (lean) filling and pesto, topped with tomato sauce and cheese, then baked. Top with fresh hot chile peppers or pepper flakes and more Parmesan cheese.

Ta'ameya (Egyptian Falafel)

Rating: Unrated
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Falafel, or ta'ameya as we call it in Egypt, is an all-time favorite street food. In most parts of the Middle East, falafel is made with ground chickpeas. However, in Egypt, we make it with dried fava beans. They are best served with pita bread, tomato, onions, and tahini sauce.

Broccoli Cauliflower Chickpea Bowl

Rating: Unrated
6
Broccoli Cauliflower Chickpea Bowl with a rich and creamy Tahini Lemon Sauce! This simple roasted vegetable and chickpea bowl is gluten-free, vegan, and low calorie. A super easy and satisfying meal guaranteed to keep you full for hours. Great for lunch, dinner, or snacking! Store chickpeas, vegetables, and dressing separately to retain freshness up to a week.

Paleo Teriyaki Stir-Fry Zoodles (Gluten Free)

Rating: Unrated
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This is a paleo-friendly, gluten-free Asian-inspired zoodle recipe. Don't worry about going back for seconds with all those veggies! This is my new go-to!

Eggplant Tacos

Rating: Unrated
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This is a fun, healthy recipe to change up your Mexican meals. Bet you almost can't tell that there isn't meat! Use as substitute for meat in tacos, enchiladas, or your favorite Mexican meals. Fill taco shells with eggplant mixture and top with your favorite fixings!

Delicata Squash Burger Patties

Rating: Unrated
3
Hey vegetarians! I came up with a scrumptious way to eat burgers. And this weird striped little squash. I'm not a vegetarian anymore, but I still make it often because it's so good! Serve in burgers, or by itself with a side of green salad, rice or potatoes. This also makes for a wonderful ravioli stuffing.

Simple Falafel (Chickpea Burgers)

Rating: Unrated
5
These burgers are so easy to make and so good! The sour cream and salsa dip is the perfect addition to these. Serve patties warm with sour cream and salsa dip in a pita with fresh greens, or however you desire. The burgers themselves are vegan, just exclude the sour cream dip. Enjoy!

Aloo Gobi

Rating: Unrated
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Traditional Indian dish made of spiced cauliflower and potatoes. This dish is steamed and then fried in oil making it intentionally dry and somewhat crispy. WARNING: This dish is extremely spicy, which is the way I like it. However, if you don't like your food that spicy, feel free to cut down on the serrano pepper and/or cayenne pepper. Also, I would recommend serving this with a side of raita or plain yogurt to cool the mouth down after eating.

Authentic Mexican Chili Rellenos

Rating: Unrated
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This is an authentic Mexican recipe that has been handed down for generations in my family.

Roasted Cauliflower Steaks

Rating: Unrated
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You might've tried boiling, mashing, and even turning cauliflower into 'rice'. For a different take on cauliflower, try these oven-roasted cauliflower steaks seasoned with a simple lemon-garlic sauce. Serve the steaks with chimichurri sauce or topped with roasted cherry tomatoes, sliced green olives and crumbled feta cheese.

Black Beans and Rice

Rating: Unrated
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The perfect meal! Preparation Time: 20 minutes. This recipe is from The WEBB Cooks, articles and recipes by Robyn Webb, courtesy of the American Diabetes Association.

Ginger Veggie Stir-Fry

Rating: Unrated
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I just whipped this up one day when I felt like a stir-fry but did not have all the ingredients called for in some of the stir-fry recipes on this site. I used certain veggies I had on hand, but any seasonal veggies may be used. It has a mild ginger flavor that can be enhanced according to taste, and is filling yet light on the tummy! Tofu may be added. Serve over a bed of steamed jasmine rice.

Inspiration and Ideas

Spinach and Mushroom Quesadillas

"Simple, real tasty and quick... what more could you ask for?" – MATTHEWF335

Spaghetti Squash I

"Very good!! I absolutely loved this recipe. I've never made squash before and I found this recipe to be very easy." – MICHI IN MIAMI

Quick Black Beans and Rice

Rating: Unrated
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Some say beans and rice is the most nutritious and well balanced meal in the world! Try adding your favorite chutney or salsa to this dish when you serve it!